August 26, 2006
Ask Montrose Shopping Park Assn. President John Drayman what's different about this Sunday's Kids 'n' Kritters Day on Honolulu Avenue and you might end up consulting a dictionary. "How about 10,000 children and every imaginable kind of animal ? everything from crocodiles to kinkajous," Drayman said of the event, which is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue. It's the fifth annual Kids 'n' Kritters Day, which falls on the same day as the Shopping Park's weekly Harvest and Thieves markets.
August 3, 2005
Fred Ortega and Ryan Carter A 2-year-old girl was mauled to death by her grandparents' Rottweiler at their Via Saldivar home Tuesday night, Glendale Police officials said. The incident happened at about 7 p.m. as the child and her mother were housesitting at the gated estate on the 2300 block of Via Saldivar, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The mother was holding her child while giving the dog water when the male Rottweiler, which was about 150 pounds, neutered and between 4 and 5 years old, attacked, Glendale Police spokeswoman Sherri Servillo said.
July 8, 2005
Ryan Carter A man working on an underground vault at the city's Grayson Power Plant was injured Thursday after equipment he was working on failed, knocking him unconscious, authorities said. The man, a worker on contract with the city, was clearing conduits and pulling line through a vault at the city's main power plant around 11 a.m. when the equipment failed and he suffered blunt force trauma from the equipment, Glendale Fire Capt. Carlos Guerrero said.
May 20, 2005
Ryan Carter An Orange County company bought an office building at 600 N. Brand Blvd. for $21 million, seller Reading International Inc. announced Thursday. Escrow closed on the sale Tuesday, allowing TWS Realty to buy the building from Los Angeles-based Reading International, Inc., Reading Chief Financial Officer Andrzej Matyczynski said. "It was the last remaining non-entertainment property on our books, and an offer came along," Matyczynski said.
May 18, 2005
Ryan Carter A lack of business and an inability to attract downtown lunchtime traffic has forced the Glendale Farmer's Market to move for the second time in two months. Beginning on May 26, the market's roughly two dozen vendors will move temporarily to the grassy lot owned by the Ohio State Teachers' Retirement Fund at the corner of West Wilson Avenue and North Brand Boulevard, while street reconstruction continues on Brand, officials said. The market's hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with access from Orange Street, officials said.
May 6, 2005
Ryan Carter Police Officer Armando Montalvo patiently and capably answered a close call on Sept. 24. Montalvo answered a call to an apartment in the 400 block of East Chevy Chase Boulevard that day, bringing him into contact with a man threatening to kill his wife and himself with a razor. After fleeing in a car, the man returned to the apartment, where his had mother shown up. The man confronted Montalvo with a knife, but Montalvo didn't use force, instead trying to talk the man down.
April 29, 2005
Ryan Carter A man who took issue with the "W" in YWCA has lost his battle for abused men to gain access to women's domestic violence shelters, including the Glendale YWCA. The California Supreme Court Wednesday denied review of Eldon Ray Blumhorst's case, which claimed that the Glendale YWCA was one of 10 domestic violence shelters that discriminated against him because of his gender. Blumhorst filed the lawsuit in 2003 after trying to call several women's shelters, telling them he had been abused and needed their services.
March 22, 2005
Ryan Carter The beauty in a Pasadena car showroom didn't come from the lines of a fancy Jaguar or Porsche. It came from all over Asia, and Glendale. Beautiful women representing countries from throughout the Asia mingled with about 90 guests, snacked on truffles and salad and listened to jazz Saturday in the Rusnak Jaguar showroom in Pasadena. Silva Yesayan of Glendale is Miss Armenia. The Glendale Community College student won the event's "Miss Rusnak Jaguar Queen for the Day" award.
November 13, 2004
Ryan Carter Edward Blecksmith knows war. As a Marine during the Vietnam War, he saw the carnage. But he never knew a day like Thursday. That was the day -- Veterans Day -- when he and his family found out that his son, J.P. Blecksmith, was killed in Iraq. Blecksmith, 24, a 1999 graduate and former standout quarterback at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada Flintridge, was killed Thursday afternoon during a military operation in Fallouja, Iraq, his father said.
November 10, 2004
Ryan Carter The Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday approved the design for a condominium and retail building, paving the way for more housing in the downtown area. The agency voted 4-1 on the design of the building, proposed by Arizona-based SNK Development Inc., to be built on the southwest corner of Louise Street and Broadway. It will include 34 condominium units and 3,900 square feet of commercial space. Agency member Dave Weaver dissented, arguing that that though such a project is needed, the plan will add more parking and traffic congestion in too small of an area.