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By By Tania Chatila | October 15, 2005
GLENDALE -- In the wake of recent wildfires that burned more than 24,000 acres at the Los Angeles and Ventura County border, and 1,100 acres in Burbank, firefighters are urging local residents to take extra measures to keep their homes safe from brush fires -- especially residents of homes near the wildland areas of Glendale. "Well, as you know, Glendale is surrounded by mountainous areas, and we have a lot of this, what we call, interface between wildland and homes," Glendale Fire Chief Chris Gray said.
July 23, 2005
The House of Representatives Friday approved a bill raising the spending cap for NASA and its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge, Rep. David Dreier announced. H.R. 3070, sponsored by Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona), establishes spending levels for the agency and its programs and authorizes an increase from $6.87 billion to $7.33 billion for the Science Directorate, which funds large portion of the laboratory's budget. "JPL has been the hero here as far as keeping NASA propped up with its deep impact and robotic space programs," Calvert said.
June 28, 2005
Mark R. Madler As the morning clouds broke, hikers from the Sierra Club made their way up the fire road into the Verdugo Mountains, shouldering backpacks and taking in the view. Joining club members Sunday was state Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer, who was making his first visit into the Verdugos. "I'm sort of a High Sierra granite hiker, but this is lovely and wonderful," Lockyer said as he stood in the mountains, enjoying the vista of Burbank and the San Gabriel Mountains.
June 20, 2005
Mark R. Madler Republicans from Glendale and Burbank celebrated 70 years of the its assembly organization Saturday with an eye on rejuvenating the party and getting party candidates into office. About 70 people gathered at the hillside home of Sal and Roberta Gangi for live music, barbecued food and mingling with fellow party members in the rear yard that looked onto the San Gabriel Mountains. "The energy is here," said Larry Zarian, a past president of the Glendale-Burbank Republican Assembly, told the crowd.
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 1, 2003
Tim Willert Almost 25 years after he and his family cheated death, Scott Genofile still shakes his head in disbelief. "We thought the whole damn mountain came down," Genofile, 40, recalled this week. "We were luckier than hell." In the early morning hours of Feb. 10, 1978, Mother Nature hammered the Markridge Road home of Robert and Jackie Genofile and their two teenage children, leaving a path of destruction in her wake. Back then, the window in Scott's room looked straight up Pine Cone Road, a steep, winding, pine tree-lined street that resembles a ski run. Scott's 18-year-old sister, Kim, called to her mother, who joined her in Scott's room as they looked up the street.
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."
April 11, 2001
Marlene Hitt It wasn't until 1853 when the San Gabriel Mountains were surveyed, and the purpose of that investigation was to find railroad routes. At that time, it was the Army Corps of Topographical Engineers that carried out the project. Imagine penetrating the thick chaparral, climbing steep terrain by following just the ridges with no cell phones or sheriff's department search teams available. There were rattlers and bears and mountain lions.
February 16, 2001
Two cold fronts made their way through the Glendale area this week, leaving a white blanket of snow over many areas in the upper elevations outside of Glendale. Meteorologist Bruce Rockwell of the National Weather Service said that as much as 6 feet of snow was recorded at elevations of 7,000 feet or higher. Approximately 7 or more inches of snow was reported at 4,000 feet, and slight traces of snow fell just above 3,000 feet in the San Gabriel Mountains.
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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