February 28, 2004
As we wrote the City Council, there is no difference between the Town Center and the Glendale Galleria along Colorado Street and Central Avenue. Both facilities are completely enclosed; the only difference -- the Town Center is a box without a lid. The Town Center will have a 70-foot high wall along these two streets, creating a canyon on Central. We suggested they move the theater to the east side of the parking structure and have storefronts with several entrances along Colorado and Central and a street-level passageway into the Town Center.
July 6, 2007
The traffic cops on the L.A. Board of Supervisors last Tuesday approved two changes in parking regulations dealing with local issues. The board limited parking on Ocean View Boulevard to two hours on the east side in a 70 foot stretch between 445 feet and 515 feet north of Montrose, where a street jog has produced what neighbors consider a traffic hazard. The restriction will apply between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The supervisors also approved a parking change on Mary Street between Ramsdell and Glenwood, to simplify trash collection.
March 3, 2007
GLENDALE — A portion of Brand Boulevard and six blocks of street parking will be shut down Sunday while a motion picture crew films a television commercial. While a bulk of area merchants signed off on the project, a few others are upset. They say the daylong filming will be disruptive to business, which some say has only just begun to rebound since last year's sidewalk construction along Brand. "People that have stayed away for six months during construction are just coming back," said Helen McDonagh, owner of Massage Envy on Brand.
August 2, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale is getting close to signing off on legalizing the El Tovar mansion, a consultant said Tuesday. Jonathan Sagherian, a civil engineer working for the property's owners, Rahim and Ramin Karjoo, said he met Monday's deadline to submit paperwork for building permits and is awaiting the final approval from the city. That approval can come any day, he said. "I feel a lot of relief," Sagherian said. "I am breathing easier."
August 21, 2002
Janine Marnien The former Caltrans park-and-ride lot is one step closer to getting its new look. The Parks and Recreation Commission agreed to recommend a general design to the City Council for review and approval Monday at a special meeting. "It's a drawing that generally describes the environment we'd like to see put into that area," Commissioner Greg Boss said. "It generally sets out what we'd like to see and where we'd like to see it."
November 7, 2007
Zarian to host former council members Former Mayor Carl Raggio and former City Councilwoman Mary Ann Plumley will appear on Larry Zarian?s live call-in show Thursday to discuss the dynamics among current council members. The former officials will reminisce about how their former City Council worked to overcome competing interests and personalities on the dais and relate to the current dynamic at City Hall. The live show airs at 7 p.m. Thursday on Channel 26. The live call-in number is (818)
December 4, 2001
Tim Willert SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- Instead of getting an eyeful of barren landscape, drivers traveling along San Fernando Road could soon see rows of evergreen trees and hedges separating the west side of the thoroughfare from the railroad tracks. The City Council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency, is considering a final design for the beautification project, which would stretch the length of San Fernando from the MetroLink station to the Burbank border, officials said.
April 8, 2005
Josh Kleinbaum City workers broke ground Thursday on a six-month improvement project on the city's main drag, hoping to bring a little Beverly Hills panache to Brand Boulevard. "Brand Boulevard is the Rodeo Drive of Glendale," Mayor Bob Yousefian said. "Every now and then, we have to spruce it up." City officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to kick off the $7.92-million construction project, the first major reconstruction of Brand Boulevard in about 25 years.
August 17, 2007
COLUMBUS SOCCER FIELD In a joint meeting between the City Council and school board, Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Director George Chapjian said the potential cost of developing a soccer field at Columbus Elementary School would be about $3.5 million. The district is planning to replace three buildings at the west end of Columbus with a two-story building closer to the east side. The $20.6-million project will be funded mostly by funds received by Measure K, a $186-million school facilities improvement bond voters passed in 1997.
November 5, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman The city staked millions on revitalizing the 100 block of North Maryland Avenue, beginning with a 1989 overhaul of everything from asphalt to greenery to make more pedestrian-friendly scenery. But retailers along the street say it's all for naught -- the lack of customers just one block from busy Brand Boulevard has driven many a business out of business. As many as four storefronts lie vacant within a block's space. "We've seen so many people come on this street and go out of business," said Deborah McElligott, co-owner of Exposure, a clothing store that has been at 127 N. Maryland Ave. for 12 years.