February 17, 2004
Robert Chacon If the La Canada Flintridge City Council approves a $53,000 concrete repair contract tonight, business owners and shoppers will be walking easy beginning in April. Public Works Director Steve Castellanos has recommended that the City Council approve the contract with Glendale-based Vart Construction for concrete repair of at least 48 different locations in the city, most of them along business-lined Foothill Boulevard. The repairs are part of an annual effort by the city to repair concrete that has been lifted by tree roots, driveways damaged by weather and wear, and crumbling curbs and gutters.
November 25, 2004
Robert Chacon A long-simmering battle to bring sidewalks to some of La Canada Flint- ridge's residential streets is once again coming to a boiling point. This time, the focus is on Chevy Chase Drive between Descanso Drive and Foothill Boulevard, where some residents say sidewalks are needed to ensure the safety of pedestrians, but others oppose the notion, citing the desire to maintain the area's rural and rustic charm. Homes on this stretch of the street were built on large lots, and owners often kept their horses on the property.
June 22, 2005
Fred Ortega Children's safety beat out neighborhood charm Monday night when the City Council approved the installation Monday of sidewalks along La Canada Boulevard. La Canada Elementary School students will no longer have to walk to school along an uneven, rock-lined path. The council voted, 4-0, to install sidewalks, curbs and gutters on the west side of La Canada Boulevard, extending a walkway that already exists in front of the school north to Olive Lane.
March 13, 2002
Great Divide? I was raised in the Crescenta Valley. I have lived in both the unincorporated section of La Crescenta and the Glendale annex. I found it interesting that Janet Thompson explained that the Glendale annex section has a "human society" defined by street lights, police service and sidewalks. I guess we who live on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue are nonhuman by default. It must be the street lights and the sidewalks, because we have great police service from the sheriff's department.
June 20, 2005
Fred Ortega The City Council will consider a proposal tonight to install sidewalks on La Canada Boulevard near La Canada Elementary School that some neighbors argue will hurt the look of the community. The proposal, which would also extend an existing loading zone in front of the school, would cost an estimated $500,000, city officials said. Parents, who say that the improvements are needed to protect children walking to and from the school, are going head-to-head with residents like Harriet Hughe, who say installing sidewalks would take away from the area's rural character.
September 6, 2001
It seems the complaints of the few carry more weight than the facts in most cases. This letter is in response to your headline story on Friday, Aug. 24, concerning the cutting of carob trees and replacing them with spindly trees. Obviously the complainers haven't experienced the many problems associated with the beautiful carob trees. Have they raked up pods from their lawns and from the streets in front of their houses? Have they experienced the ruining of the sidewalks?
January 21, 2005
LA CANADA ELEMENTARY TRAFFIC DEBATED The City Council continued its public hearing period on proposed construction of a student drop-off zone on La Canada Boulevard, behind La Canada Elementary. The council is considering several projects that would result in a less congested street during drop-off and pick-up times. Sidewalks that would make walking to school safer for some students are also being considered. The council heard comments from residents who are for and against sidewalks.
January 16, 2009
Local sidewalks to be cleaned The City Council has approved a recommendation from the Department of Public Works to expand an existing sidewalk cleaning contract to include the Montrose Shopping Park. The contract with Hydro Pressure Systems will now include quarterly washing and cleaning of sidewalks and fixtures along Honolulu Avenue between Verdugo and Sunset, on the north and south sides. The contract will also include debris pickup from gutters. The bulk of the contract, which now totals $442,546, will cover work in downtown Glendale.
May 4, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Smooth sidewalks, uncluttered treetops and smooth, green, working lampposts in the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue are a preview of what's to come for the two remaining blocks of the Montrose Shopping Park. City workers erected several of the lampposts Tuesday along the 2300 block of Honolulu Avenue, while shoppers and strollers watched curiously as they walked to the shopping park's cafes and shops. When the lampposts are tested and found to be working properly, the city will repave the torn up and patched sidewalks, said John Drayman, secretary of the Montrose Shopping Park Assn.
January 31, 2012
Many of Glendale's neighborhoods were developed in the 1920s and '30s, when it was billed as one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Most of these residential areas have sidewalks that were laid when the houses were built. The custom then was for the contractor to embed a stamp (sometimes called a stencil) on the sidewalks, and these stamps have become a visible history of those who built the city. The history that those stamps preserve seems to be of interest to many people who use the city's sidewalks.