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By By Vince Lovato | December 19, 2005
Ex-LAPD officer David Wren finds that one man's trash is another man's treasure.David Wren is one ex-cop who wants to clean up this town. After working as a Los Angeles Police Department officer for 13 years, Wren, 37, of Corona, purchased the Glendale-Burbank trash-collecting franchise of 1800GOTJUNK! and opened in July. After a sluggish start, the business has been picking up. "Business is doing well," said Wren, who served four years in the Marine Corps before joining the LAPD.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | June 22, 2013
On a bush in her front lawn, Brenda Noj displayed a white lace hat lined with a string of pink pearls. Next to it was a cluster of hats, belts and other items she'd cleaned out of her Adams Hill home. Her mother made the hat by hand for Noj's quinceanera almost 20 years ago. On Saturday, Noj was selling it for $1. "My mom got upset - she doesn't want me to sell it," Nos said. "I'm like, 'I don't need it anymore.'" Roughly 80 of her neighbors shared that sentiment and opened up their front lawns to shoppers Saturday at the annual Adams Hill garage sale in Glendale.
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March 15, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale has taken $34,000 out of its reserves to cover the cost of cleaning up a property that was littered with junk and overgrown vegetation. The city will be reimbursed by the estate of Nicholas and Jennie Ranells or a lien will be placed on the home at 1316 Jackson St. The city could recover costs, estimated at $22,000, when the property is sold. In October, Janelyn Ranells was sentenced to three years probation in Glendale Municipal Court and ordered to clean up the property and seek counseling for "pack rat" disorder.
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July 16, 2001
Once more, you've proved that you do publish the Gross Notional Press for noble Glendalians. Maxwell Kennard's chaotic dump ("Rogan should leave old district alone," July 11) on a person (now sadly absent from the local public scene) is more proof of a Nazi-like mentality amongst MK-type persons. Malign, allege dishonor, mentally spit upon, freak out with hate, MK! Kennard's canards are to the max! Obviously his sole purpose -- done probably with some coaching -- is couched in wildly inconsistent lingo emotionally concocted (like a Hollywood film script)
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February 19, 2001
Tim Willert NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Junk sells, just ask Ken Owens. The Highland Park resident made an estimated $1,300 selling everything from airplane parts to electrical components at the Glendale Community College swap meet Sunday. "I had a great day," Owens beamed. "I expected to do terrible because of the rain." Despite the wet weather, which kept buyers and sellers away from the school's upper parking lot, Owens had no problem moving telephone pole insulators, a nose cone from a jet plane, and a sculpture he made out of scrap aluminum that fetched $225.
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By: | September 1, 2005
Steve Smith got a follow-up, so I'd like to try again. His latest column attributes variety on TV to "simple market forces," which he concludes obviates the need for a subsidized option. The problem with his logic is that market forces in TV are not what they seem to be. It is a regulated industry. Access is sold by the government, and noneconomic forces often enter in. Before cable, competition was limited, allowing CBS or NBC to make profit margins they could not have earned in true competition.
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By Anthony Kim | May 15, 2007
GLENDALE — Some high schools are selling sweets to the bitter end. Certain candy and junk food items will be barred from sale at schools statewide starting July 1, as state legislation goes into effect. Senate Bill 12 — passed into law in September 2005 — changes the nutritional code for food items sold at elementary, middle and high schools. It puts a calorie restriction of 250 calories for food items sold individually, among other restrictions on sugar and fat content.
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April 7, 2004
James Petrillo The gulf between who you strive and dream to become as a youth and how your life actually turns out can be frighteningly wide. And the hardest part can be figuring out when to let some dreams die. Keith Bunin's "The Credeaux Canvas" explores this volatile time in the lives of three young friends struggling to make ends meet in New York City's East Village. The vs. Theatre Company makes an audacious debut with the West Coast premiere of this unique and challenging work at The Victory Theatre Center in Burbank.
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September 23, 2000
Jerry Lane Some years ago there was a movie that garnered Academy Awards for Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actress and the fellow who wrote the script. It was quite a story, but the only thing I can remember about "Network" is Peter Finch throwing open a window and shouting to the world, "I'm mad as (heck), and I'm not going to take this any more." I don't remember what he was sick of, but I know exactly how he felt. I'm sick of junk mail from politicians and magazines and people who want to sell me things that I have no interest in buying.
NEWS
January 10, 2004
Well, we survived one of the strangest years our state has ever known. And now, we've started a brand new year, full of enthusiasm and optimism. This is the year we're going to do it! Yessir! We ran the rascals out and put in our own rascals. I feel like we're all sitting back, watching what goes on and wondering whether things are any different now. I doubt that there's anything different with the oil refineries. They are still going to come up with some wonderful rationale to justify increases in gasoline prices starting now and ending after the Memorial Day weekend.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | June 22, 2013
On a bush in her front lawn, Brenda Noj displayed a white lace hat lined with a string of pink pearls. Next to it was a cluster of hats, belts and other items she'd cleaned out of her Adams Hill home. Her mother made the hat by hand for Noj's quinceanera almost 20 years ago. On Saturday, Noj was selling it for $1. "My mom got upset - she doesn't want me to sell it," Nos said. "I'm like, 'I don't need it anymore.'" Roughly 80 of her neighbors shared that sentiment and opened up their front lawns to shoppers Saturday at the annual Adams Hill garage sale in Glendale.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 30, 2012
When City Manager Scott Ochoa warned bond-rating agencies were watching Glendale closely earlier this month, he was right. Fitch Ratings on Wednesday gave the city's most recent bond issuance of $35 million for the water side of Glendale Water & Power an A+ rating with a negative outlook, citing the utility's narrow financial margins to support debt payments next year. “GWP has no liquidity and a large liability to retire,” according to Fitch. The bonds, approved by the City Council earlier this month, are set to cover five years of capital improvements, including replacing miles of decades-old pipes.
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May 19, 2012
The reported Metropolitan Transit Authority payment of $3.7 million to subcontractors including Pasadena-based Wiltec for environmental impact studies on the proposed 710 connector project is a total waste of money if the reports include junk science. What good does it do to have observers report vehicle trips on local roads and freeways only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when the impact of any 710 connector will be felt 24/7/365? (“Traffic count begins for report on 710 gap,” May 15.)
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By Pat Grant | February 4, 2012
Lift off. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and I were pulling G's and climbing toward the stars. And that's the closest I ever got to space travel - sharing an elevator ride with this famous voyager to the moon. I was 15 when the Russians launched the first satellite in 1957; a spindly little aluminum ball that did nothing but whirl around the Earth and beep. At night we strained our eyes to catch a glimpse of this tiny moving dot in the sky. The first feeble efforts of the U.S. to launch a satellite were almost comical; one Redstone rocket after another crashed and burned on the launch pad. Rocket scientist Werner Von Braun became that contradiction in terms: a good Nazi.
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By Anthony Kim | May 15, 2007
GLENDALE — Some high schools are selling sweets to the bitter end. Certain candy and junk food items will be barred from sale at schools statewide starting July 1, as state legislation goes into effect. Senate Bill 12 — passed into law in September 2005 — changes the nutritional code for food items sold at elementary, middle and high schools. It puts a calorie restriction of 250 calories for food items sold individually, among other restrictions on sugar and fat content.
BUSINESS
By By Vince Lovato | December 19, 2005
Ex-LAPD officer David Wren finds that one man's trash is another man's treasure.David Wren is one ex-cop who wants to clean up this town. After working as a Los Angeles Police Department officer for 13 years, Wren, 37, of Corona, purchased the Glendale-Burbank trash-collecting franchise of 1800GOTJUNK! and opened in July. After a sluggish start, the business has been picking up. "Business is doing well," said Wren, who served four years in the Marine Corps before joining the LAPD.
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By: Sarah Hill | September 14, 2005
Life in the school cafeteria will just not be the same, said Melissa Alvarez, a ninth-grader at John Burroughs High School, who lamented two bills passed Tuesday that could make the French fries she was munching on a thing of the past. "It's not fair," Melissa said of SB 12 and SB 965, which restrict the sale of soda and junk food to students on public school campuses statewide. "We have our own money; we should be able to buy it. It's not our fault some kids buy all this junk food and gain weight."
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By: | September 1, 2005
Steve Smith got a follow-up, so I'd like to try again. His latest column attributes variety on TV to "simple market forces," which he concludes obviates the need for a subsidized option. The problem with his logic is that market forces in TV are not what they seem to be. It is a regulated industry. Access is sold by the government, and noneconomic forces often enter in. Before cable, competition was limited, allowing CBS or NBC to make profit margins they could not have earned in true competition.
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July 25, 2005
Darleene Barrientos One family's old and discarded clothes, baby strollers, construction and gardening equipment, kitchen accessories, CDs and DVDs or exercise equipment is another family's cheap treasure, residents in the Adams Hill neighborhood found Saturday. At least 25 homes on Adams Hill cleaned out their garages, living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms and invited their friends to team up Saturday for the first-ever neighborhood-wide garage sale.
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