Talk:La Crescenta-Montrose, California

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Schools[edit]

Is it appropriate to list schools in the area? Other articles on cities in the area don't have a list of schools. --Chlorophyll 21:50, 9 July 2005 (UTC)

  • It is normal for articles of smaller cities to list schools. WhisperToMe (talk) 17:20, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

I have lived in the Montrose area of Glendale, CA for nine years (and the general area for 26 years). Montrose is a neighborhood in the City of Glendale. The Wikipedia reference to La Crescenta and Montose as an unicorporated part of California is wrong. Montrose is part of Glendale as Hollywood is part of the City of Los Angeles. La Crescenta is unicorporated by choice.

I found a reference to a park in Montrose that mentions that it is in Glendale - http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/ada-survey/Parks%20Findings/Montrose%20Park/Montrose%20Park.pdf

You can also go the the website for the City of Glendale http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/

Regards, Tom Petersmeyer


—Preceding unsigned comment added by Wcquayle (talkcontribs) 17:13, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Public Safety...[edit]

How about that the Glendale Police Department now provides police services to the La Crescenta Area, yet the L.A. County Sheriff's Station has a regional station in that same area?...Michaela92399 01:56, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

I think a section on the general confusion about who is responsible for what in the area is appropriate. You can live in Glendale, LA, or an unincorporated areas. The cities, police/fire, utilities, schools, and the postal service all have differing opinions about who does what and where. For example, I clearly live in LA but I have a La Crescenta zip code. Zip codes are not the best indicate of what city you are in, so I am continually explaining to various LA service providers that I do indeed live in LA. A friend of mine lives in an unincorporated area and has Glendale utilities, but not Glendale fire/police. I shoulda picked a place clearly in Glendale ! --Scott.kelley (talk) 05:02, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Unreferenced article[edit]

This article has been tagged for referencing since January 2010, but nobody has stepped up to provide sources or inline links. If there is no objection, I will go through the article to remove all of the unreferenced material that may or may not be true. Of course I will look for sources before doing so, but I hope the people who originally added the material will also add the sources as to where the info came from. You can just put the sources references right in with the text, and somebody else will put it into footnote form for you. Yours, GeorgeLouis (talk) 23:21, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Guthrie song[edit]

'The flood was commemorated in Woody Guthrie's song "Los Angeles New Year's Flood".' Do we have a source for the La Crescenta flood being the inspiration for the Guthrie song, or is this just speculation? GeorgeLouis (talk) 15:03, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

The lyrics here [1] are incomplete, or perhaps they represent a version of the song as Guthrie sometimes sang it. The lyrics here [2] are the ones that he sings on the third LP of Woody's Library of Congress Recordings (available on the Some Folk CD box set). Note the following lines:

Twas in the early springtime,

Of Nineteen Thirty Four.
The waters filled the canyons,
Through the city poured....

The little towns of Montrose,
Glendale and Burbank, too.
From Flintridge to Tujunga,
Along that mountain blue.
They all were struck like lightning,
Down that mountain rolled.
The wild Los Angeles River,

In that fatal New Year’s flood.
This certainly refers to the Dec 1933/Jan 1934 flood in the Crescenta Valley, even though Guthrie (as usual) gets a few details mixed up, such as his reference to the Los Angeles River, and his use of the word "springtime" (which is belied by his explicit reference to "New Year's night" -- my guess is that Guthrie, being from Oklahoma, instinctively assumed that rain happens in the Spring -- not in the Winter as it does in Los Angeles!).
Is the link to this blog page a sufficient reference, or do we need one of the biographies of Guthrie? I'm curious when he wrote this song; Guthrie was not in California in 1933-34, so perhaps he learned of the flood sometime after arriving. — Lawrence King (talk) 19:41, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks so much for the fulsome response. I am not going to make a fuss. I assume good faith and am supportive of your addition to this article. Sincerely, your friend, GeorgeLouis (talk) 21:29, 21 May 2013 (UTC)