In Brief

Historical Society Hosting Veterans Day Talk
In honor of Veterans Day, the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley is hosting a talk by George Ciampa, a veteran of both the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Ciampa will discuss his experiences and screen a documentary on the subject that he produced.

His presentation is at the La Crescenta Library on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.

There is no charge to attend.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

Free Smart Gardening Class
Crescenta Valley Water District invites the community to a free Smart Gardening workshop offered by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. The workshop takes place on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at CVWD Glenwood Treatment Plant. Topics covered will be backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling, water-wise gardening, and fire-wise gardening. Composting bins will be available for residents to purchase (cash or check only).

For more information on the class, visit or contact the district’s administration office at (818) 248-3925.

CVWD Glenwood Treatment Plant 3730 Glenwood Ave., La Crescenta

Sheriff’s Hosting Blood Drive
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station is having a blood drive to support
Huntington Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome; just look for the bloodmobile in the parking lot or to schedule an appointment, call Deputy Jorge Valdivia at (818) 236-4021 or email All participants will receive a coupon for a pint of ice cream from Baskin Robbins.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, 4554 N. Briggs Ave. in La Crescenta.

Several access ramps along the Foothill (210) Freeway will experience irregular closures during the coming months. Orange construction signs can be seen along some on-ramps, such as the 210 onramp on La Crescenta Avenue, indicating intermittent closures of the ramp from Nov. 1 to March 30 of next year.

According to Kelly Markham, spokesperson for Caltrans, the closures are part of a project for re-paving the on-ramps and off-ramps along the 210, starting from Arroyo Boulevard to Lowell Avenue.

For those concerned about closures of ramps near them, Markham said that “there will be no real detour, but the ramps immediately to the west and east of the ramp currently being paved will be open and available.”

Worn Flags Sought
JROTC members are collecting worn out American flags for a flag retirement ceremony that will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. on the CV High School softball field. Collection boxes are located at the offices of Andy’s Transfer and Storage, CV Chamber of Commerce, CV Insurance, CV Weekly, and J’s Maintenance.

Coffee with the COPPS
The next Coffee with the COPPS is on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Leon’s Bakery and Café, 2519 Cañada Blvd, Glendale.