In Briefs

disaster meeting location for Korean community announced

The flood debris preparation meeting for the Korean community will be held at 2 p.m. at Andioc Church, 2720 Montrose Ave. in Montrose on Saturday, Dec. 19.

Meeting presenters include Dr. Youn Sim of L.A. County Department of Public Works, a representative from the L.A. County Fire Department, Dr. Lucile Jones and Dr. Suzanne Perry of United States Geological Survey and a representative from the CV Sheriff’s Department. Also invited are members of CERT and the Fire Safe Council.

This is a community event and open to the public. Understanding the risks in the next few months and upcoming years is vital.  This information needs to be made available to every household, as the forecast for an El Nino season, mud and debris flow have only just begun.

New water board announced

The oath of office was administered to Richard Atwater, James Bodnar and Kerry Erickson and new officers were sworn in at the Dec. 8 meeting of the Crescenta Valley Water District. These included Kathy Ross as president with Judy Tejada as vice president.

The new committee chairs and assistants are Engineering: Kathy Ross with James Bodnar; Finance: Richard Atwater with Judy Tejada; Employee Relations: James Bodnar with Richard Atwater; Policy Relations: Judy Tejada with Kerry Erickson; Community Relations: Kerry Erickson with Kathy Ross. The public is encouraged to contact these chairs directly with questions regarding these subjects.

The next meeting on Jan. 5 will include a vote on budget proposals. For more information, visit the website

Local youth to “X the Text”

Teens from the San Gabriel Foothills and Los Angeles areas and their parents will join thousands this season pledging to “X the Text: Thumbs Up to the Safest Holiday Ever” a pledge banner featuring thumbprints from teens and parents across the country. Foothill teens are encouraged to stop by La Cañada High School to add their thumbprint to the traveling banner that is a visual reminder that texting while driving is a dangerous distraction particularly for young drivers. The event takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, at La Cañada Holiday Classic – Boys Basketball Tournament at La Cañada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Ave. in La Cañada.

Work remains on community plan

The process of developing a community plan for North Glendale has been underway for a year now, with much work left to be done.

The Glendale City Council last year decided to start the community planning process in the Foothills, developing procedures to be used in developing a new master plan for the city as a whole. Two senior planning staff members, Laura Stotler and Alan Loomis, have conducted the committee meetings, which were open to the public. Residents and business leaders took part including Dave Meyers, Bill and Sharon Weisman, Rick Dinger, Pete Smith, Rick Barnes, Mike Morgan,Jean Maluccio and Sherry Stubbs.

A community plan advisory committee was selected, and held a number of local meetings to discuss issues such as future development on Foothill Boulevard, residential growth and density and parking and traffic issues.

A draft of the committee’s findings is now in the hands of members and will be referred to the council for action. It will also be presented to the public and eventually referred back to planning for creation of a formal plan.

Loomis said the final vote on the plan could come as late as November, after further hearings on the formal document.