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By Charles Cooper | March 23, 2007
Supporters of an ordinance protecting views within the city of Glendale may consider locking the doors to keep a quorum when the City Council takes the matter up again on Tuesday. A previous meeting on the matter ended last week when the council quorum was broken by Councilman Bob Yousefian leaving the meeting. The issue came up because two council members were absent, Ara Najarian and Rafi Manoukian. Short councils have done business in the past, but the city attorney usually rules that three members must be present to make an official meeting.
NEWS
By Robert S. Hong | January 4, 2007
GLENDALE — Homeowners in the Verdugo Woodlands area are looking to get an ordinance passed that would help keep intrusive structures and view-obstructing homes out of low-density neighborhoods in the city. Members of the Verdugo Woodlands West Homeowners Assn. are working on creating a draft resolution that would set more stringent standards for structures built in these areas, association treasurer Larry Hanson said. They plan to take it to the Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council on Monday in hopes of garnering support, Hanson said.
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By Robert Waite | January 17, 2007
The city of Glendale should not pass an ordinance to protect views in an ever-changing city. I understand that many homeowners, especially those with a city-lights view, would like to maintain that view; however not at the expense of needs of their neighbors. When you purchase a home, some do so based on the view. But a view is forever changing. Whether it changes because the trees grow larger, a new skyscraper is built or your neighbor puts up a two-story home, it still changes.
NEWS
February 21, 2002
I really don't want Oakmont View V to be developed. If it were developed, hundreds of innocent, beautiful creatures would lose their homes. It would also ruin many people's gorgeous views of mountains that they probably paid for along with their homes. If Oakmont View V were developed, there would be a lot more pollution. If we all work together, we can save the peace and tranquility of the ever-beautiful mountains! I'm 11 years old, and I don't want any other child or me to grow up in a jungle of people, cars and big, ugly buildings.
NEWS
October 1, 2007
Your recent article on the building approval process (or lack thereof) for Bob Smith Toyota is the latest in a series of articles that attack property ownership in this city in the guise of ?preserving views? (?Toyota expansion is denied,? Friday). You?ve had numerous people talk about ?saving our views? and indicate that potential projects are ?taking our views away.? People don?t own views. A view isn?t property. A property owner with a view didn?t buy it from the people who own it. If I pay more for a property because of its view, I didn?
NEWS
February 27, 2002
Pride of ownership feeds on itself, and the benefits of this vested interest extend to the neighborhood and community, making that community a desirable place in which to live and work. A sense of belonging translates into a positive citizenry. Given Glendale's ever-increasing population, the city needs to provide more housing. John Gregg, president of Gregg's Artistic Homes, is willing to build a housing development on land he owns, Oakmont View V. These would be high-quality homes with a proven record in Glendale and will help alleviate some of the need that exists.
NEWS
February 22, 2002
I would like to express five points in opposition to Oakmont View V. Oakmont View V would completely destroy a natural environment that is unique to a northern slope. Glendale is very limited in areas such as this. A major loss of beauty and recreational opportunities would occur. Traffic: Currently, the through streets of Oakmont IV and down can seem like San Fernando Road, with many trucks and cars, and that is before the proposed massive development!
NEWS
April 15, 2002
To Mayor Manoukian: I believe this is your moment in the sun. Some politicians have tough acts to follow, but you have been blessed with an extraordinary opportunity. Gus Gomez has left his legacy, a city even more divided than before he was elected. This, as we all know, is due to how he handled certain issues. You, however, have a clean slate and can bring the public back to a more centered view of what a mayor is all about. Placed in front of you, as if the gods above have intervened on your behalf, is Iva Carrico.
NEWS
January 4, 2005
Having opinions is part of being a teacher Bill Fabian, in his letter published Friday ("Reader sees columnist's opinions in his words"), states: "[Columnist Dan] Kimber's comments and activities are better suited coming from people like Michael Moore, not a public high school teacher. He should 'check in' his far-left liberal viewpoint at the door before entering the classroom." Fabian wants Kimber to teach Fabian's point of view and, by his letter, appears to think Kimber's point of view is wrong.
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By Katherine Yamada | April 23, 2014
Bowling alleys have been around in Glendale for many years. Some, such as Jewel City Bowl and the Montrose Bowl, are still here; others, such as the alley in Jensen's Palace Grand Shops on Brand Boulevard and the Glen Bowl on Colorado Boulevard, disappeared when the buildings were demolished or dramatically altered. One of the first alleys arrived in 1923, when the Glendale Recreation Center and Club opened in Jensen's with a tournament: Caswell's Gateway team versus Jensen Drugs, “an all-local match that will surprise you as to the class of bowlers that Glendale can produce,” as noted in an ad in the Glendale Evening News, March 1923.
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By Katherine Yamada | April 9, 2014
For a brief moment back in the late 1920s, Chevy Chase Drive connected the Biltmore resort hotel in Flintridge with the elegant Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The connection? A bus, a De Luxe Parlor Car Bus. The hilltop resort, first called the Flintridge Hotel, was the brainchild of Frank P. Flint, a retired senator, landowner and real estate magnate, and was designed by noted Southern California architect Myron Hunt, who also designed the Ambassador Hotel. Known as the father of Flintridge, Flint had opened some 1,500 of his acres for development in 1917.
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By Katherine Yamada | March 27, 2014
When Bruce Merritt, a longtime member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, volunteered to research the church's history in preparation for its 125th anniversary, he didn't realize that it would turn into a multiyear project. “I've always loved history and when Father Mark (the Very Rev. Canon Mark Weitzel) asked if somebody would do a little exhibit on the church's history, I volunteered,” Merritt said. “When I discovered that the church had detailed handwritten records all the way back to the 1880s, I got really interested.” Merritt realized that - beyond the bare facts of the church's founding and its transition into a large suburban church - was a greater story.
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By Katherine Yamada | March 12, 2014
L.C. Brand's custom-made Tioga Wolf has always intrigued vintage car buffs and local historians, including Arlene Vidor, president of Associates of Brand Library & Art Center. In preparation for the grand reopening of the library later this month, Vidor set out to learn more about the vehicle. Some sleuthing on the Internet put her together with the car's owner who told her the Wolf is in pristine condition and has completed many Horseless Carriage Club of America tours. She also learned that it was built around 1913 by Moreland Truck Company in Burbank to Brand's specifications and used as transport to his then-remote hideaway, Tioga Lodge, in the Mono Lake area.
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By Katherine Yamada | February 26, 2014
The young children had just celebrated their first communion and had gathered on the lawn of the Tujunga home of John Steven McGroarty, California's Poet Laureate, to have their picture taken. McGroarty, an important figure in the history of Tujunga - and of the state - was born in Pennsylvania in 1862 and displayed his writing skills early in life. As a child, he had severe respiratory problems, and during one illness when he was just 10 years old, he wrote a poem that was published in the Boston Pilot.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 22, 2014
Glendale school officials will soon begin gauging if there is any interest to change the name of College View School to better reflect its mission as crews prepare to demolish the school and build a new one in its place, starting next month. Glendale Unified held a ground-breaking ceremony for the new school this week, two days after College View's PTA president - Amy Keating Rogers - approached the school board to request that district officials look into renaming the school. College View serves about 80 severely-disabled students, including Rogers' son. In her appeal to the board, she said the school's name often leads it to be mistaken as a college-preparatory school.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 21, 2014
One could argue that for a championship bout with such provocative story lines and pedigrees, Ronda Rousey's UFC 170 main event against Sara McMann has had less than three months of build-up. In reality, many would contend that the impending showdown for the Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight title has been years in the making. “We started at the amateur level at the exact same time,” said Rousey at a recent open workout at the Glendale Fighting Club, where she trains under Edmond Tarverdyan.
NEWS
By Marissa Gluck | February 15, 2014
When Samad Firdosy bought the two-bedroom, one-bath home in La Crescenta in 2005, it was a fairly conventional single-story ranch house - with one difference. The house was nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and bordered in back by a 6-acre watershed owned by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District. But it failed to take advantage of its rustic landscape and mountain views. Firdosy says he purchased the house intending to add more space but just couldn't visualize how. So the Jet Propulsion Lab materials engineer called a friend - Ali Jeevanjee of LOC Architects in downtown L.A. - to design an addition for him. Jeevanjee had grown up with him and done a renovation for Firdosy's parents, the Los Angeles Times reports . The La Crescenta property had little backyard space, and there was a protected oak tree in front - chopping it down would have required city approval.
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By Katherine Yamada | February 12, 2014
While browsing in an antique shop in Oregon last summer, a tiny, glass bottle filled with grains of rice caught my eye. I picked it up and read the label. “The daily ration for 750 children in 1 Near East [Armenian] Relief Orphanage is 40 pounds of rice, less than 7/8 ounce per child. For lack of this small amount, they are turning children away by the thousands. Will you help?" The label included the names of Samuel C. Lancaster as state chairman and J.J. Handsaker as director and included an address of 606 Stock Exchange Bldg., Portland, Ore. There was no date or any other information.
NEWS
February 11, 2014
Just wanted to say we really enjoyed Lisa Dupuy's article about places to eat in Sunland-Tujunga . It really resonated with the people of the community and also educated some on just how good these mom-and-pop shops around the corner really are. Sunland-Tujunga is not by any means a destination for foodies (for now) but we do have people that truly care about what they are doing. Thank you for raising awareness and hopefully S-T will become a stronger force for tourists (and foodies!
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