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Hospital to host tonight's mixer

"Time, Talent and Technology" is the theme of Thursday night's mixer of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, which will be hosted by Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. Hours for the event, which be held in the hospital's 4th Floor Community Rooms, are 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Catering is by Sodexo and the wine bar and refreshments will be provided by the hospital. Parking is free. Cost to attend the mixer is $8 for LCF Chamber members and $20 for guests.


Seatbelt enforcement up, through Nov. 28

Law enforcement agencies statewide, including the California Highway Patrol, are on a heightened enforcement campaign through Thanksgiving weekend to increase seatbelt use, according to Capt. David Silversparre at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station

The "Click It or Ticket" campaign will target the estimated 1.25 million Californians who do not buckle their seatbelts while in a moving vehicle.

"Sadly, the holidays, which for many are the happiest time of the year, is also one of the deadliest and most tragic," Silversparre stated in a news release.

The minimum cost for a seatbelt violation for unbuckled vehicle occupants over age 16 is $142. If a child under the age of 6 is not properly secured, the parent or driver can receive a ticket for $445 for the first offense, plus one point on their driving record.


Coordinating Council directory available

The La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council has published its 2011 community directory, which contains information on churches; public, private and parochial schools; civic organizations and governmental agencies that serve this city. Copies are available at the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce office, 4529 Angeles Crest Highway, Suite 102.

The Coordinating Council organizes and hosts the annual Les Tupper Community Service Awards ceremony held each spring at JPL. It also helps sponsor community forums for local elections.


Pet hospital to host photos with Santa

The Crescenta Cañada Pet Hospital, 3502 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, will host pet pictures with Santa at its facility on Friday, Nov. 26, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Voluntary donations will be accepted for the Glendale Humane Society.

For more details call (818) 248-3963.

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