In brief

CVCA to Meet Tonight

The Crescenta Valley Community Association will have its monthly meeting tonight, Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The meeting will include a discussion of the revised plans recently submitted for 3411-3437 Foothill Boulevard (at the NW corner of New York Avenue), the Verdugo Hills Golf Course property lawsuit and the California High Speed Rail draft EIR. 

Contact the CVCA at with questions and for Zoom meeting information. All are welcome.


Writing Poetry in Nature at the Rosemont Preserve

Pamela Shea, the ninth poet laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, will be leading a poetry workshop for all ages on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Rosemont Preserve. Participants will learn about various forms of poetry and will be taking a short walk to gain inspiration from nature. Bring a book or something to write on. Other materials will be supplied. To attend, please RSVP to

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

The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. Please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. Those with mobility issues and require a closer parking spot can contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at Wear sturdy shoes to walk the trail and bring water.


MSAR Holding Milestone Event

To celebrate 75 years of service, Montrose Search and Rescue team members are inviting the community to Crescenta Valley Park on Saturday, Sept. 24. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the public is invited to this free event that will feature information booths, like from the Glendale fire and police departments, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s K9 Unit, plus high performance vehicles, the mobile command, the mounted posse unit, food trucks, live music, a climbing wall for kids and adults, inflatable toys and a petting zoo.

CV Park is located at 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.


‘Touch A Truck’ and More

The Glendale Police Dept. and the American Cancer Society have partnered for “Touch-A-Truck” on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be fire engines, GPD vehicles, a street sweeper, cement mixer, a garbage truck and more big trucks and vehicles that kids can climb into and get their pictures taken.

Information booths will be on-site as well.

In addition to the booths, the Elks Lodge of Glendale will be hosting a pancake breakfast with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The breakfast will include eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice and coffee for a fee of $10 per ticket. The Soroptimist International of Glendale is also having a raffle and will also donate all proceeds to the American Cancer Society.


GCC Art Gallery Features Solo Show ‘Popular Vote’ 

“Popular Vote,” a solo exhibition featuring the work of Marisa J. Futernick, opens at the Glendale Community College Art Gallery on Oct. 1.  

Futernick’s work explores the promise of the American Dream and calls attention to the inherent flexibility and fickleness of contemporary political discourse.

“Popular Vote” runs from Oct. 1 through Nov. 18. Events include a public reception with the artist on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. There will also be a get-out-the-vote poster making workshop on Friday, Oct. 21 from noon to 3 p.m., and a panel discussion on art and civic engagement on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 12:20 to 1:30 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.  

The Art Gallery will be open Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. and is located on the third floor of the Library Building.  


Friends of La Crescenta Library

The Friends of La Crescenta Library invites the community to its members’ only library book presale. Membership is available, too, by joining at the door or at the library ahead of time. (Memberships are based on a calendar year.)

The members’ only presale is on Friday, Oct. 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the library, 2809 Foothills Blvd.

The library book sale is open to the general public on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.