Fundraiser for Drew’s Voice
Leo’s All Star is hosting a fundraiser on March 4 for Drew’s Voice, an organization recently established to fight bullying and bring awareness of the need to prevent bullying in the community and across the nation.

The public is invited to attend a car show at 11 a.m. and a wienie roast at noon at Leo’s parking lot. A battle of the bands begins at noon inside the bar and grill that is open to those 21 years and older.

Leo’s All Star Bar & Grill, 2941 Honolulu Ave., La Crescenta

Brush Clearance a Priority
Lower than normal precipitation has increased fire danger making brush clearance a vital component in fire prevention, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

In response to a series of recommendations made by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the United States Forest Service has agreed to expand brush clearance requirements. The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region has increased the minimum requirement around structures and adjacent to national forest from 30 feet to 100 feet.  Additionally, they designated 300 feet of defensible space around the communications infrastructures at the Mt. Wilson observatory.

In wake of the 2009 Station Fire, the Los Angeles County Fire Department conducted an investigation into the Forest Service’s response and made recommendations to improve outcomes in future incidents. Previously, the U.S. Forest Service eliminated restrictions on night-flying helicopters and agreed to allow the use of the CL-415 SuperScoopers if needed.

Coffee with the COPPs
on Saturday
New area commander Lt. Scott Bickle of the Glendale Police Dept. will be participating in the next Coffee with the COPPs taking place at the Starbucks at Boston Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Starbucks, 3747 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

Filming on Honolulu Avenue
Honolulu Avenue will be closed from the west end of Wickham Way to the east end of Las Palmas Avenue from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. today due to the filming of a commercial. From 10 a.m. to noon, the avenue within those boundaries will experience intermittent traffic closure (ITC). ITC will be about three minutes per closure.

Oceans and Global Warming Lecture at GCC
“Hot Water: The Oceans and Global Warming” will be presented at Glendale Community College from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 as part of the GCC Science Lecture Series.

The speaker is Dr. Josh Willis of Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL). He will discuss how global warming is affecting the oceans.

Willis is the project scientist for the Jason-3 sea-level satellite that is scheduled to launch in early 2014. He studies global warming and sea level rise using date from existing satellites at NASA’s JPL.

The lecture will be held in Cimmarusti Science Center room 177. It is free and open to the public.

Additional information may be obtained by calling (818) 240-1000.