Briefly in the News: City receives national honors

City gets beautification honors

Glendale received two national awards this month for local beautification efforts.

In an announcement released Tuesday, officials said Glendale received a secssond-place national affiliate award by Keep America Beautiful Inc. for local efforts in the schools and on community gardens. Waste management programs also contributed to the ranking.

Glendale also received the President's Circle Award for efforts to reduce litter, minimize waste and beautify the community. The city undertakes an annual survey of litter as part of its membership commitment with Keep America Beautiful. Many of the efforts are guided through public works, the Neighborhood Services Division and the Committee for a Clean and Beautiful Glendale, a board made up of appointed citizens and city representatives.

Zarian to discuss impact of Salvation Army

Salvation Army of Glendale Capt. Rio Ray is scheduled to appear live Thursday on "The Larry Zarian Show" to discuss the impact of his nonprofit on the community, which has sought more services amid the protracted recession.

Also scheduled to appear on the show is the nonprofit's advisory board president, Bruce Hinckley.

The show airs on Charter Cable Channel 380 at 7 p.m. The viewer call-in number is (818) 547-3668.

Antonovich to swear in Crescenta Council members

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich will swear in the newly elected members of the Crescenta Valley Town Council at the group's monthly meeting tonight.

Current Town Council President Cheryl Davis and newcomers Young Seok Suh and Harry Leon topped a field of 10 candidates in November's election.

Runners-up Charles Beatty, Odalis Suarez and Charly Shelton will be sworn in as alternates.

The meeting will conclude with an informal holiday party that will include snacks and dessert.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the community room of the La Crescenta Library at 2809 Foothill Blvd.

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