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September 20, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- The Glendale zoning administrator will consider a request today to allow beer and wine to be sold at a restaurant. Elena's Greek Armenian Cuisine Restaurant, 1000 S. Glendale Ave., has filed an application for the conditional use permit. Restaurant owners have also requested a variance to allow an increase in floor area for a restroom without providing the required number of parking spaces for the lot that also has a market and five residential units.
NEWS
June 6, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta LA CRESCENTA -- State Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-La Crescenta) convened a three-day hearing today into the dealings of state Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush. About 40 witnesses are expected to testify about Quackenbush's handling of Northridge Earthquake claims. In lieu of fines, the commissioner had insurance company's make donations to nonprofit foundations. "Already, some things appear to me to be quite inappropriate," said Scott, chairman of the assembly's Insurance Committee.
NEWS
October 3, 2002
TOWN CENTER WHAT HAPPENED The Redevelopment Agency voted to appropriate $5 million to the Town Center project's budget. The agency also approved a nine-month extension of its contract with Caruso Affiliated Holdings. WHAT IT MEANS The city will use the extra $5 million to buy more properties for the site of the Town Center project, which would be bordered by Brand Boulevard, Central Avenue, Colorado Street and the Glendale Galleria. Caruso will use the extra time to move through the process of preparing environmental documents for the project.
NEWS
April 3, 2012
Politics is humor, because where else can you double-speak and not expect everyone to laugh? In regards to your article on Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) demanding the Supreme Court televise the healthcare hearings because his concern for openness in the process (“Schiff decries lack of Supreme Court TV broadcast,” www.glendalenews press.com, March 26). Funny, I didn't hear Schiff say a thing about President Obama's reneged campaign promise to televise hearings on C-SPAN so the public may be aware of critical legislation.
NEWS
July 3, 2002
Tim Willert The City Council on Tuesday approved televising regular meetings of the Civil Service Commission but not disciplinary hearings, which the city's attorney and each of the city's four employee associations opposed. The council voted 3-2 to rescind an existing policy previously excluding commission meetings from being televised. No disciplinary hearings will be televised, however, as part of a motion introduced by Councilman Frank Quintero and seconded by Councilman Bob Yousefian.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | July 9, 2009
CITY HALL — Costs incurred by the city for employee disciplinary appeal hearings since 2005 show a significant decrease from previous years, city officials said Wednesday. The city has spent roughly $265,000 on Civil Service Commission disciplinary action appeal hearings since 2005, according to a city report, which was requested by the commission. The majority of the costs in the past several years covered legal fees for attorneys hired by the city for the hearings.
NEWS
September 18, 2003
Ryan Carter Office hours, city council meetings, speeches, fund-raising, vacations, special hearings -- these are on tap for local state lawmakers now that they are home from the 2003 legislative session. "When you come back to the district, it's a time to reconnect with folks and listen to what is going on in the district," said Assemblywoman Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge). For Liu, the chair of the Assembly's committee on higher education, the next few months before the state Legislature reconvenes in January will include preparing a legislative agenda for the coming year, and holding hearings on how to deal with state budget deficits that loom over the next two years.
NEWS
November 29, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- The Glendale zoning administrator will hear four requests today to grant variances for housing and commercial projects. The hearings will be held at 9:30 a.m. in Room 105 of the Municipal Services Building, 633 E. Broadway. The cases are: 301 E. Wilson Ave. -- a request for a variance to allow the operation of an office on land zoned for residential use. 1652 Gladys Drive -- a request to legalize free standing and retaining walls that exceed height limits, legalizing square footage in excess of the plan at a home.
NEWS
September 1, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale is looking at ways to reduce the level of chromium 6 in drinking water and show the public its supply coming out of the faucet is safe. In an interview Thursday, City Manager Jim Starbird said he wants to alleviate public concerns and ensure that Glendale's drinking supply will be safe when ground water from the contaminated San Fernando Basin aquifer is used by the city Sept. 25 for the first time in decades. The city announced it will hire a consultant to review potentially costly options, and test drinking water at sampling stations in front of homes.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
A Glendale man who was brutally beaten and later shot to death had briefly escaped his attackers and attempted to chase down a passing motorist as he yelled and pleaded for help because he feared he was going to be killed, detectives testified in court this week. Moments before, the passing motorist had urged the men attacking 33-year-old Joshua West to stop last April 24 in the 10700 block of Vinedale Street in Sun Valley, but she continued driving because “she was too afraid to stop and let him in,” Los Angeles Police Det. Joshua Byers testified Tuesday during a preliminary hearing for West's alleged attackers.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 28, 2014
A life insurance agent testified Friday that she spoke to a 34-year-old Glendale man - who is accused of killing his estranged boyfriend - about the couple's policies the day before he was found dead. Hovanes “John” Maskovian reportedly called Veronica Costa, a State Farm insurance agent, on April 23 of last year to make sure the policies for him and his boyfriend, Joshua West, were “OK,” she said during a preliminary hearing in the Los Angeles Superior Court in San Fernando.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 18, 2014
Five members of the jazz and swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy woke up earlier than normal Tuesday morning to give musical advice to about 250 Glendale Unified students and share short stories about their backgrounds. PHOTOS: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy teaches music to local students By 10 a.m., the horn section of the nine-member band - the members who play the saxophone, trumpet and trombone - had taken to the stage at Glendale High, where trumpet player Glen Marhevka said the group would need to play a couple songs to warm up. “Most jazz musicians are sleeping until 1 or 2 [p.m.]
NEWS
By Matt Sanderson | February 14, 2014
City Council this week approved moving forward to suspend Adams Square's designation as a Business Improvement District for another year, which means businesses there will have no levy assessments and it gives business owners time to reactivate the designation, if they choose. Adams Square was hit hard in 2011 with the dismantling of the city's redevelopment agency, which gave each of the city's business improvement districts funding for promotions and services, such as graffiti removal and tree trimming.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | January 9, 2014
Kalman Aron was 21 when he was freed after being held in several Nazi camps for four years, still determined to live his life after losing most of his family during the Holocaust. On Thursday, Susan Beilby Magee, a family friend of Aron's told his story to Glendale High students and shared his paintings featured in a book she published, “Into the Light: The Healing Art of Kalman Aron.” In 1941, the Nazis invaded Latvia, and killed Aron's parents, who had supported Aron's art since he was a boy growing up in Riga, Latvia, drawing since age 3. From the ages of 17 through 21, Aron spent time in seven slave labor and concentration camps in Riga, the Baltic Forest, Poland, Germany and Czechoslovakia.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | December 7, 2013
Design plans for a proposed mixed-use apartment building in the San Fernando Road Corridor will get a second look by the Glendale City Council next week. In a special session on Tuesday, council members will hold a public hearing on construction of the five-story structure, which will involve the demolition of a building that the Glendale Historical Society wants to save. Council members will decide whether to certify the project's final environmental impact report, as well as whether to approve the second stage of the design, plans for signage and a conditional-use permit.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 20, 2013
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Friday continued a hearing for Bauhaus lead singer Peter Murphy, who is accused of rear-ending a vehicle and fleeing to Los Angeles, where an eyewitness blocked him until police arrived. His attorney, Robert Wilson, appeared in the Glendale courthouse on behalf of Murphy, 55, for a pretrial hearing, where he explained to Judge Frederick Rotenberg that his client went to Turkey - where he lives - to deal with a family situation. Rotenberg granted a new hearing for Oct. 10. Murphy faces three misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, hit-and-run driving and possessing methamphetamine in connection with the March 16 incident in Glendale.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | August 23, 2013
For the next few months and probably longer, the fate of Glendale High alumnus Jesse Meaux will remain in limbo. The 24-year-old current Colorado Rockies minor league pitching prospect was in Buncombe County District Court in Asheville, NC on Friday morning along with 23-year-old teammate Michael Mason. Both have been charged with two counts each of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual offense (four total counts apiece). Each offense is classified as a B1 felony in North Carolina and carries a range of potential sentences based on prior offenses, with a minimum of 12 years per charge.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | May 14, 2013
Former City Councilman John Drayman - indicted on embezzlement, fraud and more than two dozen other charges last year - will have to wait two more months before finding out when he'll get his day in court.  Drayman, who maintains his innocence, said after a pre-trial hearing Tuesday morning at a courthouse in downtown Los Angeles that he is looking forward to the trial. “I'm kind of anxious to get there,” he said. Drayman was indicted by a grand jury in May 2012 for allegedly embezzling at least $304,000 over the course of about seven years from the weekly farmers market in Montrose, the proceeds of which benefit the quaint shopping area along Honolulu Street.
NEWS
January 11, 2013
The substantial outpouring of support for a proposal to add almost 500,000 acres to the national parks system shows that residents who live in Los Angeles' dense urban areas value the natural resources around them and want to preserve them for years to come. Nearly all of the 5,000 people who responded during a public comment period on the proposal were in favor of adding all or some of the mountains encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi and Conejo valleys - the so-called Rim of the Valley - to the national parks system.
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