Monday, February 29, 2016

Free Concert at the Train Station

Bach at the Train Station
Saturday, March 19, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, join us in a celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 331st birthday with a free concert at the Historic Glendale Transportation Center.

The Cello Ensemble from the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, led by Rebecca Merblum, String Department Chair is joining musicians from around the world for Bach in the Subways Day.

The concert will take place in Glendale's Historic train depot, located at 400 W. Cerritos Avenue, Glendale. 
Bach in the Subways is an international movement with events in subways, train stations, and other public spaces in 129 cities in 39 countries. Performances sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers by generating public interest and excitement for the art form. The music is given freely as a gift, and as an invitation to further explore classical music.

Please visit for more information on related events.

Metro Line 501 Connects Glendale to San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys

There is a new commute option for Glendale residents and employees who work in Downtown Glendale for travel to and from the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.  Starting March 1, 2016, the all-new Metro bus Line 501 is offering Express service between North Hollywood and Pasadena with connecting service to Glendale Beeline Routes 1, 2 and 11 as well as Metro 92 along Brand Boulevard.

Metro 501 will operate Monday-Friday with service every 15 minutes during peak hours. Line 501 weekend service will run every 30 minutes. The cost to ride Metro 501 is $2.50 plus transfers if needed.  Transfer to Metro 92 for free with your TAP card or transfer to Glendale Beeline with a $0.50 Interagency Transfer to ride to your final destination.

For detailed maps and timetables for Metro, Beeline and other connecting services or to plan your trip, visit

More information in Metro's newsletter, TheSource.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Habitat for Humanity to Begin Accepting Applications

Applications for the Lomita Homes, an affordable home ownership project to be built in partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity, will become available on February 18 at the first in a series of four application meetings to be held at the City's Adult Recreation Center. Attendance at one of the four meetings is strongly encouraged.
For more information about who should apply, how to apply and details about the application meetings, click on one of the links to the multilingual informational flyers below:

Before Starting a Residential Window Project in Glendale

Did you know that a permit is always required when changing, installing and/or updating your windows in Glendale?

Over two thousand permit applications are processed through the City’s Permit Services Center each year.  A large portion of these permits involve the installation of new windows. Too often we find out about  changes to windows after they've been purchased and installed. Property owners may be surprised to find out that the windows they spent time and money installing don't meet the City's requirements and must be removed. If you’re thinking about changing the windows in your residential property, there are some basic guidelines and requirements you should be aware of before purchasing your windows and moving forward with your plans.

We’ve outlined these important requirements that must be met before, during and after your window installation project takes place. We hope this helps you successfully navigate the City’s permitting process while avoiding unnecessary delays.