IN Brief

Lions Hosting Fire House Fundraiser
The Lions Club is hosting a mixer tonight, Thursday, June 14 at the Fire House youth center in La Crescenta. The mixer is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $15 with proceeds benefiting the Fire House.
The Fire House is located at 2563 Foothill Blvd. at the corner of Rosemont Avenue of the grounds of St. Luke’s of the Mountains.


Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Morning
Come celebrate at the “open gate” event on Sunday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is a chance to visit the Rosemont Preserve and wander the trail, enjoying the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty. Participate in the Rosemont Biodiversity Project and become a citizen scientist!
Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members will be available to answer questions.
The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta, and then walk north two blocks to enter the Rosemont Preserve. Please bring water and wear sturdy shoes to walk the trail.
This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages. No reservations required, no pets please. Rain cancels.
For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at


Police Chief and City Manager To Speak
An opportunity for the community to meet and ask questions of Yasmin Beers, new Glendale city manager, and Carl Povilaitis, newly appointed Glendale chief of police, takes place on Thursday, June 21 at Brand Library Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Northwest Glendale Homeowners Association is holding this event as part of its 2018 annual meeting that is open to all Glendale residents.
Brand Library Auditorium, 1601 W. Mountain St. in Brand Park.


Portantino Suicide Prevention Bill Jumps Hurdle
On Wednesday, SB 972, the suicide prevention legislation authored by Senator Anthony Portantino, passed the Assembly Education Policy Committee. SB 972 would require public, charter, and private schools to print the suicide prevention hotline number and/or text crisis lines on student identification cards for grades seven through all college institutions. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24.
SB 972 has wide support including by the American Academy of Pediatrics California, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and California Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.


Brown Signs Friedman Bill
On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill by Assemblymember Laura Friedman that provides immunity from prosecution for prostitution to sex workers who come forward to report serious crimes.
Currently, many prosecutors provide immunity to sex workers who act as cooperating witnesses and do not prosecute for prostitution. AB 2243 would codify this common practice. Specifically, the bill provides protections for sex workers who want to come forward to report a crime of violence perpetrated against them during an act of prostitution, or want to testify as a witness to such a crime by barring evidence of criminal liability for prostitution if the sex worker engaged in the act is a victim or witness to extortion, stalking, or a violent felony.
AB 2243 passed the legislature with strong bipartisan support. The provisions of the bill will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019.