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March 19, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Members of the Crescenta Valley High School Safety Committee decided Tuesday that a traffic light should be installed at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Altura avenues, where one of the school's students died last month after being hit by a car. Glendale Police traffic sergeants Lewie Guay and Jim Lowrey, however, warned committee members that a traffic light without community education, good...
NEWS
May 4, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE -- Glendale Police are looking for whoever fired shots at a car waiting at a traffic light. The driver of the car told police he was waiting at a traffic light at the intersection of Glendale and Sonora avenues at about 7:20 p.m. Monday when a white SUV pulled up in the lane to his left, according to the police report. A passenger pointed a gun out the window and fired at least seven shots at his car, according to the report.
NEWS
October 30, 2001
Karen S. Kim NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Two men were injured in a traffic accident Monday night at the intersection of Brand Boulevard and the Ventura (134) Freeway after a driver ran a traffic light. The two-car collision happened around 7:35 p.m. when one vehicle, exiting the westbound 134 Freeway at Brand,hit another vehicle that ran a traffic light at the intersection of the freeway and northbound Brand Boulevard, police Sgt. Rod Brooks said. The struck vehicle overturned, and its passenger was extracated from the car by Glendale Police and Fire units called to the accident.
NEWS
September 18, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Just what every driver dreams of: the ability to change a red light to green at will. Beeline buses and fire department vehicles will have that technology available to them in April 2002. Glendale is carrying through on its plan announced more than a year ago to install transmitters on buses that would keep them on schedule and install similar devices on fire vehicles that would help them respond to emergencies faster.
NEWS
September 28, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale has awarded contracts worth more than $1 million to improve the city's street and traffic signal system. The City Council has awarded a contract of $680,098 to Silvia Construction Inc. of Rancho Cucamonga to pave Verdugo Road between Glendale Avenue and Canada Boulevard. Another contract of $328,400 has been awarded to BA Construction of Anaheim for installing a traffic signal and improving access to Colorado Street at the Golden State (5)
NEWS
April 1, 2002
There is no question that there is a problem for pedestrians at the intersection of Ramsdell Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. Pedestrians are not alone in having a problem at this intersection. Drivers also have one. It is caused by drivers trying to solve the problem getting through the intersection. Ramsdell Avenue is the major route to Crescenta Valley High School for many students who live above Foothill Boulevard. It is the only route between La Crescenta and Pennsylvania avenues that is controlled by a traffic light.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | February 26, 2008
GLENDALE — Concerns about pedestrian safety prompted city officials to install traffic signals at an intersection near Allan F. Daily High School last week, which are expected to be operational in about two weeks. The quantity of pedestrian traffic around the North Kenwood Street and Wilson Avenue intersection was one of the primary considerations in deciding to install traffic signals, said Steve Zurn, director of the city’s Public Works Department. Pedestrians in the area include students going to and from Daily High School, which is at 220 N. Kenwood St., on the same block that runs into Wilson Avenue; people entering and exiting the Glendale Unified School District’s administration building, which is next to Daily High on Jackson Street; and residents, Zurn said.
NEWS
September 17, 2003
Robert Chacon More traffic collisions have occurred this year along Angeles Crest Highway within La Canada Flintridge city limits than last year, despite stepped-up efforts by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies to curb speeding drivers. The incidents underscore complaints by residents who have difficulty pulling out of their driveways or crossing the four-lane road because of speeding motorists. According to Sheriff's Department collision report summaries, 20 collisions resulting in 14 injuries have occurred along the 2 1/2-mile stretch of road from the Foothill (210)
NEWS
August 1, 2000
Under California law, 25 mph is the default speed limit in residential areas. And 25 is the speed limit in school zones when children may be present. School starts at 8 a.m. for most students, but many also go to extra classes earlier at 7 or 7:30. Students do not all arrive at 8 or even 7:55 a.m., but may start arriving at 7:15 or 7:20. Additionally, the four blocks of Pacific Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and San Fernando Road are posted as 25 mph zone.
NEWS
April 22, 2014
I went to a movie at the Americana on a Sunday afternoon. Leaving the parking structure via the Central Avenue exit at about 6 p.m. I was struck with an easy way to resolve any budget shortfall in the city of Glendale: Issue traffic citations to the hundreds of pedestrians who flagrantly ignore the signal on Central Avenue between the Galleria and the Americana. I was first in line to turn right onto Central. The light turned green for all exiting lanes onto Central from the Americana and also for pedestrians.
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NEWS
April 22, 2014
I went to a movie at the Americana on a Sunday afternoon. Leaving the parking structure via the Central Avenue exit at about 6 p.m. I was struck with an easy way to resolve any budget shortfall in the city of Glendale: Issue traffic citations to the hundreds of pedestrians who flagrantly ignore the signal on Central Avenue between the Galleria and the Americana. I was first in line to turn right onto Central. The light turned green for all exiting lanes onto Central from the Americana and also for pedestrians.
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NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 2, 2010
GLENDALE — Two days after the Fairmont Avenue bridge officially opened to vehicles at the San Fernando Road interchange, officials say traffic has been relatively light. Public Works officials expect traffic to increase as more people learn that the bridge is open. Still, officials said traffic has been heavier during the morning and afternoon rush. "Folks who live and work in the area have likely being taking alternate routes over the last two years due to the construction, so the use will increase as awareness increases," Public Works Director Steve Zurn said.
FEATURES
May 13, 2010
The city of Glendale created a new strategy to establish a secured environment for both drivers and pedestrians (“Stings go on, sans bunny,” April 2). According to the article, “Glendale Police Officer Tom Broadway dressed in a pair of shorts and T-shirt, a far cry from the furry Easter costume that he sported a day earlier. On Thursday, he walked back and forth at two crosswalks, one lighted and marked, the other not.” The city’s police chose two intersections in which the number of accidents is high.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | February 26, 2008
GLENDALE — Concerns about pedestrian safety prompted city officials to install traffic signals at an intersection near Allan F. Daily High School last week, which are expected to be operational in about two weeks. The quantity of pedestrian traffic around the North Kenwood Street and Wilson Avenue intersection was one of the primary considerations in deciding to install traffic signals, said Steve Zurn, director of the city’s Public Works Department. Pedestrians in the area include students going to and from Daily High School, which is at 220 N. Kenwood St., on the same block that runs into Wilson Avenue; people entering and exiting the Glendale Unified School District’s administration building, which is next to Daily High on Jackson Street; and residents, Zurn said.
NEWS
By Ryan Vaillancourt | January 30, 2008
LA CRESCENTA — Caltrans is installing lighted meters at Foothill (210) Freeway onramps in La Crescenta and Glendale as part of a $9-million transportation project meant to ease congestion. Eastbound and westbound entrances at five interchanges with the Foothill (210) Freeway, including the Glendale (2) Freeway, are among the 107 entry points slated to get new meters. The meters, which alternate between red and green to regulate the flow of vehicles onto the freeway, will be connected into a fiber-optic network controlled by Caltrans’ nearby Traffic Management Center, Caltrans spokeswoman Maria Raptis said.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | May 22, 2007
GLENDALE — A network of 32 intersections throughout the city's core will soon be working for, not against, firefighters and paramedics after a traffic signal syncing system is activated next month. Small strobe-light transmitters that have already been mounted atop all 20 of the Glendale Fire Department's frontline engines, ladder trucks and ambulances will have the ability to switch red lights to green in the direction the vehicles' travel to emergency calls, officials said.
NEWS
January 29, 2005
PATRICK AZADIAN Fog was unusual in Glendale. And Greg knew it was going to be an unusual morning as soon as he rolled out of the gym. On this foggy spring morning, the air had decided to behave like an unruly teenager. As Greg rolled his wheelchair onto the sidewalk and toward the traffic signal, his lungs were gradually taken over by the unresolved aroma. Every breath brought back a set of ambiguously pleasant memories. Greg was feeling good; his gloomy insides had been transformed in a matter of minutes.
NEWS
August 20, 2004
From the EDITOR'S Desk by Katherine Gould I'm getting two calls a week. Despite my repeated requests to be left the %! $& alone and be put on their don't call list, the calls continue: "Do you know about the proposed Town Center development?" Gee, I heard something about that ... Then there are the e-mails. One of those every day, including Sunday. One last week boasted that the new development would improve traffic. Here's the logic, from the GlendaleTownCenter.
NEWS
September 17, 2003
Robert Chacon More traffic collisions have occurred this year along Angeles Crest Highway within La Canada Flintridge city limits than last year, despite stepped-up efforts by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies to curb speeding drivers. The incidents underscore complaints by residents who have difficulty pulling out of their driveways or crossing the four-lane road because of speeding motorists. According to Sheriff's Department collision report summaries, 20 collisions resulting in 14 injuries have occurred along the 2 1/2-mile stretch of road from the Foothill (210)
NEWS
July 10, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Officials from La Canada Flintridge promised that they have not forgotten residents' safety concerns along Angeles Crest Highway, even though it has been nine months since they first made it a priority. The city is investigating the best way to keep drivers below the 45 mph speed limit on the narrow, windy road. "That issue hasn't died," Director of Public Works Steve Castellanos said. "Having just one traffic engineer, we can get inundated with calls.
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