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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | August 5, 2011
The central quad at Tobinworld - a Glendale school that serves students with severe behavioral and emotional problems - was transformed on Friday into a water park that would have rivaled an attraction at Raging Waters. During breaks from class, students beat back the heat by sliding down a two-story double water slide. Water Day has become an end-of-summer tradition at the school, officials said. Tobinworld was founded in 1977 by Judy Weber-Israel, the mother of a severely autistic child who was determined to give him the same educational opportunities as others his age. Weber-Israel continues to serve as executive director In June, the school graduated 23 students, its largest class ever.
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NEWS
August 27, 2013
Thieves broke through a drywall ceiling to gain access to a Glendale pharmacy on Sunday and stole cash and bottles of the prescription painkiller Oxycodone, police said. At 8:26 p.m., officers found holes in the ceiling above two restrooms adjacent to the Verdugo Plaza Pharmacy in the 1800 block of Verdugo Boulevard, according to Glendale police. Police believe thieves crawled through the holes and then entered the pharmacy, where they reportedly broke into a safe and stole $405.
NEWS
December 18, 2012
I have the deepest sorrow for the loss of 20 children and six adults who were gunned down Friday in Newtown, Conn. The Glendale Civic Auditorium is a frequent venue for marketing and sale of firearms that many of us believe contributes to the cycle of deadly violence in our nation. After seeing the images of a small school where 20 young children lay dead, how can we ever sit idle and allow “business as usual” and profit from these gun shows? It is clear that easy access to handguns and semiautomatic rifles is one of the main contributing factors in the number and severity of these unthinkable acts.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | June 17, 2011
The City Council on Tuesday extended its development agreement with DreamWorks Animation for five years. The original 15-year development agreement would have ended in the coming weeks. Phil Lanzafame, the city’s chief assistant director for community development, said the studio has developed roughly 460,000 square feet of space and still has rights under the original deal to develop another 35,000 square feet. Jeffrey Haber, an attorney for DreamWorks, said the company wants to preserve the right to develop further, though it has no specific plans to do so. Lanzafame told the City Council that if the studio ever sought to develop more than the remaining 35,000 square feet, it would require a new agreement and likely a full environmental review.
COMMUNITY
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 1, 2013
For South Pasadena attorney Ruben Duran, images of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez bring to mind his father. Much like Chavez, Duran's father worked in manual labor and taught him the value of hard work. Duran pushed through years of schooling to become a partner at Burke, Williams and Sorensen, a law firm where he counsels agencies statewide. PHOTOS: Glendale's Cesar Chavez celebration at Pacific Community Center “He worked that hard so I didn't have to,” Duran told an audience at Glendale's 12th annual Cesar Chavez celebration on Saturday at Pacific Community Center, where hundreds of residents gathered to commemorate Chavez's life.
NEWS
June 17, 2011
I heartily agree with Steven Asimow (“Open carry is a danger to the carrier,” June 12) that the proposed ban on openly carrying firearms is far from stupid, and I would not be pleased to see anyone encouraged to do so. Like Steven, I would definitely not feel safe walking on our streets and seeing people carrying firearms, simply trusting that they were all law-abiding citizens whose weapons were truly unloaded. In Philip Crispi's letter (“Guns help to make people safer,” June 11)
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 20, 2013
The real estate market in Glendale appeared to stall a bit last month as median home prices fell for the first time in over a year, despite a continued small number of homes for sale and a bevy of potential buyers, according to the latest real estate report. The median price of a single-family home fell 1.6% compared to March 2012, from $578,000 to $569,000, according to statistics compiled by Realtor Keith Sorem with Keller Williams Realty in Glendale. The median price of a condominium increased, however, rising 26%. The median price climbed from $255,000 a year ago to $322,000 last month.
NEWS
By Ron Kaye | February 23, 2013
Twenty months after Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Legislature abolished community redevelopment agencies statewide, local officials have gone through all the stages of grief - from horror to anger to confusion. Now they have reached the point where all they can see is darkness at the end of the tunnel of their experience, uncertainty over whether the revised redevelopment law and its interpretation by state Finance Department officials will be the same in six months or six months after that as it appears to be today.
NEWS
By Garry E. Ackerman | January 28, 2012
This is a letter to explain why the Glendale Rose Float Assn. has elected to disband. We were formed in 1978, after Proposition 13, with the intention of voluntarily raising funds to help offset the cost to the city of Glendale's float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. In those 33 years, our charge was to select a float design and present it to the Parks and Recreation Commission for approval and then to the City Council for its final approval. We held events to raise funds to help offset the cost of the float, including auctioning off the float rides.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | April 17, 2012
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE - Perhaps it was a 12-day layoff that was the culprit as Crescenta Valley High's softball team got off to a slow start Tuesday afternoon against host Glendale. In the end, though, it mattered not as the Falcons more than recovered to make it a short day overall, as Crescenta Valley defeated the Nitros, 11-0, in six innings in a Pacific League tilt. "One of the things I've been preaching to them is focusing right off the bat," said Falcons interim Coach Mark Sanford, whose team hadn't played since April 5. "After a couple innings, I suggested they focus better and get ready, which they did. " Glendale hung tough early on, even squandering a one-out, bases-loaded opportunity in the second that loomed large, as the Falcons erupted for three runs in the third, keyed by a two-run triple from sophomore Taylor Hill, and never looked back.
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