City plans 24-hour line
Glendale residents will have a 24-hour city access telephone number within about 30 days, the council decided Tuesday, March 16. The line is intended to offer live operators for emergency calls on weekends and evenings, and will be manned by existing staff. There is no added cost figure at present, though overtime costs could accrue if city employees are called out for emergency responses.
Issues that could require immediate response include unpermitted construction and removal of unprotected trees, while less urgent matters will be referred for response the next business day.
Providing the service will be employees of public works, water and power and neighborhood services. Police and fire emergencies will continue to go to 911.
A phone number has been selected, and will be announced when the program is ready for calls.
Special Olympics volunteer information night
Special Olympics will be coming to Crescenta Valley High School again this year. Volunteers are needed to assist athletes, help in the food booths and to cheer competitors. A volunteer information meeting is Tuesday, March 30 at CVHS at 7 p.m. in room 3101, the choir room. The event is on Saturday, May 1. For information, contact Carole McCauley at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the high school Tiffany Cervenka at email@example.com. Volunteers are needed for both morning and afternoon shifts.
Volunteers can be of high school age or older, however those under 18 will need a waiver signed by a parent or guardian prior to the event. High School students can earn community service hours.
Montrose plans for ‘paint’ job
This Saturday, March 27 participants and supporters of the Foothill Relay for Life will be celebrating its annual Paint the Town Purple event. This event is designed to create awareness in the community for the May 15-16 Relay For Life 24-hour walk-a-thon at Clark Magnet High School. In the evening will be a scaled down version of the organization’s luminaria ceremony on the northwest corner of Oceanview Boulevard and Honolulu Avenue.
Annual Rummage SaleCrescenta Valley High School Korean Parents’ Club is holding its annual rummage sale on March 27, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2751 Foothill Blvd. All proceeds from the rummage sale will go to annual scholarship funds, which sponsors CVHS students each year. Whoever has any items (used and new) to donate can contact Helen Chu at (818) 817-1763.
Public’s help requested
The Department of Public Works encourages members of the public to report any unsafe practices by trucks emptying local debris basins. It is important that all reports include a description of the truck identification and a vehicle plate number. Public Works relies on the public for this information and can be contacted at (626) 458-4001.