December 13, 2013
The City Council took the final step on Tuesday to implement an annual business registration fee as well as restructure the approval process for some housing projects, among other changes aimed at streamlining the city's code. The most controversial change had been replacing the city's $198 zoning use certificate for new businesses with a $198 business registration fee - and a $50 annual renewal charge. But after some tweaking prompted by Councilman Ara Najarian on Tuesday night, the council decided to charge new businesses the $198 fee as soon as they register with the city.
June 28, 2013
The man who calls himself Black Asteroid wants your attention. The underground techno DJ born Bryan Black is far less interested in dancefloor hypnosis and 10-minute loops to nowhere. When he arrives July 4 at the Complex in Glendale, he will do so with music of genuine songs with surprising shifts in sound and texture to keep his audience alert into the late-night hours of Independence Day. Black is also one-half of the techno/electro duo Motor, but began his career in his hometown of Minneapolis working for Prince at his Paisley Park Studios.
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 29, 2013
It seems that Glendale had more than its share of mayhem recently. Two men were recently charged for aledgedly assaulting a homeless man -- for no apparent reason -- a woman spat at officers outside a Burger King and two other men were charged with transporting $2 million worth of drugs. Bert Ring ponders all this with a cartoon. Follow Dan Evans on Twitter: @EditorDanEvans .
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.
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 .
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
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.
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.
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.