Beach bus from foothills to Santa Monica returns

A shuttle that transports residents from the foothill communities to Santa Monica every summer resumes service next week.

Beach-goers who live in La Cañada Flintridge,  Montrose and La Crescenta can hop on board the Los Angeles County line on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 18 to Sept. 2. It departs at 9:45 a.m. from La Cañada Flintridge for the Santa Monica Pier, returning to Memorial Park on Foothill Boulevard around 4:55 p.m.

There are other pick-up and drop-off locations in the Crescenta Valley, including Two Strike Park, the La Crescenta Public Library and  the southeast corner of Montrose Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard.  The bus will be in service through Labor Day.

Round trip fare is $3 for children and adults and $1.50 for seniors and disabled passengers. Advanced reservations are required. Passengers can make reservations no later than at 10 a.m. the day before a planned trip at or by calling (626) 458-3909.

-- Tiffany Kelly,

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