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By Joyce Rudolph | October 2, 2013
The Associates of Brand Library and Art Center is planning an elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres fundraiser that mixes live music, art-viewing and a silent art auction. Proceeds will benefit the restoration and framing of six original ceiling painting fragments recovered at the Brand Library during its renovation. Titled “Glendale Collects,” this is the kickoff for a series of events held in the private homes of Glendale residents who are passionate collectors of original works by artists.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | 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.
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By Joyce Rudolph | 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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By Melanie Hicken | 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
FEATURES
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.
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April 21, 2014
Good morning readers! Today is Monday, April 21. As you work off that sugar crash from all that Easter candy, check out these headlines from around the region:  To the chargin of locals, Ernie Jr.'s Taco House closed for the last time on Saturday. Many lifelong fans flocked to the eatery last week for their last chance to munch on its Mexican fare. Glendale News-Press A design firm presented an $18-million, 20-year plan last week to renovate the city's outdoor Starlight Bowl amphitheater , which representatives of the firm called "drastically underutilized" and "slightly tired" in terms of its physical condition and programming.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 8, 2014
Glendale school officials celebrated the completion of the Hoover High track-and-field renovations last week, ushering in a new era for the school that has finally attained what other Glendale and neighboring high schools have - a level playing field. The $2-million renovation, built using Measure S funds, included new lighting, restrooms, a rubber-track surface and field turf. Also, the field was made level, replacing its prior uneven and patchy qualities. Former Hoover High athlete AC Metallinos, who now coaches the varsity girls' soccer team, remembers the field's centrally located hump and patchy grass when he played for the Tornadoes from 1998 to 2001.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 2, 2014
About $1.5 million was appropriated for projects at two of the city's oldest parks this week by the City Council. The council approved spending about $1.2 million on a variety of improvements to Palmer Park, including new barbeques, playgrounds, basketball courts and bike racks, as well as about $298,000 to revamp tennis courts at Fremont Park. “I think it looks real good,” Councilman Frank Quintero said regarding the proposed design elements of Palmer Park. “Certainly, this park, just like Maple Park, is used constantly at different parts of the day.” Other council members concurred.
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October 11, 2013
The Glendale Police Department's Montrose Substation will reopen Tuesday after being closed for renovations for nearly a month. An anonymous $10,000 donation from a local resident was expected to fund the renovations, which included new carpet, paint, office furniture and a prominent sign outside the substation in the 3800 block of Ocean View Boulevard. The substation opened in 1996 to enhance neighborhood safety in north Glendale. Police officers often use the station to write up reports.
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By Joyce Rudolph | October 2, 2013
The Associates of Brand Library and Art Center is planning an elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres fundraiser that mixes live music, art-viewing and a silent art auction. Proceeds will benefit the restoration and framing of six original ceiling painting fragments recovered at the Brand Library during its renovation. Titled “Glendale Collects,” this is the kickoff for a series of events held in the private homes of Glendale residents who are passionate collectors of original works by artists.
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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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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | August 16, 2013
Roughly a month and a half ago, actor Mario Lopez pulled permits to renovate his historic Glendale home, a project that has languished since 2011, when city code enforcement caught a contractor doing revamp work that had not been approved by city officials. Because Lopez, the host of “Extra,” owns a historic home with a Mills Act contract - which is an agreement with the city that reduces property taxes in exchange for preserving a historic property - he had to have his remodeling plans approved by the Historic Preservation Commission.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | June 11, 2013
After months of hold-ups and headaches, city officials approved a roughly $5.3 million construction contract on Tuesday to expand the Alex Theatre, an improvement project officials say will make the historic venue more competitive as it is weaned off an annual government subsidy. The theater's operator, Glendale Arts, currently gets $415,000 a year to manage the venue, but that subsidy is set to expire in 2015. PHOTOS: Backstage at the Alex Theatre for 'Girl Crazy' Before then, it needs three large dressing rooms, a freight elevator, loading dock, more storage space, new electrical systems and a backstage passenger elevator so it can handle larger, more technical productions and move toward self-sustainability, officials have said.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 6, 2013
One of Glendale's most historic buildings - a place from which Charles Lindbergh flew the first Los Angeles-to-New York flight and where P-38 Lighting pilots trained for World War II dog fights - is being restored by the Walt Disney Co. The Grand Central Air Terminal, located on Disney's Grand Central Creative Campus off of Flower Street, will be given a total makeover to restore its appearance from the 1929-1959 period while also serving as...
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 24, 2013
The City Council has declined to grant historic status for two recently renovated Craftsman bungalows because the owner failed to completely preserve the early 1900s-era properties, which were considered valuable landmarks at risk of demolition. The historic designation would have triggered a state law that reduces property taxes in exchange for stricter rules governing alterations. Siding with the Historic Preservation Commission, the council voted 3-2, with Councilwoman Laura Friedman and Mayor Frank Quintero dissenting, to deny the historic status.
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