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By Matt Sanderson | February 14, 2014
City Council this week approved moving forward to suspend Adams Square's designation as a Business Improvement District for another year, which means businesses there will have no levy assessments and it gives business owners time to reactivate the designation, if they choose. Adams Square was hit hard in 2011 with the dismantling of the city's redevelopment agency, which gave each of the city's business improvement districts funding for promotions and services, such as graffiti removal and tree trimming.
NEWS
November 16, 2001
Karen S. Kim SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- The city will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Adams Square streetscape improvement project Saturday at the corner of Chevy Chase Drive and Adams Street. The ceremony will mark the beginning of a project that includes a landscaped center median on Chevy Chase Drive at Acacia Avenue, parkway landscaping on Chevy Chase Drive and Tyler Street, two monuments marking the entrance to Adams Square and a 2,000-square-foot plaza with a fountain and walls for sitting on the southwest corner of Chevy Chase Drive and Adams Street.
NEWS
October 18, 2001
Karen S. Kim SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- A rendering of how the city's facade improvement program will enhance the look of four adjacent businesses in Adams Square has hung in the window of Palmer Market for so long that its colors and text have faded. But after two years of delays and slow processing, eight Adams Square businesses are finally getting the face-lift they were promised. "We're very happy about it because this area is dead over here," said George Nazaryan, owner of Palmer Market on Palmer Avenue.
NEWS
By Ryan Vaillancourt | November 12, 2007
Rarely, if ever, does an old gas station make for a nice place to picnic, play or, to just sit back and pass the time away, chatting with friends and neighbors over a few Cokes. But it’s a scenario that played out on Saturday at the opening of the new Adams Square mini park, and it’s a scenario that’s likely to play out on a regular basis for years to come, said Michael Teahan, who as president of the Adams Hills Homeowners Assn., was a force in designing and realizing the park.
NEWS
June 18, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum Saro Tomasian is confident in his food. Three months after opening the Philly Cheese Steak and Pizza House in Adams Square, Tomasian already has a loyal base of customers. He just needs to expand on that. "I'm just trying to get my food out there so they can taste it," Tomasian said. "I'm sure they'll be back once they taste it." Tomasian will get plenty of exposure Saturday, when his cheese steaks will be for sale at the Fifth Annual Adams Square Summer A'Faire.
NEWS
February 26, 2003
Ryan Carter "Adams Square" is all turned around. For the past 1 1/2 years, the concrete and brick monument that let people know they were in the Adams Square merchant area faced west. This allowed drivers headed east on Chevy Chase Drive to see the sign as they reached the Adams Street intersection. But, citing traffic concerns, city work crews rotated the sign, making it parallel to traffic. Now the "Adams Square" lettering faces north toward an apartment building, and that has merchants in the southern Glendale revitalization project upset.
NEWS
December 3, 2004
Adams Square Business Improvement District members put the tinsel and ornaments on their Christmas tree Tuesday, preparing the square for the holiday season. "We had an incredible turnout this time," said Carol Cianfrini, a member of the district's board of directors. Adams Square will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony Saturday at 1:15 p.m. at Chevy Chase Drive and Adams Street. The tree lighting is part of an afternoon festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Christmas music will set the scene, and Santa Claus will be in the square, posing for pictures with kids.
NEWS
September 26, 2003
35Husband-and-wife leaders of the business scene in southeast Glendale ... as owners of Crysti Cleaners in the Adams Square shopping district, they have led the effort to beautify the area, tapping city help and trying to drum up interest in south Glendale as a viable business area ... with a group of local merchants, they organize the annual Summer A'Faire block party ... longtime residents of the area who made money...
NEWS
March 21, 2014
Southeast Glendale is not the “forgotten” land and the City Council must take this into account. Our nation has several well-known racetracks. In Glendale there are two: Glenoaks Boulevard and the 1100 block of East Chevy Chase Drive. Please close them down, now! The white elephant also known as the Adams Square fountain (what a waste of money) must be torn down. It is hazardous and ugly, at best. The traffic laws are never enforced around Adams Square. Since the GPD is in need of funds, here is the solution: Ticket the roughly 50 drivers daily who turn right on red there, ignoring the sign that says “No Right Turn on Red.” That, plus issuing tickets for excessive speed, could be gold mine for the GPD. There are also U-turns made in the middle of the street and people regularly park in the red zones.
NEWS
May 24, 2005
Park design favored in neighborhood In Rima Shah's front-page article on the proposed Adams Square mini-park ("Group wants mini-park's foot off gas," Thursday), only one person from the Adams Hill area was interviewed -- Carol Cianfrini. Cianfrini may be "pumping up some controversy" about the park's design, but everyone at the community meeting on May 12 appeared to be in full support of the plan. If Cianfrini has so many concerns about the proposed park, why didn't she voice them at the meeting?
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NEWS
March 21, 2014
Southeast Glendale is not the “forgotten” land and the City Council must take this into account. Our nation has several well-known racetracks. In Glendale there are two: Glenoaks Boulevard and the 1100 block of East Chevy Chase Drive. Please close them down, now! The white elephant also known as the Adams Square fountain (what a waste of money) must be torn down. It is hazardous and ugly, at best. The traffic laws are never enforced around Adams Square. Since the GPD is in need of funds, here is the solution: Ticket the roughly 50 drivers daily who turn right on red there, ignoring the sign that says “No Right Turn on Red.” That, plus issuing tickets for excessive speed, could be gold mine for the GPD. There are also U-turns made in the middle of the street and people regularly park in the red zones.
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NEWS
By Matt Sanderson | February 14, 2014
City Council this week approved moving forward to suspend Adams Square's designation as a Business Improvement District for another year, which means businesses there will have no levy assessments and it gives business owners time to reactivate the designation, if they choose. Adams Square was hit hard in 2011 with the dismantling of the city's redevelopment agency, which gave each of the city's business improvement districts funding for promotions and services, such as graffiti removal and tree trimming.
NEWS
August 9, 2013
I agree 100% with the reader that wrote in disagreement with a recent news article about Glendale being clean (“The city has a little problem,” Mailbag, July 27). I ask Sandra Rodriguez, the program coordinator in the Community Development Department, to come and walk around Adams Square, outside the bakery in the 1100 block of E. Chevy Chase Drive. There she can find the largest amount of cigarette butts littering of all Glendale. The front parking spaces of the Adams Square Library are used daily as a trash-dumping site.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 5, 2012
The association in charge of the Montrose Shopping Park is looking to add another employee to its ranks, making it the city's only business improvement group with such a robust workforce. The Montrose Shopping Park Assn. board of directors, which decides how roughly $360,000 gets spent to promote the quaint shopping district along Honolulu Avenue, is mulling over adding a “Montrose Ambassador” to meet with business owners and bring their comments or complaints back to the board.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | September 25, 2009
ADAMS HILL ? In a move that members say will allow it to better represent the neighborhood, the Adams Hill Homeowners Assn. will now welcome renters and businesses into its ranks. The group, now called the Adams Hill Neighborhood Assn., is the only such association to make the move. ?We?ve always welcomed people who were renters to come to our meetings and express their opinions,? said President Christopher Welch. ?We wanted to make it a little more official and really truly welcome all people who live in the neighborhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2009
TODAY The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA offers Poi Juggling from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday, July 6 until July 29 at Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd. Lessons are open to children ages 7 to 14. For more information, contact the Healthy Lifestyles Director Ana Marie Schaefer at amschaefer@ymcac.org or call (818) 790-0123, Ext. 231. ? TUESDAY The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA offers three types of art classes every Tuesday, July 7 to July 28 at Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | December 8, 2008
From the moment Santa Claus stepped out onto Park Avenue in Adams Square on Saturday, he had command of dozens of children and their parents. They flanked him for quick snaps of their digital cameras before he settled down on his padded wicker bench, where one by one, youngsters took their turn posing for that seminal childhood picture. Some were eager; others were less so. After 4-year-old David Tsarukyan and his cousin, Nicole, 3, were planted on the bench, the clock ticked on voicing their Christmas wishes.
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