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By Charles Cooper | January 16, 2009
Homeowners who have gone through the arduous task of taking down and storing Christmas displays once the season is done may sympathize with the concerns of one Montrose resident. Roberta Medford said she was disappointed to learn that the Christmas lights display in Montrose is not recycled every year, but is cut out of the trees and thrown away. “That’s not exactly reduce, reuse and recycle,” she said, suggesting that volunteers might be recruited to take down the lights.
NEWS
December 18, 2011
The spirit of Christmas past and present is alive and well on a modest, middle-class block in Burbank, where nearly everybody lights up their front yards with fantastic displays that would warm the cold, cold heart of the meanest Scrooge. This Christmas Street isn't just strings of lights amid Santa Claus figures, sugarplum fairies and nativity scenes. There are animated displays, like a merry-go-round that turns, and trains that chug along, a Ferris wheel that seems to be rotating, thanks to flashing digital lights, a pop-up Santa jack-in-the-box and a 25-foot-tall Christmas tree made of wires and LED lights that glow in the night.
NEWS
September 10, 2013
Regarding the Sept. 4 picture of the deer with Christmas lights tangled around his head : In no way do I feel that this is a cute picture. Some animal service organization should be able to track that deer down, tranquilize it and take those lights off of his antlers. He has been spotted twice in the 3100 block of Beaudry Terrace. I don't think he would be hard to find. I am hoping some animal group comes to this deer's rescue before he chokes. Again, this picture was not cute.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | November 24, 2006
The Montrose Shopping Park this week presented a budget of $304,000 for next year to the City Council. The park, a city business improvement district, receives $15,000 a year from the city, and collects $115,000 in business assessments. The rest of the income is received from special programs, including the arts and crafts festival and the Harvest Market. The budget contains funding for a number of promotional events, including Founders Day in February, Independence Day, Halloween and two new events, a "Wags and Whiskers" walk in May and a Book Faire in November.
NEWS
April 6, 2011
I read with amusement the comments of John LoCascio regarding the Mission-style building at 230 South Orange St. (“History may trip up Nordstrom plan,” March 28). He says, as president of the Glendale Historical Society, he wants to preserve this building. It is interesting that when he was asked, in the recent past, by the Mountain/Bellhurst Zoning Committee to become involved in the preservation of a quality 1923 Spanish Colonial Revival home on North Carmen, he displayed no interest at all. It appears that it is only when LoCascio can get his name in the paper is he interested.
LOCAL
By Robert S. Hong | December 1, 2006
GLENDALE — With Christmas less than a month away, residents are prepping for the holidays and Christmas trees are beginning to disappear from tree lots. But with the festive season also comes the potential for danger, and residents should be extra cautious to avoid fires and other hazards during the holidays, Glendale Fire officials said. One of the most important parts of holiday safety is choosing and maintaining a proper Christmas tree, Glendale Battalion Chief Bill Bailey said.
NEWS
December 5, 2008
It’s that most wonderful time of the year! With Thanksgiving over (and my tolerance for leftover turkey sandwiches almost, but not quite, at its limit), the time has officially come to hang the Christmas lights on our house. And over the bushes. Around the doorway and windows. Along the planters and driveway. Across the eaves and along the balcony railings, and just about anywhere else I can reach on a ladder or plug in an extension cord. Yes, I like Christmas lights. Blinking and non-blinking.
NEWS
December 11, 2002
"Who is it?" "What do you mean, 'Who is it'? Open the door!" "Mom?" "Mira este, she's asking if it's Mom. Open the door! The tree's heavy!" "Is it silver?" "What?" "Because if it's silver, we're not ..." "OPEN THE DOOR!" So Diana opened the door. Our plan had been to not let Mom and Dad in if they had brought back one of those horribly artificial silver trees Dad liked so much. All of the kids were united around the plan, and my sister Diana had courageously agreed to do all the talking.
NEWS
August 7, 2000
Paul Clinton SOUTH GLENDALE -- To lower the number of accidents between pedestrians and motorists, the city installed flashing street lights at two Glendale Avenue intersections. Known as a "pavement lighting system," the lights line the outer edge of crosswalks where Garfield Avenue and Cypress Street intersect Glendale. The City Council approved $50,000 in funding for the two intersections in February. City workers finished installing the lights July 24. The safety measure has been well received by neighborhood dwellers who have long complained about an unsafe situation.
NEWS
November 28, 2001
Gretchen Hoffman MONTROSE -- As shoppers head to the malls in droves, volunteers will be putting the finishing touches on the 25th annual Montrose Christmas Parade. Saturday's parade will feature a special twist: In response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, members of the military and local police and fire departments will be honored. "'These are the people that go out and literally stand in the way of someone who's trying to hurt someone else or kill someone else," said Sheila McNichols, one of the parade's organizers.
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NEWS
September 10, 2013
Regarding the Sept. 4 picture of the deer with Christmas lights tangled around his head : In no way do I feel that this is a cute picture. Some animal service organization should be able to track that deer down, tranquilize it and take those lights off of his antlers. He has been spotted twice in the 3100 block of Beaudry Terrace. I don't think he would be hard to find. I am hoping some animal group comes to this deer's rescue before he chokes. Again, this picture was not cute.
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NEWS
December 18, 2011
The spirit of Christmas past and present is alive and well on a modest, middle-class block in Burbank, where nearly everybody lights up their front yards with fantastic displays that would warm the cold, cold heart of the meanest Scrooge. This Christmas Street isn't just strings of lights amid Santa Claus figures, sugarplum fairies and nativity scenes. There are animated displays, like a merry-go-round that turns, and trains that chug along, a Ferris wheel that seems to be rotating, thanks to flashing digital lights, a pop-up Santa jack-in-the-box and a 25-foot-tall Christmas tree made of wires and LED lights that glow in the night.
NEWS
By Gary Huerta | December 12, 2011
My daughter and I put up our Christmas lights this past weekend. Or am I supposed to refer to them as “holiday lights” in order to avoid offending people? Either way, I'm sure the thousands of little bulbs illuminating my front yard - and those of my fellow Glendalians - are a miraculous sight for Glendale Water & Power to behold. I can only imagine how they must love seeing rows of homes decorated with lights, inflatable snow globes and mechanical reindeer. Those little smart meters must be transmitting quite the happy tune for those in charge of doling out power between December and January.
NEWS
April 6, 2011
I read with amusement the comments of John LoCascio regarding the Mission-style building at 230 South Orange St. (“History may trip up Nordstrom plan,” March 28). He says, as president of the Glendale Historical Society, he wants to preserve this building. It is interesting that when he was asked, in the recent past, by the Mountain/Bellhurst Zoning Committee to become involved in the preservation of a quality 1923 Spanish Colonial Revival home on North Carmen, he displayed no interest at all. It appears that it is only when LoCascio can get his name in the paper is he interested.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | December 28, 2010
GLENDALE — This year, it's not just the tree that can be recycled. Residents can also give their old Christmas lights a second life. Starting Monday and running through Jan. 14, Glendale trash collectors will pick up Christmas trees stripped of their decorations through the city's regular refuse service. "It's very simple," said Public Works Director Steve Zurn. "You just put it out at the curb. We put it as part of our green waste program. " The Christmas tree recycling program is an established citywide program that city officials say is the safest and easiest way to dispose of dried-out trees after the holidays.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | January 16, 2009
Homeowners who have gone through the arduous task of taking down and storing Christmas displays once the season is done may sympathize with the concerns of one Montrose resident. Roberta Medford said she was disappointed to learn that the Christmas lights display in Montrose is not recycled every year, but is cut out of the trees and thrown away. “That’s not exactly reduce, reuse and recycle,” she said, suggesting that volunteers might be recruited to take down the lights.
NEWS
December 5, 2008
It’s that most wonderful time of the year! With Thanksgiving over (and my tolerance for leftover turkey sandwiches almost, but not quite, at its limit), the time has officially come to hang the Christmas lights on our house. And over the bushes. Around the doorway and windows. Along the planters and driveway. Across the eaves and along the balcony railings, and just about anywhere else I can reach on a ladder or plug in an extension cord. Yes, I like Christmas lights. Blinking and non-blinking.
LOCAL
By Robert S. Hong | December 1, 2006
GLENDALE — With Christmas less than a month away, residents are prepping for the holidays and Christmas trees are beginning to disappear from tree lots. But with the festive season also comes the potential for danger, and residents should be extra cautious to avoid fires and other hazards during the holidays, Glendale Fire officials said. One of the most important parts of holiday safety is choosing and maintaining a proper Christmas tree, Glendale Battalion Chief Bill Bailey said.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | November 24, 2006
The Montrose Shopping Park this week presented a budget of $304,000 for next year to the City Council. The park, a city business improvement district, receives $15,000 a year from the city, and collects $115,000 in business assessments. The rest of the income is received from special programs, including the arts and crafts festival and the Harvest Market. The budget contains funding for a number of promotional events, including Founders Day in February, Independence Day, Halloween and two new events, a "Wags and Whiskers" walk in May and a Book Faire in November.
FEATURES
By By Herbert Molano | December 26, 2005
The Christmas message was misplaced during last Tuesday's City Council session. Can somebody help us find it? For some people, even some self-proclaimed religious types, this holiday season was not immune from vindictive, bitter sentiments of scorn. Irrespective of how one may feel about the day-laborer center, the timing of the message I've been hearing could not have been a more sinister contrast to the Christmas lights outside in the City Hall plaza. It is as if the lights of compassion are not bright enough to shine through to the dark depths of enmity held by a few lost souls.
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