California City Threatens Legal Action Against Residents With Fake Grass Lawns

California City Threatens Legal Action Against Residents With Fake Grass Lawns

Three months ago, the city of Glendale, CA, approved a ban on the use of artificial grass on residents’ front yards — and now authorities plan to go after folks who haven’t ripped up their faux greenery and replaced it with the real thing. [More]

Homeowners Fined $347,000 For Trimming Trees Without A Permit

Homeowners Fined $347,000 For Trimming Trees Without A Permit

The Glendale Fire Department sent Ann and Mike Collard a notice informing them that the branches on some of their trees were too close to their home. The notice ordered the couple to maintain 5 feet of “vertical clearance between roof surfaces and overhanging portions of trees.”