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NEWS
May 17, 2001
In March 2000 (yes more than a year ago), I sent the following letter to Police Lt. Don Meredith, Glendale traffic bureau coordinator, with a copy to Sgt. Lewie Guay, his assistant, so that he too would be informed of my thoughts. To date, no answer. Dear Sir: I read, with a great deal of interest, the article in the Highway 1 section of the L.A. Times on March 1, 2000. I was in complete accord of every section mentioned, especially the part of the title "Dangerous Encounters Can Be Avoided."
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NEWS
January 30, 2002
I read in the Jan. 19 edition of our Glendale New-Press about the plan to improve safety measures for pedestrians. I heartily approve. However, the writer failed totally to address one half of the problem. That is the pedestrian. I have seen absolutely no attempts on the part of the police department or the city to educate the pedestrian. Pedestrians, in rising numbers, seem to believe the crosswalks and corners (and even mid-block) are an extension of the sidewalk.
NEWS
May 15, 2001
As hundreds of people do every Thursday, Yen Hong Chow Louie came to the Farmers' Market on Brand Boulevard. While crossing in a crosswalk she was hit by a car and died two days later. She was 60. She wasn't the only pedestrian hit in a crosswalk who died in the first week of this month. Margaret Eleanor Walkup was hit crossing the street in Montrose. She was 79. Immediate steps need to be taken. Long-term solutions need to be found. Changes must be made to make Glendale's downtown safer.
NEWS
May 26, 2005
Jackson Bell Glendale Police Sgt. Lewie Guay spent his morning traveling crosswalks back and forth, checking to see if motorists would stop for him. Those who didn't brake for the undercover Traffic Bureau officer -- dressed in plain clothes, sporting a fanny pack and sipping from a 7-Eleven Big Gulp -- were ticketed on suspicion of not yielding to crosswalkers. The operation was part of a Police Department crackdown on drivers who don't properly halt for pedestrians, Guay said.
NEWS
December 18, 2003
Darleene Barrientos The first of two parts. GLENDALE -- The city's latest pedestrian safety campaign doesn't include "Enter at your own risk" signs for crosswalks, but it probably should. In the latest of dozens of pedestrian accidents this year in the city, a Glendale woman was hit Wednesday by a car turning left in the intersection of Brand Boulevard and Broadway. Investigators detained a 79-year-old Glendale man after his car struck the woman in the crosswalk, but he was not arrested, Glendale Police Lt. Don Meredith said.
NEWS
March 6, 2006
Whatever the Glendale Police Department can do, including use of cameras at intersections, to catch traffic laws violators is OK with me ("City Council to consider traffic cameras," Friday). I've lived and worked in Glendale since the 1960s. Being a driver and pedestrian in this city is becoming dangerous. There's too much speed, too little respect for traffic laws; too many drivers showing off their fancy, expensive vehicles; too many "Type A" personality drivers with too little patience and courtesy; too many drivers glued to their cellphones while running red lights, stop signs and occupied crosswalks.
NEWS
March 11, 2011
I want to express my appreciation to the Burbank Leader for its endorsement in the recent primary election and, perhaps more importantly, to your coverage of the candidates and issues. Every Burbank resident who voted in the Feb. 22 primary election was the beneficiary of your coverage. During the campaign, I had the opportunity to meet and speak with residents across the city who shared their ideas and suggestions for dealing with the many issues that confront our city. As the campaign moves ahead, I look forward to continuing that dialogue on my door-to-door walks.
NEWS
May 2, 2002
Tim Willert WHAT HAPPENED WARNING LIGHTS The council approved plans to install roadway warning lights at seven unprotected crosswalks along South Brand Boulevard, and directed the city clerk to advertise for construction bids. WHAT IT MEANS The lights will line crosswalks not protected by traffic signals at Lomita Avenue, Garfield Avenue, Windsor Road, Cypress Street, Palmer Avenue, Laurel Street and Magnolia Avenue. They are expected to significantly improve crosswalk visibility.
NEWS
November 15, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- As five pedestrians remained hospitalized Wednesday night after being struck in crosswalks in four unrelated incidents, Glendale Police were making plans to try to prevent more accidents. "We need to do something, obviously," police Sgt. Lewie Guay said that afternoon, about three hours before two women were hit in the 1300 block of East Colorado Street. That incident marked the fourth in a series that started Nov. 7 in which pedestrians suffered serious injuries.
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