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By Ruth Longoria | January 9, 2009
The country?s failing economy led to some joyous responses among Sunland-Tujunga residents this week as what?s touted as the world?s largest home improvement store, Home Depot, dropped a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, thus ending a five-year battle to open a store in this community. Home Depot filed a motion Dec. 31 to drop the lawsuit. This, after spending what?s reported to have been millions of dollars in the campaign to defeat community activists who didn?t want the chain store moving into the vacant property previously occupied by Kmart.
NEWS
June 15, 2010
I'm sure most Glendale residents have been to or driven by the Home Depot on San Fernando Road and seen all the day laborers hanging around at "all entrances and exits," and even on the property (which is trespassing and loitering, which I think Glendale police enforce?). I witnessed one day a rental truck enter the main entrance, as I was waiting at the Harvard Street and San Fernando Road stoplight right before the Catholic Charities day labor center. It looked like a woman driving, and as she turned into the lot she was bombarded by an un-countable number of laborers all waving their hands and crowding the vehicle to the point that she had to stop to keep from running them over!
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | August 3, 2007
The Sunland-Tujunga community fight against the Home Depot development continues on to the next round Aug. 7 with a meeting to determine whether the building is a project or an improvement. The distinction between project and improvement has been a contentious point since Home Depot began construction at 8040 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga over two years ago. A project distinction would mean that Home Depot would be required to do a series of environmental impact studies including traffic, air quality and noise.
NEWS
August 5, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Home Depot's plans to open a new, larger store in nearby Glassell Park sparked concern that the Glendale store might close, but the company says it does not plan to change its Glendale location. The home improvement retailer's Glassell Park store will occupy a now-closed Kmart building on San Fernando Road, one of more than a dozen nationwide locations acquired by Home Depot last year when the discount retailer declared bankruptcy.
THE818NOW
January 12, 2012
Home improvement chain Home Depot Inc. is looking to fill 2,000 temporary jobs in the Los Angeles area and 70,000 positions nationwide in advance of spring, its busiest season. "Just as the Christmas rush and holiday hiring ends for many retailers, we begin recruiting for spring seasonal associates," Tim Crow, the company's executive vice president for human resources, said in a statement. Crow said a seasonal job at the Georgia-based chain can lead to a regular position.
NEWS
February 10, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- The sting of being arrested for something he didn't do remains with Bill Wright. More than a year after Glendale Police took him into custody at a local hardware store for using money officials mistook for fake bills, Wright this week filed a lawsuit against the city and Home Depot. Wright is seeking monetary damages for battery, negligence, false arrest, violation of his civil rights and infliction of emotional distress stemming from a 2000 arrest at the Home Depot on San Fernando Road.
NEWS
October 2, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Shoppers at a Home Depot store set to open in about a year and a half will be able to walk to Burbank and back without leaving the store. At Tuesday's Redevelopment Agency meeting, the Glendale City Council voted unanimously to go ahead with the 140,000-square-foot hardware headquarters, which will straddle the two cities at 1200 S. Flower St. in Burbank and 801 Allen Ave. in Glendale. The cities will divvy up the sales-tax revenues in proportion to how much of the store sits in each city -- 77% to Burbank and 23% to Glendale -- in the first tax-sharing venture between the neighbors, City Manager Jim Starbird said.
NEWS
By Robin Goldsworthy | September 9, 2005
Honking car horns created a symphony of support for about 35 picketers from the "No 2 Home Depot" organization on Wednesday morning. The group gathered in front of the proposed location of the Tujunga Home Depot, the former site of K-Mart, beginning at 7 a.m. and continued until 7 p.m., holding signs and urging passersby to honk if they did not want a Home Depot in the neighborhood. Paula Warner, one of the organizers of the rally, said the display was aimed primarily at Los Angeles City Councilmember Wendy Greuel, who was scheduled to meet with Home Depot representatives yesterday.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | June 23, 2007
SOUTHWEST GLENDALE — Tensions between day laborers and residents on West Harvard Street, which borders the Home Depot, boiled over Wednesday when a knife-wielding homeowner allegedly chased a laborer down the street for several yards. While no one was hurt in the alleged attack, those on both sides of the street Friday said it was only a matter of time before a verbal argument between a resident and day laborers became violent. Residents along the 600 block of West Harvard Street near San Fernando Road have complained for years that the groups of men who gather on sidewalks urinate on their lawns, antagonize their pets, block their driveways and make life on this border with Glendale's industrial corridor frustrating at best.
NEWS
April 11, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Protesters angry with Home Depot demonstrated in front of its Glendale store Saturday, alleging the home improvement retailer aids and abets illegal aliens by contributing to the day laborer center across the street. Members of the organization SaveOurState.org came to Glendale from as nearby as Los Angeles and Arcadia and as far away as Ventura and Orange counties to hold up signs with messages like "Stop Home Depot's illegal alien day labor centers," "Home Depot supports racism" and "It's un-American to hire illegals."
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | July 5, 2012
Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan won't be the main event in his return to a Southern California ring, but he's still looking to put on a big show when he faces Ryan Davis at the Home Depot Center in Carson on Saturday. "They're going to see that I'm ready. It's past due, it's time to fight for the title," said Martirosyan, a Glendale native, who will put his 32-0 (20 knockouts) record on the line in what is widely seen as the latest in a series of stay-busy fights for the light middleweight world title hopeful.
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THE818NOW
January 12, 2012
Home improvement chain Home Depot Inc. is looking to fill 2,000 temporary jobs in the Los Angeles area and 70,000 positions nationwide in advance of spring, its busiest season. "Just as the Christmas rush and holiday hiring ends for many retailers, we begin recruiting for spring seasonal associates," Tim Crow, the company's executive vice president for human resources, said in a statement. Crow said a seasonal job at the Georgia-based chain can lead to a regular position.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha and Melanie Hicken; veronica.rocha@latimes.com, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | July 15, 2011
WEST GLENDALE - Catholic Charities officials have closed the day labor center across from the Home Depot in Glendale after the city, facing a multi-million budget deficit, cut its subsidy for the center. Created at a time when Glendale banned soliciting from curbs - a law city officials agreed to relax after they were challenged in court - the center has in recent years struggled to attract skeptical workers, who prefer to seek work curbside, officials said. “When our lawsuit was resolved, we relaxed our rules,” said City Councilman Ara Najarian.
NEWS
June 15, 2010
I'm sure most Glendale residents have been to or driven by the Home Depot on San Fernando Road and seen all the day laborers hanging around at "all entrances and exits," and even on the property (which is trespassing and loitering, which I think Glendale police enforce?). I witnessed one day a rental truck enter the main entrance, as I was waiting at the Harvard Street and San Fernando Road stoplight right before the Catholic Charities day labor center. It looked like a woman driving, and as she turned into the lot she was bombarded by an un-countable number of laborers all waving their hands and crowding the vehicle to the point that she had to stop to keep from running them over!
NEWS
By Patrick Grant | December 30, 2009
It’s time again for the eternal optimists in our midst to prepare their New Year’s resolutions, most of which will be relegated to the “best intentions” scrap heap within a month. One reason our resolve is so short-lived is the absence of supportive resources necessary when attempting meaningful changes in our behavior and life goals. And we will soon have one less source of help as the Only Helpful Books store on Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta closes, a casualty of the Great Recession, the Internet and the Kindle.
LOCAL
By Amiee Klem | July 23, 2009
I’m truly tired of all the whining about prices at Virgil’s Hardware (“Virgil’s has history of overcharging,” July 14). Yes, they are a little higher than prices at the big box hardware stores, but that’s because it costs a little more to pay for people who know what they’re doing and who offer such remarkable service. If I need light bulbs or sand paper or paint brushes, sure, I go to the big box stores because I already know what I want and it’s reasonably easy to find.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | June 4, 2009
GLENDALE — Police were still trying to determine Wednesday if a 32-year-old Glendale woman and her brother, who were arrested after police posed as Home Depot workers and delivered high-priced appliances they allegedly purchased using a 90-year-old woman’s account information, were involved in other thefts, officials said. Detectives were investigating whether the siblings, who were identified as Anahit Injyan and Gevorg Injyan, 30, of Burbank, might be tied to a much larger operation of similar Home Depot purchases, police said.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | January 9, 2009
The country?s failing economy led to some joyous responses among Sunland-Tujunga residents this week as what?s touted as the world?s largest home improvement store, Home Depot, dropped a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, thus ending a five-year battle to open a store in this community. Home Depot filed a motion Dec. 31 to drop the lawsuit. This, after spending what?s reported to have been millions of dollars in the campaign to defeat community activists who didn?t want the chain store moving into the vacant property previously occupied by Kmart.
NEWS
July 25, 2008
Don?t put off living until tomorrow, don?t be afraid to dream some time away, don?t look too far ahead, don?t look back with regret just look with hope to the horizon of today, don?t be afraid to reach for your goal no matter how distant it might seem and don?t be surprised if you succeed, truly special people in this world the ones who reach their dreams are the ones who do the things they really want to do and lastly don?t be one of the many be one of the few. I received an informative e-mail from The Gas Company and wanted to share it with you regarding the disposal of old compact fluorescent light bulbs which contain mercury.
NEWS
April 15, 2008
City should not drop appeal of court ruling In regard to the anti-solicitation ordinance regarding day laborers (“City in talks to resolve ordinance on day laborers,” April 1): The city should not drop the appeal. The city should not negotiate with immigrant advocacy groups. These groups, in my opinion, are not negotiating for legal immigrants but for illegal immigrants. These groups that are soliciting for work while on the curb — this has nothing to do with freedom of speech.
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