Stopping to appreciate the holidays

HOLIDAY SHENANIGANS—Steve Melago likes to add color and costumes to his job. Here he dons green for St. Patrick’s Day. Courtesy photo

Commuters through Oak Park are probably familiar with Steve Melago. He’s a crossing guard for Brookside Elementary School at the intersection of Kanan Road and Conifer Street, but drivers probably won’t recognize him unless he’s dressed up as Santa Claus, or wearing rabbit ears.

Melago, a resident of Oak Park, has endeared himself to parents and students bec...

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