Ducks make a splash at park

By Mary O’KEEFE It was all about the ducks on Saturday as the Glendale Kiwanis Club, with help from the Glendale Fire Department, transformed Verdugo Park into Lake Glendale and the day was filled with races. Anticipation would build at the beginning of each heat as a skip loader scooped up thousands of little rubber ducks and dumped them into the Kiwanis made lake. As the pliable fowl […]

Crescenta Valley Fire Safe Council receives grant

By Mary O’KEEFE The Crescenta Valley Fire Safe Council on Oct. 12 received a check for $2,500 to cover its One Call Notification Program. The funds came through the California Fire Safe  Council via a Farmers Insurance grant. “It was all just perfect timing,” said Roger Young, president of the CV Fire Safe Council. The […]

Disaster avoided on Maryland Disaster avoided on Maryland

A runaway truck travels through the side yard of one residence and stops just short of slamming into the side of another home By Mary O’KEEFE Safety officials say that tragedy was averted on Monday afternoon when a driverless dump truck near Valley View Elementary School traveled south on Maryland Avenue, plowing into the side […]

City creates fire recovery fund

Glendale is still trying to add up the price tag for the city’s costs in dealing with the largest fire in L.A. County history, the Station Fire. The council on Oct. 20 approved creating a $550,000 fund out of the unappropriated reserve. The money will be allocated to public works and parks and recreation, and will […]

Local dentist and assistant honored by Glendale Fire

Local dentist and assistant honored by Glendale Fire

Ruth Ann Berry loves her dentist Dr. Terry Webber and his assistant Norma Lopez. Not only do they take care of her teeth but on a particular April day they saved her life. By Mary O’KEEFE Dr. Terry Webber DDS and his assistant Norma Lopez were honored by the Glendale Fire Dept. recently for their […]

In Brief

Two lots approved on Willowhaven The L.A. Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a lot split to create two residential parcels at 2716 Willowhaven Drive in La Crescenta. The board previously rejected a proposal to create three lots on the property, a former single family site on three-quarters of an acre. Neighbors complained the three lots would […]

Halloween transitions

I’ve written in the past about the transitions that we parents go through as our children grow and leave the nest. Sometimes these experiences are expected: being done with diapers and bottles, sending our children off to school, changing the household routine as our kids get jobs or their driver’s license and are rarely home anymore. Steve […]

It’s so easy being green

It’s so easy being green

A new building at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has received the LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] Gold Certification. By Mary O’KEEFE At a Monday morning ribbon cutting ceremony at JPL the doors to NASA’s greenest building to date were officially opened. JPL officials and dignitaries were there to help the lab celebrate the six-story, 193,491 square-foot […]

Transit plan has local impact

By Charles COOPER Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian reported Tuesday to his colleagues that a long-range transit plan for Southern California includes some important elements serving local riders. Najarian just returned from his first lobbying trip to Washington as chair of the Metropolitan Transit Agency, a post he took over after several years of service on […]

Letters to the Editor

Questions Edison’s ethics Back in late April my family was happy to have our PV solar panels go online. Our electric consumption went down to about zero or even less sometimes. When our next Edison bill arrived I discovered that they still wanted about $1.90/month from us to keep connected to the grid. I thought […]