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Town Council Meets Tonight
The monthly meeting of the CV Town Council is tonight, Thursday, Sept. 15 at the La Crescenta Library. On the agenda will be information on the CV Community Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 17, a possible walking path at Two Strike Park and speed studies on Briggs Avenue.
All are invited to learn more about these projects and other activities. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library community room. The library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd.
Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon
An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18. This is a chance for residents to visit the Preserve and wander the trail at their own pace and enjoy the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty.
The gate will be open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members will be available to answer questions and present this community resource.
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. Those planning on walking the trails should wear sturdy shoes.
This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages; no reservations required. Rain cancels. Sorry, no pets please.
For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at
Child Safety Fair Coming to Area
The Keeping Kids Safe Project, a national child safety organization, will be in La Crescenta to provide local families free, FBI quality, digital fingerprinting for children during its free child safety fair.
The fair takes place on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at Bob Smith Toyota. Also expected are representatives from the La Crescenta Library and the sheriff and fire departments. California Operation Lifesaver will be onsite, helping educate families about railroad safety through interactive displays and giveaways. SAFE Kids will have safety information for children along with a bicycle helmet give-away. These organizations will be bringing out different activities for the children; all activities will be free.
For more information contact Lytishya Borglum of S.I.P. Kids & the Keeping Kids Safe Project at (217) 306-6735 or email
Bob Smith Toyota, 3333 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta
Workday at Deukmejian
The monthly workday will be on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Deukmejian from 8 a.m. to noon. Families, individuals, clubs, Scouts and students needing community service hours are welcome. Volunteers will water trees, remove invasive weeds and work on trail maintenance projects. No need to register; just come out to the park for a morning of fun in the sun.
Hosted by Glendale Parks & Open Space and the City of Glendale Community Services & Parks Dept.
Deukmejian Wilderness Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta.
HSCV Hosts
Paul Spitzerri
The next meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley will be held on Monday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta.
All are invited to hear dynamic speaker Paul Spitzerri, a director of the Workman-Temple Homestead Museum in City of Industry. He will tell the dramatic tale of these two intertwined families; from the days of the La Puente Rancho, their rise to prominence, dizzying fall, and resurgence in the 20th century. Their story is the story of old Los Angeles.
It will prepare those interested in a Homestead Museum tour on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m., an historic place second to none in the San Gabriel Valley.
The Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave. (corner of Dunsmore Ave & Santa Carlotta).
CVCA Plans Events
The Crescenta Valley Community Association will meet at the La Crescenta Library on Thursday, Sept. 22 starting at 6 p.m. for a discussion on the proposed condo project at 3037-3045 Foothill Blvd. followed at 7 p.m. by a pro/con presentation on upcoming ballot measures by the League of Women Voters, Glendale/Burbank chapter. All are invited to learn about these important issues.
The CVCA will also be hosting a special meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29 starting at 6 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library with State Senate Candidate Anthony Portantino. Please join us to hear his views on current issues.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.
Work Planned by SCE
Southern California Edison will be performing maintenance on the electrical system in the area. In order to perform this work safely, SCE must temporarily turn off power. This outage will allow the modernization of the grid by making needed upgrades and repairs to increase reliability. Power outages may cause some inconvenience and therefore attempts are made for outages to be isolated down to the smallest area possible and the work completed safely and quickly.
The work will start on Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Seven residential customers will be affected and no commercial customers or Traffic Control meters will be affected.
The outage boundary is Knight Way north side, 190 feet west of Gould Avenue in La Cañada Flintridge.
Questions can be directed to (800) 611-1911.
Fundraising Dinner Planned for Mobile Command Post
The CV Sheriff’s Support Group is having a fundraising dinner on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the home of Fred and Linda Taix-Paccone. The country western themed event will include tri tip and barbecue chicken dinner, live band, country western dancing, silent and live auctions, bourbon tasting, a cigar corner and much more.
Tickets are $75 per person prepay; $100 at the door. Western attire required. Festivities begin at 6 p.m.
RSVP to Lisa Dutton at (818) 378-6054. Checks can be mailed to the CV Sheriff Station, P.O. Box 12458, La Crescenta, CA 91224-5458.
Dinner and Meeting Held by FoR
The Friends of Rockhaven is hosting a meeting of the members and a soiree opened to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. The soiree will include dinner and a silent auction.
Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. the doors will be open to the community. A brief meeting will be held then the rest of the evening can be spent enjoying music abd drinks, and bidding on art, wine, passes to fun places, items from supporters local and far.
No dinner tickets will be sold at the door so RSVPs are needed before Sept. 19. Dinner tickets are $50 per person. Checks can be mailed to Friends of Rockhaven, P.O. Box 573, Verdugo City, CA 91046 or purchased at

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