Property owners in La Crescenta and Montrose could pay more in taxes as officials move to annex both areas into the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, which has been providing services in the two communities, but residents haven't been billed for it. One of five districts across the county, the Greater L.A. County district monitors "vectors," which are arthropods, insects, rodents and other animals that can carry and transmit diseases such as malaria or West Nile virus , according to the district's website.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ordered the public health department Tuesday to provide an update on the nursing home inspection process, responding to a news report that draft penalties in three patient deaths had been reduced without explanation. The supervisors unanimously approved the motion to have the acting public health director report back with a “detailed description” of procedures for reviewing nursing home penalties recommended by on-site inspectors.
The Glendale Community College Trustees voted to pass a resolution on Tuesday initiating the switch from an at-large voting system to a district-based one. Four of the five trustees live in northeast Glendale, north of the Ventura Freeway, indicated in the map above.
During a special meeting Thursday, Glendale City Council members engaged in a discussion with about 25 residents at the Pacific Community Center about the future of south Glendale. In 2011, the city adopted the North Glendale Community Plan, which aims to serve as a guide for development and design standards for the La Crescenta and Montrose areas.
Rubber duckies with puckered red, blue and even purple-colored lips took over Verdugo Park Saturday for an annual fundraiser benefiting youth. The 10th Annual Duck Splash, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale, kicked off Saturday morning, attracting thousands of attendees.
Madison, 16, and Zaris Zavala, 9, sit in a pile of hundreds of donated stuffed animals in their Glendale home on Monday, October 6, 2014. Madison sparked an idea, motivated by Los Angeles Dodger Clayton Kershaw's charity "Kershaw's Challenge," and has set up a stuffed animal donation to collect them for emergency responders to give to small children for comfort.
A proposed class-action lawsuit was filed this week against the owner and operator of dozens of California nursing facilities, including one located in Montrose, alleging that the facilities are chronically understaffed and underfunded, jeopardizing the care of more than 3,000 patients. A firm specializing in elder-abuse cases filed the suit Tuesday on behalf of a former resident.
Members of the Crescenta Valley High School cross country tea run over a bridge that crosses the Verdugo Wash at the site of a solar-powered monitoring station at Crescenta Valley Park in La Crescenta on Monday, September 29, 2014. The station is being used to gather data about whether Crescenta Valley Park would be suitable for storm water to be placed in the ground.