IN Brief

‘Battle of the Badges’ Blood Drive at CV Station
The nation’s largest and most successful law enforcement blood drive – the “Battle of the Badges” – takes place at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station on Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station will have the Red Cross Blood Mobile parked at the station’s public parking lot. The community is invited to call to make an appointment to donate or just stop by.

Contact Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales at (818) 236-4019 or or Dep. Jesus Alcala at (818) 236-4021 or for further details or visit

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station is located at 4554 N. Briggs Ave. in
La Crescenta.

Trail Building and Maintenance Class
A class on trail building and maintenance takes place on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Glendale Sports Complex. Meet at the classroom at 8 a.m. to learn the basics of trail building from instructor Karen Buehler. The last part of the morning will be spent on the trails to practice the newly learned skills.

Space is very limited for this program and participants must be at least 16 years old. To reserve a place, call (818) 548-3795.

Glendale Sports Complex, 2200 Fern Lane, Glendale

County Adopts Historic Preservation Ordinance
An ordinance allowing property owners to seek historic designation for their properties, to designate landmarks or to create historic districts in communities, was approved by the board of supervisors.

In 2014, the board of supervisors approved an ordinance that made tax breaks available under the Mills Act, a state law that authorizes cities and counties to provide property tax discounts on condition the savings be used for preservation or maintenance of the historical property.

Official adoption of the ordinance requires an additional vote by the board at a later date.

Free Landscape Classes
Glendale Water & Power, in partnership with the Metropolitan Water District, is offering free California friendly landscape classes to Glendale residents.

Learn to become a more water wise gardener. Discover how to create a beautiful and easy way to maintain a California friendly garden without running up water bills.

To learn of available class dates and to reserve a spot, contact GWP by calling (818) 548-3300 or complete the online form or email with your full name, zip code, and phone number.

Register Now for Verdugo Mountains 10K
Registration is now open for the Verdugo Mountains 10K presented by the Parks & Open Space Foundation and Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center. The 3rd Annual Verdugo Mountains 10K will take place on Sunday, May 3. The run is 6.2 miles at 1,735-foot elevation gain. To learn more, visit