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Book Sale at La Crescenta Library

The Friends of La Crescenta Library will be holding their April book sale in the meeting room at the La Crescenta Library. Homes are needed for over 4,000 pre-read books at next to nothing prices. A “members only” presale takes place on Friday, April 10 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (may join at the door) and the public is invited on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find a great deal and support the library at the same time!

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

HSCV Tour to Echo Mountain

The Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley has the unique opportunity to drive most of the way up Echo Mountain then hike less than a mile to see the ruins of the midway point up Mt Lowe. This takes place on Saturday, April 11 beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Carpooling is encouraged with high-clearance vehicles preferred. No bathrooms will be available on this trip. Bring water and lunch. The cost is $5 per person. RSVP to Joanna Linkchorst at (818) 248-1707 or email Please leave name, the number of people in your party and whether you can drive or must carpool.

Special Olympics Tri-Valley at CVHS

The Special Olympics Tri-Valley regional competition takes place on Saturday, April 18 at Crescenta Valley High School. The competition is for athletes to showcase their talent and compete to qualify for the 2015 Southern California Summer Games. Delegations of athletes come from all over Southern California to CVHS for a day of competition, food and fun. Local high school students are paired with every athlete as a “buddy” for the day.

For more information, contact Kim Villa at

Major Road Safety Project Coming to Angeles Forest Highway

Motorists who regularly use Angeles Forest Highway to commute between the Antelope Valley and the Los Angeles basin should anticipate longer travel times as a major highway improvement project gets underway in late April.

The seven-month project will enhance public safety with rehabilitated pavement, new pavement markers and rumble strips along a 16-mile stretch of the popular roadway from Angeles Crest Highway to one mile south of Aliso Canyon Road.

Construction generally will take place during off-peak traffic hours, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at least one travel lane will remain open for through traffic.

However, motorists should plan for increased travel times of up to 30 minutes and are encouraged to consider alternate routes, such as the Antelope Valley Freeway, or to take public transportation. Metrolink’s Antelope Valley Line provides service from Lancaster and Palmdale to Glendale, Burbank, Union Station and points in between.

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