IN Brief

Candidates’ Forums Planned

The Crescenta Valley Community Association is hosting a Glendale City Council candidates’ forum tonight, Thurday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the La Crescenta Libary. There will also be information on the ballot measures. The library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

On Monday, March 2 the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce is holding candidates’ forums for Glendale City Council and GUSD Board of Education at the Sparr Heights Community Center from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Sparr Heights Community Center is located at 1613 Glencoe Way in Sparr Heights.

On March 5 at 7 p.m., the League of  Women Voters will hold a Glendale City Council candidates’ forum in Glendale City Council chambers. At 8:15 p.m., the League will host a forum for GUSD board of education candidates. These forums will also be broadcast on GTV  6.

Questions can be submitted for the city council forum by emailing until
6 p.m. on March 4. Questions for the school board candidates can be submitted by emailing until
6 p.m. on March 4. Questions can be called in for either forum (818) 925-4598.

Glendale City Chambers is located at 613 E. Broadway in Glendale.

County Approves Motion to Streamline Permitting Process

To streamline and reduce the cost of obtaining a permit in Los Angeles County, the board of supervisors has approved a motion by County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich directing the CEO to identify a location at the Public Works headquarters in Alhambra to accommodate relevant staff from the departments of regional planning, fire and public health.

“Consolidating all the departments necessary to process permits in one location will streamline the permitting process for residents and small business owners,” said Antonovich. “This vital improvement will allow county staff to communicate effectively with the public, resolve issues quickly, and create uniform timeframes for permit processing.”

Additionally, the motion also directs regional planning and public works to report back to the board in 60 days on their progress implementing an electronic permit processing system.

Brand Library Art Galleries Call for Submissions

The Brand Library Art Galleries is accepting submissions from artists, curators, and artist groups for exhibitions to be held in 2015 and early 2016. The submission deadline has been extended to March 15.

Brand Library Art Galleries showcases work in a variety of styles and media by established and emerging artists, with a focus on Southern California-based artists, living artists, and recent work; however, curatorial proposals from outside the region will be considered.

All submissions will be accepted digitally, using a web-based application called CaFÉ (

For more information see the Brand Library & Art Center website or contact Cathy Billings, senior library, arts & culture supervisor, at (818) 548-2713 or email

Architectural Design In GCC Gallery Exhibition  

The Fifth Annual Architectural Student Projects Exhibition 2015 continues in the Glendale Community College Art Gallery through March 19.

The exhibition features architectural design projects by students Jesus Gaytan, James Anthony Kearney, Alenoosh Mardroosian, Mitchell Morales, Randall Scovill, Svetlana Smolskaya and Kristine Stepanyan. A reception for the students will be held today, Thursday, Feb. 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The gallery is located in the library building. Hours are Monday through Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5663 or send a message to Admission is free. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale.