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April 25, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- An on-air auction on KIEV-AM (870) raised more than $15,000 for the Union Rescue Mission, officials said Tuesday. The auction, held April 19, was the second such effort on "Marino in the Morning," a talk show hosted by Larry Marino. Among the biggest moneymakers were box seats to Friday night's Dodger game, said Mary Anderson-Harris, a spokeswoman for the station. The five seats, donated by Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, were valued at $160 but went for $800.
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April 4, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- This shopping spree could help feed hundreds of people. Glendale's KRLA-AM (870) is holding an on-air auction on Thursday to benefit the Easter Meals Program of the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. Talk-show host Larry Marino will conduct the auction, which will include everything from trips to meals to sports memorabilia. The event will be broadcast from 5 to 7 p.m. The auction will continue from 7 to 8 p.m. on the station's Web site: www.newstalk870.
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By Christopher Cadelago | March 14, 2009
BURBANK — A tall man leaned against the fence outside, taking a long drag from his cigarette. Inside, a group of older men huddled around a big screen, while others pulled crisp white sheets from a large plastic bag and folded them over collapsible, Army-style cots. “Come Monday, they won’t know what hit them,” said Zip Pearson, a homeless man who calls himself the winter shelter’s only “super volunteer.” “These people don’t spell the word ‘homeless’ the same way you do. A lot of them don’t associate it with drugs and alcohol.
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By Jason Wells | February 27, 2009
CITY HALL — Burbank officials Thursday warned that the winter homeless shelter near Bob Hope Airport that serves an average 107 transients each night may be rejected next year unless swift efforts were made to address neighborhood complaints. The warning came two weeks after the Burbank City Council grilled representatives of the shelter’s operator, the Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission, on a number of apparent mishaps and neighborhood nuisances, including loitering and public urination, that were supposed to have been avoided with the “bus in, bus out” approach.
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By Jason Wells | March 26, 2009
CITY HALL — The search is on for a new winter homeless shelter site after a state official Wednesday said the National Guard Armory in Burbank, which has hosted the program for the past two years, would be unavailable for at least a year. The Glendale Armory on Colorado Street has been offered up to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which administers the emergency winter shelter program, as an alternative site, Sgt. Major Lawrence Ellsworth said. The confirmation came on the same day that homeless service providers met with Glendale and Burbank city officials to discuss the most recent winter shelter program, which has taken some political heat after a group of Burbank residents complained about its effect on the neighborhood.
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By Jason Wells | September 5, 2008
CITY HALL — County officials have contracted with Los Angeles-based Union Rescue Mission to again operate this year’s homeless winter shelter at the Burbank armory, less than a year after a last-minute push to host the shelter there forced community dialogue over the city’s role in homeless services. The commitment comes three months earlier than it did last year, when county officials were scrambling to find an alternative to the Glendale National Guard Armory, which had hosted the tri-city area shelter for more than a decade but was unavailable amid major renovations.
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By Christopher Cadelago | December 22, 2009
BURBANK — One year after playing host to the regional homeless winter shelter in what was a problematic stint, Burbank pledged $20,000 to help cover the cost of busing its homeless population to the Glendale shelter every day. Operator EIMAGO, a subsidiary of the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, cited a $31,000 funding gap for the shelter at the Glendale National Guard Armory in the 200 block of East Colorado Street. The armory is one of 14 other winter shelters in Los Angeles County.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | January 29, 2008
BURBANK — In the wake of a donation given to the organization running the winter homeless shelter at the National Guard Armory in Burbank, some area officials are stewing that the Union Rescue Mission did not communicate their fiscal shortfall in a timely manner. At the Dec. 15 Burbank City Council meeting, members voted 4-1 to allocate $10,000 to the rescue mission to continue operating the shelter after mission officials said they had a $49,000 gap in their budget. The armory was approved Dec. 4 as an acceptable location to house the homeless shelter because Glendale’s armory was closed for repairs.
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By Jason Wells | November 24, 2007
GLENDALE — County homeless officials have a tough sell waiting for them on Tuesday when they meet with Burbank officials to discuss using the National Guard Armory there for a temporary winter shelter this season. Since the state announced on Oct. 29 that Glendale’s National Guard Armory on Colorado Street — the winter shelter’s location for the past 10 years — would be closed for maintenance and construction during the program’s season from Dec. 1 to March 15, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority officials have been scrambling to find a replacement site.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | December 21, 2010
GLENDALE — The homeless shelter at the Glendale National Guard Armory will be open around the clock through Thursday after state officials on Monday approved 24-hour access as heavy rainfall continued to batter the region. They left open the possibility of extending the expanded access if the weather did not improve as expected. But local service providers for the homeless criticized the state's response as too slow since it came on the third day of steady rain. "I'm glad they are going to stay open, but I'm looking out my window at people walking in the cold rain right now who could have had shelter," said Andy Bales, chief executive of the Union Rescue Mission.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 15, 2010
DOWNTOWN — The regional winter homeless shelter is set to open Dec. 1 at the Glendale National Guard Armory, but it could be the last one funded by Los Angeles County as city officials continue to explore options for going it alone. EIMAGO, a subsidiary of the Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles, was awarded a contract from the Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority to run the overnight emergency shelter from Dec. 1 to March 15 at the armory on Colorado Street, said Ivet Samvelyan, the city's homeless services coordinator.
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By Christopher Cadelago | December 23, 2009
BURBANK — One year after playing host to the regional homeless winter shelter in what was a problematic stint, Burbank pledged $20,000 to help cover the cost of busing its homeless population to the Glendale shelter every day. Operator EIMAGO, a subsidiary of the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, cited a $31,000 funding gap for the shelter at the Glendale National Guard Armory in the 200 block of East Colorado Street. The armory is one of 14 other winter shelters in Los Angeles County.
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March 28, 2009
CITY HALL The search is on for a new winter homeless shelter site after a state official Wednesday said the National Guard Armory in Burbank, which has hosted the program for the past two years, would be unavailable for at least a year. The Glendale Armory on Colorado Street has been offered up to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which administers the emergency winter shelter program, as an alternative site, Sgt. Major Lawrence Ellsworth said. The confirmation came on the same day that homeless service providers met with Glendale and Burbank city officials to discuss the most recent winter shelter program, which has taken some political heat after a group of Burbank residents complained about its effect on the neighborhood.
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By Jason Wells | March 26, 2009
CITY HALL — The search is on for a new winter homeless shelter site after a state official Wednesday said the National Guard Armory in Burbank, which has hosted the program for the past two years, would be unavailable for at least a year. The Glendale Armory on Colorado Street has been offered up to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which administers the emergency winter shelter program, as an alternative site, Sgt. Major Lawrence Ellsworth said. The confirmation came on the same day that homeless service providers met with Glendale and Burbank city officials to discuss the most recent winter shelter program, which has taken some political heat after a group of Burbank residents complained about its effect on the neighborhood.
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By Christopher Cadelago | March 14, 2009
BURBANK — A tall man leaned against the fence outside, taking a long drag from his cigarette. Inside, a group of older men huddled around a big screen, while others pulled crisp white sheets from a large plastic bag and folded them over collapsible, Army-style cots. “Come Monday, they won’t know what hit them,” said Zip Pearson, a homeless man who calls himself the winter shelter’s only “super volunteer.” “These people don’t spell the word ‘homeless’ the same way you do. A lot of them don’t associate it with drugs and alcohol.
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By Jason Wells | February 27, 2009
CITY HALL — Burbank officials Thursday warned that the winter homeless shelter near Bob Hope Airport that serves an average 107 transients each night may be rejected next year unless swift efforts were made to address neighborhood complaints. The warning came two weeks after the Burbank City Council grilled representatives of the shelter’s operator, the Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission, on a number of apparent mishaps and neighborhood nuisances, including loitering and public urination, that were supposed to have been avoided with the “bus in, bus out” approach.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | October 29, 2008
BURBANK — With winter fast approaching, the Burbank City Council on Tuesday night finalized a plan to provide a shelter for the region’s homeless population, similar to the details worked out in 2007. The plan, approved by a 4-1 vote, calls for the shelter to open Dec. 1 and close March 15 and will provide shelter in the city’s National Guard Armory at 3800 W. Valhalla Drive for up to 150 homeless people from around Southern California. “I’m glad to be able to help people out,” Vice Mayor Gary Bric said.
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