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By Brittany Levine brittany.levine@latimes.com | August 24, 2011
Mayor Laura Friedman on Tuesday took issue with a report by an environmental testing firm that showed lead levels in artificial turf at city sports fields was far below federal standards. Friedman has cited potential health hazards presented by high levels of lead in artificial turf in opposing changes to city codes that would allow property owners to install the faux grass in front yards. During the review of the proposal, some on the dais had asked city officials to test the artificial turf at the fields at the Glendale Sports Complex.
NEWS
April 22, 2014
On Saturday, April 19, “weed abatement” began in Glenoaks Canyon as several men attacked property on the undeveloped ridge between the Canyon and Eagle Rock. I watched one man cutting green grass down to the surface of the ground. Nothing remained when he finished. The pamphlet issued by the Glendale Fire Prevention Bureau on “Fire Hazard Reduction Guidelines” states that, for areas 30 to 100 feet from the house: “Grasses and small shrubs may be left as high as 18 inches from the ground on steep slopes for slope stability purposes.” The grass clearance I witnessed was being performed on a steep slope more than 100 feet from the nearest house.
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By: Tania Chatila | September 3, 2005
It will look like grass, feel like grass and act like grass, but it will not be grass. As employees work diligently to lay down artificial turf on the soccer fields at the Glendale Sports Complex and finish the construction of new a track, Parks and Recreation officials are already anticipating increased usage and an overall better facility. "We're really excited," said Joanne Venditto, Glendale Parks and Recreation community services manager. "There is no downside.
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By: Tania Chatila | October 1, 2005
Community leaders and local residents came out to the Glendale Sports Complex Friday evening to break in the new "grass" -- artificial sports turf that looks, feels and acts like grass, but isn't. "It's really squishy," said 11-year-old Shelby Gregg, a La Crescenta resident and a member of the local American Youth Soccer Organization team. "It's kind of weird stepping on it. If you haven't used it before, it's interesting. But I'm sure I'll get used to it."
FEATURES
June 7, 2008
BOY SCOUT IS THIRD SON TO BECOME EAGLE SCOUT Boy Scout Troop 288 held a Court Of Honor on June 1 for its newest Eagle Scout, Raffi Diradourian . Raffi is a senior at Clark Magnet High School and plans to attend Glendale Community College in the fall. Since becoming chartered under the Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 288 has had 27 Eagle Scouts achieve this rank. Eagle Scouts are not uncommon in the Diradourian family. Richard and Searvart Diradourian’s other two sons Haig and Vartan , also achieved the Eagle rank while in the Boy Scout program.
NEWS
June 12, 2004
Students at Cerritos Elementary School celebrated the recent completion of their grass playground with a field day Friday. Students in grades one, two and three competed in relay races, volleyball and basketball games during the event, which was organized by Christin Walley, the physical education teacher at Cerritos. Upper-grade students participated in a similar event last week. "It's like a mini-Olympic feeling," Principal Janice Hanada said. "Now that we have a playground that is huge, there is plenty of space for events like this.
NEWS
March 18, 2004
Gary Moskowitz Her parents might not like it, but Cerritos Elementary School second-grader Leandra Ramos was thrilled to go home with grass stains on her pants Wednesday. For the past six months, about two-thirds of the playground at Cerritos has been fenced off because of construction at the school site. The playground is part of Cerritos' $15-million renovation, construction and modernization project that began in 1999. This month, students like Leandra started using the grassy portion of the school's new playground and a long, narrow strip of asphalt for morning snack time, lunch and physical education classes.
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By Melanie Hicken | December 2, 2009
CITY HALL — In a lead-up to a second look at the city’s ban on artificial turf in front yards, three companies are in the process of installing nine samples of artificial turf at City Hall for residents and city officials to see, touch and walk on. In February, the City Council voted to allow the fake grass in backyards, but city codes still ban the material from areas visible from the street. The council will revisit the issue next year, officials said. The issue attracted vocal supporters and opponents, and generated a blitz of media attention earlier this year when contractor David Wood was told he’d have to remove the artificial turf he installed in the front yard of a house he built in Montrose.
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | July 14, 2007
GLENDALE — Greener scenery at Lincoln Elementary School is coming to fruition with the landscaping work that started on Wednesday. But it is the parents, not the Glendale Unified School District, who are putting up the greenbacks for the green grass. The school's foundation donated more than $14,000 — nearly half of the $36,500 it raised in the 2006-07 school year — to install lawn areas and a garden at the school's campus, said Ronnie Tucker, the foundation's president.
FEATURES
By Ani Amirkhanian | May 12, 2008
Whether they spent the day shopping or having a picnic on the grass, visitors at the Americana at Brand paid tribute to moms on Mother’s Day, as they packed the outdoor mall on Sunday. Hundreds came for brunch, while others strolled around the Americana for the first time. West Los Angeles resident Alison Decadenet and her 10-year-old son, Aidan, came to see “Son of Rambo.” Earlier in the day, Aidan treated his mother to breakfast. “We are spending the day together,” Decadenet said.
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April 22, 2014
On Saturday, April 19, “weed abatement” began in Glenoaks Canyon as several men attacked property on the undeveloped ridge between the Canyon and Eagle Rock. I watched one man cutting green grass down to the surface of the ground. Nothing remained when he finished. The pamphlet issued by the Glendale Fire Prevention Bureau on “Fire Hazard Reduction Guidelines” states that, for areas 30 to 100 feet from the house: “Grasses and small shrubs may be left as high as 18 inches from the ground on steep slopes for slope stability purposes.” The grass clearance I witnessed was being performed on a steep slope more than 100 feet from the nearest house.
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THE818NOW
July 17, 2012
Good morning readers. Today is Tuesday, July 17. Today is a bit cooler, a nice relief from the scorching temperatures of late. As you settle into your day, check out these news bits from around the Valley.  Sheriff's deputies discovered a makeshift home in Tujunga near the 210 (Foothill) Freeway. Several marijuana plants were also found nearby . La Cañada Patch  NBCUniversal is moving toward its "Evolution Plan," which nixes a controveral proposal for 3,000 homes on the Universal Studios property.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | May 25, 2012
After strengthening a ban on artificial turf in residential front yards last year, the Glendale City Council this week approved spending roughly $99,000 for a consultant to prepare plans to install the fake stuff at Pacific Park. Council members extolled the move before unanimously approving the decision. “That overused soccer field, I've seen it turn from beautiful green to mud and dirt,” said Mayor Frank Quintero. “Once this is done, that artificial turf is going to last for such a long time.” The contract with David Volz Design Landscape Architects Inc. is a preliminary expense.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 17, 2012
To the handful of residents who thought they'd be able to keep artificial turf they installed in their front yards prior to the city solidifying its ban on fake grass last summer - think again. Some residents who installed the turf before August, when the City Council took a hard line against allowing the stuff in front yards, had hoped that they'd be grandfathered in under the ban. But city officials on Tuesday confirmed that any existing violators would have to restore their properties to comply with the law. The clarification came almost two months after Glendale began sending notices of violation to residents with faux turf in their front yards.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 15, 2011
Code enforcement officials have issued six notices of violation to residents who, despite a citywide ban approved nearly three months ago, kept their artificial front lawns. Glendale allows artificial turf in backyards, away from public view, but the City Council this year decided to continue to ban the faux grass from front yards, putting some residents who had already undergone the installation on the wrong side of the law. One of them, David Wood, has long battled to keep his artificial turf.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | September 20, 2011
Firefighters are responding to reports of a grass fire on the shoulder of the Foothill (210) Freeway near La Tuna Canyon Road. A Sigalert has been issued for the westbound 210 lanes. [Updated 1:59 p.m.: The smoke was reportedly from an overheating vehicle pulled over on the shoulder of the freeway. ]
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | September 14, 2011
Firefighters are responding to reports of smoke, possibly from a small grass fire, near the Glendale (2) and Ventura (134) freeway junction. The smoke was reported at about 8 a.m. [Updated 8:33 a.m.: The smoke and its cause was not found. The Sigalert has been cancelled. ]
NEWS
By Brittany Levine brittany.levine@latimes.com | August 24, 2011
Mayor Laura Friedman on Tuesday took issue with a report by an environmental testing firm that showed lead levels in artificial turf at city sports fields was far below federal standards. Friedman has cited potential health hazards presented by high levels of lead in artificial turf in opposing changes to city codes that would allow property owners to install the faux grass in front yards. During the review of the proposal, some on the dais had asked city officials to test the artificial turf at the fields at the Glendale Sports Complex.
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By Melanie Hicken | May 13, 2010
NORTH GLENDALE ? One homeowner?s stand against the city?s frontyard ban on artificial turf has again unearthed the contentious issue at City Hall. The City Council last year opted against allowing artificial turf in areas visible from the street, allowing most homeowners to install it in their backyards. But last summer, the council agreed to revisit the issue after a blitz of media attention followed contractor David Wood after he was told to remove the artificial turf he installed in the frontyard of a house he built in Montrose.
NEWS
April 17, 2010
What started out as a grass-roots campaign by a group of disgruntled north Glendale residents more than a year ago crossed the finish line Tuesday when the City Council approved a set of restrictions for cellular broadcast equipment that, compared with other cities’, is among the strictest. Antennas and towers planned for residential neighborhoods will now have to be vetted through a tiered system of review at City Hall that will essentially put the burden on telecommunications firms to prove why they’re needed.
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