In Brief

Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Morning

An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Sunday morning, Jan. 17. This is a chance for residents to visit the Preserve and wander the trail at their own pace and enjoy the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty. Photographers: bring your camera to capture the morning light and citizen scientists, bring your iNaturalist app to add wildlife sightings!

The gate will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members will be available to answer questions and present this community resource. LA County guidelines are being followed requiring visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing when visiting the Preserve.
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. Those with mobility issues who require a closer parking spot should contact the Rosemont Preserve Committee.

Those planning on walking the trails should wear sturdy shoes.

This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages; no reservations required. Rain cancels. Sorry, no pets please.

For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at

Ascencia Holding Drive-in Event

The non-profit organization Ascencia, which has programs to lift people out of homelessness, is having a drive-in fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 6. In lieu of its annual in-person gala, the drive-in will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The theme is celebrating the superpowers of Ascencia’s homeless families who have successfully transformed their lives. Individual tickets are $150 for one car entry and driver (includes one boxed meal) and $100 for each additional passenger (includes boxed meal). Virtual Zoom tickets are $75 per person and include one cocktail.

Tickets can be purchased at Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Call (818) 246-7090, ext. 120 or email

Rain Barrel Distribution Event
Pasadena Water and Power, along with Foothill MWD, Crescenta Valley Water District, Liberty Utilities, Glendale Water and Power and Burbank Water and Power, is hosting a five-day rain barrel distribution event from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26. Customers bill be given the opportunity to easily pre-order a rain barrel and all rain barrels will be delivered directly to customers. The cost of the rain barrel is $65 and partial and full amount rebates are available.

Visit, click the “Events” tab and select the water agency that serves you or call (919) 602-6316.