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NEWS
January 5, 2000
Buck Wargo GLENDALE -- As has been the case in Glendale's history, devastating fires often lead to heavy flooding. Glendale officials are taking steps to head off a repeat of history just a few weeks after the San Rafael Hills fire burned more than 500 acres. The Fire Department announced Tuesday a plan to protect Glendale homes, the Glendale Sports Complex and the Park Manor Reservoir from heavy rains that can lead to mudslides. Firefighters will be going door-to-door to visit dozens of Glendale homes on Saturday and Sunday to give advice on how to protect their properties.
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NEWS
September 7, 2004
Young adults with a desire to help preserve nature can apply now with the California Conservation Corps. Corpsmembers work to protect natural resources and serve as emergency response forces. Work ranges between building trails, to filling sandbags and laying down protective plastic after a levee break in the San Joaquin Delta. No experience is necessary and corpsmembers are guaranteed a 40-hour workweek. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 23. Corpsmembers can earn their high school diplomas and college credits in the program.
NEWS
February 1, 2005
Jackson Bell Since last month's series of disastrous deluges rocked Glendale into a state of local emergency, city officials will conduct an educational clinic to help hillside residents better guard their homes against future rainstorms. Representatives from the Fire Prevention Bureau and other city departments including Planning and Building & Safety will give tips on preventing soil erosion. The how-to clinic will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the city's Municipal Services Building, room 105, 633 E. Broadway.
LOCAL
January 7, 2008
Fire department provides storm tips The Glendale Fire Department is providing the following safety tips to assist residents in preparation for rain storms, wind and the possibility of neighborhood flooding: ?Maintain clear and clean rain gutters and scuppers. Removal of debris will prevent accumulation and the potential for roof leaks and failures. ?Provide and maintain easy water and debris drainage from your property. ?Operate motor vehicles at a reduced speed to avoid hydroplaning, loss of control and accidents.
NEWS
January 19, 2005
Josh Kleinbaum Estela Hyde doesn't need city officials to tell her that Glendale's saturated slopes are still dangerous despite a week of sunshine. Every time she lies in bed, thinking about the four-story house without a foundation looming out the window, she realizes it. "Sometimes I can't sleep at night," said Hyde, who lives on the 700 block of Glenmore Boulevard, just below Gladys. "When there is wind, I look up, getting ready to run." One week after storms and mudslides swept through Glendale, undermining the stability of many of the city's slopes, officials warned the rest of the city what Hyde already knows: The city's drenched hills are still dangerous.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | October 13, 2009
GLENDALE — City officials geared up this afternoon for the long and rainy night ahead, making sure sand was available to residents in the burn areas, reinforcing K-rails on streets and activating an information system for residents. The city activated its Emergency Operations Center today, amid National Weather Service warnings of moderate to severe weather conditions for Glendale, La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge beginning today and lasting until Thursday. Residents in the foothill areas of the three cities are facing the threat of debris flows and flooding as result of the massive Station fire.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | January 15, 2010
A series of heavy rain storms are expected to move through the Southland in the coming week, setting the stage for what could be biggest test for mudflow preparation in the foothills since the Station fire this past summer. Heavy rain is expected to start Sunday night and last through much of the next week, possibly dumping more than 8 inches in the mountain and valley regions, according to the National Weather Service. Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge on Friday posted updates on their web sites on evacuation points and sand bag stations, and encouraged residents to keep track of storm information online and via numerous call lines.
NEWS
August 2, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Two Glendale brothers are scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Glendale court on charges they kept a 10-inch pipe bomb in their apartment. Gevork Amirkhanyan, 22, and Kristian Amirkhanyan, 18, were being held Tuesday afternoon on $500,000 bail each after their arrests. Glendale Police, who were assisting Santa Clara County officials in serving a search warrant on the apartment in the 400 block of Porter Street, found the bomb shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, officials said.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | November 19, 2010
Los Angeles County officials this week warned foothill residents to stay vigilant against possible debris flows despite forecasts of a dryer winter. Representatives from Los Angeles County public works, sheriff and fire departments addressed the Crescenta Valley Town Council Thursday night to brief residents on preparations for the coming rainy season. While weather agencies have forecast a potentially dryer “La Nina” winter rain season, officials still urged residents to lay sandbags and take other precautions to protect their homes against potential mud and debris.
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