COOLING STATIONS OPEN THIS WEEKEND
In anticipation of triple-digit temperatures this weekend, the County of Los Angeles is opening several cooling stations. The stations are offered to provide relief from the heat for the elderly and others who face heat-related health difficulties and stress. In Glendale, two stations will be open: Glendale Parks and Recreation Community Services at 201 E Colorado Blvd. will be open on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at Sparr Heights Community Center at 1613 Glencoe Way on Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ROSEMONT PRESERVE RESTORATION DAY
All are invited on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. to help protect the natural habitat at Rosemont Preserve. Volunteers will be tending new trees, removing invasive plants and doing some fire hazard reduction.
Wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended).
The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.
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 RosemontFriends@gmail.com.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING ISSUED
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the area of Angeles Crest Highway between Mt. Wilson and Mt. Waterman from 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday to
8 p.m. Thursday evening (tonight).
The Weather Service has also issued an Excessive Heat Warning through Thursday. The “maximum temperatures will reach dangerous levels across much of Southern California this week,” according to the National Weather Service.
“Friday the high starts to weakened,” said Stuart Seto, weather specialist National Weather Service, Oxnard.
There will be a slight cooling from Friday into the weekend. Next week the temperatures should be back to normal, which, for the Crescenta Valley area, means the 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
DROUGHT-TOLERANT LANDSCAPING AND RAIN BARREL EVENT
Foothill Municipal Water District (Foothill MWD or District) is having a special drought tolerant landscape and rain barrel event at Descanso Gardens on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will include three classes in the Van de Kamp Hall that will cover the fundamentals of harvesting rainwater with rain barrels, greywater use and drought tolerant landscaping.
Residents must RSVP for the event to receive free admission to Descanso Gardens. Seating for the classes is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
RSVP to Foothill MWD at (818) 790-4036.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge
CLOSURES CONTINUE ON THE FOOTHILL FREEWAY
The California Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans) will continue intermittent closures of two lanes on the eastbound and westbound I-210. Scheduled closures are subject to change and/or cancelation.
Eastbound I-210 through Thursday, Sept. 17 each night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.:
Dunsmore Avenue undercrossing to the Ocean View Boulevard overcrossing – Excavation of the median barrier.
Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:
Ocean View Boulevard overcrossing to the Foothill Boulevard overcrossing – Install drainage system. Note: Day and night time work will be performed behind K-rail.
Westbound I-210 through Sept. 10:
Ocean View Boulevard overcrossing to Dunsmore Avenue undercrossing – 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 night time closures are necessary to minimize traffic delays and provide a safe work zone for construction crews and motorists while working along the I-210.