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By Bruce Nazarian | October 6, 2009
Patricia Harris wrote in the Oct. 3 edition that she “knew she had to go” to the Sept. 12 gathering in Washington, D.C., because never before in her life has she ever been afraid for America (Community Commentary, “Marching toward taking the country back”). Well, Harris, perhaps that was because, by your own admission, you were never “a political activist” until Sept. 12, when you suddenly felt fear for our country because you were manipulated by the conservative agenda, and most likely, Fox News’ resident fear monger Glenn Beck.
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September 27, 2004
As a conservative, Republican, Bush supporter (in that order), I have long tried to understand the abject hatred spewed forth by most Democrats and assorted leftist groups toward people like me. After reading Nathan C. Samples' letter, I am finally convinced that no understanding or common ground is possible. No intellectual, rational, or logical thought can overcome the emotional power of hatred. Closed minds like Mr. Samples' will simply stay closed. However, facts are stubborn things, and on that score his diatribe should not go unchallenged.
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By Anthony Kim | November 16, 2006
GLENDALE — It all started with a book that vilified John W. Dean as the orchestrator of the Watergate break-in. It couldn't have been further from the truth, said Dean, the former legal counsel to the Nixon White House who spoke and signed books at the Glendale Central Library on Wednesday. The truth, Dean said, was a series of what he called a series of "uncivilized" actions that inspired his latest book, "Conservatives without Conscience," which he spoke about as part of the library's Authors, Artists and Friends series.
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July 18, 2003
Joshua Pelzer The campaign to bring rent control to Glendale will not be legally affected by the probation placed on its leader, Ken Carlson, by the State Bar of California for filing what a court ruled was a "frivolous" appeal to an unrelated lawsuit. The state bar court put Carlson on probation for a year after he filed an appeal for Arthur Hanson, whose easement claim over another property was rejected. An appeals court determined the action was filed to delay or harass the defendant, in violation of the California Rules of Court.
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By Charles Cooper | September 7, 2007
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has called on the city of Los Angeles to require a full environmental impact report for the proposed condominium development on the site of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. In a letter to planning director Gail Goodwin, conservancy chair Elizabeth Cheadle said, ?The proposed development of a high density residential project on the site the northwest corner of Tujunga Canyon Boulevard and La Tuna Canyon Road would unequivocally result in unavoidable significant adverse ecological and visual impacts within the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor zone.
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January 20, 2012
In regards to Megan O'Neil's article on Tuesday titled “Trust eyes foothill parcel,” thank you, thank you to the Whalin family and the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy for working together to help preserve a small piece of the beautiful and wild hillsides that so define La Crescenta. It fills my heart to know that the scree of the red-tail hawks, the perfume of the sage bushes, the cool shade of the oaks, and the deer and coyote habitat will be around for my children and grandchildren to enjoy as much as I do. I have known the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy for many years, and have seen the work it has done in stewarding similar property in the foothills above Altadena.
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By Melanie Hicken | March 2, 2010
CITY HALL — Water use in Glendale was down 18% last year compared with 2006, officials said Monday during the first annual wrap-up since the city imposed strict conservation rules last year. The overall reduction in 2009 beat Glendale Water & Power’s goal of 10%, even with higher-than-average use in the spring months, which was offset in the summer when residents cutback by as much as 20%, according to the report. In 2008, the utility enacted a 10% voluntary conservation effort, but that yielded average cutbacks of 4%. In a report to the Glendale Water & Power Commission on Monday, utility officials cited the water reductions as evidence that the majority of customers were complying with three-days-a-week irrigation limits, which were approved by the City Council in August.
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August 29, 2009
Cities throughout the Southland this week reported that their residents had either met or exceeded water saving goals so far this summer, a political victory amid all those annoying conservation commercials. Perhaps there’s nothing like multiple dry brush fires and blackened skies to hammer those drought warnings home, or maybe residents are starting to finally come around to the idea that lush is no longer sustainable. Either way, news this week that residents in Burbank, Glendale and La Crescenta had reduced their water consumption by between 10% and 22% was heartening, especially given the previous hard sell with the voluntary conservation messages.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 4, 2014
While last weekend's wet weather was a welcome reprieve , it wasn't enough to wash away a statewide drought that is tracking close to the worst one ever in California's history, said a representative from Glendale's water supplier on Monday. And although Glendale's main water supplier, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, has cobbled together enough water from several sources, including reserves, to get through the 2014 “water year,” which began in October, mandatory conservation measures are a possibility in the future if reserves get too low, Metropolitan engineer Demetri Polyzos told the Glendale Water & Power Commission.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 21, 2014
Glendale Water & Power officials don't expect to implement mandatory conservation in response to Gov. Jerry Brown's announcement last week that the state is suffering from a drought and called for residents to reduce their water use by 20%. Instead, the utility plans to increase conservation education and encourage customers to follow the governor's request for Californians to voluntarily abate water usage. While Glendale Water & Power General Manager Steve Zurn described the situation as “very serious,” he said Glendale did not need to implement mandatory conservation due to ample water storage provided by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, where Glendale gets 70% of its water.
NEWS
October 17, 2013
There have been several letters published in the News-Press regarding the issue of leaf blowers and their negative effects. I agree with the several writers that the blowers are noisy and create unnecessary dust. Unfortunately, I personally have been unable to locate a gardener that will detach himself from this tool. However, I did observe one solution being used by Glendale Fire Department Station 24. One of the firefighters was using the station's power hose to wash the leaves and water into the street.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | July 20, 2013
After years of grappling with budget cuts, Glendale Community College is poised to invest millions of dollars in campus infrastructure improvements. The focus of about $2.3 million in spending planned for later this year will be to make the campus more energy efficient, resulting in six-figure annual savings to the college's general fund, Executive Vice President Ron Nakasone said. The work plan is also part of a strategy to leverage new state funding for energy conservation to address a $7-million backlog of deferred maintenance projects, Facilities Director Nelson Oliveira said.
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February 20, 2013
State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) introduced legislation Tuesday to increase cooperation between the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Angeles National Forest. Liu's bill, SB 238, would allow the superintendent of the Angeles National Forest to vote as a conservancy board member on projects located in or adjacent to the forest and projects that would substantially affect the forest. Currently, forest superintendent Thomas Contreras is a non-voting board member of the conservancy.
NEWS
May 29, 2012
A terrific organization is having a positive impact on the foothills from La Crescenta to Altadena. Founded in 2000, the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy has preserved natural areas, planned regional trail systems, and educated residents about issues pertaining to local history and open space. Recently, the Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy (AFC) successfully secured funding to purchase, preserve and maintain land in La Crescenta. The 7.75 acre property is located atop Rosemont Avenue.
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January 20, 2012
In regards to Megan O'Neil's article on Tuesday titled “Trust eyes foothill parcel,” thank you, thank you to the Whalin family and the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy for working together to help preserve a small piece of the beautiful and wild hillsides that so define La Crescenta. It fills my heart to know that the scree of the red-tail hawks, the perfume of the sage bushes, the cool shade of the oaks, and the deer and coyote habitat will be around for my children and grandchildren to enjoy as much as I do. I have known the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy for many years, and have seen the work it has done in stewarding similar property in the foothills above Altadena.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | January 16, 2012
Plans to buy and preserve a 7.75-acre property in La Crescenta as an open space for wildlife and recreation activities got a major boost last month after Los Angeles Supervisor Michael Antonovich committed $350,000 to the effort. Now a local land trust behind the initiative has until the end of April to raise the remaining funds needed to meet the $450,000 asking price. La Crescenta residents, many of whom live near the site at the top of Rosemont Avenue, have already contributed $11,000 toward what is now being referred to as the Rosemont Preserve, said John Howell, executive director of the Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | May 25, 2011
CITY HALL — Citing reservoirs that have been engorged with above-average rainfall, Glendale became the latest city this week to lift mandatory irrigation restrictions, although officials appealed to residents to keep conserving. Customers will still be required to adhere to water waste rules, including a ban on outdoor watering during daytime hours and the washing down of driveways. The City Council on Tuesday lifted the nearly two-year-old mandatory water conservation rules that had restricted outdoor watering to three days a week in 2009 to ensure Glendale Water & Power stayed within strict limits imposed by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | January 13, 2011
The City Council is looking to revamp water rates, launching a study two months after instituting a controversial 3.8% rate hike. On Tuesday, the council voted to hire Temecula-based consulting firm Willdan Financial Services to work with Glendale Water & Power to design a new rate structure. During the months-long debate on the increase approved in November, residents pointed out that they were conserving water and yet were met with an increase that would bump up the average water bill by more than $4. Residents also questioned an annual transfer of $4 million from Glendale Water & Power to the city's General Fund, arguing that the utility might not need to raise rates if it kept more of its revenue.
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