Free Trees, Prom and More
May is always a busy month in our community. After 15 years, this year will be the CV Town Council’s last year hosting Arbor Day, which takes place on May 31 at 10 a.m. at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta. The council will end this tradition with a free tree giveaway program. With help from Southern California Edison, residents and businesses can go online to our council website and order 15 gallon trees. There is a selection of over 20 trees with some native California species. Orders must be placed no later than May 16 and picked up at our Arbor Day event. You can see event and tree ordering details at www.TheCVCouncil.com.
The next general meeting of the council is on May 15 at 7 p.m. in the La Crescenta Library community room, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. This is going to be one of the best meetings of the year. Vice President Harry Leon will have the honor of presenting scholarships to some very inspiring seniors. This year over 20 applications were received.
Speaking of seniors, May 24 is Crescenta Valley High School’s prom, marking a 20-year tradition: the Prom Plus after party that is held at the Crescenta Cañada Y. Prom Plus is a non-profit organization that raises money all year so seniors have an amazing party alternative to unsupervised after prom parties. Their slogan is “Saving lives one prom at a time.”
Glendale Unified continues to receive input regarding the proposed territory transfer of the Sagebrush area to La Cañada Unified. La Crescenta residents have put together a Save our Schools survey that can be accessed on our town council website. If you are a resident of La Crescenta/Montrose and you have not been following this transfer of school district territory, I would highly recommend you take a moment to review the documentation regardless whether you have kids in the district. Many residents are concerned about the loss of property values, a negative impact on our top-rated neighborhood schools and, more importantly, the effect on the students. Once again, all of this information can be found on our council website www.TheCVCouncil.com.
Crescenta Valley Water District has moved our community to “extraordinary” water conservation – yellow alert status. Watering is permitted on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. Complete details are listed on the water district website at CVWD.com.
Taking a sneak peek into June, Crescenta Valley High School graduation will take place on June 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the high school. Traffic will increase significantly, so please plan ahead and be extra careful while driving through the area. Congratulations to the class of 2014!
The CV Town Council hosts a community calendar on its website. Please feel free to post your event and use this as a resource to see what’s happening in the community. Comments, questions or concerns can be emailed to Robbyn@TheCVCouncil.com.
Robbyn Battles, president