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October 9, 2006
Owners of solar-powered homes in La Crescenta, Mount Washington, Sun Valley, Los Angeles and Sylmar opened their doors to total strangers on the weekend. The American Solar Energy Society's San Fernando Valley leg of its National Solar Tour crossed through La Crescenta on Sunday as solar powered home owner and tour organizer Ted Baumgart let tourists past his threshold. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. people ogled the 2 ½ story, 3,000 square foot, three-bedroom abode. The home's heating and cooling system runs partially on solar power.
NEWS
June 24, 2005
With the sun beating down upon them, a group of solar power supporters were in Glendale Thursday, trying to draw Rep. Dario Frommer's attention to a bill that would establish an environmental initiative to create a million solar-powered homes and businesses in California by 2018. Staff members from Environment California stood across the street from Frommer's Glendale office waving signs in support of the bill and urging drivers to honk if they were in support of local power.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | December 11, 2012
Nine Glendale-area Girl Scouts have been named Emerging Leaders by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles in recognition of their outstanding extracurricular accomplishments. The young women joined hundreds of other highly accomplished women in Los Angeles, along with nearly 100 additional Emerging Leaders, for a luncheon and day of mentorship at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood on Dec. 5. Local Girl Scouts honored were Heather Abrams, Morgan Beck, Mithra Bhadha, Antonia Issaevitch, Jillian Kauffman, Isabel Martos-Repath and Rachel Nakumra, all of La Crescenta, as well as Erick Weiler, of Montrose, and Sarah Hill, of Glendale, The event concluded a year of celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA. Heather Abrams has been a Girl Scout for eight years.
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | January 24, 2007
GLENDALE — Come fall semester, students at Glendale Community College will be learning under classroom lights powered by the sun. The school's board of trustees unanimously approved the Green Energy Partnership Program Monday, an agreement with the city of Glendale to install a photovoltaic system that will generate an average of 390,000 kilowatt hours a year for the college for the next 50 years. Chevron Energy Systems will install the system after the campus' new parking structure is completed, said Joe Flores, business account representative for Glendale Water and Power.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 7, 2013
The Glendale Unified School District will undertake its largest solar project yet when it installs panels at Glendale High School this summer that could generate 427 kilowatts of power, which is about 25% of the power used by the school in a year. Solar panels will also be installed at Roosevelt Middle School, as well as at Balboa, Fremont and Marshall elementary schools. Construction is scheduled to begin in June after school is dismissed for the summer, said Alan Reising, administrator of facilities planning at Glendale Unified.
NEWS
October 1, 2004
Robert Chacon LA CRESCENTA -- Ted Baumgart believes in harnessing power from the sun, and he is offering a tour of his home to prove it. At Baumgart's whimsical home, 12 solar panels power his swimming pool's filtration system, the circulation system for a miniature waterfall and pond, his refrigerator, and a miniature train that runs on tracks from his kitchen throughout the backyard. Large windows and sky lights provide sufficient light on even an overcast day. The purpose of giving a tour of his home is to show that, "solar power can be integrated into our lives seamlessly," he said.
LOCAL
April 10, 2009
Phat Energy, a Southern California supplier of renewable energy products located on Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, announced that it has begun a pilot project with Sears to help homeowners go green. Under the terms of the limited-time program, Southern California homeowners who install a new, state-of-the-art Phat Energy solar power system will receive an energy and safety audit from Sears’ Blue Climate Crew (a $550 value) at no cost. The audit is designed to find areas in a home where power is being wasted, such as leaky door frames and back-drafting water heaters.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | March 12, 2009
Teachers watched as sunlight powered a solar oven to 250 degrees, making a tray of corn bread and a dish of chili rise and bubble during a workshop Wednesday, they said. The event was the first in a two-day program meant to familiarize teachers with solar power concepts that they could teach to students, said Nalini Lasiewicz, a representative for Solar Schoolhouse, which partnered with Glendale Water and Power to organize the workshops. A total of about 20 teachers came to the Glendale Unified School District’s professional development center during the afternoon program, learning about thermal energy through hands-on activities, Lasiewicz said.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | December 28, 2010
CITY HALL — Glendale could receive solar power generated by a tower higher than the Empire State Building under a nearly $200-million agreement that goes to the City Council next week. Earlier this month, the City Council introduced the proposed purchase agreement for the La Paz Solar Tower Project with a consortium of cities through the Southern California Public Power Authority. Australia-based EnviroMission is scheduled to build the project in the desert of Arizona's La Paz County, with construction on the 2,400-foot-high tower set to begin in July 2012.
NEWS
December 18, 2006
ON THE AGENDA The following items will be considered at Tuesday's City Council meeting:   RESOLUTION City staff has prepared a resolution supporting the city of Santa Clarita in their attempt to limit mining in Soledad Canyon.   The Bureau of Land Management recently approved a 69-million-ton mining project in the area. The city of Santa Clarita sent out a letter to the League of California Cities, requesting their support against the project, citing environmental dangers and property devaluations.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 7, 2013
The Glendale Unified School District will undertake its largest solar project yet when it installs panels at Glendale High School this summer that could generate 427 kilowatts of power, which is about 25% of the power used by the school in a year. Solar panels will also be installed at Roosevelt Middle School, as well as at Balboa, Fremont and Marshall elementary schools. Construction is scheduled to begin in June after school is dismissed for the summer, said Alan Reising, administrator of facilities planning at Glendale Unified.
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By Joyce Rudolph | December 11, 2012
Nine Glendale-area Girl Scouts have been named Emerging Leaders by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles in recognition of their outstanding extracurricular accomplishments. The young women joined hundreds of other highly accomplished women in Los Angeles, along with nearly 100 additional Emerging Leaders, for a luncheon and day of mentorship at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood on Dec. 5. Local Girl Scouts honored were Heather Abrams, Morgan Beck, Mithra Bhadha, Antonia Issaevitch, Jillian Kauffman, Isabel Martos-Repath and Rachel Nakumra, all of La Crescenta, as well as Erick Weiler, of Montrose, and Sarah Hill, of Glendale, The event concluded a year of celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA. Heather Abrams has been a Girl Scout for eight years.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | January 30, 2012
The clergy of Temple Sinai dedicated 125 new solar panels with song and prayer Sunday morning, becoming the third house of worship in Glendale to make the leap toward solar-powered facilities. “We are all here because of the vision of one man who started us on the path of true environmental sustainability,” began Rabbi Richard Schechter. That man is Jan Freed, who 18 months ago realized that Temple Sinai was paying an annual $35,000 utility bill, so he suggested the temple install solar panels.
NEWS
September 23, 2011
A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) would take the power of the road for renewable energy. The bill, one of many the Gov. Jerry Brown is wading through in the wake of the legislative recess, would require the California Energy Commission to explore the possibility of generating green electricity from passing cars, trucks and trains. The legislation centers on what's called piezoelectric technology, where censors are placed under a roadway and the vibrations produced by vehicles are converted into electricity.
NEWS
March 7, 2011
I’m not sure if the business is always as brisk at Michael’s craft store as it was last weekend. I am not the arts-and-crafts type, so I rarely venture there. But right now in Glendale, and around much of California, it is “Mission Season” — that hallowed time of year when fourth-graders turn to their groaning and reluctant parents to help them build models of one of the California missions that helped define our state’s grand history. This season runs concurrent to the “Days of Father Junipero Serra” — the lesser-known season where parents all across the land pay for a year of sins with paint stains, utility-knife cuts and burns from hot glue.
NEWS
January 6, 2011
Solar Tower The City Council on Tuesday approved a proposed purchase agreement for the La Paz Solar Tower Project with a consortium of cities through the Southern California Public Power Authority. Australia-based EnviroMission is scheduled to build the project in the desert of Arizona's La Paz County, with construction on the 2,400-foot-high tower set to begin in July 2012. WHAT IT MEANS Under the agreement, the city would purchase up to $6.6-million worth of solar power generated by the La Paz Tower annually for 30 years once the tower is operational in 2014.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | December 28, 2010
CITY HALL — Glendale could receive solar power generated by a tower higher than the Empire State Building under a nearly $200-million agreement that goes to the City Council next week. Earlier this month, the City Council introduced the proposed purchase agreement for the La Paz Solar Tower Project with a consortium of cities through the Southern California Public Power Authority. Australia-based EnviroMission is scheduled to build the project in the desert of Arizona's La Paz County, with construction on the 2,400-foot-high tower set to begin in July 2012.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert, max.zimbert@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
SOUTH GLENDALE — Carol Gregory's students at Glendale Unified's summer camp wanted to begin their solar experiments in the shade Tuesday. "That's not going to work, will it?" the teacher said. The students caught on quickly. Beginning with small fans, 9-year-old Cassandra Aleman experimented with solar cells in the shade and in direct sunlight. She connected another half-volt cell to the fan and noted the uptick in its rotations. "It's at full power," she said, standing in the sun. "It's shaking from the speed.
NEWS
June 12, 2010
What a disappointing June 10 article titled, "Rosemont taps principal." The article smacks of tabloid fodder and attempts to pay Cynthia Livingston a back-handed compliment about her "earning" the promotion of principal of Rosemont Middle School despite her being the "longtime girlfriend" of retiring Glendale Unified Supt. Michael Escalante. Livingston has been an asset to Glendale Unified generally, and Fremont Elementary specifically — often times going above and beyond the call of duty.
NEWS
June 26, 2009
Veterans bills given support by Dreier Rep. David Dreier this week voted in favor of four bills in support of veterans. “As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, it is only fitting that we ensure that the men and women who fought for our freedom receive the benefits and support they deserve,” Dreier said in a prepared statement . “The members of our armed forces and their families make incredible sacrifices for...
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