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NEWS
July 4, 2005
AT ISSUE: Should speed humps and lumps be installed in the various neighborhoods? We have followed all the lengthy protocol required under the law. For more than two years the residents of Highland Avenue have worked according to the city's own rules to have these humps installed. We obtained three quarters of the neighbors to approve the petition, as required. We wrote letters and made appearances before the commission in charge of deciding the issue.
LOCAL
By Melanie Hicken | August 22, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Public opinion Thursday was overwhelmingly in favor of speed bumps on Orange Avenue in front of Monte Vista Elementary School as a way to slow down what residents and officials agree is dangerous traffic. Several residents who live near the school spoke in favor of installing speed bumps at Thursday’s Crescenta Valley Town Council meeting, which included a chance for public input on the plan that is currently the subject of a traffic study by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
NEWS
November 18, 2000
I enjoyed and appreciated Ted Walter's letter in you Nov. 7 paper. Having moved here in 1937, it is still possible for me to remember the railroad train which delivered lumber to the Litchfield Lumber Co., located then, where the Old Better Drugs and present Albertsons Market on Glendale Avenue are. His comments are correct. Actually, it takes no longer to travel anywhere in central Glendale now then it did in the '40s and '50s, with the notable exception of areas where speed bumps are found.
NEWS
May 14, 2002
In legal circles, they call it assuming facts not in evidence. Assumed facts are often wrong. Carole Weling got her facts wrong in accusing me of hypocrisy ("Access to streets begins at home, including his," May 8). Weling assumes that I supported the "no right turn" sign (7-10 a.m.) at the corner of Hermosita and Country Club Drive. That is false. I don't like that device any more than the traffic circles and speed bumps in the Rossmoyne area. In fact, I stood up at a City Council hearing years ago and opposed speed bumps on Hermosita when a number of neighbors tried to have them installed.
NEWS
November 5, 2013
My wife and I have raised three children to adulthood, and I have managed a large organization for more than 45 years. Here is something I know to be absolutely true: If there are no consequences for bad behavior then bad behavior continues. When motorists were speeding on residential streets their bad behavior was modified by installing speed bumps. Go too fast and you tear the bottom out of your car. As much as I hate the bumps they seem to have achieved the desired result. Obviously the people that speed, talk or text on their cellphone, roll through stop signs and ignore pedestrians in crosswalks do so because there is little or no chance there will be a consequence for this bad behavior and if actually cited the consequence is not severe enough to modify the bad behavior.
NEWS
November 5, 2001
To City Manager Jim Starbird: I am writing to express my opposition to the "go-around circles" that were recently installed on the once beautiful but now unsightly streets of the Rossmoyne area. The recent article in the Glendale News-Press quotes you as saying a permanent type of structure will be installed if the go-a-rounds "achieve their purpose and are acceptable to the residents." I have yet to meet one resident in this neighborhood who finds them acceptable!
NEWS
June 9, 2008
SPRINKLER SYSTEM City officials will seek authorization to solicit bids on a $111,000 plan to upgrade the fire sprinkler system for the Civic Auditorium’s parking structure. Various joints and piping sections have shifted over the years as the structure “settled” and tension in the concrete garage flexed, according to city reports. As a result, the pipes have experienced minor leaking and rust. The work would bring the sprinkler system back into fire code compliance.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | February 22, 2008
The proposed new dealership facility for Bob Smith Toyota, located at 3322 Foothill Blvd., will be reviewed by the Glendale Design Review Board #1 at its meeting March 5, according to the city planning department. The 69,300-square-foot building was first reviewed by the DRB on Sept. 27 and returned to the applicant for redesign. It was scheduled to be heard Feb. 7, but when that meeting was canceled for lack of a quorum it was scheduled for March 5. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in Room 103 of the Municipal Services Building, on the City Hall campus, 633 E. Broadway, Glendale.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | April 29, 2010
CITY HALL ? Altura Avenue resident Bill Dodson was standing in his garage on a rainy October morning when a pickup truck lost control, sped through his neighbor?s front yard and took out a fence before smashing into his house. The 2008 accident, which caused about $60,000 worth of damage to his house, was indicative of a larger speeding problem in his north Glendale neighborhood, Dodson told the city?s Transportation and Parking Commission on Monday. ?It?s a race track at times,?
NEWS
February 4, 2011
The article in Friday's Glendale News-Press quoted Fred Jackson on the three Es of education, engineering and enforcement (“Metrolink targets Doran crossing,” Jan. 28). Quite a few years ago, when speed bumps and traffic circles were being installed along Mountain Street and in the area, I sat next to an Alabama traffic engineer on a flight to Birmingham. I asked him to comment on the massive project, and he told me about the three Es. But he listed them in a different order and said it was too bad Glendale was resorting to the expensive engineering before giving education and enforcement a chance.
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NEWS
November 5, 2013
My wife and I have raised three children to adulthood, and I have managed a large organization for more than 45 years. Here is something I know to be absolutely true: If there are no consequences for bad behavior then bad behavior continues. When motorists were speeding on residential streets their bad behavior was modified by installing speed bumps. Go too fast and you tear the bottom out of your car. As much as I hate the bumps they seem to have achieved the desired result. Obviously the people that speed, talk or text on their cellphone, roll through stop signs and ignore pedestrians in crosswalks do so because there is little or no chance there will be a consequence for this bad behavior and if actually cited the consequence is not severe enough to modify the bad behavior.
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SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | July 25, 2013
The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level. Ryan Sherriff (Glendale Community College, 2011) Palm Beach Cardinals pitcher: Whatever level he's at, Sherriff seems to turn in one fine performance after another. Despite a strong showing with the double-A Springfield Cardinals, Sherriff was assigned to the class-A advanced Cardinals of Palm Beach - where he spent all of 2012 - on June 22. In his last three starts, Sherriff has allowed three runs (two earned)
NEWS
By Michael Teahan | February 25, 2012
The Adams Hill Homeowners Assn. was formed to fight rampant apartment development in South Glendale. The increase in population density and traffic congestion would have been devastating. Adams Hill saw itself as the dumping ground for policies generated by a City Council that had no clue what was going on there, rarely visited the area and, with only one brief exception in at least the last half century, had no members that lived there. There are things about a neighborhood you understand only by going to sleep there every night and waking the next morning to deal with traffic and parking.
NEWS
November 23, 2011
I've lived all over the world - London, Barcelona, New York, Boston. My friends and family call me a world traveler. Now, the city where I've decided to settle down, Glendale, is home to the worst speeding I've ever seen. It's not the frequency that gets to you, it's the speed - a quiet neighborhood like ours deafened by random cars swerving through narrow streets at ungodly speeds. It's a peculiar and dangerous phenomenon. And it has to be stopped. Glendale consistently ranks near the top for having the most traffic accidents of any city in the country.
NEWS
February 4, 2011
The article in Friday's Glendale News-Press quoted Fred Jackson on the three Es of education, engineering and enforcement (“Metrolink targets Doran crossing,” Jan. 28). Quite a few years ago, when speed bumps and traffic circles were being installed along Mountain Street and in the area, I sat next to an Alabama traffic engineer on a flight to Birmingham. I asked him to comment on the massive project, and he told me about the three Es. But he listed them in a different order and said it was too bad Glendale was resorting to the expensive engineering before giving education and enforcement a chance.
FEATURES
May 11, 2010
I read the article about the dangerous intersection in Montrose (“Residents cite unsafe intersection,” March 20). Since I live near the intersection of Waltonia Drive and Park Place, I pass through the corner very often, and I have seen two cars that were severely damaged by a traffic collision. I agree with one of the residents that lowering the speed limit will not solve the problem. No matter what the speed limit is, some drivers speed if there is no traffic or pedestrians.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | April 29, 2010
CITY HALL ? Altura Avenue resident Bill Dodson was standing in his garage on a rainy October morning when a pickup truck lost control, sped through his neighbor?s front yard and took out a fence before smashing into his house. The 2008 accident, which caused about $60,000 worth of damage to his house, was indicative of a larger speeding problem in his north Glendale neighborhood, Dodson told the city?s Transportation and Parking Commission on Monday. ?It?s a race track at times,?
LOCAL
By Melanie Hicken | August 22, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Public opinion Thursday was overwhelmingly in favor of speed bumps on Orange Avenue in front of Monte Vista Elementary School as a way to slow down what residents and officials agree is dangerous traffic. Several residents who live near the school spoke in favor of installing speed bumps at Thursday’s Crescenta Valley Town Council meeting, which included a chance for public input on the plan that is currently the subject of a traffic study by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
FEATURES
February 28, 2009
We need a tougher sheriff on roads Regarding “Forum focus is traffic safety,” Monday: Everyone else has gotten into the act, so why shouldn’t I? As acknowledged and documented by many writers and articles, streets have become downright dangerous in Glendale (and most everywhere else in Southern California). Many ideas have been promulgated about what to do about it — education, street design, speed controls such as speed bumps, vehicle speed indicators, more signage, driving age changes, helicopter surveillance, etc. These are all reasonable ideas and could help, but none of these will have much effect on the self-indulgent young (and older)
NEWS
June 9, 2008
SPRINKLER SYSTEM City officials will seek authorization to solicit bids on a $111,000 plan to upgrade the fire sprinkler system for the Civic Auditorium’s parking structure. Various joints and piping sections have shifted over the years as the structure “settled” and tension in the concrete garage flexed, according to city reports. As a result, the pipes have experienced minor leaking and rust. The work would bring the sprinkler system back into fire code compliance.
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