In brief

Memorial held for New Year’s Flood
The Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley and the La Crescenta Woman’s Club invite the community to a small memorial event on the 76th anniversary of the ’34 New Year’s Flood. Photos of the disaster will be displayed and a brief talk will be given about the fatal events that took place on that very site at midnight, Jan. 1, 1934.
The presentation takes place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan 1 at the Flood Memorial located at the intersection of Rosemont and Fairway.

Supervisor urges congressional investigation
In a press release last week, L.A. County Board of Supervisor Michael Antonovich criticized the action of the Forest Service in its response to the Station Fire.
“Recent press reports indicate that the Forest Service was not forthright in reporting why water-dropping aircraft was not employed in the earliest stage of the Station Fire,” said Supervisor Antonovich in a letter to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein requesting a congressional investigation. “Originally the Forest Service reasoned that mountainous terrain prevented aircraft water drops. However, their logbooks reveal that their own incident commanders repeatedly asked for air support. What’s needed is a congressional investigation into the false reports by the Forest Service and its failure to stop the fire before it spread taking the lives of two firefighters, burning over 160,000 acres and destroying over 100 homes and structures.”

The City of Glendale and the Glendale Rose Float Association have announced the float riders for the 2010 Rose Parade float, “America’s Pride.” The float depicts an American bald eagle, the centerpiece of the City’s 96th Rose Parade entry.

This year’s float will include six representatives from various backgrounds including: Sergeant E-5, Donnie C. Hunter, recipient of the Bronze Star-V Device for Valor; Glendale Police Officer Alex Paul Sze;  Glendale Fire Captain Carlos Guerrero Educator Sandy Welte; Medical professional Ricardo Ordonez;Eagle Scout Greg Sagherian. Amanda Twombly, Samantha Harrison, Hayley Harrison and Lauren Welte will also ride on the float.

The City of Glendale holds the distinction of being the second-oldest continuous participant in the Rose Parade, making its first appearance in 1911. The Glendale Rose Float Association is responsible for recommending the design of the float and its riders, and raising funds for the float construction.