June 28, 2007
The 'American Way' is going wrong in the city Regarding Saturday's question, "What do you think should be done about day laborers near the Home Depot store? According to City Councilman Bob Yousefian, "It's the American way. It's honorable." What is honorable about tax evaders, many of whom are illegal aliens, urinating on homeowner's lawns? How is it the American way for Mkrtich Kasabyan, a homeowner sick of the daily abuse he has to endure at the hand of these laborers, to be arrested on assault charges and be faced with the bail and court costs he will now be required to pay?
July 15, 2004
Raising a stink about an eyesore in their midst I write in response to the letters, "There's something for everyone, thanks to Montrose merchants," by Marjorie James, and "Festival helps put Montrose on display and Glendale on the map," by Eleanor Bradshaw, which appeared on June 30. There certainly is something for everyone in Montrose -- a temporary outhouse that appears to have been erected by "the terrific group running...
August 8, 2002
Scams appear to be surfacing in Glendale GLENDALE -- A man in local parking lot recently ran across a damsel in distress, only to find himself thousands of dollars poorer. The same thing happened to a different man a week earlier. On July 31, a woman walked up to a man in the parking lot of Home Depot, 5040 San Fernando Road, and asked for a ride to a nearby church and told him her uncle had recently died and left her $100,000. They met up with a man she knew and asked for a ride to the bank.
April 24, 2004
Darleene Barrientos To curb the supply of day laborers waiting for work in one Glendale neighborhood, Glendale Police officers are targeting the demand with increased enforcement and education. The cars and trucks stopping around Home Depot, at 5040 San Fernando Road, have had to stop for police officers since last week. Members of the department's Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving unit, known as COPPS, want these citizens to stop picking up day laborers from the sidewalks and instead hire from the city's Temporary Skilled Worker Center.
July 9, 2004
Another Hardware Store? Have you heard the news? Within a few weeks, Kmart is planning to sell their Sunland location to the Home Depot. It will certainly be a loss to our community. Where else can you run in and buy a set of towels, a sack of dog food, something to wear at the spur of the moment, a pair of shoes and an extension cord? We have nothing else like Kmart up here in the Foothills. Perhaps I could understand if they sold out to Target or something similar, but up here Kmart is all we have.
July 12, 2001
Tim Willert SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- The ride, as Adrienne Morea likes to call it, began in 1994, after she tired of designing high-fashion costume jewelry. Morea was painting the kitchen cabinets of her Santa Monica home when her husband asked her to design some new knobs. Mission accomplished. Morea founded Atlas Homewares, a wholesale decorative hardware manufacturer based in Glendale that specializes in unique cabinet knobs and handles. "I used to know how to identify a trend and work it into jewelry," Morea said Wednesday.
April 1, 2008
CITY HALL — Glendale may drop its appeal in U.S. District Court to keep its anti-solicitation ordinance if ongoing negotiations between the city and immigrant advocacy groups — which blocked the law in 2005 — prove successful, officials said. The National Day Laborers Organizing Network, together with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and Comite de Jornaleros de Glendale, has successfully blocked the enforcement since 2005 of the ordinance, which would prevent people from soliciting work while on a curb or in the street in Glendale, when U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero issued a permanent injunction on the grounds that it was too broad, and thus infringed on freedom of speech rights.
August 11, 2004
Robert Chacon Garcia, a day laborer from Veracruz, Mexico, stood with five others at Home Depot at San Fernando Road and Harvard Street, waiting for work. It didn't matter to them that a federal judge declined Tuesday to stop Glendale Police from enforcing its law prohibiting day laborers from seeking work on public property. The corner is popular among immigrants because the store's customers are often people who need help plastering a wall, digging a ditch in the backyard or hauling out trash.
June 22, 2004
What about homeowners near Home Depot? I read Mr. Donald L. Davidson's letter of concern ("'Have-nots' protected by same rights as the 'haves'," June 9) for the day laborers getting cited and the fact that they have the same rights as the "haves." That's true, they do have the same rights. They also have the same responsibilities. They have the right to look for work, but they do not have the right to urinate in public or litter or all the other problems caused by this group on the sidewalks down by the Home Depot.
June 23, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- It all started with a trip to Home Depot. It may end in a lawsuit against the city. Eagle Rock resident Bill Wright said he wants justice for what he claims was a wrongful arrest by the Glendale Police Department earlier this year. The 27-year-old said he plans to file a claim against Glendale based on a Jan. 25 incident at the Home Depot on San Fernando Road. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary for allegedly trying to pass off counterfeit money.