August 1, 2008
?Feed pets indoors or immediately remove dishes when pets complete their meals outside. Store pet food bags indoors. ?Secure garbage cans. Don?t put the cans out the night before a scheduled trash pick-up. ?Pick up fallen fruit. ?Clear brush and dense weeds from property. ?Don?t feed or give water to coyotes or other wildlife. It is illegal in Los Angeles County for residents to feed coyotes and certain other wild mammals. ?Don?t use plastic bags as garbage containers because coyotes can easily rip through the bags.
July 4, 2008
They came, they whacked and they pulled. On Saturday morning, June 14, members of the Crescenta Valley Town Council and Chamber of Commerce joined forces for the monthly clean-up of the La Crescenta off-ramp of the Foothill (210) Freeway. Pictured here are crew members (from left) Dave Drucker, Connie Cobb, Cheryl Davis, Bruce Campbell and Krista Smiley. By the end of the morning, they collected nine bags of trash and weeds. According to crew member Steve Pierce, "It's a good feeling when you can do something to keep our community looking beautiful."
February 27, 2003
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WHAT HAPPENED The Housing Authority approved negotiation agreements with San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity to develop three affordable home ownership projects at 401-411 S. Pacific Ave., 501-503 1/2 Vine St. and 900-910 E. Palmer Ave. Habitat for Humanity, a local nonprofit organization that provides no-interest ownership housing for low-income families, has completed two such projects...
March 23, 2007
In late 1931, at the height of the Great Depression, Tom Follis' parents, Donald and Lucile, purchased a lot on Hollister Terrace in east Glenoaks Canyon, about 100 yards from Glenoaks Park. "My parents cleared weeds and brush in preparation for the construction of a custom house," recalled Follis, who now lives in Oxnard. "While burning piles of weeds, the smoke drifted over my dad and the next day he was covered with itching poison oak that had been hidden in the weeds. "A building contractor, Mr. Dutton, was hired and several months later our family moved into the lovely tile-roofed, Spanish-style, stucco house that was our home for many years.
October 26, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Residents of all ages spanned Foothill Boulevard Saturday morning picking up cigarettes and pulling weeds as part of community clean up day. “It’s dirty work, but if it helps the environment, then it’s worth it,” said 14-year-old Hailey James, who, with several friends from her Girl Scout troop, filled trash bags with cigarette butts and other litter. The event was one of several community beautification efforts that more than 200 volunteers took part in for the 16th annual Foothill Community Clean Up, in conjunction with national Make A Difference Day. Make a Difference Day is an annual event sponsored by USA Weekend and the Points of Light Foundation to encourage local neighborhood service projects.
May 13, 2004
Robert Chacon Landscape crews are busy clearing brush from a 200-foot perimeter around homes in La Canada Flintridge, in efforts to hinder wildfires. The city contracted with Landscape Industries for the work two months earlier than in past years because of a fire season that arrived on the heels of warmer-than-usual temperatures during April and the beginning of May, Director of Public Works Steve Castellanos said. Four-man crews are using trimmers, chain saws and hedgers to trim weeds and thin dense brush near homes that abut the Cherry Canyon area, which is city-owned property.
February 5, 2009
RECORDS PURGED The City Council authorized the City Attorney?s Office to destroy records that are no longer needed. Documents marked for destruction include ?closed? civil and criminal litigation cases that were resolved through trial, settlement or other court action on or before Dec. 31, 2005. They also include parking citations that have been resolved and old assignment files that have remained stagnant for at least three years. The request conforms with the city?
June 20, 2000
I live in an apartment in Glendale that is managed by a big property management company. I have lived there for six years. For the first four years, there were no increases in rent, but in the past two years there have been increases. The management company refuses to invest in any nonvital improvements. The building needs paint, rebar shows through in several areas of the foundation and walkways, shrubs and trees die and are not replaced and areas to both sides of the building are so overgrown with ivy and weeds that debris drifts into the underground parking.