In brief

CV Weekly Offices Close Early

The offices of CV Weekly will close on Friday afternoon, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m.


Crime and Neighborhood Preservation

Crime trends in Glendale plus the battle to preserve single-family neighborhoods in an era of housing shortages will be discussed at the Northwest Glendale Homeowners Association’s annual meeting today, Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., via Zoom. This community meeting is open to all Glendale residents.

Police Chief Carl Povilaitis and Maria Pavlou Kalban, chair of United Neighbors, a statewide coalition of neighborhood, homeowner and renter groups, are the main speakers. Also expected to participate is Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand, who is spearheading an initiative to amend the state constitution to make zoning and land use local matters and not under state directives, as Senate bills 9 and 10, which are now law, allows.

To register, go to For information, call (818) 754-8274.


Open Gate at the Preserve

An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Sunday morning, Oct. 17. 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 wildlife sightings!

The gate will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members 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 with mobility issues who require a closer parking spot should contact the Rosemont Preserve Committee.

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


Viar to Retire from College

Glendale Community College announced that Superintendent/President Dr. David Viar will be retiring in June 2022. The GCC Board of Trustees is expected to select an executive search firm at its Oct. 19 meeting to assist with the process to find qualified candidates with the selection of a new CEO likely to come at the board’s May 17, 2022 meeting, about one month before Dr. Viar’s retirement becomes effective.


Dining Designs Going to Council

Designs for the future of outdoor dining in the Montrose Shopping Park are scheduled to go to the Glendale City Council at its Oct. 19. The meeting should be available virtually and usually start at 6 p.m.


Support for ADA Park Requirements Requested

The Crescenta Valley Town Council has requested from Supervisor Kathryn Barger help regarding ADA issues in local parks, specifically Two Strike Park.


Nominees Accepted for Chamber Awards

The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the annual recognition awards. The Chamber will once again honor individuals, businesses, organizations and professional groups whose service to the community has improved the quality of life in the Crescenta Valley.

Nominations will be taken for the categories of Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Business of the Year, Organization of the Year, Educator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Beautification Award (community improvement).

Nominations may be made by individuals or organizations. Selection of awardees will be based on contributions to the business environment, exceptional achievement or service to our community, and outstanding social, civic or educational leadership.

Applications are available at