September 19, 2012
The industry publication Variety is reporting that Marvel Studios is leaving Manhattan Beach for office space near the Walt Disney Creative Campus in Glendale -- bringing Spider-Man and Thor closer to their Mickey Mouse counterparts. Marvel Animation Studios, which is already located in Glendale, has reportedly been beefing up as the two studios begin work on new television projects. As many as 150 staffers will be affected by the company's move to Glendale, which is near some of its other division offices, according to Variety.
March 22, 2013
Glendale police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint Friday night at an undisclosed location within city limits between 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., the department announced. During the operations, officers will be checking drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. They'll also be checking to make sure motorists are licensed. --Jason Wells, Times Community News Follow Jason Wells on Facebook , Google+ and on Twitter: @JasonBretWells
December 13, 2012
Officials announced plans to reopen mountain roads in the Angeles National Forest at 10 a.m. Thursday after they were closed for overnight snow and icy conditions. The sections of road scheduled to reopen are: Angeles Forest Highway from Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road to Aliso Canyon Road, and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, from Angeles Forest Highway to the Angeles Crest Highway, according to the Los Angeles County Public Works Department. A chance of rain and colder than normal temperatures are expected to continue through early next week, according to the National Weather Service.
August 21, 2012
Firefighters are responding to a three-alarm fire at a multi-unit residential complex in East Glendale. The fire, in the 300 block of McHenry Road not far from the Ventura (134) Freeway, was reported at about 4:30 p.m., with initial reports of smoke coming from an attic. Emergency crews were starting to block off access to the area as firefighters mount a massive response to the blaze. There were no immediate details available about possible injuries, evacuations or the number of units affected.
August 21, 2012
Firefighters on Tuesday successfully contained a blaze to attic area of a multi-unit residential building in East Glendale, a city spokesman said. The building in the 300 block of McHenry Road was evacuated of one tenant, but there were no immediate reports of injuries, city spokesman Tom Lorenz said. The cause of the blaze was not immediately available. A number of street closures were expected to remain in place as fire crews mopped up the scene. Burbank firefighters were also called to the staging area at East California Avenue and North Chevy Chase Drive, but the extra assistance wasn't needed.
September 4, 2012
Call it art imitating life. The Clint Eastwood cut-out overlooking the Glendale (2) Freeway now has its empty chair -- a nod to the film director's much talked about appearance at the Republican National Convention last week. Life-sized cardboard cutouts of Eastwood, John Wayne and Gene Autry have been keeping watch over Glendale for months as part of an effort by Glassell Park resident Justin Stadel to spur a conversation about public art. But it was Eastwood's 12-minute conversation with an empty chair for an apparently invisible President Obama that spurred an addition -- or two -- to the art display.
August 17, 2012
A man in his 60s had to be airlifted to a hospital with severe injuries after his truck slammed into the back of a big rig on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway in La Crescenta on Friday. A helicopter airlifted t he victim, whose identity was not immediately available, to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center with severe cuts to his face, arms and legs, in addition to internal trauma, Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Tom Propst said. The crash, which occurred in the eastbound lanes of the freeway just past Lowell Avenue, was reported about 3:20 p.m. after the man's pickup apparently slammed into the big rig's trailer.
September 28, 2012
Police in Burbank and Glendale will be taking part in a no-questions-asked prescription drug drop-off event Saturday as part of a national campaign to reduce household access to left over medications. Prescription drugs that remain at home are prone to misuse and abuse, particularly among teens, according to police. And flushing unneeded medications down the toilet or sink can have environmental implications. In Burbank alone, Burbank police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency, collected nearly 250 pounds of pills and medications at last year's Drug Take Back event, according to the department.
February 13, 2013
OK guys. It's nearly Valentine's Day and you don't have a date. You could try your hand at work, perhaps go out with the singles, be brave with that person you've been eyeing at the gym, or just stay home and pretend it isn't happening while catching up on “Game of Thrones.” That or start planning a move to Glendale to make sure the same thing doesn't happen next year. According to a list released this week by the real estate website Zillow, Glendale ranks No. 2 in the U.S. for young men looking to find a girlfriend.
November 23, 2012
Long lines that started forming at some of the area's largest retailers overnight Thursday gave way to the more traditional Black Friday crowds in the morning, with shoppers clogging stores in Burbank and Glendale for those early bird deals. In Burbank, police were deployed to Best Buy and Target overnight as the first few hundred customers were given wristbands for midnight access. Hundreds more customers, meanwhile, waited in lines that snaked around buildings and into parking lots.