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May 05, 2010

Substance abuse topic of discussion

Scott Robertson, director of drug and alcohol services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, is scheduled to appear live Thursday on “The Larry Zarian Show.”

Drug and alcohol use among teens, especially in the foothill communities, has cropped up as major community issues in recent months, prompting numerous public forums and law enforcement crackdowns.


Robertson will discuss treatment and recovery options available at the hospital.

The show airs at 7 p.m. on Channel 280. The viewer call-in number is (818) 547-3668.

Census returns higher than average

The proportion of households in the Greater Burbank-Glendale area who mailed their U.S. Census forms back by key deadlines was slightly higher than the national average of 72%, according to the latest tracking figures.

In Glendale, the rate of participation hovered mostly between 73% and 80%, with rates higher in the northern sections of the city.

In Burbank, the rates on a whole were around 75%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Participation rates were slightly higher in La Crescenta and into La Canada Flintridge, where roughly 81% of residents mailed their forms in.

The figures reflected returns as of April 27.

Residents who have not mailed in their forms have been placed on lists for door-to-door visits by Census workers. Hundreds of thousands of Census workers began house visits this month.

If a 2010 Census worker knocks on your door, according to the bureau, here are some ways to verify that person is a legitimate census taker:

?The census taker must present an ID badge that contains a Department of Commerce watermark and expiration date. The census taker may also be carrying a black canvass bag with a Census Bureau logo.

?The census taker will provide you with supervisor contact information and/or the local census office phone number for verification, if asked.

?The census taker will only ask you the questions that appear on the 2010 Census form.

?The census taker will not ask for social security number, bank account number or credit card number and will never solicit for donations or contact you by e-mail.

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