In Brief

Nature Photography Class Offered
A new class on taking nature photographs is being offered by Trails and Open Space programs. This class will be on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. until noon at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. Bob Adams, professional photographer and world traveler, will teach the basics of nature photography.

All are invited to develop their passion for photography, learn about perspective and lighting and get some tips on using a camera. Whether a beginner or advanced, have a phone camera or one that is high-end, this class is for everyone. The first hour will be spent in a classroom and then on the trail for 1.5 hours practicing new skills. The final 30 minutes will be a time of review, questions and wrap-up.

To take this class, sign up by calling (818) 548-3795.

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

Rosemont Preserve Guided Walk
All are invited on Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for another in the series of guided tours at the Rosemont Preserve.

Learn to identify the local native plants of the Rosemont Preserve on this tour led by habitat restorationist Nicholas Hummingbird. Discussion will include various medicinal, spiritual and practical uses of native plants as they have been used in Southern California for thousands of years.

Hummingbird is a native plant activist and conservationist who has worked extensively on ecological restoration projects with Channel Islands National Park, Channel Islands restoration, Wishtoyo Foundation’s Chumash village in Malibu and several other organizations. As an indigenous Californian, culture has played a huge role for Hummingbird in protecting and restoring his ancestral home, as well as empowering all those who now call this place home.

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. in La Crescenta. Those who plan on walking the trail should wear sturdy shoes.

This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages; no reservations required. Rain cancels. Sorry, no pets please.

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

SCE Power Outage Planned
SCE will soon be performing maintenance on the electrical system in the area. In order to perform this work safely, power must be temporarily turned off. This outage will allow SCE to modernize its grid by making needed upgrades and repairs to increase reliability.

The outage is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be affecting 69 residential and two commercial customers along Belair Drive south of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge.

It should be noted that the power may be off for the whole period or may be turned off more than once. This planned outage may not begin exactly at the stated start time, and some conditions may cause this planned outage to be postponed. The times noted are the best estimate of SCE and circumstances may affect both the start time and the completion time indicated.

For current planned outage status, visit and enter the outage number 748704.

CV Alliance Strategic Partners Meeting
The next CV Alliance Quarterly Strategic Partners meeting is Friday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in the fourth floor council rooms. Topics include marijuana legalization and powdered alcohol. Come for the networking, information sharing, and free amenities. RSVPs appreciated at

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.