June 22, 2010
A man suffered scrapes and cuts Monday afternoon after his Jeep overturned on the North Glendale Avenue offramp of the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. He was exiting the freeway when he overtook the turn, causing his Jeep Cherokee to overturn, CHP officials said.
November 29, 2003
Robert Chacon Lacking a focal point for their community, Crescenta Valley Town Council members have approved design plans to beautify the unincorporated area's only Foothill (210) Freeway offramp at La Crescenta Avenue. The beautification design includes four crescents made of river stones from the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains, native plants and flowers and a sign displaying the name of the community. The change would replace the stretch of blacktop at the end of the La Crescenta Avenue offramp.
September 1, 2009
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — A law enforcement officer shot a man shortly before noon Tuesday on the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway Pacific Avenue offramp, Glendale police said. The man was transported to County-USC Medical Center, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The condition of the man, who Lorenz did not identify, was not yet known. He was shot in the upper body during a struggle with an officer with a law enforcement agency that Lorenz did not identify because the investigation was too nascent, although he said it was not Glendale Police.
October 24, 2009
CITY HALL — The massive $44-million Fairmont Avenue flyover bridge project will now likely include a widening of the Central Avenue offramp for the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway, following months of negotiations between city and state officials. The Central Avenue project had been tossed due to cost concerns, but after it became apparent that the bridge would come in under budget by about $3 million, city officials began negotiating with the California Department of Transportation on how to spend the difference.
September 2, 2009
GLENDALE — A state parole officer shot a parolee Tuesday near the eastbound Pacific Avenue offramp for the Ventura (134) Freeway, closing the ramp to traffic well into the afternoon, police said. The man, who authorities did not identify, was transported to County-USC Medical Center, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The condition of the man was not available as of Tuesday evening. Lorenz said the man was shot in the upper body during a struggle with the state parole officer.
June 15, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Without committing any city funds, Glendale officials have promised Fern Lane residents to work toward getting a freeway offramp at the Glendale Sports Complex. The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to meet with Caltrans and state representatives to get support for funding and constructing an onramp and offramp at the athletic complex. Since the park opened in June 1999, residents have been upset about the additional traffic on their street and want a freeway ramp to divert it. Residents want the ramp as long as Fern Lane is closed to traffic from the freeway and sports park.
December 26, 2000
Everybody wants traffic to keep moving, but nobody wants it moving through their backyard. After realizing that Glendale's longtime plans for putting an offramp near the planned Disney project were going ahead, neighbors stepped forward to complain. Too late. There are a few issues at play. Namely, the plan has been well publicized and is simply what needs to be done to handle the expected increase in traffic. The planned Flower Street offramp from the Ventura (134)
August 8, 2000
It is a disgust that I exit the Brand offramp of the Ventura (134) Freeway each afternoon around 4:30 p.m. to find the city sprinklers shooting water sporadically, causing a major safety hazard. Glendale must use better oversight in its management of the watering of public greenery. Each evening, as commuters scurry to get in and out of the city, the onramp and offramp sprinklers are in full operation. The sprinklers are not operating efficiently as it seems most of the water is shooting into the street, striking cars and pedestrians.
November 19, 2003
A broken water main is expected to keep the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Chevy Chase Drive closed for several days after resulting in a 7-foot deep, 20-by-20-foot sinkhole. The main burst about 6 p.m. Monday, causing underground flooding, Glendale Police spokeswoman Officer Leticia Chang said. The intersection of Glenoaks and Chevy Chase and blocks leading to the intersection were closed to traffic Tuesday, she said. The damage was so extensive that it caused flooding on the Holly Drive offramp from the Glendale (2)