In brief

Rosemont Preserve Restoration Day

On March 17 there is an “open gate” event at the Rosemont Preserve. This is a chance for residents to visit the Preserve and wander the trail at their own pace and enjoy the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty. Photographers: bring your camera to capture the morning light and citizen scientists, bring your iNaturalist and Merlin apps to identify birds and add wildlife sightings!

Wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes for walking the trails.

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 and present this community resource.

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. and not in front of neighbors’ homes. Those with mobility issues who require a closer parking spot should contact

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

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


Arbor Day Celebration

A community-wide celebration of Arbor Day is being held on Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. at Casa Adobe de San Rafael Park, 1330 Dorothy Drive in Glendale. Contribute by purchasing a tree! There are two opportunities offered: 24-inch box size trees (“specimen trees”) for $150 or suggested donation of $75. Each contribution will be used to help reforest and care for all the trees in local parks and public areas. Donations of any amount will be much appreciated and publicly acknowledged at Arbor Day!

Those who would like a tree planted in 2024 should submit their donation by Friday, March 29. To donate by credit card, visit Forms can be filled out and mailed with a check to: P.O. Box 1307, Glendale, CA 91209.


Guided Autobiography (GAB) for Older Adults

Community members are invited to explore the fabric of their life in a six-week free series focused on writing and sharing their stories.

Guided Autobiography (GAB) for Older Adults meets at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., on Tuesday afternoons through April 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. They will participate in the method developed by Dr. James Birren, which aids in reflection and sharing experiences from each person’s journey. This process is facilitated by certified GAB instructors as a service of the USC-VHH Community Resource Center for Aging.

Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. To sign up, see library staff or register online at and filter by location or event date.


Lions Club Having Food Drive

The Lions Club is having its quarterly food drive in support of the Bailey Center in Tujunga. It is on March 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Luke’s of the Mountains, 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta (at Rosemont). Enter on Cross Street, behind Foothill Boulevard.

Preferred items include dry pasta, canned soup, canned meat/tuna, canned chili, Spaghetti O’s, granola bars, crackers, cereal/oatmeal, dry mac & cheese Rice-a-Roni, dry stuffing and canned fruit/vegetables. Monetary donations also accept. Make checks out to TUMC and in the memo section write Bailey Center.

Questions can be directed to Diana Tyson at or call by calling (818) 625-5221.


GWP Holds Community Meetings

Glendale Water and Power (GWP) announced it is conducting a series of community meetings to receive feedback and input directly from Glendale residents in the development of its Solar and Energy Storage Plan.

In August 2022, the Glendale City Council passed a resolution expressing its intent to adopt policies and practices aimed at achieving the goal of having at least 10% of GWP customers adopt solar and energy storage systems by 2027 and develop additional demand management measures with a minimum total peak dispatchable and peak-load-reducing capacity of 100 megawatts (MW). The goal of this solar and energy storage plan is to maximize the City of Glendale’s use of renewable energy to serve the current and future energy needs of Glendale residents.

Glendale Water and Power is hosting community meetings:

On Wednesday, May 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ­– Adult Recreation Center

On Thursday, May 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Sparr Heights Community Center

Glendale Water and Power’s Solar and Energy Storage Plan will include an evaluation of the adoption potential and consider several policies and incentives to achieve the adoption and capacity goals.