November 3, 2011
High-end department store Bloomingdale's announced plans this morning to become an anchor tenant for the Glendale Galleria -- a major addition for the mega mall that has struggled to retain its shine against the sway of the Americana at Brand. The Galleria would be Bloomingdale's eighth department store in Southern California and fill a major void after Americana developer Rick Caruso announced plans earlier this year that he was poaching Nordstrom. Without a new tenant, the Galleria would have had two major anchor vacancies -- on Brand Boulevard where Mervyns once stood, and on Central Avenue.
July 6, 2012
Renovation work at the Glendale Galleria is going full steam ahead as the aging retail behemoth strives to keep itself attractive next to its glitzy neighbor, the Americana at Brand. The large-scale renovation project is scheduled to wrap up just before Bloomingdale's opens in October 2013 on the corner of Brand Boulevard and Broadway, where Mervyn's was located. Crews are now in the thick of installing new handrails along the second floor, a pit has been dug for a new elevator, and prep work is underway to cover the brick on the mall's interior walls with drywall.
February 10, 2012
Clara's Dream, a shelter operated by the Santa Clarita Valley Domestic Violence Center, was scheduled to reopen Friday following a major renovation. The shelter underwent a much-needed face lift thanks to donations of money, time and materials from HomeAid of Los Angeles and Ventura, a national nonprofit that provides temporary housing for homeless families; from the home builder Pardee Homes; and from local construction trade companies. “We now have a shelter that provides a warm and loving environment for families who need emergency shelter,” Pamela Braly, chair of the domestic violence center's board of directors said in prepared remarks.
January 16, 2010
Officials of the First Baptist Church of Glendale are basking in the glow of accomplishment with the completion of the sanctuary’s restoration. The first service after the renovation was held on Christmas Eve, and the sanctuary was rededicated Sunday during the worship service. The congregation was organized in 1904, and over the last 105 years, it has met in three buildings. The groundbreaking ceremony for the present sanctuary was in 1925. Sunday services were held in the chapel during renovation, said Pastor Charles L. Updike, who came to the church in 2007.
February 7, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CRESCENTA -- Giving local landmark St. Luke's of the Mountains Episcopal Church a renovation is a job to be undertaken with caution. The stone church, which had its cornerstone laid on Easter Sunday 1924, was only the second church built in the Crescenta Valley, according to Father Ron Jackson. It was designed by local portrait artist S. Seymore Thomas. After this Sunday's worship services, its sanctuary will undergo a 60- to 90-day renovation.
June 2, 2003
Gary Moskowitz A sign that reads "Office Here" at Roosevelt Middle School lets visitors know where to find administrative personnel, in case they are confused by the cluster of portable buildings and fencing that line the north side of campus. The school's front offices were moved into portable buildings along Acacia Avenue so the old offices could be converted to science classrooms. The new science classrooms are part of a $13-million Measure K renovation project that began at the school more than three years ago and is expected to be completed next year.
November 12, 2004
The city of Glendale hopes to have renovation work completed on the Le Mesnager Barn in Deukmejian Park by 2006, according to a recent report to the City Council. The stone barn, a part of a winery that operated in La Crescenta before Prohibition, has been designated an historic monument and planned for renovation and rehabilitation. The city has obtained grants totaling $495,000 to seismically strengthen the structure, and hopes to receive an additional $1.3 million from the state to complete the project.
June 28, 2009
CITY HALL — Major renovations to one of the city’s oldest parks should begin this fall if the City Council on Tuesday approves the final concept plan for Griffith Manor Park. Acquired in 1937, the 3-acre park near the San Fernando Corridor is one of the city’s oldest public facilities and hasn’t undergone a major renovation since the early 1970s. The City Council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday, is scheduled to review a concept plan featuring a 2,400-square-foot community building, new restrooms, lights, irrigation systems, a lighted basketball court, benches and picnic pavilions, a new “splash pad” children’s water play area and an expanded parking lot and playground.
December 27, 2011
The Brand Library celebrated its upcoming renovation with a book, music and art sale that was held through Dec. 14. Members of the library were admitted to the sale at no cost while others donated $5. The event was sponsored by the Glendale Historical Society and the Associates of Brand Library. The renovation to the library includes plans for improved mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems as well as improved space utilization.
September 19, 2008
Progress is being made on the renovation of the Montrose Scout House on Montrose Avenue. The Girl Scout Mt. Wilson Vista Council broke ground on the project this past summer. The project marks the council’s third major renovation through its Today’s Girls, Tomorrow’s Future capital campaign. At the 4,161-square-foot Montrose Program Center, infrastructure upgrades underway include new heating and cooling installation and duct work, a re-piping of the building, Internet wiring throughout the facility, and new, expanded first-floor lighting.