Crescenta Valley Drug
& Alcohol Coalition
Community Forum

A free drug and alcohol forum will be held on  April 13 at Verdugo Hills Hospital 4th floor from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The topics of discussion will include Social Hosting: Drug & Alcohol Parties hosted by adults for children. A  panel will discuss the laws and codes as well as the effects of drugs and alcohol on kids. In addition experts will help prepare parents for the social situations kids contend with. Parents with children of all ages are encouraged to attend.

According to, the average age at which teens start using tobacco is 12; the average age at which they start drinking is almost 13 and the average age at which they start smoking pot is 14.

CVWD: Construction
and Conservation

Foothill Municipal Water District, wholesaler of imported water to this region, will be lining about 700 feet of 24-inch diameter steel water main located in the Alta Canyada Freeway overpass, just north of Verdugo Boulevard. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin April 5 and will last for approximately 15 days. Lane closure is anticipated during construction; however, traffic will be controlled to allow travel in both directions.

For CVWD that means that starting Monday, April 5, the District will be without imported water from FMWD for approximately 15 days while FMWD performs necessary preventive maintenance on the Alta Canyada pipeline.

The District will activate its emergency connection with the City of Glendale as necessary to supplement local water supplies. The District is requesting that customers eliminate outdoor watering and reduce indoor water use as much as possible during the two-week period of April 5 through April 19.

Information regarding Foothill Municipal Water District can be found at

Street work
funding approved

The Glendale City Council Tuesday agreed to pay additional funding for a joint project with the county to resurface Montrose and La Crescenta avenues.

The project, completed in 2007, involved Montrose Avenue from Ramsdell to Florencita and La Crescenta from Montrose to Mayfield.

Total cost of the project was about $3.5 million, with the city contributing $650,000. The county billed Glendale for an additional $142,500 in closing costs.

Bids received on barn

HMI Construction Service is the apparent low bidder for the project to seismically strengthen the old stone barn at Deukmejian Park.

HMI’s bid was $1,273,500, the low of 11 received on the project, which is being paid for through grant funding.

After the bids are evaluated, an award of project will be recommended for the low responsive offer, with work to begin in May.