Glendale Historical Society's politics

I read with amusement the comments of John LoCascio regarding the Mission-style building at 230 South Orange St. (“History may trip up Nordstrom plan,” March 28).

He says, as president of the Glendale Historical Society, he wants to preserve this building. It is interesting that when he was asked, in the recent past, by the Mountain/Bellhurst Zoning Committee to become involved in the preservation of a quality 1923 Spanish Colonial Revival home on North Carmen, he displayed no interest at all.

It appears that it is only when LoCascio can get his name in the paper is he interested. How very sad that the Glendale Historical Society now engages in sleazy politics.

LoCascio is no match for Rick Caruso, and rightly so. Tear down that building on Orange and make room for the quality expansion planned for the Americana at Brand. A far better example of Mission Revival is on Stocker Street, a building that used to be a restaurant (and now is a private home), which is located at the end of the line of the street car that used to run up North Brand.

LoCascio’s power stance of picking and choosing what he thinks is “historic” is unacceptable. I am no longer a member of the Glendale Historical Society for that very reason.

Carole Weling


Take down those Christmas lights

We are in April, which means spring. So why do so many homes still have their Christmas lights up?

These are the same homes that don't turn them on for Christmas. It looks horrible.

Can we please take them down? They really are meant only for Christmas time.

Maria Tweedy



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