Bradbury returns to Glendale today DOWNTOWN GLENDALE...

Bradbury returns to Glendale today

DOWNTOWN GLENDALE -- Well-known author Ray Bradbury will read from

and sign copies of "The Cat's Pajamas: Stories," a new collection of

unpublished short stories, at noon today at Mystery and Imagination


The bookshop is at 238 N. Brand Blvd. The event is free and open

to the public. Bradbury last appeared at the bookshop in January

2003. Bradbury will also sign copies of "Let's All Kill Constance,"

"An Illustrated Life," "Fahrenheit 451," "The Illustrated Man" and

other works.

Erica Spindler, author of "See Jane Die," will speak and sign

copies of her book at 3 p.m. at the bookshop.

Last year, Bradbury was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk

of Fame. He was also the subject of a new biography by Jerry Weist

last year called "Bradbury: An Illustrated Life: A Journey to Far


Bradbury was awarded the 2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution

to American Letters by the National Book Foundation.

For more information, call 545-0121 or visit

Gary Moskowitz

Contract approved to secure college buildings

NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Glendale Community College's board has hired

a company to install a security system at four buildings on campus.

The $53,610 contract with Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls will

secure the Camino Real, Cimmarusti Science Center, Santa Barbara and

Arroyo Seco buildings. The money will come out of Measure G funds.

Measure G is a voter-approved bond that gave the college $98 million

to spend on capital improvements.

The board also hired the SimplexGrinnell company to provide

$61,242 in fire alarm equipment maintenance and monitoring services.

Darleene Barrientos

CV Town Council gets park grant

LA CRESCENTA -- The Crescenta Valley Town Council has received a

$7,500 grant from the Metropolitan Water District to build a small

park at Foothill Boulevard and Briggs Avenue.

The money will help fund a small park next to the Crescenta Valley

Water District offices, 2700 Foothill Blvd. The small park,

tentatively named "Friendship Park," will feature pine trees, stone

landscaping and a small footbridge.

No date has been set for the park's construction.

Robert Chacon

Lockyer to speak at Kiwanis meeting

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer will

speak at the La Canada Kiwanis Club meeting July 21.

The program begins with lunch at noon, and Lockyer will begin his

talk at 12:45 p.m. His topic will be announced at a later date.

The meeting is at Van de Kamp hall at Descanso Gardens, 1418

Descanso Drive. The cost of the lunch is $11.

For more information, call 790-4289.

Robert Chacon

Faculty honored by GCC Board of Trustees

NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- The Glendale Community College Board of

Trustees recognized two staff members with awards during its meeting

last week.

Sid Kolpas, professor of mathematics and president-elect of the

Academic Senate, received this year's Distinguished Faculty Award.

Kolpas has been an educator for 34 years.

Jeanette Stirdivant, division chair for college services, a

counselor and a professor, received the William J. Parker Exceptional

Service Award. Stirdivant has been a faculty member at GCC for 25


Darleene Barrientos

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