October 24, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale could add as many as 18 speed humps to the 16 put in two years ago in neighborhoods north of downtown to slow vehicles down and reduce traffic in response to complaints from residents. The Glendale City Council and Glendale Transportation and Parking Commission will hold a joint meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday to discuss a 1998 plan for calming traffic and new speed humps. The city is considering sending out a questionnaire to residents of those neighborhoods in the Rossmoyne-Mountain area to get their response to the 2-year-old plan that included 16 speed humps, more stop signs, parking restrictions and narrowing of streets.
August 3, 2000
It appears Alhambra resident H.G. Martinez is still "outraged" over the speeding ticket received for doing 39 mph in a school zone. It is clear from Martinez's position that the children of Glendale don't count when he hits the gas pedal while rocketing through Glendale. Somehow Martinez has the idea that just because school is not in session that all the children disappear and only by magic are in school zones during school hours. Wrong. When the Rossmoyne/Mountain Homeowners Assn.
July 13, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL More than two months after its closure, the portion of Glenwood Road that runs through Hoover High, Toll Middle and Keppel Elementary schools will reopen today without fanfare. By this afternoon, crews from the city's Public Works Department will remove barricades that were installed after the May 5 slaying of Hoover student Raul Aguirre, said Glendale Public Works Director Kerry Morford. A traffic plan called for the road to open by Sept.
June 15, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Without committing any city funds, Glendale officials have promised Fern Lane residents to work toward getting a freeway offramp at the Glendale Sports Complex. The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to meet with Caltrans and state representatives to get support for funding and constructing an onramp and offramp at the athletic complex. Since the park opened in June 1999, residents have been upset about the additional traffic on their street and want a freeway ramp to divert it. Residents want the ramp as long as Fern Lane is closed to traffic from the freeway and sports park.
April 14, 2000
Buck Wargo FREEWAY SPORTS COMPLEX -- No freeway offramp and maybe no speed humps. That's the mood of residents along Fern Lane after Glendale officials floated proposals Wednesday night to cope with increasedtraffic in their neighborhood since nearby athletic fields opened 10 months ago. Many of the more than 60 people who attended the meeting Wednesday said a new offramp and onramp on the Glendale (2) Freeway would make the problem worse because it would bring more cars into their neighborhood.