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June 8, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Construction on Glendale's planned police headquarters will start July 10. That became official Tuesday night when the City Council awarded a bid for $33.6 million to Ray Wilson Co. of Pasadena to build the police jail and administrative offices. It's bid was about $3 below a city estimate. The vote on the contract award was unanimous, but council members remained divided on how to pay for it. As has been the case since the spring, council members voted 3-2 to sell bonds to finance the project.
NEWS
June 23, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- The construction of a police headquarters in Glendale will solve one problem but create another. Construction starts July 10, and the 180-space parking lot west of Isabel Street will be eliminated. The city parking lot, which was shared with jurors and county workers at the Glendale Courthouse, provided much-needed relief to a lack of parking for City Hall and the courthouse. Glendale officials have devised a plan to deal with the lack of spaces, said Glendale Police Capt.
NEWS
February 8, 2003
Gary Moskowitz In her words, the sculpture M.L. Snowden is making as a memorial for fallen Glendale police officers is "full of idealistic intentions." Several Glendale Police officers came to Decker Studios in North Hollywood on Friday to view a clay "maquette," or a small study of what will become the Glendale Police Memorial statue. Snowden has completed clay renditions of the head and bust of a male figure called "The Shield." Ultimately, the statue will show a man in motion who is holding one arm forward while the other arm is holding an abstract object the artist describes as "chaos."
NEWS
August 6, 2013
A woman prompted the evacuation of the lobby of Glendale police headquarters Saturday evening after bringing in three grenades she found in her late father's condominium. The woman told police she was going through her father's belongings and clearing out his condo in the 200 block of East California Avenue when she discovered the grenades, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Her father, a World War II veteran, died earlier this year. Police cleared the lobby shortly after 6 p.m., and a Glendale sergeant watched over the grenades until the Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad arrived, Lorenz said.
LOCAL
August 7, 2009
The Glendale Police Bomb Squad was called in to dispose of a Korean War-era “bomb simulator” that a man, after discovering it, turned it into the Police Department front lobby this morning. Authorities have temporarily moved the device onto the front steps of the police headquarters on Isabel Street as bomb experts determine the next steps. City Hall was briefly locked down, but employees have been allowed to voluntarily return to their buildings after authorities determined the device did not pose an immediate risk, a city official said.
NEWS
December 13, 2000
Amber Willard Santa Claus dropped in -- literally -- on a party the Glendale Police Department was hosting for members of the Self-Aid Workshop. The jolly soul hitched a ride on a police helicopter and stopped in at the party Monday morning. About 170 people attended the party, which was at police headquarters. The Self-Aid Workshop is a work-training center that provides work training, job placement, education and social programs for adults with developmental disabilities.
NEWS
May 12, 2001
Some letters have questioned the meaning of the sculpture Shield Protectite, which will be displayed at the new police headquarters. Personally, I like it, and I have no problem seeing the connection with the police department. It immediately reminds me of an ancient Greek sculpture, particularly one of Hercules struggling with the Hydra. This, to me, conveys two strong positive ideals associated with police work -- namely strength and the struggle against evil.
NEWS
December 20, 2003
away The city of Glendale and the Glendale Unified School District are running into the same brick wall many homeowners face when they try to get contractors to finish a job on budget and on time: Neither thing happens. City Manager Jim Starbird, in an article in Friday's News-Press, said the city probably will take legal action against the contractors in charge of the new police headquarters, completion of which is running two years behind schedule and anywhere from $1.5 million to $6.5 million over budget.
NEWS
January 22, 2004
The Glendale City Council found itself with a tough choice about the new police headquarters, and ended up doing about the only thing it could if the city hopes to recoup any of its costs in a future legal action. The council voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve an additional $360,000 for the police headquarters to retain three subcontractors for another six months, this despite the city's dismissal Jan. 13 of the project's general contractor, Ray Wilson Co. The city terminated Wilson's contract after the firm failed to meet two recent deadlines for completing the headquarters, which already is 19 months overdue and nearly $3 million over budget.
NEWS
November 28, 2001
Amber Willard NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- The new Glendale Police headquarters is starting to look like ... well, a police headquarters. The four-floor structure has slowly been rising since its groundbreaking in June 2000. By Tuesday, all its concrete floors had been poured and its metal wall supports set in place. The lower floors, including the basement where evidence will be stored, have drywall up and are painted. The building is in the 100 block of North Isabel Street, across from where the current station has stood since 1960.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 18, 2013
The Glendale Police Department's Montrose substation closed last week for renovations that include new paint, carpet and office furniture. Renovations, which are expected to take at least three weeks, will also include new décor and a prominent sign outside the substation in the 3800 block of Ocean View Boulevard, according to Lt. Lola Abrahamian, who was recently assigned to oversee operations for north Glendale. The renovations were made possible by a $10,000 anonymous donation from a local resident and business owner, police said.
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NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com and By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 31, 2013
The man suspected of driving a car from which a woman fell onto the Foothill (210) Freeway and was killed this week turned himself in at the Glendale Police Department headquarters on Saturday. Ricardo "Rick" Jimenez, 26, was held in an interview room at police headquarters until the Los Angeles Police Department took him into custody, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Jimenez, 26, was wanted in connection with the death of Maria Josefina "Josie" Jimenez, 22, who was killed after falling out of the passenger door of a red car driving on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar on Thursday, according to an LAPD statement released Saturday.
NEWS
August 6, 2013
A woman prompted the evacuation of the lobby of Glendale police headquarters Saturday evening after bringing in three grenades she found in her late father's condominium. The woman told police she was going through her father's belongings and clearing out his condo in the 200 block of East California Avenue when she discovered the grenades, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Her father, a World War II veteran, died earlier this year. Police cleared the lobby shortly after 6 p.m., and a Glendale sergeant watched over the grenades until the Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad arrived, Lorenz said.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com> | November 10, 2012
Shots rang out in the Glendale Galleria late Friday night, sending shoppers running toward the exits, and police began searching for a gunman and assisting victims. But it wasn't real. About 100 volunteers participated in a simulated shooting that included multiple gunmen who appeared heavily armed “firing” inside the mall. The gunfire was actually blanks, and the exercise was conducted after the mall had closed. The responding police officers didn't know what the scenarios were going to be and had to deal with surprises, including one victim who was diabetic and others who challenged the officers initially - all situations that could arise in a real emergency.
NEWS
December 12, 2011
A 50-year-old man who was arrested Saturday after turning in a pipe bomb to Glendale police allegedly told officers that two men were trying to kill him, so he built the device for protection. Saro Akhverdyan is expected to appear in the Los Angeles County Superior Court this week in connection with possessing the destructive device, which was safely detonated late Saturday outside police headquarters. No one was injured during the incident. Akhverdyan made the device after he suspected two men, on separate occasions, tried to track him down and kill him, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 9, 2011
GLENDALE— Officials say they are considering demolishing the current Glendale courthouse on Broadway to make way for a new $123.9-million facility, preserving its proximity to City Hall and police headquarters. If the California State Public Works Board approves the 600 E. Broadway project, it would also likely mean city officials will have to work to accommodate temporary Superior Court operations during the construction, officials said. Construction crews will demolish most of the existing courthouse, but will preserve key historical elements of the building, Teresa Ruano, a spokeswoman for the Judicial Council of California’s Administrative Office of the Courts, said in an e-mail.
LOCAL
August 7, 2009
The Glendale Police Bomb Squad was called in to dispose of a Korean War-era “bomb simulator” that a man, after discovering it, turned it into the Police Department front lobby this morning. Authorities have temporarily moved the device onto the front steps of the police headquarters on Isabel Street as bomb experts determine the next steps. City Hall was briefly locked down, but employees have been allowed to voluntarily return to their buildings after authorities determined the device did not pose an immediate risk, a city official said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2007
Annual police memorial service The Glendale Police Department will hold its annual memorial service 9 a.m. Thursday on the steps of the police headquarters, 131 N. Isabel St. The service mostly honors police officers who have died while on duty. This year's keynote speaker will be Andy Lazzaretto, the father of Glendale Police Officer Chuck Lazzaretto, the most recent officer of the city's force killed during active duty. For more information, call the Police Department at (818)
NEWS
November 6, 2006
ON THE AGENDA The following items will be considered at Tuesday's City Council meeting: INDEMNITY AGREEMENTS The council will consider whether to allow the city manager to execute indemnity agreements that do not exceed $50,000 or when a proposed agreement allows the city to use the property of a private or public entity. The agreements have traditionally been brought before the City Council for approval. Approval on Tuesday would allow the city manager to execute these agreements without council approval.
FEATURES
By By Herbert Molano | November 17, 2005
Tuesday's Mailbag letter, "Kudos to Council for backing the police," by Sam Manoukian, might be reflective of a new trend: transparency. Unfortunately, it is not the kind I was looking for. The article is such a transparent public relations concoction from our Police Department that you would have to be simple-minded not to see through it. I doubt that any resident on his own could initiate such a syrupy rendition of police accolades in a...
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