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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 16, 2013
A bright, new “Glendale Police Department” sign that is displayed outside the Montrose substation makes the substation hard to miss. The new sign and front window decals were just some of the renovations completed to the exterior of the substation in the 3800 block of Ocean View Boulevard. A step inside the office reveals a fresh look, complete with decorative photographs that pay homage to the area's rich history. “This truly is a community substation brought to you by the community,” said Glendale Police Capt.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 18, 2013
The Glendale Police Department's Montrose substation closed last week for renovations that include new paint, carpet and office furniture. Renovations, which are expected to take at least three weeks, will also include new décor and a prominent sign outside the substation in the 3800 block of Ocean View Boulevard, according to Lt. Lola Abrahamian, who was recently assigned to oversee operations for north Glendale. The renovations were made possible by a $10,000 anonymous donation from a local resident and business owner, police said.
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By Tracey Laity | March 11, 2006
LA CRESCENTA ? A group of residents have prevented the installation of an electrical substation after voicing health and safety concerns about the project to Glendale Water and Power. The city's utility company, which supplies electricity to more than 75,000 local customers, had considered rebuilding the old New York substation on Altura Street, which was razed about four years ago. But at a public meeting on Monday, the Glendale Water and Power Commission, which advises Glendale Water and Power, recommended that the City Council deny the New York substation project.
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September 22, 2005
by Jennifer Berry The small group of concerned citizens gathered at Lincoln Elementary School Wednesday night wanted to send a strong message to the city of Glendale. "Not in my neighborhood," was their collective response when Glendale Water and Power officials asked how they felt about the department putting an electrical transformer on the vacant, city-owned lot in the 3400 block of Altura Avenue. "If you do not want an electrical station in your backyard, stand up," said one of the group's spokesmen, Steve Shenian, whose property is directly behind the site.
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By By Tracey Laity | February 4, 2006
MONTROSE -- About 250 calendars remain for residents who want to buy a slice of local history and contribute to the upkeep of the Glendale Police substation on Ocean View Boulevard. The Montrose Shopping Park Assn. began selling the special edition calendars, featuring historical pictures of the district, before Christmas and is well on its way to achieve its $10,000 target. Once the printing costs are covered, the remainder of the money will go toward paying the annual rent and utility bills of the substation, said Montrose Shopping Park Assn.
NEWS
June 21, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Nestled between Custom Photographic Services and Executive Clock Gallery on Ocean View Boulevard is the unassuming Montrose substation of the Glendale Police Department. It is so unassuming, in fact, that the driver for a shoplifting ring cruising through town about 1 1/2 years ago parked the getaway car in front of the station for a nap. An officer went in for a closer look, resulting in several arrests and the discovery of a variety of stolen merchandise.
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April 16, 2001
Amber Willard MONTROSE -- To make checks more convenient for more residents, Glendale Police have added their Montrose substation to the list of places people can check on local registered sex offenders. Under Megan's Law, which requires sex offenders to register with local law enforcement, residents can check to see if any live in their zip code. "We've taken the CD-ROM to several fairs and meetings and enough interest was generated that we felt we needed a second location," police spokesman Sgt. Rick Young said.
LOCAL
October 4, 2006
Outage affects more than 13,000 residents A bird flew into a transformer on Saturday, causing 13,500 customers to lose power in La Crescenta and Montrose from 8:27 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., Saturday, city officials said. Workers cleaned and repaired the area at the Montrose substation within 45 minutes, said Ramon Abueg, Glendale Water and Power's electrical services administrator. A bird that looked like a crow or a raven flew into a small gap on the transformer, which generates 34,000 volts of energy.
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March 18, 2014
Power was restored to the remaining 900 Glendale Water & Power customers at about midnight after an outage that occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. and affected a total of about 5,000 customers in the north Glendale, La Crescenta and Sparr Heights areas, officials said. Power was restored so some neighborhoods around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, but just after 11 p.m., Glendale Water & Power reported 900 customers were still without power.   Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said power should be fully restored by about midnight.  The cause was most likely due to equipment failure at the utility's Montrose substation, he said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 16, 2013
A bright, new “Glendale Police Department” sign that is displayed outside the Montrose substation makes the substation hard to miss. The new sign and front window decals were just some of the renovations completed to the exterior of the substation in the 3800 block of Ocean View Boulevard. A step inside the office reveals a fresh look, complete with decorative photographs that pay homage to the area's rich history. “This truly is a community substation brought to you by the community,” said Glendale Police Capt.
NEWS
October 11, 2013
The Glendale Police Department's Montrose Substation will reopen Tuesday after being closed for renovations for nearly a month. An anonymous $10,000 donation from a local resident was expected to fund the renovations, which included new carpet, paint, office furniture and a prominent sign outside the substation in the 3800 block of Ocean View Boulevard. The substation opened in 1996 to enhance neighborhood safety in north Glendale. Police officers often use the station to write up reports.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 18, 2013
The Glendale Police Department's Montrose substation closed last week for renovations that include new paint, carpet and office furniture. Renovations, which are expected to take at least three weeks, will also include new décor and a prominent sign outside the substation in the 3800 block of Ocean View Boulevard, according to Lt. Lola Abrahamian, who was recently assigned to oversee operations for north Glendale. The renovations were made possible by a $10,000 anonymous donation from a local resident and business owner, police said.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 13, 2012
Utility officials are considering spending $12.5 million to boost capacity at an electrical substation to serve the growing needs of Glendale's San Fernando Road Corridor - home to DreamWorks and Disney's Creative Campus. Glendale Water & Power officials originally expected the money for the improvements to come from a proposed $60-million electric utility bond. But with the prolonged discussion about water rate hikes in recent months and some anti-bond sentiment at City Hall, officials now plan to pay for the project through cash reserves.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | December 7, 2011
Yellow flash cards, a gavel, competing bids - the scene in City Council chambers transformed into an auction house Tuesday night as officials sold off a utility substation that Glendale Water & Power has been trying to get off its books for months. As City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian took up the gavel, a bidding war ensued between three potential buyers who held up yellow cards as they raised the price of the 30,000-square-foot property at 3445 Altura Ave. from $300,000 to the winning bid of $395,000.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 6, 2011
A lack of interest in the auction of a 30,000-square-foot city-owned property that once housed an electrical substation has prompted Glendale to slash original $600,000 asking price in half. It also led to a round of high-profile sales pitches. “Come on folks, $300,000, that's a bargain,” Mayor Laura Friedman said Tuesday from the City Council dais in attempt to solicit bids for the land at 3445 Altura Avenue. Glendale Water & Power had planned to sell the property, which is bordered by homes in North Glendale, for $600,000 to make some extra money.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | December 17, 2010
CITY HALL — City officials got a sneak peek Thursday at a new and improved electrical substation — the result of a roughly $12-million project that utility officials say will make the electrical supply more reliable. In 2009, the City Council approved the roughly $12-million contract with Beta Engineering LLC for the demolition and replacement of the existing Glorietta substation in north Glendale, which serves 4,000 customers. The facility is one of 13 electric substations that serve as middle points between the bulk power grid and electric lines.
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By Melanie HIcken | February 17, 2010
CITY HALL — Glendale Water & Power on Tuesday announced a $4.2-million contract for the installation of more than 100,000 smart utility meters that track real-time water and energy use. Utility Partners of America will install 84,500 electric meters and 33,400 water meters for all Glendale Water & Power customers, with most of the work scheduled to take place by early fall. Crews will first test the meters in three areas — near City Hall, Montrose and near the Glorietta Substation in north Glendale — to gauge how the technology will work in different parts of the city.
NEWS
July 19, 2009
The City Council on Tuesday will consider an approximately $50,000 contract for the construction of a transformer facility as a part of the estimated $11-million Glorietta Park Pump House reconstruction. All of the six bids came in above the engineer’s estimate of $50,000 so officials are recommending the City Council award the contract to the lowest and responsible bidder. WHAT TO EXPECT The council will likely approve the contract, as it is a part of a larger project, which has already been budgeted for. EMERGENCY SERVICES The council will consider two new employee classifications for a revised emergency services delivery model that the Fire Department proposed as a cost-cutting measure during the budget process.
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