IN Brief

Date of DRB Agenda Item Changed

The agenda item originally scheduled for today, Thursday, Aug. 8 on the Design Review Board regarding the proposed expansion of 1809 Verdugo Blvd. has been postponed to Aug. 22.

“Staff wanted to do some more research with respect to a comment they received late in the process,” explained Glendale PIO Eliza Papazian. “DRB is scheduled for [Thursday, Aug. 8], but the item has been continued to the next DRB meeting on Aug. 22.”


Rosemont Preserve Restoration Day

The community is invited to the Rosemont Preserve Restoration Day on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. to help protect the natural habitat at Rosemont Preserve. Volunteers will be tending to native plants, removing invasive plants and doing some light trail maintenance.

Wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended). Tools will be available.

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.

This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages and no reservations required. Rain cancels event. Sorry, no pets please.

For further information contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at


Off-ramp Cleanup

The monthly cleanup of the La Crescenta Avenue 210 Freeway off-ramp is Saturday, Aug. 10. Volunteers meet at the 2700 block of Altura Avenue at 8:30 a.m. for instructions, safety vests and tools.


Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing

On Saturday, Aug. 10, the sky’s the limit when Glendale Trails and Open Space Program presents its Perseid Meteor Shower at Deukmejian Wilderness Park (on the picnic area) from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.
All are invited for crafts, demonstrations, astronomy themed snacks, and viewing of the meteor shower.

This will be a fun family event for all ages that provides an opportunity to stay in the park on a warm summer evening. This event is free but please call (818) 548-3795 to reserve a place.


Blood Donations Needed

Blood donations are desperately needed. The American Red Cross is hosting a drive on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library. No appointment is required. The entire donation process takes up to one hour.

To make an appointment, visit and use sponsor code lacrescentalibrary or call (818) 456-9091.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.


Bingo Benefits Veterans

The 8th Annual Community Bingo Night presented by American Legion Post 288 and VFW Post 1614 is on Friday night, Aug. 16 at Healy Hall – Holy Redeemer Church. Food and check-in is at 5 p.m.; the first game is at 6:30 p.m. The entry fee of $20 provides admission and bingo cards for 10 games. All bingo games pay $100 or more! See the ad in this week’s paper to get an extra card for the first game – sponsored by CV Weekly.

Food available for purchase plus raffle and more.

Healy Hall – Holy Redeemer Church, 2361 Del Mar Road in Montrose.