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March 8, 2012
Today I tried to go to the library. Unfortunately for me, I was doing this in the morning - trying to grocery-shop, fill prescriptions, gas the car and pick up a few books, all in one trip. Why are our two local libraries in the Montrose-La Crescenta area not open until 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.? We old codgers like to get all our business completed before the mass of high schoolers get out on the road, which starts at noon. We pay our fair share in property taxes, which support the library system.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
The Aug. 31 letter, “ Do reusable bags mean worse mpg? ” - expressing concern about the environmental impact of the added weight in cars carrying reusable grocery bags - brightened our morning. What a hoot! Just how much does the writer think those bags weigh? Certainly less than the clothes he wears. May we should all take to driving in the nude to save gas. Kathy Yukl La Crescenta
NEWS
May 16, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE -- A man led police on a chase with speeds in excess of 100 mph before his truck ran out of gas, according to a police report. Officers began the pursuit at about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday after the man's car fishtailed and almost hit two cars on the northbound ramp of the Golden State (5) Freeway near Kenilworth Avenue, according to the report. The driver, a 38-year-old Pomona man, sped up from about 65 mph to more than 100 mph at times, according to the report.
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By Zain Shauk | January 18, 2010
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal to eliminate the state’s sales tax on gasoline and replace it with a fixed excise tax will not affect funds for local road maintenance as city officials had initially feared, the state legislative analyst’s office said Wednesday. The governor’s plan would replace the sales tax on gas, taken as a percentage of a total purchase, and replace it with an increase in the state’s per-gallon gas excise tax, from 18 cents to 28.8 cents.
NEWS
March 23, 2004
Robert Chacon Students in La Canada Flintridge got an unexpected chance to enjoy the great outdoors Monday. Before beginning school bells sounded across the city, the failure of an underground electricity cable turned out the lights at Paradise Canyon and La Canada elementary schools. Shortly after that, the smell of gas filled some classrooms at La Canada High School. Hundreds of students temporarily attended class outside Monday morning, with most heading back inside by 10 a.m. "It was business as usual for us," said Kathy apRoberts, La Canada Elementary's acting vice principal.
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By: Mark Humphrey | September 5, 2005
Once just toys to delight children, balloons in their many forms often confound and confuse the most clever of adults. How do small, inflated balloons get inside larger ones? How do they get that confetti in balloons, and how do they make them explode seemingly on command? Mike Wing, owner of LA Balloons, a division of Conwin Inc., not only answers these questions but also teaches customers how to do it themselves. "Balloons really have evolved from being a child's toy on a string to an actual art form over the years," Wing said.
NEWS
May 15, 2001
It was surprising that Bob Morrison and Janet Walters missed a vital reason for going back to 55 mph on our urban freeways. Remember the reason it was lowered in the first place? We were experiencing a fuel shortage and skyrocketing gas prices. Remember when you first had to pay over $1 per gallon for gas? When it went as high as $1.60, we feared it would never stop increasing. Eventually it did drop back a little. One solution was to enforce 55 mph on highways.
NEWS
March 30, 2000
Where have the days of $1.50-a-gallon gasoline gone? Not too long ago, most people thought that price was too high. Today, those prices almost seem like bargain shopping. With the skyrocketing price of gas at the pump all of us in the Glendale and Burbank area are feeling the impact. Unfortunately, Bill Clinton and Al Gore, zealously supported by partisans like our state Sen. Adam Schiff, have failed the residents of this community, and the nation, by keeping us economic hostages to foreign oil-producing nations.
NEWS
By Robin Goldsworthy | February 29, 2008
With the threat of the ?next big one? looming overhead, Crescenta Valley residents made a strong showing at Monday night?s C.E.R.T. town hall meeting held at CV High School?s MacDonald Auditorium. C.E.R.T., which stands for Community Emergency Response Team, is a nationwide organization that was started in 1985 by the Los Angeles City Fire Department. The program is endorsed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and the National Fire Academy as a way to prepare citizens for a variety of disasters.
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April 21, 2014
Good morning readers! Today is Monday, April 21. As you work off that sugar crash from all that Easter candy, check out these headlines from around the region:  To the chargin of locals, Ernie Jr.'s Taco House closed for the last time on Saturday. Many lifelong fans flocked to the eatery last week for their last chance to munch on its Mexican fare. Glendale News-Press A design firm presented an $18-million, 20-year plan last week to renovate the city's outdoor Starlight Bowl amphitheater , which representatives of the firm called "drastically underutilized" and "slightly tired" in terms of its physical condition and programming.
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NEWS
December 4, 2013
Three men were arrested this week after police reportedly linked counterfeit credit cards found inside their vehicle in Glendale to card-skimming devices placed at gas station pumps in Coronado, officials said. The Southern California men - George Felix, 24, Diego Mendez, 25, and Ismael Benitez, 29, - were taken into custody about 4:15 p.m. Monday after officers stopped them at Colorado Street and Pacific Avenue for parking in a handicapped zone without a placard, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 3, 2013
A 48-year-old Glendale man was arrested Sunday after fire personnel discovered his utility van - which had been leaking fuel - was modified to hold up to 500 gallons of gasoline, officials said. Seyran Harutyunyan was taken into custody on suspicion of possessing more than 20 counterfeit credit cards, which investigators found inside in the van, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. His vehicle was parked on the Louise Street overpass going over the Ventura (134)
NEWS
September 18, 2013
A partially-masked man robbed a gas station on San Fernando Road in Glendale at gunpoint Tuesday night, police said. Officers arrived about 9:47 p.m. to Arco gas in the 5800 block of San Fernando Road after receiving calls about a man, seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and bandanna, according to Glendale police. Officers checked the area, but didn't see the man. Moments later, they were hailed down by a gas station employee who said he had been robbed minutes before their arrival, police said.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
The Aug. 31 letter, “ Do reusable bags mean worse mpg? ” - expressing concern about the environmental impact of the added weight in cars carrying reusable grocery bags - brightened our morning. What a hoot! Just how much does the writer think those bags weigh? Certainly less than the clothes he wears. May we should all take to driving in the nude to save gas. Kathy Yukl La Crescenta
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 14, 2013
Seven people were arrested Tuesday as part of an investigation into a sophisticated identity theft ring targeting thousands of victims, whose credit card information was stolen to purchase gas, police said. VIDEO: Glendale Police Department busts identity theft ring The men - Edgar Alaverdyan, Karen Nazaryan, Serob Yegoyan, Edvard Martirosyan, Levon Mkrtchian and Emil Morkus - were allegedly making card-skimming devices, which were used to steal victims' account information.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 1, 2013
Glendale police fear a spike in fuel thefts last month may signal a growing trend. Nine gas siphoning thefts - most of which occurred in South Glendale and most of which involved SUVs - were reported in July. They involved thieves cutting a vehicle's fuel line between the tank and filler neck and then sticking plastic tubing into the fuel line to siphon the fuel out. In one case, a screw was used to pierce and drain a gas tank. In another case, thieves used a garden hose to siphon gas from a vehicle's tank into a trash can. The thefts are likely to continue until gas prices begin leveling off, Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
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By Patrick Caneday | July 26, 2013
I never set out to be a newspaper columnist. The gift was handed to me like a candy cane from a mall Santa. Take it, or pass it up and get a corn dog. Writing a weekly column was something I never thought I could do. And I am so thankful I was proven wrong. Last time, I wrote about decisions; how not knowing what's around the next bend in the road might actually be a good thing. Knowing too much can make you turn away from what lies ahead. Columnists have the privileged license to spout their opinions for the world - or at least their local corner of it - to digest.
NEWS
October 24, 2012
The odor of natural gas wafting across Central Glendale prompted multiple evacuations Wednesday morning as firefighters worked to determine the source. The Glendale police department and City Hall complex, as well as the Los Angeles County Superior Courthouse on Broadway, were temporarily evacuated as a precaution. Reports of a “strong odor” of natural gas were reported from the 200 to 800 blocks of North Brand Boulevard, and east to the City Hall complex on Broadway and Isabel Street, city spokesman Tom Lorenz said.
NEWS
October 23, 2012
Police evacuated businesses and apartments in West Glendale on Tuesday after construction crews broke a gas line at San Fernando Road and Western Avenue, officials said. The construction crew struck the gas line about 1:20 p.m., prompting police and fire to close the area to traffic, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The city was doing maintenance work when it struck the gas line, Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Vincent Rifino said. No one reported being injured as of press time Tuesday.
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