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NEWS
August 20, 2012
The City Council on Tuesday is set to review several options that could restrict smoking in individual apartment units, bolstering Glendale's current ban on smoking in common areas and private balconies of multi-unit buildings. Options include banning smoking in all individual units or limiting smoking-permitted units to specific sections of a building. Apartment owners could get a grace period of five years to implement the changes, according to a city report. The council is also scheduled to discuss loosening restrictions on smoking in outdoor dining areas, but last year a similar proposal was shot down.
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NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 27, 2012
Police on Tuesday seized 771 cartons of untaxed or illegal cigarettes - some of which were tucked behind mirrored compartments - at three Glendale tobacco shops. More than 200 untaxed and illegal cigarette cartons were found hidden in a remote-controlled, mirrored compartment at Palmer Gifts on the 1000 block of East Palmer Avenue, Glendale Police Sgt. Manny Fernandez said. Several hundred more cartons were also discovered hidden in a cubbyhole behind a mirror at Cigarette Zone on the 1200 block of South Glendale Avenue, he added.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | February 1, 2012
VALLEY GLEN - The stage was set for the Renaissance Academy boys' basketball team to knock off La Verne Lutheran, the No. 2 team in CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA. The Trojans were without their dominant power forward Grant Jerrett, who injured his ankle Tuesday, and the Wildcats controlled the first half and were sitting pretty with a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter. Then everything started to unravel for Renaissance, the top-ranked team in Division VI, as La Verne Lutheran started clicking and dominated the last 12 minutes of the game to pull off a 54-45 comeback victory at L.A. Valley College on Wednesday night.
NEWS
October 14, 2011
I'm 87 years old, I smoked for 50 years. I stopped 25 years ago and have never picked up another cigarette. I have had high-blood-pressure problems for the last 35 years, along with thyroid problems. Five years ago, I developed gout. Shortly after that, I had shortness of breath. I developed shingles - I was sure I lost my mind over that. Things have been just happening one after another. I now have an erratic heartbeat, weak kidneys and just went through an operation for a stomach ailment.
NEWS
The Los Angeles Times | September 8, 2011
Landlords in California will have clear authority to ban smoking in apartment buildings under a measure signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) authored the legislation, which takes effect Jan. 1, in response to concerns that the law was murky on whether smoking can be banned in apartments. Under SB 332, landlords must notify tenants where smoking is prohibited in an apartment complex, including whether it is banned in specific apartments.  L.A. TIMES
THE626NOW
August 26, 2011
The San Gabriel Mountains are clearly on the mend from the devastation of the Station fire, with flora and fauna coming back and areas reopened for public use. But as the two-year anniversary of the fire arrives, some important matters remain untended, leaving the region more at risk from inevitable future wildfires than it need be. The mystery of who started the Station fire remains unsolved, but that may not be the most pressing question....
NEWS
August 26, 2011
As a citizen of Glendale, I am just wondering if loitering, smoking and littering laws are in fact still laws within the city. On any given day or night (mostly night), you can find groups of teens and young adults hanging around in parking lots all across the city. They play their music, smoke cigarettes and throw all their trash right where they stand. They try to intimidate others and make the parking lots very uncomfortable places to be. The parking lots next to Carl's Jr. on Glenoaks, the 7-Eleven on the corner of Glenoaks and Highland and the Ralphs parking lot on Glendale Avenue near Glendale Community College are just a few of the hot spots.
NEWS
By Nance Parry | August 26, 2011
Glendale's Fresh Air Ordinance (via the Neighborhood Services Division of the Community Planning Department) is a thoughtful attempt to protect nonsmokers from the toxic effects of residual cigarette smoke in “common areas” of the city - including common areas of apartment buildings. It would be wonderful if all smokers in the city obeyed that law. But they don't. What happens when a nonsmoker puts in a complaint about free-for-all smoking in their building? Once Neighborhood Services places no-smoking signs that are ignored, and sends enforcement officers out to talk to noncompliant smokers whose behavior remains unchanged … then what?
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