Despite the raging Southern California fires, a small election controversy and some unfortunate minor crimes and arrests here and there, 2007 was a relatively quiet year for the Crescenta Valley community.
But the valley still took the time to cheer on a few members of the Montrose Search and Rescue Team for reaching the top of Mt. Rainier; applauding the brave work of the firefighters and congratulating the Glendale Rose Float Association for winning the Governor’s Trophy at the Rose Parade. Young local residents had their share of achievements as well with Jordan Miller-Slaren hosting Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, Crescenta Valley High School junior Rosetta Ragusa earning a nod from Seventeen Magazine for her desire to help change the world, Student Run L.A. completing the Los Angeles Marathon and CVHS football defeating La Cañada High School for the first time in three years.
La Crescenta also dealt with its own share of disputes. The Glendale Teachers Association protested their contract negotiations and debate raged over the future of the “Mayberry” feel of Montrose Shopping Park. An escaped convict was found in the area and several residents were arrested for their run-ins with the law, raging from identity theft charges to burning down an apartment building.