April 11, 2013
Glendale firefighters rescued a Palmdale man whose Saturn overturned Thursday morning into an embankment along the Glendale (2) Freeway at Mountain Street, officials said. The 37-year-old motorist, Edgar Herrera, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, where he was treated for a fractured left femur, said California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Denmon. Herrera also complained of pain to his chest and right wrist. Herrera was driving south in the fourth lane at about 6 a.m. on the Glendale (2)
December 12, 2012
A man who apparently jumped to his death Wednesday morning from an overpass of the Glendale (2) Freeway near Chevy Chase Canyon, snarling the morning commute, left a suicide note, police said. The Glendale man, whose identity had not been released Wednesday afternoon pending notification of his family, jumped before 6 a.m. from the northbound overpass, landing on to Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. A witness seated inside his parked car under the overpass heard screams just before seeing the man in his 30s fall, Lorenz said.
July 20, 2012
Fire crews extinguished a two-acre brush fire Friday off the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway, near Mountain Street. The blaze began burning shortly after noon on a hillside off the freeway, and was put out approximately an hour later due a large response, including two water-dropping helicopters, two Los Angeles City Fire hand crews and 20 engines from Los Angeles and Glendale, authorities said. Glendale Fire Capt. Cody Smith said the fire was close to homes, but firefighters were stationed near the residential neighborhoods and no structures were damaged.
July 5, 2012
Glendale and Los Angeles firefighters are reportedly close to extinguishing a vegetation fire near the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway and Colorado Street. The size of the fire, which was reported about 2:15 p.m., was not immediately available. On- and off-ramps to the 2 Freeway from Colorado Street were temporarily closed. [Update 2:45 p.m.: Firefighters have reported a "knock-down" of the fire, and have started moping up the scene. The cause of the fire was not immediately available.
June 29, 2012
When immigrating to the United States in the mid-'50s, I was overwhelmed: strong country, undisputed leader, riding on the crest of the World War II victory. What a change! Today's U.S.A., from the Capitol down to the locals, is saturated by the demagogues who, while stuffing their pockets, engage nonsense-ventilating gadflies to obscure the issues and call the process democracy at work. The self-serving “public servants” produce less at higher cost and split the difference with their cohorts.
June 20, 2012
Pilgrims heading up and down the Glendale (2) Freeway for the last couple of months have noticed a shadowy figure or two gazing into the distance from the hills above. Cardboard cutouts of Clint Eastwood, John Wayne and Gene Autry, bearing labels that read “Glendale Public Art Project 2012,” have been a mystery - something their creator says is intentional. Justin Stadel, the Glassell Park resident and artist behind the cowboy cutouts, said he created the works so viewers could draw a spiritual feeling, a sense of freedom, from L.A.'s varied landscape.
April 26, 2012
Ron Magneson's family moved to Walnut Drive in 1948 when he was four years old, and remained there until they were forced to leave in 1964 by construction of the Glendale (State Route 2) Freeway. “It was a very short street,” he recalled. “It was one block long, running between east Chevy Chase Drive and Eden Avenue. The original home in the area was across the street and was built by the Brown family. Eleanore Drive was named after Mr. Brown's wife.” Lilac Lane was named for the lilacs she planted on the hill adjacent to the new road, which originally opened onto Walnut, he added.
April 16, 2012
A 45-year-old San Pedro woman was killed Sunday after the stalled car she was in was rear - ended by another vehicle on the Glendale (2) Freeway , officials said. The woman, Teresa Rodriguez, was pronounced dead about 1:34 p.m. at the scene of the crash, which was just north of Mountain Street, according to the California Highway Patrol. “This is a bad area,” said Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Greg Godfrey. “We have multiple [traffic collisions]
April 24, 2009
Ten Years Ago Lt. Patti Dayhoff was named to replace Ralph Martin as operations lieutenant at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station on Briggs Avenue. Then a 24-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Dept., Dayhoff had most recently served as watch commander at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station. Twenty Years Ago The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce embarked on its 65th year of serving the community with a party held at Your Neighborhood Super Shopper on Foothill Boulevard.
January 29, 2009
As a member of the Atheists United crew who picks up trash along the Glendale (2) Freeway every month or so, I’d like to thank the Rev. “Skip” Lindeman for his acknowledgment of our efforts (“How do you handle atheists?” In Theory, Saturday). It has been my privilege to have met Lindeman several times over the past few years and to have been a guest at La Cañada Congregational Church, where I was made to feel most welcome and treated with hospitality and friendship — just as I was last Saturday afternoon at St. Cyril of Jerusalem in Encino, where we got to hear some magnificent organ and choir music at the mass, thanks to some talented and dedicated musicians, conductors and singers.