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.
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.
August 13, 2012
The City Council is set to review a number of options to restrict smoking in apartment buildings - from banning it altogether, to sectioning off units where residents can light up. Restricting smoking in multi-family dwellings has been done before in other California cities, but it's also been met with some opposition. Pasadena's ban on smoking in apartment units is set to begin next year, but Santa Monica's City Council shot down a similar law last month. Glendale already prohibits smoking in common areas of multi-family buildings, on a private balcony and within a 20-foot radius outside an apartment window, but it does not prevent tenants from smoking inside their units.
July 13, 2012
Dozens of people protested outside the Armenian consulate in Glendale Friday, demanding that a former member of Parliament in the Armenian capitol of Yerevan be prosecuted for his alleged role in the beating death of an army doctor. The beating of 33-year-old army doctor Vahe Avetyan and three colleagues June 17 at a restaurant has sparked worldwide outrage among members of the Armenia diaspora, particularly after Avetyan died of his injuries weeks later. The owner of the restaurant, Ruben Hayrapetyan, resigned his parliamentary post earlier this month amid the ensuing fallout and accusations that the perpetrators of the beating were his current or former bodyguards.
March 26, 2013
A group assaulted a man outside a 7-Eleven store Saturday in attempt to steal his headphones and iPad, officials said. A Good Samaritan intervened and stopped the group about 8:30 a.m. from attacking and robbing the man outside the convenience store on the 500 block of West Colorado Street, according to Glendale police. Witnesses told police the one of the suspects was reportedly used his skateboard as a weapon. No one was arrested in connection with the robbery. -- Follow Veronica Rocha on Google+ and on Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA .
April 16, 2012
Six motorists were arrested Friday during a Glendale police operation targeting intoxicated drivers, officials said. The DUI operation throughout the city resulted in police stopping 61 vehicles. Four motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving while two were arrested in connection with driving under the influence of drugs, police said. Police issued six infractions and arrested one motorist in connection with driving without a valid license. Police arrested one person on suspicion of possessing narcotics.
June 14, 2012
Police are investigating a shooting at Fremont Park, where witnesses reported seeing a man with gun fleeing the scene, officials said. It is unknown whether anyone was injured in the shooting, which occurred about 1:26 p.m. in the 600 block of Hahn Avenue, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Police have set up a perimeter around the area and are in the process of the clearing the park. No other details about the incident were immediately available. --Veronica Rocha, Times Community News Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA
October 31, 2012
There wasn't much in the way of trick-or-treating (I'm sure most of us would rather work be a trick) in downtown Glendale Wednesday morning, but that didn't keep some from going to work incognito -- Halloween-style. From the “How the heck is he going to work in that?” to the more practical, check out the photo gallery for a rundown of some costumes spotted in downtown Glendale Wednesday morning. Also, here's a look below at what some residents have already started unveiling in terms of their Halloween costume picks.
July 12, 2012
Glendale police plan to conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday at an undisclosed location in the city. Officers will also check motorists for valid driver's licenses during the grant-funded checkpoint. More than 100 driving under the influence-involved collisions have occurred in the city in the past year, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Rich Phillips. At least 32 people were injured in those crashes. Motorists arrested on suspicion of DUI will likely have their license suspended, enroll in DUI classes and pay fines of at least $10,000, police said.
April 13, 2012
The Glendale city treasurer is responsible for the receipt and disbursements of all city funds, the management of the city's investment portfolio, and reporting investment activity to the City Council and the people of Glendale. The city treasurer is privy to the financial management of the city and should also report to the people the financial health of the city. Our treasurer appears to be a good keeper of the city investments, but has not informed his voting constituents of the health of the city funds.