Five little school children had to cross Alameda Avenue by themselves on Oct. 22 between 7:30 and 8 a.m. without the aid of a crossing guard.
For more than a month I have observed an irresponsible and chronically late crossing guard on the corner of Keystone Street and Burbank Boulevard coming to work late over and over again. Late for the morning shift, late for the lunch shift and late for the afternoon shift, up to as much as 30 minutes late.
On Sept. 17 I emailed the Police Department about the issue. A week passed and there was no response. I called and left a message. No response. I wrote a two-page letter to the chief of police; no response. In desperation I wrote a letter to the Burbank Leader (“Looking for help with crossing guard,” Mailbag, Oct. 9)