The meetings will be held on:
Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Pacific Park, 501 S. Pacific Avenue (Sycamore Room)
Monday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Brand Library, 1601 W. Mountain Street
Saturday, November 7 at 11 a.m.
Sparr Heights Communty Center, 1613 Glencoe Way
Mark your calendars!
Leave it to children to say what everyone’s thinking. Today in New Orleans, a fourth-grader asked President Obama why everyone hates him.
“One party feels like they need to poke you, keep you on your toes,” Obama said. “When things are tough, you’re gonna get some of the blame. I’m a tough guy. Are you a tough guy? You look pretty tough.”
The crowd was friendly and lapped it up. However this fourth-grader might be the target of Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity soon.
When he asked Obama why he’s hated, he added, “They’re supposed to love you.”
Indoctrination? I interview plenty of folks in Glendale who’d say yes.
I was visiting Glendale Fire Station 25 today for an earthquake preparedness story and got a pretty interesting tip from engineer Tony Castro.
If you keep water in an emergency kit, it should be thrown out every two years because the chemicals in the water go bad.
Water should be thrown out when the expiration date is up, he said.
Who would have thought that bottled water can actually go bad? Not me.
Relief in weak rain
LA CRESCENTA — Fears over mudslides subsided early Wednesday after residents awoke to little more than a trickle of water flowing from burned hills.
Most crash cases settled
GLENDALE — Metrolink has agreed to pay $30 million to settle 90% of the lawsuits filed against it in the aftermath of a January 2005 derailment that killed 11 passengers on the Glendale border, attorneys for the plaintiffs announced Wednesday.
GLENDALE — Edith Bouvet waited five years before she was chosen off a waiting list to move into Casa De La Paloma, the city’s first affordable housing development. Ten years later, she said she is grateful to have a safe and inexpensive place to live.
Ire, anxiety over tunnel extension
GLENDALE — State transportation officials Wednesday said they would continue to focus on a proposed underground tunnel extension for the Long Beach (710) Freeway, just days after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a law that would have made it the only available option.
Rebels fall to Valiant effort
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — While playing in one of toughest leagues in CIF Southern Section Division 3-A, the Flintridge Prep girls’ volleyball team doesn’t get much of a break as far as its nonleague opposition either.
GAME OF THE WEEK: ST. FRANCIS VS. NOTRE DAME
GLENDALE — The following are previews of the area’s upcoming high school football games.
At last night’s City Council meeting, self proclaimed “gadfly” Mike Mohill offered to take on the city’s investment portfolio in lieu of paying the $100,000 for financial reported services requested by the city’s Treasurer Ronald Borucki.
During oral communications, Mohill railed against the city’s spending. After questioning a number of Glendale Water & Power contracts, he rested his sights on a $100,000 contract the City Council approved with Bloomberg Financial Services.
Bloomberg provides real-time online financial data services, which the city treasurer uses to access investment news and information and communicate with brokers, according to the city report.
“He wants $100,000? I’ll do it for free,” Mohill said.
The city didn’t take him up on his offer.
I took the Glendale (2) Freeway to the Ventura (134) Freeway junction to get to work today and noticed an SUV had crashed into bushes.
That crash was one of many seen on highways during the recent rains.
More than 180 traffic collisions were reported from midnight to 6 a.m. today on local roadways, according to the California Highway Patrol, compared to 19 collisions a week ago.