IN Brief

 

Prom Plus Holiday Boutique
The community is invited to head to Crescenta Valley Park community room and courtyard on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Prom Plus Holiday Boutique. The boutique features over 30 vendors offering a wide variety of items for sale. Opportunity drawing and bake sale, too.
CV Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta

 

Off-ramp Cleanup
The monthly cleanup of the La Crescenta Avenue 210 freeway off-ramp is Saturday, Nov. 10. Volunteers meet at the 2700 block of Altura Avenue at 8:30 a.m. for instructions, safety vests and tools.

 

Meeting Planned for Homeless Interim Housing Committee
The next Homeless Interim Housing Committee meeting is being held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Tujunga Library. The goal is to collect ideas as to potential sites for future interim housing. The meeting agenda will be posted three days in advance at www.stnc.org and for more info refer to www.lamayor.org/bridge-home.
The Tujunga Library is located at 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga.

 

Calling All Wildflower Lovers
Come to the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday at 9 a.m. to help scatter wildflower seeds in hopes of creating a springtime bloom. Theodore Payne just had its fall native plant sale and poppy seeds need to be broadcast throughout the Preserve. There will also be a chance to volunteer to water trees and remove non-native plants.
Wear sturdy shoes to walk the trail. Restoration work will be done as well – feel free to participate or just wander the trails and enjoy the fall weather.
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.

 

GCC Jazz Ensembles Perform in Concert
Glendale Community College jazz groups will perform a concert on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. The vocal jazz ensemble and jazz guitar ensemble will perform instrumental and vocal arrangements of jazz and popular tunes. The music directors are Cathlene Pineda and Byron Delto.
Tickets for the performance are $10 general admission and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Information about GCC music performances can be found at www.glendale.edu/music.
Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road

 

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.

 

ANF Reopens Road and Campground
The Angeles National Forest announced that the road to Pacifico Campground has been cleared of hazard trees and the gate on road 3N17 above Mill Creek Fire Station is now open. Located near the western boundary of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, both road 3N17 and the access road to Pacifico Campground are open to street legal and off-highway vehicles, while road 3N90 (aka “Roundtop Road”) is only open to street legal vehicles.
Monument Manager Matthew Bokach cautions the public that road 3N17 is still impassable roughly a quarter-mile beyond the turnoff to Pacifico due to rockslides and a major washout. This issue is on the forest’s priority list for repairs and maintenance in 2019. Accordingly, the gate at Alder Saddle, at the intersection with road 5N04, is still closed.
The most current fire restrictions are available at www.fs.usda.gov/angeles.

 

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.

 

Special Olympics Competition at Roosevelt
Over 200 special education students from Glendale Unified School District Elementary Schools will compete at the 2018 GUSD Fall School Games on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Roosevelt Middle School.
School Games provides training and competitive sports opportunities for special education and adapted physical education students. It encourages youth participation, inclusion and leadership in schools and prepares students for participation in Special Olympics Southern California community sports programs beyond the school day.
Attending The Games is free and open to the public.
Roosevelt Middle School is located at 222 E. Acacia Ave. in Glendale.

 

Local E-Waste Collection Planned
Community Life/First Baptist Church is hosting a free E-Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enter the parking lot from Mary or from Community streets. The Arion Global Inc. (323) 418-2266 is accepting computers, monitors, TVs, cellphones, mp3 players, ink & toner cartridges, printers, microwaves, cables & wires, laptops and all other electronics. The food pantry, Sue’s Garden, will get a financial contribution based on the number of items collected that have a recycling fee.
Items not acceptable are: light bulbs, alkaline batteries, smoke detectors or hazardous waste.
Community Life/First Baptist Church at 4441 La Crescenta Ave.