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April 11, 2011
Gadflies are gripers who cry at most meetings because it’s their legal right. Most gadflies, although annoying, are harmless. At times, councilmen and women swat them and attack them on their face; but at others, they buckle and attack the face that speaks. Sadly, in our Jewel City, this breed of council member exists. Public office is no place for the thin-skinned. The United States Supreme Court expressed “profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust and wide open, and that such debate may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasant sharp attacks on government and public officials” (Pittsburg Unified School District v. California School Employees Assn.)
NEWS
October 9, 2013
All northbound lanesof the 5 Freeway north of Burbank were closed Wednesday afternoon after flooding sent mud and debris across the interstate. Flooding also closed all but  one southboundlane, backing up traffic into Sun Valley, according to the Los Angeles Times . The California Highway Patrol closed the northbound lanes about 2:30 p.m. as authorities diverted traffic at Glenoaks Boulevard. Several southbound lanes were also closed at Roscoe Boulevard, according to the CHP, which requested bulldozers and other equipment from Caltrans to clear the roadway.
NEWS
January 11, 2005
Robert Chacon The latest rainstorm to batter the Los Angeles area unleashed the type of damage foothill residents have feared since storms began their assault more than two weeks ago. Mudslides, road washouts, flooding and damaged property are just some of the casualties of the weekend storms that forecasters expect will continue through Wednesday. In La Crescenta, a 90-foot-long retaining wall that holds up a small hill next to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station collapsed at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, sending a large boulder and tons of concrete into a parking lot. "It sounded like mortars going off when it came down," Deputy Randall Forney said.
LOCAL
By Megan O’Neil | November 16, 2009
LA CAÑADA — A brief but intense rainstorm late Thursday night sent mud and rocks into the streets of several hillside neighborhoods, damaging cars and flooding half a dozen homes. The storm dropped 1 to 2 inches of rain in less than 20 minutes, fire officials said, enough to loosen the fire-damaged slopes above La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge. About 11 p.m., mud began pouring over cement barriers installed last month by Los Angeles County Public Works crews, filling some streets and seeping into yards and homes.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells and Christopher Cadelago | February 9, 2010
Authorities warned hundreds of evacuated residents Tuesday evening that it could be a while before they’d be allowed to return, as emergency crews continued to assess the latest round of damage to water-logged hillsides. With many catch basins still full from a powerful storm this past weekend, mud and debris battered the northern neighborhoods of La Cañada Flintridge on Tuesday. Mud and sand piled up against the backsides of some homes just a few feet from their roof lines.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | January 19, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Crews worked quickly Tuesday afternoon to stack a labyrinth of sandbags around Steve Voleti’s home, blanketed in mud the day before. Nearly 300 bags made up the maze, which crews carefully formed into walls in Voleti’s backyard during the heavy downpour . The crew rushed to finish the job on Quail Canyon Road as powerful thunderstorms rumbled above. “This was totally unexpected,” Voleti said, referring to the mounds of mud and rocks from nearby Deukmejian Park that sild into his backyard and his pool.
FEATURES
May 22, 2010
Ron Banes lives on the eastern edge of Glendale where it meets Eagle Rock. ?During the flood of 1939, a lot of dirt came down from behind Forest Lawn,? he said. ?It flowed down onto Verdugo Road. The city hauled the mud into the box canyon; some of the mud then ran into our back yard and my Dad had to shovel it out.? During the war, many, including his father, fenced in plots down in that box canyon and planted Victory Gardens. His father raised squash, beans, peas, carrots, radishes, turnips, rhubarb, strawberries and tomatoes.
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By Melissa Pamer, KTLA and By Melissa Pamer, KTLA | March 31, 2014
A cold storm front coming from the Gulf of Alaska was expected to deliver rain and lower temperatures to Southern California beginning Monday , prompting preparation for possible mud flows in areas scarred by recent wildfires, according to KTLA. The first wave of light-to-moderate rains was expected to arrive late Monday afternoon, bringing several hours of rain, according to the National Weather Service. More showers could come Tuesday night into Wednesday. Heavy downpours could bring mud and debris flows in Azusa and Glendora, which are recovering from the nearly 2,000-acre Colby Fire.
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NEWS
October 9, 2013
All northbound lanesof the 5 Freeway north of Burbank were closed Wednesday afternoon after flooding sent mud and debris across the interstate. Flooding also closed all but  one southboundlane, backing up traffic into Sun Valley, according to the Los Angeles Times . The California Highway Patrol closed the northbound lanes about 2:30 p.m. as authorities diverted traffic at Glenoaks Boulevard. Several southbound lanes were also closed at Roscoe Boulevard, according to the CHP, which requested bulldozers and other equipment from Caltrans to clear the roadway.
NEWS
By Dan Evans, dan.evans@latimes.com | March 9, 2013
For about 15 hours this week, I've been sitting in Vrej Agajanian's AABC TV studio, serially interviewing each of the candidates for Glendale's City Council, School Board and City Clerk. For those of you keeping score at home, there are 12 candidates for council, seven for school board and two for clerk. There is a fourth office on the ballot, City Treasurer, but Rafi Manoukian, a current councilman, is running unopposed. Still, that's a total of 21 people for the three contested races.
ENTERTAINMENT
By A. More | August 11, 2011
“You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.” - John Updike At the West Coast Mud Slingers exhibition at the Brand Library Art Galleries, a selection of California-based artists with varied backgrounds and styles bring to life their intimate yet vastly diverse relationship with ceramics. The title of the exhibition, which is curated by Ricky Maldonado, borrows its name from ceramics lingo; a “mud slinger” is someone who crafts pottery or uses a potters wheel.
NEWS
April 11, 2011
Gadflies are gripers who cry at most meetings because it’s their legal right. Most gadflies, although annoying, are harmless. At times, councilmen and women swat them and attack them on their face; but at others, they buckle and attack the face that speaks. Sadly, in our Jewel City, this breed of council member exists. Public office is no place for the thin-skinned. The United States Supreme Court expressed “profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust and wide open, and that such debate may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasant sharp attacks on government and public officials” (Pittsburg Unified School District v. California School Employees Assn.)
NEWS
March 22, 2011
Local mountains could see snow levels drop to 3,500 feet as a new colder storm front moves in today. Rainfall totals should average approximately 1 inch, but could be higher in some areas. This new weather system is not expected to be as strong as the weekend storm that the pummeled the area, causing street flooding and toppling trees, according to the National Weather Service. Still, up to 8 inches of snow could fall on local mountains, with the potential for more when a second storm front moves in late Thursday, according to the weather agency.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 22, 2010
GLENDALE — Other than a small backyard landslide, street flooding and fallen branches, Glendale fared relatively well compared to other Southland cities that were pummeled by a fierce storm on Wednesday. The overnight rainstorm caused a tree to lean on a home's roof on the 400 block of Spencer Street, officials said. A rock also crushed through a home's wall on the 1500 block of Melwood Drive. No one was injured. Glendale fire crews also assisted in a morning search of the Los Angeles River after receiving several reports that a man had possibly fallen in the quick-moving water at Studio City and needed to be rescued, officials said.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | November 19, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Los Angeles County officials this week warned foothill residents to stay vigilant against possible debris flows despite forecasts of a drier winter. Representatives from Los Angeles County public works, sheriff's and fire departments addressed the Crescenta Valley Town Council on Thursday night to brief residents on preparations for the coming rainy season. While weather agencies have forecast a drier "La Niña" winter rain season, officials still urged residents to lay sandbags and take other precautions to protect their homes from mud and debris.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | August 3, 2010
CITY HALL — Officials on Monday announced the upcoming auction of one of five homes acquired by the city as a result of a $12-million settlement to homeowners whose properties were damaged in a January 2005 mudslide. The mudslide Jan. 10, 2005, in the 1600 block of Gladys Drive came down onto Glenmore Boulevard during heavy rains, causing severe damage to several properties and forcing several residents to evacuate. Nine residents filed lawsuits against the city, claiming shoddy construction of storm gutters with inadequate capacity to handle the rains.
FEATURES
May 22, 2010
Ron Banes lives on the eastern edge of Glendale where it meets Eagle Rock. ?During the flood of 1939, a lot of dirt came down from behind Forest Lawn,? he said. ?It flowed down onto Verdugo Road. The city hauled the mud into the box canyon; some of the mud then ran into our back yard and my Dad had to shovel it out.? During the war, many, including his father, fenced in plots down in that box canyon and planted Victory Gardens. His father raised squash, beans, peas, carrots, radishes, turnips, rhubarb, strawberries and tomatoes.
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