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November 2, 2006
Zarian show to host transportation heads Former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian will host Caltrans Director Will Kempton and John Barna, executive director California Transportation Commission, on today's edition of "The Larry Zarian Forum." The show will air at 7 p.m. today on Charter Cable Channel 26. They will discuss state transportation and infrastructure issues. Zarian was recently appointed as a member of the state's transportation commission. Attorneys to discuss Grand View on show Attorneys Arnold Wang, Paul Ayers and Mary Der-Parseghian, who represent plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Grand View Memorial Park case, will join Vrej Agajanian from 8 to 8:30 p.m. today on "ABCTVLIVE with Vrej Agajanian" to discuss the latest findings of the court.
NEWS
By Jonathan Frochtzwajg | June 30, 2006
GLENDALE ? The city held a reception on Thursday to honor former Mayor Larry Zarian for his recent appointment to the California Transportation Commission. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Zarian to the nine-member commission in April. "I have tremendous passion for transportation," Zarian said, just before speakers including Mayor Dave Weaver and City Councilman Ara Najarian spoke at the outdoor ceremony, held in a courtyard at the Civic Center. "I believe if we don't solve our transportation problems, it's going to be detrimental to the economy of the state, to the quality of life, to the air quality.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | March 20, 2010
Former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian was reappointed this week to a second four-year term on the California Transportation Commission, securing Glendale’s seat at the transit table at a time when dollars for infrastructure projects are becoming more scarce, officials said. Zarian, whose appointment was announced by the governor’s office Thursday evening, will serve as vice chairman, setting him up to lead the commission, which plays a major role in doling out state money to transportation projects, next year.
NEWS
July 22, 2002
Tim Willert Help is on the way for drivers who travel the crowded Golden State (5) Freeway through northwest Glendale and Burbank. The California Transportation Commission on Thursday approved a Metropolitan Transportation Authority request to apply $50 million toward construction of carpool lanes that will stretch 22.4 miles from the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway to the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale, officials said. The new lanes are expected to carry 2.8 million car poolers a year during peak periods, but a plan to extend the lanes south of the Ventura Freeway will have to wait until 2007-2008 because of funding shortages, officials said.
NEWS
April 10, 2004
Robert Chacon La Canada Flintridge officials are happy that a state commission withdrew its support of a report about the Long Beach (710) Freeway connection to the Foothill (210) Freeway. The move will indefinitely delay the project, which the city had opposed because officials feared it would bring more traffic through the area on the 210. The California Transportation Commission on Wednesday withdrew its support for an environmental report that emphasized the need for the proposed 4.5-mile extension to connect the freeways in Pasadena.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | January 17, 2007
GLENDALE — A proposed $845-million increase in statewide transportation spending this year will improve Glendale's chances of getting funding for local projects, city officials said. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's newly proposed $143.3-billion spending plan for 2007-08 sets aside $16.8 billion for improvements to roads, highways, mass transit and intercity rail and allows for the reinstatement of about $500 million in funds that will be dispersed to cities statewide as they vie for a piece of the pie. The funding comes from $1.1 billion in additional gasoline sales tax, which Proposition 42, approved by voters in 2002, mandates must go into the Transportation Infrastructure Fund.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | July 31, 2007
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Northern San Fernando Road is poised to get a nearly $40-million overhaul as several infrastructure projects go before the council tonight. If approved, the projects will represent a major sea change in the redevelopment of the commercial district along northern San Fernando Road, city officials said. Among the projects is a $32.7-million bridge that would extend west off Fairmont Avenue from the Ventura (134) Freeway over San Fernando Road and the Verdugo Wash before coming to rest with its connection to Flower Street.
LOCAL
By Mike Mohill | June 12, 2009
After reading Greg Wilkinson’s community commentary (“Nothing to ‘study’ here: Tunnel is a terrible idea,” June 3) and Nat Read’s letter to the editor (“710 tunnel would benefit Glendale,” June 6), I have come up with the solution for the 710 corridor between the 10 Freeway and the 210 Freeway. I agree wholeheartedly with Wilkinson’s well-thought-out letter in that having a tunnel to please the NIMBY (not in my back yard) crowd would be a very ridiculous idea.
NEWS
By Ryan Vaillancourt | January 15, 2008
GLENDALE — Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez appointed former Glendale Assemblyman Dario Frommer to the California Transportation Commission on Friday in a move both leaders said would help ensure that Southern California gets its fair share of transportation bond funding. Frommer, a Glendale resident, joins commissioner and former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian as the only members on the board from Los Angeles County. Considered one of the most powerful state commissions, the group is charged with allocating transportation funds — including the $19.8-billion bond approved by voters in 2006 — to projects throughout the state.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 27, 2010
DOWNTOWN — A spokesman for the governor’s office on Thursday said there were no plans to reconsider the removal of former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian from a powerful transportation commission. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on May 21 dropped Zarian after the former chairman of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted against a plan to allow private companies a larger stake in a Northern California freeway construction project. Zarian, a Republican, served more than four years on the California Transportation Commission.
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By Christopher Cadelago | May 27, 2010
DOWNTOWN — A spokesman for the governor’s office on Thursday said there were no plans to reconsider the removal of former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian from a powerful transportation commission. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on May 21 dropped Zarian after the former chairman of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted against a plan to allow private companies a larger stake in a Northern California freeway construction project. Zarian, a Republican, served more than four years on the California Transportation Commission.
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NEWS
By Jason Wells | March 20, 2010
Former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian was reappointed this week to a second four-year term on the California Transportation Commission, securing Glendale’s seat at the transit table at a time when dollars for infrastructure projects are becoming more scarce, officials said. Zarian, whose appointment was announced by the governor’s office Thursday evening, will serve as vice chairman, setting him up to lead the commission, which plays a major role in doling out state money to transportation projects, next year.
LOCAL
By Mike Mohill | June 12, 2009
After reading Greg Wilkinson’s community commentary (“Nothing to ‘study’ here: Tunnel is a terrible idea,” June 3) and Nat Read’s letter to the editor (“710 tunnel would benefit Glendale,” June 6), I have come up with the solution for the 710 corridor between the 10 Freeway and the 210 Freeway. I agree wholeheartedly with Wilkinson’s well-thought-out letter in that having a tunnel to please the NIMBY (not in my back yard) crowd would be a very ridiculous idea.
NEWS
By Ryan Vaillancourt | January 15, 2008
GLENDALE — Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez appointed former Glendale Assemblyman Dario Frommer to the California Transportation Commission on Friday in a move both leaders said would help ensure that Southern California gets its fair share of transportation bond funding. Frommer, a Glendale resident, joins commissioner and former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian as the only members on the board from Los Angeles County. Considered one of the most powerful state commissions, the group is charged with allocating transportation funds — including the $19.8-billion bond approved by voters in 2006 — to projects throughout the state.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | July 31, 2007
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Northern San Fernando Road is poised to get a nearly $40-million overhaul as several infrastructure projects go before the council tonight. If approved, the projects will represent a major sea change in the redevelopment of the commercial district along northern San Fernando Road, city officials said. Among the projects is a $32.7-million bridge that would extend west off Fairmont Avenue from the Ventura (134) Freeway over San Fernando Road and the Verdugo Wash before coming to rest with its connection to Flower Street.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | January 17, 2007
GLENDALE — A proposed $845-million increase in statewide transportation spending this year will improve Glendale's chances of getting funding for local projects, city officials said. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's newly proposed $143.3-billion spending plan for 2007-08 sets aside $16.8 billion for improvements to roads, highways, mass transit and intercity rail and allows for the reinstatement of about $500 million in funds that will be dispersed to cities statewide as they vie for a piece of the pie. The funding comes from $1.1 billion in additional gasoline sales tax, which Proposition 42, approved by voters in 2002, mandates must go into the Transportation Infrastructure Fund.
NEWS
November 2, 2006
Zarian show to host transportation heads Former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian will host Caltrans Director Will Kempton and John Barna, executive director California Transportation Commission, on today's edition of "The Larry Zarian Forum." The show will air at 7 p.m. today on Charter Cable Channel 26. They will discuss state transportation and infrastructure issues. Zarian was recently appointed as a member of the state's transportation commission. Attorneys to discuss Grand View on show Attorneys Arnold Wang, Paul Ayers and Mary Der-Parseghian, who represent plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Grand View Memorial Park case, will join Vrej Agajanian from 8 to 8:30 p.m. today on "ABCTVLIVE with Vrej Agajanian" to discuss the latest findings of the court.
NEWS
By Jonathan Frochtzwajg | June 30, 2006
GLENDALE ? The city held a reception on Thursday to honor former Mayor Larry Zarian for his recent appointment to the California Transportation Commission. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Zarian to the nine-member commission in April. "I have tremendous passion for transportation," Zarian said, just before speakers including Mayor Dave Weaver and City Councilman Ara Najarian spoke at the outdoor ceremony, held in a courtyard at the Civic Center. "I believe if we don't solve our transportation problems, it's going to be detrimental to the economy of the state, to the quality of life, to the air quality.
NEWS
April 10, 2004
Robert Chacon La Canada Flintridge officials are happy that a state commission withdrew its support of a report about the Long Beach (710) Freeway connection to the Foothill (210) Freeway. The move will indefinitely delay the project, which the city had opposed because officials feared it would bring more traffic through the area on the 210. The California Transportation Commission on Wednesday withdrew its support for an environmental report that emphasized the need for the proposed 4.5-mile extension to connect the freeways in Pasadena.
NEWS
July 22, 2002
Tim Willert Help is on the way for drivers who travel the crowded Golden State (5) Freeway through northwest Glendale and Burbank. The California Transportation Commission on Thursday approved a Metropolitan Transportation Authority request to apply $50 million toward construction of carpool lanes that will stretch 22.4 miles from the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway to the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale, officials said. The new lanes are expected to carry 2.8 million car poolers a year during peak periods, but a plan to extend the lanes south of the Ventura Freeway will have to wait until 2007-2008 because of funding shortages, officials said.
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