? Anniversary celebration planned

The Guild Opera will be celebrating 60 years of introducing young audiences to opera on June 20 by hosting a gala at the Autry National Center of the American West with the help of three internationally acclaimed opera stars — Marilyn Horne, Mary Costa and Heinz Blankenburg. Co-chairs Joanne Horne and Fran Benedict, both Glendale residents, have been searching for former company singers and found Grace-Lyime Martin Ingle living in La Crescenta. She sang many roles for Guild Opera including the Dew Fairy and Gretel in “Hansel and Gretel,” Marie and Esmerelda in “The Bartered Bride,” Papagena in “The Magic Flute” and Clorinda in “Cinderella.”

Proceeds from this event will enable Guild Opera to continue providing educational programs for students and performance opportunities for singers. Tickets are $60 and may be reserved by calling (323) 463-6593.

Featured at the June 20 gala will be the world premiere of the opera for children, “The Treasure of California,” written and directed by Gabriel Reoyo-Pazos, Guild Opera's artistic director. Set in the time of the California Gold Rush, the work is based on Puccini's “Girl of the Golden West.” There will be two performances, at 2 and 4:30 p.m., with a reception and silent auction for both audiences at 3 p.m. between performances.



Emergency radio event planned

Local amateur radio operators are taking part in a 24-hour national event on June 27 and June 28, from 11 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Deukmejian Park to demonstrate the latest developments in emergency communications. The public is invited to meet and talk with Crescenta Valley Radio Club and the Glendale Emergency Amateur Radio Service members to learn firsthand what the amateur radio service is about. Showing the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and historical Morse code, operators will be holding public demonstrations throughout the two day event.

“Field Day,” as the event is known in the industry, is the climax of the week long amateur radio week sponsored by the American Radio Relay League, the U.S. national organization of amateur radio operators. More than 30,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year's event.

Operators will also offer information on obtaining an FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes.

There are over 650,000 amateur radio licensees in the U.S., and more than 2.5 million around the world. Ham volunteers provide emergency communications for state and local emergency response agencies, all for free.To learn more about amateur radio, visit

Newspaper plans on CVCA agenda

Plans for the closure of the Crescenta Valley Sun and expansion of the Glendale NewsPress will be discussed at the next Crescenta Valley Community Association (CVCA) meeting at 7 p.m. on June 24. Held at the Dunsmore Community Room at Dunsmore Park, 4700 Dunsmore Ave., director of editorial Dan Evans will be on hand to promote the plans for the newspapers. Also on the agenda are representatives from Glendale Parks and Recreation to talk about the changes to the Glendale Park Ranger program. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting.


National Night Out planned in August

Glendale Police and the CV Sheriff Station are joining together for National Night Out, an event for residents of North Glendale, La Cañada, La Crescenta and Montrose. Residents can meet their local first responders, enjoy BBQ and Coldstone ice cream. in the lower east parking lot at the Verdugo Hills Hospital from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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