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City contributes to CV fireworks show

For the second year, the Glendale City Council has voted to contribute $5,000 to the Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association’s Fourth of July fireworks program. The money was budgeted, but the vote approved the co-sponsorship of the program. Funds are from a special programs budget in the city manager’s office.

The association has raised $8,000 toward the $30,000 cost for the program, and has a number of fundraisers planned. The organization was created last year to revive the fireworks show after the chamber dropped sponsorship.

Spectators will pay $5 to watch the fireworks from La Crescenta Elementary School.

The city gave the money last year as a match to $5,000 donated by Supervisor Mike Antonovich. The county will donate only $1,000 this year.

Board seeks project redesign

Glendale Design Review Board #2 members voted unanimously to call for a redesign of a proposed expansion for a single family home at 2954 Hermosa, at the corner of Ramsdell in La Crescenta.

The current home, built in 1949, has 1,107 square feet of living space. The two-story expansion would more than double the size of the existing structure, adding 1,326 square feet, and replacing a one car with a two car garage.

Designer Mais Arutyunyan said most of the addition will be located on the back and side of the existing house, and will match the style of the structure.

The board expressed concern about the size of the structure, twice the average of single family homes on Hermosa. Member Laura Friedman said the quality of the design needed to be enhanced to justify the massing.

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