CHP conducting campaign
On Sept. 26, the Altadena area office of the CHP will conduct a special enforcement campaign on State Route 2 – Angeles Crest Highway. “We are experiencing a slight increase in the number of traffic collisions on the Angeles Forest roadways and the purpose of this enforcement is to combat the causes of those collisions,” said Captain Bill Dance, Altadena Area Commander. “We would like to remind all motorists to adhere to the speed limit and solid double yellow lines. Too often we respond to collisions involving motorists who have lost control of their vehicle due to unsafe speed or who collide into an oncoming vehicle as they drift over the double yellow lines.”
Two CHP officers will be manning a safety booth at Newcomb’s Ranch to provide information to all motorists and answer questions.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Next Coffee with the COPPS scheduled
The next Coffee with the COPPS will be held at Starbucks at 3747 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This Saturday morning’s Coffee with the COPPS gives residents the chance to learn more about Neighborhood Watch and preventing substance abuse in the community.
The Glendale Police Department sponsors Coffee with the COPPS and the department is dedicated to promoting the quality of life in Glendale in partnership with the community by proactively reducing crime with integrity and commitment to excellence.
Direct questions to Officer Matt Zakarian, (818) 548-4015, Glendale Police Department, Community Policing (COPPS), MZakarian@ci.glendale.ca.us.
E.T. Comes to Deukmejian
Movies in the Park presents “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982) in Deukmejian Wilderness Park this Saturday night, Sept. 25, at 7:30.
It has been almost 30 years since E.T. captured the hearts of the world and introduced a generation to the concept that aliens can be cute. The public is invited to enjoy this classic movie once again outside on a warm summer evening on the lawn with the stars above and the lights of the city below. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on.
This event is sponsored by the City of Glendale Community Services and Parks Department.
Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta.
GCC offering lecture
“Weight Loss Surgery: Benefits and Risks” is a free lecture at Glendale Community College to be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 28 as part of the monthly Science Lecture Series.
The lecture will be held at 12:20 p.m. in Santa Barbara Building room 243. Admission is free and open to the public. The speaker is a bariatric surgeon Dr. Ara Keshishian. He is medical director, bariatric and metabolic surgery at Verdugo Hills Hospital and has a private practice in Glendale.
Additional information may be obtained by calling (818) 240-1000. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road.