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Scouting for Food
The Scouting for Food pick up is this Saturday, Nov. 14. Residents who had a bag left on their porch are asked to fill it and leave it on the porch for pick up by local scouts. For those who did not receive a bag but still want to donate, bring items to the American Legion Hall at 4011 La Crescenta Ave. from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Sue’s Garden of the First Baptist Church-La Crescenta is the recipient of all donations.

Rosemont Preserve Workday
Volunteers will be at the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to broadcast wildflowers and plant the south slope in preparation for El Niño.

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). Shovels, spades, loppers, hatchets, clippers are needed. Other tools and equipment will be available.  Rain cancels.

Workdays Scheduled by City of Glendale
The Riverwalk Workday is on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk. Volunteers will be down by the Los Angeles River for a morning of maintenance in the landscaped areas from 8 a.m. until noon

Then on Saturday, Nov. 21 is the Wilderness Workday at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. The focus will be eliminating non-native invasive weeds and watering recently planted trees from 8 a.m. until noon.

Looking ahead: On Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. until noon is the

“Holiday Hike 2015” at Deukmejian Wilderness Park.

For more information on these events, call the City of Glendale Community Services and Parks Dept. at (818) 548-3796

Fossil Hunting in the San Gabriel Mountains
The next meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. will examine fossil hunting in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Millions of years ago, our rugged mountains were the bottom of a sub-tropical sea. Today trained fossil hunters can find rich beds of fossilized sea life – shells, shark teeth and whale bones. Our presenter Charly Shelton will bring some of his finds and tell us about his fossil hunts in the mountains just above us.

The meeting is held at the La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living, at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta avenues, at 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta. Free to attend.

MVSNA Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the Montrose/Verdugo City/Sparr Heights Neighborhood Association is Wednesday, Nov. 18. It will be held at the Twelve Oaks Lodge, 2820 Sycamore Ave. from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The MVSNA endeavors to represent the neighborhoods of Montrose, Verdugo City and Sparr Heights. All are welcome at the annual meeting to discuss neighborhood issues, meet neighbors and elect board members.

The program includes an introduction of the Twelve Oaks Foundation board, discussion on development of 2612 Honolulu Ave. (former site of The Mix) as well as neighborhood issues that include an update on the Rockhaven property.

For further information, call (818) 249-5443 or email

Full Closures on the Foothill Freeway (I-210)
The California Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans) will fully close a short segment of the westbound I-210 for pavement grinding. Scheduled closures are subject to change and/or cancelation.
Today, Thursday, Nov. 12 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Westbound I-210 to the Westbound I-210 Connector
Profile grind the existing concrete pavement.
Detour: Motorists will be detoured to the Fair Oaks Avenue off-ramp. Travel north on Fair Oaks Avenue then go west on Mountain Street to the westbound I-210 on-ramp. Signed detours will be posted.
Eastbound SR-134 to the Westbound I-210/SR-710 Connector
Profile grind the existing concrete pavement.
Detour: Motorists will be detoured to the eastbound I-210 and exit at the Lake Avenue off-ramp. Travel north on Lake Avenue to the westbound I-210 on-ramp. Signed detours will be posted.
The night closures are necessary to minimize traffic delays and provide a safer work zone for construction crews and motorists while working along the I-210. Residents and local businesses located near the freeway may notice noise, vibrations and dust associated with construction activities. Noise levels will not exceed state and federal regulations.

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