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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 27, 2013
With demand for soccer fields far outstripping availability in built-out Glendale, city officials are taking a novel approach to freeing up additional space. They're going indoors. Starting in June, the Civic Auditorium's upper level is slated to be converted into an indoor soccer area. The plan - approved unanimously by the City Council this week - comes as demand for a soccer area in Glendale has become so great that some residents drive as far as Chatsworth to play, organizers said at a council meeting Tuesday.
NEWS
January 8, 2004
AUDITORIUM TO GET A/V UPGRADE WHAT HAPPENED The City Council approved upgrading the audio/visual system at the city's Civic Auditorium. WHAT IT MEANS The upgrade will give the city a state-of-the-art sound system at the civic auditorium, which can be used for speeches, presentations, conferences and other events. The upgrade will cost $135,000. But the system will save the city money. For events at the Civic Auditorium, the city must rent out a sound system, paying about $16,000 a year for the equipment.
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September 19, 2002
Gary Moskowitz Organizers of a unique bridal show for brides, grooms, and family or friends of brides and grooms this weekend hope the event will give those bogged down with the wedding planning process a fun time. The event, "Here Come the Brides, The Elegant Bridal Experience," will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road. "We will cover everything from how to pick a cake and all that jazz, to the DJ and honeymoon," event spokeswoman Micki Love said.
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March 15, 2005
Rima Shah Artists worldwide have submitted design ideas for an Armenian genocide monument that will be constructed on the Civic Auditorium grounds. The Armenian Genocide Monument Council has received 42 design concepts for the project, but the details have been kept under wraps, said Peter Darakjian, one of the founding members of the six-member monument council. A jury, created by the council, will soon begin a detailed review of the work, submitted by architects and designers from Japan, Germany, England and Canada, Darakjian said.
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By Laura Drdek | May 7, 2009
CITY HALL — Revenue earnings for the city’s Civic Auditorium are down $52,527 compared to the same period last year, but a report to the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission on Wednesday indicated that reduced nonprofit rental rates were helping. The American Red Cross Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter booked blood drives for a full year at the facility, Community Services Administrator Brittney Bilotti said, adding that the nonprofit rates were helping to drive business toward the auditorium.
NEWS
February 19, 2013
We have a gun violence problem in our nation and need to take steps to eliminate the problem, but canceling the Gun Shows at the Civic Auditorium will be merely symbolic. It will not stop a single person from legally buying a gun. May I suggest that the city take the rental revenue from the gun shows, $54,000 last year, leverage it with local merchants and fund a citywide gun buy-back program with merchant gift cards. This will immediately take guns off the streets of our community, making it safer, and stimulate sales with our local merchants.
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August 17, 2012
Thank you to letter-writer Lee Cohen for writing to express dismay at the gun show held at the Civic Auditorium this past weekend. I also live in the area and was appalled to once again see the huge banner [advertising the show] on the corner as I made the left turn from Glendale Boulevard onto Mountain. Why would the city of Glendale support this exhibition year after year? The auditorium is a public building and should not be used to promote the sale of weapons. The gun show's website reveals that another show is scheduled for Nov. 17-18, with three more weekends scheduled for 2013, all with the notation that “kids under 14 are free!
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By Robert Morrison | April 4, 2007
Following a couple of paragraphs of personal puffery, Allen Brandstater brazenly brandishes the 2nd Amendment in his attack ("Student is unclear on meaning of amendment," Community Commentary, March 22) on a young Glendale Community College student's letter opposing gun shows at the Civic Auditorium. Brandstater's reverence for the 2nd Amendment suggests that God made a mistake when He gave Moses just the 10 commandments ? there should have been 11, and the 2nd Amendment should have been placed at the very top of the list.
NEWS
January 3, 2014
As reported in your article recapping the news events of 2013 , the Glendale City Council in March banned gun shows from the Civic Auditorium. Quoting from your article, “Proponents of the ban said it's an important symbol that shows Glendale does not support activities that can endanger public safety.” The article also recounted the number of pedestrian deaths during the year (five, including one after the article was published),...
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 30, 2013
Amid national discussions about possible gun control initiatives, gun shows across the Southland have been reporting record traffic, prompting early concerns in Glendale that a similar event scheduled for March could also attract the same attention. Add to that the fact that the upcoming Glendale Gun Show on the weekend of March 2 could be the last on city-owned property, and city commissioners this week said officials should prepare for the worst. “We're talking about a doubling [of attendees]
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January 3, 2014
As reported in your article recapping the news events of 2013 , the Glendale City Council in March banned gun shows from the Civic Auditorium. Quoting from your article, “Proponents of the ban said it's an important symbol that shows Glendale does not support activities that can endanger public safety.” The article also recounted the number of pedestrian deaths during the year (five, including one after the article was published),...
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | June 8, 2013
Rinks are for skating, right? Not at all. Glendale's new indoor soccer rink debuted to excited young soccer players Saturday morning during a grand-opening event that saw the months-long efforts of many community members and officials fulfilled. Plans for an indoor soccer rink in the upper level of the Glendale Civic Auditorium were unanimously approved by the City Council in February following requests from locals who have driven many miles to gain playing time on soccer fields.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 27, 2013
With demand for soccer fields far outstripping availability in built-out Glendale, city officials are taking a novel approach to freeing up additional space. They're going indoors. Starting in June, the Civic Auditorium's upper level is slated to be converted into an indoor soccer area. The plan - approved unanimously by the City Council this week - comes as demand for a soccer area in Glendale has become so great that some residents drive as far as Chatsworth to play, organizers said at a council meeting Tuesday.
NEWS
February 19, 2013
We have a gun violence problem in our nation and need to take steps to eliminate the problem, but canceling the Gun Shows at the Civic Auditorium will be merely symbolic. It will not stop a single person from legally buying a gun. May I suggest that the city take the rental revenue from the gun shows, $54,000 last year, leverage it with local merchants and fund a citywide gun buy-back program with merchant gift cards. This will immediately take guns off the streets of our community, making it safer, and stimulate sales with our local merchants.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 30, 2013
Amid national discussions about possible gun control initiatives, gun shows across the Southland have been reporting record traffic, prompting early concerns in Glendale that a similar event scheduled for March could also attract the same attention. Add to that the fact that the upcoming Glendale Gun Show on the weekend of March 2 could be the last on city-owned property, and city commissioners this week said officials should prepare for the worst. “We're talking about a doubling [of attendees]
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 24, 2013
The organizer of the Glendale Gun Show is declining to discuss his future plans after the City Council on Tuesday moved to ban gun sales from all city-owned property. In an interview, Steve Friesen, the gun show's promoter, declined to publicly discuss his feelings on the ban, saying only that he planned to be at the next City Council meeting when the draft ordinance returns for review. “We still got a lot ahead of us in this whole process,” he said. Meanwhile, city parks officials say they plan to wait until the ban is official before starting the process of finding alternate events to take the place of the gun show, which had a contract at the Civic Auditorium for three shows in 2013 and 2014.
NEWS
August 17, 2012
Thank you to letter-writer Lee Cohen for writing to express dismay at the gun show held at the Civic Auditorium this past weekend. I also live in the area and was appalled to once again see the huge banner [advertising the show] on the corner as I made the left turn from Glendale Boulevard onto Mountain. Why would the city of Glendale support this exhibition year after year? The auditorium is a public building and should not be used to promote the sale of weapons. The gun show's website reveals that another show is scheduled for Nov. 17-18, with three more weekends scheduled for 2013, all with the notation that “kids under 14 are free!
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | June 4, 2009
CITY HALL — April revenue earnings for the city’s Civic Auditorium are up more than $50,000 from a month ago — lowering the auditorium’s projected year-end loss to about $350,000, city officials reported Wednesday. The increased revenue was attributed to a decision by the Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission in February to streamline fees and reduce rates for nonprofit groups that use the historic venue. “That was the best thing we could have done,” said Brittney Bilotti, recreation and community services administrator.
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By Laura Drdek | May 7, 2009
CITY HALL — Revenue earnings for the city’s Civic Auditorium are down $52,527 compared to the same period last year, but a report to the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission on Wednesday indicated that reduced nonprofit rental rates were helping. The American Red Cross Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter booked blood drives for a full year at the facility, Community Services Administrator Brittney Bilotti said, adding that the nonprofit rates were helping to drive business toward the auditorium.
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By Jason Wells | October 2, 2008
CITY HALL — Local boxers will get one shot to prove that their professional fighting events aren’t socially disruptive after the City Council on Tuesday directed officials to come back with a plan that would allow a trial match at the Civic Auditorium. Despite concerns that sanctioned professional fighting is too violent and could introduce more “misbehavior” to Glendale, the City Council agreed to temporarily lift a 61-year-old ban on pro boxing to assess the impact a match would have on the city.
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