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March 12, 2004
I recently read where we will have more law enforcement patrolling Foothill in an attempt to reduce speeding. I can tell you from living on a smaller side street that runs parallel to Foothill and Montrose that the serious speeders prefer to drop down to Piedmont and regularly fly down our street. Some of the speeders are neighbors with motorcycles and SUVs. They ride right up on our bumper as we observe the speed limit, only to park a few houses beyond ours. Piedmont is a very narrow street that barely has room for cars to pass one another.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | September 20, 2007
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — More than 19 years after his daughter-in-law and granddaughter were killed by a drunk driver as they walked across Verdugo Road and Cañada Boulevard, Glendale resident William Cramer continues to worry about speeders and reckless drivers. And in light of recent accidents — a 24-year-old Glendale woman killed in a hit-and-run; a 63-year-old Los Angeles man hospitalized after a driver in an alleged street race slammed into his car — Cramer’s frustration has led him to take matters into his own hands.
NEWS
May 10, 2008
The time to crack down on speeders in Glendale and Burbank is long overdue. Many have rightly asked how many must be injured or killed before we find a way to stop the reckless driving we see on our streets every day. A bill that Assemblyman Paul Krekorian is proposing may not stop the fatal phenomenon, but it is a step in the right direction. Krekorian’s legislation would double the penalty points for drivers who are caught going more than 26 mph over the posted speed limit, putting these reckless drivers on a faster track to a suspended license.
NEWS
June 15, 2007
Regarding last weekend's From the Margins column, Patrick Azadian's "Fly-bys are going a bit too far," I have read several articles and letters concerning the Glendale Police helicopter presence trying to crackdown on speeders along Glenoaks Boulevard. I understand the noise concerns. But bravo to our Police Department for addressing the problem. The latest article written by Azadian was particularly shortsighted, in my opinion. Azadian stated that "drug pushers and wife beaters are worse than bad drivers," and that may be true, up to a point, but bad drivers can also kill innocent people.
NEWS
November 7, 2000
I remember the days when there was "real" traffic on the residential streets, having been born in Glendale 54 years ago, raising five children and still living here children. I grew up in the 500 block of East Glenoaks Boulevard, and then at the age of 6 moved to Ethel Street, until the age of 25. Apparently, very few people remember what these thoroughfares were like during rush hours prior to the 134 and 2 freeway systems were built. At the Glenoaks address, for me to get to the little market on the other side where I sorted soft drink bottles after school for 10 cents a day, I had to dash across the street between the "big" cars of old and the speeders.
NEWS
November 11, 2011
Witnessing, especially for the first time, someone deal with a violent autistic fit can be jarring, disconcerting and certainly confusing. But when you add a mistaken emergency call for help and police response, the situation can quickly turn volatile. So it was for Don Short and Tamara Mark, who had a less-than-understanding encounter with law enforcement in Hawaii when their autistic 10-year-old son became agitated and had to be restrained. To the public, it looked abusive, so someone called the airport police, who demanded that Don Short release his son - who bit an officer on the knee in the ensuing scuffle.
NEWS
June 6, 2007
Noisy helicopters are residents' nuisance I live on the 1300 block of Western Avenue, and we always enjoyed the quietness of my neighborhood ("Copters to bust speeders," Friday). Lately, we have noticed a police helicopter in the sky above Glenoaks Boulevard on a daily basis. I get home tired from work, and like every one of us, I need to rest. But the noise level of that helicopter every day disturbs me very much. We open the windows during summer to get fresh, cool air at the same time we are getting noise pollution.
NEWS
July 8, 2002
Enforce or change the speed limit on Canada Boulevard My granddaughter and daughter-in-law, along with Patricia Carr and her daughter, Caren, were killed by a drunk speeder on July 13, 1988, on Canada Boulevard. We could pay the councilmen handsomely with the fines from speeders on Canada Boulevard. You can drive 40 mph easily, but 45 is the average, with 50 and 55 very often. There is a silver Mercedes that does 55 every morning, weaving in and out of traffic.
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November 11, 2011
Witnessing, especially for the first time, someone deal with a violent autistic fit can be jarring, disconcerting and certainly confusing. But when you add a mistaken emergency call for help and police response, the situation can quickly turn volatile. So it was for Don Short and Tamara Mark, who had a less-than-understanding encounter with law enforcement in Hawaii when their autistic 10-year-old son became agitated and had to be restrained. To the public, it looked abusive, so someone called the airport police, who demanded that Don Short release his son - who bit an officer on the knee in the ensuing scuffle.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 23, 2011
GLENDALE - Police officers issued more than 150 citations to speeding motorists and distracted drivers as they fanned across Glendale's busiest thoroughfares in the past week. Officers cited 94 motorists for speeding and 78 drivers for talking on cell phones or texting while driving on city streets, Police Sgt. Dennis Smith said. Grant-funded speed enforcements typically yield 70 to 80 citations, Smith said. “It was a little higher than normal,” he said. Police are likely to see more speeders this summer, especially at night, he added.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | July 2, 2010
A Glendale Police motorcycle officer sustained abrasions and a fractured wrist Thursday evening after he collided with a vehicle in pursuit of a speeding motorist, a department spokesman said. The collision occurred about 5:35 p.m. when Officer Artur Obrunsik, a five-year veteran, attempted to pass a vehicle on the left while pursuing a speeding motorist northbound on Grandview Avenue above Kenneth, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. As Obrunsik attempted to pass, the driver of the vehicle made a left turn into a driveway, and the officer crashed into the side of the car despite braking, Lorenz said.
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 Veronica Rocha | April 22, 2009
GLENDALE — Speeds on main city streets such as Glenoaks Boulevard have decreased since the Police Department stepped up enforcement in high-speed areas, officials said. Patrol officers cited 176 motorists from March 27 to April 6 in Glendale, and of those tickets, 53 were for speeding, according to Glendale Police Department statistics, which Lt. Carl Povilaitis said is a high number for that period of time. Other citations were for failing to stop for a pedestrian or at a stop sign, unsafe lane changes and talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | January 28, 2009
GLENDALE — Police have been cracking down on speeders and motorists who violated road laws in the past week in an effort to curtail collisions in the city. Glendale Police Department Traffic Bureau officers have cited more than 55 people since Jan. 19 for speeding on Glenoaks Boulevard, Pacific Avenue and Kenneth and Glenwood roads. Twenty-five motorists were cited Jan. 20 on the four roads, with some reaching speeds as high as 60 mph on Glenoaks, where the speed limit is 40 mph. Another nine motorists were cited Sunday and 15 Monday for speeding on Pacific Avenue, where speeds reached as high as 52 mph in the 25 mph zone.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | August 4, 2008
GLENDALE — Officer Ed Malouf spent part of a recent evening sitting on his police motorcycle pointing a laser at cars traveling on Victory Boulevard and Thompson Avenue. A member of Glendale Police Department’s Traffic Detail, Malouf on Friday was checking cars’ speeds and issuing tickets to drivers who broke the posted 35 mph limit. Most stuck to the limit or drove below it, but some sped by and were picked up by Malouf’s laser. “You make a visual estimation first on how someone is going, then you confirm it with the laser,” he said.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | August 1, 2008
GLENDALE — Police and city officials on Thursday backed a proposed bill that would add another point to the driving records of motorists who are leaning a little too heavily on the gas pedal. Motorists caught driving 26 mph or more above a posted speed limit would get two points on their records if Assembly Bill 2669 passes through the Senate, Assemblyman Paul Krekorian said at a news conference at the Glendale Police Station. Under current California law, motorists caught speeding are penalized a point on their driving records.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | July 4, 2008
GLENDALE — The Police Department will pump up its efforts this summer to keep the city’s streets safe from reckless drivers. Glendale police traffic officers will be monitoring streets that are notorious for traffic collisions and speeding during three speed-enforcement task forces this month, Sgt. Dennis Smith said. Police will also hold a sobriety checkpoint in August. A grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will fund the task forces and checkpoints, Lt. Carl Povilaitis said.
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