BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS

Interim police chief to speak

Glendale Assistant Police Chief Ron De Pompa is scheduled to appear live on Vrej Agajanian's television show Thursday to discuss how he intends to guide the department as the city searches for a new chief.

De Pompa was tapped to take over as interim chief in July, when Chief Randy Adams will retire. Agajanian and De Pompa will also discuss the potential impacts of possible budget cuts to the Police Department and the process for finding a new chief.

De Pompa said he also had plans to retire soon, but agreed to lead the agency on an interim basis to provide continuity during what is expected to be a long and involved search for a permanent replacement.

The show airs live from 9 to 10 p.m. Thursday on Channel 284. The live call-in number is (818) 662-9222.

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Relay for Life drive kicks off

This year's Relay for Life cancer research fundraising event officially kicks off Wednesday at a ceremony at the Americana at Brand.

The American Cancer Society's annual relay event is scheduled to take place at the Scholl Canyon baseball fields from 10 a.m. Oct. 17 to 10 a.m. Oct. 18.

Organizers for the event this year have set a fundraising goal of $250,000. To ask about forming a team of relay runners of at least 10 people, or for more information on the sixth annual event in Glendale, visit www.relayfor life.org/glendaleca.


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