In Brief

Glendale Freeway (Sr-2) Ramp Closure

The California Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans) will close one lane on the northbound Glendale Freeway (SR-2) off-ramp at Foothill Boulevard today Thursday, Nov. 26 from 5 a.m. to noon for the Thanksgiving Day Run and Food Drive. Signs will be posted for motorists’ convenience. Expect delays along the event route during this time.

Holiday Trash Pick-up Schedule

Burrtec offices will be closed today, Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Collection service will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

The schedule for trash pick-up by the City of Glendale will remain unchanged.

Winter Cabaret

On Thursday, Dec. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Glendale Beautiful presents a Winter Cabaret Program with singer, songwriter, guitarist Lael Neale plus the Daily High School Guitar Academy at the Adult Recreation Center, 301 E. Colorado St. Complimentary dessert and coffee.

Proceeds support the Casa Adobe de San Rafael docent program.

Parking for three hours is free at the Marketplace structure at Harvard and Maryland with validation from the Adult Recreation Center.

Contact Sharon Weisman at (818) 248-4967 or for more information.

Fiesta de Las Luminarias

Glendale Beautiful invites the community to the Fiesta de Las Luminarias Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 & 12, at the historic Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Dr. in Glendale. Come see the Adobe in all its holiday splendor and enjoy traditional refreshments and entertainment. All events are free. Open house and luminarias on Friday, Dec. 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Gerry Keeling’s piano students in recital at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the Hoover High School Choir, Amy Estep, director, performing at 6:30 p.m. Children’s Piñata Party on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the Horace Mann Elementary Folkloric Dancers, Chris Burt, director, performing at 2 p.m.

Contact Roberta Medford, (818) 248-8151 for more information.

GPD Accepting Apps

The City of Glendale is accepting applications for the position of police officer recruit until Friday, Dec. 11.

Members of the Glendale Police Dept. receive top salary and benefits, a flexible work schedule, opportunities for career advancement, a competitive pension plan and a supportive working environment.

Assignments include SWAT, K-9, motorcycle duty, air support, special enforcement detail, detectives, community lead officer, crisis negotiation team, school resource officer, patrol, and task force officer with local, state and federal agencies.

The selection process includes a written exam, physical agility test, background investigation, polygraph, psychological examination, oral interview, and a medical examination.

Once selected, the applicants will attend a police academy for basic law enforcement training for 22 weeks. After completion of the academy, the trainee will be sworn in and start an intense six-month field training program.

For more information, visit or call the GPD – Professional Standards Bureau at (818) 548-3117.

A Time of Gratitude

American Legion Post 288 is planning to send care packages to all local military personnel away from home this Christmas season. The community is asked to provide the name to the Legion of any family member – solider, sailor, airman or Marine – who is serving our nation away from home this Christmas. They may be overseas or stateside. The Legion needs their name, rank, branch of service and military mailing address.

Please send the information to Lynn McGinnis, Past Commander, American Legion Post 288 at or call (818) 242-3487. The deadline is Thursday, Dec. 4.