September 9, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale will have its first Sunday library service in more than two decades. The Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., will be open from 1 until 5 p.m. on Sunday. The City Council voted in June to budget $100,000 for the hour expansion. The Central Library will offer regular services of circulation, reference and the children's room. In 1993, library hours citywide were trimmed from 235 to 188 because of budget cuts caused by the recession.
April 12, 2002
Gary Moskowitz GLENDALE -- The Glendale Public Library will host several activities and events throughout its celebration of National Library Week April 14 through 20. All events are free, open to the public and sponsored by the Friends of the Glendale Public Library. Events take place at The week of April 14 to 20 will be a fine-free week. Library materials returned during the week to any Glendale Public Library will have no late fines. Rental, lost materials ad collection agency fees remain in effect.
January 20, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- The king of computers just added Glendale to his kingdom. Well, sort of. Billionare software mogul Bill Gates has given a $97,241 grant to the Glendale Library through his Gates Library Initiative. The Microsoft founder's iniative makes public libraries with a poverty population of more than 10% eligible for the grant. Computer work stations, software, hardware, computer lab equipment, and training and technical support are included in the grant.
February 1, 2012
The Friends of the Glendale Public Library unanimously support Senate Bill 659 to extend the deadline to dissolve redevelopment agencies from Feb.1 to April 15 (“Support for SB 659,” Jan. 27). This additional time would allow for the orderly unwinding of California's redevelopment program. The Glendale public library system has benefited from redevelopment funds. Most recently, it was hoped that that such funds would support a major renovation of the Central Library. We urge all residents to write their legislative representatives to support SB 659. John Steele Glendale Editor's note: Steele is president of the Friends of the Glendale Public Library.
February 5, 2002
Karen S. Kim SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Writer Alice Navasargian will speak at the Glendale Public Library's central branch at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15. Navasargian, a Glendale resident, will discuss her book "Armenian Women of the Stage," which traces the contributions of 63 Armenian actresses from 1840 to 1999. Actress and singer Cher, opera singer Hasmik Papian and actress Arlene Francis are included in Navasargian's book. The event will also include the performances of three Glendale musicians -- violinist Ani Bukujian, singer Helena Melikyan and violinist Jennifer Mayer.
January 4, 2010
CITY HALL ? Proposed projects in central Glendale ? including a face lift for the Central Library and a new soccer field at Columbus Elementary ? could receive financing through a nearly $29-million bond the City Council will review Tuesday. When the governor approved a $1.7-billion take-away of local redevelopment funds in July, city officials said they would have to postpone the proposed bond, which was incorporated into the city?s five-year Capital Improvement Program. While two of the projects intended to be funded with bond proceeds ?
January 29, 2000
Always a cornerstone of our democratic society, a strong public library system has become an even more vital necessity in the Information Age. Inarguably, knowledge is the key to success even to survival in a world where those with it have power and money while those without it are doomed to poverty and hopelessness. Information technology is transforming our lives in myriad ways, both those of which we are aware and those we'll know about only years from now. Already a concern of those we elect to shape public policy, equal access to the technology required to access the vast information warehouse known as the Internet is rapidly becoming a major social issue.
January 10, 2004
LCUSD board members to discuss bond and parcel tax LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Members of the La Canada Unified School District board Wednesday will make a presentation to the Palm Crest Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Assn. of the bond and parcel tax it voted to place on the March 2 ballot. Board members will explain what the bond and parcel tax are, why they voted to place them on the same ballot, and what each will be used for. They will also answer questions about the measures.
June 1, 2000
Buck Wargo CENTRAL LIBRARY -- A tradition in Glendale since the late 1970s will soon be broken, but library patrons aren't complaining. Starting in September when school reopens, Glendale will have its first Sunday service in more than two decades when the Central Library is expected to open between 1 and 4 p.m. The City Council tentatively voted Tuesday to budget $100,000 to expand library hours. The library will offer regular services of circulation, reference and the children's library room.
May 17, 2000
Buck Wargo CAPITAL BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS $2,030,000 -- Brand Boulevard improvements. $1,550,000 -- street resurfacing. $1,500,000 -- bus maintenance facility. $1,400,000 -- gutter improvements. $1,300,000 -- acquisition of county building. $1,250,000 -- new park development and upgrades. $1,180,000 -- street reconstruction. $1,092,000 -- replace police computer-aided dispatch system. $1,000,000 -- open space aquisition.