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THE818NOW
December 20, 2011
Two influential Republican lawmakers called Friday for California to slow down the high-speed rail project. The vice chairs of the Assembly Budget Committee and Appropriations Committee asked the head of a budget panel to reject a request to allocate an additional $18 million for work to buy land for the $98.5-billion project. Assembly members Jim Nielsen of Gerber and Diane Harkey of Dana Point said in a letter to a key decision-maker that the California High Speed Rail Authority had not provided a satisfactory explanation of how the system was going to be financed and whether it would be successful if built.
THE818NOW
January 9, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown was right on track when he told reporters at his budget unveiling that "We've got to bite the bullet. " It was the perfect choice of a word. But, of course, Brown didn't mean "bullet" the way I wanted him to. Brown was talking about sucking it up and again butchering programs for welfare families and the aged, blind and disabled. And if voters refuse to pass his tax increases in November, he'll try to whack education from kindergarten through graduate school while crippling courts and even eliminating lifeguards at beaches.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
Re: “City's drivers rank last in state” in the Aug. 29 edition of the News-Press, covering the Allstate Insurance Co. survey comparing the frequency of vehicle accidents among the 194 largest cities in the United States. Glendale was ranked 190 out of 194 cities. What has happened to cause Glendale to go from one of the safest cities for drivers 30 years ago to nearly the most dangerous in the country? It's nice to hear from a Glendale spokesman that the city has increased its enforcement efforts in recent times.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | July 10, 2006
GLENDALE ? The city wants to ask the state to install temporary signage on the Foothill (210) Freeway near Lowell Avenue dissuading truck drivers from using their engine brakes in that area. The City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday that would direct staff members to submit an application with the California Traffic Control Devices committee requesting a sign be installed for a one-year experimental period, Councilman Ara Najarian said. "Because these signs aren't your typical traffic control devices, which staff would have authority to put up, you have to get approval," he said.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | October 10, 2008
The brakes on a La Crescenta man’s vehicle failed as he was traveling south on Dunsmore Avenue late afternoon Sept. 27, causing him to hit another vehicle and spin into a Foothill Boulevard business. According to a Glendale Police Department report, the elderly La Crescenta man was heading south on Dunsmore Avenue when he discovered his brakes had failed. He, and his wife in the passenger seat, flew through the red signal light at Dunsmore Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
NEWS
January 31, 2014
Six Glendale pedestrians died after having been struck by moving vehicles in 2013, a year when the Glendale Police Department logged a staggering 111 pedestrian-involved collisions. O ne has already died this year , putting 2014 off to a grim start indeed. This past week, as part of the city's ongoing efforts to curb this problem, another pedestrian-crosswalk sting was held that generated 28 tickets to drivers who ignored an undercover cop crossing a Glendale street. Obviously all efforts to date to educate the public about pedestrian safety have not been sufficient.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | December 23, 2005
Responding to complaints from a number of local residents, the Glendale City Council has agreed to study noise problems along the Foothill (210) Freeway from Lowell to Pennsylvania avenues. Former City Commissioner Michael Dickerson, a Montrose resident, said the noise was worse than the Stage 3 jets in Burbank, and he predicted the issue will spread to residents along the Glendale (2) Freeway with a recent move of delivery trucks to that route. Another local resident, Steve Wood, said he is hearing impaired but is even bothered by the noise when he takes his hearing aids out. Wood said on a recent morning he counted as many as a dozen trucks line up on the freeway at 3 a.m. The issue, according to city staff, is the use of "jake" brakes, truck compression brakes that are much noisier than regular air brakes.
NEWS
By: Lauren Vane | September 1, 2005
Truck drivers traveling through Newport Coast Wednesday morning had to put on the brakes -- and it wasn't because of heavy traffic. The California Highway Patrol, together with local police departments, set up a checkpoint to perform random safety inspections on large trucks. The checkpoint was held in an effort to prevent accidents on steep Newport Coast Drive, where there have been three accidents involving large trucks in little more than a year.
NEWS
July 14, 2006
Local resident Michael Dickerson raised issues about the sound survey taken by the city on noise from the Foothill (210) Freeway at Tuesday's meeting of the City Council. Dickerson, a former city commissioner, said the questions were raised by a sound engineer for Parsons Engineering, the consultant who performed a study for the city of La Cañada. Dickerson said he was concerned that the sound meters were placed in back yards when that was not required, were possibly situated wrongly in proximity to the freeway, were not done with state of the art equipment, and were placed at sites chosen by the neighbors instead of by the consultant.
NEWS
April 18, 2014
I am a 30-year resident of Glendale and wholeheartedly respect and support the pedestrian walkways. However, to all of those drivers who suddenly decide to stop midstream for a pedestrian who decides to jay walk: You are aiding and abetting this jaywalker and more importantly, you are jeopardizing all of the unsuspecting drivers who share the road with you. I have witnessed this several times, the most recent being this past Sunday on East...
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NEWS
April 18, 2014
I am a 30-year resident of Glendale and wholeheartedly respect and support the pedestrian walkways. However, to all of those drivers who suddenly decide to stop midstream for a pedestrian who decides to jay walk: You are aiding and abetting this jaywalker and more importantly, you are jeopardizing all of the unsuspecting drivers who share the road with you. I have witnessed this several times, the most recent being this past Sunday on East...
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NEWS
January 31, 2014
Six Glendale pedestrians died after having been struck by moving vehicles in 2013, a year when the Glendale Police Department logged a staggering 111 pedestrian-involved collisions. O ne has already died this year , putting 2014 off to a grim start indeed. This past week, as part of the city's ongoing efforts to curb this problem, another pedestrian-crosswalk sting was held that generated 28 tickets to drivers who ignored an undercover cop crossing a Glendale street. Obviously all efforts to date to educate the public about pedestrian safety have not been sufficient.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
Re: “City's drivers rank last in state” in the Aug. 29 edition of the News-Press, covering the Allstate Insurance Co. survey comparing the frequency of vehicle accidents among the 194 largest cities in the United States. Glendale was ranked 190 out of 194 cities. What has happened to cause Glendale to go from one of the safest cities for drivers 30 years ago to nearly the most dangerous in the country? It's nice to hear from a Glendale spokesman that the city has increased its enforcement efforts in recent times.
THE818NOW
January 9, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown was right on track when he told reporters at his budget unveiling that "We've got to bite the bullet. " It was the perfect choice of a word. But, of course, Brown didn't mean "bullet" the way I wanted him to. Brown was talking about sucking it up and again butchering programs for welfare families and the aged, blind and disabled. And if voters refuse to pass his tax increases in November, he'll try to whack education from kindergarten through graduate school while crippling courts and even eliminating lifeguards at beaches.
THE818NOW
December 20, 2011
Two influential Republican lawmakers called Friday for California to slow down the high-speed rail project. The vice chairs of the Assembly Budget Committee and Appropriations Committee asked the head of a budget panel to reject a request to allocate an additional $18 million for work to buy land for the $98.5-billion project. Assembly members Jim Nielsen of Gerber and Diane Harkey of Dana Point said in a letter to a key decision-maker that the California High Speed Rail Authority had not provided a satisfactory explanation of how the system was going to be financed and whether it would be successful if built.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | December 8, 2011
More signs are OK, balloons are out and trees are still up in the air as city officials work to revamp restrictions on car dealerships along South Brand Boulevard. The shift is an attempt to create a more business-friendly environment for Glendale's second biggest tax revenue source. Autos and transportation companies brought $6 million to Glendale last year, with car dealers leading the pack, said Finance Director Bob Elliot. “We have to do everything we can to try to help them increase their sales,” Councilman Frank Quintero said as planning officials laid out proposed zoning changes Tuesday for car dealers along South Brand Boulevard, bounded by West Elk Avenue, San Fernando Road and Central to Glendale avenues.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, Veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 9, 2010
PASADENA— Jurors will begin today to decide the fate of a 20-year-old Glendale man accused of paralyzing another driver in the aftermath of a 2009 car race on Glenoaks Boulevard. Deputy Dist. Atty. Susan Navas told jurors during her closing arguments in Pasadena Superior Court that the defendant, Aren Aznavoleh, had treated his car as a weapon against the victim, Rafick Darosee. Darosee, 38, was not racing when his Nissan Sentra was struck. "On January 9, Rafick Darosee lost everything," she told jurors.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | October 22, 2009
SOUTH GLENDALE — Business at Glendale Harley-Davidson was on the rise three years ago when it was one of few area motorcycle dealerships to open seven days a week, but the recession has forced the store to backtrack. The dealership switched to a six-day schedule this week, closing Monday following a year when sales have dropped about 25%, General Manager Emily Vindeni said. Slumping sales has forced the store to cut about a fifth of its staff in the last year. It seemed logical to reduce working hours as well when revenues slipped during the recession, Vindeni said.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | January 30, 2009
LOS ANGELES — Attorneys representing at least a dozen victims of the 2005 Metrolink derailment in Glendale that killed 11 people said Thursday that they had uncovered evidence that proved the train’s engineer was at fault for the accident. Juan Manuel Alvarez was sentenced to 11 consecutive life terms last year after a jury found him guilty of parking his Jeep Cherokee on the tracks near Chevy Chase Drive Jan. 26, 2005. The failed suicide attempt caused the derailment, which sent Metrolink 901 off the tracks into a parked Union Pacific freighter, killing 11 passengers and injuring nearly 200 others.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | October 24, 2008
LOS ANGELES — County transit officials Thursday authorized $5 million to expand an automated train-stopping system on the region’s rail lines as an interim safety step until more advanced technology is procured. The Los Angles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority also directed staff members to get aggressive about securing state and federal funding to help offset the potentially staggering cost of implementing the “positive train control” system on Metrolink’s rail lines and trains.
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