September 25, 2001
Amber Willard SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- Glendale Fire officials were still working Monday to count the donations they received Saturday at a benefit breakfast and in the following days. By Monday afternoon, they had reached $61,600. The donations were for a fund to aid the families of New York firefighters killed Sept. 11 when the World Trade Center towers collapsed. Donations kept coming in Sunday and Monday, so the total kept rising, officials said.
January 30, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Wednesday is the worst day of the week to be on Glendale streets, in terms of the likelihood you'll be in an accident, a new police report shows. The department recently released its traffic statistics for 2000, which shows little change from previous years. The worst intersection is still Brand Boulevard at the Ventura (134) Freeway, with 32 collisions -- the same number as 1998 and two more than 1999. Speeding is still the most violated traffic law, with driving too fast contributing to more than 500 collisions each of the last three years, statistics show.
August 28, 2002
Gary Moskowitz Glendale students who took the Scholastic Assessment Test scored better overall as a district this year, but results vary when compared to state and national averages, reports show. About half the district scores in math and verbal portions of the college entrance exam were above state and national averages, and the other half fell below. The number of students who took the test has dropped since last year. In fall 2001, 1,008 Glendale seniors took the SAT and 1,068 took the exam in 2000.
February 26, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- As the school board discusses the future of Foothill Intermediate School tonight, Asst. Supt. of Business Services John Kramar stands behind his numbers. Kramar estimated it would cost taxpayers between $350 and $650 per year in taxes to support a bond and parcel tax to reopen the school. The lower number would support an $18-million bond and $250 parcel tax, the higher number a $24 million bond and $250 parcel tax, Kramar said.
September 3, 2005
Enrollment fell by 23 students in the La Canada Unified School District this school year, with the biggest dips at the elementary school level, officials said Friday. Not counting six pending applications for enrollment, the number of students enrolled in the La Canada Unified School District as of Monday -- the first day of school -- was 4,269; last year's beginning enrollment was 4,298 students, Supt. Jim Stratton said. This year, 1,973 students enrolled in the district's elementary schools, compared with 2,005 enrolled in 2004-05.
September 23, 2004
Charles Rich It's the points that count: First-year Hoover High girls' volleyball Coach Christian Hoang needed to be reminded about the magic number shortly after the Tornadoes clinched a come-from-behind nonleague victory against visiting Burbank on Tuesday. Trailing in games, 2-0, Hoover (1-2) needed 65 points to earn the win. Hoang, who replaced Deb Cohen, sighed. "Sixty-five points?," Hoang said. "You can't look at it that way because you have to win that first game.
March 9, 2007
The county is joining a number of local cities in challenging housing growth projections contained in the latest Regional Housing Needs Assessment plan prepared by the Southern California Association of Governments. The RHNA figures are intended to guide cities and counties in developing housing needs, and are subject to enforcement by the state. The county challenge is against a projected growth of 57,502 dwelling units in the unincorporated areas over the next eight years.
April 10, 2010
The number of passengers using Bob Hope Airport dropped in February, erasing the slight increase in January that officials had hoped would end a yearlong decline, according to figures released this week. Continued consumer uncertainty and a winter storm on the East Coast that canceled flights likely contributed to the decline, said Victor Gill, a spokesman for the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. “You’re still seeing a continuation of the well-known economic hard times,” Gill said.
July 4, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- The economic boom apparently isn't reaching everyone in the community. After falling in 1998 and 1999, the homeless population in Glendale is starting to rise. Estimates from the Glendale Homeless Coalition put the number of homeless in the city at 447, up 6.5% from 418 a year ago. Glendale had as many as 518 homeless in 1997. The increase has city officials looking for answers and some questioning whether Glendale's homeless programs are attracting indigent people to the community.