IN Brief

CVCA Hosting Candidates Forum
The Crescenta Valley Community Assn. is holding a Glendale City Council candidates forum tonight, Thursday, May 1 starting at 7 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.

A special election to fill the last 10 months of Rafi Manoukian’s Glendale City Council term has been added to the June Primary ballot. Councilmember Manoukian was elected as city treasurer in 2013 and Frank Quintero was appointed to fill the slot until an election. Those who have recently moved are reminded to re-register; everyone eligible to vote in the election needs to learn about the candidates and issues, and vote on June 3.

Submit questions to or come to the forum and submit it from the audience.

For more information on CVCA and to participate in discussion of local land use issues, like us on Facebook and/or join the CVCommunityAssoc on Yahoo Groups. For more information on the special election see the city  clerk’s website

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

 Annual SELPA Conference Planned
The 8th Special Education Conference sponsored by the Foothill Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), Community Advisory Committee will take place on Saturday, May 3 at 8 a.m. on the campus of Hoover High School, 651 Glenwood Road in Glendale.

Foothill SELPA is comprised of special education students and their families from Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada unified school districts.

This year’s event is titled “Navigating the Seas of Change.” There will be a wide range of topics covered, including autism, behavior management and transition to the world of work. A special focus of this year’s conference will be on developing parents’ skills and knowledge.

There will also be an Exhibitor Fair with many local agencies and resources represented. All parents and teachers are encouraged to attend, especially those involved in special education.

For information and registration, visit and click on “What’s New.” Call the Foothill SELPA office with questions at (818) 246-5378.

CVWD Board Meeting Change
The scheduled meeting for the board of directors of the Crescenta Valley Water District for Tuesday, May 6 has been changed to Monday, May 5.

Meetings are held at the CVWD administrative office at 2700 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.