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November 26, 2013
The Glendale Police Department conducted a pedestrian violations enforcement operation in Glendale on Nov. 14. Police officers cited 34 pedestrians and issued 62 warnings to people who either jaywalked or crossed a street and ignored traffic signs. It is nice that the Glendale Police are approaching the rise in pedestrian hit-and-run collisions. Operations like these need to be done more frequently in order to lower the chance of pedestrian injuries. People might think that getting tickets for walking across a crosswalk when the red hand is showing is unfair and unnecessary.
NEWS
September 6, 2013
Police plan to heavily enforce motorcycle safety on Sunday in neighborhoods most frequented by riders in the city. Officers participating in the motorcycle safety enforcement operation will crack down on riders who are speeding, making illegal turns and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police plan to also monitor drivers whose dangerous driving may lead motorcyclists to crash. No one was killed in motorcycle-involved collisions last year, but police and fire personnel responded to 25 crashes, which resulted in 22 injuries, officials said.
NEWS
December 12, 2000
Alex Coolman CITY HALL -- Residents who face peeling paint and leaking pipes in south Glendale apartments may get relief under a program to be considered tonight by the City Council. The city is expected to vote on whether to apply for a state funds to boost code enforcement efforts, a program that could see more than $400,000 of outside money funneled to Glendale over the next three years. The Neighborhood Services Department of the city, which handles code enforcement, would use the cash to target areas of south central Glendale, said Sam Engel, an administrator with the department.
NEWS
December 23, 2005
California Highway Patrol officers are out in full force over the holidays with statewide increased enforcement through New Year's Day. CHP Officer Christian Cracraft said the increased enforcement part of the Statewide Traffic Action Response campaign. "We're doing this on top of our regular maximum enforcement period for Christmas and New Year's," Cracraft said. The STAR campaign began Dec. 16. It will end at midnight, Jan. 2. Cracraft said the goal of putting more officers on the road during the more-than two-week period is to cut down on drunk drivers and drunk-driving related accidents over the holiday season.
LOCAL
By Melanie Hicken | November 19, 2009
GLENDALE — When resident Stephen Brown learned last year that the city had enacted citywide smoking restrictions, he looked forward to sitting outside at his favorite coffee shop and breathing in the fresh air. “For the past year I have been looking forward to the day when the patio will be smoke free so that I may enjoy the outdoors. That day has not yet arrived,” he said. The city’s smoking restrictions took effect last November with an emphasis on public education before the officials started hard enforcement.
NEWS
January 16, 2010
For the second year in a row, Glendale’s clampdown on secondhand smoke got a glowing endorsement from the American Lung Assn., being named one of just three cities in the state to get an A grade on its annual report card. Last year, Glendale was the only L.A. County city to get the top grade. This year, Calabasas joined the A Club. Certainly, having an ordinance on the books that bans smoking in just about every accessible public space — from most outdoor dining patios to parks and parking lots — is about as comprehensive as a city can get in trying to protect nonsmokers from the unhealthful effects of secondhand smoke.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | April 21, 2008
CITY HALL — A proposed ordinance clarifying the ability of Glendale Police to enforce no-trespassing laws, spurred mostly by a 2-acre public park inside the Americana at Brand, goes to the City Council on Tuesday for introduction two weeks before the 15.5-acre retail behemoth’s grand opening. The “urgency ordinance” comes as the city braces for a May 2 opening that is expected to draw tens of thousands of shoppers and lookee-loos that weekend. While the open space, to be called “The Greens,” is centered on the Americana property, it is owned by the Redevelopment Agency, which could create an enforcement problem for police officers since existing code refers only to “city-owned” property and makes no mention of land owned by the Redevelopment Agency or Housing Authority, city officials said.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | March 3, 2010
SOUTH GLENDALE — A medical facility that was allegedly performing massages without a permit was ordered Monday to stop soliciting those services. Code enforcement officials had given CHS Health Care Inc. on the 1600 block of East Colorado Street a 72-hour notice Feb. 23 to obtain a conditional-use permit to perform massages after Glendale police arrested an employee on suspicion of offering sex acts to an undercover officer. The facility’s operators submitted a permit application Monday, Code Enforcement Officer Rene Sada said.
LOCAL
By Tania Chatila | February 25, 2006
GLENDALE ? Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada Flintridge law enforcement agencies are among 244 departments statewide receiving thousands of dollars in grants reserved for seat belt enforcement, state officials announced Thursday. The grants ? ranging from $5,000 to $90,000 depending on the city ? are earmarked for law enforcement agencies to help pay overtime for officers to conduct seat belt enforcement during the California Office of Traffic Safety's Click It or Ticket campaign, which runs from May 14 to June 4, spokesman Mike Marando said.
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NEWS
February 14, 2014
I wish to express my profound thanks to the Glendale Police Department for finally embarking into a serious traffic law enforcement program . I hope that this effort will continue and not be a temporary activity, as the dreadful drivers of Glendale do not learn civil behavior quickly. I also suggest that, in addition to ticketing “distracted drivers,” the police start enforcing the entire traffic law and include such violations as tailgating, unsafe and reckless lane changes, illegal exhaust system and lighting modifications of cars, etc. Also, institute a program addressing input by the residents for traffic problems and violations in their neighborhoods.
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NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 13, 2014
Police issued warnings and citations Thursday to dozens of people who were reportedly unlawfully dashing across Brand Boulevard. Twenty people were cited for reportedly failing to obey pedestrian signals at crosswalks along Brand and Central Avenue between Colorado Street and the Ventura (134) Freeway, Glendale Police Sgt. Harout Bouzikian said. "Mostly, they were trying to get somewhere quickly," he said. While some pedestrians were cited, 18 people were issued warnings for the same violation.
NEWS
By Camila Castellanos | January 2, 2014
The sun shone at Glendale Community College as Art Darbinian, 19, waived to fellow students and maneuvered the tram he uses to help monitor the campus as a cadet at the school's police department. “One of the things I love about my job is that I really get to see the inter-workings of the college,” the biology student said, nodding hellos to custodians and staff as he rattled off the building names and areas where he often patrols. Darbinian is one of 15 cadets at GCC, working part-time to help bolster the college's full-time police department.
NEWS
November 26, 2013
The Glendale Police Department conducted a pedestrian violations enforcement operation in Glendale on Nov. 14. Police officers cited 34 pedestrians and issued 62 warnings to people who either jaywalked or crossed a street and ignored traffic signs. It is nice that the Glendale Police are approaching the rise in pedestrian hit-and-run collisions. Operations like these need to be done more frequently in order to lower the chance of pedestrian injuries. People might think that getting tickets for walking across a crosswalk when the red hand is showing is unfair and unnecessary.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 7, 2013
The pressure is on for motorists to improve their driving habits as police plan to crack down on those who drive too fast, drive while drunk, or are distracted while traversing city streets. This week, the City Council accepted a $228,000 grant from the state's Office of Traffic Safety to pay for overtime staffing, which will oversee specialized police enforcement for speeding, distracted driving , and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It will also allow officers to focus on motorcycle riders.
NEWS
November 5, 2013
My wife and I have raised three children to adulthood, and I have managed a large organization for more than 45 years. Here is something I know to be absolutely true: If there are no consequences for bad behavior then bad behavior continues. When motorists were speeding on residential streets their bad behavior was modified by installing speed bumps. Go too fast and you tear the bottom out of your car. As much as I hate the bumps they seem to have achieved the desired result. Obviously the people that speed, talk or text on their cellphone, roll through stop signs and ignore pedestrians in crosswalks do so because there is little or no chance there will be a consequence for this bad behavior and if actually cited the consequence is not severe enough to modify the bad behavior.
NEWS
October 31, 2013
Recently I had to renew my driver's license. After passing the tests and exiting the DMV facility on Glenoaks Boulevard, I observed the following as I returned to my home in Montrose: Several drivers returned to their cars from the DMV office and sped away at high speeds; I was cut off by one driver; three drivers turned right on a red light without making a full stop or even pausing, four cars did not stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, two drivers...
NEWS
October 18, 2013
Great job by the Glendale Police Department on their sting targeting drivers who don't yield for pedestrians. One intersection, several hours and lots of revenue. I am sure they were counting on the News-Press to get the word out to rest of law-breakers in the city. Now that the driver scofflaws have been addressed, how about the other pedestrian/traffic problem? Nearly every time I drive down Pacific Avenue from Kenneth Road to San Fernando Road a pedestrian enters a crosswalk when the red hand has stopped flashing and is solid red. They start to cross anyway.
NEWS
September 6, 2013
Police plan to heavily enforce motorcycle safety on Sunday in neighborhoods most frequented by riders in the city. Officers participating in the motorcycle safety enforcement operation will crack down on riders who are speeding, making illegal turns and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police plan to also monitor drivers whose dangerous driving may lead motorcyclists to crash. No one was killed in motorcycle-involved collisions last year, but police and fire personnel responded to 25 crashes, which resulted in 22 injuries, officials said.
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