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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | September 17, 2010
Chalk, brightly colored backpacks and neon cones caught the eyes of pedestrians and bicyclists Friday afternoon along Brand Boulevard as participants in a global event celebrating urban greenery took over parking spots. Part of the fourth annual national Park(ing) Day L.A. event, businesses and community members decorated and then relaxed in metered parking spaces on the 100 block of Brand Boulevard in Glendale. The annual one-day, global event aims to transform parking spaces into temporary public parks.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 6, 2013
A popular 2.8-acre park in one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Glendale is set to get a major makeover by next year. City officials plan to install new playground and exercise equipment, update the picnic areas and improve the restrooms and lighting at Palmer Park beginning in January. “It's certainly needed,” Mayor Frank Quintero said at a City Hall meeting Tuesday. But before the construction can begin, there is much planning to do. The City Council approved a $171,000 contract for design and construction plans for the proposed improvements, the first of many stages of the project that will have to come back for approval.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | February 28, 2008
GLENDALE — Police are unveiling three traffic enforcement cameras in the city today, designed to deter drivers who run red lights, that will go live on Friday. Cameras at Verdugo Boulevard and Mountain Street, and Pacific Avenue and Colorado Street are scheduled to begin photographing red-light runners on Friday, Glendale Police Lt. Carl Povilaitis said. Officials will activate a third location at Glendale and Broadway shortly after, he said. The Police Department will issue warning citations during the first 30 days, then begin sending out real tickets, said.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | March 30, 2011
Glendale on Tuesday gave the green light to a cineplex and residential development near the Alex Theatre, despite strong concerns about parking from two City Council members. The City Council approved an agreement to turn over city-owned land to create a five-screen Laemmle Theatre, 42 artist live-work lofts and as much as 10,000 square feet of retail space at Maryland and Wilson avenues, now the site of the Panda Inn restaurant and a city parking lot. The proposal also calls for the city to provide about $1.5 million in support for the project in the form of demolition costs and waived fees.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 18, 2014
Dozens of seniors filled City Council chambers Tuesday to oppose a $29.9-million affordable housing project for creative industry workers planned for downtown Glendale, but the showing wasn't enough to prevent approval of the final design and a city housing loan for the so-called “Glendale Arts Colony.” The project design was approved by a 3-2 vote from the City Council, while a roughly $6-million city housing loan got the green light on...
NEWS
April 11, 2002
Erik Boal and Charles Rich GLENDALE -- o7 Odds and ends from the local high school baseball scene:f7 No small feat: On any count, regardless of how many outs and no matter what juncture in the game, Jay Chadwick gives his Glendale players the green light. To swing away? Perhaps. To bunt? Of course. The Nitros (5-11) are one of the area's most adept teams at playing little ball, especially against a defense that either hasn't scouted them or isn't prepared in certain situations that might not usually call for someone to lay one down.
NEWS
April 18, 2001
I am truly sad that the Motion Picture Academy recently apologized for the very funny comments made by Mike Myers at last month's Academy Awards ("Letting sound bites be bygones?" April 10). Apparently, some people felt Myers' remarks were offensive and demeaning by inferring that the Best Sound nominees were not household names. How frustrating for Myers, a comedian who was asked to bring some color to these dull and seemingly unimportant categories.
NEWS
August 16, 2013
I was most disheartened by my fellow drivers on a recent day. As I drove south on Cañada Boulevard, I noticed a pedestrian at the southeast corner of El Rito Avenue waiting for traffic to stop so she could cross to the west side of Cañada. I stopped. The woman tried to wave me on as she saw other vehicles coming that were about a block away. I thought the drivers coming up behind me might realize I was stopped for a pedestrian. I counted no less than 12 other vehicles whiz by me or go around me, never even slowing down.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | May 19, 2008
CITY HALL — A proposed $4-million project to install three new traffic signals along a newly resurfaced one-mile section of West Glenoaks Boulevard is expected to get the green light from the City Council on Tuesday. The section of West Glenoaks Boulevard between Grandview and Alameda avenues is one the most traveled roadways in the city, traffic engineers said, funneling an average of 35,000 vehicles per day between Glendale to Burbank. It is also a persistent magnet for speeders who have taken advantage of the long sections of three-lane roadway without traffic signals — a potentially dangerous combination with the more than 200 pedestrians who cross the boulevard mid-block each day, according to a city report to the California Department of Transportation.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 18, 2014
Dozens of seniors filled City Council chambers Tuesday to oppose a $29.9-million affordable housing project for creative industry workers planned for downtown Glendale, but the showing wasn't enough to prevent approval of the final design and a city housing loan for the so-called “Glendale Arts Colony.” The project design was approved by a 3-2 vote from the City Council, while a roughly $6-million city housing loan got the green light on...
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August 16, 2013
I was most disheartened by my fellow drivers on a recent day. As I drove south on Cañada Boulevard, I noticed a pedestrian at the southeast corner of El Rito Avenue waiting for traffic to stop so she could cross to the west side of Cañada. I stopped. The woman tried to wave me on as she saw other vehicles coming that were about a block away. I thought the drivers coming up behind me might realize I was stopped for a pedestrian. I counted no less than 12 other vehicles whiz by me or go around me, never even slowing down.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | February 28, 2013
A new hotel received final approval from the City Council on Tuesday, giving visitors to Glendale another lodging option within walking distance of the Americana at Brand, Glendale Galleria and other downtown businesses. In a 4-1 vote, the council approved a proposal from Los Angeles-based developer Vista Investments, LLC to build a five-story, 94-room Hampton Inn & Suites on an L-shaped lot on the southwest corner of Brand Boulevard and Colorado Street. Vista Investments owns eight other hotels in Southern California, including the Vagabond Inn, located next door to the new hotel on Colorado Street.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 6, 2013
A popular 2.8-acre park in one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Glendale is set to get a major makeover by next year. City officials plan to install new playground and exercise equipment, update the picnic areas and improve the restrooms and lighting at Palmer Park beginning in January. “It's certainly needed,” Mayor Frank Quintero said at a City Hall meeting Tuesday. But before the construction can begin, there is much planning to do. The City Council approved a $171,000 contract for design and construction plans for the proposed improvements, the first of many stages of the project that will have to come back for approval.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 11, 2012
Glendale will get its museum of neon after all. The Museum of Neon Art, which was in jeopardy of losing its $5.2-million deal to move to Glendale, will move forward as planned, according to Philip Lanzafame, the city's officer for economic development and asset management. After a closed - session meeting on Wednesday at City Hall, the board in charge of winding down redevelopment-related obligations and assets decided to honor the city's commitments to Los Angeles-based MONA, which would have faced homelessness if the deal had fallen through.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 8, 2012
Following last year's controversy over design, a rocky fundraising start and the disbanding of the community group that had organized Glendale's Tournament of Roses Parade float for decades, the city is looking to start fresh for 2013. That means more of a reliance on corporations to help pay for the float and choose the design. The Glendale City Council this week approved setting aside $100,000 to pay for the float in the hopes that corporate sponsors and community members will donate enough money to reimburse the city.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | March 30, 2011
Glendale on Tuesday gave the green light to a cineplex and residential development near the Alex Theatre, despite strong concerns about parking from two City Council members. The City Council approved an agreement to turn over city-owned land to create a five-screen Laemmle Theatre, 42 artist live-work lofts and as much as 10,000 square feet of retail space at Maryland and Wilson avenues, now the site of the Panda Inn restaurant and a city parking lot. The proposal also calls for the city to provide about $1.5 million in support for the project in the form of demolition costs and waived fees.
NEWS
October 27, 2010
Clearly this is best described as the hottest ticket item in the foothills since the toe-to-toe with the mega corporate giant Home Depot. The community came out on a rainy night, numbering more than 100, and despite many previous heated meetings on the same issue, maintained a very composed and respectful posture. Still, there can be no mistaking the message that rang loud and clear, from both sides ("Two sides mull golf course," Oct. 23). The Verdugo Hills Golf Course remains one of the only places, for many decades, that our youth can learn to play golf.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | September 17, 2010
Chalk, brightly colored backpacks and neon cones caught the eyes of pedestrians and bicyclists Friday afternoon along Brand Boulevard as participants in a global event celebrating urban greenery took over parking spots. Part of the fourth annual national Park(ing) Day L.A. event, businesses and community members decorated and then relaxed in metered parking spaces on the 100 block of Brand Boulevard in Glendale. The annual one-day, global event aims to transform parking spaces into temporary public parks.
FEATURES
February 8, 2010
What is happening to Glendale Water & Power? These smart meters will infringe upon our privacy even more, and as an American citizen, I don’t want to receive a letter telling me that their “new smart meter” that was installed zeroed in on my wash day, and that I could have reduced my wash water intake by washing the whites and darks together in one load! Or that I left two lights on instead of one while on vacation. I certainly don’t live in a socialistic country yet, nor do I want to. If we need to build more dams, then why haven’t we?
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