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February 18, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- The battle being waged in Glendale over the Oakmont V development is spilling into La Canada Flintridge, with potentially drastic implications. If Oakmont V, a proposed 572-home subdivision in the Verdugo Mountains, is approved by the Glendale City Council, some La Canada Flintridge residents might never have sewers, La Canada Flintridge city officials said. Oakmont V developers and opponents will speak before the La Canada Flintridge City Council at its meeting Tuesday night.
August 29, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- Tonight's hearing on on the revised environmental impact report for the Oakmont View V project will be televised live on Charter Communications Channel 6. Ritch Wells, a spokesman for the city, said the broadcast will mark only the second time since 1995 that a meeting outside of City Hall has been cablecast on the city's channel. The meeting is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. In addition to being cablecast live, the hearing will be replayed at 10 p.m. Saturday, and at 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday.
February 16, 2000
Marc Stirdivant The war of words on Oakmont View V has started to heat up. Facts have been replaced by spin. Objective analysis has given way to personal attacks. It's time to bring facts and objective analysis back into the discussion. The question, in the midst of all this passion, is how. The California Environmental Quality Act provides a large part of the answer. CEQA is the law that requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and, if possible, avoid or reduce them.
January 21, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Some things in the draft environmental impact report of the proposed Oakmont View V project may not be as they seem. The projected effects of the 572-home development on the Glendale Unified School District are based on information from the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school years and the report needs to be updated, Steve Hodgson, assistant superintendent of business services for the district, said Thursday. Information provided by the district in 1997 had the project bringing 181 additional students into city schools.
March 5, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- Like the Planning Commission before it, the City Council will get quite an earful from homeowners, environmentalists and politicians when it meets at 6 tonight to vote on the proposed Oakmont View V development and environmental impact report. City Clerk Doris Twedt said Monday that representatives from more than 100 community groups have indicated they will speak -- most of them against the project. Oakmont View V calls for a 572-lot, single-family housing development on 238 acres in the Verdugo Mountains above Oakmont Country Club.
March 27, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- The developer hoping to build the Oakmont V subdivision has put up $490,000 to revise an environmental impact report on the project. Gregg's Artistic Homes, Inc. paid for the Sacramento firm Jones and Stokes to start fixing another company's widely criticized environmental report on the 572-home subdivision. Lee Gregg, vice president of the company, said the money was paid "under protest" strictly to keep the development process moving.
March 9, 2002
Tim Willert NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Gregg Development recently completed an appraisal of the Oakmont View V property, and is waiting on a separate appraisal from an interested buyer, a Gregg spokesman said Friday. American Land Conservancy has expressed interest in purchasing 238 acres in the Verdugo Mountains, but has yet to make an offer. "We're not negotiating with them or anybody else," spokesman Allen Brandstater said. "We authorized them to do an appraisal."
February 28, 2000
Robert Shaffer Run as pull out box. EDITORS NOTE: This is the first of six stories that will give candidates in the 43rd and 44th Assembly districts and 21st state Senate District a chance to explain their views on locally vital issues. Today, we start with the Republican candidates in the 43rd Assembly District and their views on the proposed 238-acre Oakmont V development. GLENDALE -- If elected to the state Assembly in November, three 43rd District Republican candidates have distinctly different views on how they can help solve the riddle of Oakmont View V. Craig Missakian thinks GOP blood could get all sides, including the developer, to sit once again at the bargaining table.
March 7, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- Nearly 11 hours after sitting down to decide the fate of Oakmont View V, the City Council voted unanimously early Wednesday to deny the proposed hillside subdivision. The move set the stage for yet another court challenge by project developers. "There were just too many negative impacts on the hillside and the environment," Mayor Gus Gomez said in an interview Wednesday. "I think it was the right decision and I don't have any regrets about it."
May 20, 2003
John Gregg must have finally finished counting his $25 million because he is once more writing letters -- ("Is this a property-rights epiphany?" April 30). He says that contrary to my Oakmont V development opposition, my anti-rent control stance tells him that I have experienced an epiphany about government interference in property matters now that it is my "ox being gored." There is no truth to this. John proves again that he is a master of superficiality and obfuscation, and here's why: 1. John's ox was a mere gleam in the eye of the daddy bull.
By Charles Rich, | April 14, 2014
GLENDALE - After a two-year break from competition, Vincent Lam came back this season refreshed with an eye on trying to help the Glendale Community College men's golf team return to the playoffs. Lam returned to the field and found the program's landscape had changed dramatically. He was joined by a new cast of teammates, along with a new coach in Todd Tyni. Lam welcomed the challenge of coming back to Glendale after being a member of the 2011 squad that reached the state tournament.
By Ruth Sowby | March 12, 2014
The ladies of the Oakmont League decided to have fun at their recent dinner meeting. The venue, the Beckham Grill in Pasadena, was only a hop, skip and a jump from Glendale. The group is commemorating 75 years of service in Glendale and the surrounding communities. Each event seems more celebratory than the last one. This one was strictly entertainment. In her encore appearance, former "Harlettes" star, Frannie McCartney strutted and pranced her way through several musical numbers.
By Ruth Sowby | February 4, 2014
This year, the Oakmont League of Glendale celebrates 75 years of service to the community. The first event in the group's Diamond Jubilee year was a recent dinner meeting at the Oakmont Country Club. These gals can never be accused of inviting staid guest speakers. Quite the opposite. Some 60 members and guests gave their full attention to the sometimes controversial, always colorful, criminal defense lawyer Mark Geragos . Geragos is known for defending such well-known clients as superstar Michael Jackson, actress Winona Ryder and politician Gary Condit.
By Ruth Sowby | December 17, 2013
Advances in low-vision aids are thinning the ranks in a good way at the Foothill Service Club for the Blind. At least that's the opinion of the Oakmont League's Donna Sauer, who put together this year's Luncheon for the Blind at the service club. About 50 blind and limited-vision guests joined a couple dozen league members for a turkey luncheon party last Wednesday. The lunch, cooked in part by league members, was enjoyed by slightly fewer people than in past years. But that didn't stop the fun. The Charismatics from Crescenta Valley High School provided the holiday cheer.
By Ruth Sowby | July 31, 2013
The Oakmont League of Glendale is celebrating its 75th anniversary. To that end, each event it holds seems more sumptuous than the one before. The league's annual summer party, held in the Glendale backyard of Chloe and Lee Ross on Friday, didn't disappoint. About 100 party-goers dined on a buffet dinner from stations representing various countries, adhering to the party theme, "It's a Small World. " At $55 a person, plates could be piled high with food from France, Italy and Mexico.
By Charles Rich, | July 29, 2013
GLENDALE - Chris Russo wasn't aware the Glendale City Golf Championship existed and had made just one prior appearance to Oakmont Country Club to watch a friend take part in a United States Open men's qualifying round. After a former teammate on the Cal State Northridge men's golf team called to inform Russo about the event nearly a month ago, Russo was persuaded to participate in the championship. PHOTOS: Glendale Golf Championship That decision proved a wise choice for the Thousand Oaks resident.
By Charles Rich, | July 27, 2013
GLENDALE - After attacking the links at School Canyon Golf Course for the qualifying round of the second annual Glendale City Golf Championship , qualifiers will shift across town to scenic Oakmont Country Club with plenty at stake. Forty players will venture to the championship course in quest of winning their respective flights during the event's championship round at noon Monday. How the par-71 course holds up for each participant in the 18-hole round remains to be seen.
From Staff Reports | June 26, 2013
Pasadena resident Blake Meek and Crescenta Valley High's Cody Renfro enjoyed strong outings Tuesday afternoon at Oakmont Country Club. The duo finished first and second, respectively, at the Trusted Choice Big ā€œIā€ Junior Golf Regional Championships and earned a berth to an upcoming state tournament. Meek, a graduate of Loyola High, shot a seven-over-par 78 in windy conditions to win the title and just outlast Renfro. The 16-year-old Renfro carded a 79 in taking the silver.
By Katherine Yamada and By Katherine Yamada | April 10, 2013
Pat Mann was a loyal friend to many Glendale organizations. During the 1940s, she brought two groups together in a relationship that continues to this day. One group was the Foothill Club for the Blind, established in 1939 with support from the Glendale Lions Club. Its membership increased so rapidly that it outgrew three locations and the leadership began seeking a permanent home. By this time the local Lions had realized they couldn't support the very popular club alone. Fortunately, Lions clubs from Eagle Rock, Burbank and Griffith Park all became involved, as noted in a 1945 Glendale News-Press article.
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