In brief

Relay for Life
this weekend

This weekend Clark Magnet High School will be filled with supporters for cancer research and awareness.  After months of fundraising and planning the Foothills Relay for Life will hit the track at Clark Magnet High School officially at 9 a.m. That is when the cancer survivors lap kicks off this community event. “We have 31 teams participating,” said Chris Waldheim, event organizer. “We are putting together the last minute arrangements.”   The 24-hour event gathers people of all ages and from all walks of life for the main goals of  bringing awareness of the fight against cancer, to honor those who have fought cancer and to give support to those battling the disease now. Waldheim would like to invite everyone to the event especially those who have never participated before. “Sometimes there is a feeling that you have to pay to walk but you don’t. All are welcome. Just come and walk around the track.” The money raised goes to the American Cancer Society.  On Saturday the cancer survivor walk begins at 9 a.m. That evening is the moving luminaria walk. Contributions are not required but always appreciated, Waldheim added.

Jet Propulsion
Laboratory’s Open House

This weekend the Jet Propulsion Laboratory opens its doors to the public during its annual Open House. This popular event celebrates JPL’s accomplishments with exhibits and demonstrations about the Laboratory’s ongoing research and space exploration. Many of the Lab’s scientists and engineers are on hand to answer questions about how spacecraft are sent to other planets, how scientists utilize space technologies to explore Earth and how researchers are searching for planets beyond the solar system. The Open House is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. JPL is located at 4800 Oak Grove Drive. For information visit


Under California’s “modified closed primary” system, voters may only vote the ballot of their particular party in the upcoming June 8 primary. Those who want to vote in the primary must register in the party in which they wish to vote. Registration forms are in post office. All voter registrations must be postmarked no later than May 24 to participate in the June 8th primary.

The Christian Clubs throughout the Glendale Unified School District will be hosting a fundraiser at Vietnamese restaurant Pho Citi on Saturday May 15 from 5-7 p.m. Pho Citi is located on 152 S. Brand in Glendale. The clubs will receive 25% of the profit made and all proceeds will help fund the upcoming event, “The Wonderful Cross” taking place on June 11-12 at the La Crescenta First Baptist Church. Believers and non-believers are welcome and encouraged to join the June event.