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June 25, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman With Fourth of July around the corner, fire officials are urging residents to keep in mind that fireworks pose a very real fire danger. Any kind of fireworks, including sparklers and those designated as "safe and sane," are not permitted in Glendale or any surrounding cities, including La Canada Flintridge and the unincorporated areas of La Crescenta and Montrose. And in all areas, violators will pay the price.The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station will have extra officers on patrol, and Glendale Police will also be on the lookout for any type of fireworks.
NEWS
July 9, 2003
Editor's note: Doug English, who graduated from Crescenta Valley High in 1999, began trying out for the U.S. World University Games team in Colorado Springs, Colo., on June 27. It is now July 5th, and we finally have a day off tomorrow. I am tired and could really use a day off. This is the first time ever that I have practiced hard for eight straight days, and my body does not like it too much. It has been hard to play with the same intensity that I had when I first arrived.
NEWS
November 19, 2012
It's officially Christmas time at the Americana at Brand, where on Sunday night the switch was flipped on thousands of lights covering the giant white fir towering over the outdoor shopping mall. The spectacle -- accompanied by dancing snowmen, fireworks, “flying” reindeer -- wowed a crowd that at one point apparently reached capacity, with some people reporting on Twitter that they had been turned away after the fire marshal cut the inflow of people. The more than 100-foot-tall white fir Christmas tree, which rolled into the Americana prior to Halloween, was covered with thousands of lights and ornaments for the “Cirque du Santa” lighting ceremony, with acrobatics provided by  Zen Arts.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | July 4, 2008
County fire and sheriff’s departments will be keeping a watchful eye and listening closely for any bangs, pops or fireworks sizzles in the greater Crescenta Valley this Fourth of July weekend. “We will have regular patrols and extra fire patrols in Angeles Crest,” said Deputy Jorge Valdivia, community relations coordinator at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station on Briggs Avenue. Valdivia said fireworks are illegal in Crescenta Valley and the surrounding areas and that there are penalties for individuals possessing them.
NEWS
December 31, 1999
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- Champagne? Check. Party favors? Check. Guns and fireworks? No way. Better rethink your plans to welcome 2000 if the party includes firearms and fireworks, authorities say. Glendale police will have two tactical squads patrolling the city on New Year's Eve looking for anyone celebrating the holiday with a gunshot into the night, Glendale Police Sgt. Rick Young said....
NEWS
September 9, 2003
A Glendale boy will face a judge after an off-duty Glendale Police officer allegedly saw him set off fireworks from the balcony of his house. The 14-year-old Glendale boy, whose name was not released, was cited and released to his father Sunday after Glendale Police reportedly received several calls from people who thought they heard gunshots near the 800 block of Monterey Road. An off-duty police officer called officials after he saw the boy light three M-80s on his house's balcony, police said.
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By JO ANN STUPAKIS | June 30, 2009
It wouldn?t be the Fourth of July without the annual Fireworks Spectacular hosted by the Crescenta Valley Town Council. This year?s event will be Saturday at the La Crescenta Elementary School playground, 4343 La Crescenta Ave. Festivities include music, rides and food, and the fireworks promise to be better than ever. Gates will open at 4 p.m., and the main entrance is on Prospect Avenue, just west of La Crescenta Avenue. The gates close at 8:30 p.m., so attendees are encouraged to arrive in plenty of time for the 9 p.m. fireworks extravaganza that will light up the skies of the Crescenta Valley.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | July 5, 2008
Moments after the gates opened to the Crescenta Valley Fireworks Assn.’s Fourth of July event, families started arriving to stake out prime fireworks-watching spots. Children and parents with folding chairs, blankets, coolers and umbrellas picked out their places late Friday afternoon at the La Crescenta Elementary School playground, and still had hours to eat and play before the fireworks began. John Meier and his 12-year-old daughter Elly were among the early arrivals.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2004
Principal Conductor John Mauceri leads the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in the annual July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 2, 3, and 4, at 7:30 p.m. The performances feature Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame recipient Marilyn Horne, Tony award-winning vocalist Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Sesame Street Muppets characters Big Bird, Elmo, Grover and other special Sesame Street friends for an evening of celebration...
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NEWS
July 2, 2013
Amid a days-long heat wave and tinder dry conditions, authorities across the tri-city region are warning residents to be extra vigilant this Fourth of July holiday. Local authorities say no fireworks are safe and sparklers, which can reach temperatures of more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, can still be dangerous and result in severe burns or spark fires. Fireworks are illegal in Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena and all unincorporated areas of Los Angeles, and authorities this week asked residents to notify public safety officials if they see any out of the ordinary.
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NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | June 29, 2013
The nomination this week of a real estate agent who has locked horns with homeowner groups and historic preservation advocates to a city commission that deals with those very issues drew the ire of the politically influential Glendale Historical Society. At issue was the nomination of Vartan Gharpetian - a one-time City Council candidate who has served on other commissions - to the Historic Preservation Commission. Gharpetian was the subject of scorn from members and supporters of the historical society years ago during his tenure on a city Design Review Board and his role in a side group that purported to advocate for homeowner rights over city restrictions and government meddling.
NEWS
November 19, 2012
It's officially Christmas time at the Americana at Brand, where on Sunday night the switch was flipped on thousands of lights covering the giant white fir towering over the outdoor shopping mall. The spectacle -- accompanied by dancing snowmen, fireworks, “flying” reindeer -- wowed a crowd that at one point apparently reached capacity, with some people reporting on Twitter that they had been turned away after the fire marshal cut the inflow of people. The more than 100-foot-tall white fir Christmas tree, which rolled into the Americana prior to Halloween, was covered with thousands of lights and ornaments for the “Cirque du Santa” lighting ceremony, with acrobatics provided by  Zen Arts.
NEWS
July 4, 2012
Southern California is in for a mild, sunny July 4th, with highs in the 70s at the beaches and 80s inland, the National Weather Service said. Weather specialist Bonnie Bartling said the only hitch could be clouds that move in and out at the beaches starting around 6 p.m., making fireworks along the coast a little hard to see from a distance.  MAP: Where to see Fourth of July fireworks “Historically, it sort of gets icky...
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 2, 2012
As the Fourth of July approaches, officials are warning the public against using illegal fireworks and reminding residents to take precautions against dehydration and other hazards. “Fireworks in no way, shape or form are allowed in the city of Glendale,” said Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Greg Godfrey. “Every year there are a number of people, especially children, who are injured by fireworks. They are basically an explosive. It can blow fingers off, or take your hand off.” A blaze in the San Gabriel or Verdugo mountains could be disastrous, said Godfrey, adding that fire and police officials plan to deploy special patrol units to search for illegal fireworks.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall | July 5, 2010
Thousands of people crowded into the La Crescenta Elementary School playground to catch a fireworks show on the Fourth of the July. "It just wouldn't be the Fourth of July without fireworks," Mary Lou Grove said. "We've been coming here for years, and it's always a great show." The Crescenta Valley Fireworks Assn., a nonprofit organization, has been putting on the event for four years now. Everyone in attendance was encouraged to be a kid again as they entered the elementary school's playground, lawn chairs and coolers in hand, to celebrate the holiday.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall | July 5, 2010
The June gloom burned off just in time for Montrose's "July Fourth Weekend Block Party and Hot Rod Show." The 2300 to 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue had a lot to offer for those looking for a slice of Americana and something to do before it was dark enough for fireworks. There were activities for the kids, a vintage hot rod car show and a farmer's market. The celebration started at 9 a.m. and wrapped up at 2 p.m. "It's better than I thought it would be," Sharon McDonald said.
NEWS
July 2, 2010
Every year on the Fourth of July, animal control officers find dozens of frightened pets roaming the streets after being spooked by fireworks. "The Fourth of July is the busiest day for humane societies and shelters throughout the country," said Ricky Whitman, a spokeswoman for the Pasadena Humane Society, which services Glendale. "Pets get frightened by the noise of fireworks. And when animals like this are frightened, they run." With several firework shows scheduled in the region for Sunday's holiday, Whitman said residents should make sure their pets are kept secure indoors and in an isolated room as far away from the booming noises of fireworks as possible.
NEWS
November 25, 2009
Mailbag: All I want from the Americana is silence Published Nov. 20 Once again, like many Glendalians, I was startled out of my chair Thursday night by what sounded like gunfire. I finally decided it must have been fireworks at the Americana at Brand, although I couldn?t see anything (?Lighting up the night,? Nov. 20). Why does the city of Glendale allow this? Fireworks are for the Fourth of July and places like Dodger Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl in the summer.
FEATURES
November 21, 2009
Once again, like many Glendalians, I was startled out of my chair Thursday night by what sounded like gunfire. I finally decided it must have been fireworks at the Americana at Brand, although I couldn’t see anything (“Lighting up the night,” Nov. 20). Why does the city of Glendale allow this? Fireworks are for the Fourth of July and places like Dodger Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl in the summer. They aren’t appropriate for a shopping mall in November that is surrounded by residences.
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