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Comment window coming to a close for proposed 710 Freeway extension project environmental report

Comment window coming to a close for proposed 710 Freeway extension project environmental report

The opportunity for the public to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact on the SR-710 North will end Wednesday, closing a five-month comment window.

Glendale exceeds water saving goal

Glendale exceeds water saving goal

Glendale surpassed its state-mandated water-conservation goal by 4% in June, according to a report released Thursday by California’s Water Resources Control Board.

Change to Glendale solar rules in the works

Change to Glendale solar rules in the works

An ordinance to speed up the application process for installing rooftop solar panels on residential homes won early support from the Glendale City Council on Tuesday.

New faces, new roles taken on at Airport Authority

New faces, new roles taken on at Airport Authority

To the list of changes discussed or implemented at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank in recent months — new Southwest Airlines service to San Francisco International Airport, retirement of a longtime spokesman, a possible new name, a proposed replacement terminal and sale of a 58-acre parcel —...

Sewer work seen as future boon for Glendale

A new sewer pipeline project getting underway beneath the streets of Glendale next month will aim to save millions of dollars and gallons of water in the long run for the city.

Glendale City Council approves money for the Riverwalk Project

Glendale City Council approves money for the Riverwalk Project

A $1.84-million contract to build two parks along the Glendale Narrows was awarded to a company Tuesday night, but some City Council members took issue with part of the money being allocated coming from a fund they say is meant for parks and libraries in the downtown area.

Study outlines potential transit improvements at Bob Hope Airport

Study outlines potential transit improvements at Bob Hope Airport

Planes, trains and automobiles — and buses and bikes and even good-old walking.

Foothills residents are using less water

Foothills residents are using less water

Water use among customers in the Foothill Municipal Water District’s service area dropped to the lowest level in more than 21 years, according to a statement issued this week by the retail water agency.

Glendale approves contract with local utility workers

Glendale approves contract with local utility workers

Following four years of negotiations, a contract with a group of local utility workers to raise their salaries was approved by the City Council on Tuesday.

Local Democrats to redo delegate election after review finds improper ballots cast

Local Democrats to redo delegate election after review finds improper ballots cast

Democrats will redo an election of local delegates Sunday, after party officials in Sacramento ruled that about 16% of voters in an election earlier this year had improperly cast ballots.

Utility workers agree to tentative labor agreement

Utility workers agree to tentative labor agreement

After four years of trying to get on the same page, a group of unionized utility workers in Glendale has struck a tentative contract with the city.

Bob Hope Airport's new center finished at higher cost than initial estimates

Bob Hope Airport's new center finished at higher cost than initial estimates

Bob Hope Airport’s new transportation center was completed at a cost of $117.6 million — about $5 million more than the initial estimates.

Airport Authority, Burbank City Council talk new terminal

There were a few tense moments during a joint meeting between the Burbank City Council and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority board on Wednesday evening to discuss a proposed 14-gate replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport.

Officials update charter school policies for Glendale

After an organization expressed an interest in opening a charter school in Glendale recently, school officials are updating their policies tied to the approval or denial of a charter school.

Glendale Unified eyes creation of districts

Glendale Unified eyes creation of districts

Tacitly acknowledging they may be forced to create districts due to a lawsuit despite voters’ rejection of the idea, Glendale Unified officials took steps this week toward outlining what the election areas might look like.

Glendale City Council gives coal plan a nay vote

The city will be parting ways with a New Mexico-based coal-burning plant in 2017 and start searching for a more renewable source of energy following direction from the City Council on Tuesday.

Glendale library celebrates upcoming renovations

Glendale library celebrates upcoming renovations

Classic children’s book characters like Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog helped usher in the beginning of a new age for the Glendale Central Library on Thursday during a groundbreaking ceremony that kicked off a major face-lift project.

Army Corps of Engineers board approves $1.3-billion proposal to restore LA River

Army Corps of Engineers board approves $1.3-billion proposal to restore LA River

A plan to spend $1.3 billion or more restoring the Los Angeles River and redeveloping nearby land inched forward Thursday as a federal review board agreed to let the proposal proceed.

Glendale works to ease rules for rooftop solar panels

Glendale works to ease rules for rooftop solar panels

City officials are working to speed up the process for installing rooftop solar panels to comply with a state directive.

Glendale residents raise concerns over mixed-use development

Glendale residents raise concerns over mixed-use development

Dozens of residents worried about downtown Glendale’s development boom creeping into residential neighborhoods spoke out on Wednesday against a proposed mixed-use project in the northwest part of the city.

Glendale works toward water goals

Glendale works toward water goals

Glendale is about halfway toward its state-mandated goal for cutting back on water usage, and utility officials say trends are promising it will be met by the deadline in February.

GWP to restart notification system to encourage energy conservation

Tens of thousands of Glendale Water & Power customers will get a heads up once again this summer when a peak energy day is approaching so they can try to conserve electricity.

Glendale Central Library renovation to begin soon

Glendale Central Library renovation to begin soon

A major renovation effort, giving the Glendale Central Library a $15-million face-lift, is slated to begin later this month.

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