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NEWS
August 23, 2013
The devastation and fatalities from the rampant Western wildfires this summer, including awful fires in Southern California, are both appalling and frightening. Therefore, I was even more angry and appalled than usual in finding cigarette butts on a recent walk in the Verdugos. There were a few scattered butts on both the Las Flores and Verdugo motorways, but even worse were the many butts I discovered scattered in the edge of the brush alongside the concrete water tank at the top of the Las Flores road.
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NEWS
July 13, 2013
The Fresh Air Ordinance for the city of Glendale is a joke because I have been imploring Neighborhood Services to enforce the ordinance against my violating neighbors for nearly three years. The key is enforcement since smokers obviously know that the ordinance is all bark and no bite. Sure the non-smoking signs are up and multiple visits were made to the violators, but to the best of my knowledge, the tenants and property owner of the adjacent apartment complex have not been fined because the tenants continue to smoke.
NEWS
June 20, 2013
In response to Greg Christopherson's June 15 letter, "Najarian sends city up in smoke", I am equally as frustrated by the continued flaunting of Glendale's smoking ordinances. While we may find it easy to blame politicians, it is really up to each of us to help make our city smoke free. Each time you observe people smoking where it is prohibited, send an email to Armine Jimenez at ArJimenez@ci.glendale.ca.us. Include the name of the business and its address, along with the details of your observation.
NEWS
June 14, 2013
Glendale a smoke-free city? What a joke! Everywhere I look in Glendale people are smoking. On the street, in front of the market, in their cars, at the Americana - everywhere. Don't even get me started on all the cigarette trash and butts that litter our streets. To call Glendale a smoke-free city is complete hypocrisy. I laughed out loud when I read in this paper that the city council was voting on whether or not to move smoking sections on patios at restaurants five feet. Five feet?
NEWS
June 3, 2013
The city of Glendale clamped down on tobacco late last month , banning smoking in all new apartments and condominiums. Bert Ring gives his thoughts.  -- Dan Evans, Times Community News 
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | May 29, 2013
The City Council further clamped down on smokers Tuesday night, unanimously approving new rules that will ban smoking in all new apartment and condominium units and add another layer of punishment that can be applied to those who break Glendale's anti-smoking rules. “This council has taken great strides,” Mayor Dave Weaver said at the council meeting. Since 2008, Glendale has implemented a variety of smoking rules as part of what's known as the “Fresh Air Ordinance,” restricting smoking in many public areas, on patios of multi-unit buildings and even in common areas of apartment complexes.
NEWS
May 15, 2013
Being a smoker in Glendale could get a lot more restrictive in the coming months after officials this week proposed a number of new laws to limit the reach of second-hand smoke. The City Council on Tuesday moved to ban smoking in all new apartment and condominium units, give individuals the right to sue others who break smoking rules and increase the distance between smokers and non-smokers in outdoor dining areas. Since 2008, Glendale has implemented a variety of smoking bans, from common areas to private balconies and patios in multi-unit buildings.
NEWS
May 10, 2013
Would the members of the Glendale City Council wake up on May 14 and recognize the need for a multi-unit residential amendment to Glendale's Fresh Air Ordinance - one that will protect the city's nonsmoking apartment/condo tenants from inter-unit drifting secondhand cigarette smoke. How about requiring, say, 80% of all apartment units in the city - 100% of contiguous ones - upon being vacated by their current tenants, being designated as permanent non-smoking ones. I know all too well how bad it can be, both from my own past experiences and from the tenacious, ongoing side effects that tend to linger long after the offending in-unit smoker or smokers have either belatedly quit the pernicious habit, moved away or, not surprisingly, died.
NEWS
April 26, 2013
Congratulations to the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees for deciding to make the campus smoke-free this fall. This took considerable courage to do. It is interesting and supporting that UCLA just enacted its campus tobacco ban on Earth Day, April 22, with plans for all 10 UC campuses to go smoke-free by 2014. This, of course, will cause smokers to scream that their personal freedom is being squelched. I do agree that unfortunately they do have the personal freedom to smoke, fuel their addiction and slowly commit suicide.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 20, 2013
When Glendale Community College students return from spring break on Monday, they will be greeted with a new warning: It's official, the campus is going smoke-free. The ban won't go into effect until this fall, but a committee is working to spread the word among students this semester. College trustee President Ann Ransford said additional resources for students interested in quitting will also be advertised. "The plan is to market the issue, to put signs up on campus, so people know it's a smoke-free environment," she said.
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