In Brief

CVCA Meets Tonight
The Crescenta Valley Community Association will have its monthly meeting tonight, Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. The CVCA is a cross-jurisdictional, volunteer organization that encourages collaboration between community groups so that the Crescenta Valley can be represented with one voice.
All are invited to community room of the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. (entrance off La Crescenta Avenue).
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Urban Hike Through South Glendale
On Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blogger-historian Scott Lowe will conduct an easy two-hour hike through the heart of Southern Glendale. Stops along the way include the Glendale Transportation Center (former Southern Pacific Depot), the Forest Lawn gates (largest wrought-iron gates in the U.S.) and the Richardson House (oldest wood-frame house in Glendale). At Brand and Broadway, hikers will take a Beeline back to the Transportation Center. Bring cash to purchase a Beeline ticket ($1 for adults and students, 50¢ for seniors 62 years and older and disabled passengers).
Space is limited! To reserve a spot, call (818) 548-3795.
Meet at 9 a.m. at the Glendale Transportation Center, 400 W. Cerritos Ave. in Glendale. This is a free event.
Sponsored by Glendale Parks & Open Space Foundation.


Free Movie Night at Twelve Oaks
Twelve Oaks Senior Living is hosting screenings of classic musicals for its residents, their loved ones and the community. The movie nights are complimentary to all and lemonade and popcorn are served. Screenings start at approximately 7 p.m. in the shaded outdoor patio adjacent to the Twelve Oaks Pavilion.
On Friday, July 27, “Easter Parade” starring Judy Garland will be shown.
Twelve Oaks Senior Living is located at 2820 Sycamore Ave. in La Crescenta.

Coffee and Conversation with Assemblymember Friedman
Learn what’s happening in Sacramento by attending Coffee and Conversation with Assemblymember Laura Friedman on Sunday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Barnsdall Art Park – Pine Grove in Hollywood.
Friedman will also take questions after the update.
Barnsdall Art Park – Pine Grove, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles


National Night Out
The annual National Night Out is on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Several local sites will be hosting activities centered on bringing together law enforcement and residents. National Night Out (NNO) is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime, drugs and disorder in their neighborhoods.
The Glendale Police Dept. and CV Sheriff’s Station will be taking part in NNO. Details will be in the Aug. 2 issue of CV Weekly.


Barger is Lone Nay Vote on Property Tax Increase
Supervisor Kathryn Barger cast the lone vote opposing a motion to place a measure on the November ballot that seeks to increase property taxes on residential and commercial properties to generate approximately $300 million a year to fund additional storm water projects.
“The proposed initiative far exceeds the requirements of the MS4 permit which governs pollutant levels in local waterways,” said Supervisor Barger. “The permit is based on assumptions that are antiquated and require updating before we go to the taxpayers for more money.”