At Broadway and Brand Boulevard there is a person who plays a guitar; nothing against that, but this individual has amplified music pumping out of speakers arranged on the sidewalk using power from the abandoned building.
You can hear this music for blocks around. I can’t believe that the city has no noise code or law against something like this.
I wonder what would happen if several heavy metal bands were to set up their equipment and play amplified music on our sidewalks. I would assume, based upon what the city is allowing, that nothing would be done.
When driving, it’s about ‘we,’ not ‘me’
I say shame on all the residents of Glendale, drivers and pedestrians alike. We all share the responsibility of traffic safety (“A crash course on prevention,” Jan. 16).
Many of the drivers in our city just drive too darned fast, disregarding the speed limits and all other safety warning lights and signs, whipping in and out of traffic with a “me first” attitude. I would like to know who is teaching these selfish people how to drive? Are they merely being taught how to pass their driving tests, but not any common courtesy or the “rules of the road” that have been around for many, many years?
These drivers are also driving more distractedly most of the time. My father taught me to drive, and I thank him every day for that insight. He taught me to always be aware of everything going on around me. The bicyclist, the kids playing ball, the other cars in front, behind and beside me were all potential problems.
“Don’t just get in and push the gas pedal. That’s not thoughtful driving,” he would say.