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NEWS
November 29, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Dean Hess, dressed in a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans, sipped coffee from a Styrofoam cup while he waited to cross Glendale and Palmer avenues Wednesday morning. He made sure approaching cars would have enough time to stop for him, then stepped into the crosswalk. Some of the cars stopped; some of them didn't. Well, at least not right away. Several of the vehicles that did not stop for Hess finally came to a halt when police officers on motorcycles caught up to them.
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LOCAL
By By Tania Chatila | November 18, 2005
Gas card promotion rewards law-abiding citizens while lawbreakers receive traffic citations.SOUTH GLENDALE -- Javier Krutki was sold on the Mercedes CLK 500 he was test-driving Thursday when it brought him enough luck to get a $25 gas card in the few miles he drove it along Brand Boulevard. "I think I'm going to have to buy this car," Krutki said. The Glendale Police Department teamed up with Ford Motor Co. Thursday to execute a sting operation that would not only ticket traffic-law violators, but would also reward traffic-law obeyers.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | February 22, 2008
As the sun was rising on Saturday morning, a vehicle struck a young woman while she was crossing the street in the crosswalk in the 2600 block of Honolulu Avenue. Laurdes Sanchez, 22, of Los Angeles was leaving her job at Verdugo Valley Convalescent Home when she was struck in the crosswalk at 6:45 a.m., according to Sgt. Tom Lorenz of the Glendale Police Department. The car that hit her was driven by Christina Gomez, 31, of Santa Clarita who apparently didn?t see Sanchez. ?
NEWS
February 26, 2003
Janine Marnien The "smart" crosswalk on Foothill Boulevard at Cloud Avenue might actually be a little bit confusing, some La Crescenta residents and officials have said. In the wake of the death of Christine Seo, a Crescenta Valley High School student fatally injured while crossing in a lighted crosswalk at Pennsylvania and Altura avenues, officials have expressed concern that drivers might not necessarily know what to do when they come across activated lighted crosswalks.
NEWS
By: Lauren Vane | September 2, 2005
A man was killed late Monday while crossing South Coast Highway at Eagle Rock Way in a marked and lighted crosswalk, police said. It is the second crosswalk fatality in 12 months. Jaime Ramirez, 20, of Mexico, was transported to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, where he died of injuries. Jaime Ramirez's cousin, Marcos Ramirez,19, was also injured in the accident. He's in serious condition at Mission Hospital. The two men were hit in the marked crosswalk, illuminated by flashing lights, by a 49-year-old Tustin man driving a Toyota Sequoia.
NEWS
February 22, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Twelve pedestrian accidents in the last five years at two Glendale Avenue intersections has led to a proposed solution from the ground up. Glendale is planning to launch a pilot program in which it would install amber lights embedded into the pavement on both sides of a crosswalk. The lights would flash when activated by pushing a button. The lights are expected to better alert drivers who are required to stop and yield the right of way. The system will replace marked but unlighted crossings at Cypress Street and Garfield Avenue along Glendale Avenue.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | October 3, 2007
DOWNTOWN — A man on a bicycle suffered serious injuries Tuesday after a driver failed to yield to a flashing crosswalk on Brand Boulevard, police said. The accident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. between Wilson and California avenues when, according to witnesses, a woman traveling north in a black Honda Civic failed to stop for a man crossing the street on his bike, Glendale Police Sgt. Dennis Smith said. The man was thrown backward off his bike, smashing through the windshield of the car, said Rowland Heights resident Arnold Rowe, who was stopped in the lane next to where the accident occurred.
NEWS
By Tracey Laity | March 28, 2006
LA CRESCENTA ? Karen Tyler is getting sick and tired of having to "play chicken" with speeding traffic every time she takes her children through a crosswalk near Mountain Avenue Elementary School. In the past 10 days, Tyler, a mother of two children who attend the school, has had two "near-misses" and has joined the growing ranks of disgruntled parents and residents who want the county of Los Angeles to look into reducing the volume and speed of traffic at the intersection of Briggs Avenue and Mountain Avenue during school rush hours.
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