IN Brief

CVCA Meets Tonight

The Crescenta Valley Community Association meets tonight, Thursday, Oct. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the La Crescenta Library community room, 2809 Foothill Blvd., at La Crescenta Avenue. Meet CVTC candidates and learn about a potential new business on Foothill Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Free and open to the public.

Mountain Lions Topic of STNC Meeting

The community is invited to join the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council Animal Issues Committee on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a presentation on local mountain lions. Experts in the field will be speaking including Robin Parks from the Mountain Lion Foundation and Johanna Turner from Cougarmagic. There will be a Q&A session. Local Fish and Wildlife as well as local LAPD representatives will also be present.

For more information contact Dana Stangel at or (818) 305-4377.

Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7747 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga,

CVWD Hosting Community Meeting

The Crescenta Valley Water District will be hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to discuss with staff members the upcoming construction of an eight-inch water main on the 2900 blocks of Paraiso Way and Santa Carlotta Street and the 4900 block of Glenwood Avenue. Local residents are invited to join us for discussion and refreshments. The meeting will be held at the intersection of the Paraiso Way and Glenwood Avenue in La Crescenta.

Lecture on Breast Cancer at USC VHH

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) will host a lecture on breast cancer featuring Christy Russell, M.D., on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The lecture, offered free to the public, is part of the hospital’s Health Talk community lecture series. Topics will include the effects of the following on the risk of developing breast cancer: environment, body weight, physical activity, alcohol and diet. The lecture will be held in the Council Room, located on the fourth floor of the hospital. Refreshments will be provided. Reservations are required. To RSVP, log onto or call (818) 952-2213.

USC-VHH is located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale. Parking is available in the structure behind the hospital.