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By Patrick Caneday | March 9, 2012
Few places offer a more intense view into the makeup of the human condition than the elevator. Where else in our daily lives are we forced to spend valuable seconds - even a full minute - tightly confined with a group of fellow earthlings in the microcosmic journey to our final destinations? In my non-columnist life, I work in a monolith to a media giant. My cubicle is on one of the upper floors, so I spend a lot of time sealed in the suspended 6-by-6-foot vertical people-mover chronicling tips and observations about humanity and survival in my 10 to 20 elevator rides per day. Some might be valuable life lessons.
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By: JOSEPH N. BELL | August 25, 2005
When Sherry and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at the St. Regis Hotel in Dana Point over the weekend, we spent the first hour in a dark elevator -- which wasn't exactly the way we had planned it. We arrived in the early afternoon, excited and eager to explore these splendid digs. So instead of going directly to our room, we wandered through the lobby floor checking out bars and restaurants and ending in front of an elevator. When the doors opened, the elevator was empty, and we got in and punched our floor.
NEWS
By Vince Lovato | July 12, 2006
LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE ? School officials are building a $300,000 elevator on the front of the main three-story building at La Cañada High School as part of a $1.1-million modernization project. The school board approved a $56,000 increase to the cost of the project that includes a $700,000 conversion of the student center into a choir room, said Assistant Supt. Mike Leininger. The $56,000 increase was caused because two 2.5-inch copper chilled-water supply lines running from the cafeteria across the quad area and up the columns of the building were not functioning, he said.
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By Angela Hokanson | January 23, 2008
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Getting from the car to class just got easier at Glendale Community College, where many students on Tuesday welcomed the opening of an elevator tower that connects the new parking structure to the campus buildings down the hill. “It’s great,” said student Hovik Mkrtchian, stepping out of the top of the elevator tower on the way back to his car. “It’s much better than taking the stairs.” The elevator tower, which holds two elevators and is connected to the parking structure by a bridge, was supposed to be ready for use at the beginning of the fall semester when the $27-million parking structure was completed.
NEWS
July 15, 2004
Gary Moskowitz Glendale firefighters working on a routine urban search-and-rescue drill in the hillsides this weekend got called away halfway through the exercise, to prevent an overloaded service elevator from crashing in a downtown high-rise. No people were on the service elevator, and nobody was injured, but officials agreed Saturday's incident made for an exceptional day of training for local firefighters. "It was a pretty big deal," Glendale Fire Capt.
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By: CINDY TRANE CHRISTESON | August 6, 2005
o7Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. f7 -- ANTHONY J. D'ANGELO Elevators are interesting microcosms of life. Riding in one gives you a short amount of time in a small amount of space to experience other people's attitudes. Typically, an elevator ride consists of riding up or down for a number of floors with total strangers. When in an elevator, most people seem intent on looking everywhere but in the eyes of someone else.
NEWS
March 25, 2005
Darleene Barrientos What once was old and wooden is now shiny, white and new at R.D. White Elementary School. Along with Rep. Adam Schiff, students, staff members and parents on Wednesday dedicated the campus, which was renovated with funds from Measure K, the $186-million bond approved by voters in 1997. Each of the classrooms were refreshed, lined with new thumbtack-able surfaces and given space for computer stations. A parking lot outside the school's main hall was converted into a grass-and- garden area, bordered by a circular sidewalk.
NEWS
November 11, 2000
Joyce Rudolph DOWNTOWN -- Cushy seats and a working elevator await patrons attending the first production of A Noise Within's 10th season, back at the Masonic Temple structure on south Brand Boulevard. Previews for Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" begin Sunday for the theater company that returned home more than two months ago after performing only one season at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex on the Cal State L.A. campus. The old church pew seats have been replaced by 144 modern cushioned chairs and the elevator works, making it easier to get to the stage on the third floor, Art Manke said.
NEWS
June 14, 2013
With the City Council's approval this week of a construction contract of just over $5 million, the historic Alex Theatre is poised to get the renovations it has long needed - and not a moment too soon. The theater's operator, Glendale Arts, receives $415,000 annually to manage the facility, but the curtain will fall on that subsidy in 2015 and the Alex will then have to support itself. In order to do that, it needs a host of improvements to entice productions that will lure in packed houses.
NEWS
February 5, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum The city of Glendale and Ray Wilson Co. seem to have built the world's most expensive musical instrument. The question is, who played the wrong note -- the city or Ray Wilson, the general contractor? The $36.1-million police headquarters at 131 N. Isabel St. remains 98% done, as it has been for months. The Police Department says it cannot move into the building because of a number of problems, one of which is a musical hallway in the building's basement.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | January 22, 2014
Funding has been secured for a $15-million pedestrian bridge that will cross over Empire Avenue and end inside a new transportation center, making access to Bob Hope Airport easier from a Metrolink station south of the airfield. It's separate from a $112-million project at the airport that includes the new transportation center , which is expected to be completed in June or July, a new parking structure, which was recently completed, as well as an elevated walkway from the transportation center to the terminal.
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NEWS
June 14, 2013
With the City Council's approval this week of a construction contract of just over $5 million, the historic Alex Theatre is poised to get the renovations it has long needed - and not a moment too soon. The theater's operator, Glendale Arts, receives $415,000 annually to manage the facility, but the curtain will fall on that subsidy in 2015 and the Alex will then have to support itself. In order to do that, it needs a host of improvements to entice productions that will lure in packed houses.
NEWS
By Dan Evans and By Dan Evans | August 29, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- After trekking up and down yet another stairwell at the Tampa Bay Times Forum with my photo gear, I prayed I had finally reached my goal: a floor photo pass. "Oh no, honey, I'm sorry. I have no idea what you're talking about," said an older, blue-eyed woman in a blue shirt whose cop-like demeanor and cold expression belied her words. I doubt I'm being uncharitable if I doubted her concern. Credentials are color-coded at the RNC: Red is the most restrictive pass - level four and above only - while gray is an all-access pass.
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By Patrick Caneday | March 9, 2012
Few places offer a more intense view into the makeup of the human condition than the elevator. Where else in our daily lives are we forced to spend valuable seconds - even a full minute - tightly confined with a group of fellow earthlings in the microcosmic journey to our final destinations? In my non-columnist life, I work in a monolith to a media giant. My cubicle is on one of the upper floors, so I spend a lot of time sealed in the suspended 6-by-6-foot vertical people-mover chronicling tips and observations about humanity and survival in my 10 to 20 elevator rides per day. Some might be valuable life lessons.
NEWS
February 21, 2012
Why do religious people who hold firmly to their beliefs get referred to as chest-thumping, saber-rattling, pious Christians? It's a stereotype put out by the media and the press. In Patrick Caneday's column on Feb. 18, “ A 'heathen' teaches a lesson ,” he describes his disagreement with fellow church-goers who object to the proposed healthcare law. They may have legitimate reasons for that. No one can say for sure what mandates are included in it. To say that anyone who objects to it is intolerant is unfair.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Esther Tseng | August 5, 2011
Unlike many of his chef brethren, Laurent Quenioux has not appeared on a single televised cooking show. To veterans of the L.A. dining scene, however, his name is no less familiar than the latest winner of 'Top Chef.' The French chef has warmed the bellies of adventurous diners with his unique pop-ups in Downtown L.A., as well his innovative cuisine at Bistro LQ, gaining a legion of followers almost as fanatic as reality TV junkies. Recently, though, he's returned to the kitchen at Vertical Bistro in Pasadena, a place he now calls home.
NEWS
By Dan Kimber | September 17, 2009
About 30 years ago there was an item in the Los Angeles Times that was so entertaining that it spread to wire services and newspapers throughout the country. I remember sitting with a group of colleagues in a teacher’s lounge when the story was being retold. It took place at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, and here is what happened. An older woman was getting onto one of the elevators intending to ride it to the top-floor restaurant. As she boarded she couldn’t help notice a very large African American gentleman standing at the back, towering over the people in front of him. The elevator stopped at a number of floors before reaching the top, and the woman kept facing forward.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | July 31, 2009
SOUTH GLENDALE — A 46-year-old reputed gang member was arrested Thursday morning on a $100,000 warrant for vandalizing an elevator at the Americana on Brand. The damage happened about a week after the incarceration of 20 Toonerville members three weeks ago, police said. With an arrest warrant in hand, Glendale police detectives went to Alonzo Loera’s one-bedroom apartment on the 500 block of Windsor Road, which he shares with his father, and took him into custody.
NEWS
By Anita Susan Brenner | August 29, 2008
Top ten lists? They’re not just for Dave Letterman anymore. The Neiman Marcus catalog has them (“Top Ten Reasons to Love Balenciaga”). Time Magazine has them (“Top Ten Campaign Gaffes”). And Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s online solar system simulator (http://space.jpl.nasa.gov) has been named to several of them. Some weeks are so nice that they are a walking advertisement for life in Southern California. Who needs a vacation? Gas prices are down, so it’s time to pursue life.
NEWS
August 2, 2008
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a 57-year-old La Crescenta man for allegedly selling hundreds of juvenile leopard sharks on the black market, officials said. Eduardo Fernandez Carvajal was indicted on 18 counts of wildlife trafficking and one count of conspiracy for collecting and helping distribute about 830 of the young sharks out of the state for sale to fish retailers and private collectors. State law prohibits the sale or collection of leopard sharks, unless they are more than 3 feet long.
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