A Busy Day in Crescenta Valley
By Mary O’KEEFE
The day started early with a quick clean up at the La Crescenta Avenue exit off the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway. Members of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce, CV Town Council and the community put on their reflective safety vest and picked up debris along the exit.
The clean up program started a few years ago by then CVTC president Steve Pierce. The exit is usually littered with cans and bottles, but occasionally something unusual is found. This morning volunteers discovered traffic signs that had been sheered off from their wooden posts. From the deep tire marks it appeared that a driver had attempted to break, went over a curb going into the dirt area of the exit, took out the signs and then attempted to get out of the dirt.
CV Weekly has put in a request for information from the California Highway Patrol as to accidents that may have been reported in the area.
Rosemont Middle School was busy with feeding hundreds of pancakes to those community members supporting the Two Strike Park Memorial Wall. The breakfast was the first in a series of fundraising events for the memorial. At present a small memorial is located at Two Strike Park, however it is showing signs of deterioration. A committee of veterans from the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War, CV High School’s JROTC, community and business members was formed to help raise the funds for the memorial.
The next fundraiser for the wall will be a 5K Run on April 21. For more information or to donate to the memorial wall visit www.twostrikememorial.org.
Before, or after, the pancake breakfast community members could show their support to the CVHS Feed L.A. Club by buying items at a yard and bake sale. The club is raising funds to buy jackets, blankets and toiletry items for the homeless in Los Angeles.
To support the club’s efforts through donations or to get information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CERT [Community Emergency Response Team] was at Rosemont Middle School for a meeting with local officials and utility company representatives. Southern California Edison, CV Water District and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department were just some of the speakers on the agenda.
The purpose was to learn how to be prepared for any disaster. The meeting was in response to the recent wind event that left residents without power for days. An emergency drill that will involve CERT, utilities and emergency responders is in the planning stages for sometime in June.