March 22, 2011
[Updated 6:53 a.m.: Police say the woman who jumped from five-story parking structure died from her injuries overnight in the hospital.] A woman who jumped off the five-story parking garage for Nordstrom on Central Avenue Tuesday afternoon was in “grave condition” as of Monday evening, police said. The woman, who police did not identify, fell 52 feet to a concrete sidewalk. Witnesses reported seeing her jump from the structure just south of Broadway at about 3:51 p.m. Northbound Central Avenue remained closed Monday afternoon as Glendale police investigated the incident.
October 15, 2010
DOWNTOWN GLENDALE — An 83-year-old Glendale man remains hospitalized after driving his 2003 Land Rover off the second story of a multi-story parking garage last week. Rafik Sarookhanian was pulling into a spot in a parking structure for the Park Towers condominium building at 345 Pioneer Drive, where he lives, when he accelerated instead of stepping on the brake, police said. Sarookhanian struck the metal guard rails and a cement structure before his SUV landed on its roof on Pioneer Drive.
October 8, 2010
DOWNTOWN GLENDALE — An 83-year-old Glendale man is in the hospital with minor injuries after he drove his 2003 land rover off of the second story of a multi-story parking garage, police said. The accident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. Friday at the parking structure for Park Towers, a residential building at 345 Pioneer Drive, located between Central and Columbus avenues close to the Ventura (134) freeway, police said. The man, a resident of the Park Towers complex, drove off of the second story of the parking structure, breaking the metal guard rails and part of the cement structure before his car flipped and landed upside down on Pioneer Drive.
November 20, 2009
DOWNTOWN ? The Americana at Brand this week retreated on its free weekday parking offer, reinstituting daily fees ahead of its evening Christmas tree lighting event and kickoff to the holiday shopping season. The shopping center will offer free parking with validation for Americana shoppers, but decided to revert to its original payment structure to prevent any overcrowding of its parking structures, said Jennifer Gordon, vice president of Caruso Affiliated, which owns the mixed-use behemoth.
November 19, 2009
DOWNTOWN — The Americana at Brand this week retreated on its free weekday parking offer, reinstituting daily fees ahead of its evening Christmas tree lighting event and kickoff to the holiday shopping season. The shopping center will offer free parking with validation for Americana shoppers, but decided to revert to its original payment structure to prevent any overcrowding of its parking structures, said Jennifer Gordon, vice president of Caruso Affiliated, which owns the mixed-use behemoth.
November 11, 2009
As the first lay president of Mount St. Mary?s College, Jacqueline Powers Doud promotes the idea that everyone has the ability to receive an excellent education if they want it badly enough. She thinks even those individuals with low income can come up with different ways to pay for college if they do their research and apply for scholarships. Once students get to Mount St. Mary?s, she wants the college to provide them with the best education possible, she said. ?I?ve been in the education field my whole life,?
September 13, 2009
GLENDALE — Amid concerns a Glendale Unified School District purchase of three apartment buildings for $2.3 million was too pricey at a time of major funding cuts, officials said this week the money came from a rare state reimbursement for the troubled construction project at Crescenta Valley High School. Three weeks ago, the California State Board of Allocations voted to finalize a $3.9-million reimbursement to the school district for money it spent on renovations and new construction at Crescenta Valley High.
June 4, 2009
College needs to sort its parking out “What do you mean ‘No college parking’? But I have a permit.” This is the reaction of many students when they enter the parking structure at Glendale Community College. You would think that buying a $60 parking permit each semester would save someone the time of trying to find parking. Yet, even with the permit, it is very difficult to find parking at the college. As a result, students are late to class, because they have to park their car far away.
May 1, 2009
You may have heard them perform hits like "Fly Me To the Moon" and "Baby It’s Cold Outside" during Memorial Park’s Music in the Park or at other local venues, such as Friday nights at the Green Hotel in Pasadena. La Cañada resident and saxophone player Dennis Kaye and his band Swing, Inc. have been setting toes a tappin’ and skirts a swirlin’ for the past 10 years, since swing music made a comeback in the 1990s.
March 31, 2009
The following incidents were taken from reports filed at the Glendale Police Station: ? 1100 block of Air Way: Three windows of a Toyota Corolla were reported shattered while the car was parked in a commercial parking lot Saturday. ? Chester Street at Fairmont Avenue: The side passenger window of a Mercedes SLK was reportedly shattered Sunday. Its satellite navigation system was also reported stolen, causing an estimated $1,700 in total damage. ? 100 block of North Maryland Avenue: A 59-year-old Glendale man was arrested Thursday for allegedly scratching the paint job of a Walt Disney Co. van with a key in a parking structure.