IN Brief

CVCA Announces Meeting

The Crescenta Valley Community Association will have its monthly meeting tonight, Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 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 encourage to attend the meeting in the La Crescenta Library community room (entrance off La Crescenta Avenue).

For more information, visit

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.


Workday Aligns with Station Fire Anniversary

All are invited for the August workday at Deukmejian Wilderness Park that marks the 10th anniversary of the Station Fire, which burned 160,000 acres, including much of Deukmejian.

With the help of volunteers, Deukmejian is making a stellar comeback. Volunteers have planted and watered over 100 trees, provided critical trail maintenance and removed invasive species from the Park, all crucial to Deukmejian recovering from the fire.

The work of watering and weeding will be continued on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be tasks for all ages and abilities. This is a great event for families, individuals, clubs and those needing community service hours. 

Everyone must sign a waiver and a photo consent prior to working. Minors must provide a waiver and photo consent signed by a parent or guardian.  Both forms can be found on the city of Glendale website or at

Deukmejian Wilderness Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta.


Photo Contest Announced

On Monday the Office of Assemblymember Laura Friedman is accepting submissions for the 43rd Assembly District’s Photography Competition. This will be the competition’s second year.

The 2019 competition calls for photographers from throughout the district to use their talent and skills to capture the identity of the communities that collectively define the 43rd District. Submissions must come from residents within Assembly District 43. All formats (digital, film) will be accepted. Photo content must be presentable to general audiences; no photos containing violence, profanity, or other explicit subject matter will be accepted. Winners of the competition will have their works displayed in the capitol and district offices of Assemblymember Friedman.

All ages and levels of proficiency are welcome to submit entries. Photographs will be judged anonymously by a panel of professional photographers. The works will be scored on their ability to communicate and capture the story of the artists’ neighborhood and community.

Submissions will be accepted through Assemblymember Friedman’s website or by mail to the district office through Sept. 20. Selections will be announced on Oct. 1.

To conclude the competition, Friedman will host a gallery event where 20 of the top scoring photographs will be on display and the winners announced.

Those interested in participating can submit their works through, or by mail at 300 E. Magnolia Blvd., #504, Burbank 91502.


Agreement Made

Supervisor Kathryn Barger directed the Dept. of Public Works to confer with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on implementation of tail pipe emission monitoring of sediment hauling trucks. On Aug. 16, an agreement was reached between the County and CARB.


Urban Wildlife Tracking & Photography at the Rosemont Preserve

All are invited on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. 11 a.m. for an informative tour about tracking and photographing the wildlife at the Rosemont Preserve. Join wildlife photographer and expert tracker Johanna Turner as she explains why wildlife comes into local yards and how to spot their tracks. She will talk about tracking mountain lions in the Verdugo Mountains and how her photos helped discover a new mountain lion in the Verdugo Mountains.

Because of the intimate nature of this tour – looking for tracks along the trail – the group will be limited to 15. Those who would like to attend must RSVP to The first 15 to respond will be guaranteed a spot; a waiting list will be created in case of cancellations.

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. Bring water, a hat and wear sturdy shoes to walk the trail.

For further information please contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at