As part of a friendly competition among Southern California public-safety agencies, a
Now in its fifth year, the Battle of the Badges contest aims to strengthen area blood-bank reserves by encouraging law enforcement, firefighting and other agencies to compete to see which can drum up the most blood donations.
Members of the public who support local law enforcement also are encouraged to donate between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the station.
Last year, the
Individual agencies such as the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station are also eligible for special recognition.
The station is located at 4554 N. Briggs Ave. in La Crescenta. Call (818) 248-3464 or visit redcrossbattleofthebadges.org for more information.
Miss La Cañada Flintridge to be crowned
The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce will crown a new Miss La Cañada Flintridge and announce new board members tonight (Jan. 13) during its annual Installation and Awards Dinner at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.
The 2011 Miss La Cañada Flintridge Court, announced in December at the city's annual Festival in Lights, includes local 11th-graders Taani Ahluwalia, Stephanie Bathke, Morgan Devaud, Robin Miketta and Gemma Sokol. This year's Miss La Cañada Flintridge will receive a $500 college scholarship and represent the city at various events this year.
New members of the chamber's 2011 board are: Sue Stranger of Adobe Design, Linda Taix of Taix Workout Studio, Jackie Walls of Jackie's Hair A-Go-Go, Kimber Bonar of The Outlook, Alfonso Milanese of Calloway Real Estate and Jack Schaedel of Hernandez, Schaedel and Associates.
LCUSD board member and financial advisor Joel Peterson will continue as board chairman..