In Brief

Dog Park Celebration
The County of Los Angeles Dept. of Parks and Recreation, East County Community Services Agency and San Gabriel Valley/Foothill Recreation District are hosting the 5th Annual Dog Park Festival. It takes place on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CV Park. There will be dog boutiques, freebies, raffle, competition, prizes, food, bounce house, music and more.
Free to attend.
CV Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta


Caltrans to Close Westbound Foothill Freeway (I-210)
The California Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans) announced plans to temporarily close the westbound I-210 (Foothill Freeway) connector to Del Mar Boulevard and California Boulevard exit for tunnel upgrades.
Continuing through Friday, Oct. 20, closures will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily (excluding weekend).
During the closures, crews will wash and repaint the tunnel.
The closures are subject to change based on the progress of the work.
Detour signs will be posted, but motorists may experience delays and should plan ahead.
The closures are part a $148.5 million pavement rehabilitation project for a 9.7 mile section of I-210 from the La Crescenta-Montrose area of Glendale to Pasadena.
The project is scheduled to be complete in summer 2018.
For more details about the I-210 pavement rehabilitation project, visit the Caltrans District 7 project web page at


CVWD Hosting Community Meeting
The District will be hosting a community meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. This meeting will provide an opportunity for the community to discuss with staff members and the contractor the upcoming construction of an eight-inch water main on the 2700 block of Brookhill Avenue and on the 5000 block of La Crescenta Avenue.
Local residents are invited to join for discussion and refreshments. The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in front of 2719 Brookhill Avenue at the cul-de-sac in La Crescenta.


Latina Power in STEM Conference Held at GCC
Glendale Community College is hosting the third annual Latina Power in STEM conference on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
An expected 200 middle school and high school Latina students will attend the event that will include presentations and workshops by STEM professionals.
The conference program includes hands-on activities for students in coding, robotics and more; STEM and college prep workshops for parents and educators; STEM professionals Q&A session (facilitated by TECHNOLOchicas); a presentation on GCC’s STEM degree and certificate programs; plus goodie bag, free continental breakfast and lunch.
For information, visit
GCC is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road.


Rosemont Preserve Restoration Day
All are invited on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to the Rosemont Preserve to help protect the natural habitat. Come and see the new trail and help remove some invasive plants and water young trees!
Please bring water to drink, wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended). Tools will be available.
Then on Sunday, Oct. 15, come back to the Preserve for an “open gate” event from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friends of the Rosemont Preserve committee members will be available to answer questions. Guests can visit the Preserve and wander the trail at their own pace, enjoying the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty. Photographers, bring your camera to capture the morning light.
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.
These events are free to the public and suitable for all ages, no reservations required. Rain cancels event. Sorry, no pets please.
For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at