In brief

Field Trip Docent Training at Rosemont

On Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. training will be held to become a docent at the Rosemont Preserve. Experts Rich Toyon and Doug Given will walk through native plant and geology curriculum.

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.

Contact for alternate parking accommodations.


Glendale Recruits for First Poet Laureate  

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture has created the City’s first Poet Laureate Program. The selected poet laureate will serve as an ambassador for Glendale’s rich culture and diversity, promoting the art of poetry.  

Applicants for the post must submit examples of their work and the selected poet laureate will receive a $5,000 stipend for one year. During that time, the poet laureate will be asked to develop a project that engages community members of all ages in poetry writing, spoken word performance, and/or poetry appreciation. The poet laureate will also write a poem that celebrates Glendale’s rich culture and diversity and read poetry aloud at special events throughout the City.  

The selection panel will include Arts & Culture Commissioner Sevana Zadorian, Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson, poet and founder of The Los Angeles Press Linda Ravenswood, and poet and instructor at Glendale Community College Julie Gamberg. 

Qualified poets are individuals over 18 years of age who reside in Glendale, have a history of publishing and/or performing poetry, have experience with teaching, public speaking, and/or community service, and can commit to serving in the role for at least one year. Individuals from historically untapped communities (such as Black, Indigenous and People of Color, LGBTQIA+) are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 20. Details on how to apply are available at


Annual Speakers Club Contest

The Lions Club is holding its annual Speakers Club Contest on Saturday, Feb. 11. The contest is open to all students in the Crescenta Valley area who are in grades nine-12. The winner of the local club contest will receive $100 and move on to the Lions Club International Zone Contest held in mid-March. 

Those interested in participating or those who would like more information can contact

More details and official rules regarding the contest can be found at


CVCA Welcomes 2023

The Crescenta Valley Community Association will have its first meeting of the year on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. The meeting will include discussion on local issues as well as an opportunity for foothill area residents to bring their concerns. For those who live in the Glendale portion of La Crescenta between Lowell and Pennsylvania avenues, the Crescenta Highlands Neighborhood Association will hold its annual meeting from 6:30-7 p.m.  prior to the CVCA meeting. The agenda will include a vote and installation of the CHNA board members and a general update on the association. 

Please join us on Zoom. All are welcome. For further information and Zoom link, contact or make inquiries via Facebook. 


Arbor Day Celebration

On Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. Casa Adobe de San Rafael in Glendale is the location of the observance of Arbor Day by Glendale Beautiful.

Glendale Beautiful, in cooperation with the City of Glendale’s Community Services and Parks Dept., asks the public to attend the annual observance. Take part in this community-wide effort by contributing to the purchase of a tree or by supporting trees throughout the city. For donation and other information, visit

Casa Adobe de San Rafael is located at 1330 Dorothy Drive in Glendale.