Is my memory already failing me, or were the streets of the Crescenta Valley much wider 30 or so years ago? Then again, maybe it’s all of the vehicles lining both sides of most of the streets in these fair foothills. I mean, drive through any neighborhood either above or below Foothill Boulevard today and you’ll find very few linear feet of curb space that isn’t occupied by cars, trucks, dumpsters, trash cans and an odd assortment of other wheeled vehicles or objects.
It has gotten so that many local streets are in danger of becoming impassible (impossible?) at certain times of the day. As evidence, your Honor, the people introduce Exhibit A: Orange Avenue between Pennsylvania and Ramsdell. I challenge anyone driving anything wider than a Razor scooter to maneuver that particular section of Orange Avenue on a school morning or any late afternoon without feeling like they’re in a segment of American Gladiator on Wheels.