In Brief

Time to ‘Fall Back’
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 a.m. Set your clocks back one hour.


Gala Tickets on Sale
On Saturday, Nov. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House will host its annual gala themed, “Moonlight Maritime, an Elegant Nautical Affair” at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. This prestigious event will feature a reception and silent auction followed by dinner, an exciting live auction, a lounge, and dancing. For more information, visit
Langham Huntington Hotel, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave. in Pasadena


Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon
An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Sunday morning, Nov. 4. 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. Citizen scientists: bring your iNaturalist app to add to the 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 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


GUSD Apps Accepted for Magnet and FLAG Programs
The application period for GUSD elementary magnet schools and Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) dual immersion programs opens today, Thursday, Nov. 1. All students living in- and outside GUSD boundaries are invited to complete an application by visiting
Students are selected for elementary magnet and FLAG programs each year by a random lottery. Lottery applications must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2019.


GHCC to Host Community
Development MEETING
All are invited to join the Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council this Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. when the assistant director of Community Development, Bradley Calvert, will present an update on the Glendale Downtown Specific Plan & Development Moratorium. The meeting will be held at the Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scout Auditorium at 1325 Grandview Ave. in Glendale.
For further information, contact GHCC President Grant Michals at


Lecture and Hike at Deukmejian
“Venomous Spiders and Other Noxious Critters” is the title of the Friday, Nov. 2 lecture at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. All are invited from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. to learn about the creepy crawly things in the local region. Seating is limited, so call (818) 548-3795 to reserve a place.
Those who need a little more fright in the night are invited to attend the night hike “Things That Go Bump in the Night” on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Deukmejian Wilderness Park from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Hike through the park learning about the animals that come out at night and their adaptations for survival. This will be a two-mile hike on moderately steep trails with several stops for activities and discussions. The evening ends with snacks and drinks.
Call today for details and to reserve a spot (818) 548-3795.
Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta


La Cañada Soundwall Money Allocation Approved
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) board of directors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-authored by Director Ara Najarian to allocate $3.29 million to provide a segment of soundwalls in La Cañada Flintridge.
In May, the California Transportation Commission awarded La Cañada Flintridge $5 million for construction of the soundwalls, which was matched by a local commitment from the city. The action by the Metro board will help to fully fund the project for both pre-construction and construction activities.
A report back on a plan to address the backlog of soundwall projects countywide was also included in the motion.


GPD Gets Program Funding
The Glendale Police Dept. has been awarded a $425,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities.
The grant from OTS will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2019 federal fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019) including DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols, traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted, impaired and teen driving, and bicycle/pedestrian safety and increased patrols.