June 10, 2010
GLENDALE — Kendra Owen was shopping at the Glendale Galleria on Wednesday when Alana Gregos, the assistant manager of the LUSH cosmetics store, briefed her on North America's dependence on fossil fuel. Gregos was one of the more than half-dozen LUSH employees who wore T-shirts, posters and black plastic oil barrels to raise awareness of the Canadian tar sands, an oil operation in Alberta that opponents say wastes energy and produces toxic runoff to neighboring indigenous people and wildlife.
July 23, 2001
There is much national controversy over balancing environmental preservation with the need to increase our production of energy from domestic sources. However, letters like Frank Drewe's "Open up Alaskan wilderness" (Community Forum, June 26) do nothing to bring rational comment to this important issue. He claims that by drilling for oil in the "Alaskan Wildlife Preserve" (I presume he is referring to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), "we would never have to buy any oil from Saudi Arabia."
October 18, 2008
Fire staff is in no need of cuts Regarding “Fire Department critic is accurate,” Mailbag, Oct. 10: Wow! Here we go again. After living in the awesome city of Glendale for more than 30 years, I find the discussion of reducing fire staff, funding, etc., to be utterly ridiculous. A three-man crew instead of four? Why? Because a former police officer or other political activists feel it’s a waste of money and resources? Have any of these individuals faced the complexities of firefighting or an actual fire that needs to be knocked down to save houses and lives?
April 3, 2004
JERRY LANE Does it strike you as strange that something we see and use every day is a subject to be discussed almost every night on the news? I'm referring to announcements like "gasoline prices are going up, folks," and "gasoline prices are at an all-time high" and (once in a great while) "gasoline prices have dropped 3 cents a gallon this week." Hardly a night goes by without some comment. Some newscasters conduct interviews with drivers who are filling their tanks with that precious fluid as they talk.
October 14, 2004
It is crucial that we get this current administration out of office! I've seen this nation get divided by this administration and I can't even fathom why we would want to elect them for another four years ... yikes! Why would we want to [subject] ourselves to that type of torture? Because we are scared. We've been scared into thinking that terrorists are going to attack again if we don't have our faithful leader, George W. Bush, by our side when he really hasn't been faithful at all. Just watch "Fahrenheit 9/11" by Michael Moore and you will see what I mean.
January 10, 2009
GLENDALE — Just as motorists were getting used to paying less than $2 at the gas pump, prices have begun creeping up. The price of regular gas has increased a penny per day since last week and, in some areas of Glendale and Burbank, gas prices have hit the $2 mark, said Marie Montgomery, an Automobile Club of Southern California spokeswoman. Gas prices in Glendale and Burbank ranged from $1.84 to $2 Thursday and are likely to go up, she said. The average price of regular gas throughout the state is $1.93, which is up from $1.79 last month, she said.
January 8, 2005
Joyce Rudolph For Rowena Dohnel, painting is like going on a vacation. "Nothing else matters," she said. "You are just painting and having a great time." The Glendale artist is a two-year member of the Glendale Art Assn., and was named the group's Artist of the Year in December. "I was totally shocked," she said. "I was just really overwhelmed -- and very honored." Association members compete in a mini art show during each monthly meeting at the First German United Methodist Church in Glendale.
February 23, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- On the crowded shelves of his cluttered office sits a collection of dusty, red toy Texaco tanker trucks. A large cardboard box on the floor holds several Texaco model plains. At home, he has everything from an old Texaco cap to a 14-foot-tall gas pump, which he bought for $500 at a swap meet and later restored. Tony Wade is a Texaco man. The white Texaco star has been a big part of Wade's life since the days he and his buddies used to work on their cars at a Silver Lake Texaco station while still in high school.
October 1, 2007
I prefer to write about things happening in our town or of things that will affect our town, but sometimes I have to dabble into a more global forum. And this week was rich in material. Let’s start with an overview of that bastion of truth and honesty, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and his presentation at Columbia University. The event at Columbia got off to a roaring start when the university president, Lee C. Bollinger, was caustic in his introduction of Ahmadinejad.
May 30, 2001
The Crescenta Valley Water District May 22 decided to raise rates to its 31,000 customers as a consequence of the higher price the district is being charged for the power needed to deliver the water. That the rates are going up is just one sign California's power crisis isn't leaving our area untouched. After weighing several options, the district board of directors voted to add $2 per month to customers' monthly meter charge, for a total of $8. It also voted to raise water usage rates 15 cents for every 1,000 gallons of water used, from $2.55 per 1,000 gallons to $2.70.