In brief

Glendale Recruits for First Poet Laureate  

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture has created the City’s first Poet Laureate Program. The selected poet laureate will serve as an ambassador for Glendale’s rich culture and diversity, promoting the art of poetry.  

Applicants for the post must submit examples of their work and the selected poet laureate will receive a $5,000 stipend for one year. During that time, the poet laureate will be asked to develop a project that engages community members of all ages in poetry writing, spoken word performance, and/or poetry appreciation. The poet laureate will also write a poem that celebrates Glendale’s rich culture and diversity and read poetry aloud at special events throughout the City.  

Qualified poets are individuals over 18 years of age who reside in Glendale, have a history of publishing and/or performing poetry, have experience with teaching, public speaking, and/or community service, and can commit to serving in the role for at least one year. Individuals from historically untapped communities (such as Black, Indigenous and People of Color, LGBTQIA+) are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 20, 2023. Details on how to apply are available at


Rosemont Preserve Restoration Day

The community is invited to the Rosemont Preserve Restoration Day on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. to help protect the natural habitat at Rosemont Preserve. Volunteers will be watering newly planted milkweed, cleaning up the outdoor classroom and mulching around the trail. Wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended). Please wear sturdy shoes to walk the trail and bring water to drink. Tools will be available.

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

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

For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at


Food Collection Benefits Bailey Center

Crescenta Valley High School JROTC will be collecting food for the Bailey Center in Tujunga at the Fire House youth center, 2563 Foothill Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Needed are non-perishable food items.