November 18, 2009
I am writing regarding the Nov. 11 article titled “Cameras become flash point.” I completely agree with City Councilman Ara Najarian. Red-light cameras do a lot of good in our streets. It is as if a police officer is standing there and making sure that no one neglects the law. Personally, my life was threatened by a driver who completely ignored and missed the red light. One day, as I was driving on North Verdugo Road, I was almost struck by a motorist who passed the red light.
November 11, 2009
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday renewed a red-light-camera program, and authorized officials to expand the network to up to 10 other intersections. Under the agreement, Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. will continue to operate the red-light cameras for another five years while police officials evaluate whether to install the monitoring equipment — which photographs motorists violating traffic laws at four intersections in the city — to other area problem areas.
October 16, 2009
GLENDALE — City officials and geologists have installed a video camera and ground-monitoring equipment at Deukmejian Wilderness Park to keep an eye on the effects of winter storms on the blackened 709-acre site. The temporary camera was installed Tuesday at the park to monitor the most recent storm amid threats of heavy rain and potential debris flows. Officials monitored the live video feed of Dunsmore Basin from the city’s Emergency Operations Center through Wednesday, said Ed Fraga, the city’s Information Services director.
October 15, 2009
GLENDALE — City officials and geologists have installed a video camera and ground-monitoring equipment at Deukmejian Wilderness Park to keep an eye on the effects of winter storms on the blackened 709-acre site. The temporary camera was installed Tuesday at the park to monitor the most recent storm amid threats of heavy rain and potential debris flows. Officials monitored the live video feed of Dunsmuir Basin from the city’s Emergency Operations Center through Wednesday, said Ed Fraga, the city’s Information Services director.
August 25, 2009
GLENDALE — Extra sets of eyes could soon be watching over the city’s downtown district. The Glendale Police Department is proposing the installation of surveillance cameras downtown to watch out for criminal activity. Purchase and installation of the cameras would be paid for with a $50,000 Target Corporation grant, which the City Council is expected to accept Tuesday during its regular meeting. The cameras — which would be put installed in March — will help launch the Police Department’s Safe City Program, according to a city staff report.
August 23, 2009
The City Council on Tuesday will review the receipt of a $50,000 grant from Target to purchase and install surveillance cameras downtown. Glendale Police Department officials say the cameras, which will be installed in publicly accessible areas, will help the department deter and investigate crime in the downtown area. WHAT TO EXPECT The council is expected to receive the grant. No matching funds are required. UTILITY THEFT APPEALS The City Council will consider proposed Glendale Water & Power Commission appeal procedures for residents found guilty of water or electric service theft.
August 12, 2009
LA CAÑADA ? The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter came back online Monday when Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers placed it in safe mode after it inexplicably switched from one onboard computer to another. The switch from the A computer to the B computer happened late Thursday night, and engineers have been working since then to determine what made the spacecraft make the swap. It was the first time the computer switch has occurred in the three years that the Mars orbiters has been sending images and data.
July 30, 2009
The latest generation of 3-D technology started out as a gimmicky gamble that others didn?t believe in, but has proven to be the key for some in the entertainment industry as others struggle to battle a dearth of local spending from major motion picture and television studios. Pace Technologies and 3ality Digital, both based in Burbank, have benefited as industry giants look to make their products more attractive to penny-pinching consumers during the recession. The companies develop camera rigs and digital production systems that have been used in almost every recent live-action 3-D film and television production.
May 23, 2009
Moms. Dads. Here?s your morning checklist ? kid, camera, costume and tickets. The tickets are for Glendale Centre Theatre?s children?s musical, ?Sleeping Beauty,? which runs every Saturday through June 27. The costume is for the kid to wear to the show. The camera is for the great photos you?ll take with the sweet, funny, kid-friendly cast members after the show. And, you might as well dress up in your own prince or princess outfit. You?ll be treated like royalty no matter what you wear.