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Public Invited to ‘Fill the Boot’
On Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Glendale firefighters are partnering with Muscular Dystrophy Association for the annual Fill The Boot drive to help raise money. Glendale Firefighters will be out on the streets with boots in hand to raise money for children with Muscular Dystrophy diseases.

Glendale firefighters will be in multiple intersections including Brand Boulevard and Americana Way, and Verdugo Road and Ocean View.

This is the seventh year the Glendale Firefighters Association has participated in this event, in total raising close to $60,000.

For more information, contact Steven Keys, City of Glendale firefighter and Glendale Firefighters Association board member at (714) 878-5384, or at

Winter Birds on the Los Angeles River
The community is invited to come down to the river on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for an interpretive program on the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk along the Los Angeles River.

Meet at 300 Paula Ave. (corner of Paula Avenue and Garden Street) for a walk with Raul Roa, bird watcher and photographer. Find out which birds are in this area for the next few months and practice your observation skills. Bring binoculars, a bird identification book and a camera.

This program is free, but you must call and reserve your spot at (818) 548-3795.

Time to Fall Back
On Sunday at 2 a.m., it’s time to turn clocks back ending Daylight Savings Time.

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.

Healthy Choices Support Troops
On Nov. 1, the local Ys are 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.

GWP Offers Pay Near Me
Glendale Water & Power (GWP) customers can now pay their GWP bill in cash at any nearby 7-Eleven store. The utility partnered with Pay Near Me, a California based cash payment processing network. Pay Near Me gives GWP customers the convenience of paying their utility bill 24 hours a day, seven days a week in less than 60 seconds at any 7-Eleven store.

Each GWP bill will have its own unique bar code printed on the back of the bill. Customers will now have the convenience of taking their GWP bill to any 7-Eleven store, have the clerk scan the bar code on the back of the bill, and customers can pay any amount up to the total in cash only for a small convenience fee of $2.99 per transaction. Customers should take the receipt provided by 7-Eleven as proof of payment. For more information on the Pay Near Me program, visit To find a 7-Eleven location visit,

‘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.

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