CV Weekly Holiday Hours
In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, Crescenta Valley Weekly will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. Also note that editorial deadlines will be moved up by 24 hours.
The paper will be delivered as usual on Thanksgiving Thursday morning.
GCC to Host Kennedy Presentation
On Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, America watched a real-life nightmare unfold on television. Millions remember where they were, what they were doing and who they were with when they heard the shocking news: President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas, Tex. The intensity continued with the news coverage at Parkland Hospital, the capture of Lee Harvey Oswald, the swearing in of Lyndon Johnson as President and Oswald’s murder by Jack Ruby. The events were covered live by television networks that had only recently expanded their network newscasts to a half hour.
Dr. Mike Eberts, professor of Mass Communication at Glendale Community College, will play clips of the broadcast coverage and put them into historical context on Friday, Nov. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in Kreider Hall.
Admission is free and open to the public. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road.
Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon
The community is invited to come and spend a few hours at the Rosemont Preserve. There is an “open gate” event on Sunday, Nov. 24. This is a chance to visit the preserve and wander the trail to enjoy the tranquil setting, the wildlife and natural beauty. Photographers – bring your camera to capture the autumn afternoon light.
The gate will be open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members will be available to answer questions and show off this community resource.
The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave., La Crescenta. Those who plan on walking the trails should wear sturdy shoes.
Holiday Tree Lighting
The public is invited to join Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to officially kick off the holiday season in Los Angeles County with the annual lighting of the County Christmas Tree – continuing a tradition begun by late Supervisor Kenneth Hahn in honor of the county’s children.
Supervisor Antonovich will be joined by talented young performers from the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts to help flip the switch to light the 50-foot tree.
The ceremony takes place on Monday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. at Los Angeles County Music Center 135 N. Grand Ave. in Los Angeles.
Porto’s Holding Fundraiser
In response to the devastation by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Porto’s Bakery is gearing up to help those affected, just as it has been done countless times before with past tragic events, most recently the tsunami in Japan.
Each Porto’s Bakery location will donate 20% of the sales from regular size cheese rolls to the American Red Cross. The fundraiser sale will take place on Monday, Dec. 2, Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Portos Bakery has three locations: 316 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale, 3614 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank and 8233 Firestone Blvd. in Downey.