In Brief

Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon

An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Sunday morning, Dec. 16. This is a chance for residents to visit the Preserve and wander the trail at their own pace and enjoy the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty. Photographers: bring your camera to capture the morning light. Citizen scientists: bring your iNaturalist app to add your wildlife sightings.

The gate will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members will be available to answer questions and present this community resource.

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 planning on walking the trails should wear sturdy shoes. 

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

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


Sprouts Market Holding National Hiring Day

Sprouts Farmers Market is looking to add thousands of team members across the country. The grocer will hold open interviews on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at more than 300 stores in 19 states from coast-to-coast to fill non-seasonal, full- and part-time positions. Interested candidates can visit to view openings by store. Applications can be completed at a store or online at Minimum age to work is 16 years old.


Prescribed Burns Planned

The U.S. Forest Service will soon start annual prescribed burning operations on the Angeles National Forest to reduce the risk of wildfires and protect the communities within and adjacent to the forest. These active forest management efforts will foster a healthier ecosystem and minimize the effects of large wildfires on the landscape, according to a release issued by the U.S. Forest Service.

Forest fire officials implement fuels and vegetation management projects throughout the year, some of which are in preparation for prescribed fires. These projects are part of a continuing effort to reduce the threat of wildfire and improve forest health. The prescribed fire program will continue through the winter and spring months as weather and other environmental factors permit.

The ignition of all prescribed burns is dependent on the availability of personnel, equipment and appropriate conditions. Prescribed burn planning and execution are closely coordinated with the National Weather Service and

Air Quality Management Districts in order to manage smoke production and minimize impacts as much as possible.

Warning Issued of Drinking and Driving

Pasadena Police Dept. personnel will be on the lookout for impaired drivers during the holiday season and advise not to drink and drive.

Whether out celebrating with friends at a favorite restaurant or enjoying a holiday party at a residence, find a safe way home. Remember that averting a holiday tragedy starts with everyone. Do not drink and drive.