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December 1, 2001
Amber Willard LA CRESCENTA -- In Mike Smith's car dealership office, the walls are covered in photographs of his father, Bob, and the family he created. Some pictures are of the elder Smith hugging grandchildren on their wedding days, while others are of family members on a golf course. "He took up golf at the age of 55, just to have a way to relate to my brother John," Mike Smith said of his father, who died Nov. 18 at his La Canada Flintridge home.
NEWS
April 25, 2000
Mike Smith The Sierra Club is pleased to see Glendale's Planning Department take the only responsible approach regarding the draft environmental impact report on the proposed, and monstrously devastating, Oakmont View V hillside development: Redo and recirculate the entire document. In Sierra Club's comments to the city regarding the draft EIR, we requested the city reject the document, correct its inadequacies, and recirculate a more complete and accurate instrument.
NEWS
March 15, 2002
Janine Marnien LA CRESCENTA -- Even though Bob Smith Toyota has been in town for a relatively brief nine years, the family that owns and operates it is anything but new to the car business. The dealership on Foothill Boulevard is carrying on a family business that started in 1919, when Bob Smith Sr. bought his first car dealership in San Francisco. Passed on from father to son for four generations, the Smiths have sold Chevrolet, Dodge, Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, BMW and Toyota products for more than eight decades.
NEWS
September 21, 2001
Marshall Allen GLENDALE -- St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in La Canada Flintridge has been a "rock, a real 'go-to' place in the community," said congregation member Mike Smith. Smith, who owns Bob Smith Toyota in La Crescenta with his brother Tim, said the church has now been home to his family for four generations. 87-year-old Bob Smith was a St. Bede founder and still attends daily Mass at the church. His great-granddaughter, Makena Look, attends the church's elementary school.
COMMUNITY
October 11, 2013
David A. Smith, 76, of Green Valley, Arizona died of natural causes on September 7, 2013. David began his career in Toronto, Canada as a camera man and he enjoyed working as a technical director and camera man in Hollywood, CA for over 35 years. He received 4 Emmy Awards for his contributions. Upon retirement, he became active in the Burbank Rotary Club before moving with his wife, Judi, to Green Valley, AZ in 2002. He was a member of The Green Valley Rotary Club, Green Valley Fire District CERT Team, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Green Valley Fire District.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper and Ruth Longoria | March 14, 2008
Mike and Pete Smith, Bob Smith Toyota owners, spent the week deciding whether to file an appeal to last week?s unfavorable decision by the city of Glendale?s Design Review Board No. 1 concerning the dealership?s plans to expand at its Foothill Boulevard location. The Smiths have decided not to appeal and instead will take another stab at reworking their plans to gain approval from the design board, Mike Smith said Thursday afternoon. It will be their fourth try. Despite the dealership hosting community meetings, listening to review board suggestions and concerns, and making major revisions to its design ?
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | June 6, 2008
Months of controversy and agonizing over how best to expand a long-term local car dealership facility without interfering with the lives of its neighbors appears to have been settled, according to Bob Smith Toyota owner Mike Smith. Bob Smith Toyota has purchased the former Nissan dealership facilities across Foothill Boulevard and will be moving within the next few months, Smith told the Valley Sun this week. ?This came from heaven,? Smith said of the opportunity that seems to have ?
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | October 1, 2007
Most everyone agrees that the proposed structure planned to replace the current one-story Bob Smith Toyota dealership building on Foothill would be a big improvement over the existing structure. But, what no one can agree on is how large that facility needs to be. Glendale’s Design Review Board on Thursday afternoon took a second look at plans for the nearly 72,000-square-foot, three-story facility and agreed to send architects and the business owners back to the drawing boards until they can find a compromise that appeases neighbors.
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October 11, 2013
David A. Smith, 76, of Green Valley, Arizona died of natural causes on September 7, 2013. David began his career in Toronto, Canada as a camera man and he enjoyed working as a technical director and camera man in Hollywood, CA for over 35 years. He received 4 Emmy Awards for his contributions. Upon retirement, he became active in the Burbank Rotary Club before moving with his wife, Judi, to Green Valley, AZ in 2002. He was a member of The Green Valley Rotary Club, Green Valley Fire District CERT Team, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Green Valley Fire District.
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NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | June 6, 2008
Months of controversy and agonizing over how best to expand a long-term local car dealership facility without interfering with the lives of its neighbors appears to have been settled, according to Bob Smith Toyota owner Mike Smith. Bob Smith Toyota has purchased the former Nissan dealership facilities across Foothill Boulevard and will be moving within the next few months, Smith told the Valley Sun this week. ?This came from heaven,? Smith said of the opportunity that seems to have ?
NEWS
By Charles Cooper and Ruth Longoria | March 14, 2008
Mike and Pete Smith, Bob Smith Toyota owners, spent the week deciding whether to file an appeal to last week’s unfavorable decision by the city of Glendale’s Design Review Board No. 1 concerning the dealership’s plans to expand at its Foothill Boulevard location. The Smiths have decided not to appeal and instead will take another stab at reworking their plans to gain approval from the design board, Mike Smith said Thursday afternoon. It will be their fourth try. Despite the dealership hosting community meetings, listening to review board suggestions and concerns, and making major revisions to its design — including increased setbacks, landscaping, and solar panels — the board, after an emotional four hours of public comment and board discussion on March 6, denied the dealership’s most recent design.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | October 1, 2007
Most everyone agrees that the proposed structure planned to replace the current one-story Bob Smith Toyota dealership building on Foothill would be a big improvement over the existing structure. But, what no one can agree on is how large that facility needs to be. Glendale’s Design Review Board on Thursday afternoon took a second look at plans for the nearly 72,000-square-foot, three-story facility and agreed to send architects and the business owners back to the drawing boards until they can find a compromise that appeases neighbors.
NEWS
March 15, 2002
Janine Marnien LA CRESCENTA -- Even though Bob Smith Toyota has been in town for a relatively brief nine years, the family that owns and operates it is anything but new to the car business. The dealership on Foothill Boulevard is carrying on a family business that started in 1919, when Bob Smith Sr. bought his first car dealership in San Francisco. Passed on from father to son for four generations, the Smiths have sold Chevrolet, Dodge, Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, BMW and Toyota products for more than eight decades.
NEWS
December 1, 2001
Amber Willard LA CRESCENTA -- In Mike Smith's car dealership office, the walls are covered in photographs of his father, Bob, and the family he created. Some pictures are of the elder Smith hugging grandchildren on their wedding days, while others are of family members on a golf course. "He took up golf at the age of 55, just to have a way to relate to my brother John," Mike Smith said of his father, who died Nov. 18 at his La Canada Flintridge home.
NEWS
September 21, 2001
Marshall Allen GLENDALE -- St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in La Canada Flintridge has been a "rock, a real 'go-to' place in the community," said congregation member Mike Smith. Smith, who owns Bob Smith Toyota in La Crescenta with his brother Tim, said the church has now been home to his family for four generations. 87-year-old Bob Smith was a St. Bede founder and still attends daily Mass at the church. His great-granddaughter, Makena Look, attends the church's elementary school.
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