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  • Verdugo Views: How the 'Alexander' roared to life in the '20s

    Verdugo Views: How the 'Alexander' roared to life in the '20s
    When the Alexander Theatre opened in 1925, Glendale was a growing, thriving town in the midst of the Roaring ‘20s. Memories of the Great War had faded and prosperity was back. Just about everyone had electricity and telephones; plus, autos were affordable and roads were being built. Women had the right to vote, flappers were wearing knee-length dresses and bobbing their hair, and motion pictures were all the rage.
  • 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. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do...

    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. “I have avocados every year,” she said. “I didn’t...

    Intersections: Rockhaven's history has relevance today

    Intersections: Rockhaven's history has relevance today
    I drove by Rockhaven Sanitarium for years, always wondering what lay behind its ornate metal gates. When I finally visited the property last November, I couldn’t stop going back. It appeared in my daydreams, crept up in conversations I had with...

    Rock 'n' roll gets an encore at Forest Lawn in Glendale

    Rock 'n' roll gets an encore at Forest Lawn in Glendale
    When rock ‘n’ roll first infected American culture almost 60 years ago, it sent shock waves through to the nation’s very core. Perceived as an unspeakable threat to moral decency, second only to Communism, no less an authority that Frank...