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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | October 26, 2010
Strong winds throughout the L.A. region on Monday knocked over trees and caused other damage, with some gusts measured at 41 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The agency issued a wind advisory that was to be in effect until 3 a.m. Tuesday, but gusty winds were forecast to stay around through Wednesday. As of Monday afternoon, city officials said no major damage had been reported. But in other areas, the report wasn't so rosy. A woman suffered a head injury Monday morning when a large eucalyptus tree fell onto a home in Granada Hills, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
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August 12, 2011
The trees! Where have all the trees gone? Gone to tree grinders, everyone. Beautiful trees along the Golden State (5) Freeway north and south through Burbank are being systematically destroyed, and for what? A carpool lane on the freeway! What a waste. No one uses carpool lanes, and those who do use them as race tracks. So, the beautiful trees and shrubs are being destroyed, never to be replaced. Oh, we might get walls with designs on them and eventually graffiti, but no trees.
NEWS
April 17, 2013
Why are so many of our old oak trees from the Verdugo land being cut down? Yes, some, because of disease, but other trees are successfully treated for disease. I think of two oaks in particular that really saddened me. One was on large hillside estate between Rossmoyne and Cortez and the other was on the southwest corner of Stocker and Cordova. That one I remember looking up at and thinking what a wonderful remnant it was of the old Verdugo estate. I thought these trees were protected.
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By Robert S. Hong | February 27, 2007
GLENDALE — The city's Park Services Manager William McKinley discussed city and community efforts to preserve trees in Glendale while making room for incoming development in a presentation to members of Crescenta Valley Heritage Monday at the Montrose Library. Oak, Bay and Sycamore trees are currently protected by the city, thus developers and homeowners often build around trees when adding on to or putting in new structures, McKinley said. "[Trees are] important to our environment, our ecology and the character of our community," he said.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
About 150 volunteers planted 20,000 evergreen trees in an Armenian village last week, the first round of trees that are set to fill a memorial forest honoring a young couple whose unexpected deaths shocked the Glendale Armenian community. As part of a social-media campaign, the Armenian Tree Project, an environmental nonprofit, pledged to plant up to 50,000 trees to celebrate the humanitarian work done by Sosé Thomassian and Allen Yekikian, who died in a car accident during their honeymoon in the country of Georgia last May. The organization, which partnered with the Sosé & Allen Legacy Foundation, plans to plant the remaining 30,000 trees in Stepanavan, Armenia, which is about three hours from the capital of Yerevan, in the fall.
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By Ruth Sowby | December 10, 2013
The Glendale Assistance League's 38th annual Festival of Trees was truly "A Golden Christmas. " League president Karen Millman welcomed her 400-plus audience members. The "gold" theme was carried throughout with everything from golden-tree centerpieces to the golden packages placed beneath 21 elaborately decorated Christmas trees that lined the ballroom of the Glendale Hilton last Sunday. Each tree represented themed goodies that were won with the purchase of the winning $1 opportunity ticket.
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By Joyce Rudolph | February 26, 2013
Glendale Beautiful, in cooperation with the city of Glendale Community Services and Parks, will celebrate the 63rd Arbor Day on Tuesday at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael Park, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale. Coffee social is at 10 a.m., and the program at 10:30. The highlight is the presentation of the Tree City USA Award to the City of Glendale by National Arbor Day Foundation. This is the city's 29th consecutive year for receiving the award. To date, more than 7,200 trees have been planted in conjunction with this Arbor Day celebration.
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By Melanie Hicken melanie.hicken@latimes.com | March 21, 2011
LA CRESCENTA — More than a century after the inception of Arbor Day, elected officials and community members gathered at Two Strike Park on Saturday to celebrate the planting of trees. “With all this cosmic chaos going on around us, we’re going to plant some trees,” said the Rev. Paige Eaves of United Methodist Church, who delivered the invocation for the Crescenta Valley Annual Arbor Day Ceremony. From the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan and civil unrest in Libya, the “oddly normal act” of planting trees served as an act of faith and hope for the future, Eaves said.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | April 23, 2011
Glendale residents near the Golden State (5) Freeway at Western Avenue were dismayed this week to see dozens of 30-foot-tall trees ripped out to make room for carpool lanes. Jocelyn Perez, who lives 50 feet from the southbound ramp on Justin Avenue, said she and her neighbors had no idea the trees were scheduled for removal. "It is really bad on my side," Perez said. "My son has asthma. I barely take him outside. " California Department of Transportation officials said that the project has been in the works for years, and that it went through all the appropriate environmental review requirements.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
About 150 volunteers planted 20,000 evergreen trees in an Armenian village last week, the first round of trees that are set to fill a memorial forest honoring a young couple whose unexpected deaths shocked the Glendale Armenian community. As part of a social-media campaign, the Armenian Tree Project, an environmental nonprofit, pledged to plant up to 50,000 trees to celebrate the humanitarian work done by Sosé Thomassian and Allen Yekikian, who died in a car accident during their honeymoon in the country of Georgia last May. The organization, which partnered with the Sosé & Allen Legacy Foundation, plans to plant the remaining 30,000 trees in Stepanavan, Armenia, which is about three hours from the capital of Yerevan, in the fall.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 19, 2014
The Flowering Tree, a Montrose fixture for religious books and gifts for nearly 60 years, is facing closure unless a new owner steps into the picture soon. Christine Stafford bought the Honolulu Avenue business in February 1991. Back then, it was a family-run shop since the 1950s called Bellamy's that mainly focused on selling Catholic literature. Shortly after making an abrupt career change from medical radiology, Stafford started stocking more books from other branches of Christianity as well as Judaism and eastern religions.
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February 21, 2014
Good morning and happy Friday, 818 readers! Temperatures for today -- Feb. 21, 2014 -- are expected to reach a high of 81 degrees and a low of 51. Here's our roundup of the top headlines in the area: A man and woman who investigators say were tied to a string of 15 burglaries in Burbank in the last three weeks were arrested this week. Nicholas Caves, 25, and Tabitha Gallagher, 24, both transients, were arrested after investigators recovered evidence allegedly connecting them to the rash of residential and garage burglaries in which power tools, computers and sound equipment were stolen, according to Burbank police.
NEWS
January 7, 2014
When is the traditional Christmas tree incorrectly called a “holiday tree”? The city of Glendale did it this Christmas at its annual tree-lighting event on Dec. 4. I would like to ask the city why it is afraid to acknowledge the word “Christmas” since it has always been the correct and proper definition of such a tree at Christmastime? The city seems to think that if the tree's title is changed, then no one will be offended. Hey, you forgot about your Christian residents, large in number.
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December 12, 2013
Today is Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 and the high in Glendale is predicted to reach 71 and low of 43 . Here are the top headlines from the 818 area code region: Hikers in Griffith Park were stunned this week when they discovered that an often-photographed tree at a scenic overlook near the Hollywood sign was torn from its roots and tossed on its side, the Los Angeles Times reports . The 8-foot =cypress tree was located in an open...
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By Ruth Sowby | December 10, 2013
The Glendale Assistance League's 38th annual Festival of Trees was truly "A Golden Christmas. " League president Karen Millman welcomed her 400-plus audience members. The "gold" theme was carried throughout with everything from golden-tree centerpieces to the golden packages placed beneath 21 elaborately decorated Christmas trees that lined the ballroom of the Glendale Hilton last Sunday. Each tree represented themed goodies that were won with the purchase of the winning $1 opportunity ticket.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | December 5, 2013
For the first time in three years, the city of Glendale hosted a Christmas tree-lighting event in Parcher Plaza at City Hall. While the city still erected a tree and decorated it in the past, tight budgeting prompted officials to nix the roughly $2,000 lighting ceremony beginning in 2010. PHOTOS: Christmas tree lighting at Glendale City Hall This year's event held on Wednesday included students caroling and a visit from Santa Claus. The 28-foot tree from Oregon has 7,500 lights and 500 ornaments.
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 26, 2013
For more than 30 years, Diane and Roger Thisdell have been making spirits brighter with the decorations they create for the Assistance League of Glendale's Festival of Trees. Diane Thisdell creates a miniature Christmas tree and Roger Thisdell crafts a wooden rocking horse. Diane Thisdell's holiday tree will keep with the theme “A Golden Christmas” for this 38th annual event on Dec. 8 at the Glendale Hilton. “I have done golden garland on the tree with golden bows and a lot of gold ornaments,” she said.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 4, 2013
One of Glendale Unified's oldest schools is in the running for a $1-million grant that would transform its asphalt-dominated campus into a modern environmental beacon. The parents of children who attend Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Glendale's foreign language magnet school that attracts students from throughout the city and beyond, are the driving force behind the grant proposal. Their concern is over the environmental sustainability of the school, which is located 450 feet from the Golden State (5)
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By Katherine Yamada | April 25, 2013
Back in 1924, when Alexander Nibley and his partners began planning a new development, they targeted people who were, even then, seeking to leave the increasingly crowded city for a place with more greenery and less noise and congestion. An early Nibley brochure read, "Rossmoyne is within a matter of minutes from Los Angeles, yet it might be in another world," as noted in an article "An Historic Neighborhood" included in the Rossmoyne Historic District application. The new residential development was to be on land previously owned by Erskine Mayo Ross.
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