In Brief

Sagebrush Territory Transfer Petition to be Heard

The County Committee plans to hear the Sagebrush petition at its Oct. 2 meeting.

The petition will be heard in the County Committee offices at 9300 Imperial Highway in Downey.



City of Glendale Presents Future Plans

Bradley Calvert, Glendale’s new assistant director of Community Development, will talk about “Planning the Way Forward in Glendale” on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at Brand Library Auditorium. He will address design review protocols, housing density both in residential neighborhoods and the downtown area, mobility and other important development issues throughout the city.

This talk is open to all Glendale residents; it is also the Northwest Glendale Homeowners Association’s 2019 annual meeting. The Association endeavors to bring special speakers to the community who can enlighten everyone on city matters.

   For more information, call (818) 754-8274 or visit

Brand Library Auditorium is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Brand Park in Glendale.



Medicinal Hike Planned

On Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon, Dr. James Adams from the USC School of Pharmacy and coauthor of “Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West – Cultural and Scientific Basis for Their Use” will lead a hike through Deukmejian Wilderness Park.

Topics to be discussed on the trail include: ways that the Chumash Indians use native plants as medicine; the role these plants play in everyday healthcare; and tips on where to purchase and how people can grow their own medicinal plants.

The hike is on a moderately steep trail with uneven footing. There will be several stops to discuss the plants and their medicinal uses.

This event is free but space is limited; please call (818) 548-3795 to reserve a place.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta/Glendale



Open Gate Afternoon

An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday, morning, Sept. 7 from 9 to 11. 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 app to add our wildlife sightings!

Friends of the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy 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



Remembering Fire Captain Ted Hall and Fire Fighter Specialist Arnie Quinones

On Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, Fire Captain Ted Hall and Fire Fighter Specialist Arnie Quinones made the ultimate sacrifice when the vehicle they were driving tumbled 800 feet to the bottom of a canyon while battling the Station Fire, the largest wildland fire in the history of Los Angeles County.

Honoring the vow to “never forget” their dedication and commitment to wildland firefighting and acts of heroism in giving their all to protect the residents of Los Angeles County and their team members at Camp 16 that fateful day, members of the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. gathered on Aug. 28 and stood alongside the Hall and Quinones families at a newly erected monument in Acton Park to honor and celebrate their lives and careers.