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January 18, 2010
The council will review an appeal stemming from a Planning Commission decision upholding the zoning administrator’s decision to deny a setback variance for 1149 Cordova Ave. WHAT TO EXPECT The council will review the appeal, but the appellant, Amak Group Inc., will face a dais that has been wary to overturn decisions from the city’s boards and commissions in recent months.   Utility Center The City Council tonight will consider awarding an estimated $2.3-million contract with George C. Hopkins Construction Co. for the first phase of construction on Glendale Water & Power’s Utility Operations Center project.
NEWS
January 21, 2010
Utility Center The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an estimated $2.3-million contract with George C. Hopkins Construction Co. for the first phase of construction on Glendale Water & Power?s Utility Operations Center project. The council also allocated an additional $356,000 for contingencies. WHAT IT MEANS The project will create a new main entrance for the center to minimize traffic conflicts with adjacent development, including the Walt Disney Co. campus.
NEWS
By Fred Ortega | May 18, 2006
CITY HALL ? The City Council denied an appeal of a proposed 1,800-square-foot hillside home in Chevy Chase Canyon Tuesday, following a passionate and, at times, racially heated discussion. Glendale resident Art Simonian's proposal required a variance because of the lot's sub-standard size ? more than 1,000 square feet less than the minimum 7,500 square feet the city's hillside ordinance required. The Board of Zoning Appeals granted the variance at its Feb. 6 meeting. But the Chevy Chase Estates Homeowners Assn.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | April 9, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — City officials this week said they would appeal a court decision allowing a roughly 120-student private Armenian school to reopen at a Foothill Boulevard storefront. Scholars Academic Foundation was forced to move out of the site at 3800 Foothill Blvd. on Feb. 24 after city code enforcers determined that the school’s operators did not possess the proper permits, and that the building was not adequately retrofitted to accommodate students. But school-owner Anahit Grigoryan sued the city, alleging zoning, fire and other city departments were selectively enforcing laws and violating their right to operate a business.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | July 13, 2007
Verdugo Hills Hospital is planning to file an appeal in a recent jury decision that awarded a child $15 million finding that the hospital and a local pediatrician was negligent in informing and caring for a baby with jaundice. A 9-3 Glendale Superior Court jury verdict of $15 million was awarded July 2 to a local family in support of their claims that Verdugo Hills Hospital and their son's pediatrician did not properly address their newborn's jaundice. The actual costs to pay for extensive medical care over the course of Aidan Ming-Ho Leung's lifetime may be closer to $96 million.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | July 18, 2007
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — The owners of an East Glenoaks Boulevard home, who were denied a zoning variance to operate a business there, say they will file an appeal with the City Council on Friday. Homeowners Minas and Dalida Keuroghlian's final appeal within the city's Planning Department was denied Monday after the Board of Zoning Appeals ruled 3-0 in favor of upholding an earlier determination by the city's zoning administrator that their business violated residential zoning codes.
NEWS
July 26, 2007
NORTHEAST GLENDALE ? The owners of an East Glenoaks Boulevard home, who were denied a zoning variance to operate a business there, say they will file an appeal with the City Council on Friday. Homeowners Minas and Dalida Keuroghlian?s final appeal within the city?s Planning Department was denied Monday after the Board of Zoning Appeals ruled 3-0 in favor of upholding an earlier determination by the city?s zoning administrator that their business violated residential zoning codes.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | March 12, 2009
GLENDALE — The ongoing saga between the city and the owners of a Montrose banquet hall appeared headed back to court Wednesday, a day after the City Council voted to revoke a permit allowing the restaurant to operate with reduced parking. Derek Tabone, an attorney representing the owners of Montrose Collection Restaurant and Banquet Hall at 2833 Honolulu Ave., said Wednesday that he would immediately appeal the decision to force his clients to either procure an additional 24 parking spaces or cut back operations.
NEWS
September 4, 2003
PLANNING COMMISSION APPEAL WHAT HAPPENED The City Council upheld a decision made by the Planning Commission that a playhouse constructed at 4281 Hampstead Road falls under the definition of a structure and is subject to setback regulations. WHAT IT MEANS Bill and Sheila Crabtree, the appellants, must conform the playhouse to setback regulations. VOTE The council voted 5-0 against the appeal. NEW CITY ATTORNEY WHAT HAPPENED In closed session, the City Council named Mark Steres city attorney.
NEWS
June 6, 2005
The following items will be considered at tonight's City Council meeting: PLANNING COMMISSION APPEAL The council will consider an appeal of a Planning Commission decision that limits the height of landscaping at a home on the 4200 block of Shepherds Lane. The restrictions were imposed during the commission's review of a proposed first-floor addition to the property on March 22. The commission approved the 1,300-square-foot addition, but limited the height of landscaping to a maximum 12 to 15 feet in response to a neighbor's complaint.
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By Max Zimbert | April 9, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — City officials this week said they would appeal a court decision allowing a roughly 120-student private Armenian school to reopen at a Foothill Boulevard storefront. Scholars Academic Foundation was forced to move out of the site at 3800 Foothill Blvd. on Feb. 24 after city code enforcers determined that the school’s operators did not possess the proper permits, and that the building was not adequately retrofitted to accommodate students. But school-owner Anahit Grigoryan sued the city, alleging zoning, fire and other city departments were selectively enforcing laws and violating their right to operate a business.
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NEWS
January 21, 2010
Utility Center The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an estimated $2.3-million contract with George C. Hopkins Construction Co. for the first phase of construction on Glendale Water & Power?s Utility Operations Center project. The council also allocated an additional $356,000 for contingencies. WHAT IT MEANS The project will create a new main entrance for the center to minimize traffic conflicts with adjacent development, including the Walt Disney Co. campus.
NEWS
January 18, 2010
The council will review an appeal stemming from a Planning Commission decision upholding the zoning administrator’s decision to deny a setback variance for 1149 Cordova Ave. WHAT TO EXPECT The council will review the appeal, but the appellant, Amak Group Inc., will face a dais that has been wary to overturn decisions from the city’s boards and commissions in recent months.   Utility Center The City Council tonight will consider awarding an estimated $2.3-million contract with George C. Hopkins Construction Co. for the first phase of construction on Glendale Water & Power’s Utility Operations Center project.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | March 12, 2009
GLENDALE — The ongoing saga between the city and the owners of a Montrose banquet hall appeared headed back to court Wednesday, a day after the City Council voted to revoke a permit allowing the restaurant to operate with reduced parking. Derek Tabone, an attorney representing the owners of Montrose Collection Restaurant and Banquet Hall at 2833 Honolulu Ave., said Wednesday that he would immediately appeal the decision to force his clients to either procure an additional 24 parking spaces or cut back operations.
NEWS
July 26, 2007
NORTHEAST GLENDALE ? The owners of an East Glenoaks Boulevard home, who were denied a zoning variance to operate a business there, say they will file an appeal with the City Council on Friday. Homeowners Minas and Dalida Keuroghlian?s final appeal within the city?s Planning Department was denied Monday after the Board of Zoning Appeals ruled 3-0 in favor of upholding an earlier determination by the city?s zoning administrator that their business violated residential zoning codes.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | July 18, 2007
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — The owners of an East Glenoaks Boulevard home, who were denied a zoning variance to operate a business there, say they will file an appeal with the City Council on Friday. Homeowners Minas and Dalida Keuroghlian's final appeal within the city's Planning Department was denied Monday after the Board of Zoning Appeals ruled 3-0 in favor of upholding an earlier determination by the city's zoning administrator that their business violated residential zoning codes.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | July 13, 2007
Verdugo Hills Hospital is planning to file an appeal in a recent jury decision that awarded a child $15 million finding that the hospital and a local pediatrician was negligent in informing and caring for a baby with jaundice. A 9-3 Glendale Superior Court jury verdict of $15 million was awarded July 2 to a local family in support of their claims that Verdugo Hills Hospital and their son's pediatrician did not properly address their newborn's jaundice. The actual costs to pay for extensive medical care over the course of Aidan Ming-Ho Leung's lifetime may be closer to $96 million.
NEWS
By Fred Ortega | May 18, 2006
CITY HALL ? The City Council denied an appeal of a proposed 1,800-square-foot hillside home in Chevy Chase Canyon Tuesday, following a passionate and, at times, racially heated discussion. Glendale resident Art Simonian's proposal required a variance because of the lot's sub-standard size ? more than 1,000 square feet less than the minimum 7,500 square feet the city's hillside ordinance required. The Board of Zoning Appeals granted the variance at its Feb. 6 meeting. But the Chevy Chase Estates Homeowners Assn.
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