In Brief

Closed for the Holiday

The offices of CV Weekly will be closed today, Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The staff is grateful for the ongoing support for the CV Weekly by our readers, advertisers and other friends.



Plan for Tree Lighting Ceremony

The annual tree lighting ceremony is on Dec. 12 at the La Crescenta Library. The event is sponsored by 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger. There are a number of festivities planned including creating LED cards with MakeMo at 3:30 p.m., Buster Balloon at 4:30 p.m., live music in the courtyard at 5 p.m., free photos with Santa at 5:15 p.m. and the tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

Free to attend.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.



Forum for Seniors Teaches Fraud Prevention

The Glendale Police Dept. and the Community Services & Parks Dept. have partnered with WISE & Healthy Aging to host “Smarter Than a Scammer,” a free educational forum for seniors, on Jan. 28, 2020 at the Glendale Police Dept., 131 N. Isabel St., Glendale, in the community room. The forum is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., includes lunch, and is designed to educate seniors and create awareness of potential scams. There will be federal, state, and regional experts to help elders avoid being swindled and scammed. In the forum, seniors will learn how to protect themselves when faced with the mentioned common scams.

Seniors in need of transportation can contact Dial-A-Ride by calling (818) 548-3960. To RSVP, call (818) 548-3775 by Jan. 20, 2020.

To report fraud or scams, call the Glendale Police Dept. at (818) 548-4911.



Improvements at the Y

The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA is updating its facilities. Through Dec. 26 the selectorized room, free weight room and racquetball courts will be closed intermittently for renovation. However, the annual tree lot will kick off Sunday, Dec. 1. Preparations that impact the east parking lot closest to Palm Drive began on Monday, Nov. 25. This parking lot will be closed until Dec. 21.



Board of Supervisors Approves Permanent Tenant Protections for Unincorporated Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors established a permanent rent stabilization program for unincorporated LA County. Permanent rent stabilization rules will go into effect on April 1, 2020. Until that time, the current interim rent stabilization protections remain in effect. The permanent rent stabilization program limits allowable rent increases for rental units and space rent charged in mobilehome parks to an amount equal to the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), with a maximum of 8% overall; allows certain designated luxury units to increase rents an additional 2% over the maximum allowable rent increase; requires relocation assistance to renters who are temporarily displaced or evicted for no-fault reasons; requires property owners to register all tenancies annually through a web-based rental housing registry system; and establishes a Rental Housing Oversight Commission to adjudicate matters related to rent stabilization. The commission will consist of nine members, appointed by the board of supervisors, including two “renter members” and two “owner members.”

The Los Angeles County Dept. of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) and the Los Angeles County Development Authority developed the recommendations for the new permanent tenant protections and will share in the enforcement of these ordinances.