Woman's club donates to law enforcement

La Crescenta Woman’s Club received a visit from public safety representatives at the May 11 meeting. Special guests were members of the La Crescenta Fire Station #63, the Sheriff's Station on Briggs Avenue, and the Glendale Police K-9 Unit.

Carol Benedetti and Dea McCrory were co-chairwomen of a fashion show on March 26 that provided proceeds to make donations of equipment for both La Crescenta Fire Station # 63 and the Detective Unit of the Sheriff’s Station. Firefighters Nate De Luca, Matt Ramirez, Capt. Steve Zermeno and Battalian Chief Michael Brown accepted a large cardboard photo of a special rescue tool that saws through cement and steel, in lieu of the the actual tool, which was delivered late.

Detective Roger Burke brought Sgt. Ray Harley to accept a check that will be used to purchase a large laser color copier.

Glendale Police Officer Aaron Hamilton, with his K-9 partner Quwai, demonstrated how the K-9 Unit works. Hamilton explained that Quwai, a German shepherd, was trained in Germany and exported to the United States. Although they are attached to the Glendale Police Department, they can be sent wherever they are needed in L.A. County. Hamilton stated that no tax money is expended for the K-9 unit.

Burbank Kiwanis has annual gala

The Kiwanis Club of Burbank will have its 14th annual Gala fundraising event Saturday at the Lakeside Golf Club.

During the event, the group will honor community activist Sunder Ramani and Burbank Healthcare Foundation for setting standards for charitable activism and community leadership for many years.

Funds raised go to Burbank school’s art departments, BTAC, scholarships to Burbank students and many other projects.

For more information, call chairwoman Marsha F. Jackson at (818) 767-7756.

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