July 1, 2009
She drives a 2002 Honda and drove a Toyota before that, but Sandy Norris’ heart is set on her 1949 Ford — one of her late husband’s favorite cars. Born in Chicago and raised in Cleveland until she was 12, Norris came to La Crescenta in 1952. She graduated from Glendale High School in 1957 and married her husband in September that year. They were happily married for 42 years; it will be 10 years this August since he died after battling cancer. When they met, she was driving a ’49 Ford and he was driving a ’49 Mercury.
July 15, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Taste in cars helped retired Glendale Police Capt. Jim Swinford bond with the woman he has been married to for the past 35 years. After meeting his wife, Donna, Swinford offered to drive her to her car. She got into his 1967 Fastback Mustang without saying a word. She didn't have to when he drove up to her 1967 Fastback Mustang. Swinford and his wife both kept their Mustangs and will show hers off this weekend at the 12th annual Cruise Night on Brand Boulevard.
August 3, 2007
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August 8, 2000
Amber Willard DOWNTOWN -- Seven cars, including three that were set on fire, were found with their tires slashed in the 400 block of Oak Street. The vandalisms were reported early Friday, about two hours after police responded to a report of loud music coming from an apartment along the street. Only one of the cars received severe fire damage. Firefighters extinguished a fire under a Chevrolet Lumina, whose rear portion was damaged. Officials found a rag hanging from its gas tank.
April 9, 2013
Police say a series of tire slashings on luxury cars and SUVs early Saturday in Northwest Glendale was a "random act" of vandalism. In some cases, all four tires were slashed on the high-end cars, most of which were parked in home driveways and on the dimly-lit streets of Vista Drive, West Mountain Street, Grandview and Winchester avenues and Cumberland and Kenneth roads, according to Glendale police. One of the cars, a Cadillac CTS, belonged to City Manager Scott Ochoa and had all of its tires slashed.
July 19, 2000
Alexa Capeloto Glendale will no longer be home to the Blessing of the Cars, the annual hot rod showcase known for providing a Catholic priest to bless classic automobiles. For the past five years the event was held at Verdugo Park, attracting more than 7,000 spectators and 800 cars in 1998. This year, organizers decided to rent Sun Valley's Hanson Dam Park for the July 29 event instead. Organizer Stephanie Baltierra said she and husband Gabriel decided more than a year ago that the event had outgrown Verdugo and needed a bigger space.
October 27, 2005
Brand Boulevard dealership plans complex as trends in renovation along the main drag continue.DOWNTOWN GLENDALE -- It has the amenities of a five-star hotel: a Starbucks, plasma TVs, free internet access, a boutique, ATM, elevators and enclosed parking. Nothing is spared for the "guests" at Lexus of Glendale, one of several dealerships on the landmark Brand Boulevard of Cars that are investing millions to upgrade their facilities. Lexus completed its new 225,000-square-foot facility at 1221 S. Brand Blvd.
September 8, 2008
The past was present Saturday during the seventh annual Foothill Festival of Cars at the First Baptist Church of La Crescenta. More than 160 cars that spanned nine generations of automobile ingenuity were spread across the two-tiered parking lot in what organizers said was one of the year’s biggest church fundraisers. Last year, the event pulled in $10,000 — the highest amount since the car show debuted in 2001, volunteer Joan Sapper said. Money was raised through a combination of food and drink sales and the sale of raffle tickets.
April 10, 2007
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Vandals shattered windows on 10 cars parked on city streets over the weekend with what appears to have been shots fired from a BB gun, police said. No injuries were reported in the incidents, but the shooting spree will rack up thousands of dollars in damage, making the crime a felony, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. "It's a pretty serious offense," he said. "It's obviously unnecessary, and it's pretty low that someone would do something like this."