The new Aerial Speed Enforcement Program was the topic when Glendale Chief of Police Randy Adams was the featured speaker at the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club.
The development of the program began over a year ago, following numerous resident complaints about the increasing number of traffic collisions because of speeding and racing cars.
Adams indicated that one driver was cited on West Glenoaks Boulevard for traveling 103 mph. Given the number of areas of concern within the city of Glendale and the limited amount of resources, the Glendale Police Department Air Support Unit was identified as a way to address the issue.
The program is modeled after the one used for more than 30 years by the California Highway Patrol. After the department identified several areas within the city where aerial speed enforcement could be utilized, a targeted area was surveyed by the Glendale Public Works Department and strategically placed aerial targets were located on the roadway. Signs have been posted advising drivers that speed is enforced by aircraft.
Highly trained Glendale Police Department personnel in a helicopter visually estimate the speed of cars on the ground by observing how quickly cars pass between specific target markers.
The Glendale Police will work together with the Burbank Police Department to share policing responsibilities, provide broader coverage and share expenses.
Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at the Hilton Glendale Hotel, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. Glendale. For more information, call Zainul Abedin at (818) 547-1330.
SEPTEMBER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER
Seven graduating seniors from local high schools and a Glendale Community College student were given scholarships by the Noon Kiwanis Club for their outstanding achievements, including great grades, significant participation in local charities and school activities, such as government and athletics. They are all now looking forward to quickly starting college in September.
The Kiwanis gave a total of $28,000 to the eight students, who received $3,500 each. The students receiving the scholarships were Sharon Gonzalez, Holy Family High School; Nairi Hartooni, Hoover High School; Kassandra Tasha Kahn, Clark Magnet High School; Gaming Li, Glendale High School; Teny Nazari, Hoover High School; Angela Pan, Holy Family High School; Diane Whitley, Glendale Adventist Academy; and Eliza Feliz, Glendale Community College.
Kiwanian Program Chairman Mike Seaton gave thanks to some very generous members at the meeting for their sponsorships including, Tom Bistagne, H. Park Arnold, Paul Duncan, Frank Fox, Emil Keifer and Lloyd Rapjohn.
Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash (KIDS) Chairman Vic Legerton concluded the meeting with the call to Kiwanians to sell those ducks and have more money for students next year.
Glendale Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Friday at the Glendale Elks Club, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale. For more information call Vic Legerton at (818) 354-8838.
MORE SCHOLARSHIPS IN CRESCENTA VALLEY
The Crescenta Valley Rotary last Tuesday continued its tradition of giving scholarships to graduating seniors from Crescenta Valley High School for their vocational goals and academic achievement.
The vocational recipient was Kelsey Wong, who will be attending either UC Irvine or Cal State Long Beach to obtain a nursing degree. She has set her career goal after college to work at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
The academic award scholarship went to Ingrid Beerer, who plans to attend UC Berkeley in the fall to major in mechanical engineering.
Crescenta Valley Rotary Club meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Grandview Palace Restaurant, 2650 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta. For more information, call Joe Kroening at (818) 249-2016.