In Brief

Rosemont Preserve Restoration Day

The community is invited to the Rosemont Preserve Restoration Day on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. to help protect the natural habitat at Rosemont Preserve. Volunteers will be tending to native plants, removing invasive plants and doing some light trail maintenance.

Wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended). Tools will be available, but volunteers are also asked to bring theirs.

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.

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


A River Runs Through It

The Los Angeles River runs through the Glendale Narrows on its way to the Pacific Ocean. On Saturday, May 13, volunteers will be working along the paved trail as it parallels the river. All are invited beginning at 8 a.m. sharp to pull weeds, clear brush and clean the trail. All work will be completed by noon. This event is free and there is no need to pre-register – just come on down and join the other volunteers along the river!

Glendale Narrows Riverwalk is located at 300 Paula Ave. in Glendale (corner of Garden Street).


MSAR Subject of HSCV Meeting

At the next meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley at the Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta, members of the Montrose Search & Rescue team will speak about the many rescues performed over the years from finding lost hikers to locating crashed airplanes.

Since 1947, the Montrose Search and Rescue team has been serving the community. The presentation is on Monday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

The Center for Spiritual Living is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta. The presentation is free and all are welcome.


New Project on Pennsylvania

Crescenta Valley Water District will be breaking ground on a new project that consists of replacing an eight-inch water transmission main, installed in 1948, along the northbound side of Pennsylvania from Encinal Avenue to Community Avenue.

The construction project will begin on May 15 and approximately 1,450 linear feet of eight-inch water transmission main will be replaced. This project is part of CVWD’s ongoing water main replacement program.

The contractor, Brkich Construction, will begin exploratory excavation work on the northbound side of the 4300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue to verify the depths and locations of the surrounding utilities. Exploratory excavation will begin Monday, May 15 and continue along Pennsylvania Avenue from Encinal to Community until May 19.

Construction of the new water transmission main is scheduled to start on May 21 at the intersection of Encinal and Pennsylvania, which means that there will be temporary traffic delays for traffic traveling northbound on Pennsylvania Avenue between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. during the week. Traffic lanes will remain open on weekends.

CVWD and Brkich Construction anticipate that the project will be completed by the end of July 2017.

Residents are encouraged to call Christina Olmedo, project manager, for construction related questions, (818) 248-3925 or email Please check the CVWD website at for further updates.


Alex Theatre Receives Award

The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation will be presenting its two annual awards at the Alex Theatre on Sunday, May 21 in concert with the regularly scheduled Alex Theatre Backstage Tour.

LAHTF is a non-profit, tax exempt membership and volunteer-driven organization that formed 29 years ago to protect, preserve, restore and sustain the operation of historic theatres. It honors both a theatre and an individual annually in recognition of the ongoing work of preserving and revitalizing historic theatres in Los Angeles County.

This year, LAHFT is recognizing the Alex Theatre, Glendale Arts, and historic activist Andrea Humberger.

This event is open to the public. For additional information, contact