In Brief

Community Meeting

According to Supervisor Michael Antonovich, a community meeting will be held in approximately two months to get community input as to where a new dog park in Crescenta Valley should be and what it should look like.

Information Night

On March 1 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Crescenta Valley High School, the Glendale Unified School District will be conducting a meeting to address the state’s fiscal crisis and its impact on the district.

LA County opens disaster assistance center

Representatives from federal, state and county agencies will be available to help victims of the flood and mudflows. Engineers can help with structural questions and agents will answer questions concerning insurance coverage information. There will also be assistance with how to recover vital records and how to find volunteers to help clean damaged homes.  Some residents and business owners may qualify for a low-interest loan that can help with insurance deductibles. The center is located at Central Christian Church, 5027 New York Ave. in La Crescenta.

Drug and Alcohol
Prevention Coalition

All are invited to the Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition  tonight at 7 p.m. at the Crescenta Valley High School library. The community-based organization discusses critical issues pertaining to drug and alcohol use in the area with an emphasis on education of the problem. The coalition invites and encourages dialogue with community members on the issues our children are facing in the area.

Chicken Pox at CVHS

Crescenta Valley High School has four confirmed cases of chicken pox. Students who have not been immunized should get the vaccine. If students have a fever or rash, they should see a doctor and remain at home. The incubation period for chicken pox is 14-21 days. Any immunocompromised person or pregnant person should confer with a physician. Please inform the school if a case of chicken pox is confirmed.

Federal  reimbursement

Supervisor Michael Antonovich wants the federal government to reimburse Los Angeles County for the $30 million it cost to remove nearly a million cubic yards of mud, rocks and lumber from debris basins adjacent to the Station Fire that help protect neighborhoods in the foothill areas from mudslides during rain storms.

“The U.S. Forest Service’s failure to extinguish the Station Fire in its earliest stage resulted in a catastrophe that is still impacting our County residents and taxpayers,” Antonovich said. “It caused the build up of material in these vital debris basins that must be cleared to prevent flooding and protect life and property.”