City engineers determined that the reservoir, built in the 1920s, needed to be replaced because cracks in the concrete had significantly compromised the structure’s integrity, especially after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
Friedman takes on water role
Councilwoman Laura Friedman and public affairs consultant Brett Barbre were sworn in Tuesday as members of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors.
Friedman replaced Glendale Water & Power Assistant General Manager Peter Kavounas, who served on the board since March.
The 37-member water board establishes and administers policies for the water district, which is a wholesale supplier to nearly all of Southern California’s municipal water agencies. Glendale imports about 70% of its water from Metropolitan.
Frost delays some flights
Early-morning frost Wednesday prompted Southwest Airlines to cancel flights at Bob Hope Airport.
Ten Southwest flights, including departures to Las Vegas and arrivals from San Jose, Sacramento and Oakland, were canceled. The carrier also delayed five of its flights and U.S. Airways delayed one flight.
Airport spokesman Victor Gill characterized the cancellations as “totally infrequent.”
Local temperatures were about 37 degrees Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Fire Department gets grant
The DeWitt Stern Group and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. have donated $25,000 to Glendale Fire Department to purchase five shock-resistant laptops.
The computers can store fire plans, occupancy information, street and hydrant locations, and incident management reports.
The computers are designed to withstand extreme temperatures and can operate in temperatures as low as 20 degrees and as high as 140 degrees, according to the announcement.