As Glendale Community College prepares to open its newly expanded Garfield campus for fall classes, some residents say they are losing sleep — literally — over a pair of industrial air conditioners at the site.
The two units are located at the south perimeter of the satellite campus at Chevy Chase Drive and Garfield Avenue just inside a 5-foot-tall wall that abuts several homes and apartment complexes. They cool two college buildings, including a new 40,000-square-feet addition that will be unveiled to the public later this month.
Residents said they have been complaining about one of the air conditioners for years, and that the problem was compounded when the second unit was installed in recent months as part of the campus expansion.
Diana Dukemajian said the rumblings of the air conditioners disrupt her sleep and make it impossible for her to enjoy her yard on Acacia Avenue just south of the site.