July 31, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Some Briggs Terrace residents are voicing concerns over crowded street parking conditions that they say could hamper firefighting should a blaze break out in the tinder dry area. Of main concern is Shields Street, a narrow but key access point for firefighters to several other mountain roads that can become nearly impassable when drivers park on either side of the street. Some residents complain of red curb violations, or of cars left parked in front of fire hydrants, sometimes for days.
February 5, 2009
RECORDS PURGED The City Council authorized the City Attorney?s Office to destroy records that are no longer needed. Documents marked for destruction include ?closed? civil and criminal litigation cases that were resolved through trial, settlement or other court action on or before Dec. 31, 2005. They also include parking citations that have been resolved and old assignment files that have remained stagnant for at least three years. The request conforms with the city?
February 23, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- More than 700 property owners facing fines for having overgrown weeds, will get a chance to object during a public hearing at Tuesday's City Council meeting. The L.A. County Agricultural commissioner has identified 743 undeveloped parcels in Glendale with excessive weeds, brush, trash and dirt that are considered a public nuisance and a fire hazard. Property owners will be required to pay for the removal of weeds growing on the streets and sidewalks in front of their homes, which the city considers private property.
February 2, 2002
Tim Willert CITY HALL -- Overgrown weeds sprouting from private property is an annual problem throughout the city, and this year is no exception. The L.A. County Agricultural Commissioner has identified 743 Glendale undeveloped parcels with excessive weeds, brush, trash and dirt that are considered both a public nuisance and a fire hazard. "These are all underdeveloped parcels in the city whose property owners are given the option to have their parcel cleared by a contractor or do the work themselves," Glendale Fire Marshal Steve Howard said Friday.
February 4, 2003
Karen S. Kim The City Council is looking for a way to clean up Glendale's vacant lots and eliminate fire hazards, all in one whack. And it could find its answer in Glendale's weed-abatement program for 2003. The council will consider today scheduling a public hearing for the program. The hearing would allow Glendale to move forward in notifying the owners of 689 vacant city lots that contain hazardous vegetation. Owners are required to remove the vegetation, or have it removed for them by the Los Angeles County agricultural commissioner.
April 15, 2004
Darleene Barrientos What's green, wormy and electricity efficient? The city's Earth Day celebration, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd. Unlike the city's inaugural celebration in 2000, all of its departments will be out in full force, demonstrating their commitment to the environment by showing off how they save electricity, keep dust out of the air and keep storm drains clean. The 2000 event, at lower Scholl Canyon Park, offered tours of the landfill.
February 6, 2003
OAKMONT PURCHASE WHAT HAPPENED The City Council approved an ordinance allowing the city to transfer its deed for the Oakmont View V hillside property purchase over to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. WHAT IT MEANS Transference of the deed allows the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to kick in its share of the property's $25.25-million purchase price and ultimately seal the city's deal with Gregg's Artistic Homes. VOTE The council voted 5-0 in favor.
April 5, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum With names like Woody, Willie, Bottle Baby, Lucky and Nellie's Girl, they sound more like characters from a country and western song than Descanso Garden's newest protection against fire. More than 250 goats arrived at Descanso Gardens from Lakeview, Ore., this weekend, ready to eat their way through the overgrown chaparral and other brush that has become a fire hazard on the garden's western and southern perimeter. And yes, they each have a name, from Willie to Oreo to Star (although Star actually goes by Deeds, after Adam Sandler's character in the movie "Mr. Deeds")