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By Brittany Levine, | September 21, 2012
The latest statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week show Glendale has taken a major economic hit since the recession began in 2007. The median household income in Glendale last year fell 15% since the recession took hold at the end of 2007, according to the statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau. That puts the median income in Glendale at $47,647 - slightly higher than the $46,148 in Los Angeles, but below the $64,147 logged in Burbank, which remained relatively steady despite the economic turmoil.
By Veronica Rocha, | March 14, 2014
A 21-year-old Glendale woman fought off a man who tried to steal her cellphone Wednesday outside a Starbucks coffee shop, police said. She was seated with her friend in the coffee shop's patio area about 7:40 p.m. in the 900 block of South Central Avenue, where they first spotted the man leaning against a light pole and staring at them, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. The woman was preparing to use her cellphone, when he suddenly walked behind her and tried to pull it out of her left hand, she added.
By Brittany Levine, | April 9, 2014
Glendale officials are seeking submissions for a poetry contest connected to the annual Man's Inhumanity to Man weeklong event. Submitted poetry should focus on the strength of the human spirit when facing oppression. The contest is open to Glendale students, residents or those who work in the city. Winners will read their poetry at 6 p.m. on April 22 in the Parcher Plaza at City Hall, 613 E. Broadway. Entries must be typed and double spaced and should be no longer than two pages.
March 20, 2012
I have been a resident of Glendale for the past 20 years. I find it a very pleasant city to live in, and I used to take pride in being a part of it. I recently decided to take an early-morning walk down Brand Boulevard in the heart of the city. I feel compelled to share and voice my absolute disappointment in seeing the condition of the streets along the main business area. The area I covered was basically from the Ventura (134) Freeway south to the Americana at Brand. The sidewalks were almost black and filthy, quite a contrast to the Americana, which is apparently kept up by Caruso Affiliated to entice businesses to locate and succeed within the structure.
July 27, 2012
Ron Kaye's July 21 column, “ Restructuring the GWP ,” serves as another supportive voice for the city's bad policy presented under the guise of being balanced. Electricity rates should have gone down nearly every year for the past four years, but they went down only the year before the last election. Glendale's electric power comes from purchased electricity and from its own gas-powered generators. According to the city's financial reports, GWP customers cut electric usage by nearly 10% so the GWP was less dependent on wholesale purchases from the grid.
January 23, 2013
By next year, all grocery, convenience and liquor stores in Glendale will have to get rid of their plastic bags and start charging 10 cents for paper ones after the City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the ban. The vote was expected after all five council members last week voiced support for the ordinance at a public hearing. Glendale now joins several California cities that have enacted similar bans, including Pasadena, Los Angeles and San Jose. Glendale's ordinance is modeled after a ban enacted in the unincorporated Los Angeles County areas in 2011, but will also include farmer's markets and city-sponsored events.
March 9, 2012
A Glendale police patrol car was badly damaged Friday morning when a motorist drove through a red light at the intersection of Brand Boulevard and California Avenue, police said. No one was seriously injured in the crash, but the motorist complained of dizziness, and the officer also had minor knee aches, police said. They were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The patrol car was stopped for a red light at about 6:27 a.m. eastbound on California Avenue at Brand Boulevard when the light turned green, according to Glendale police reports.
December 21, 2011
The City Council gave the OK for staff to apply for a $250,000 grant through Los Angeles County to fund an elderly nutrition program from July 2012 to June 2016. The grant is available to agencies that provide meals to seniors who are at least 60 years old, but it requires a 15% match from the city. Glendale has successfully applied for the money since 1979. The city serves about 41,000 hot meals each year at the Adult Recreation Center, Sparr Heights Community Center and Pacific Park Community Center, and delivers about 12,000 meals to homebound seniors.
November 30, 2012
Firefighters are responding to a second alarm house fire in Glendale, which was reported earlier today on North Jackson Street. Crews are continuing to battle the blaze in the 1300 block of North Jackson Street. Units from Burbank Fire have been called in to assist. Information on possible injuries, or damage to the structure, was not immediately available. Heavy fire was reported in the attic, through which firefighters have cut holes to assist with fighting the blaze. [Update 1:50 p.m.: Crews appear to have gained control of the fire at the single-story house, which at one point had flames coming from its roof.
January 3, 2012
Five motorists were arrested Saturday during an anti-drunk driving task force in Glendale, police said. Police stopped 138 vehicles during their specialized patrols and performed 12 field sobriety tests on drivers, according to Sgt. Michael Glassick. Two vehicles were impounded during the operation. Five motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol as part of the police taskforce, he added. Another three people were arrested in connection with driving without a valid license, driving on a suspended or revoked license and an outstanding warrant, Glassick said.
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