IN Brief

Glendale Cruise Night

The community is invited to Glendale Cruise Night, a free event held in downtown Glendale and sponsored by the City of Glendale in conjunction with the Downtown Glendale Association and presented by the Economic Development Corporation.

Cruise Night is Saturday, July 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and features pre-1980 cars, live music and fireworks.

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GUSD Seeks Input on Superintendent Qualities

The Glendale Unified School District is hosting a series of community meetings to gather input on the characteristics, attributes and skills that the next GUSD superintendent should possess.

The next meeting will take place on July 22 at the Toll Middle School auditorium. The last meeting will be held on July 28 at the Roosevelt Middle School auditorium. The meetings begin at 6 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend either of the meetings to offer insight as to what is wanted in the individual who will lead the GUSD.

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All Invited to CVCA Meeting

The Crescenta Valley Community Association will meet on Thursday, July 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library. All are invited to share information on land use issues in the Crescenta Valley and learn how to influence public policy.

Free and open to all stakeholders. For more info, contact Sharon Weisman at or call (818) 248-4967.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

Hand Cranked Films in the Park

The Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley and the County Dept. of Parks and Recreation are hosting the screening of vintage hand-cranked films. The films will be shown on July 25 at 8 p.m. at Two Strike Park. The community is invited to a selection of classic short films from the silent era and projected by a restored antique projector. The films will be projected by Joe Rinaudo and appropriate for the entire family. The films will also be accompanied by live music.

Bring a chair and blanket, and your favorite food or beverages.

This is a free event.

Two Strike Park is located at 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.

Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon

An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Sunday afternoon, July 19. 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 late afternoon light.

The gate will be open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.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.

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

Advice for Rattlesnake Bites

With the warm weather, USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital advises that if someone is bit by a rattlesnake, the best course of action is to call 911. The hospital will be informed that the victim was bitten by a rattlesnake.

USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital is one of only a few hospitals in Southern California with board certified medical toxicologist on staff, available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Medical toxicologists have specialized training in treating not only overdoses, but also envenomations. As such, USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital is uniquely qualified to care for patients with rattlesnake bites. The hospital supplies enough antivenom to treat multiple patients simultaneously.