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The City of Glendale announced a sale of surplus residential property located at 1338 N. Jackson St. in Glendale. A public auction will be held for this property on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers of Glendale City Hall, Room 210, 613 E. Broadway in Glendale.
The property consists of a residence, detached garage and other improvements. The residence suffered sustained damage from a slope failure from the severe rainstorms during the winter of 2004 – 2005.  The property will be sold on an “as-is” basis with no warrantees.  Information packets are available through the City Engineer, Real Property Agent at 633 E. Broadway, Suite 200, in Glendale.
All prospective bidders are encouraged to inspect the property and improvements on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Inspections are to be arranged through the city engineer by calling (818) 548-3945. At the auction, initial bids will start at $200,000. Interested parties may qualify to bid on the property by submitting a 10 % deposit in cash, cashier’s check or certified check to the City Clerk prior to the auction.
Additional information is available to prospective bidders at the office of the City Engineer and at

The Middle Eastern restaurant Urartu has had its Conditional Use Permit revoked, and the city of Glendale does not know what will now happen to the property.
Located at 3463 Foothill Blvd., the restaurant was found to be in violation of specific conditions under the CUP.
“They are out of operation, and we have revoked their Conditional Use Permit,” said Hassan Haghani, director of Glendale Community Planning.
The city planner assigned to the property, Milca Toledo, cited several misrepresentations in the restaurant’s CUP application form as the violations.
A hearing was held June 2 in front of hearing officer Wolfgang Krause. The hearing was continued on June 9, and the next day a decision letter was issued informing the owners of their revocation of the permit.
Urartu’s Zoning Use Certificate was also taken away on June 15. A 15-day period is given to appeal each revocation, and Toledo said the owners did not appeal each case.
“It was never appealed so that means that’s the final decision,” she said.
The property is divided into two zoning areas, a portion of it is commercial and a portion of the rear is residential.
When asked what would happen to the property now, Toledo said, “I have no idea.”


The Lions Club is seeking new and gently used children’s backpacks for children going into foster care. To help the Los Angeles Department of Children Services, Lions Club members ask that packs in good condition be cleaned and if possible then filled with personal children’s items including towels, face cloths and toothbrushes. Backpacks, whether empty or full, and suitcases can be brought to Ralphs Market in the 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard on Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Art Rinaman (818) 248-0478 or

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