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By Melanie Hicken | August 31, 2009
CITY HALL — With high temperatures and smoke-filled skies prompting more residents to shut windows and crank up the air conditioning, the net effect is straining the city’s electrical grid, officials said Monday. As a result, Glendale Water & Power officials are asking residents to conserve energy to reduce the chances of power outages. Residents should turn their air conditioning units to at least 78-degrees when at home, and to turn them off when leaving the house, said Atineh Haroutunian, public benefit programs coordinator.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | May 2, 2012
Call it a match made in Glendale. Ice Energy has moved into a new 25,000-square-foot facility in Glendale, a city whose utility has become one of the Colorado-based company's largest clients for systems that store energy for air conditioners overnight, when electricity is in less demand and cheaper. The facility, located in Glendale's industrial San Fernando Road corridor, is also centrally located to the firm's other top clients. “Glendale is kind of like the center of the map for us here in California,” said Mike Hopkins, executive vice president of Ice Energy.
THE818NOW
By Ross Benson | August 28, 2011
The Burbank Library Buena Vista branch stayed open late Saturday and Sunday as a cooling station. City officials said a number of people took advantage of the air conditioning as temperatures flirted with the triple digits. 
NEWS
April 23, 2001
Alex Coolman NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- With the gravel on the roof of a Wonderview Drive home crunching under his feet, John Tomlinson hooked a small wire to the brown metal grate on the outside of an air-conditioning condenser. "This is basically a fancy thermometer, a digital thermometer" said Tomlinson, a technician with George Haney & Son, an Glendale air conditioning and heating contracting company. A few minutes later, the readings were done. Tomlinson called the numbers into a computer operator in San Rafael and had an answer back about the condition of the air conditioner.
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By Melanie Hicken | September 1, 2009
CITY HALL — With high temperatures and smoke-filled skies prompting more residents to shut windows and crank up the air conditioning, the net effect is straining the city’s electrical grid, officials said Monday. As a result, Glendale Water & Power officials are asking residents to conserve energy to reduce the chances of power outages. Residents should turn their air conditioning units to at least 78-degrees when at home, and to turn them off when leaving the house, said Atineh Haroutunian, public benefit programs coordinator.
NEWS
August 13, 2002
Tim Willert A Glendale man and his girlfriend, who were found dead last week inside a garaged car, died of accidental carbon monoxide intoxication, autopsies conclude. The unclothed bodies of 20-year-old Raphael Jimenez and 16-year-old Jassmin Perea of Los Angeles were found early Wednesday inside an SUV parked inside a garage behind Jimenez's residence in the 1800 block of Flower Street. Autopsies were performed on the bodies Friday. "The carbon monoxide intoxication occurred as a result of the engine running while both people were in the car in the closed garage," said David Campbell of the Los Angeles County Coroner's office.
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By Melanie Hicken | July 19, 2009
CENTRAL GLENDALE — Glendale resident Julia Amezcua has been a regular at the Adult Recreation Center for the past 20 years. “We’re here early in the morning to have coffee or tea, to have something sweet,” she said Sunday. “And we stay throughout the day.” With temperatures reaching close to triple digits Sunday and a heat advisory issued, the center served as more than a place to get an inexpensive meal and chat with friends. It also served as an escape from the brutal heat outside, Amezcua said.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | February 22, 2011
Glendale’s effort to cool demand for energy is taking hold, with the Walt Disney Co. as the latest customer to take advantage of a federally subsidized program to promote ice-based air conditioning to cut down on electricity. The chillers, called Ice Bears, work by making ice in the evening hours, when demand for energy is low, then using the ice as the source of air conditioning during peak hours. Nineteen of the chillers are installed at City Hall, libraries and fire stations, according to city officials.
NEWS
December 6, 2000
Judy Seckler DOWNTOWN -- The Glendale Unified School District's presentation "Measure K Project Tour" continues its run on Charter Cable Channel 15 for December. The program features progress on several major school construction projects, and viewers will get an overview of how Measure K bond money is being spent. The program can be seen at 8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Major projects in progress include construction at Crescenta Valley High School, new structures at Allen Daily High School and Cerritos Elementary School and electrical, lighting and heating/air conditioning at elementary schools in the district.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | February 13, 2014
Glendale Water & Power is expanding its program to help customers better monitor and control their electrical and water use with a new energy-saving tool - a thermostat that can be controlled from a smartphone. In the first phase of the project launched in 2011, 72 customers received digital picture frames that not only displayed personal photos, but also information about water and electrical use in the household and conservation tips. Now, 500 customers can sign up for an expanded pilot project that includes not only the picture frame, but also a smart thermometer that can be controlled remotely.
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By Richard Verrier and Chip Jacobs, Los Angeles Times | August 22, 2012
Federal and state regulators are investigating whether a vintage air conditioning system at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank played a role in contaminating groundwater with chromium 6, a cancer-causing heavy metal widely used in aerospace manufacturing and other industries. A consultant hired by the Environmental Protection Agency recently identified the Disney property among a list of facilities being “investigated as potential sources of chromium contamination in groundwater,” according to an April 2012 report recently posted on the agency's website.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | May 2, 2012
Call it a match made in Glendale. Ice Energy has moved into a new 25,000-square-foot facility in Glendale, a city whose utility has become one of the Colorado-based company's largest clients for systems that store energy for air conditioners overnight, when electricity is in less demand and cheaper. The facility, located in Glendale's industrial San Fernando Road corridor, is also centrally located to the firm's other top clients. “Glendale is kind of like the center of the map for us here in California,” said Mike Hopkins, executive vice president of Ice Energy.
THE818NOW
By Ross Benson | August 28, 2011
The Burbank Library Buena Vista branch stayed open late Saturday and Sunday as a cooling station. City officials said a number of people took advantage of the air conditioning as temperatures flirted with the triple digits. 
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | February 22, 2011
Glendale’s effort to cool demand for energy is taking hold, with the Walt Disney Co. as the latest customer to take advantage of a federally subsidized program to promote ice-based air conditioning to cut down on electricity. The chillers, called Ice Bears, work by making ice in the evening hours, when demand for energy is low, then using the ice as the source of air conditioning during peak hours. Nineteen of the chillers are installed at City Hall, libraries and fire stations, according to city officials.
NEWS
January 17, 2011
Another one of Glendale's skyscrapers is riding the green wave. On Wednesday, the owners of 550 N. Brand Blvd. celebrated the building's designation of LEED Gold status, a designation awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. The building recently installed low-flow water systems that will reduce water use by 30%, a rooftop material that will better reflect — rather than absorb — heat, and systems to better calibrate use of air conditioning, heating and water temperatures.
NEWS
October 5, 2010
It was 11 p.m. Sunday when I asked myself the question so many people in our nation, and in our own community, have already asked themselves. "Is the American dream personally failing me?" Writer's block had me crippled for most of the evening. My regular schedule had been obliterated thanks to an all-day meeting scheduled for Monday. My usual regimen gets me up at 5 a.m. to write the first draft of my column. I shower, ride my motorcycle to work, curse the texting drivers in their 4,000-pound SUVs, arrive at work juggling the first two hours of my day polishing my story and putting out fires in Corporate America, then I write my contribution to the In Theory column that is due at the same time, and finish the rest of my workday.
LOCAL
By Melanie Hicken | September 3, 2009
CITY HALL — With high temperatures and smoke-filled skies prompting more residents to shut windows and crank up the air conditioning, the net effect is straining the city’s electrical grid, officials said Monday. As a result, Glendale Water & Power officials are asking residents to conserve energy to reduce the chances of power outages. Residents should turn their air conditioning units to at least 78-degrees when at home, and to turn them off when leaving the house, said Atineh Haroutunian, public benefit programs coordinator.
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