In Briefs

CVWD Board Results

Election results are in for the Crescenta Valley Water District board of directors and only one incumbent has kept his seat. Richard Atwater with 695 votes took third place with 19.66% of the votes. The top vote catcher was Kerry Erickson who won with 888 votes reflecting 25.12% of the total votes cast. James Bodnar took the second seat with 697 votes, 19.72% of the ballots.

The board of directors is a five member governing body for the Crescenta Valley Water District. Issues like water conservation, rate hikes and water recapturing were some of the hot button issues that were brought up during the campaign.

For the first time in recent years there were more candidates than seats available for the board perhaps reflecting the growing awareness of the dire situation that Crescenta Valley, along with the entire western states, is facing with its water supply.

The new board members will hit the ground running when they are sworn in on Dec. 8. The meeting will be a public forum on rate hikes.

A Boy Scout reunion.

Former members of Boy Scout Troop 310 are invited to a reunion on Nov. 21 at Crescenta Valley Park. The troop used to meet at Monte Vista Elementary School.  Former 310 Scout Master Roy Allmon was involved in the troop from the mid-1970s through the mid 1990s. Anybody who was a member of that troop, their families and anyone involved in Troop 310 are invited to the reunion and potluck picnic. For information contact Allmon at (818) 248-6402.

Verdugo hike and trail run

Join the communities of Burbank, Glendale and La Crescenta in exploring the Verdugo Hills hiking trails on Saturday, Nov. 7. Trail runners will leave from Brand Park (Glendale) beginning at 8:00 a.m. Hikers will leave from La Tuna Canyon (Crescenta Valley) or Stough Canyon Nature Center (Burbank) beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Additionally, hikers will have a Stough Canyon “Hike Lite” option with a start time of 9:00 a.m. The hikes and trail run will be held rain or shine.

The fee is $10 per person. A meal and special Verdugo Hills Community Hike souvenir are included in the fee. For more information, visit the website at

New library seeks volunteers

Staff members of the La Crescenta Library are looking for volunteers to stack the shelves. There will be an orientation held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9 at the new library (enter through the west side door). After orientation, folks can sign up to help from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Fire recovery meeting Saturday

The Sunland-based Theodore Payne Foundation will join with the city of Glendale Saturday in a free program on post-fire regeneration and native plants and local ecology. The free program will be held at Clark Magnet High School, 4747 New York Ave. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Speakers will include Richard Halsey, director of the California Chaparral Institute, and Dr. Jon Keeley, research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

The program is first come, first seated.