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A Common Place To Gather

On Sunday, Aug. 17 at 9 a.m., community volunteers will gather to finally break ground on Crescenta Commons. With shovels and picks in hand, the trenches will be dug, bender board for the paths installed and rocks for the bench and monument sorted. For years the community has been hearing about this wonderful beautification project and I am excited to finally say yes, we are breaking ground.

For those who do not know what and where Crescenta Commons is, let me tell you. The site is located on the southwest corner of Orange and Rosemont avenues, next to Monte Vista Elementary School. The property will be transformed from a weed-filled dirt lot to a wonderful place to gather. For years parents and students have stood in the dirt lot before and after school. Now parents, students and the entire community will have a beautiful site where they can sit, meet and enjoy each other’s company.

The Crescenta Commons design features four benches donated by community members, drought tolerant planting areas and decomposed granite pathways. In the center of the project a human-size accurately placed sundial will be built.

Want to make a lasting impression on Crescenta Commons? Your chance is coming soon. There are two inner rings to the sundial. Approximately 175 handmade tiles will fill these inner rings. We will be offering these commemorative tiles to the community. With a $100 donation per tile, families, community organizations, businesses, etc. can have their name or small notation placed on the tile prior to the tiles being permanently installed at the site. If you would like to reserve your tile please email Funds from the tiles will be used to maintain the site, fund the CV Council and its scholarship program.

Interested in volunteering for one of the Crescenta Common workdays? Send me an email at The site is slated for completion at the end of September. Stop by and watch the transformation.

On another note – just a bit of council business. Our next CV Town Council meeting is on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. The agenda includes Assemblyman Mike Gatto, an update on the 710 tunnel from the Metro board of directors, Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian as well as a visit from Mike Lawler of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley with an update on Rockhaven. Meetings are held at the La Crescenta Library in the community room off the rear upper lot (2809 Foothill Blvd.).

One final note is the CV Youth Town Council will hold its first meeting on Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library community room. Please stop by and show your support for the local youth in our community.

Details about all of the above and more in our community can be found on our website

Robbyn Battles


Crescenta Valley Town Council

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