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September 25, 2012
I've been reading a lot about the proposed extension of the 710 Freeway to the 210, and everyone is concerned about pollution and traffic impact, but no one is talking about the crime element that it would bring into our cities. It is a well-known fact that criminals travel the freeways and target areas with easy access to the freeways for quick getaways. So why do we want that, in addition to all the other negatives, including that of having a tunnel freeway in earthquake country!
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 6, 2013
Living more than 20 years in Glendale, Hranush Burmayan has seen the city change dramatically. Still, as Glendale changes to fit the needs of its shifting population, safety is Burmayan's top concern. "Safety is the most important thing for the city," she said Tuesday night at Pacific Community Center's National Night Out gathering, an effort dedicated to advancing neighborhood safety. Burmayan brought her 12-year-old daughter, Lily Keshishyan, who was set to perform at the gathering alongside fellow members of Toll Middle School's elite dance team.
NEWS
March 7, 2014
After several years of pressing the issue, La Crescenta civic leaders and parents of early adolescents were rewarded for their efforts this week when the county Board of Supervisors agreed to make permanent a pilot program that paid for a crossing guard near Rosemont Middle School . This means that the current guard brought in for the test program last May, Mario Bocanegro, gets to keep his job. Rosemont lies in unincorporated Los Angeles County....
NEWS
May 28, 2004
The highway patrol, county fire department and American Red Cross are stressing one word this Memorial Day Weekend: safety. Hundreds of thousands of Southern Californians are expected to take to the roadways and head to parties and vacation spots during the holiday, and people are urged to buckle up, avoid drinking and driving, keep a watchful eye on children playing in and near pools and use caution when cooking with barbecue grills. Memorial Day Weekend is a maximum enforcement period for the California Highway Patrol, and every available officer will be on duty looking for drunk drivers and motorists who fail to obey seatbelt laws.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | December 13, 2008
LOS ANGELES — A panel of train specialists and oversight experts revealed a wide-ranging plan Friday to address Metrolink’s most pressing safety and organizational issues, three months after a commuter train crash killed 25 people in Chatsworth. Among the findings, the panel told Metrolink’s Board of Directors that the commuter rail agency needs to upgrade its infrastructure, analyze the commuter rail company’s short-term projects and bring the entire rail system into “the modern age.” “This is a pretty complete look at how we can make this safer, which is what we set out to do,” said board member Richard Katz, who helped organize the panel.
NEWS
January 12, 2000
Buck Wargo DOWNTOWN -- Ford Motor Co. and "Sesame Street" are teaming up for a automotive safety campaign at the Glendale Galleria and Star Ford. Called "Buckle Up with Sesame Street," the child safety clinic will be 2 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Star Ford, 900 S. Brand Blvd. Safety professionals will check a child's seats for proper installation. Kids can have their picture taken with a "Sesame Street" character. On Friday through Sunday at the Glendale Galleria, there will be shows at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. by "Sesame Street" characters about safety.
NEWS
December 31, 2001
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE -- A stricter law going into effect Tuesday aims to make car trips safer for small children. The new law requires children under 6 or who weigh less than 60 pounds to be in a safety seat or a car booster seat. The old law required safety seats until up until 4 years or 40 pounds. The law is designed to protect children, many of whom are too big for traditional safety seats yet too small for a seat belt to function properly.
NEWS
January 19, 2002
Tim Willert CITY HALL -- A rash of traffic accidents involving pedestrians has prompted the City Council to take protective measures. The council on Tuesday is expected to adopt plans and specifications for upgrading pavement markings and warning signs at 48 crosswalks not protected by stop signs or traffic signals. "Anything we can do to make the crosswalks safer is a good thing," Glendale Police Lt. Don Meredith said Friday. The proposed safety features would include more durable paint to outline crosswalks, and clear reflective markers to increase crosswalk visibility at night and during poor weather.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | November 13, 2008
CITY HALL — Toll Middle School parents again called on the City Council on Wednesday to step up the city’s police presence on Glenwood Road where 11-year-old student Meri Nalbandyan was struck and killed Oct. 29 while using the cross walk. Parents and board members of the school’s PTA said assigning a police patrol to the area of Glenwood Road that fronts three schools — Keppel Elementary, Toll Middle and Hoover High schools — between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. would cause a interim shift in driving and pedestrian habits until a more comprehensive safety enhancement plan is settled on. They also asked for more crossing guards to assist the thousands of students who cross the street each day to and from school.
FEATURES
March 10, 2010
The News-Press’ front page Monday featured “above the fold” a man who “keeps an eye out for traffic as he crosses the street at the 3000 block of Foothill Boulevard” (“Rain fails to test basins,” March 8). And well he should! There is no indication of a crosswalk in your photo. And, is that a lane marker I see him about to cross? (Or a yellow-lane marker in the lower left-hand corner?) We hear much-well-deserved press about unsafe drivers in the area.
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NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | April 18, 2014
Glendale's ongoing issues with pedestrian safety have claimed the lives of two 86-year-old men just within the past four months. The figure is specifically distressing to Daniel Mehrabian because his grandfather was one of those men killed. "I wasn't ready to lose him," he said. Determined to find answers as to why pedestrians, particularly seniors, are being killed by vehicles in Glendale, Mehrabian sat down with community stakeholders Thursday night at the highly-anticipated UC Berkeley pedestrian workshop to discuss the city's enduring traffic safety problem.
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NEWS
April 15, 2014
Walk Bike Glendale expresses its deep condolences to the family of Antranik Melkonian, the 86-year-old Glendale resident who was struck by a car and killed while crossing North Glendale Avenue last week . In just the first few months of this year, our city has already experienced three auto-related pedestrian or bicycle deaths. Our concern for pedestrian and bicycle safety increases with each of these unfortunate and preventable incidents. As a community of people who walk, bike and drive, we can do more to end preventable deaths like these.
NEWS
April 8, 2014
Recently there has been a mildly heated controversy on the Royal and Greenbriar Canyons social network over police efforts to control the flagrant driver problems in the area. Unfortunately there were those who objected to police “hiding in driveways.” The tickets given out were even called “bogus.” Other writers, including myself, vigorously applauded the efforts by police to control those bad drivers who speed up and down Royal and Greenbriar and barely slow down at the stop signs, providing the potential to maim or kill.
NEWS
March 7, 2014
After several years of pressing the issue, La Crescenta civic leaders and parents of early adolescents were rewarded for their efforts this week when the county Board of Supervisors agreed to make permanent a pilot program that paid for a crossing guard near Rosemont Middle School . This means that the current guard brought in for the test program last May, Mario Bocanegro, gets to keep his job. Rosemont lies in unincorporated Los Angeles County....
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 13, 2014
Police issued warnings and citations Thursday to dozens of people who were reportedly unlawfully dashing across Brand Boulevard. Twenty people were cited for reportedly failing to obey pedestrian signals at crosswalks along Brand and Central Avenue between Colorado Street and the Ventura (134) Freeway, Glendale Police Sgt. Harout Bouzikian said. "Mostly, they were trying to get somewhere quickly," he said. While some pedestrians were cited, 18 people were issued warnings for the same violation.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 7, 2014
Los Angeles County transportation officials presented several alternatives this week for a new overpass and other road work in the San Fernando Corridor that would pave the way for the closure of one of the most dangerous street-level crossings in the area and prepare for the planned California High-Speed Rail. The authority that oversees the development of the bullet train, which is expected to run from San Francisco to Los Angeles in less than three hours by 2029, is slated to contribute funding to the overpass project, which doesn't have a price tag yet. The partnership is a way to “get more bang for our taxpayers buck,” Dan Sepulveda, project manager at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said at a public meeting in Atwater on Thursday night.
NEWS
February 4, 2014
Crosswalk stings are a start , but only a Band-Aid to the overriding pedestrian issues we face. At a community meeting last August, Deputy Director of Public Works Roubik Golanian said that the city is “mandated to provide a safe place to walk.” Unfortunately, this talk about pedestrian safety has proven to be little more than lip service. Instead of moving ahead with a planned installation of sidewalks on Alameda Avenue, a much-needed safety measure for our neighborhood's pedestrians, officials caved in to a few people unhappy about some tree removal.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 1, 2014
Fourteen pedestrians - most of who were seniors and of Armenian descent - were killed in traffic-related collisions in the past five years in Glendale, a statistic that prompted a local Armenian organization to strengthen its outreach efforts. Glendale's chapter of the Armenian National Committee plans to work with city officials to visit adult day care centers in the city. The committee will also be airing its traffic safety discussion, which was held Thursday , on Armenian TV in an effort to get the word out about pedestrian safety.
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