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September 16, 2002
Janine Marnien All that's left in the La Canada Unified School District's second phase of modernization is the ironing out of some smaller glitches at the three elementary schools before the project is deemed complete, district officials said. Those projects could be completed as soon as the end of September, marking the end of modernization updates on those campuses for several years, Supt. Sue Leabo said. "Our focus for the next round is the high school and remodeling the science labs," she said.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | February 27, 2008
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — An $8.6-million renovation project at John Marshall Elementary School is nearly done, and educators there are lauding the improvements, which they say have freshened up the facilities while retaining the architectural charm of the school’s older buildings. Construction for the school’s modernization began almost a year ago, and the whole project is nearly finished, Principal Lynn Marso said. “We’re between 90% and 95% complete,” Marso said.
NEWS
October 7, 2002
Janine Marnien A proposition on the November ballot could benefit the La Canada Unified School District to the tune of $2.1 million, and that is why School Board President Jinny Dalbeck is encouraging residents to give it a yes vote in November. Proposition 47 allocates $13.05 billion to be used for construction and renovation purposes only for California schools. "The $2.1-million amount is what we have not been funded for yet," said Dalbeck, who spoke in favor of the proposition at the Oct. 1 meeting of the School Board.
NEWS
July 13, 2002
Marshall Allen The second phase of modernization continues with some glitches at two La Canada Unified elementary schools and projects scheduled to be completed at all three schools by the end of the summer. The district is spending more than $1.9 million on Phase II construction, which is ongoing at Paradise Canyon and La Canada elementary schools. Work will begin at Palm Crest Elementary after summer school ends on the campus. The work has been monitored closely by the district and schools sites after Phase I construction was so over budget it used much of the money that had been allocated for all three modernization phases.
NEWS
May 6, 2004
INTENT TO UTILIZE EMERGENCY PERMITS FOR TEACHERS WHAT HAPPENED School board members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve as many as 31 emergency permits for teachers next year. WHAT IT MEANS The emergency permits allow fully credentialed instructors to teach a class that falls outside of their subject area because no other teachers are available or no other authorization for credentials is available. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires that local school boards approve requests for emergency permits annually.
NEWS
February 13, 2002
Give credit to Supt. Sue Leabo of the La Canada Unified School District, who last week said the district needs to do a better job of monitoring work being done during modernization of Palm Crest, Paradise Canyon and La Canada elementary schools. Leabo was responding to questions about the quality of work during Phase I of the school district's modernization program, which included improvements at Palm Crest and Paradise Canyon. The work, bid out at just under $1.1 million, came in more than $700,000 over budget, and much if it was substandard and incomplete, according to modernization committee and school site council members.
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By: Sarah Hill | October 8, 2005
New art facilities, air conditioning and nursing offices will come sooner than expected for some public schools after the School Board's unanimous approval Wednesday of a timeline for modernization projects. The four Burbank Unified School District schools waiting to be modernized as part of a $122.5-million bond passed in 1998 are Luther Burbank Middle School, McKinley and Providencia elementary schools and Monterey Continuation High School. Each were scheduled to begin construction in sequence about a year apart from each other.
NEWS
January 25, 2008
The school board voted to approve a contract with Western Alta Construction to repair construction defects at Crescenta Valley High School. Western Alta Construction will be the general contractor for the project, which will involve repairs to windows and walls as well as electrical wiring in four buildings at the school. WHAT IT MEANS The contract states that Western Alta Construction will be paid on a ?time-and-materials? basis, according to the school district.
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | July 5, 2007
GLENDALE — Construction at Marshall Elementary School intensified Monday as workers raced to get the heavy work finished while students are on summer break. Moving crews hauled away about 300 boxes of books from the school library and about 60 computers from the computer science room, said Ata Mooraj, supervisor for S&M Moving Systems. "They'll be moving stuff out to storage in preparation for those [rooms] to be modernized," said John Fenton, administrator of Glendale Unified School District's planning development and facilities department.
NEWS
August 13, 2001
You asked how we would handle the $3-million cost overrun on Crescenta Valley High School's modernization? I would seek out the person or persons responsible for the overrun and ask for an accounting. The school board and the people of Glendale need to exercise their responsibilities in this regard. There will come a time when another school bond is put to the vote. If the bonds are to pass, confidence must be restored in the school financing processes.
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By Lisa Dupuy | March 31, 2014
Back when I worked in television, I was always on the lookout for a place to get a quick breakfast that wasn't made of sugar and white flour. Those early morning shoots required more substance. If Coffee Commissary had been around, it would've been my go-to spot. It's no coincidence then that this modern cafe opened its third location right across from the NBC Burbank Studios and within walking distance of Warner Bros. and Disney. Sad but true, they took the place of Choza Mama, a beloved Peruvian restaurant.
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By Brian Crosby | March 14, 2014
The high school experience includes several rites of passage for students: getting a driver's license, going out on a first date, and taking the SAT. Now the SAT journey has just gotten a little smoother. Last week, the College Board, the organization behind the SAT as well as the Advanced Placement exams, announced major changes to the most feared test a teenager has to take: no more mandatory essay, no more penalties for wrong answers, no more difficult vocabulary. In other words, the kinder, gentler SAT coming in 2016 resembles more the ACT, the SAT's closest testing competitor that has sold more tests in recent years.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | January 22, 2014
About 1,300 students packed the Alex Theatre on Wednesday morning to get a modern-day look at five of Shakespeare's classic plays, including scenes featuring sword fights, young lovers and tragic death - as well as an opening set to a chart-topping music hit by Pitbull and Ke$ha. “Shakespearience,” a production by Theatrical Education Group, has performed for about 70,000 students during the last 16 years in Glendale. PHOTOS: Students get a Shakespearience at the Alex Theatre “They come year after year after year,” said director Justin Eick of the many schools that have annually brought students to the production, which aims to introduce students to the Bard.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 24, 2013
Glendale is set to spend $3.1 million to reduce how long electricity outages last, following a unanimous City Council vote approving a contract with a utility integration company Tuesday night. The expenditure is set to cover one of the final projects related to Glendale Water & Power's roughly $70-million modernization project, which included replacing analog meters with digital ones and a first-of-its-kind $20-million grant from federal stimulus funding earmarked for smart grid improvements in 2009.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 21, 2013
Glendale is set to spend $3.1 million in order to reduce how long electricity outages last, following a unanimous City Council vote approving a contract with a utility integration company Tuesday night. The expenditure is set to cover one of the final projects related to Glendale Water & Power's roughly $70 million modernization project, which included replacing analog meters with digital ones and a first of its kind $20 million grant from federal stimulus funding earmarked for smart grid improvements in 2009.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lynne Heffley | November 12, 2013
“Twelve Angry Men,” the classic jury-room drama by Reginald Rose, has undergone numerous incarnations. The 1957 film, based on Rose's original teleplay, starred Henry Fonda as one of the 12 white, male jurors determining the fate of a teenager from the slums who is accused of his father's murder. During deliberation, tempers flare and ugly prejudices against “those people” surface. It was a cable TV movie in the 1990s, fodder for stagings from the 1950s on, and made it to Broadway in 2004, courtesy of the award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company production.
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By Lisa Dupuy | October 28, 2013
Fat Dog, the Montrose gastropub catering to locals, was a good thing. Basin 141, which took over its location, is an even better thing. Brothers Dave and Joe Friedman mixed some mean drinks back when they were bartenders at the prior incarnation. Now they're mixing and managing at the new digs. Basin 141 is a vintage-inspired modern gastropub serving libations and bites that appeal to both the new crop of cocktail scene-sters and the classic Montrose regulars. The brothers Friedman updated the interior just enough to make it their own but not so much to alienate Fat Dog or (earlier still)
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 19, 2013
One of Glendale's original shopping attractions rolls out its fresh digs Friday, as high-end retailer Nordstrom unveils its new location in the Americana at Brand . At 10 a.m. the store will open its doors after about 15 months of construction, welcoming customers to the three-story location. The new Nordstrom is replacing the company's store in the Glendale Galleria II, which closed on Wednesday after 30 years in business. ___ FOR THE RECORD:  A story that appeared on A1 on Sept.
NEWS
December 15, 2012
The way that Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and the cabalists of the San Gabriel Valley cities treated Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian over his Metropolitan Transportation Authority board appointment because he opposes the 710 Freeway tunnel project is symptomatic of a dangerous trend in our political culture. We are seeing this kind of political thuggery in the name of righteousness in Washington, in Sacramento and in Los Angeles, where widely respected former Mayor Richard Riordan recently was humiliated publicly by the pipsqueak City Council President Herb Wesson for having the temerity to suggest real pension reform is needed to avoid bankruptcy.
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