In Brief

Time to Prune the Vines

A pruning of the vines at Deukmejian Wilderness Park takes place on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 9 a.m. It’s time to sharpen your pruners and bring them to trim the vines! This will be a great time to learn how to prune and help maintain the health of the vines, and ensure a good harvest come late summer. There will also be some weeding done and a general cleanup of the vineyard. Something warm to eat and/or drink will be provided.

Two local Eagle Scouts who, with their crew, added three additional posts to extend the vineyard to the pathway. The City is going to start adding to the existing drip system so the vines will have adequate irrigation.

All are welcome.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta.

CVCA Kicks Off 2016

The Crescenta Valley Community Association will have its first meeting of the year tonight, Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in the La Crescenta Library, community room. The meeting will include discussion on local issues as well as an opportunity for foothill residents to bring their own concerns.

For those who live in Glendale above Honolulu between Lowell and Pennsylvania avenues, the Far North Glendale Homeowners will hold their annual meeting from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. before the CVCA meeting. All are invited to the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., off of La Crescenta.

For further information, contact Sharon Weisman at or ask us on Facebook.

Fire Danger Rating Lowered

Effective Wednesday, Jan. 27, the fire danger rating on the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument was lowered from “Very High” to “High.”

Winter rain and snowfall have increased moisture levels in grasses and shrubs across the Southland. With more rain and snow anticipated, fire managers have decided to lower the fire danger level to reflect the change in conditions.

The designation of “High” is the third in a six-level, graduated fire-danger rating system, shown in the above graphic. The system becomes more restrictive as fire danger levels increase and decrease when the conditions change. Factors determining the levels include vegetation moisture levels, weather conditions and available firefighting resources.

For seven months the fire danger level has stayed at “Very High” due in part to the four-year drought that California has experienced.

Current restrictions are in place, however. To learn what they are, visit .

GWP Installs Electric Vehicle Fast Charger

Glendale Water & Power (GWP) recently unveiled a new Level 3 Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast Charging Station in the parking lot behind Glendale City Hall. Level 3 chargers, commonly known as DC fast chargers, provide an 80% charge in 30 minutes. GWP received grant funding from the California Energy Commission and utilized the funds to purchase and install the Level 3 charger through the Southern California Public Power Authority contract with Greenlots. Customers that use the fast charging station can pay for their charge by downloading the Greenlots mobile app or by using a credit card.

The Glendale City Council recently approved an electric vehicle plan in order to add 10 more Level 2 charging stations throughout local parking structures in the city, which will be located close to shopping and dining establishments.

For additional information regarding the upcoming charging locations, visit the GWP EV page.

Schiff Seeks Nominations for 2016 Woman of the Year Award

Every March, in recognition of Women’s History Month, Rep. Adam Schiff honors outstanding women from the communities of the 28th Congressional District. Rep. Schiff invites nominations from anyone residing in the district, which includes the cities and communities of Atwater Village, Burbank, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glendale, Griffith Park, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Los Feliz, Montrose, Pasadena, Shadow Hills, Silver Lake, Sunland, Tujunga and West Hollywood.

Constituents are encouraged to nominate women in their community. While there are no specific criteria for nomination, Rep. Schiff looks for women who through their work or volunteerism have improved the quality of life in the community. Nominations should include a written description of the nominee’s accomplishments, the home address, phone number and email of the nominee, and the nominator’s name and contact information. Please try to include specific examples of leadership and all of the nominee’s philanthropic efforts and service. Nominations can be sent to Mary Hovagimian at

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 15.