Burbank YMCA honors volunteers

As the Burbank YMCA celebrates its 90th anniversary, it recently honored two families and several individuals for their ongoing volunteerism to the facility.

Glenn Taylor served on the Y board throughout the 1960s and as board chair from 1969 to 1971. He participated in YMCA programs with his son, Darrell Taylor, who has followed in his father’s footsteps as a Y leader, according to Y officials.

In 2013, after training extensively at the Burbank Y, member Gabriel Cordell became the first person to roll a standard wheelchair across the country, completing the 3,100-mile trek in just 99 days. He’s now training for his next goal, called “A Roll for Peace,” where he will cross Israel later this year.


Special Condition for FILMING in Colfax Meadows

(Tujunga Ave. on the east, Colfax Ave. on the west, Moorpark St. on the north and LA River on the south)

In an ongoing effort to balance the facilitation of “on-location” filming with the needs of local Los Angeles neighborhoods, FilmL.A., Los Angeles City Council District Two, and the Los Angeles Police Department, have drafted a set of special conditions for the Colfax Meadows area.   Taking input from a recent community town hall meeting, as well as letters and emails received over the last few months, this set of special conditions was put together to allow the continued use of Colfax Meadows for filming, but to also ensure that residents are being treated in a respectful and courteous way.

If you go to the website http://fff.wf/colfaxmeadowsfilmingfeedback there is a Filming Conditions Feedback Form. You can see what conditions are being considered. Comments will be accepted up until July 10th.


Remembering Vietnam War Veterans

The Don Jose Verdugo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has installed a display about the Vietnam War at the Glendale Central Library to honor men and women who served and the families of those who did not return, including prisoners of war and missing in action.

This display includes a proclamation from the city of Glendale and timeline posters showing the United States’ participation as early as 1954.

The display also highlights the Vietnam Veterans Educational Center that will be built at the Vietnam War Memorial, also referred to as the Wall, in Washington, D.C. Officials with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund are conducting a campaign to raise funds to build the center.


Free Concert for Individuals with Autism

The Help Group & Music for Autism present “The Mostly Disney” ensemble. Join in for a wonderful afternoon of music, song and dance to classic Disney hits on Sunday, July 13th at, 1-2pm, at The Help Group Autism Center at 13164 Burbank Blvd in Sherman Oaks. Concerts are free for those individuals with autism and their family members, but RSVPs are essential. Please go to “Concert Calendar” at www.musicforautism.org or call 877-863-7473 x1.


One Of A Kind Mural At North Valleyheart Riverwalk

T29-Community News MuralAs a big supporter of the LA River, Councilmember LaBonge continues to work with Rick Rabin and the Village Gardeners to green the way along the North Valleyheart River Walk. This 10 by 20 stone mosaic mural of a Mighty Steelhead Trout is spectacular. It is an attractive, river themed mural and the first of its kind on the entire Los Angeles River Greenway. The artist of this beautiful mosaic is Kevin Carman. If you’re ever in the area, take a moment and view this amazing mural!

Are You Ready For An Earthquake?

Free CERT training by the Los Angeles Fire Department at Valley Plaza Library. A 7-week course on the following Mondays, 5:30pm-8:00pm. Dates: July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, and August 18. Sign up at the Valley Plaza Library Branch (12311 Vanowen St, North Hollywood, 91605) or call (818) 765-9251.


What is being planned?

As a component of the NBCUniversal Evolution Plan, a new southbound on-ramp will be constructed from Universal Studios Boulevard to the southbound Hollywood Freeway (US-101), as well as an operational Improvement shifting and widening southbound US-101 to extend the existing two-land portion of the Regal Place on-ramp. The project also includes closure of the existing southbound off-ramp at Bennett Drive due to existing safety issues and potential future weave issues with the new on-ramp. In addition, there will be modifications and/or removals of five overhead signs along US-101. The project is located in Los Angeles County.

You are invited

You are invited to a public workshop to learn about implementation of the US-101 Improvements project on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Universal Sheraton Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA 91608. Please call (818) 700-3583 to RSVP your attendance at the workshop.

Contact/Special Accommodations

The workshop is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need special accommodations, please telephone (818) 700-3583 no later than five days before the workshop.


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Are you an outgoing person who’d like to cover the “beat” of the Valley? We’re looking for experienced photographers & writers to profile local businesses in our paper. If you think this is you, shoot us an email: info@tolucantimes.com.

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