In Brief

Donations On Hold at Central Library
The Friends of the Glendale Public Library is putting book donations “on hold” temporarily at the Central Library due to renovation work that has greatly reduced storage space for used books. Donations can still be made to other library, arts and culture locations during open hours. Used book sales at the popular Central Library Book Nook, on the Friends’ site and at other library, arts and culture locations will continue during the renovation.

Those who have a large donation can call the Brand Library at (818) 548-2051.

Deukmejian Workday
On Feb. 20, volunteers will be working at Deukmejian Wilderness Park for the monthly wilderness workday. Volunteers will be in the park from 8 a.m. until noon for tree watering and removal of invasive weeds.

There is no need to register, just show up and get to work. Tools, trail snacks and water will be provided.

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

Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon
There will be an “open gate” event on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 21 at the Rosemont Preserve. This is a chance to visit the Preserve and wander the trail at your own pace, enjoying the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty.

The gate will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members will be available to answer questions.

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 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 event. Sorry, no pets please.

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

Proposals Sought to Develop City Public Art Master Plan
The Glendale Arts & Culture Commission (ACC), an advisory board to the City Council of the City of Glendale (City), is seeking proposals from consultants or consultant teams with specific experience in public art master planning for the purpose of developing a Public Art Master Plan (Master Plan) for the City. The selected consultant will work with the ACC and the City to gather and use broad public and City involvement in the creation of the Plan. Proposals should include information demonstrating recent experience in public arts planning, community stakeholder outreach, and municipal coordination. Proposals must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30.

For more information, visit

Preparing for Arbor Day
Glendale Beautiful, in cooperation with the City of Glendale’s Community Services and Parks Dept., invites the public to participate in the annual observance of Arbor Day beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at the Casa Adobe. The tree donation deadline is Feb. 23 and the donation form is available at

Contact Roberta Medford, president of Glendale Beautiful, with any questions at (818) 248-8151 or email

The Arbor Day speaker will be Torin Dunnavant, director of Engagement & Partnerships at Tree People, a non-profit working for over 40 years to keep the Los Angeles basin green and climate-resilient. He will deliver an important message from Tree People on trees, the drought and El Niño.

Join in this community-wide effort by contributing to the purchase of a tree! Trees in 15-gallon cans are $45. Larger specimen trees are available on request at additional prices. This year’s trees may be located in available parks and library areas. Special requests for other locations will be evaluated on availability of space for additional trees. At Arbor Day donors will be presented with a certificate of appreciation.

Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale.

GEF to Honor Four
The Glendale Educational Foundation has chosen four award recipients for this year’s Denim & Diamond event taking place on March 4 at the annual gala held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

Distinguished Achievement in Health & Fitness will be presented to Michael Hull, a 1963 graduate of CV High School and former professional football player with the Washington Redskins and the Chicago Bears, now general counsel for Coldwell Banker Southwest Region.

Premier Rose Diamond Award will be presented to Philip S. Lanzafame, a 1978 graduate of CV High School and director of Community Development, City of Glendale, president GEF Summer School board of directors.

Distinguished Achievement in Science & Technology will be presented to Judy Thomsen, a CVHS 1972 graduate and a physical education instructor at Clark Magnet High School who creatively uses technology to enhance the performance of her students.

The Sapphire Award will be presented to Susan Hunt, executive director of Glendale Educational Foundation, who has been an influential force in maintaining continuity, focus and stability to the organization.

For tickets and further information, call (818) 247-0466.