IN Brief

Glendale Holiday on Ice

An ice skating rink has been erected at Glendale City Hall in the parking lot off of Isabel Street and Broadway Avenue for the holidays. Glendale’s Holiday on Ice opened on Nov. 22 offering skating daily through Jan. 6. General admission is $12; skaters must be at least 3 years old. The rink will be open on Christmas and New Year’s days. For more information, visit



Wildlife Tracking & Photography Tour with Johanna Turner

All are invited to join wildlife photographer and tracker Johanna Turner as she explains why wildlife comes into local yards and how to spot their tracks. Due to the intimate nature of this tour – looking for animal tracks along the trail – the number in the group is limited to 15. Those who would like to attend must RSVP to

This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages; no reservations required. Rain cancels event. Sorry, no pets please.

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 Please wear sturdy shoes to walk the trail.



Thanksgiving Day Run

The annual Thanksgiving Day run and food drive takes place on Thanksgiving morning. The race is professionally timed and begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Park in La Cañada.

The Kids’ Mile Run is a family-fun event geared for children 12 and under. Parents are encouraged to run alongside registered children at no additional cost. Kids will receive a T-shirt before the race and an award as they cross the finish line. The Kids’ Mile Run will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Park.

Registration continues through Nov. 27. The fee is $40. Day of registration (Nov. 28) is $45.

The Community Center’s Thanksgiving Day Food Drive is the largest food drive in the foothill communities. Canned and non-perishable food is collected during the month of November at locations in La Cañada, La Crescenta and Montrose. Non-perishable donations are distributed by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station to local families in need.



Apps Now Accepted

The City of Glendale is taking applications for a new affordable housing program called the Monthly Housing Subsidy Program. The monthly housing subsidy program (MHSP) is a pilot program designed to provide financial subsidy assistance to extremely low-income disabled senior renters in Glendale. The program will provide a $300 per month subsidy to qualified households for up to 24 months; 1,000 qualified households will be served under the MHSP.

To qualify, applicants must meet all criteria detailed at

Applications must be submitted in person at Community Development- Application Center, 141 N. Glendale Ave., Suite 118, Glendale.

Open enrollment will be available through Thursday, Dec. 12, Monday – Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Application Center will be closed on Sundays, holidays, Thanksgiving weekend, and Dec. 6.

Applicants must bring a current California ID or California Driver’s License in order to apply. Households to be considered for eligibility will be selected via a random lottery after the end of the application period.

For more information or reasonable accommodations, call (818) 548-6477 or visit



Old Stone Barn Holiday

The community is invited on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to a family-oriented evening of holiday entertainment in the amphitheater of the Old Stone Barn in Deukmejian Wilderness Park.

The Towne Singers, a community choir serving Pasadena and the Foothills, will perform followed by dancing from Pam Kay and The Tap Chicks.

Visit the craft table to make a holiday gift. There will be hot chocolate and cookies. Bring a blanket or a seat cushion. Nights are chilly in the park so guests should dress in

This event is free but call (818) 548-3795 to reserve a spot.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta/Glendale