Politics

Metro gives approval to close two railroad crossings in Glendale

Metro gives approval to close two railroad crossings in Glendale

Metro’s board of directors agreed to move forward with a plan to close two railroad crossings along the San Fernando Road Corridor and variations of that proposal are expected to be heading to the public for community feedback by the end of the year.

Prop. 8 plaintiffs 'elated and excited' by Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

Prop. 8 plaintiffs 'elated and excited' by Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

With the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage anticipated Friday, two of the plaintiffs in the landmark case that struck down California’s voter-approved same-sex marriage ban Proposition 8 in 2013 were waiting with the TV on, laptops and iPad at the ready.

Glendale employee salaries buoyed by overtime

Glendale employee salaries buoyed by overtime

Police and fire officials made up most of the top earners at City Hall in 2014 with the pay of some nonmanagement employees clocking in well above that of their supervisors.

Glendale school board sticks with search firm

The Glendale school board agreed to stay with the search firm it hired earlier this month after momentarily reconsidering and hearing proposals again from three firms for a second time Wednesday night.

Shortage of land drives Glendale's interest in potential park above Ventura (134) Freeway

Members of Glendale’s business community along with city officials met and mingled on Wednesday to talk about one of the city’s biggest potential projects down the road — building a public park above a local freeway.

Drought fee takes effect for Glendale water users

Drought fee takes effect for Glendale water users

Glendale residents are seeing a new drought charge when they open their water bills, a fee aimed at recouping money needed to maintain the utility as people continue to conserve.

MTA's report on 710 Freeway gap project accused of tunnel vision

MTA's report on 710 Freeway gap project accused of tunnel vision

For months, elected officials and local activists have asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for a cost-benefit analysis of five project alternatives being put forth as potential solutions to addressing a 4.5-mile gap in the 710 Freeway between Alhambra and Pasadena.

Former restaurant site in Glendale may become Rite Aid drugstore

A dormant restaurant site that once was a Marie Callender’s for many years until it was shuttered may be torn down to make way for a new Rite Aid store.

2016 Rose float to fete Jewel City landmarks

2016 Rose float to fete Jewel City landmarks

An ode to transportation and Glendale landmarks will be featured on the city’s 2016 Rose Parade float entry, a design that was unanimously approved City Council on Tuesday.

Crescenta Valley Town Council nixes proposed cell tower

Crescenta Valley Town Council nixes proposed cell tower

Officials will have to ditch plans to construct a cell tower in a La Crescenta neighborhood per Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich’s request after dozens of neighbors voiced opposition to the proposal, citing concerns about radio frequency emissions as well as a lack of public...

Management of Angeles National Forest will be focus of upcoming meeting

Management of Angeles National Forest will be focus of upcoming meeting

The Angeles National Forest will hold a public meeting at the Pacific Community Center in Glendale Monday for residents wishing to weigh in on or learn more about the development of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan.

Developer seeks variances to proposed mixed-use project

A proposed mixed-use development just north of downtown would require the approval of seven variances because of its height and scale. It would also required the demolition of the Recess Eatery.

Plan to close two railroad crossings progresses

Plan to close two railroad crossings progresses

A Metro committee agreed on Wednesday to move forward with a plan to close two railroad crossings on the Los Angeles side of San Fernando Road, and one of the committee members floated an idea to keep added traffic off nearby Glendale residential streets, a potential problem that’s concerned...

Delayed by economic downturn, 71-unit apartment project cleared once more

The city’s Design Review Board on Thursday gave the green light for construction of a five-story, 71-unit apartment building in the San Fernando Road Corridor, a revised version of a project initially approved eight years ago.

Federal aviation officials to discuss adjustments to airspace, flight paths over Southern California

Federal aviation officials to discuss adjustments to airspace, flight paths over Southern California

Federal officials will be in Burbank next month for a public meeting to discuss a draft document, released last week, that outlines potential environmental impacts of a project to improve the management of airspace over Southern California.

Metro weighs options for railroad crossings

Metro weighs options for railroad crossings

A Metro committee on Wednesday will vote on whether to close a pair of railroad crossings on the Los Angeles side of San Fernando Road to address longtime safety concerns and consider building connectors to continue getting drivers to West San Fernando Road. However, nearby Glendale residents are...

Committee supports Crescenta Valley cell tower for emergency personnel

Committee supports Crescenta Valley cell tower for emergency personnel

A group of local residents said they are concerned about the potential health effects of a proposed cell tower in La Crescenta that would be part of a system connecting first responders throughout Los Angeles County during emergencies. 

Anti-smoking advocate's lawsuit against Glendale councilman over termination dropped

Anti-smoking advocate's lawsuit against Glendale councilman over termination dropped

A lawsuit filed by a former tobacco outreach worker at Glendale Adventist Medical Center who was fired after he published an opinion column criticizing the City Council has been settled out of court, while a related case against Mayor Ara Najarian has been dropped.

L.A. City Council approves Glendale-Hyperion bridge plans decried by bicyclists, pedestrian activists

L.A. City Council approves Glendale-Hyperion bridge plans decried by bicyclists, pedestrian activists

Los Angeles lawmakers backed a hotly debated plan Tuesday to remake a historic bridge between Silver Lake and Atwater Village, overriding the objections of bicyclists, pedestrian activists and neighborhood groups pushing for sidewalks on both sides of the span.

Plans to upgrade power plant could be Glendale's largest public works project

Plans to upgrade power plant could be Glendale's largest public works project

The City Council on Tuesday ordered plans be drawn to revamp the electricity-generating Grayson Power Plant in what is already being called the biggest public works project in Glendale’s history.

L.A. County Supervisor Antonovich considering state Senate run

L.A. County Supervisor Antonovich considering state Senate run

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said Thursday that he is considering a run for the state Senate seat held by Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), the Los Angeles...

Council approves $20.3M transfer from utility to Glendale's general fund

In the face of a lawsuit over the legitimacy of an annual transfer of funds from the city’s utility, the City Council on Tuesday once again agreed to shift millions of dollars from Glendale Water & Power to the General Fund.

City Council agrees to senior-housing plan

A Northwest Glendale lot once considered for park use will one day be home to a housing project for seniors.

City manager and city attorney receive 18% raises

City manager and city attorney receive 18% raises

The City Council signed off on 18% pay raises for its city manager and city attorney Tuesday, making their pay rates similar to those of their counterparts in Burbank and Pasadena.

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