In Brief

Debris basins tour coming up
On Saturday, Sept. 18 at 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles County Public Works will be offering the community a tour of the Pickens Debris Basin, which is being enlarged and improved, the Dunsmore Debris Basin, which performed admirably in last winter’s floods, and the sediment placement site at Deukmejian Park, a mountainous pile where ultimately all the solid runoff from our mountains currently ends up.
The tour begins at 9 a.m. at the Pickens Yard, located at 4628 Briggs Ave. (a driveway just north of the Sheriff’s Station parking lot where parking is available). An introduction to flood risk management and County infrastructure will be led by Flood Control District Area Engineer Art Vander Vis, followed by a look at the Pickens Debris Basin. From there, participants will drive to Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road to see Dunsmuir Debris Basin, and look at and learn about the sediment placement site next door. Maps will be available if needed.
It is advised to wear sun protection and comfortable shoes. This tour should conclude by noon.

CVWD offering rebates
The CVWD advises water and money can be saved by replacing everyday items such as clothes washers, toilets, and sprinkler nozzles. Rebates are available from CVWD, FMWD, and MWD. Save more by collecting rainwater or removing turf grass.
Detailed information with program requirements can be found on the District’s website at
Rebates are funded in part by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), Foothill Municipal Water District (FMWD), and Crescenta Valley Water District. Funding is limited and submitting a rebate application does not guarantee a rebate. Rebates are issued on first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted.

On Sunday, Sept. 12, it’s Kick Up Sunday at St. Luke’s of the Mountains. It is a time, after summer travel and vacations, to gather with members of the new St. Luke’s and its friends and neighbors to share the life of the new faith community. The morning begins on the patio at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by a procession into church to worship at 10 a.m. A barbecue with chicken and ribs will follow worship. Those attending are asked to bring a salad, side dish or dessert. St. Luke’s is located at 2563 Foothill Blvd.

Teen Training Screening
Free teen training screening  takes place on Sept. 15  at Verdugo Hills Hospital. The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will offer free open screenings to teens (ages 11 – 18), as part of its Teen Training program from 6 p.m. to  8 p.m. at the hospital.
The Teen Training program is designed to help teens increase their core strength, improve their agility and flexibility, and to decrease vulnerability to sports injuries. The program helps to build strength and decrease the risk of sports-related injuries.
For information, contact  the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at (818) 952-2294.
Classes are held inside VHH at 1812 Verdugo Boulevard in Glendale, 91208 – in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, located on the third floor of the hospital.

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