Commemorative Services Highlight Memorial Day Weekend

Commemorative Services Highlight Memorial Day Weekend

A full slate of activities planned for the Memorial Day weekend.
By Mary O’KEEFE
Memorial Day is a busy time in the foothills. Fiesta Days in La Cañada Flintridge, a patriotic display at Forest Lawn in Glendale and, of course, Memorial Day services in Montrose, La Cañada and Two Strike Park.
Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration […]

Planned Utility Restructure Causes Concern Among Customers

Planned Utility Restructure Causes Concern Among Customers

By Nestor CASTIGLIONE
A bag of varied news from Glendale Water & Power (GWP) elicited mixed responses from a group of local residents at the Adult Recreation Center off of East Colorado Blvd. on Thursday.
The utility is seeking to move forward with a new five-year rate increase for its customers. That increase would be the first […]

Speed Hump Regulations Eased

By Brian CHERNICK
Glendale streets are expected to see more speed humps in the near future after Glendale City Council voted to reduce requirements for their installation.
Revisions to the city’s Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program aims to improve safety around schools and parks by reducing the required percentage of community consensus, allowing the installation of speed humps […]

Struck – Again

Struck – Again

By Mary O’KEEFE
Glendale police received several calls at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday concerning a vehicle that struck the Welcome to Glendale sign in the center lane of Foothill Boulevard just east of Lowell Avenue. When GPD arrived they found that a Sunland man, 78, had been traveling in the number one lane when he entered […]

GUSD Named to Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll

Glendale Unified School District and 18 GUSD schools have been named to the 2017-18 Educational Results Partnership honor roll for high achievement and student success. The honor roll program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify high performing schools and districts that are improving […]

Proposed Small Cell Installation Hot Topic at CVTC Meeting

By Nicole MOORE
On May 17, the Crescenta Valley Town Council held its monthly meeting, open to the public, at the La Crescenta Library community room.
During the meeting, the town council recognized exemplary Crescenta Valley students by the presentation of academic scholarships. The recipients – Alexis Karakas, Talin Bakalyan, Kaitlyn Watcher, Hanna Alanizi, Grady Schilling, Sena […]

New Police Chief Shares Future Plans

By Mary O’KEEFE
Carl Povilaitis is well into his job as chief of police for the Glendale Police Dept. Povilaitis was appointed as interim chief on Dec. 30, 2017 after the departure/retirement of Chief Robert Castro, who held the position for four years. He was officially made chief of police on May 1.
Unlike Castro, who came […]

CRIME BLOTTER

May 17
400 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada, an employee reported receiving a phone call concerning a bomb threat to the business. Deputies arrived and investigated but found no evidence of a bomb. The incident occurred at 5:40 p.m.
 
May 15
400 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada, a store was vandalized by graffiti that […]

CSD Update Meeting Planned

By Mary O’KEEFE
An open house community meeting is planned for May 30 regarding the proposed updates for the CSD (Community Standards District). It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library community room.
The meeting will address the updates to the CSD that affect the commercial properties along the Foothill corridor. The updates […]

Sex Offender Arrested for Attempted Residential Burglary

On May 21 at 12:20 p.m., Glendale officers responded to a burglary in progress in the 700 block of Avonglen Terrace in the City of Glendale. A 71-year-old female was home alone and heard noises at her rear sliding glass door. At first she ignored the noises and then learned a male was attempting to […]

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