January 17, 2006
The Glendale News-Press visited Hoover High School and asked students: "What do you enjoy about auto mechanics?" "I learn something new. I want to be able to help out and fix cars. Guys think they know everything about cars. We have to show them girls do, too." DONNA ROSAS, 17 Glendale "I like learning about cars -- changing tires and recognizing problems." ALEX HOVASAPIAN, 16 Glendale "I've learned a lot about brakes and engines. I want to learn." AMIN OKAR, 16 Glendale "I've learned about basic repairs.
December 9, 1999
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- Four people were injured, two seriously, when a pair of cars rolled over an embankment Wednesday on the Ventura (134) Freeway. The two cars rolled over and tumbled down the embankment at about 2:22 p.m. where the 134 meets the Golden State (5) Freeway, said California Highway Patrol Officer Richard Perez. One of the cars collided with a tree and two of its occupants were trapped inside, Perez said. Firefighters had to extricate the two with the Jaws of Life, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Bob Collis.
March 16, 2007
It was an exciting Sunday afternoon at Dunsmore Park as Boy Scout Troop 302 gathered for the pack's annual Pinewood Derby race. Almost one hundred scouts and their families were on hand, putting the finishing touches on their kit cars in preparation for the big race. Though all the cars are made from the same kit, through painting and shaping each can reflect the individual scout's personality. The day's festivities lasted all afternoon and included potato racing (literally racing potatoes with wheels attached)
March 31, 2004
It was a splashing good time Tuesday at the parking lot of Glendale Adventist Medical Center. With suds, water and sponges all around, about a dozen administrative staff members and managers washed the cars of the hospital's physicians for free as a show of appreciation for their work. At least a couple of Mercedes-Benzes were made shiny again, along with a BMW and other cars, said Tony Yang, hospital communications manager. The event was held to recognize the contributions of the doctors on what hospital officials called "Doctors Day."
March 24, 2001
Amber Willard LA CRESCENTA -- Glendale Police are investigating the smashing of windows on nine cars parked along streets. A man called people about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after he heard glass breaking outside his home and saw a sport utility vehicle driving away at Dunsmore Avenue and Brookhill Street. Two cars at the intersection had their windows smashed and officers found seven other victims. Officers believe someone leaning out of a car driving by broke the car windows, starting north on Lowell Avenue, turning east on Santa Carlotta Street and heading north on Dunsmore Avenue, according to police reports.
July 23, 2007
The rumbles began shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday as the Southland's hottest hot rods, roadsters, custom and classic cars gridlocked Brand Boulevard for the 14th annual Glendale Cruise Night. Nearly 35,000 visitors ranging from connoisseurs well-versed in car-talk to newcomers who liked the paint jobs crowded the downtown area to check out the goods on more than 400 pre-1973 cars that lined Brand. "I think it's looking back at how cars used to be good, that they used to make cars so much better," said Cynthia Sayes, 17, who added she knew very little about cars.
April 17, 2002
Our neighborhood has a parking issue that needs to be addressed. However, finding the correct party to address the concern to is difficult. Our street, Los Encinos Avenue, meets with Alpha Road, and at the top of this street are the Alpha apartments (or condos). For some reason, these residents have no parking inside their complex. Not a night passes where these cars are not searching for parking on Los Encinos Avenue. They would park on Alpha, except the other apartments have already grabbed whatever parking was available.
February 23, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Glendale Police, along with FBI and Burbank Police officials, moved in Thursday morning after a two-week investigation that allegedly revealed a plot of stolen cars, coordinated car crashes and insurance fraud. Two people were arrested at their homes Thursday and five more were being questioned early Thursday night, Glendale Police said. "We have more than $1 million in stolen cars," police spokesman Sgt. Rick Young said Thursday afternoon.
March 1, 2003
Janine Marnien Students revved the engines of their cars Friday at Clark Magnet High School in anticipation of a race about eight weeks in the making. But the cars didn't make too loud of a noise. They were about 6 inches in height, and battery operated. Ninth-grade students in two of the school's four engineering clubs have been designing the cars for the past couple of months, culminating in Friday's race. Tables were turned on their side to create a raceway down the center of the room, and students raced in pairs.
September 22, 2000
I have the greatest sympathy for those who have been hit by cars when they were crossing our streets, and I believe the drivers should be held accountable. However, the pedestrians, also, must take responsibility for their own safety. How many times have all of us seen people step off the curb and cross the street without even looking to see if the crossing was clear? Of course, it is the law for cars to stop if anyone is in the crosswalk, but laws aren't always obeyed.