Here are some of the best, funniest, strangest and most informative comments from Patch stories and board posts around the San Gabriel Valley and Crescenta Valley Patch sites this past week:
Big Rig parked 4 days on Rosemont Bridge
C.B. posted on Montrose - La Crescenta Patch's boards about the big rig near his home. His post sparked a discussion about this hot topic in his community. Don't take the headline of this story literally. The quote in this story's headline is veiled with sarcasm. C.B. wrote:
If this doesn't bring down my property value, I don't know what would. This truck, with a company name of Marques Transportation Inc, with an address in Sunland, has been parked here by my house for 4 days now. His company is close enough for him to park at his business. I just love seeing the graffiti. I feel like I live in an industrial area. Maybe I should request money back from my taxes.
Reader Leslie, offered a different perspective on C.B.'s post:
Leslie Dickson Dale - Although I agree there are some big issues that need to be tackled in our community, things like gangs, fights and home break ins are handled by the police. The CV Town Council is discussing changing an existing law if there are enough interested homeowners. Focusing on both issues does not cause strain on the system. I would encourage all of you interested to talk to someone who goes to CVHS on a daily basis. Ask the students how often they are getting parking tickets or how far away they need to park to go to school. Each big rig is the size of 4 small cars. When there are 4 big rigs, parked for days, on the overpasses, then 16 students do not have a place to park. In addition, it is a safety issue when making turns or pulling out of the driveways, the line of sight is limited. Business need to pay for all of their costs, including the costs of storing their vehicles. RV owners must pay to store their vehicles. Businesses should not be allowed to rely on public streets to house their property. Storing a big rig should be included in the cost of doing business.
Is This Billboard 'Not Very La Cañada-ish'?
Sometime in mid-July a story was posted on La Cañada Flintridge Patch about a questionable movie poster on a heavily-trafficked street. This week a reader came across this story and wrote about her son learning the "A-word" thanks to this sign. This struck me as interesting. When is an appropriate age for your children to understand offensive language?
Concerned_Mother This billboard is INAPPROPRIATE!!! My 17 year old son learned the "A-word" from it!!! I am outraged. And the "Fruitvale Station" billboard in Montrose isnt much better. Like many of you my children do not knwo that the foothills are near a big city and I want to keep it that way. Billboards with "urban" themes to be kept out!