IN Brief

CVTC Meets Tonight
The Crescenta Valley Town Council is having its monthly meeting tonight, Thursday, Oct. 23 at the La Crescenta Library. Among the items on the agenda are an update on the construction of the Crescenta Commons, information on the pancake breakfast on Nov. 1 and a candidate forum to introduce the six candidates to the public.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

Route 66
– The Road and Romance
There is no road in America quite like Route 66. The highway winds its way from Chicago to Los Angeles and captures an iconic piece of American history. On Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley will host a program featuring Ben Fitzsimmons who will talk about its history and its influence on our culture. Fitzsimmons is the senior manager of Programs and Public Events at Autry National Center.

The meeting will be held at La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta at Santa Carlotta Avenue.

Community Meeting for VHGC
Janek Dombrowa, architect for Snowball West Investments, LP, will give a presentation to the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. about their latest plan for developing the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. The meeting is open to the public and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

This is an important opportunity to learn about the developer’s revised project and to assess how the proposed development would impact the foothill communities.

The STNC meets at 7747 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga. Note that parking, as well as the entrance to the meeting, are located behind the building.

College and Career Fair at Civic
The 22nd Annual College and Career Fair sponsored by the Glendale Unified School District is coming to the Glendale Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is free to the community.

Over 100 colleges from all over the U.S. will be represented, with academic information as well as admissions requirements. Career options are also presented to students by local professionals who can advise them about educational requirements and vocational options. Financial aid seminars will be provided by Glendale College staff. The seminars are offered in English, Armenian, and Spanish.

Free parking in the adjacent structure. Call (818) 241-3111 ext. 566 with questions.

Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 Verdugo Road, Glendale

Business Luncheon Hosted by CVCOC
The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business lunch and presentation on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Professional

Development Center conference room. The guest speaker is Tom Lorenz, City of Glendale director of Communications, who will be speaking on the topic “Using Social Media in your Business.”

Lunch will be provided by Thee Elbow Room in Montrose. Cost is $5 for non-CV Chamber members; CV Chamber members are free.

Please RSVP to the CV Chamber office at (818) 248-4957 or email

Professional Development Center conference room, 2340 Honolulu Avenue in Montrose.

Schiff Extends Invite to Forum
Congressman Adam Schiff extends an invitation to the public to the forum “Syria and Iraq: Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis” on Friday, Oct. 24 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The forum will be held at Glendale Community College in the main theatre/auditorium. Special guest will be Rob Jenkins, deputy assistance administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Free admission.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Congressman Adam Schiff at (818) 450-2900 or (323) 315-5555.

Special Class Offered by FMWD
Foothill Municipal Water District with L.A. Fire County Fire Dept. and the MWD & Council for Watershed Health, in conjunction with member agencies, hosts “Ready! Set! Go!” The free class offers information on how to create a wildfire action plan.

The class is on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. Space is limited; register by calling (818) 790-4036 or email