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December 11, 2011
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad detonated a pipe bomb Saturday night that belonged to a Glendale man in his 40s. The man, whose name was not released, drove to Glendale Police headquarters at 9 p.m. Saturday with the pipe bomb in his car to turn it over, officials said. Accompanied by family members, he parked across the street from the building entrance on Isabel St., and then walked into the building to speak with officers at the front desk. “He was coming seeking assistance and advice,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
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LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | February 16, 2009
GLENDALE — Forecasters predicted that a heavy storm today will bring 2 to 5 inches of rain in the foothills, with the possibility of thunderstorms and hail. The National Weather Service on Sunday issued three weather warnings including a flash-flood watch from 10 p.m. Sunday through this afternoon, a wind advisory from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and a winter storm watch for the foothills, mountains and the city until tonight, said Bill Hoffer, a weather service spokesman. “It’s a rather fast-moving system,” he said.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | October 26, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Residents of all ages spanned Foothill Boulevard Saturday morning picking up cigarettes and pulling weeds as part of community clean up day. “It’s dirty work, but if it helps the environment, then it’s worth it,” said 14-year-old Hailey James, who, with several friends from her Girl Scout troop, filled trash bags with cigarette butts and other litter. The event was one of several community beautification efforts that more than 200 volunteers took part in for the 16th annual Foothill Community Clean Up, in conjunction with national Make A Difference Day. Make a Difference Day is an annual event sponsored by USA Weekend and the Points of Light Foundation to encourage local neighborhood service projects.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | October 18, 2009
NORTH GLENDALE — Concerted disaster-response efforts combined with gentler-than-expected rain prevented mudslides in the region’s first test since the Station fire, but another message is being stressed: Don’t get complacent. “All of us need to be on our toes,” said Public Works Director Steve Zurn. “A lot of times it isn’t even the first year. Sometimes the biggest problems come in year two or year three.” The inevitable deluge of heavy mud and debris will bring Zurn before the City Council on Tuesday as part of a $555,000 request to continue response and recovery efforts.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | October 6, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Hundreds of residents packed the Rosemont Middle School cafeteria Tuesday night to get the latest details on how officials were preparing the barren hillsides for a potentially wet winter, only to hear that destructive debris flows were likely. The U.S. Geological Survey also released a study Tuesday that determined even normal rainstorms this winter would likely produce large debris flows in the hills and canyons above La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | September 27, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Residents packed the Center for Spiritual Living on Saturday morning for the first of two community meetings on efforts to protect residential areas from flooding and mudslides this winter. Glendale and Los Angeles County officials briefed residents on an aggressive plan that has been in the works since the massive Station fire scorched the Foothills — leaving the hillsides bare and prone to runoff and mudflow. “We are doing all we can to prevent any disaster up here,” said George Chapjian, director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services for the city.
NEWS
January 26, 2005
Jackson Bell Concerned about forecasted showers beating down on a city already ailing from the recent deluge, Glendale City Council members Tuesday renewed their declaration of a state of local emergency. The National Weather Service predicted rain beginning Tuesday and lasting through today, with a chance of precipitation Thursday and Friday. Mayor Bob Yousefian, worried that new rainfall could cause more damage to parts of the city, pushed for the renewal.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | December 14, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — The weekend deluge left most foothill neighborhoods unscathed from any significant mud and debris flows, officials said. No injuries, damage or significant mud and debris were reported during the storm, which dumped about 4.65 inches of rain at Mt. Wilson, according to unofficial National Weather Service rain totals. “We are relieved there were no injuries or significant debris flows, but of course it’s going to be a long winter, and we are going to see worse storms than this, so we are gearing up,” said Bob Spencer, Los Angeles County Public Works spokesman.
NEWS
February 12, 2000
Robert Shaffer GLENDALE -- Portions of Glendale and La Canada Flintridge that burned in December by the San Rafael Hills fire will beunder a flash flood watch today and tonight, officials from the National Weather Service said Friday. There is a 90% chance of rain today and it should be cloudy with a chance of showers through Tuesday, said David Sweet, a metrologist with the agency. Heavy rains could bring mudslides, he said. "We're a little concerned about the exposed area where the fire burned," he said.
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