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January 18, 2002
Karen S. Kim SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Children and adults who grew up reading about the imaginary world of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet can celebrate the story's 75th anniversary Wednesday at the Chevy Chase branch of the Glendale Public Library. Children of all ages are invited to feast on small pink cakes while listening to Winnie-the-Pooh stories, participating in an educational scavenger hunt and pinning the tail on Eeyore.
NEWS
June 17, 2002
Gary Moskowitz Barbara Cummins can remember when she and many of her neighbors grew victory gardens in front of their homes in the Adams Square and Adams Hill areas of Glendale during World War II. Cummins, now an active member of the Adams Hill Homeowners Assn., was one of a few hundred residents at the Adams Square Summer A' Faire on Saturday. The event was a celebration of the completion of the first phase of the Adams Square Revitalization Project.
NEWS
May 29, 2003
Darleene Barrientos Investigators are looking into whether a pile of trash or a spark from an electrical panel ignited a blaze Wednesday behind a strip mall. Smoke billowed from behind a market in the Plaza de Verdugo shopping center about 3 p.m. Wednesday from a fire burning electrical lines and piles of rubbish, Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Harold Scoggins said. The center, on the corner of Verdugo Road and Chevy Chase Drive, is across from Glendale Fire Station 25. Glendale Police and Glendale Community College officers blocked off traffic on Chevy Chase at California Avenue and Verdugo Road from Chevy Chase to Wilson Avenue while firefighters worked to douse the electrical lines that caught fire.
NEWS
July 19, 2005
Fred Ortega The City Council approved yet another sidewalk project in the city at its Monday night meeting, this time along a stretch of Chevy Chase Drive between Foothill Boulevard and Descanso Drive. The estimated $280,000 project will feature installation of a 4-foot-wide concrete pathway that would follow a meandering course on the west side of the street, city Traffic Engineer Erik Zandvliet said. "The sidewalk would meander around existing landscaping as much as possible," Zandvliet said in a report presented to the council Monday night, adding that the pathway's circuitous course would limit the need to remove trees or shrubs.
NEWS
November 20, 2003
Darleene Barrientos Despite being inconvenienced, some residents are taking a ruptured water main and subsequent sinkhole at Glenoaks Boulevard and Chevy Chase Drive in stride. Water service was returned to the neighborhood affected by the rupture about 1 a.m. Wednesday, along with warnings to boil water or treat it with unscented bleach. The water main burst beneath the intersection about 6 p.m. Monday, causing underground flooding and creating a giant sinkhole.
NEWS
May 10, 2013
Ever wonder what you would grab to take with you when a police officer bangs on your front door, and hollers, “You have to evacuate now - as fast as you can - there is a fire out there”? That was just the position I found myself in Friday, May 3. Oddly, I felt very calm. I quickly changed into a pantsuit. Threw a blanket and pillow in the car. Then a couple of bottles of water. A warm scarf. The ring my husband gave me many years ago. And the handbag, containing some cash and the credit card.
NEWS
April 18, 2005
Robert Chacon The City Council will decide Monday if a new walkway on Chevy Chase Drive will be built out of dirt or concrete. In November, the Public Works and Traffic Safety Commission recommended to the council that the city install a 4-foot-wide dirt pathway on the west side of the street in order to give pedestrians a safe place to walk. Without a walkway, pedestrians are forced to share the street with automobile traffic as they make their way between Descanso Drive and Foothill Boulevard.
NEWS
By: Fred Ortega | September 24, 2005
Glendale city officials are revisiting plans to close off Chevy Chase Drive at the Metrolink tracks, following Tuesday's angry meeting of Los Angeles residents, city officials and police officers who are opposed to the move. The Glendale City Council unanimously agreed on Feb. 1 to ask for $31 million in federal funding to construct grade-separated-crossings and street closures, including blocking the crossing at Chevy Chase and creating cul-de-sacs on either side of the railroad tracks in west Glendale.
NEWS
July 2, 2013
I quite enjoyed Patrick Caneday's column on the Chevy Chase golf course, quite happy to learn about life in a different part of Glendale than where I grew up, and that's one of the best ways to learn about a place, through the stories people tell. I wonder if his youthful high jinks were quite as reported. Sometimes we might have a tendency to “brag” about our mischievousness as youngsters when in fact we were rather tame. But I won't make him prove it. Greg Dahlen Glendale
NEWS
December 3, 2001
After reading countless complaints about "traffic enforcement" in Glendale -- some legitimate, most rooted in selfishness -- I've come to the conclusion that the only speed most people would find acceptable on their streets would be 0 mph. Glendale has always been known for harboring speed traps, particularly on streets like Chevy Chase and Honolulu. I'm glad to see that local judges have wised up about it, and that state law provides a common-sense remedy against this kind of neighborhood NIMBY-ism and exclusivity.
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March 15, 2014
Greetings, 818 readers. In the Glendale area today, the high will be 84 and low near 56, according to the National Weather Service. Here are the top headlines in your region this morning: A bear visited a Chevy Chase Canyon neighborhood twice this week and destroyed an orange tree at a hillside home.   La Cañada Unified School District's Measure LC parcel tax has officially passed , garnering 68.12% of the vote, according to certified results released Friday by the office of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 14, 2014
A bear visited a Chevy Chase Canyon neighborhood twice this week and destroyed an orange tree at a hillside home. The bear's first visit was Wednesday in the 3100 block of Dragonfly Street, where it snapped the orange tree, dug through a trash bin and left its tracks in mud, residents said. The next night, residents spotted the bear about 9:43 p.m. Thursday in a hillside near their home in the 1000 block of Thornwood Street, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said. Officials said it's likely a 300-pound black bruin known to Department of Fish and Wildlife as the Chevy Chase bear.
NEWS
February 11, 2014
Re: “ Alternatives for Doran rail crossing considered ,” Feb. 8. Yet another article about just how dangerous the Doran rail crossing is. But the most interesting piece of information in the article is right at the beginning of the fourth paragraph: “All traffic crossings along the high-speed route (including our very own San Fernando corridor) will be required to have a flyover for safety” said Pat Somerville, project manager with HNTB, a Metro consultant. I guess that means that the new “safe” rail crossings at Chevy Chase, Broadway/Brazil (still not completed)
NEWS
October 17, 2013
I've been living here 10 years now and Glendale drivers have become more and more inconsiderate. I have been involved in three accidents in seven months (I was not at fault) mainly because the city has too many young drivers driving expensive and fast cars. They need to show off their toys, and often. They do not respect the law; they are on the phone or texting, eating or applying makeup. They are distracted and don't notice a stop sign, a pedestrian, a light or other drivers.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 25, 2013
Chevy Chase Library rolled out the red carpet on Saturday for more than a dozen young Glendale filmmakers who screened their films during the Chevy Chase Youth Film Festival. Last February, Glendale resident and mother Jeanette Reedy Solano rallied children and teens living in the Chevy Chase Canyon to produce films no longer than 12 minutes long based on a poem, short story or novel. In addition, the youngsters had to write their own scripts without help from parents and accomplish all the directing.
NEWS
July 2, 2013
I quite enjoyed Patrick Caneday's column on the Chevy Chase golf course, quite happy to learn about life in a different part of Glendale than where I grew up, and that's one of the best ways to learn about a place, through the stories people tell. I wonder if his youthful high jinks were quite as reported. Sometimes we might have a tendency to “brag” about our mischievousness as youngsters when in fact we were rather tame. But I won't make him prove it. Greg Dahlen Glendale
NEWS
May 10, 2013
Ever wonder what you would grab to take with you when a police officer bangs on your front door, and hollers, “You have to evacuate now - as fast as you can - there is a fire out there”? That was just the position I found myself in Friday, May 3. Oddly, I felt very calm. I quickly changed into a pantsuit. Threw a blanket and pillow in the car. Then a couple of bottles of water. A warm scarf. The ring my husband gave me many years ago. And the handbag, containing some cash and the credit card.
NEWS
May 3, 2013
Glendale Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said the “head” of a 75-acre brush fire in the canyons of North Glendale “is pretty much knocked down right now.” Evacuation orders remain in place for hundreds of homes in the Glenoaks and Chevy Chase canyons as fire crews and water-dropping helicopters continue to fight the blaze. More than 200 firefighters, including five hand crews, are in the field, Scoggins said. Roughly half of the 2,200 homes in Chevy Chase Canyon - and all of the 700 homes in Glenoaks Canyon -- had been evacuated shortly after the fire broke out just after 2 p.m., fire officials said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 9, 2013
Four Los Angeles men were arrested Monday on suspicion of burglary in Chevy Chase Canyon, which has been plagued recently by a series of "knock-knock" break-ins, police said. The men - Damion Lawson, 21, Alonzo Tolbert, 29, Timothy Bavis, 31, and Antawn Robinson, 32 - were stopped about 5:30 p.m. in a tan Chevrolet sedan near the Glendale (2) Freeway and Holly Drive as they were leaving the canyon, according to Glendale police. Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said the men were scoping out possible burglary targets "and got caught in Glendale.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 23, 2013
Just as the memory of "Meatball," Glendale's favorite bear, may be fading, it appears a new bruin has taken to the city. And this black bear - described as 3 to 4 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds - has a fondness for hummingbird sugar water and a taste for honey. This dietary insight is based on its snacking habits during multiple visits over the course of at least six months to the Chevy Chase Canyon neighborhood. In some cases, the bear has knocked down hummingbird feeders hanging up to 8 feet off the ground.
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