May 11, 2013
In one year, Kirsten Vose went from a contender to a favorite. The Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimmer didn't take to the role in the beginning of the CIF Southern Section Division I finals at Riverside City College Saturday, but she redeemed herself in her meet finale. PHOTOS: CIF Southern Section Division I swimming finals Behind Vose capturing her first CIF title in the 100-yard breaststroke and three inspired performances from Kate Herrill - one of which won the Tologs a 200-medley relay crown - the Tologs secured a seventh-place finish with 152 points.
February 4, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) joined California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer in introducing legislation on Monday to try and provide Los Angeles County residents a respite from helicopter noise. The Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act would require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish regulations on flight paths and minimum altitudes for helicopter flights in the county, Schiff said. “Residents living in Glendale, Pasadena, the Valley, the Hollywood Hills, West Hollywood and other areas are especially affected by intrusive, disruptive and often non-emergency related helicopter traffic above their neighborhoods,” Schiff said in a statement.
January 2, 2013
One of the three local high school girls' basketball team in the Pacific League qualified for the playoffs last season. Crescenta Valley reached the postseason, while Glendale and Hoover didn't make the cut. While they share the common goal of trying to reach the playoffs this season, their body of work in league will likely be the deciding factor in determining their fate. With Glendale featuring eight seniors, the Nitros (7-4) figure to be in contention for the league championship, which Muir won last season.
August 17, 2012
Some readers may recall that in my July column, I spoke about our move from just south of the Bob Hope Airport to the Glendale Rancho. My search for an affordable horse property (an oxymoron akin to jumbo shrimp), took five years. On the day I first saw our future home, I was instantly transported to a state of rapture. The house was pink, or peach, or some such lovely color, and featured a white picket fence covered with flowering morning glory. The house where I grew up in Wisconsin had a fence covered with flowering morning glory in the exact same color.
July 20, 2012
My neighbors and I just went through a three-week ordeal of our absentee “neighbor from hell” using her empty house for out-of-town guests, and a day care center with a pool, three barking dogs, and three rowdy children that belonged to another out-of-town guest. The noise began at about 8 a.m. and continued until 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., almost every day. There were parties, scream-fests, crying - all outdoors for all of us to endure. The icing on our cake was when we found about seven four-inch round rocks that had been thrown into our yard.
July 18, 2012
I live near the intersection of Royal Boulevard and Mountain Street. Several times a week at 4:30 a.m., somewhere nearby a truck backs up repeatedly, with the corresponding beeping back-up warning. The acoustics of the canyon make it seem extremely loud and also make it very difficult to figure out where the beeping is coming from - my best guesses are the Civic Auditorium or Glendale Community College. Does anyone have any idea where this could be coming from? I'm sick of being awakened at 4:30 and don't want to wear earplugs to bed every night, so even knowing the trucks' schedule would be helpful.
July 5, 2012
Good morning readers. As you recover from the rare mid-week holiday, feast your tired eyes on these news bits from around the San Fernando Valley: Officals are saying a man attempted to kill himself in the Horse Flats Campground area Wednesday. The campground is in the Angeles National Forest, about 30 miles from La Cañada. La Cañada Patch Burbank police nabbed a man they say was driving a purloined Bentley. The suspect, oddly adorned in a motorcycle helmet and American-flag themed pants, was taken into custody after a brief chase.
January 27, 2012
State Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) introduced a resolution last week urging the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that would reduce helicopter noise over L.A. County neighborhoods. The Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act, introduced in the U.S. House by Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village), would require the Federal Aviation Administration to issue regulations relating to helicopter flight paths and altitudes. Sen. Dianne Feinstein sponsored similar legislation regarding helicopter noise, which is now tied to the noise relief act. “For far too long, residential neighborhoods have had to deal with increasing noise and other burdens from helicopters,” Feuer said in a statement.
September 28, 2011
Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) is calling on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee to convene a panel on low-flying helicopters above residential areas in Los Angeles County. In his letter to the committee's leadership, Berman said lax federal regulations have allowed helicopters "to operate with impunity over residential areas of Los Angeles, with no regard to their impact over my constituents' safety or quality of life. " Berman introduced legislation in July that would require the Federal Aviation Administration to more strictly regulate flight paths and minimum altitudes for helicopters in certain areas in response to complaints from residents, especially in the San Fernando Valley, who say the noise from the choppers has gotten worse.