In Brief

District Holding Photo Contest
The office of Assemblymember Laura Friedman is accepting submissions for the first district-wide photography competition. The competition will challenge artists to use the medium of photography to capture and define their community and/or neighborhood. Only residents of assembly district 43 can compete.
Through Sept. 30, submit by mail or through the website:


Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon
An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Sunday morning, Aug. 5. 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.
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.
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


Night Sky Viewing Activities
This Saturday’s Trails and Open Space campfire on Aug. 4 is all about “Birds of Prey.” All are invited to head over to Pacific Park from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. to learn about hawks, eagles, falcons and owls. There is still time to sign up for this free event; call (818) 548-3795 to reserve a place. This will be an evening of songs, skits, smiles and s’mores.
Pacific Park, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale
Then on Saturday, Aug. 11 head to Deukmejian Wilderness Park to look up in the sky for the Perseid meteor shower. The “Meteor Madness” event is from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs and spend a couple of hours in the park looking for passing meteors. There may be some astronomers on-site and visitors can have telescopes set up on the lawn. RSVP for this program by calling (818) 548-3795.
Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta Valley Weekly


Royal Court Apps Now Accepted
Applications for the 2019 Tournament of Roses royal court are now available on the Tournament of Roses website.
All are encouraged to apply and participate in one of the initial interview sessions at Tournament House on Saturday, Sept. 8 or Monday, Sept. 10. Participants are selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, youth leadership, academic achievement and community and school involvement.
All individuals who participate in the initial interview sessions will receive a ticket for two people to attend the Royal Ball, a semi-formal dance hosted by the Tournament of Roses at the Pasadena Convention Center on Sept. 14.
The royal court application, eligibility requirements and additional information can be found at