IN Brief

Candidate Discussion
Hosted by CVCA
The Crescenta Valley Community Association will meet on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the La Crescenta Library for an informal discussion with the candidates for the Crescenta Valley Town Council and the Crescenta Valley Water District board. The meeting is in the Community Room accessed from the upper lot off La Crescenta Avenue.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sharon Weisman at (818) 248-4967.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

LCF Tournament of Roses Assn. Slates October
“Happy Hour”
On Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m., Jim Boreham is hosting a “happy hour” for the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association. Residents over 18 are invited to attend, no reservations required. Bring an appetizer to share and enjoy the fun in support of the 2014 Rose Parade float “Dog Gone” that represents this community.

For information, contact Bill Pounders at (818) 952-1649.

Explore the Rosemont Preserve
The public is invited to spend the afternoon at the Rosemont Preserve. An “Open Gate” event is on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2 p.m. to 4p.m. This is a chance to visit the preserve and wander the trail. The gate will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members will be available to answer questions and show off this community resource.

Everyone is welcome! Wear sturdy shoes.

The preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, park at Two Strike Park at 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.

L.A. County Voters Can Request a Vote by Mail Ballot

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean Logan reminds L.A. County voters to request a vote by mail ballot by Tuesday, Oct. 29 for the Nov. 5 local and municipal consolidated elections which include the CVWD elections.

Requesting a Vote by Mail ballot can be done online or by using the back of the official sample ballot. Registered voters can also apply in person at the RR/CC’s main office at 12400 Imperial Hwy., 3rd floor, Room 3002 in Norwalk.

L.A. County residents who applied for a vote by mail ballot can check the status of their ballot online at

Kiwanis to Hold School Board Candidate Forum
The Noon Kiwanis Club and the LCUSD PTA Council are sponsoring a midday candidate’s forum on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Van de Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens. The forum will be open to the public. Members of the public who wish to eat lunch can pay $15. Those wishing to attend the luncheon can contact Mary Gant at (818) 790-9901. Lunch will be available, but not mandatory for audience members.

RSVP is required so that the club can have an accurate head count.

‘Diamonds’ Sought
Glendale Educational Foundation is seeking nominations for its Diamond Awards that recognize graduates from local schools who have made a contribution in the fields of arts, science and technology and health and fitness.

Awardees must be graduates of Glendale Unified high schools, and must be able to attend the Dancing with Diamonds gala on Feb. 7 at the Glendale Hilton Hotel.

Call (818) 247-0466 for further information.

Healthy Choices Support Troops
Candy Buy Back Event – Friday, November 1st, 2013

This Y is offering a unique children’s program called “Healthy Halloween” that targets the piles of candy collected on Halloween and gives incentives to kids to turn in their extra candy for a chance to win a bicycle.

A “Candy Buy-Back” is being held at local elementary schools, the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA and the Verdugo Hills Family YMCA. Kids can turn in their candy at any of these sites and receive one ticket for each pound of candy surrendered. At the end of the program, each site will draw a winning ticket and award the winner with a new bicycle. The collected candy will be donated to Operation Gratitude and sent to deployed troops serving across the globe.

For more information, contact Craig Strazzeri at or phone (818) 790-0123.