Summer time means Beach Bus for many sand and sea lovers in the Crescenta Valley.
The beach bus runs from June 18 to Sept. 2, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Labor Day.
The best way to the beach – letting someone else take the traffic headaches – is a tradition sponsored by County of Los Angeles Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and the city of La Cañada Flintridge.
The schedule is as follows:
Bus to Santa Monica Beach
Leaves: Two Strike Park (5107 Rosemont Ave.) at 9:15 a.m.
Leaves: County Library (on La Crescenta Ave.) at 9:25 a.m.
Leaves: SE corner of Montrose Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard at 9:35 a.m.
Leaves: NW corner of Foothill and La Cañada boulevards at 9:45 a.m.
Arrives at Santa Monica Beach by the pier around 10:45 a.m.
Bus returning to La Crescenta/La Cañada Flintridge
Leaves: Santa Monica Beach (inside the pier parking lot) at 3:30 p.m.
Arrives: Two Strike Park at 4:30 p.m.
Arrives: County Library at 4:35 p.m.
Arrives: Montrose Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard at 4:45 p.m.
Arrives: Foothill and La Cañada boulevards at 4:55 p.m.
Times may vary due to traffic.
Any person boarding the bus under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
The cost for children and adults is $3 (round trip total) and $1.50 (round trip total) for senior citizens (60 or older with proper identification) and persons with disabilities. Organizers request exact fare.
Riders are encouraged to assemble at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to departure. Riders who miss the return bus will need to find their own transportation back.
To ensure seating availability, make a reservation at www.LAGoBus.info up to one week in advance, but no later than 10 a.m. one day prior to the trip. A confirmation will be issued.
For questions, call (626) 458-3909, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.