In brief

Rain is expected Thursday night into Sunday. The rainstorm will drop about a half to one inch of rain in Crescenta Valley.
“It will be a good soaking,” said Stuart Seto, National Weather Service
The heaviest part of the storm is expected north of Point Conception.  Snow levels are to remain high above 6,000 feet.
Although the rain is predicted to be light residents in the mudflow area are reminded to keep a watchful eye on the mountains around their homes. Public works has been out cleaning the debris basins since the last rain storm and will continue to monitor the area.

The city’s design review board #1 recommended that a Lowell Avenue homeowner completely redesign a proposed second story addition and drastically reduce its size.
Jesse Yzaguirre was asking for board comments on an unpermitted addition to 4104 Lowell which the city stopped him from building several years ago.
The property had a legally permitted size of 980 square feet. The owner wanted to build a second story addition to bring the size up to 5,918 square feet.
The board members said they would not approve anything larger than 3,000 square feet, and also called on the owner to revise the design elements of the project. Construction was stopped by city order in 2007, and the city attorney is pursuing legal action against the unpermitted work.
The home is on a flag lot just north of the Foothill (210) freeway, and is not visible from the street.

Caltrans will be sending out a maintenance crew to inspect and repair the traffic control light at the eastbound Foothill (210) freeway entrance at La Crescenta Avenue. Several Crescenta Valley Weekly readers reported that the light had been out for some time.
Patrick Chandler, maintenance spokesman at Caltrans, said any  resident who notices a non-working light can call Caltrans at (213) 897-3630 or visit the California Department of Transportation website at and report the problem online.

The City of Glendale Community Services & Parks Department is sponsoring the annual Winter Wonderland event at Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Over 60 tons of manufactured snow will transform the west side of the park into a winter carnival setting.  Children are invited to play in active and passive snow areas, and participate in various snow themed activities. Plastic snow discs will be provided for the downhill slides. Display booths and refreshments will be available. Admission to the event is free; however, there will be nominal charges for some of the day’s activities. An adult must accompany all children. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled.
For information, call (818) 548-2792.