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August 29, 2002
Janine Marnien Some residents who were hoping something would be done to clear the brush in Pickens Canyon got a little more than they bargained for. Robert Benson and some of his neighbors were asked by county fire inspectors to clear 200 feet from their homes, even if it meant climbing over a chain-link fence and braving the incline of the canyon, he said. "I tied rope around my waist because it's that steep and crumbly," he said. "I don't really know the regulation, so I didn't really question it."
NEWS
January 25, 2002
Re: Glendale News-Press, Jan. 21, "Conrads owner fights hotel." I think that the people of Glendale would like to hear Mr. Kadler, city senior project manager, explain the need for another large hotel in Glendale. Do we really need this new, 14-story Embassy Suites hotel with its 277 rooms? Yes, I did read that the project met all existing setback and building codes and needed no variances, but do we not have other requirements, such as a density impact on how "an infest" in lodging could effect Glendale?
NEWS
August 15, 2001
I am not clear what the Glendale News-Press editorial ("Council blinded by fence matters," Aug. 11) was trying to accomplish. It appears that the writer was concerned that the city ordinance disallowing chain-link and cement-block fences within the first 5 feet of property setback will not allow property owners to protect life and property. But we live in one of the top 10 safest cities in the entire United States. Walls at the property line do not help protect life and property; they help balkanize the community.
NEWS
November 11, 2002
Tradition, history fall by the wayside all too often Shame on the News-Press for the Oct. 30 editorial, "Let's say adios to Days of Verdugos." Surely you included this only to irritate those of us who have spent the majority of our lives in Glendale. It is difficult to comprehend why anyone would want to ignore Glendale's history. Lack of interest in history, in general, seems to be a trend, even at the education level. Where are we headed with all of this?
NEWS
By Ryan Vaillancourt | July 7, 2007
CITY HALL — A battle over a 44-year-old addition on a house will go before the City Council Tuesday for what could be a precedent-setting decision. At a public hearing Tuesday residents Paul and Lisa Dutton will ask the council to grant them a variance to allow a decades-old code violation, created by previous owners, to go unfixed. The Duttons bought their home at 3615 Burritt Way in 1989, more than 20 years after former property owner Donald Stanyer built an addition that hangs about a half a foot over the original property line.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | June 9, 2006
A number of new and not-so-new owners of business property in the Montrose Shopping Park assured the Glendale City Council Tuesday they had no plans to remodel or demolish local buildings. "I guess I'm the poster boy for all this," Bruce Meyer said. He is the recent purchaser of 2290 Honolulu Avenue. The Westside businessman said he is a preservationist and has no plans to convert the building. Several of the property owners expressed concern about the tone of flyers that have been circulated, which talked about "danger of rampant development" and alleged plans by developers to tear down portions of the shopping park.
NEWS
By Paul Dutton | July 27, 2007
For 10 years now I have tried to work with the city on a problem I didn't create. I have an addition on my home that was built in 1963, finished in 1965 and left by the city at that time. In 1967, the city went back and ended up ruling that there were four code violations including that the addition was extending over the property line by two feet. Fast forward to 1989, the year I bought the property. There was nothing in public records to indicate anything was wrong with the property.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | April 18, 2008
Glendale Design Review Board #2 last week gave preliminary approval to a rear addition for a small single family bungalow located at 3331 Honolulu Avenue. The existing house is about 800 square feet. The addition will bring the home?s size to 2,127 square feet plus a new, two-car garage in the rear. Architect Sang Park said most of the addition is not visible from the street. The existing single-car garage will be removed, with a two-car unit built to the rear. The width of the existing driveway will be reduced to 9 feet.
NEWS
By Paul Dutton | August 4, 2007
For 10 years now I have tried to work with the City Neighborhood Services Department, permits division, planning, zoning, Board of Zoning Appeals, the city attorney and now the City Council on a problem I didn't create ("Years-old fight goes to council," July 7). My home addition was built in 1963 and finished in 1965. Lyndon B. Johnson was president. I was 7 years old and in kindergarten at the time. Yet the city seems to want to hold me accountable for a mistake it made 40 years ago. You see, the city cited this addition in 1967.
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By Gary Huerta | February 2, 2010
Picture this. You wake up. You dress for work. You go out to get the paper. It’s a beautiful, crisp winter morning. You peruse the front page. And as you turn to go back inside, you discover two 7-foot-tall trees have been planted on your front lawn. For some unknown reason, the city of Glendale decided that our home in the Rossmoyne area needed two trees. My girlfriend and I do not know why our house was chosen or what prompted them to pick whatever species they selected.
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By Charles Cooper | April 18, 2008
Glendale Design Review Board #2 last week gave preliminary approval to a rear addition for a small single family bungalow located at 3331 Honolulu Avenue. The existing house is about 800 square feet. The addition will bring the home?s size to 2,127 square feet plus a new, two-car garage in the rear. Architect Sang Park said most of the addition is not visible from the street. The existing single-car garage will be removed, with a two-car unit built to the rear. The width of the existing driveway will be reduced to 9 feet.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | August 8, 2007
CITY HALL — Homeowners of a northwest Glendale home who have been embroiled in a fight with the city to allow a 44-year-old addition that encroaches upon neighboring property were denied their request by the City Council on Tuesday. The council postponed the vote during its July 11 meeting to avoid a stalemate while Councilman Dave Weaver was away on vacation. He cast the deciding vote in the 3-2 decision Tuesday night. Councilmen John Drayman and Frank Quintero voted against denying the variance.
NEWS
By Paul Dutton | August 4, 2007
For 10 years now I have tried to work with the City Neighborhood Services Department, permits division, planning, zoning, Board of Zoning Appeals, the city attorney and now the City Council on a problem I didn't create ("Years-old fight goes to council," July 7). My home addition was built in 1963 and finished in 1965. Lyndon B. Johnson was president. I was 7 years old and in kindergarten at the time. Yet the city seems to want to hold me accountable for a mistake it made 40 years ago. You see, the city cited this addition in 1967.
NEWS
By Paul Dutton | July 27, 2007
For 10 years now I have tried to work with the city on a problem I didn't create. I have an addition on my home that was built in 1963, finished in 1965 and left by the city at that time. In 1967, the city went back and ended up ruling that there were four code violations including that the addition was extending over the property line by two feet. Fast forward to 1989, the year I bought the property. There was nothing in public records to indicate anything was wrong with the property.
NEWS
By Ryan Vaillancourt | July 7, 2007
CITY HALL — A battle over a 44-year-old addition on a house will go before the City Council Tuesday for what could be a precedent-setting decision. At a public hearing Tuesday residents Paul and Lisa Dutton will ask the council to grant them a variance to allow a decades-old code violation, created by previous owners, to go unfixed. The Duttons bought their home at 3615 Burritt Way in 1989, more than 20 years after former property owner Donald Stanyer built an addition that hangs about a half a foot over the original property line.
NEWS
By John Drayman | November 10, 2006
In the days of the old Verdugo family, men on horseback would escort travelers journeying north from Glendale to the frontier areas we now call La Crescenta and Montrose up the Verdugo Pass through the Verdugo Woodlands. According to written accounts of those days, these vaqueros would waive their serapes and fire their long-rifles in the air to ward off bears, wild cats and other predatory animals. Today, the Verdugo Woodlands is a serenely beautiful residential neighborhood of long-standing.
NEWS
By John Drayman | November 6, 2006
In the days of the old Verdugo family, men on horseback would escort travelers journeying north from Glendale to the frontier areas we now call La Crescenta and Montrose up the Verdugo Pass through the Verdugo Woodlands. According to written accounts of those days, these vaqueros would wave their serapes and fire their long-rifles in the air to ward off bears, wild cats and other predatory animals. Today, the Verdugo Woodlands is a serenely beautiful residential neighborhood of long-standing.
NEWS
By Tracy E. Gilchrist | September 9, 2006
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — The home team won — for now. The La Cañada Flintridge City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to allow a nine-month trial period for Ridge and Carol Muller and their children to use the batting cage that they erected in a side yard on their one-acre property at 1704 Bonita Vista Drive. Following neighbors' arguments for and against the batting cage, the council voted in favor of allowing the Muller family to use the cage, with conditions.
NEWS
August 21, 2006
Majority support owners of The Mix I am writing this letter in response to an Aug. 11 article in the Glendale News-Press titled, "Angry neighbors air their complaints." I attended the meeting last Thursday at the Montrose-Crescenta Branch Library, as did many of my neighbors, to show our support for Baha Eftekhar and The Mix. To be quite honest, only a small minority of attendees complained and the majority were there in support of Baha. In addition, I personally signed a petition in support of The Mix, which contained over 500 signatures.
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