Community Corner May

Robbyn Battles created Community Corner to highlight events, issues, projects, non-profits and tidbits that are simply good in our communities. Some of the mentions are very popular within our communities and others are not so well known and deserve a little bit more attention. A great way to see what is happening throughout our Foothill communities.

Meet the Crescenta Commons Kids. A group of  3rd, 5th, and 6th graders from Monte Vista Elementary that have all volunteered to help keep the “Crescenta Commons” clean and beautiful. The kids had a fundraiser one day after school and raised just under $500.00. The funds will be used buy plants for the Commons. On Saturday, May 20th the kids will all get together at the site and plant all of the new plants.
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La Canada-Flintridge:
44th Annual Memorial weekend Fiesta Days May 26-29, 2017. Take a look at all of the wonderful activities planned for Memorial weekend. Click here for the entire list of Fiesta Days Events.
Be aware of ramp closures on the 210 Freeway in La Canada, Berkshire Pl. westbound on-ramp and the eastbound Arroyo Seco off-ramp if you plan on attending events in Pasadena, specifically the Rosebowl May 7th “Masters of Taste” see the details the R.G. Canning Flea market or the U2 concert May 20-21.

La Crescenta/Montrose:
Crescenta Valley Chamber Hometown Country Fair is April 29 at Crescenta Valley Park from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. See all the details.
Montrose, “Taste of Montrose” tickets are $20.00 and the proceeds benefit Prom Plus. Learn more about Prom Plus and the Taste of Montrose. Prom Plus after prom party for Crescenta Valley High School seniors is May 20th. volunteers always needed. Prom Plus after prom party starts at Midnight and goes to 5:00 am at the YMCA. Learn more about the actual event.
Sunday, May 7, brings “Wags N Whiskers, Kids N Kritters Day” to the Montrose Shopping Park, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

The newly renovated Glendale main Library will have it grand opening on May 1.  They have added a “maker space” an area to be creative, a large open reading area, more study areas and so much more. Watch the promotion video to see and hear about the upgrades and new amenities that will be revealed at the grand opening of the Glendale Main Library. Take a look at all the activities and events within the City of Glendale. Here is a link to the Glendale City Calendar of events.

Sunland- Tujunga:
Elections take place May 16th for the long-awaited seat to be filled in Council District 7.
The YMCA of the Foothills announces FREE Summer Teen membership. Membership is from June 1 – July 28. This is available for all three locations in the Foothills. Click here for all the details.

Don’t miss the Little Landers Historical Society Plant sale. Taking place on April 29, Little Landers Historical Society, Plant sale 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 10034 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. Click here for full details

Shadow Hills / Lake View Terrace:
Sunday, May 21, 12-3 p.m. Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team JAT Showcase! MonteVerde Ranch in Lakeview Terrace. Come support the Junior Advanced Team as they showcase their long and short programs for the 2017 competition season. Silent auction, raffles, entertainment and yummy food. Learn more about the Blue Shadows Event.

California High-Speed Rail and the effects on the communities in the Foothills. Here are the latest correspondence between LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and California High-Speed Rail. Click here to read. In addition, three senators signed a joint letter backing the communities stance to removing the E2 route which is proposed to go underground from Palmdale to Lake View Terrace then comes out of the mountains and traverse the entire Hansen Dam and then go back underground in Shadow Hills through to Burbank. Read the entire letter.

Useful Links and General Fun and Information:
Congratulations to the Crescenta Valley High School Girls Varsity LaCrosse Team, Pacific league champions.









The Sagebrush petition to be publicly discussed on May 3,  9:30 am by the Los Angles County Office of Education. The fight over the Sagebrush area, a small section of homes between Ocean View and Rosebank in La Canada that has always been a part of the Glendale Unified School District has been raging for years. Read the latest article including the funds Glendale Unified will lose if the transfer to La Canada Unified is successful. Link to the article.





April 30th Stop by my Open house at my latest listing  5249 Live Oak View, Eagle Rock 90041

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Norton Simon Museum
The Crescent Farm at the Arboretum
Mindshift Education
Getty Museum
Descanso Gardens