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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 6, 2014
Turns out the state law that forced Glendale to hold onto dozens of vintage arcade machines doesn't apply to the games at all, paving the way for an upcoming auction of the machines last valued at a total of roughly $100,000. More than 50 games, which have been collecting dust in storage for roughly three years are to be appraised by a specialist and then sold at auction, according to a City Council decision made this week at a City Hall meeting. The council had to decide what to do with the arcade machines, including two Ms. Pac-Mans and a Galaga game, after state Department of Finance officials said they didn't care about them.
NEWS
June 26, 2002
Three people arrested on suspicion of breaking into vending machines at Clark Magnet High School are expected to return to court Friday in Burbank. Zachary Schalice, 19, of Glendale, Jacqueline Hollier, 20, of Burbank and William Lee, 24, of La Canada Flintridge face six felony charges of vandalism and grand theft. Police arrested the trio as they left the high school at 3:40 a.m. June 19. They are believed to be part of a crime ring of six to 10 people who have been breaking into and vandalizing vending machines in area schools, hospitals, retirement homes and businesses.
NEWS
July 17, 2012
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man and woman who allegedly broke into several residential washing machines and dryers, making off with nearly $100 in change. The burglaries occurred on May 14 in the 400 block of Salem Street in Glendale and on Sept. 18 at two other buildings - 10800 block of Palms Boulevard and 400 block of South Hoover Street - in Los Angeles, according to Glendale police. In the Glendale theft, the pair was seen in images taken from video surveillance as trying to conceal their faces while tampering with the machines.
LOCAL
By Chuck Merman | August 17, 2009
The new multi-space parking meters need a bit of tweaking if they are to be truly user-friendly. Saturday evening we entered the parking lot next to the Centre Theater. As we approached the payment station, we were startled to see the long lines waiting at each of the machines. Aside from the confusion exhibited by many of the drivers with respect to how to operate the machines, other issues were apparent. Most drivers expected the machines to accept paper money just as the machines in the Americana at Brand do. They were startled to learn that the machines only accept coins.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 17, 2013
The storage units look like arcade graveyards. The machines are unplugged, lined up against the wall and the marquees that once flashed, inviting people to play Ms. Pacman or Galaga, now look more like gravestone inscriptions, dusty and scratched. The city of Glendale has owned the roughly 50 arcade machines for nearly three years and officials want to get rid of them. The problem is, they can't because of a state law. When Glendale bought the building that housed Video West Arcade across from the Americana at Brand three years ago for the proposed Museum of Neon Art, the former owner sold them everything for about $1 million - the building, the arcade machines, cashier equipment, even a gumball machine and a microwave oven.
NEWS
December 11, 1999
Buck Wargo CITY HALL - Glendale Water & Power will start new programs early next year for helping the city's biggest businesses and those who use medical equipment in the home. The City Council approved the programs Tuesday. They will befunded out of a 2.85% fee on electric bills. Glendale plans to spend $1.6 million over the next three years on helping educate local businesses in using energy more efficiently and reduce their costs. The city will do energy audits of heating, air-conditioning and other systems that use Glendale power.
NEWS
February 19, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Michele Morris helped raise money for donations she hopes will never get used. The La Crescenta resident even put in some of her own money to purchase two automated external defibrillators for Crescenta Valley High School. An automated external defibrillator is a device that senses whether a person needs an electric shock to the heart. There are now three of the machines on the campus, so the Glendale Unified School District board of education will revise its first-aid policy to include using a defibrillator if a student succumbs to sudden cardiac arrest.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 20, 2013
Glendale Community College hosted dozens of regional leaders on Monday during a ceremony in which the Gene Haas Foundation awarded $1 million to a manufacturing education organization. The money will be handed out as scholarships to 1,000 students studying manufacturing across the country and in Europe. The event took place at the Glendale campus because it has a reputation in Los Angeles for training students in machining and is located in a major professional hub - manufacturing is the fourth-largest industry in the Verdugo region, according to the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board.
NEWS
May 20, 2005
I attended Mark Keppel Elementary School during World War II. Going on field trips would have been impossible due to gasoline rationing. After the war, around 1946, when I went to Toll Junior High School, going on a trip to the Glendale News-Press was something I remember as an exciting adventure. I can only guess that this was either a social studies or English class trip. The News-Press office and plant, as I recall, were downtown on Brand Boulevard in those days.
NEWS
By DAN KIMBER | November 11, 2005
I asked one of my advanced placement students to add up some figures in his head to figure out a portion of his grade. It involved finding the sum of three single digits and one double digit. His response was, "I don't have my calculator." "You need a calculator to add up a few figures," I asked, knowing the answer. "Yes," he said without batting an eye. Not too many years ago, a good student would not have been so forthcoming with that admission. Adding up a column of figures in ones' head, while not a higher level of thinking, was still considered a basic -- right up therewith the abc's.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 6, 2014
Turns out the state law that forced Glendale to hold onto dozens of vintage arcade machines doesn't apply to the games at all, paving the way for an upcoming auction of the machines last valued at a total of roughly $100,000. More than 50 games, which have been collecting dust in storage for roughly three years are to be appraised by a specialist and then sold at auction, according to a City Council decision made this week at a City Hall meeting. The council had to decide what to do with the arcade machines, including two Ms. Pac-Mans and a Galaga game, after state Department of Finance officials said they didn't care about them.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 17, 2013
The storage units look like arcade graveyards. The machines are unplugged, lined up against the wall and the marquees that once flashed, inviting people to play Ms. Pacman or Galaga, now look more like gravestone inscriptions, dusty and scratched. The city of Glendale has owned the roughly 50 arcade machines for nearly three years and officials want to get rid of them. The problem is, they can't because of a state law. When Glendale bought the building that housed Video West Arcade across from the Americana at Brand three years ago for the proposed Museum of Neon Art, the former owner sold them everything for about $1 million - the building, the arcade machines, cashier equipment, even a gumball machine and a microwave oven.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 17, 2013
Technicians at the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory will soon be able to work more efficiently during DNA extractions thanks to two robots the lab is going to purchase. The City Council Tuesday approved use of a DNA backlog grant from the National Institute of Justice to pay for a DNA extraction robot and an automated liquid-handling robot, bringing the total number of robots at the lab to four. The lab had one robot when it opened in 2012 and it purchased another one with grant money in July.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 20, 2013
Glendale Community College hosted dozens of regional leaders on Monday during a ceremony in which the Gene Haas Foundation awarded $1 million to a manufacturing education organization. The money will be handed out as scholarships to 1,000 students studying manufacturing across the country and in Europe. The event took place at the Glendale campus because it has a reputation in Los Angeles for training students in machining and is located in a major professional hub - manufacturing is the fourth-largest industry in the Verdugo region, according to the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board.
NEWS
August 7, 2012
Re "Council approves park improvements," Aug. 2: South Glendale residents and denizens alike should be very appreciative of being the recipients of such a beneficial state grant. Park users in their teens should surely benefit from publicly available outdoor workout equipment. And mature adults and seniors are also sure to love any state-of-the-art exercise machines that are easy on their joints. As a senior myself, my own favorite kind of machine is the appropriately named “Air Walker.” Seemingly, only Tri-Active America offered one in years past.
NEWS
July 17, 2012
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man and woman who allegedly broke into several residential washing machines and dryers, making off with nearly $100 in change. The burglaries occurred on May 14 in the 400 block of Salem Street in Glendale and on Sept. 18 at two other buildings - 10800 block of Palms Boulevard and 400 block of South Hoover Street - in Los Angeles, according to Glendale police. In the Glendale theft, the pair was seen in images taken from video surveillance as trying to conceal their faces while tampering with the machines.
NEWS
March 10, 2011
Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber's “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece. The man-versus-computer contest played out on Jeopardy last month resulted in a victory of artificial intelligence over human intelligence. IBM is celebrating its centennial year, and the company's supercomputer, Watson, demonstrated just how far computing technology has come.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | February 21, 2011
CITY HALL — Candidates will likely be spending less time glued to the television watching for election night returns in April after the city clerk’s office institutes several measures to speed up the ballot-counting process. With the help of a new automated signature-verification machine, Glendale election officials will be able to speed the processing of mailed-in ballots, which typically make up roughly a quarter of ballots cast. “We will be able to do the verification in-house at a very expedited rate,” said City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | March 12, 2010
GLENDALE ? The owner of a smoke shop was cited Wednesday for allegedly maintaining two slot machines inside the store. Det. Matthew Prokosch said he and a fellow detective were conducting a routine check Wednesday of Smokeline at 108 N. Glendale Ave. when they noticed the slot machines and chairs in a corner. ?People are not allowed to have slot machines,? Prokosch said. The machines had the appearance of an arcade game, complete with video reel graphics, a joystick and buttons to play lines on the slots.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | February 25, 2010
. . . CORRECTION: A Feb. 24 article on A5 titled ?Streamline voting? mistakenly reported the number of votes, or ballots, cast in the last election. It was 25,500. . . . . . . . . . GLENDALE ? Machines that would expedite vote-by-mail verification were demonstrated to about a dozen city employees and election consultants Tuesday at City Hall. The presentation was the latest sign of Glendale?s foray into electronic voting, and one way the city could count ballots faster, cut costs and unclog bottlenecks in the city clerk?
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