In brief

Cleanup Canceled

The monthly off-ramp cleanup of the 210 Freeway at La Crescenta Avenue scheduled for Aug. 13 has been canceled.

The construction is still going on and the slope areas are dug up and uneven creating a hazard for volunteers.


Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Morning

An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 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 and Merlin apps to identify birds and add wildlife sightings!

The gate will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 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 with mobility issues who require a closer parking spot should contact the Rosemont Preserve Committee.

Those planning on walking the trails should wear sturdy shoes and bring water to drink.  

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

Beyond the Box – Utility Box Art Program

The Glendale Arts and Culture Commission has issued a call for artists to apply to paint murals on City of Glendale utility boxes. Interested artists must submit their applications by Friday, Aug. 5 and prime and paint the utility boxes from October 21- 23.

Glendale Arts and Culture Commission is now accepting artwork for Beyond the Box. Selected artists will paint murals on selected utility boxes throughout various locations in Glendale. Selected artists will each receive a $1,000 stipend to prime and paint a utility box.

The theme of this year’s Beyond the Box – Utility Box Art Program is Celebrating People with Disabilities.

Beyond The Box is supported by the City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission with funding from the Urban Art Fund.

To learn more and to apply, visit


Marrone Named Acting Fire Chief

Following the retirement of Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors has appointed Deputy Fire Chief Anthony C. Marrone to serve as acting fire chief over the County of Los Angeles Fire Dept., effective Aug. 1.

Chief Marrone steps into the role of acting fire chief with more than 36 years of experience. His well-established career combines broad experience in both emergency and business operations with an extensive list of accomplishments and assignments. Chief Marrone has also directly managed routine and complex wildland fires and other significant all-risk incidents.


‘Sherlock Gnomes’ Coming to CV Park

The Balcony of LA will be showing the movie “Sherlock Gnomes” on Saturday, Aug. 6 at CV Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta. This is a free outdoor movie night; food will be available for purchase beginning at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk.