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September 23, 2011
A proposed Starbucks in Montrose is getting mixed reviews from local business owners who say the corporate chain may not mesh with the independent image of the district (“Proposed Starbucks stirs up Montrose,” Sept. 9)? Did anyone not notice there was a Coffee Bean and Quiznos across the street in the picture that accompanied this story? The Coffee Bean has more than 750 locations in 22 countries and generates millions a year in revenue. Same for Quiznos, except they have thousands of locations.
NEWS
July 18, 2012
I have lived and worked in Glendale since 1969. Over the years, my wife and I have enjoyed shopping and dining in Montrose. We have noted in the last few years that parking in the afternoon and evening has become more difficult. On a recent evening, we went to Montrose for dinner and noticed construction at the corner of Honolulu and Oceanview. We were surprised to discover that a Starbuck's was coming to Montrose. We were even more amazed that the city of Glendale had issued an exemption to Starbuck's for the normal required parking.
NEWS
August 21, 2012
A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday night after residents saw him spray-painting his moniker in huge letters on a wall in Montrose, police said. Richard Cordova was taken into custody about 11:35 p.m. on Honolulu Avenue and Wickham Way after police spotted him trying to flee the scene, Glendale Police Officer Matt Zakarian said. He allegedly spray-painted his moniker in nearly 5-foot-tall by 4-foot-wide letters. The tagging was not gang-affiliated, but detectives were still investigating the incident, Zakarian added.
NEWS
August 20, 2013
Thieves caused roughly $1,650 in damage Saturday while burglarizing a flower shop in Montrose, police said. At about 9 a.m., owners of the Glendale Flower and Gift Shop in the 3400 block of Ocean View Boulevard discovered the front glass door was smashed and $25 had been stolen from the cash register, according to Glendale police. The cash register had been forced open and the store's electricity turned off, police said. No one has been arrested in connection to the burglary.
NEWS
June 21, 2012
Thank you, Councilman Ara Najarian. I was encouraged to read that perhaps one council member is coming to realize that a big part of being a representative of the people is knowing when to “really” listen to those in the community (“Road diet feeds ire,” June 19). We are adults and we love our Montrose. We know what we want to lose and what we will fight to keep. Sometimes, stepping back and taking another look is very important. The people of Glendale are not children and they do not like being treated as such.
NEWS
October 12, 2011
For the past couple of months, there has been a great deal of discussion about having a Starbucks coffeehouse open near another franchise coffeehouse, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, in Montrose. (“Starbucks tries to woo business owners, Oct. 7). Montrose residents and merchants are proud that Honolulu Avenue is the home of many mom-and-pop stores. With the possible inclusion of Starbucks on Honolulu, I would like to ask the “locals” if they truly believe in the free marketplace and competition.
NEWS
February 22, 2012
I read with much interest the letter from William Brown on Feb. 10 titled “ 'Road diet' plan a recipe for disaster ” and wish to comment regarding the proposed “road diet” through Montrose. I, too, agree that this ill-conceived plan is a disaster looking for a happening. Many of us local residents use Honolulu Avenue on a daily basis for our east-west commute. There are no alternate routes, other than Foothill Boulevard, which is teeming with commuters, kids and local shoppers.
NEWS
January 28, 2011
A "person of interest" has been identified in connection with an Orchard Supply Hardware burglary and police pursuit that ended in a Montrose neighborhood on Monday, putting 34 homes under lockdown for three hours for a search that eventually turned up empty. The California Highway Patrol has identified Lang Patrick Martinez, 37, of Simi Valley, as a person of interest in the burglary and ensuing pursuit, which ended when the alleged burglar pulled into a driveway at Sycamore near Cloud, parked and fled on foot.
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By Clifford Robbins | August 17, 2007
As rent prices rise in Montrose, there is debate about what the market can actually endure along Honolulu Avenue. Former shopping park president John Drayman and current president Dale Dawson state that the average retail rent in the City of Glendale is around $2 per square foot. Property owners new to the area, however, have stated that at this price, rents in the shopping park are too low. Commercial property owners that have owned units for many years in the shopping park argue that one has to understand the consumer base when determining what kind of rents are sustainable for Montrose’s mom and pop retail businesses.
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April 30, 2014
The 12th annual Wags 'n Whiskers/Kids 'n Kritters Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday in the 2200 and 2300 blocks of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. There will be a petting zoo featuring an educational hands-on show presented at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. as well as 12:30 p.m. A Wags 'n Whiskers Walk benefiting the Glendale Humane Society will kick off at 10 a.m. from Andersen's Pet Shop, 2218 Honolulu Ave. Registration will be at 9 a.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Montrose Shopping Park Assn.
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By Jo Ann Stupakis and By Jo Ann Stupakis | April 23, 2014
The annual Taste of Montrose, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 4, is a wonderful opportunity to sample the culinary delights offered by an array of participating Montrose restaurants and support an important student program. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit Prom Plus, a post-prom event for Crescenta Valley High School seniors and their guests. Held at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, the event provides a fun yet safe alternative to unchaperoned after-prom parties. Prom Plus will feature a variety of activities including a mock casino, mechanical bull and climbing wall.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 19, 2014
The Flowering Tree, a Montrose fixture for religious books and gifts for nearly 60 years, is facing closure unless a new owner steps into the picture soon. Christine Stafford bought the Honolulu Avenue business in February 1991. Back then, it was a family-run shop since the 1950s called Bellamy's that mainly focused on selling Catholic literature. Shortly after making an abrupt career change from medical radiology, Stafford started stocking more books from other branches of Christianity as well as Judaism and eastern religions.
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By Dan Evans, dan.evans@latimes.com | March 12, 2014
John Drayman , convicted liar and thief, got away with it one more time. The man who should be spending - minimum - a decade in prison for his misdeeds received the sentence of a year in county jail . Worse, he'll likely serve only a fraction of it. And the $305,000 in restitution? Ha. The man is not only morally bankrupt, but almost certainly financially as well. I don't blame Judge Stephen Marcus for accepting the plea. After all, he had previously rejected two offensively light sentences: the first that included no jail time, and a second that involved a paltry 90 days in the gray-bar hotel.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 7, 2014
Members of the Montrose Park Shopping Assn. will get back $50 if they pay their annual assessment on time next year, a gesture that comes on the heels of significantly improved revenue for the business improvement district . The board of directors voted unanimously Thursday that all of the more than 100 member storefronts would be eligible for the rebate if payments are made by a January 2015 deadline. A majority of business owners pay the minimum of $190, while only eight of them, such as major banks, pay more than $3,000, said Dale Dawson, owner of Mountain Rose Gifts and business administrator for the association.
NEWS
February 23, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Sunday Feb. 23, 2014. Here's our roundup of the top headlines in the area: The very unusual English Tudor/French Normany home of Marco Zappia, the late Emmy Award-winning film editor who helped shape scores of television shows, has come on the market in Burbank at $2.199 million One person was taken to the hospital after a two-car collision on Saturday , where one vehicle landed into...
NEWS
February 22, 2014
Montrose will celebrate its 101 st  birthday on Sunday with a Founders Day event. The celebration, hosted by the Montrose Merchants group,  will kick off at 10 a.m. with outdoor dining offered by local restaurants, live music, an expanded children's play area and retail booths in the 2200 block Honoulu. It will be adjacent to the neighborhood's weekly Sunday Harvest Market on the 2300 block. An awards ceremony is scheduled at 2 p.m. at the stage on Ocean View to honor local community members, followed by a cake cutting.
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By Agnessa Kasumyan | February 13, 2014
Though last year saw a number of Honolulu Avenue eateries close their doors, new ones quickly pop up to take their place. One of the newest to debut in the Montrose shopping district is Thee Elbow Room, a petite-sized coffee and lunch spot, replacing the former Java Brew. Soft-spoken and bright-eyed, chief and co-owner Cristal Arguelles moves efficiently through the restaurant, providing a sandwich that made one customer exclaim “home-run” upon the first bite. “I'm very excited to have her here,” said Janelle Williams, a customer and neighbor.
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By Dan Evans, dan.evans@latimes.com | February 12, 2014
On Thursday, readers in La Crescenta and Montrose will see a zoned print edition focused on their neighborhoods. That edition, titled "The News-Press" will be delivered to homes and businesses each week.  It, frankly, has been a long time coming. When we shuttered the Crescenta Valley Sun in 2009, many people in the area expressed dismay and concern. Dismay regarding the loss of a voice that catered to them, and concern that the Glendale News-Press would not be willing or able to provide the same level or depth in its coverage.
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By Nicole Charky, nicole.charky@latimes.com | February 12, 2014
Jerry Hill spent the past 34 years helping total strangers in Angeles National Forest with the people who became his family. The retiring Montrose Search and Rescue Team member, a resident of La Crescenta, just spent his first Saturday in years away from the tough San Gabriel Mountains. “I said on Saturday, 'What am I going to do this weekend? It's kind of like retiring from your family,'” said Hill. Hill started volunteering when he was 27 and has longtime friends from the team.
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