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July 20, 2012
Glendale Public Works crews on Friday worked to repair a four-foot-deep sinkhole on Glenoaks Boulevard near Grandview Avenue, officials said. City spokesman Tom Lornez said the reason for the sinkhole, which was reported in the roadway's middle lane at about 1:30 p.m., would not be known until crews dig it up. The roadway remained partially closed while crews used heavy equipment to repair the hole. -- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News Follow Veronica on Twitter and Google+
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August 6, 2013
Regarding the Glendale Water & Power plant operators, along with city manager and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, trying to decide who will get to represent the power operators group, I would offer this advice: If the maintenance employees are represented by the IBEW and the operators have their own operators group, this will cause a conflict and competitive hate environment in the Grayson Plant that will always be a problem....
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 27, 2011
Glendale Water & Power officials staged a 12-hour water outage in North Glendale Wednesday as crews installed new underground pipes. The outage, which was scheduled to last from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., affected 193 housing units, most of them apartments or condominiums, near the intersection of Campbell and Stocker streets. Crews were stationed around the area to monitor water flow and pressure at nearby fire hydrants. A water station was set up at the intersection of Campbell and Stocker for affected residents.
NEWS
December 6, 2012
A failed relay unit located near a main transformer is to blame for knocking out the power at Glendale Community College on two separate days over a weeklong period, official said Thursday. Electricians were able to repair the equipment Wednesday night after power outages forced administrators to close the campus Nov. 30 and Dec. 5. After turning students away on Wednesday, school resumed Thursday morning after electricians brought the power back after 8 p.m. Wednesday night.
NEWS
June 13, 2005
Fred Ortega Montrose Search and Rescue crews found the skeletonized remains of a human near the site of a car wreck off the Angeles Crest highway, officials with the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station said Friday. Authorities were first alerted to the wreck, located about 11 miles north of La Canada Flintridge, by the Sheriff's Department's Air Rescue 5 helicopter at about 12:30 p.m. as it headed toward a base in the Angeles National Forest on a routine flight, said Mike Leum, operations leader for the Montrose Search and Rescue Team.
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By: | August 3, 2005
Police on Tuesday remained uncertain if small knife blades found at a Newport Beach park were placed there deliberately. Crews sifting through the sand Monday found two more blades, bringing the total to 15 blades found at a Bonita Canyon park, where a 5-year-old child stepped on a blade Saturday morning. The blade did not break skin on the child's foot, and he was not injured, said Sgt. Bill Hartford. Police and grounds crews swept the entire playground with a metal detector.
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By: Michael Miller | August 26, 2005
Repair crews said Thursday that they had reconnected more than half of the telephone lines that were severed this week in West Newport, and that they expected to have the job finished by late today. After construction workers from Professional Electrical Contractors cut through three underground cables Tuesday morning -- the cause of the event is still disputed -- crews from the SBC telephone company began working around the clock to reconnect the wires.
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By Chris Wiebe | July 28, 2006
GLENDALE ? The corpse of an unidentified man was pulled from a hillside behind homes in north Glendale on Thursday. A construction crew working on a house on Maginn Drive contacted the Glendale Fire Department at about 5 p.m. and reported that they saw a body in the vegetation laying face up near the foot of the hills, Glendale Police Department Officer John Balian said. Fire crews responding to the call used chain saws to cut their way through the brush, discovering the body of a deceased adult male who appeared to have slid down from the top of the hillside, Fire Capt.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | June 29, 2010
As construction crews continue to expand six foothill debris basins in preparation for next year's storms, Los Angeles County officials today are expected to allocate hundreds of thousands more for additional construction projects. Earlier this month, crews contracted by Los Angeles County began a $1-million expansion of the Pickens, Snover, Big Briar, Mullally, Pinelawn and Starfall debris basins. The work is slated to continue through October. County officials have said the expansion should help prevent the devastation that occurred in February when the Mullaly Debris Basin overflowed, sending mud and debris that severely damaged homes in La Cañada's Paradise Valley neighborhood.
NEWS
February 17, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Another $170 will have to go toward repairing a wall blighted by a spray-painted message that Ampco Parking attendants found last week, the second incident of graffiti on the same wall in about a week. The wall, at 127 Burchett St., is next to Conrad's Restaurant. Ampco Parking manager Diana Sanchez said Ampco will have to pay to have the wall, marked by graffiti measuring 5-by-10 feet, repaired. "It got me upset, but, oh well.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 4, 2014
Glendale resident Mat Davis, clad in black gloves, ripped a charred tree from its roots and tossed it into the shrubbery of Deukmejian Wilderness Park. He then grabbed a “Pulaski” - a half ax, half pick trail-construction tool - to dig out the burnt tree stump. PHOTOS: Volunteers are the backbone at Deukmejian Wilderness Park Davis, 21, was one of roughly a dozen participants cutting weeds and smoothing the dirt path to restore one of the park's trails at the city's trail building workshop on Saturday.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 7, 2013
Construction crews are slated to break ground in the fall on what will become Glendale Community College's largest building. The 90,000-square-foot, three-story structure, to built near the parking garage, will house classrooms and computer labs, as well as the culinary arts, anthropology and writing labs. College trustees last week agreed to hire Altadena-based general contractor Mallcraft, Inc. for the $34.6 million contract, but are still waiting for final approval from state college officials.
NEWS
August 6, 2013
Regarding the Glendale Water & Power plant operators, along with city manager and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, trying to decide who will get to represent the power operators group, I would offer this advice: If the maintenance employees are represented by the IBEW and the operators have their own operators group, this will cause a conflict and competitive hate environment in the Grayson Plant that will always be a problem....
NEWS
July 9, 2013
Firefighters from Burbank, Glendale and L.A. County stations in La Cañada Flintridge will be attending a memorial service today in Prescott, Ariz. to honor 19 Granite Mountain hotshots who died battling a wind-driven wildfire on June 30. About 300 L.A. County firefighters alone were scheduled to be in Prescott for the service at 11 a.m., according to the department. Among them would be firefighters from both county stations in La Cañada Flintridge, where officials last week recognized the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, which assisted with the massive Station fire in 2009.
NEWS
April 16, 2013
Firefighters extinguished a one-acre grass fire near the Golden State (5) Freeway at the Ventura (134) Freeway interchange on Tuesday that briefly stopped traffic. Crews from four fire companies, including Glendale and Los Angeles, attacked the blaze, which was reported about 1:25 p.m., said Katherine Main, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman. The blaze was extinguished about 30 minutes later. The northbound 5 Freeway transition to the westbound 134 Freeway was briefly shut down as fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze, she said.
NEWS
April 8, 2013
Crews were able to restore electricity to more than 800 Glendale Water & Power customers Monday afternoon after fixing a blown fuse, officials said. The outage, reported at 1:06 p.m. in the neighborhoods surrounding the Oakmont Country Club, located at 3100 Country Club Drive, was restored about 1:40 p.m. The National Weather Service warned of damaging high winds with the potential for gusts of up to 60 mph throughout Los Angeles County's lower elevations. According the weather service, the winds will be powerful enough to topple trees, branches and power lines.
NEWS
December 6, 2012
A failed relay unit located near a main transformer is to blame for knocking out the power at Glendale Community College on two separate days over a weeklong period, official said Thursday. Electricians were able to repair the equipment Wednesday night after power outages forced administrators to close the campus Nov. 30 and Dec. 5. After turning students away on Wednesday, school resumed Thursday morning after electricians brought the power back after 8 p.m. Wednesday night.
NEWS
October 30, 2012
Firefighters are responding to a brush fire in the hills above the Ventura (134) Freeway, just east of the Glendale (2) Freeway, officials said. The fire was reported about 10:48 a.m. in the hills on the opposite side of Glenoaks Canyon, officials said. Homes in the area are not being evacuated yet, fire officials said. [Updated 11:16 a.m.: Residents on Sleepy Hollow Drive in Glenoaks Canyon are being prepared for possible evacuation, city spokesman Tom Lorenz said. ]
NEWS
July 20, 2012
Glendale Public Works crews on Friday worked to repair a four-foot-deep sinkhole on Glenoaks Boulevard near Grandview Avenue, officials said. City spokesman Tom Lornez said the reason for the sinkhole, which was reported in the roadway's middle lane at about 1:30 p.m., would not be known until crews dig it up. The roadway remained partially closed while crews used heavy equipment to repair the hole. -- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News Follow Veronica on Twitter and Google+
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 20, 2012
Fire crews extinguished a two-acre brush fire Friday off the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway, near Mountain Street. The blaze began burning shortly after noon on a hillside off the freeway, and was put out approximately an hour later due a large response, including two water-dropping helicopters, two Los Angeles City Fire hand crews and 20 engines from Los Angeles and Glendale, authorities said. Glendale Fire Capt. Cody Smith said the fire was close to homes, but firefighters were stationed near the residential neighborhoods and no structures were damaged.
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