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Office Closed for Labor Day
The Crescenta Valley Weekly office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Don’t Bug Me!
Come join the last campfire of the summer when Glendale Parks & Open Space presents “Mosquitoes” at Deukmejian Wilderness Park from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. Dive into this topic as songs and skits are presented along with s’mores.

Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to make a “mosquito themed” craft or come at 7 p.m. for the start of the campfire. Call (818) 548-3795 to RSVP.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta

Parents, gusd stakeholders invited to meeting  
On Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m., a group of Sagebrush residents known as UniteLCF will present a petition to the Los Angeles
County Committee on School District Organization that proposes to transfer students who live in the Sagebrush neighborhood from the Glendale USD to the La Cañada USD.

The County Committee will hear public comments on the UniteLCF proposal at this meeting. Families and community members are invited to attend to share their thoughts with the
L.A. County Committee.

GUSD and LCUSD have discussed various options for the Sagebrush neighborhood of La Cañada Flintridge over the past three years; however, they have not been able to reach a mutually beneficial solution.

Stakeholders who care about the future of GUSD schools and students are asked to attend this important meeting.

Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) is located at 9300 Imperial Highway, Room 100 in Downey.

Tracker Turner Leads
Preserve Tour
The community is invited on Sunday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for another in a series of guided tours at the Rosemont Preserve. Join wildlife photographer and expert tracker Johanna Turner for a tour through the Preserve. Turner helps the National Park Service track and document mountain lions in the Verdugo Mountains. AFC has partnered with her and Denis Callet who have installed cameras on several AFC properties to document wildlife passage through these natural open spaces.

Learn what to look for when taking a stroll in the wild and the differences between animal tracks. Last tour Turner found tracks of three different bears.

Because of the intimate nature of this tour – looking for tracks along the trail – the group needs to be limited to 15. Those who would like to attend should RSVP to The first 15 to respond will be guaranteed a spot; a waiting list will be created in case of cancellations.

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, RSVP is required for this event. Rain cancels event. Sorry, no pets please.

For further information contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at

City Announces Maryland Paseo              
Maryland Avenue between Broadway and Wilson avenues in Glendale will be closed to through traffic for the trial of a pedestrian-friendly paseo. Events are planned through September and a full calendar is available on the City of Glendale website.

Visitors to the Maryland Paseo will find live music and interactive performances throughout the month of September. Vacant storefronts on the street have been converted to art galleries, and tables and chairs will be in the Paseo for passersby to enjoy lunch, dinner, or coffee outdoors.

Glendale City Services & Resources
On Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. the Glendale Public Works Dept., along with Fire and Community Development departments, will present a workshop on City services and resources at the Library Connection, 1100 East Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale. The presentation will be in Armenian and English. Admission is free. The Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Dept. since 2015 has planned a series of community gatherings to inform and educate Glendale residents on all services and resources available in the City of Glendale.

The City of Glendale provides a service for Glendale residents to have oversized household furnishings picked up and disposed of free of charge. The City also has a curbside recycling program. It is illegal to dispose household hazardous wastes in the garbage, down drains, or onto the ground. Hazardous materials, such as oil or paint, should be taken to the Environmental Management Center in Glendale for disposal.

Representatives from Glendale Beeline will demonstrate how easy it is to use the bus to get around town. The Glendale Dial-A-Ride has services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Meet the drivers, see the transit vehicles up close, and enter the drawing for free bus passes!

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