Once completed, the Gold Line will connect dozens of communities from Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire via sustainable and clean transportation. Where will it take you? South Pasadena to San Dimas… Montclair to Monrovia… Pasadena to La Verne… Claremont to East Los Angeles… (the list goes on).
The Foothill Extension’s predecessor, the Pacific Electric car from Monrovia to Glendora (photo credit: Metro Library Archive)
During two weeks of scoping meetings for the proposed Azusa to Montclair segment, we connected with many residents and business owners in the six cities along the segment – many of whom shared stories about their cities’ history and hopes for the Gold Line project. As the environmental review process continues over the coming months, we’ll be taking time on this blog to highlight some of the fun facts about the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair and the variety of points of interest and destinations that will be connected by the line.
As the Gold Line continues to extend east from Azusa, its first stop will be in the City of Glendora – also known as “The Pride of the Foothills.”
Glendora began as a small citrus-farming community and is now known for good schools, low crime rates and friendly neighbors. The city is also home to Citrus College, the oldest community college in the county, and Foothill Presbyterian Memorial Hospital. There are also some fun local spots. The strawberry donuts at Donut Man attract people from all over and tearoom Two a Tea brings back Victorian tea time. Glendora’s a place where volunteers maintain the historical museum and the local trails committee leads hikes. Want to know more? Visit the Glendora page on our website and then tell us where you will go once the line reaches the city.
Next stop…San Dimas. Stay tuned!