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June 5, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Hazardous materials units hurried early Tuesday to clean up a diesel leak in the Verdugo Channel, a feeder to the Los Angeles River. An aboveground diesel tank on Verdugo Hills Hospital property malfunctioned, and the fuel overflowed into a containment area outside the 200-gallon tank, Glendale Fire Capt. Robert Doyle said. It continued to flow into an outer area, which contained the fuel until a sprinkler system was activated. The water pushed the lighter diesel out of the containment area and into the channel, which runs under San Fernando Road north of the Ventura (134)
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April 18, 2012
Street closures in Burbank that were prompted by a 150-gallon diesel spill this morning have reopened and traffic is "returning to normal," according to police. Burbank police closed streets around Alameda at Buena Vista Street just before 8 a.m. to clean up the spill. Los Angeles County HazMat crews were called in to assist after authorities discovered that about 36 gallons of fuel had entered the county storm drain system, creating the threat of fire or an explosion. At about 6:45 a.m., a truck was delivering fuel to a Los Angeles fire station when its “mechanical drive shaft broke, causing damage to the off load pipe that unloads fuel from the truck,” Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.
THE818NOW
July 8, 2011
No need to drive around in circles to find the best gas prices, just click! Burbank   Costco $3.69, 1051 W Burbank Blvd & N Victory Pl ARCO $3.69, 201 W Alameda Ave & S Lake St & I-5 Valero $3.72, 3701 W Magnolia Blvd & N Hollywood Way Chevron (Diesel) $3.95, 140 E Alameda Ave & S San Fernando Blvd Glendale ARCO $3.69, 144 N Verdugo Rd & E Wilson Ave ARCO $3.71, 3680 San Fernando Rd & Glendale Ave United Oil $3.73, 1118 N Glendale Ave & N Verdugo Rd United Oil (Diesel)
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December 8, 2011
Glendale has received $300,000 from an air pollution control agency to purchase 10 new natural-gas-powered vehicles for the Public Works Department. The natural-gas vehicles emit less toxins and particulates into the air than their diesel and unleaded gasoline counterparts, according to a city report. The Public Works Department is in the process of replacing a significant portion of its diesel and unleaded gasoline fleet. The South Coast Air Quality Management District grant will help Glendale follow up with a sweeping policy that calls for the reduction of greenhouse gases created by city activities.
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By By Fred Ortega | December 12, 2005
Purchase of alternative fuel street sweeper may be first step in converting entire fleet to cleaner- burning vehicles.CITY HALL -- Glendale's street sweepers may soon do their part in keeping the air clean too. The Public Works Department will ask the City Council on Tuesday for $60,000 to help finance the purchase of a street-sweeping test vehicle that runs on compressed natural gas. The vehicle would replace an older, diesel-powered sweeper....
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By Jason Wells | June 28, 2008
GLENDALE — Filling up at the gas station may be costing Southland motorists a record amount, but for cities with hundreds of vehicles, the burden is amplified to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Unlike private motorists, who can cut down on driving and errands to save on gas, many of the vehicles in the municipal fleet run on fixed routes to provide daily, necessary services, city officials for Glendale and Burbank said. “We’ve got to pick up the trash,” Glendale Public Works Director Steve Zurn said.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt | February 1, 2008
Assemblyman Anthony Adams is more than willing to be a squeaky wheel as long as it means he gets the grease — vegetable grease. Adams, the Republican Assemblyman from Hesperia whose district includes La Crescenta, introduced a bill on Monday that he hopes will encourage more people to drive cars fueled by vegetable oil or its chemical cousin, biodiesel. The bill would slash license fees now imposed by the state’s Department of Food and Agriculture on all businesses and individuals who haul grease from restaurants.
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January 24, 2013
This post has been updated, please see note below for details. A movie producer was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence of methadone and the prescription drug Adderall after he allegedly crashed his Corvette into a parking pole in Glendale, according to police. Robert DeBrino - who worked as a producer on the films “Shut Up and Shoot” and “Find Me Guilty” -- was taken into custody about 1:58 a.m. in the 1200 block of Boynton Street after a witness told police the 61-year-old had been sitting his Corvette for 15 minutes before stumbling around outside the sports car, according to Glendale Police Department reports.
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THE818NOW
April 18, 2012
Street closures in Burbank that were prompted by a 150-gallon diesel spill this morning have reopened and traffic is "returning to normal," according to police. Burbank police closed streets around Alameda at Buena Vista Street just before 8 a.m. to clean up the spill. Los Angeles County HazMat crews were called in to assist after authorities discovered that about 36 gallons of fuel had entered the county storm drain system, creating the threat of fire or an explosion. At about 6:45 a.m., a truck was delivering fuel to a Los Angeles fire station when its “mechanical drive shaft broke, causing damage to the off load pipe that unloads fuel from the truck,” Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.
NEWS
December 8, 2011
Glendale has received $300,000 from an air pollution control agency to purchase 10 new natural-gas-powered vehicles for the Public Works Department. The natural-gas vehicles emit less toxins and particulates into the air than their diesel and unleaded gasoline counterparts, according to a city report. The Public Works Department is in the process of replacing a significant portion of its diesel and unleaded gasoline fleet. The South Coast Air Quality Management District grant will help Glendale follow up with a sweeping policy that calls for the reduction of greenhouse gases created by city activities.
THE818NOW
July 13, 2011
Don't waste money on your commute or summer road trip. We post a list daily of the cheapest fuel in town. Burbank   Valero $3.72, 3701 W Magnolia Blvd & N Hollywood Way  ARCO $3.73, 201 W Alameda Ave & S Lake St & I-5 Costco $3.73, 1051 W Burbank Blvd & N Victory Pl Sevan (Diesel) $4.11, 1638 N San Fernando Blvd & Grismer Ave   Glendale ARCO $3.73, 144 N Verdugo Rd & E Wilson Ave United Oil $3.73, 1118 N Glendale Ave & N Verdugo Rd ARCO $3.75, 3680 San Fernando Rd & Glendale Ave United Oil (Diesel)
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By Jason Wells | June 28, 2008
GLENDALE — Filling up at the gas station may be costing Southland motorists a record amount, but for cities with hundreds of vehicles, the burden is amplified to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Unlike private motorists, who can cut down on driving and errands to save on gas, many of the vehicles in the municipal fleet run on fixed routes to provide daily, necessary services, city officials for Glendale and Burbank said. “We’ve got to pick up the trash,” Glendale Public Works Director Steve Zurn said.
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By Chris Wiebe | March 19, 2008
GLENDALE — Metrolink’s Board of Directors is mulling a fare increase of up to 7.5% to keep pace with the rising costs of diesel fuel, which hit record highs this week. The possible rate hike would replace an increase that the board adopted in 2007, which bumped fares up by 3.5% on July 1 in 2007, 2008 and 2009. A round-trip fare from Glendale to the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, which now costs $8, would potentially go to $8.60 with a 7.5% increase. “Certainly when fuel prices go up it affects our service,” Metrolink spokeswoman Denise Tyrrell said.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt | February 1, 2008
Assemblyman Anthony Adams is more than willing to be a squeaky wheel as long as it means he gets the grease — vegetable grease. Adams, the Republican Assemblyman from Hesperia whose district includes La Crescenta, introduced a bill on Monday that he hopes will encourage more people to drive cars fueled by vegetable oil or its chemical cousin, biodiesel. The bill would slash license fees now imposed by the state’s Department of Food and Agriculture on all businesses and individuals who haul grease from restaurants.
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