February 6, 2013
Re "The very nature of the city," Perspective, Feb. 4 Jessica Garrison's celebration of the transformation of Debs Park northeast of downtown Los Angeles conveyed a joy I too feel when discovering urban respites or helping advance their emergence from neglected spaces. A similar story is unfolding along Glendale's border with the Los Angeles River, where the city's community services and parks unit teamed up with the nonprofit North East Trees to install a true blight-buster, the recently opened Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Park.
April 17, 2012 |
The Jewel City may finally get some glitz. Kim Kardashian, famous for whatever it is she does, evidently has her eyes set on the top political post in my hometown, Glendale. Five years from now, she hopes to run for mayor. Alas, it's impossible for Kardashian to run for mayor of Glendale -- because Glendale doesn't elect a mayor. Its five council members , all of whom serve at-large, each year select one of their colleagues to serve in the city's top post. So endearing herself to Glendale voters presents only the first hurdle to anyone who hopes to launch her political career in the city.
December 26, 2012 |
Actress Michelle Stafford of "The Young and the Restless" has bought a house in Glendale for slightly more than $1 million. The two-story Monterey Colonial-style house of nearly 3,000 square feet features a central hall, a formal dining room, an updated kitchen, a den, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The two-story house with basement was commissioned by a Loma Linda Hospital doctor and built in 1948. Other medical professionals bought or lived in the house over the years, earning it the nickname "The Doctor's House.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 |
A multibillion-dollar proposal for a 28-acre park covering parts of the 134 Freeway in Glendale won resounding support from the City Council on Tuesday. The concept, known as Space 134, could stretch across parts of the freeway from Central to Glendale avenues and include transit stops, neighborhood park areas, trails, exercise equipment, an electrical car charging station and other amenities. “It's certainly worth pursuing without question,” Mayor Frank Quintero said. “I'm happy we've taken it to this level and hopefully we can continue it.” Although the size and the cost of the park may seem daunting, Melanie Smith - a partner at Meléndrez, the urban design firm that created the proposal - said the “freeway cap” could be done in manageable phases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2012 |
Homes on skinny, small lots in Los Angeles are so popular they sell out in neighborhoods like Silver Lake and Atwater Village over a weekend. Now, Glendale officials think what worked across the border can spark similar developments in some of the city's densest neighborhoods. "If they're successful in L.A., they can be successful in Glendale," said Glendale Principal Planner Laura Stotler. For years, Glendale has been down-zoning overdeveloped areas in south Glendale. But if a developer bought a lot on a street like Riverdale Drive, where old apartment buildings mix with single-family homes, the best option to maximize profit would be to build another apartment complex.
July 15, 2012 |
The L.A. Mart, a 12-story complex in downtown Los Angeles, has been purchased for about $55 million by Glendale investors. The 784,000-square-foot property at 1933 S. Broadway is a combination design center, office and showroom, real estate brokerage Madison Partners said. It serves the interior design, gift and home furnishing industries. Los Angeles County also leases more than 140,000 square feet of office space at the L.A. Mart. Vornado Realty Trust sold the property to a limited liability corporation called PHR LA Mart.