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By Mary O’Keefe | September 28, 2007
A geyser of water shot up over 40 feet into the air on Foothill Boulevard east of Pennsylvania Avenue on the night of Sept. 21. Just before 10 p.m. a white 2006 Lexus lost control and drove over a fire hydrant on the south side of Foothill Boulevard. According to Captain Bill Vance, California Highway Patrol, the driver, a 23-year-old Tujunga man, reported that another driver, which caused him to lose control of his vehicle and drive over the fire hydrant, cut him off. The man stated he was driving at approximately 35 miles per hour when the accident occurred.
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April 15, 2014
“At least it wasn't raining.” In last Thursday's New-Press you show a picture of a man watering his lawn while his sprinklers ran . The last sentence of the caption was “California is in the midst of a severe drought.” How about the News Press running pictures every day of the hundreds of new apartments being built or proposed that will add countless showers, bath tubs, toilets and kitchen sinks to our already short water supply?...
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By: Lindsay Sandham | September 2, 2005
Recognizing that many people are afflicted with a passion for the nautical lifestyle, and that there is no television programming specifically for them, Gregg Baum and his stepbrother Chip Plested created "Water on the Brain." The television show, which features boat owners exploring the waters, will premiere Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on Channel 3 of Cox Communications cable systems. Two years ago, Baum asked Plested what kind of TV show he would create if he had the opportunity.
NEWS
October 31, 2012
Metrolink officials are warning of possible systemwide delays after a complication with a water main near Union Station. Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson said that the agency was notified of a problem with a water main near the area where Riverside Drive crosses the Los Angeles River about 10:50 a.m. Wednesday and that Twitter messages were sent out as a preemptive strategy to warn passengers of the issue. One of the Twitter messages encourages passengers "to take an earlier train in order to reach their final destination on time.
NEWS
January 26, 2012
Engineers have decided to bring in a crane to remove a Mercedes sedan that got trapped in the Verdugo Wash today after the driver reportedly mistook a concrete water channel for a freeway on-ramp. Officials are preparing to temporarily close San Fernando Road between Doran Street and Kenilworth Avenue as they remove the car. The driver, a 53-year-old Glendale woman, entered the wash about a mile up and reached speeds of up to 70 mph, whizzing by maintenance crews who attempted to flag her down, officials said.  After barreling down several 3-foot long steps, she stopped before reaching a steep drop-off in the channel near San Fernando Road.
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By By Fred Ortega | January 14, 2006
Emergency replacement project along Brand Boulevard goes up $250,000, to $1.35 million.CITY HALL -- An emergency water main replacement that delayed the first phase of the Brand Boulevard Improvement Project and cost an additional $1.1 million will now cost the city another quarter-million dollars. Work done on the water main came out to $1.35 million, so the City Council will vote Tuesday on paying the additional $250,000. Work included connections to the new water main, and resolving conflicts with other subterranean utility lines.
NEWS
July 11, 2002
Doctor's office employees at 633 N. Central Ave. received a wet welcome Wednesday morning when a water supply line broke, flooding the office. Water seeped from a pinhole leak in a 4-inch galvanized water supply line in the wall for an estimated five hours before the Glendale Fire Department was called, Fire Capt. Thomas Marchant said. The leak flooded only one 1,000-square-foot unit on the first floor of the building with 1/2-inch of water, and Glendale firefighters removed the water in less than an hour without having to shut the office down, Marchant said.
NEWS
December 4, 1999
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale has agreed to pay $31,855 for damages to a Rustic Lane home damaged by a water main break on Oct. 3. Jim and Ann Kosinski own one of three homes damaged when more than 2 million gallons of water was released during the break. The city made repairs to two other homes that had broken windows and other damage. The Kosinski home had damage to hardwood and carpet floors from water entering the house through open and broken windows.
FEATURES
July 1, 2009
At a time when the bottom line for all real estate development in Southern California needs to be sparing use of water, many Glendale projects propose to build and landscape extensive and very steep hillsides. Retention on such slopes is minimal, requiring frequent applications of water. When the prospect of rationing is looming and has already been implemented in many of the surrounding municipalities, shouldn?t our City Council and the various boards and commissions have had the foresight to have planned for such an event in Glendale?
NEWS
March 1, 2004
What about all the fish-killin', water-guzzlin' trees? This could be bigger than Godzilla! The shadowy villains cast their death rays on sidewalks and slither down drains to choke the living daylights out of the fish in the seas! And they take all our water with them! How long has this been going on? Let's ask Charlie Tuna. Remember Charlie Tuna? He was the expert on everything, except credibility. "Hey Charlie, what's up with fish-killin', water-guzzlin' trees?"
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | April 30, 2014
With the hot summer months approaching, Gov. Jerry Brown has asked that every city and community conserve water in every way possible. So, effective today, the Crescenta Valley Water District is requesting that residents use extraordinary water-conservation efforts. The most significant change is outdoor irrigation will be permitted only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Watering times will remain the same with outdoor irrigation allowed before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Appropriate hand watering of potted plants and vegetable gardens is excluded from the time limitations.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 26, 2014
The levels of arsenic and chromium 6 in Glendale's drinking water are above recommended goals set by the state, giving local H20 a toxicity score in the 62nd percentile compared to other Los Angeles County cities, according to a report released by the California Environmental Protection Agency . Most tracts in the community earned scores like 57.74 out of 100, while a small southwestern section of Glendale had a score of 53.86, according to...
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April 25, 2014
As a 30-year resident of Glendale, I have never enjoyed a cartoon more than Bert Ring's “Dangerous Waters” in the Forum section on the weekend of April 5 and 6. Give the guy a raise - a hefty one. Bert Ring is not only politically astute, but courageous as well, to illustrate pictorially how the Glendale City Council, directed by former City Manager Jim Starbird and current City Manager Scott Ochoa have violated and trampled on the Glendale City...
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April 24, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Tuesday, April 22. The high in Glendale should reach 70 and low 52, according to the National Weather Service.  These are your top regional news stories:  Though a report released by the California Environmental Protection Agency shows water in La Cañada Flintridge has significant levels of toxicity, local water officials report that contaminant levels are well below maximum levels allowed by...
NEWS
April 15, 2014
“At least it wasn't raining.” In last Thursday's New-Press you show a picture of a man watering his lawn while his sprinklers ran . The last sentence of the caption was “California is in the midst of a severe drought.” How about the News Press running pictures every day of the hundreds of new apartments being built or proposed that will add countless showers, bath tubs, toilets and kitchen sinks to our already short water supply?...
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
To look at the body of work compiled by the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team this past season is to grab a snapshot of another successful campaign for the area's top program. The Falcons finished 24-7, captured a fifth straight Pacific League championship and advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs for a fourth consecutive season. Such success has become consistent and expected at a program that rose to prominence under coach Pete Loporchio and reached its pinnacle with Brent Danna at the helm.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 10, 2014
Glendale Water & Power's electric section was recognized this week for providing customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe service with the Diamond Reliable Public Power Provider designation from the American Public Power Assn. “It is the highest recognition a public electric utility can receive,” said Glendale Water & Power General Manager Steve Zurn, adding that the award presented on Monday “represents a much appreciated recognition of the utility's staff commitment to provide excellent customer service.” A utility receives the designation if it performs well in these categories: reliability, workforce development and system improvement.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 2, 2014
A consultant is set to be paid $130,000 to fix Glendale's broken water rates following City Council's approval this week. That's on top of about $50,000 the city already paid Berkeley-based Bartle Wells for an initial analysis of the miscalculated rates. The new contract with Bartle Wells was necessary because the consultant has to completely scrap the former water rates, which had numerous errors , and conduct a new cost-of-service analysis, said Steve Zurn, director of Glendale Water & Power, during a council meeting Tuesday.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 17, 2014
Though the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team came up short of winning the CIF Southern Section Division V championship for a second straight season, the Falcons still commanded plenty of attention when it came to the opponents trying to contain them. Backed by a strong cast of players who excelled on both ends of the pool, Crescenta Valley captured the Pacific League championship for a fifth straight season. It propelled them to a run to the semifinals for the fourth season in a row. For their collective performances, six Crescenta Valley players were bestowed with All-CIF Southern Section recognition after the Falcons finished 24-7, 8-0 in league.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | March 14, 2014
Dominance in the pool resulted in a large share of awards for the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team when the Pacific League honors were recently released. The five-time defending Pacific League champions tallied seven awards, including player of the year, while league runner-up Glendale also had its share of acclaim, as did Hoover. Senior two-meter attacker Elissa Arnold led the way for the Falcons in scoring a team-best 92 goals and was named the league's player of the year.
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