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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com and By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | May 18, 2013
Alex Hausman and his four-year-old son, Theo, were walking across a shallow area of the Los Angeles River on Saturday morning when they spotted a child-sized mattress floating near the edge. When a few nearby volunteers saw the find, they lifted the dirty mattress out of the water and onto the pavement next to the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk. Later, it was hauled into a truck bed on top of a few other objects: a shopping cart, a suitcase and several bags of trash. Hausman was one of more than 100 volunteers who spent Saturday morning cleaning out a portion of the Los Angeles River that runs alongside the newly-completed riverwalk in Glendale.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 4, 2012
The Glendale City Council this week unanimously approved spending $800,000 on two bridges, one of which will connect the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk to the other side of the Los Angeles River and an expanse of parkland there. The riverwalk has been discussed for more than a decade and is part of a larger effort to beautify and restore the Los Angeles River for recreational use. Its components range from equestrian amenities to bike and pedestrian paths. About $1.7 million in construction work for the first phase of the project, from Bette Davis Park on Paula Avenue to the edge of DreamWorks Animation near Flower Street, is already underway.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | September 13, 2013
Advocates for restoring natural areas along the Los Angeles River are calling on Glendale residents to lobby federal officials for inclusion of the city's Verdugo Wash area in habitat rehabilitation plans. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday released a study that considers rehabilitation work plans of varying scope along a roughly 11-mile stretch of river between Griffith Park and downtown Los Angeles. Only the most comprehensive plan - a $1.08-billion effort to remove concrete from the river and expand its riparian surroundings - would widen and add some 30 acres of wetlands to the channel of Verdugo Wash, located below the convergence of the of the Ventura (134)
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May 3, 2002
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Bette Davis Park in Glendale will be the meeting spot for those interested in helping to clean up the Los Angeles River Saturday. Friends of the Los Angeles River will host its 13th annual Great Los Angeles River Cleanup or "La Gran Limpieza." at 9 a.m. Saturday at Bette Davis Park, at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Riverside Drive. Volunteers will haul trash from the river while enjoying free music, refreshments and raffle prizes.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 20, 2014
A study on the potential construction of bridges along the Glendale Narrows area of the Los Angeles River - including one that may connect to Griffith Park - is set to begin following City Council approval this week of a $725,000 contract with an engineering firm. A half-mile trail along the Glendale side of the Los Angeles River known as the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk opened in December 2012 after a decade of hurdles , but the trail as well as equestrian and park facilities was just the first part of a multiphase project.
NEWS
March 2, 2013
How tragic that it takes the recent hit-and-run accident involving cyclist Damian Kevitt to bring to light the poorly planned “connection” between Phase One of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk and the existing Los Angeles River bike path. This river/freeway overpass where Riverside Drive and Zoo Drive intersect was an accident waiting to happen, as Kevitt's tragic incident shows. The recently opened Narrows Riverwalk is a welcome addition for cyclists along the north side of the Los Angeles River, but with just a half mile of trail on this side of the river, the river's overpass on Riverside Drive beckons cyclists to connect to the more extensive Los Angeles River bike path.
NEWS
March 14, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Rep. Adam Schiff and other members of the California Congressional delegation are asking for an answers about chromium 6 and its effects. Schiff (D-Glendale) and 10 fellow legislators sent a letter Tuesday urging the National Toxicology Program to conduct a study to determine the carcinogenicity of chromium 6 in drinking water. Low levels of chromium 6 have been discovered in drinking water available to Glendale.
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By By Mark R. Madler | October 18, 2005
City's wastewater treatment plant meets deadline from state water board. BURBANK -- The city has completed $11.5 million in improvements to its wastewater treatment plant to meet a state board requirement to keep ammonia from getting into the Los Angeles River. In 2003, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board required Burbank, Glendale and Los Angeles to significantly reduce the amount of ammonia released into the Los Angeles River from its wastewater treatment plants.
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November 28, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Glendale Fire officials are reminding residents to stay away from flood channels, which run throughout the city. Flood channels carry water from tributaries to the Los Angeles River and into the ocean. November is Flood Channel Safety Month, with officials stressing the danger of the areas, which includes being swept away in the water and drowning. Only a few inches is enough to knock a person off his or her feet and carry them away, Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Don Wright said.
NEWS
July 24, 2013
This summer marks a moment of truth for the Los Angeles River. On Tuesday, the leaders of the nonprofit L.A. River Revitalization Corp. used a riverside press conference at North Atwater Park to trumpet its plan to complete a continuous bike path and greenway along all 51 miles of the river, extending from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach, by 2020. The group also said it has raised more than $5 million to build a pedestrian, bike and equestrian bridge that would span the river between Atwater Village and Griffith Park.
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May 3, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! It's going to be a hot weekend. Today the high is expected to reach 88 and low 60 in Glendale.  Top news in your region this Saturday, May 2: Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta honored recently deceased secretary Barbara Melone , known by students and staff for her wit.    Two Burbank elementary schools, Joaquin Miller and R.L. Stevenson, received state recognition . The...
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | May 2, 2014
Glendale city officials are working behind-the-scenes to get state, local and federal politicians to back a proposal to close one of the most dangerous railroad crossings in the San Fernando Road corridor and build two bridges over the Los Angeles River and the Verdugo Wash to funnel traffic to neighboring Los Angeles. Earlier this week, representatives from the offices of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Rep. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), State Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2014
For Michael Parker, there would be no better place to carve a 137-foot obelisk into asphalt than a plot of land bounded by the Glendale Narrows of the Los Angeles River, boxy industrial buildings, power lines and the Glendale (2) Freeway. Standing on the massive earthwork - fenced-in on all sides by a 2-foot-deep ditch and piles of infill dirt - visitors are surrounded by a mixture of urban and environmental landscapes, the Los Angeles artist said standing atop his creation this week.
NEWS
April 4, 2014
A good compromise to the long-standing argument between the our city and the city of Los Angeles about what to do with the Doran Street railroad crossing has been posed by Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian. Rather than building an overpass at the crossing - or implementing any of the four alternatives already on the table - Najarian suggests constructing two bridges. One would take drivers over the Los Angeles River and the other would cross the Verdugo Wash. Under Najarian's proposal, the railroad crossing at Doran would be closed down entirely . Such a move would not only improve safety at what is known as one of the most dangerous railroad crossings in the county, but also could potentially mean that the nearly 100 trains passing through that stretch around the clock would no longer have to give warning horn blasts, thus providing residents of the neighboring Pelanconi Estates some noise relief they've long sought.
NEWS
April 2, 2014
Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 63 degrees and a low of 45, with a 30% chance of rain during the day. Here's your roundup of headlines in the area: Police discovered a potentially-explosive lab used to extract hash oil on Saturday inside the garage of a north Glendale home. Detectives seized roughly 40 pounds of marijuana, approximately 181 cans of butane, three large tubes used for extraction and about 2 ounces of “butane honey oil” inside Andrew Hedenberg's detached garage in the 800 block of North Glendale Avenue, police said.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 1, 2014
While Los Angeles County transportation officials are considering four options for building a new overpass at one of the most dangerous railroad crossings in the area, Councilman Ara Najarian has pitched another idea. Instead of building an overpass at the Doran Street railroad crossing, he's suggesting two bridges, one that would allow traffic to cross the Los Angeles River and another that would go across the Verdugo Wash. The Doran Street railroad crossing would be closed permanently, a longtime request from some Glendale residents that has been opposed by Los Angeles officials who say the closed crossing would cut off emergency access to businesses on the Los Angeles side of the track.
NEWS
March 21, 2014
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, March 21, 2014. Temperatures in the area are expected to reach a high of 67 and a low of 53 in the Glendale area, with a chance of drizzle. Here are your top headlines in the 818 region: A 53-year-old male transient, convicted of manslaughter in 1997, was arrested Thursday and booked under suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a woman on a busy street in Glendale, police said. Christopher Wilke , a 12-year-old Burbank resident who was fighting a rare form of cancer, died Thursday at 9:33 a.m. A study on the potential construction of bridges along the Glendale Narrows area of the Los Angeles River - including one that may connect to Griffith Park - is set to begin following City Council approval this week of a $725,000 contract with an engineering firm.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 20, 2014
A study on the potential construction of bridges along the Glendale Narrows area of the Los Angeles River - including one that may connect to Griffith Park - is set to begin following City Council approval this week of a $725,000 contract with an engineering firm. A half-mile trail along the Glendale side of the Los Angeles River known as the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk opened in December 2012 after a decade of hurdles , but the trail as well as equestrian and park facilities was just the first part of a multiphase project.
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By Nicole Charky, nicole.charky@latimes.com | February 19, 2014
Twinkies and Ding Dongs are long gone at the former Hostess bakery near Glendale, where a new tenant is moving into part of the vacant building and staking its claim in the Los Angeles online organic-food scene. Good Eggs L.A. opened its distribution center this month just steps away from the Los Angeles River at 2760 Clearwater St., south of the Glendale (2) Freeway. Now fresh fruits, veggies, eggs, meats and seafood are replacing the sweet confections made by the prior tenant. “Our mission is to grow and sustain local food economies,” said Max Kanter, community builder at Good Eggs, a company that works with about 70 Southern California farmers and food producers to deliver online groceries to customers throughout the Los Angeles area.
NEWS
February 10, 2014
818 readers, good morning. Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11. National Weather Service forecasters predict Glendale will have a high near 78 and low around 48 . A calm, southwest wind is expected throughout the day. Here are the top headlines in your region:  Firefighters knocked down a three-alarm blaze that ripped through a Glendale strip mall just before noon on Monday. No one was injured. The cause and damage estimate were not immediately available.    La Caña da Flintridge Olympian Kate Hansen will compete in luge at 6:30 a.m. (PST)
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