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April 18, 2005
Robert Chacon The City Council will decide Monday if a new walkway on Chevy Chase Drive will be built out of dirt or concrete. In November, the Public Works and Traffic Safety Commission recommended to the council that the city install a 4-foot-wide dirt pathway on the west side of the street in order to give pedestrians a safe place to walk. Without a walkway, pedestrians are forced to share the street with automobile traffic as they make their way between Descanso Drive and Foothill Boulevard.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | August 3, 2009
CITY HALL — With easement issues coming to a close, the long-awaited walkway along the Los Angeles River once again rests on the availability of state funding, city officials said Friday. The Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project, which received concept design approval from the City Council in 2006, has encountered a number of bumps keeping it from becoming a reality. The project was put on hold in February when the state froze a $1.1-million grant because of the budget crisis.
NEWS
May 16, 2005
Robert Chacon Residents on Chevy Chase Drive are appealing and asking the City Council to install a cement sidewalk in their neighborhood rather than the dirt path the Traffic and Public Works Commission recommended. The City Council will hold a public hearing on the controversial walkway plan today. In November, the Public Works and Traffic Safety Commission recommended that the council approve installing a four-foot wide, landscaped dirt path in the 4400 and 4300 blocks on the west side of Chevy Chase Drive.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | December 29, 2009
CITY HALL — Six months after city officials said a deal with DreamWorks Animation on a 15-foot strip of land for a walkway along the Los Angeles River was nearly complete, the project remains in a holding pattern as attorneys continue to review the agreement. The long-awaited Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project first received concept design approval from the City Council in 2006, but has hit a number of roadblocks along the way. The walkway was first put on hold in February when the state froze a $1.1-million grant because of the budget crisis.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | March 25, 2011
CITY HALL — The City Council last week pushed forward with plans for a pedestrian walkway that will link a number of the city's downtown civic buildings to Brand Boulevard across from the Americana at Brand. Council members approved design work done to date and instructed staffers to continue the work. The paseo — which has been a concept for nearly a decade — will create a pedestrian connector between the new Adult Recreation Center, Central Park, a revamped Central Library and Brand Boulevard.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | September 29, 2006
Creating a pathway that makes it easier for Rosemont Middle School students to traverse through the school's garden was the goal of Boy Scout and Crescenta Valley High School senior Eric Hwang last Saturday. As part of his Boy Scout Eagle project, Hwang designed and constructed a brick walkway where once there was only dirt. The Eagle Award is the Boy Scout's highest achievement. According to the Boy Scouts of America National Council only five percent of all scouts achieve the Eagle ranking.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | May 4, 2010
CITY HALL — A revamped walkway along the Glendale stretch of the Los Angeles River that got tied up in right-of-way issues could be a reality next year, with construction of the first phase set to begin this summer, officials said Monday. The Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project, which has been discussed for more than a decade, received concept design approval from the City Council in 2006, but has faced several roadblocks in reaching the construction phase. “It’s a complicated project because there are a lot of stakeholders,” said Sonia Nicholson, project manager with Northeast Trees, the nonprofit that is designing and building the walkway.
NEWS
May 23, 2000
I am writing to remind parents, children, and teens, that the hallways in the Glendale Presbyterian Church are not playgrounds. There are elderly people who attend the adult day-care center in the building. Incidents have included teens running down the stairs, turning a blind corner and almost hitting those walking, a parent who allowed his child to jump down the stairs, run and then run on the walkway almost hitting an elderly person on the walkway who was just passing the stairs, and last but not least, teens and children who skateboard and run back and forth just outside the entrance.
NEWS
June 1, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta DOWNTOWN -- Call it the Downtown Glendale Merchants Assn.'s debutante ball. The recently formed group is presenting itself to the community today with a fair featuring food, live entertainment and booths hosted by local businesses. The event will be held in the Brand Boulevard walkway that leads to the Orange Street parking garage. Association President Martin Aguilera said "Glendale Expo 2000" is an effort to let people know the group exists and encourage local business owners to join.
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NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | March 25, 2011
CITY HALL — The City Council last week pushed forward with plans for a pedestrian walkway that will link a number of the city's downtown civic buildings to Brand Boulevard across from the Americana at Brand. Council members approved design work done to date and instructed staffers to continue the work. The paseo — which has been a concept for nearly a decade — will create a pedestrian connector between the new Adult Recreation Center, Central Park, a revamped Central Library and Brand Boulevard.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph, joyce.rudolph@latimes.com | July 7, 2010
Big-name entertainers and free dance lessons are part of the seventh annual Come Out & Dance summer music festival every Thursday night on the AMC Walkway. Starting this week and continuing through August, dance lessons begin at 6 p.m., guided by Francisco and Stacey Martinez of the Dance Family Studios in Pasadena. The husband-and-wife team will teach East Coast swing lessons in July and then turn up the heat with salsa lessons in August. After class, live music continues from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is presented by the Downtown Burbank Partnership.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | May 4, 2010
CITY HALL — A revamped walkway along the Glendale stretch of the Los Angeles River that got tied up in right-of-way issues could be a reality next year, with construction of the first phase set to begin this summer, officials said Monday. The Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project, which has been discussed for more than a decade, received concept design approval from the City Council in 2006, but has faced several roadblocks in reaching the construction phase. “It’s a complicated project because there are a lot of stakeholders,” said Sonia Nicholson, project manager with Northeast Trees, the nonprofit that is designing and building the walkway.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | February 20, 2010
CITY HALL ? With construction on the first phase of Glendale?s portion of the long-awaited walkway along the Los Angeles River set for this summer, parks officials Thursday gathered input from residents on future extensions. More than 30 residents filled the Pacific Park Community Room on Thursday evening to learn more about the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project. Many residents said they were surprised to hear that the project, discussed for more than a decade, was moving forward, while others said they knew nothing about it. ?
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | February 9, 2010
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for a pedestrian walkway that will link a number of the city’s downtown civic buildings with the Americana at Brand. The council unanimously authorized a $185,000 contract with EDAW AECOM for the design of the proposed paseo, which will create a pedestrian connector between the new Adult Recreation Center, Central Park, a revamped Central Library and Brand Boulevard. The project will also include the reconfiguration of the alley and parking lot between Central Park and the east side of Brand Boulevard.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | December 29, 2009
CITY HALL — Six months after city officials said a deal with DreamWorks Animation on a 15-foot strip of land for a walkway along the Los Angeles River was nearly complete, the project remains in a holding pattern as attorneys continue to review the agreement. The long-awaited Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project first received concept design approval from the City Council in 2006, but has hit a number of roadblocks along the way. The walkway was first put on hold in February when the state froze a $1.1-million grant because of the budget crisis.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | September 30, 2009
GLENDALE — A crosswalk at Central and Fairview avenues has drawn the ire of community members who fear that the curved walkway poses a safety risk to preschoolers and parishioners from the nearby Church of the Incarnation. At a Transportation and Parking Commission meeting Monday, parish coordinator for Church of the Incarnation Rita Guild said the crosswalk is on the curved point of Central Avenue, making it challenging for pedestrians and oncoming motorists to see each other.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | August 3, 2009
CITY HALL — With easement issues coming to a close, the long-awaited walkway along the Los Angeles River once again rests on the availability of state funding, city officials said Friday. The Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project, which received concept design approval from the City Council in 2006, has encountered a number of bumps keeping it from becoming a reality. The project was put on hold in February when the state froze a $1.1-million grant because of the budget crisis.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | June 4, 2009
GLENDALE — State funds for the long-awaited redevelopment of Glendale’s walkway along the Los Angeles River may have been unfrozen, but the project is still awaiting the outcome of negotiations between the city and DreamWorks Animation LLC over an easement. The Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project was put on hold in February when the state froze a $1.1-million grant because of the budget crisis. The funds have now been released, but there is no guarantee they will remain, said Dave Ahern, capital projects manager for the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.
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