Apirl Community Corner News

April Community Corner

So much Community News to report for April. The goal is to feature a few non-profits, tidbits you don't see in the local papers along with issues affecting these communities and the good things found throughout these communities. I have broken the news down by City starting with La Canada, La Crescenta, Montrose, Tujunga, Sunland and Shadow Hills. This is a great opportunity to learn about some local non-profits raising funds to help protect our kids, Prom-Plus. As our community continues to age get to know more about Purposeful Aging and their first Summit free to local seniors. Our local Library has so many events and opportunities, including yearly tax help by AARP during April, also for our local senior citizens. The Crescenta Commons kids, a local group of kids from Monte Vista Elementary have volunteered to help maintain the small pocket park located on the corner of Rosemont and Orange Ave. in La Crescenta. Sunland-Tujunga is working to make their streets safer for pedestrians and how to combat the excessive speeding, all of our neighborhoods seem to be suffering from lately. California High-Speed Rail discloses at a local outreach meeting any route going through the Angeles National Forest will have to come above ground. Lots more information listed below. This is a new monthly feature and I encourage you to share your meetings, news, and events so they can be posted in future issues. Enjoy the City by City information.

La Canada

Cupcake Wars supporting LCF Girlscout troop 3731. Registration due by April 16. The theme is "It's a Scout's World".  Get all the details here.

Descanso Gardens: So many events at the gardens time to get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather. Here is the latest schedule.

GUSD /LCUSD Territory Transfer: The petitioners, Unite LC, requested a postponement from the LA County Office of Education, no specific reason given. The cost to the school districts still remains as each side has a different number. Possible meeting at LACOE, April 5th.

210 Freeway Construction: See the latest press releases and updates. Click here

New Bikelane and Green Belt: Construction coming to Foothill in front the YMCA. Opportunity to bid on the construction starts April 7, construction bid details. Learn about the project and the changes coming to Foothill Blvd. Click here

La Crescenta

BINGO fundraiser to support Prom Plus. April 22, doors open 4:30 at the American Legion Hall. If you have not played in a while come on down and have some food, fun and all for a good cause. Get all the details

Tax Time at La Crescenta Library: See the entire schedule for AARP representatives, The Tax-Aide Program, in the Community Room, is available to assist seniors and low-income individuals/families with their tax preparation. 
See the schedule.

Crescenta Commons: The small pocket park on the corner of Rosemont and Orange is now run by my non-profit ASTER. We have brought the Crescenta Commons kids, over 25 kids from Monte Vista Elementary that have volunteered to help maintain, learn and fundraise for the commons. The kids will meet on April 3 we will be sure to post pictures and an update on their decisions. I just launched the Facebook page Crescenta Commons be sure to like us!

Easter Egg Hunts: Crescenta Valley Park April 6 4:30 - 6:30, Two Strike Park April 8, 11:00- 1:00. More details

Community Prayer Breakfast: 6th annual breakfast Saturday, April 22, Keynote speaker Christie Frandsen learn more about the event.

Glendale Annex residents of La Crescenta, please remember to Vote in the Glendale Elections this year two local candidates are on the ballot. See Glendale section below for all the election links.

Glendale

Glendale Votes: Beat the long lines and participate in weekend voting Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 8:00 -5:00.
Early voting flyer.
Learn about the candidates for the City of Council as well as Glendale School Board and Glendale College. In addition term limits measure is on the ballot. Read about all of the above as well as find your polling place. Click here.

Ready for some outdoors? Take a look at the April - June Glendale Trails and Open Space Calendar. Click here

Sunland-Tujunga

Safe Streets: Saturday, April 1, 10 am to noon - STNC Safe Streets Town Hall at LA North Valley Neighborhood City Hall, 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. Engineers from the LADOT, Valley Traffic Division, and the Safe Streets committee will be presenting on the Vision Zero program, our Foothill survey situation, proposed engineering changes on Foothill, and an anti-speeding education campaign. Meeting and Agenda Details

Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 15, 11-1 Tujunga Little League field.

Lost Pets Facebook Page: Post Lost & Found Pets in Sunland-Tujunga join the group

LA Mission College opens in Tujunga, 7200 Foothill Blvd. Classes start April 10. See all the details and class schedule.

Shadow Hills - Lake View Terrace

Tunneling through Angles National forest: California High-Speed Rail reveals they will have to come above ground in the forest in order to make High-Speed Rail safe with regard to the proposed routes going from Palmdale to Burbank. Learn more about CHSR in your community.

April 5 - Senator Hertzberg to introduce SB-231 which will increase sewer taxes (without the vote of the public) out the by adding a definition for the disposal of stormwater run-off /disbursement on all real estate.

Love Horse Riding: The Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team is a wonderful riding group geared for kids wanting to learn to ride and participate in a group activity learning horsemanship and leadership at the same time. They have an event coming up Sunday, May 21, 12-3 p.m. Learn more about them.

Non-Profits making news in our communities

Prom Plus: This non-profit raises $20,000+ to keep Crescenta Valley High School students safe with a $25,000 after prom party hosted at the Crescenta-Canada YMCA. Prom Plus is now in its 11th year and needs your support. Whether you have kids or not this is one of the best ways to help protect our local kids on Prom Night. Learn more or donate to Prom Plus. Click here

Glendale Healthy Kids Help support a great cause by visiting Taste of Downtown Glendale April 26,2017 more details.

Become a docent at the Autry  Museum
. Click here for details

Purposeful Aging - Older adult Summit: Older adults (age 55 and older) may register by phone at 1-877-926-8300 or online  https://aarp.cvent.com/LAOlderAdultSummit2017. This summit will have great information for older adults, caretakers and those involved in the older adult caring and non-profit businesses. This is a free event.

Purposeful aging is a joint LA City/LA County committee I am proud to serve on. The purpose is to identify the needs of our aging population throughout the County. One of the Committees first outreach projects facilitated by AARP is to provide a venue where participants are exposed to current information, research findings, and practical tools to enhance the participants’ capabilities to plan and prepare for, respond to, life changing situations while also be providing resources and services that enhance their quality of life will be helpful as we look at the future needs of seniors in our communities.

Special Olympics Tri-Valley Games 2017-
Saturday, April 8 CV High School 8:00 - 3:00 pm. Be a part of the 2017 Tri-Valley Regional Spring Games, an athletics event for Special Olympics athletes from Southern California. This year’s competition includes track, bocce, and basketball at CVHS. We need your support as a “Fan in the Stands” to cheer on athletes, so register online (below) or sign up at the Connections Center on the weekend! Tri Valley games learn more.