IN Brief

CVTC Meets Tonight
The Crescenta Valley Town Council is holding its monthly meeting tonight, Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.

All are invited to learn of issues concerning the Crescenta Valley.

Closures on the Foothill Freeway
The California Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans) will continue intermittent closures of two lanes on the eastbound and westbound I-210 through Thursday, Aug. 27 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Scheduled closures are subject to change and/or cancellation.

Continuing through Aug. 27

Eastbound I-210

-Dunsmore Avenue undercrossing to the Lincoln Avenue-Howard Street undercrossing– Excavation of the median barrier, installing drainage system.

Westbound I-210

-Dunsmore Avenue undercrossing to the Ocean View Boulevard overcrossing– Set median concrete base.

Residents and local businesses located near the freeway may notice noise, vibrations and dust associated with construction activities. Noise levels will not exceed state and federal regulations. Water trucks will be used to minimize dust during working hours.

The nighttime closures are necessary to minimize traffic delays and provide a safe work zone for construction crews and motorists while working along the I-210.

For additional information, contact Jackie Beaver at (213) 897-7602 or email at

CVWD Solicits Proposals for a Water and Wastewater Rate Study
On July 24, the Crescenta Valley Water District (CVWD) released a request for proposals for professional services to evaluate water and wastewater rate structure alternatives. Elements of the rate study will include: long term financial stability; equity for all service classes; revenue sensitivity related to water conservation; and economic impact on the community. The CVWD board of directors will consider approval of a contract at the Sept. 15 board meeting. The rate study effort is scheduled for completion in March 2016.

Several public workshops are planned to solicit public input and provide information during the rate study process. Public workshops will be conducted in December 2015, as well as January and February 2016. The public will also have opportunities to provide comments at district board meetings.

CVWD completed a similar rate study in 2007 that included development of a financial rate model. Adopted water and sewer rates have been consistent with the 2007 rate study and financial rate model.

Rosemont Preserve Guided Walk Planned
All are invited to Rosemont Preserve from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday for another in a series of guided tours. Nicholas Hummingbird, habitat restorationist for the National Park Service, will be making a presentation that will focus on seed collection techniques and uses of native plants.

The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence.  As street parking is limited, park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta. Please bring water, a hat and wear sturdy shoes to walk the trail.

This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages; no reservations required. Rain cancels event.  Sorry, no pets please.

For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at

CVCA Meeting
The Crescenta Valley Community Association will meet on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library Community Room, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. The public is invited to join in the discussion of local land use issues. Light refreshments.

For more information, contact Sharon Weisman at or call (818) 248-4967.

Glendale Beautiful Holding Fall Dinner
The public is invited to attend this year’s fundraiser for Glendale Beautiful on Wednesday evening, Sept. 9 in the courtyard setting of the Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive. (Rain changes location to Glendale Civic Auditorium.)

Arrive at 5:30 p.m. for socializing and appetizers, buffet dinner is at 6 p.m. Enjoy the live sounds of LITRONIX (acoustic set).

Juan Gonzalez, Alan Loomis and Michael Nilsson will present Glendale’s “Space 134,” an exciting project in its initial concept phase envisioning a “freeway cap park” from Central to Glendale avenues.

Cost is $30 per person. There will be opportunity prizes; tickets are $1 each, six for $5. Funds raised will help support Glendale Beautiful’s docent program at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael.Please RSVP by Sept. 2 to Sharon Weisman at or call (818) 248-4967.