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Metrolink to pull new 'crash-resistant' rail cars to evaluate safety

Metrolink to pull new 'crash-resistant' rail cars to evaluate safety

The Metrolink commuter railroad announced Thursday it will temporarily remove from service and evaluate the safety of dozens of new crash-resistant passenger cars — the type officials claimed reduced casualties in the collision of a truck and train near Oxnard this year.

Fire chief, community development director named

Fire chief, community development director named

A new fire chief and community development director were appointed by the Glendale City Council on Tuesday, both internal promotions of employees with decades of city experience.

Right-to-die supporters rally outside Gatto's office

Right-to-die supporters rally outside Gatto's office

About two dozen supporters of a right-to-die bill that would let doctors in California prescribe lethal doses of medications to terminally ill patients rallied outside of Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) office Friday afternoon to try to win his support.

Glendale police union head questions commission appointment

The Glendale City Council on Tuesday appointed Albert Abkarian to the Civil Service Commission, despite opposition by the police union president, who questioned the man’s ability to objectively serve on a board that oversees employee discipline after he filed a complaint against a Glendale...

Glendale water usage drops 25.9%

Glendale water usage drops 25.9%

For the second straight month and during one of the toughest times of the year to save water, Glendale residents surpassed a state-mandated goal for cutting back on consumption.

Glendale ponders having larger council

Glendale ponders having larger council

Almost four months after voters overwhelmingly rejected a move to split the community into voting districts, city officials are looking into expanding the City Council to seven at-large members and moving municipal elections to November.

Robert Garcin, former Glendale mayor and city councilman, dies at 86

Robert Garcin, former Glendale mayor and city councilman, dies at 86

Former Glendale City Councilman, two-time mayor and retired lawyer Robert Garcin, who served when the Glendale Galleria first opened its doors, has died. He was 86.

Glendale official nixes Brand project

A request to build a five-story, mixed-use building just outside of development-heavy downtown Glendale has been denied by a planning hearing officer.

Crescenta Valley Water District's rate model to be studied by outside firm

Potential changes to the Crescenta Valley Water District’s rate model will be studied by an outside firm, but officials are seeking feedback from the community as well.

Council, community tour water reclamation plant

Council, community tour water reclamation plant

About 13 million gallons of wastewater flows from the sewers of Glendale every day to a plant just outside the city that treats it to the point where it’s good enough to irrigate city parks.

State eyes land owned by Bob Hope Airport for high-speed rail project

State eyes land owned by Bob Hope Airport for high-speed rail project

California High-Speed Rail Authority officials said this week they plan to propose to Bob Hope Airport officials that the state agency purchase the nearly 60-acre “B6 parcel” — also known as the “Opportunity Site” — north of the airfield’s terminal, an...

Glendale rallies in face of drought

Glendale rallies in face of drought

The green of Judy Taylor’s front lawn has faded since she started watering it less, but a bigger loss for her is the annual yield from the avocado tree in her backyard.

Glendale releases video featuring tree watering tips

Glendale releases video featuring tree watering tips

During a major drought — such as the one California has been experiencing for the fourth straight year — trees can become susceptible to pests and disease, and to help with their survival, city officials released a video this week instructing residents how to best water trees under dry...

Glendale wins award from American Society of Civil Engineers

A sidewalk and pedestrian-safety improvement project across a stretch of Glendale Avenue has won the city its first award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

La Crescenta residents favor election change, poll shows

La Crescenta residents are being asked via an online survey whether they’d like to see election day for the Crescenta Valley Town Council moved from November to April.

Antonovich voices interest in state Senate seat

Antonovich voices interest in state Senate seat

Stump speeches are common in politics, but this weekend when longtime Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced he’s running for California state Senate in 2016, he made what might be called a bumper speech.

Glendale man appeals jury's decision in arrest case

A Glendale man is appealing a federal jury’s decision that police did not use excessive force when they took him to the ground before arresting him two years ago on suspicion of public intoxication.

Road construction left behind a ghost building in Glendale

Road construction left behind a ghost building in Glendale

The city of Glendale owns about 1,500 properties, and of those that are buildings, nearly all serve some kind of purpose — except for at least one.

Granite to cede to new vegetation in Montrose

Granite to cede to new vegetation in Montrose

Hundreds of new plants will soon line the sand-like decomposed granite that now borders the sidewalks of the Montrose Shopping Park.

Nurses prove to be effective in cost, time at Glendale police jail

Nurses prove to be effective in cost, time at Glendale police jail

Nurses contracted to conduct minor medical treatments and blood draws at the Glendale Police Department jail have saved local police officers 2,900 patrol hours that otherwise would have been spent escorting inmates to a hospital.

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.

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