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Crescenta Valley briefs: Deputy to be honored, Glendale Supt. to answer questions, teen event at library

March 20, 2014
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La Crescenta author Bonnie Schroeder will read excerpts from her recently published novel, “Mending Dreams,” and signing copies at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd in La Cañada.

Schroeder’s book tells the story of a woman trying to forgive her gay, dying ex-husband before she is consumed by bitterness. For more information, call the bookstore at (818) 790-0717.

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Gelson’s will hold a grand opening for its newest location at 9 a.m. next Thursday at 635 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. The new grocery store will feature a Wolfgang Puck Express, a coffee bar and bakery, among many other amenities.

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Rep. Adam Schiff will present Deputy Tai Plunkett with the Congressional Badge of Bravery at 7 p.m. tonight during a meeting of the Crescenta Town Council in the community room of La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. Plunkett is credited with saving a woman’s life during a stabbing attack in 2012 while he was off-duty and unarmed.

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Glendale Unified School District Supt. Richard Sheehan will also be hosting a question-and-answer session during the meeting. For more information, visit www.thecvccouncil.com.

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The annual Smart-a-Thon benefiting the Mary Pinola/Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce Education fund will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the fourth-floor council room of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd.

Participants of all ages are welcome to form teams or go solo for free in a general knowledge tournament. A $35 reservation is required to be served lunch. Reservation forms are available on the chamber’s website at www.crescentavalleychamber.org and can be mailed to the chamber at 3131 Foothill Blvd, #D, La Crescenta or faxed to (818) 248-9625. For more information, call (818) 248-4957.

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Find yourself in a zombie apocalypse? Don’t underestimate the importance of an Altoid tin candle. Teens ages 12 to 17 can learn how to make them from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the La Crescenta Library, 2809, Foothill Blvd. For more information, call (818) 248-5313.

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Behavioral analyst Paul Royer will lead a free discussion titled “Dealing With My Child’s Moods” from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd. For more information, call (818) 646-7867.

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