In Briefs

Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon

An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday morning, June 6. This is a chance for residents to visit the Preserve and wander the trail at their own pace and enjoy the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty. Photographers: bring your camera to capture the morning light and citizen scientists, bring your iNaturalist app to add wildlife sightings!

LA County guidelines will be followed requiring visitors to wear masks and observe social distancing while visiting the Preserve.

The gate will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members will be available to answer questions and present this community resource.

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. Those planning on walking the trails should wear sturdy shoes. 

Those with mobility issues who require a closer parking spot should contact the Rosemont Preserve Committee.

This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages; no reservations required. Rain cancels. Sorry, no pets please. 

For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at



Pick Up Holds and Returns at Select Libraries

Sidewalk service at La Crescenta Library starts on Monday, June 8. Holds may be picked up Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers will be asked to call the Library upon arrival. More detail on the locations and pickup process is available at

Bookdrops will reopen for item returns on June 8 as well. All returned materials will be quarantined before being reissued, as recommended by health officials. Due dates on existing checkouts have been extended to July 15, but due dates on new checkouts will follow standard borrowing schedules. Customers should first check their account for item due dates.

New holds can be placed starting June 8 by using the library catalog at or over the phone. Customers with existing holds will be notified of availability.

This is the first step of a phased reopening, with additional locations and hours to be added at a later date. Libraries remain closed to the public, but staff is answering phones from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Friday.



Holiday Fireworks Show Canceled

The July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza, hosted by the CV Fireworks Assn., has been canceled. In the interest of public safety and respecting social distancing rules, the difficult decision was made to cancel this year’s fireworks event. Organizers look forward to bringing the community the biggest and best CV Fireworks show on July 4, 2021.