In Brief


This year’s battle of dueling art festivals in the Montrose area has apparently been resolved, with a decision by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce to withdraw its request for city approval of its event.

The chamber applied for use of the Paradise Ford property for a juried art show Nov. 14.

The city rejected the request after a protest from Dale Dawson, president of the Montrose Shopping Park Association, saying the event would compete with the weekly Harvest Market and the park’s annual Art and Crafts festival, as well as the holiday shopping season

The chamber appealed the decision, and then withdrew its action before it could come to council Tuesday.


Everyone is invited to join Glendale Parks and Recreation and the Historical Society of Crescenta Valley for Movie in the Park on Oct. 26. The classic Don Knott’s film, “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” fits in with the night’s Halloween theme. Glendale Councilmember John Drayman will begin the event as guest storyteller.

The movie was originally scheduled to be located at Deukmejian Wilderness Park but has been relocated to Dunsmore Park, 4700 Dunsmore Ave. There is no charge to attend.


Adults are invited to the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Council meeting that will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Crescenta Valley High School.  The council is a grass roots organization comprised of parents and community members who are concerned about keeping students safe from drugs and is also an outreach for families. For more information concerning this parent support group visit   For CV Prevention Council, visit


The Foothill Community CLEAN-UP DAY will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 24.  As Glendale’s official “Make A Difference Day” project, this event provides the opportunity for students, families, service organizations, businesses and other groups to make a difference by spending a few hours sprucing up the Foothill community.

Participants are encouraged to wear strudy shoes and to bring work gloves.  Lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration is required. For information, call Neighborhood Services at (818) 548-2877 or pre-register on their website,