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Work Day at Preserve
The next restoration day at the Rosemont Preserve is this Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. More invasive plant removal is planned along with moving some mulch. Wheelbarrows and pitchforks are needed, so those who have them please bring them and park at the preserve itself rather than at Two Strike Park. Other tools and equipment will be available.

The Preserve is located in La Crescenta at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. Parking is available at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave.

Those who plan to attend should wear sturdy shoes, comfortable work clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended).

College Alumni Host Welcome Back Mixer
The Glendale Community College Alumni Council and GCC superintendent/president Dr. David Viar are hosting the Alumni Welcome Back mixer on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the J. Walter Smith Student Center.

GCC alumni, friends and community members of all ages are invited back to the college campus for an evening of networking and re-connecting with classmates, faculty and departments.

Admission is free. There will be a cash bar.

The event is coordinated by the newly formed Alumni Council and will include drinks, appetizers and entertainment.

For information call (818) 551-5200 or email

Catalytic Converter Theft on the Rise
Burbank police report that catalytic converter theft is on the rise as the price of platinum, rhodium, palladium, and the metals found inside them rises.

Police departments are advising residents to be aware that thieves target vehicles to steal catalytic converters for the value of recycling the precious metals within the catalytic converter.

Catalytic converter thieves are known to strike in broad-daylight, in busy areas. SUVs and other vehicles with high ground clearance are especially vulnerable because they sit higher off the ground (making for easier access) and the bolts that connect the converter are easily removed. The most commonly targeted vehicles are late-model Toyota and Nissan SUVs and trucks.

Suggestions to deter theft include having effective security lighting installing video surveillance cameras welding bolts onto the converter, and etching the VIN onto the converter making it easier for police to ID and return it to the owner.

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