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July 24, 1993 | TOMMY LI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Glendale officials may take their war on graffiti vandalism to court, and legal experts believe it could be a first in the state. City Council members Tuesday unanimously approved the city prosecutor's plan to sue two local families if they fail to pay a $350 bill for graffiti cleanup costs. "We finally are going after these people who are destroying public (and) private property," Mayor Larry Zarian said before voting in favor of City Atty. Scott H. Howard's proposal.
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June 11, 1997 | GREG RIPPEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Opposition on the City Council was growing Tuesday to a controversial plan to build a luxury hillside development denounced by skeptics as too large. Council members Ginger Bremberg and Dave Weaver said they agreed with the Glendale Planning Commission's rejection of the 35-home Polygon II subdivision on a granite hillside north of downtown.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1996 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City officials announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached with a prominent developer to end a lawsuit filed against the city over the largest proposed residential development in Glendale's history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1997 | GREG RIPPEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After seven years of controversy, Polygon Communities' proposed 35-home hillside development faces a critical hearing today before the Glendale Planning Commission. A number of key city officials, including two new City Council members, remain skeptical that changes in the developer's scaled-down plans for a luxury subdivision are enough to warrant approval.
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May 13, 1993 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The third suit in 10 months challenging the city's strict new hillside development rules was filed this week in Glendale Superior Court by the Irvine-based partnership Homes by Polygon . The suit seeks to reverse the city's rejection in February of plans to build up to 61 homes in Glenmore Canyon on a 29-acre hilltop site west of the Glendale Freeway at Mountain Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1995 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Calling it part of a "zero tolerance campaign" against graffiti, the Glendale City Council on Tuesday approved a plan making it easier for city prosecutors to sue the families of taggers to recover the cost of cleaning up defaced public property. It has been nearly two years since City Atty. Scott Howard first asked for the council's permission to take legal action against two local families to recover the $350 cost of painting over graffiti sprayed on a traffic pole by two boys.
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April 8, 1994 | JENNIFER OLDHAM
The Planning Commission has voted 5 to 0 to recommend to the City Council a revised plan for a controversial hillside development in Sleepy Hollow Canyon. The council will review the proposed subdivision for the third time at 6:30 p.m. April 26. The commission vote on the 18-home project was this week. Plans for the project have been revised several times since council members first rejected a proposal by Doty Development Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1992
Glendale's requirement that charitable solicitors be fingerprinted to obtain a permit was ruled unconstitutional Monday by a state appeals court. The ordinance "has the constitutionally impermissible effect of chilling freedom of speech while failing in its purpose of deterring fraud," said the 2nd District Court of Appeal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1988
A developer filed suit Monday against the city of Glendale, alleging that a five-month moratorium on the construction of apartment buildings and condominiums violates the city charter. The City Council enacted the moratorium as an emergency ordinance in September to prevent a rush of construction while it considers amendments to the city zoning ordinance.
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March 31, 1987
A 63-year-old self-styled Santa Claus filed a $1.5-million claim against the city of Glendale on Monday rather than remove thousands of lights, ornaments and statues that transform his rented home into a year-round Christmas shrine.
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May 14, 1997 | GREG RIPPEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two women who alleged that a Glendale police officer sexually harassed them two years ago will receive $32,000 from the city under a settlement unanimously approved by the Glendale City Council on Tuesday night. Under the agreement, the two women will withdraw their federal civil rights lawsuit against Glendale and the officer will withdraw his defamation counter-suit he filed against them in Los Angeles Superior Court, Glendale City Atty. Scott H. Howard said.
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July 10, 1996 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City officials announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached with a prominent developer to end a lawsuit filed against the city over the largest proposed residential development in Glendale's history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1996 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A controversial development of luxury hillside homes in Glenmore Canyon will be revived under a deal between the city and Polygon Communities, the Irvine developer whose first proposal three years ago was buried under community opposition. City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1995 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Calling it part of a "zero tolerance campaign" against graffiti, the Glendale City Council on Tuesday approved a plan making it easier for city prosecutors to sue the families of taggers to recover the cost of cleaning up defaced public property. It has been nearly two years since City Atty. Scott Howard first asked for the council's permission to take legal action against two local families to recover the $350 cost of painting over graffiti sprayed on a traffic pole by two boys.
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January 10, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two 20-year-old women filed separate lawsuits against the city of Glendale Monday, alleging that a police officer demanded to see their breasts during a routine traffic stop over the weekend. The women, identified by their attorney only as Alice S. and Taline K., claim they were on their way home from a coffeehouse just after midnight Saturday when they were pulled over by the officer for having a faulty taillight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1995 | STEVE RYFLE
The contractor that built Glendale's new Fire Department headquarters and fire station is suing the city for more than $1 million, claiming that the city failed to reimburse the company for earthquake repairs, cost overruns and design changes. McCormick Construction Co. of Burbank completed work on Fire Station 21 at Columbus and Oak streets in April. The company was paid $7.7 million for the job, but its expenses added up to about $8.8 million, company President Jack McCormick said.
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June 28, 1996 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A controversial development of luxury hillside homes in Glenmore Canyon will be revived under a deal between the city and Polygon Communities, the Irvine developer whose first proposal three years ago was buried under community opposition. City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1987
Glendale's self-styled Santa Claus on Monday rejected a city proposal that would require him to close his year-round "Santa's Dream House" to avoid defending it in court.
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September 14, 1994
The city of Glendale filed suit Tuesday against the former operators of the city-owned Alex Theatre, accusing them of breach of contract, absconding with donations and the fraudulent selling of 11,000 subscription tickets for a season of musicals "knowing they would be unable to deliver the musicals." The defendant is the Pasadena-based Theatre Corp.
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September 14, 1994 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Glendale filed suit Tuesday against the management company that once operated the city-owned Alex Theatre, accusing the company of fraudulently selling 11,000 season tickets to musicals the operators knew "they would be unable to deliver" and demanding the company return more than $1 million.
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