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By Bill Kisliuk, | January 28, 2011
Overnight campgrounds nestled among Glendale's 5,000-plus acres of open space are on the drawing board as city parks officials launch two public input meetings next week. Jeff Weinstein, the city's trails and open-space specialist, said his staff hopes to create two campgrounds in the Verdugo Mountains, Deukmejian Wilderness Park or the San Rafael Hills. The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and local church groups would be the likely users of the reservation-only sites, he said. "Rather than driving hundreds of miles to a state park or forest, we want to give people a first taste of outdoor life," Weinstein said.
December 7, 2007
  Variance sought for car wash The Glendale Zoning Administrator will hold a public hearing on Dec. 12 on a proposed variance to construct a full-service car wash at an existing gas station at 3402 Foothill Boulevard. The hearing will be held in Room 103 of the Municipal Services building, at 633 East Broadway. The hearing begins at 9:30 a.m. The applicant, Rodney Kahn of Kahn Consulting, is asking for a variance from four code requirements. More information about the project is available by calling city planner Roger Kiesel at (818)
May 4, 2007
The Angeles National Forest Fire Lookout Association is currently seeking individuals for its volunteer fire lookout program. The group works to restore, maintain and staff historic fire lookout towers in the San Gabriel Mountains. Volunteers interpret the natural and cultural history of fire lookouts and the surrounding forest lands for forest visitors and help disseminate information on current fire conditions. "We're looking for people who love the outdoors and are responsible," said Pam Morey, president of the Fire Lookout Association.
January 13, 2006
Officials have lowered the fire danger level on the Angeles National Forest from very high to moderate, as winter weather conditions have set in. Stanton Florea, ANF fire information officer, said the San Gabriel Mountains have received between one half to 3 inches of rain and up to 10 inches of snow at higher elevations since Dec. 31. The lowered fire danger level has allowed ANF to deploy personnel to the outbreak of grass fires in north...
July 7, 2001
Raymond Kim, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chong S. Kim of Glendale, has been accepted into West Point Military Academy. His appointment date is Monday. His family has lived in Glendale since 1980. Raymond graduated this month from Glendale High School with a 4.3 GPA. He played tennis and was on the varsity tennis team. Asked who was his greatest inspiration, Raymond responded unequivocally, "Gen. Douglas MacArthur. I admire how he inspired those who served under him. He earned the respect of everyone and had unquestionable integrity."
August 26, 2011
The San Gabriel Mountains are clearly on the mend from the devastation of the Station fire, with flora and fauna coming back and areas reopened for public use. But as the two-year anniversary of the fire arrives, some important matters remain untended, leaving the region more at risk from inevitable future wildfires than it need be. The mystery of who started the Station fire remains unsolved, but that may not be the most pressing question....
October 25, 2013
A black bear that went on a romp through northwest Pasadena on Thursday, coming perilously close to the 210 Freeway, evaded capture, apparently wandering back up the mountainside. The bear -- estimated to be 3 years old and weighing 275 pounds -- was first reported about 3:30 p.m. near Cleveland Elementary School at 524 Palisades St., California Fish and Wildlife spokesman Andrew Hughan said. At one point, the animal was about 20 yards from the eastbound lanes of the 210, according to a California Highway Patrol online incident log. Television footage showed the bear approaching the guardrail, then backing away from the traffic and returning to more open space, the Los Angeles Times reported . CHP cars soon arrived in the area.
By Anthony Kim | January 3, 2007
On New Year's morning 1934, just a couple of minutes past midnight, the San Gabriel Mountains disgorged an angry stream of mud and debris which swept down through La Crescenta into the Verdugo Wash. A sudden onslaught of showers from a pregnant rain cloud over the mountains caused the flood, which took 28 lives and swept away 59 houses, local historian Art Cobery said. "It's part of La Crescenta history — a part of its history that is not well known," he said. "I'm trying to stop collective amnesia."
January 13, 2004
Robert Chacon Hillside residents in La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge have been watching their homes a bit more closely following recent mountain lion attacks in Orange County that left one person dead and another seriously injured. No local mountain lion sightings have been reported to animal-control or law-enforcement officers in the past few months, and that's good news to residents who live in areas where houses abut the Angeles National Forest.
February 8, 2001
Charles Rich LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- He entered prominence after shattering the St. Francis High boys' soccer program's scoring record Wednesday. It wasn't a vintage shot that St. Francis' Ryan Shaw scored to break the mark, which he previously set last season. It turned out to be a lazy rolling shot which he parlayed into his 24th goal of the season, precisely when the moon initially peaked above the San Gabriel Mountains. Shaw scored three goals Wednesday to lead St. Francis to a 5-0 Mission League victory against visiting Alemany High (2-15, 0-11 in league)
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