Crescenta Valley’s Dirty Laundry: Gossip, Crime and Tragedy

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The Crescenta Valley is an upper middle-class suburb of Los Angeles. It enjoys a low crime rate and high property values. But like any community, it has a distasteful side to its history. These are the stories you won’t hear from the local Chamber of Commerce—mildly amusing gossip and cringe-worthy history; racial hatred; a town close enough to Hollywood to provide quiet homes to not-so-quiet Hollywood stars, including the gossip that goes with them. And all of this in a valley between two mountain ranges that offer natural disasters on a seeming regular schedule. Like someone’s dirty laundry, this history book reveals some embarrassing stains.
ISBN: 9781634993579
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: California
Series: America Through Time
Images: 52
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
MIKE LAWLER was the president of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley for over a decade. He has authored or co-authored several books on local history, along with a long-running popular weekly newspaper column. GARY KEYES is a retired high school and college history teacher. Mike Lawler was one of his students. Gary has coauthored two books on local history.
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