Kindness Pays Off for Rosemont

By Jason KUROSU Rosemont Middle School was recently awarded a $500 cash prize thanks to the efforts of a local eighth grader and aspiring filmmaker looking to spread the message of kindness to his fellow students. Daniel Tweedy was honored for his short film, “Kindness: You Are All That I Needed,” the winning entry in […]

Red Signs Signal Rehab of Water Treatment Plant

By Jason KUROSU Starting Monday, Crescenta Valley Water District customers will be asked to halt outdoor watering for 10 days, as a district-wide planned imported water shutdown will begin. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, in conjunction with the Foothill Municipal Water District, have asked local residents and businesses not to water their lawns […]

NPS Gives Recommendation for Recreation Areas

By Jason KUROSU The National Park Service’s recommendation to add 170,000 acres to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has been lauded as an important step toward the protection and preservation of local natural resources, despite some residents and conservation officials feeling that the Park Service could have gone further in its recommendation. The […]

Parks Get Reviewed by Council

By Jason KUROSU The Glendale City Council took time off Tuesday for a tour of local parks, getting a firsthand look at how many of the city’s parks and recreation programs are implemented for educational and recreational uses. In lieu of their regular meeting at City Hall, the city council with staff and members of […]

Rim of Valley Study Released

By Jason KUROSU The National Park Service has recommended adding 170,000 acres to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area in their full study of the Rim of the Valley corridor released Tuesday. The updated study concludes that the new boundary adjustment represents “the most effective and efficient alternative,” which includes portions of the Los […]

GCC Boots to Hit the Ground

By Jason KUROSU The Glendale City Council’s latest “workboot” meeting, which brings city staff out of the council chambers and on the ground with city employees, will provide them and the general public with a firsthand look at Glendale parks services and programs. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 16 starting at 3 p.m. […]

Slight Increases in City Budget

By Jason KUROSU The City of Glendale’s budget is in line with projections, according to city staff, with slight increases in revenue allowing for budget adjustments for a number of programs, including the city’s winter shelter program, special election costs and several new job positions. The Glendale City Council filed the fiscal year 2015-16 budget […]

Celltowers Approved by City Council

By Jason KUROSU The Glendale City Council approved leases for Verizon Wireless cell towers at Fremont Park and Scholl Canyon Ballfield, one week after being deadlocked on whether to approve the towers in light of potential health concerns. Council members said Tuesday that studies reviewed since the council’s Jan. 26 meeting, in which the council […]

GCC Postpones Cell Tower Decision

By Jason KUROSU The Glendale City Council was split on whether to approve ordinances Tuesday for Verizon Wireless cell towers at Fremont Park and Scholl Canyon Ballfield, with some council members requesting more information regarding potential negative health effects prior to making a decision. The council was poised to enter into lease agreements for the […]

Scam Detection, Avoidance Outlined in Senior Seminar

By Jason KUROSU Senior citizens remain among the more vulnerable and susceptible to fraud and with scams increasing in both quantity and sophistication, state officials and local nonprofits have seen the need to provide outreach on what resources are available and how to avoid scams targeting seniors. One such effort is the Smarter Than A […]

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