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By Robert S. Hong | December 21, 2006
GLENDALE — The City Council voted Tuesday to retain several law firms to aid city attorneys in response to a lawsuit filed Dec. 8 claiming an environmental impact report on the city's Downtown Specific Plan was inadequate. Gatzke, Dillon, and Ballance LLP and Morrison and Foerster LLP — firms that also worked with the city in defense of a lawsuit against the environmental impact report for the Americana at Brand — will represent the city in the new case, in addition to city attorneys.
NEWS
November 19, 2001
We are not, contrary to claims made my Marc Stirdivant (Oct. 24) attempting to "spin the limited merits" of our lawsuit on behalf of Oakmont View V against the city of Glendale. The judge's ruling was one in a series of major victories we have won in court. While Mr. Stirdivant can wish and hope all he wants that the laws of California and the Untied States will somehow not be applied to Oakmont View V, they will and they do. Perhaps to Mr. Stirdivant, injustices and illegal acts such as fraud, breach of contract, violation of due process, ignoring equal protection clause of the Constitution and several other federal and state constitutional issues are unimportant.
LOCAL
By Scott Howard | July 2, 2009
If Stanton Price had read the pleadings in Conquest Student Housing and Herbert Molano v. city of Glendale, it is unlikely he would have written “Maybe city’s nipping it in the bud” posted in the Community Forum on June 25. Asserting that Molano has been victimized by the city government of Glendale is akin to blaming a shooting victim for not getting out of the way of a bullet. From the beginning, it was the city and not Molano that was in the cross-hairs. What Price does not know is that this was not solely Molano’s lawsuit.
NEWS
July 12, 2001
Alex Coolman CITY HALL -- The following actions took place at Tuesday's City Council meeting. WHAT HAPPENED: The City Council approved an extension of the period for review of the revised environmental impact report on the Oakmont View V project. WHAT IT MEANS: The review period for the report was extended from 45 days to 75. The extension is 30 days beyond that the period required by the California Environmental Quality Act. The city is under some compulsion to complete the review as soon as possible because a pending lawsuit by the developer alleges that Glendale has improperly delayed the review process.
NEWS
December 22, 1999
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- A planned 19-story office tower at the southwest corner of Brand Boulevard and Wilson Avenue is on hold because of a slow office leasing market in Glendale. State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, owners of the Glendale City Center property, withdrew a plan Tuesday for the Glendale Redevelopment Agency to hire a consultant to do an environmental review of the project. No timetable had been set for construction of the tower that would have 374,000 square feet of office and a bottom floor of retail space.
NEWS
August 20, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum A U.S. District Court judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the city of Glendale did not have the authority to acquire land on the proposed Americana at Brand site. Better Foods Land Investment Company, which owns the property occupied by Rite Aid and Big 5 Sporting Goods on Harvard Street and Central Avenue, argued that the city could not use eminent domain to acquire its land because the land is not blighted. Eminent domain gives cities the authority to seize land for fair market value when it's deemed in the public's best interest.
NEWS
March 7, 2002
GLENDALE -- Glendalians reacted differently to the City Council's decision Wednesday to deny the long-debated Oakmont View V subdivision. Here's a sampling of comments from residents, local politicians and city officials: "It was a very exciting night for us. It was a tremendous victory." -- Marc Stirdivant, president of Glendale-Crescenta Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment (VOICE), the project's primary opponent. "I think [the council]
NEWS
January 26, 2000
The frustrations of some Glassell Park residents over a new commercial building in their neighborhood may get a sympathetic nod from many homeowners. But the broader lesson from their plight shouldn't be overlooked because it can happen in any neighborhood in any city. Residents of the community on Glendale's southeast border have mounted a last-ditch attempt to stall a nearly completed facility developed by Glendale-based Public Storage. Their appeal was scheduled to be heard Tuesday by the Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners.
NEWS
February 23, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- The Glendale Environmental and Planning Board has recommended certification of the Oakmont View V final environmental impact report, calling it a "good-faith effort" that meets state legal requirements. The board -- made up of City Atty. Scott Howard, Public Works Director Kerry Morford and Planning Director Elaine Wilkinson -- reached its decision late Thursday after listening to the impassioned testimonies of homeowners and environmentalists who oppose the proposed hillside development.
NEWS
January 27, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum When a group of architectural preservationists argues at tonight's City Council meeting to prevent changes to the annex to the Glendale Federal Building, it will have some new ammunition. The group will present a new report that claims that the annex is eligible for listing as a historical landmark. The report was delivered to members of the City Council by messenger Monday. "There was never any valid evidence regarding the historical significance of annex, one way or another," said Michael Resnick, an appellant in the case.
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By Scott Howard | July 2, 2009
If Stanton Price had read the pleadings in Conquest Student Housing and Herbert Molano v. city of Glendale, it is unlikely he would have written “Maybe city’s nipping it in the bud” posted in the Community Forum on June 25. Asserting that Molano has been victimized by the city government of Glendale is akin to blaming a shooting victim for not getting out of the way of a bullet. From the beginning, it was the city and not Molano that was in the cross-hairs. What Price does not know is that this was not solely Molano’s lawsuit.
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NEWS
By Robert S. Hong | December 21, 2006
GLENDALE — The City Council voted Tuesday to retain several law firms to aid city attorneys in response to a lawsuit filed Dec. 8 claiming an environmental impact report on the city's Downtown Specific Plan was inadequate. Gatzke, Dillon, and Ballance LLP and Morrison and Foerster LLP — firms that also worked with the city in defense of a lawsuit against the environmental impact report for the Americana at Brand — will represent the city in the new case, in addition to city attorneys.
NEWS
November 19, 2001
We are not, contrary to claims made my Marc Stirdivant (Oct. 24) attempting to "spin the limited merits" of our lawsuit on behalf of Oakmont View V against the city of Glendale. The judge's ruling was one in a series of major victories we have won in court. While Mr. Stirdivant can wish and hope all he wants that the laws of California and the Untied States will somehow not be applied to Oakmont View V, they will and they do. Perhaps to Mr. Stirdivant, injustices and illegal acts such as fraud, breach of contract, violation of due process, ignoring equal protection clause of the Constitution and several other federal and state constitutional issues are unimportant.
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