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July 8, 2004
Glendale Police and Fire departments helped douse a small brush fire that erupted late Tuesday in an open, grassy field next to one of the city's largest apartment buildings. No one was injured in the small brush fire, which authorities think might have been started by local kids playing with fireworks. Shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, Glendale Police and firefighters responded to several calls about a brush fire made by residents of an apartment building in the 400 block of Paula Avenue.
NEWS
September 17, 2002
Glendale Police and Fire investigators are looking for the person responsible for setting four small fires within a short period of time. Police believe someone set three fires, including one in a car, in an apartment building garage about 9 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Elm Avenue, according to the police report. Police believe that person then went to an apartment building in the 1000 block of Linden Avenue and put a burning log in the front seat of a Jeep Wrangler, which caught on fire.
BUSINESS
By Veronica Rocha | August 6, 2009
GLENDALE — Five companies have filed separate lawsuits against the developer and contractor of the recently completed apartment building at 416 E. Broadway, claiming they were never paid in full for subcontracting work. Browning Fire Protection Inc., BAS Appliance Gallery LLC, Force Framing Inc., Walker Construction Inc., and Arena Painting Contractors Inc. are suing Suffolk Construction Co. Inc. and East Broadway Venture LLC for violating signed agreements, which indicated they would pay thousands to the companies for installing a fire sprinkler system, appliances, windows and other work on the 115-unit apartment building, according to lawsuits filed in Glendale Superior Court.
LOCAL
October 9, 2008
The following were taken from reports filed at the Glendale Police Department: ? ?Campus Street and East Colorado Street: A 22-year-old Santa Barbara man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of possession of marijuana while driving. ?400 block of South Glendale Avenue: A 45-year-old Glendale man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of being drunk in public. ? 200 block of Dryden Street: A 38-year-old Glendale man reported Tuesday that a Dumpster behind his apartment building was set on fire.
NEWS
June 8, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- The Design Review Board No. 1 will look at the design Thursday for a proposed apartment building. There are plans to build a five-unit apartment building with 14 parking spaces at 125 W. Maple St. The board will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 105 of the Municipal Services Building, 633 E. Broadway. In other case, the board will consider: 1972 Calafia St. -- construction of a three-story house with a three-car garage.
NEWS
By: | October 7, 2005
A kitchen fire Thursday afternoon in an apartment building at the 700 block of East Garfield Avenue forced neighboring residents to evacuate and caused about $40,000 in estimated damages, Glendale Fire Capt. Bill Lynch said. The fire started just after 2:40 p.m. in the kitchen of one of the apartment building units, Lynch said. Neighboring residents were forced to evacuate, and firefighters put out the fire in about 10 minutes, he said. No one was inside the unit when the fire started, and no one was injured.
THE818NOW
September 26, 2011
Firefighters are evacuating an apartment building in Glendale after a construction crew cut a gas line, sending fumes directly into the building. Residents were being asked to leave the apartment at Stocker and Campbell streets as a precaution while firefighters work on the gas line, officials said. -- Veronica Rocha , Times Community News
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | April 13, 2007
EAST GLENDALE — Police continued their search on Thursday for a man who pushed a 73-year-old Glendale woman to the ground and punched her in the chest before running off with her purse. The violent attack occurred at about 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday after the man followed the woman and her friend into the lobby of an apartment building on the 300 block of North Jackson Street, according to police reports. That's when he pushed the woman to the ground and proceeded to kick her several times before he punched her in the chest and fled with her purse, according to the report.
NEWS
December 10, 2001
Karen S. Kim NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Edward Yegiazaryan, 45, has called the small, old-fashioned apartment building at 308 N. Central his home for about 14 months. But an impending proposal to replace the 25-unit structure with an 11-story office building doesn't have him worried, he said. "It's not a problem for me to move because I'm alone and I don't have any family here with me now," he said. "I was thinking all the time that this isn't really a residential area with all the offices around here."
THE818NOW
September 26, 2011
Firefighters on Monday morning extinguished a blaze from a second-floor apartment on Windsor Road, officials said. The blaze occurred about 10:56 a.m. at an apartment building in the 500 block of East Windsor Road, fire officials said. Fire crews arrived at the building and discovered smoke and fire inside the apartment. They put out the blaze in about 11 minutes. No one was hurt in the blaze, but a family was displaced by the fire. The family will receive aid from the American Red Cross, officials said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 14, 2014
Two Glendale residents escaped their fiery apartment early Tuesday after being alerted by their smoke detectors, officials said. [For the record, Jan. 15, 2014 : An earlier version of this post had a wrong day when the incident occurred. ] The residents were sleeping inside their first-story apartment in the 400 block of West Dryden Street, when they were awakened by the sound from their smoke alarms, according to Glendale Fire spokeswoman Brandy Villanueva. They were not injured in the blaze.
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NEWS
By Emily Foxhall, emily.foxhall@latimes.com | December 5, 2013
A 21-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of murder involving the beating death of an elderly relative, who was discovered bleeding in a Glendale apartment last month. James Sanchez, who family members say was not a blood relative of the deceased, appeared in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pasadena for an arraignment with his wrists cuffed. He remains in custody in lieu of $1-million bail. A family member found Ruben Sanchez, 84, on Nov. 18 in the elderly man's apartment.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 5, 2013
The mother of a 13-year-old boy who was struck and killed in May by a school bus was arrested early Tuesday after she allegedly stabbed her longtime partner in his stomach during a dispute over drugs. The boy's 30-year-old mother, Karen Hernandez, was taken into custody at about 5:25 a.m. on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after officers arrived at the couple's apartment building and saw her outside holding a 10-inch knife, Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said.
NEWS
October 22, 2013
An 18-year-old Glendale man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly climbed onto a balcony and peeked into an apartment, prompting one of the residents inside to scream, police said. Joshua Escobar was taken into custody at 6:52 p.m. on suspicion of burglary at his home in the 1000 block of Irving Avenue, police said. Escobar reportedly scaled a security fence outside an apartment building in the same block as his home and then climbed onto a unit's balcony, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
NEWS
October 2, 2013
Investigators are looking into a trash fire which appeared to be set in the garage of an apartment building on Saturday. The fire was reported about 4:55 p.m. in a parking space in the building's garage in the 500 block of Belmont Street, according to Glendale police. Police say it appeared someone set a bag of trash on fire. Officers searched for witnesses, but were unable to find anyone. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. -- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 8, 2013
A man fondled a Glendale woman's buttocks in a local apartment building this week as she tried to get away from him, police said. The 26-year-old woman and her niece were walking in the neighborhood of Glendale and Elk avenues at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday when she first spotted the man, who was driving an older gray four-door sedan, according to Glendale police. He continued to watch her until she reached the 300 block of East Chestnut Street, where he followed her into an apartment complex, police said.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | July 18, 2013
The City Council made an unusual move on Tuesday when it granted a 14-year development agreement with a developer to lock in approvals for a six-story apartment building at Central and Wilson avenues to cover the decade-plus that may pass before construction can begin. The building, being developed by Vancouver, Wash.-based Holland Partners Group, will have 152 apartments, along with 23 live-work units on the ground floor, facing Central. The project, however, can't proceed as long as Big 5 Sports stays in its single-story building on the southeast corner of Central and Wilson.
NEWS
June 11, 2013
A Los Angeles man pleaded not guilty Monday to allegedly setting fire to his mother-in-law's SUV because her daughter left him, police said. Jonathan Chanto, 34, faces two counts of arson to inhabited structure and personal property and two counts of making threats, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. His mother-in-law told police that just days before the arson, Chanto allegedly threatened to burn down her home. Chanto was arrested Thursday when police tracked him to a home in the Valley hours after the fire, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 21, 2013
While city officials have heralded Glendale's growing downtown core as a symbol of the city's economic revitalization, most of the City Council candidates at a forum this week took shots at the nearly 2,000 apartments in roughly a dozen buildings coming online either in the coming months or next few years. Even an incumbent who approved most of the new residential units criticized one of them and plans to look closely at future projects. “As of this moment, I'm taking my foot off the gas pedal for new development in downtown,” Councilman Ara Najarian said Wednesday night at the Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council forum.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 30, 2012
Prosecutors this week charged a 21-year-old man with prowling in Glendale after a woman saw him twice walking toward her sibling's home back door and then fleeing when he was seen, officials said. Jose Cera was charged with one misdemeanor count of prowling around the woman's home on Monday, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. Cera has not been connected to other prowling cases in the city, but police have distributed his information and details about the arrest to other law enforcement agencies that have had similar cases, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
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