August 23, 2013
I want to thank Gina Moore for stopping at the intersection of Cañada Boulevard and El Rito Avenue because I was the pedestrian she wrote about who was trying to cross the street (“ Disheartened by Glendale drivers ,” Mailbag, Aug. 17). I am used to trying to cross Cañada at this point and have often stood for several minutes to catch just the right moment between distant red lights to make my move. I try not to disrupt the flow of traffic, most of which is moving at speeds exceeding the speed limit.
April 11, 2013
Robert Bursalyan was born on April 30, 1983 in Yerevan, Armenia. His family moved to the United States in August 1989 and settled in Glendale, California. Robert was a Glendale resident for 24 years. He attended school starting from Thomas Jefferson Elementary and finishing at Glendale Community College. People who knew Robert very well knew his true passion was in movies. He incorporated quotes and punch lines from movies in his lifestyle. Robert began going on auditions for TV shows, commercials, and films.
August 19, 2011
State Assemblyman Mike Gatto's (D-Silver Lake) bill allowing cities to lower speed limits is expected to get its third reading soon in the Senate, after which the measure will go up for a vote. The bill passed unanimously in the Assembly. The bill revises a change in state law that went in effect in 2004. The change forced cities to round up their speed limits to the nearest 5-mph increment after traffic studies, which Gatto says gives some drivers the false impression they can drive even faster.
August 1, 2011
California Highway Patrol officers issued nearly five dozen traffic citations this past weekend on the steep and mountainous Angeles Crest Highway in response to reports of speeding motorcyclists and close-call collisions. The enforcement campaign yielded citations for speeding, unsafe passing and other violations as California Highway Patrol officers staked out the 66-mile route popular with motorcyclists eager to test their skills on the roadway's tight curve. Some near-collisions, including skids into oncoming traffic, have been posted on YouTube.
June 22, 2011
DOWNTOWN — The Windsor Road crosswalk is a dangerous path for businessman Barry Wishengrad and his employees who stroll it to conduct dealings between two Brand Boulevard car dealerships. Some of the flashing lights don’t work for the crosswalk, where it’s not uncommon for motorists to speed and not yield for pedestrians. “I have walked this crosswalk and almost been hit two dozen times and so have my employees,” said Wishengrad, general manager of Glendale Nissan and Infiniti.
April 5, 2011
More than 70 motorists were cited over the weekend in a citywide speed enforcement effort in which drivers were caught reaching speeds of up to 63 mph on city streets, police reported. Six Glendale police officers were assigned to the enforcement detail from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday on city streets in mostly Northwest Glendale, Sgt. Dennis Smith said. Police cited 75 drivers for speeding, including one motorist for traveling at 63 mph and several others who were traveling at more than 50 mph on Victory Boulevard, he said.
March 4, 2011
The city of Glendale would get to test-drive the power to set speed limits on surface streets under legislation proposed by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake). Assembly Bill 529 would address Glendale Police Department concerns about speeding and would reverse a 2004 shift in state calculations that raised many speed limits. “You can't legislate courteous driving habits, but we can make it safer on city streets,” Gatto said. Under California law, authorities gather data on the average speeds on roadways, and then set limits within the 85th percentile of the average.
May 31, 2010
I am sick of reading all the garbage about crossing a street in an unmarked area. Hello, this is called jaywalking — always has been, and it deserves a ticket. Why do the people in Glendale and Burbank feel we all must bow down and change the laws so they can do whatever pleases them? Give tickets to every one of them, period . "I am disabled" — what a lame excuse! Take a cab, bus or ride in your family's car. Jaywalking should be enforced for everyone, no excuses.
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.
April 2, 2010
I work for a towing company right next to Glendale. I just read an article that you contributed to regarding a police sting for motorists that didn’t stop for pedestrians on Central and Garfield avenues (“Sting like a bunny,” April 1). I’m having a hard time understanding how this “sting” operation works. By no means am I educated in law enforcement, but I have never gotten a ticket since I started driving six years ago. I consider myself a very safe driver, but on occasions I have stopped for pedestrians who are walking across the street in an unmarked crosswalk.