Monday, February 22, 2010

Glendale Looking For An Art Installation Consultant

This should help liven up some of the many vacant storefronts downtown. From the request for proposals:

The Glendale Redevelopment Agency (“Agency”) is requesting qualifications and
proposals from art installation consultant teams that can provide the following services:
  • A. Coordinate and manage installation of art displays in vacant storefronts; and
  • B. Coordinate and manage temporary art galleries using vacant tenancies."

Monday, February 1, 2010

*Armed Robbery Suspect CAUGHT At the Americana

A police chase that started in Burbank ended just outside of Barnes and Noble at Orange and Colorado. Two suspects were taken into custody but one suspect escaped on foot towards the Americana's parking structure. Police have a perimeter around the Americana and are evacuating the area. The SWAT team has just arrived.

Live streaming video:

*Update from Burbank Police interview on KCAL at 12:45pm: Everyone at the Americana is on lockdown. The police chase started after a liquor store robbery in Burbank. The suspect on the loose is the person who actually committed the robbery (with a handgun) and is also suspected in 5 other robberies in Burbank over the last few weeks.