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August 24, 2012
The Planning Commission on Wednesday recommended approval for a proposal to add 58 apartments and an extra floor to the planned Glendale Triangle project in the San Fernando Road corridor, bringing the total number of apartments to 287. Twenty-two of the apartments would be low-income units, according to the proposal, which must still get final approval from the City Council. The project was originally approved in October 2011 with 229 units, 11 of which would have been low-income units.
August 3, 2002
San Fernando Road, one of the oldest and most historic streets in Glendale, is part of a route that traces its roots back to Southern California's earliest days. Once a primitive, dusty trail, it was the primary route for those traveling from Mexico City to Northern California. No doubt, many of the Spanish soldiers, priests, Indians and early settlers used the trail as they passed through this area. The route ran right through the 36,000 acres on which Spanish soldier Jose Maria Verdugo grazed his cattle.
By Austin Knoblauch | July 25, 2006
GLENDALE ? A man crashed his truck into a utility pole on San Fernando Road Monday morning, knocking it and a second pole down and cutting off electricity to surrounding homes and businesses, police said. The man apparently lost control of his Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck, hitting a utility pole after he turned north onto San Fernando Road from Electronics Place just west of the railroad tracks, Los Angeles Police Officer Richard Eagleson said. At least two other cars parked alongside the road were damaged, he said.
By Robert Hong | September 30, 2006
GLENDALE — The world's top franchiser of paint-your-own-ceramics studios is bringing its headquarters into the city — a move that takes Glendale one step closer to filling its vacant office space. Color Me Mine Enterprises Inc. — formerly of North Hollywood — has purchased a building on the 3700 block of San Fernando Road. Company President Michael Mooslin said he chose Glendale because of its location and efforts to revitalize the corridor. "I love what Glendale's been doing over the years," he said.
By Ryan Vaillancourt | July 17, 2007
GLENDALE — After years of being held up in fruitless negotiations between the city and railroad and utility authorities, the Redevelopment Agency is poised to approve a whittled-down plan to beautify a portion of San Fernando Road today. The project would add $1.5 million worth of new trees, shrubs, vines and irrigation infrastructure along the west side of San Fernando Road between Grandview and Goodwin avenues. "It is a much scaled-down version of our original planting scheme," Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian said.
By Jeremy Oberstein | September 17, 2008
GLENDALE — City officials are stressing the need for calm during ongoing construction on San Fernando Road that has closed two lanes of traffic and caused prolonged delays along one of Glendale’s main thoroughfares. Construction crews this week will be installing four 90-foot-tall columns between West Doran Street and Fairmount Avenue as part of the bridge extension project that will expand Fairmont Avenue west over San Fernando Road, the adjoining railroad tracks and the Verdugo Wash, Public Works Director Steve Zurn said.
By Jason Wells, | January 4, 2011
Crews will soon begin work on a $3.8-million revamp of San Fernando Road with new pavement and more aligned intersections for the busy industrial corridor. The City Council is expected to sign off on the construction contract today, with work on the six-month project slated to begin in February. The second phase of the San Fernando Road rehabilitation project — funded by state bond proceeds — will run from Tyburn Street to Pacific Avenue. For a corridor that sees up to 35,000 daily vehicle trips — many of which are heavy work trucks or big rigs — the street needs it, said Public Works Director Steve Zurn.
By Bill Kisliuk, | September 9, 2010
Dozens of people lined up outside a San Fernando Road building Thursday morning as a familiar face returned to the Glendale retail scene. The Salvation Army opened a new thrift store in south Glendale, about two years after closing a Brand Boulevard shop. The new store breathes life into a site abandoned by Smart & Final warehouse stores when that chain opened a store on Glenoaks Boulevard. Opening day brought Glendale Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, shoppers and treasure hunters to the Salvation Army at 6850 San Fernando Road.
November 14, 2000
Buck Wargo The following is a list of Glendale businesses asked by the state Regional Water Control Board to provide information about the possible use of chromium at their sites: ACCO -- 6265 San Fernando Road. Advance Biodiagnostics (Former Verdugo Mental Health Center) -- 417 Arden Ave.. Armik Auto Repair -- 306 N. Central Ave. Armstrong Garden Center -- 5816 San Fernando Road. Arrow Die Casting -- 4031 Goodwin Ave. Automation Plating -- 927 E. Thompson Ave. Automation Plating Corp.
April 1, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale has hired a Seal Beach company to help acquire property for improvements to exit ramps off the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Cutler & Associates will be paid up to $450,000 to obtain appraisals, legal counsel and services for acquiring property. The company will be paid from state grant funds given to Glendale for the project. The state will be paying $33.1 million to have the San Fernando Road exit at the Ventura (134)
By Veronica Rocha, | February 19, 2014
A Highland Park man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly waived a 22 1/2-inch machete at motorists along San Fernando Road. Elmer Giron, 38, was taken into custody about 10:40 p.m. after officers saw him walking around with the machete in his pants in the intersection of San Fernando Road and Doran Street, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. He was booked for carrying a concealed weapon, she said. The machete had an 18-inch blade. But moments before, a 25-year-old Burbank man told police he had stopped at the intersection when he saw Giron walk into traffic and remove a machete from his pants, she said.
By Brittany Levine, | January 23, 2014
A four-story Public Storage facility has been approved for a corner considered a city gateway, despite opposition from some City Council members who said the development wasn't the right fit for the entryway to Glendale's Creative Corridor. In addition, the owner of a nearby business who said the proposed building would block the sun, and negatively impact his fireproofing business, reversed his stance and publicly supported the project. Councilwoman Laura Friedman, who voted for the 174,266-square-foot facility, said although she'd prefer a more artistic use, the site at 5500 San Fernando Road has sat vacant for too long due to unattractive conditions, including a nearby railroad.
By Brittany Levine, | January 9, 2014
Officials with the California Department of Transportation are worried that the massive development boom in Glendale may have significant impacts to nearby freeways that aren't being addressed in environmental reviews for new projects. The reviews tend to focus on traffic generated by an individual building, but don't fully take into account the cumulative impact of other projects, said Elmer Alvarez, a project coordinator at Caltrans, which is responsible for highway planning, construction and maintenance.
By Los Angeles Times staff writers | November 26, 2013
Drivers beware: President Obama on Tuesday is scheduled to be crisscrossing the Los Angeles area as he hops from Mid-City to Glendale to Los Angeles International Airport. After stepping off Air Force One at LAX just after 5:30 p.m. Monday, the president was shuttled via Marine One to the Westside for a pair of fundraisers to benefit Democrats running for Congress, the Los Angeles Times reported . Obama also met with the family of TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed in a violent attack at LAX on Nov. 1, and with two fellow officers wounded by gunfire that day. On Day 2 of his L.A. visit, the president is scheduled to attend a Democratic Party fundraiser in the morning at the Hancock Park home of Marta Kauffman, creator of the television show "Friends.
By Ruth Sowby | October 29, 2013
Eating for charity is a popular sport among Glendalians. Last Wednesday, some 70 hungry supporters gathered at Dish in La Cañada to do just that. Benefiting from a percentage of the evening's proceeds was GAR Services, a work-activity program for adults with developmental disabilities. Those familiar with GAR attend its annual Derby Day, presenting the Kentucky Derby live on giant screens at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank. Closer to home, the restaurants in and around Glendale have generous owners who help out financially via their customers who attend GAR's Charity Nights.
October 21, 2013
This year's Love Ride attracted thousands of motorcyclists on Sunday, raising money for the nonprofit USO, which supports U.S. troops and their families. PHOTOS: 30th annual Love Ride The ride, which is celebrated its 30th year this Sunday in Glendale, is one of the largest motorcycle events that raises funds for local charities. Love Ride organizers have donated $14 million over the years to autism charities, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn., the child literacy program Reading by 9, and the USO. The ride kicked off with a check-in at Harley-Davidson of Glendale in the 3700 block of San Fernando Road, where the “The Tonight Show's” Jay Leno hosted a short concert before he led a pack of riders head to Castaic Lake.
September 18, 2013
A partially-masked man robbed a gas station on San Fernando Road in Glendale at gunpoint Tuesday night, police said. Officers arrived about 9:47 p.m. to Arco gas in the 5800 block of San Fernando Road after receiving calls about a man, seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and bandanna, according to Glendale police. Officers checked the area, but didn't see the man. Moments later, they were hailed down by a gas station employee who said he had been robbed minutes before their arrival, police said.
By Daniel Siegal, | September 6, 2013
The Glendale Historical Society has bolstered its efforts to prevent the demolition of a commercial building on San Fernando Road with a report about its historic qualities , but a report commissioned by the property owner contests the society's findings. The society previously raised concerns about the demolition of the building at 3901 San Fernando Road, which would be torn down to make room for a new five-story apartment project called The Link. The project is currently undergoing the environmental review process with the city.
By Daniel Siegal, | May 16, 2013
Development continues to spread into Glendale's neglected southern section as a third large mixed-use building along the San Fernando Road corridor received initial approval from city officials this week. On Tuesday, the city council unanimously approved a preliminary design for The Link, a five-story apartment building with 142 units and 16,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. It will be constructed on a roughly one-acre lot on the northwest corner of Central Avenue and San Fernando Road.
February 28, 2013
A squirrel caused 1,500 homes to briefly lose power Thursday morning in West Glendale, officials said. Glendale Water & Power crews discovered the singed squirrel and short circuit just before 8:30 a.m. at San Fernando Road and Allen Avenue, city spokesman Tom Lorenz said. Power was restored within about 20 minutes. -- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News Follow Veronica Rocha on Google+ and on Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA
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