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Election: Hopefuls' campaign war chests grow

Election: Hopefuls' campaign war chests grow

As the April 7 election approaches, challengers lead in the money race for seats on the Glendale City Council and Glendale Community College’s board of trustees, while the sole incumbent in Glendale Unified’s race has raised the most funds in that contest.

Council candidates differ on issues at forum

Council candidates differ on issues at forum

Council candidates at the final election forum on Thursday were divided on what to do about transferring millions of dollars from a local utility to the General Fund, an issue that’s currently being decided in court.

School districts may hire consultant to facilitate Sagebrush terms

School districts may hire consultant to facilitate Sagebrush terms

La Cañada and Glendale school officials may soon hire an independent consultant to facilitate terms of an agreement over the potential transfer of Sagebrush families into La Cañada Unified School District boundaries, after a negotiation meeting held Monday.

Forum to address proposed 710 Freeway extension

Forum to address proposed 710 Freeway extension

Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian will speak Monday at a public forum on the 710 Freeway extension at the Cal State Los Angeles campus....

Glendale school board, GCC candidates forum focuses on finances, student achievement

The Women’s Civic League of Glendale hosted the final forum of the election season for Glendale school board and Glendale Community College trustee candidates on Thursday, quizzing candidates on their financial priorities and solutions to improving student achievement.

State of the City: Mayor Sinanyan praises city's economic growth

Mayor Zareh Sinanyan touted economic growth in downtown Glendale and thanked various facets of local government for their efforts during the annual State of the City Address Thursday.

Chevy Chase Country Club's expansion plans clear fairway with council approval

Chevy Chase Country Club will get a 15,000-square-foot expansion after the Glendale City Council on Tuesday granted approval of the overhaul, which club owners hope will make the venue more economically viable and help replenish diminished membership.

Glendale City Council gets police training

Glendale City Council gets police training

Glendale Councilwoman Laura Friedman has to make many important decisions in her role as a city leader, but on Tuesday afternoon she was faced with the sudden choice of whether or not to shoot a gun-wielding child.

City emerges victorious in redevelopment lawsuit

The city of Glendale emerged victorious in a legal battle with the state and is poised to be paid $30 million in interest from loans the city made years ago to the now-defunct Redevelopment Agency, though local officials worry future state legislation could one day circumvent those funds.

Police station to host council meeting

The Glendale City Council’s afternoon meeting on Tuesday will be moved to the Glendale Police Department for the latest installment of the Work Boot series, where residents can meet with council members and get a look at the inner workings of important facets of the community.

Grant funds 80 new recycling bins

The city of Glendale was recently awarded a $220,000 grant to place nearly 80 new recycling containers on public streets, a major addition to the existing lineup of just nine.

Schiff visits Burbank High students

Schiff visits Burbank High students

Not only did students learn about Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-Burbank) day-to-day experience as a congressman, they posed for pictures with him individually and many squeezed into one group “selfie” during his visit to Burbank High School on Friday.

Area's median prices for real estate climb

The median prices for single-family homes and condominiums in Glendale both jumped in February compared to the same time last year, while home sales increased slightly and the number of condos sold dropped, according to the latest real estate report.

Ara Najarian to run for L.A. County Supervisor seat

Ara Najarian to run for L.A. County Supervisor seat

[UPDATED 3/19 6:08 p.m.] Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian has announced plans to run for a Los Angeles County Supervisor seat currently held by Mike Antonovich next year.

Campaign HQ for council candidate, a former zoning admin, violates zoning rules, city says

Glendale officials are asking City Council candidate Edith Fuentes to close a campaign headquarters she set up in the heart of the Montrose Shopping Park because it violates zoning rules and is irking neighbors trying to keep politics out of the community, but she plans to keep it open through...

Bob Hope Airport looks to highlight 'Burbank advantage' to attract airlines

As Bob Hope Airport officials continue trying to woo increased airline service to the airfield, they’re beginning an effort to highlight what they call the “Burbank advantage” in discussions with commercial passenger carriers.

Reps. introduce resolution to recognize Armenian Genocide

Reps. introduce resolution to recognize Armenian Genocide

Together with more than 40 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has again introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on President Obama to restore Armenian-Turkish relations and seek the Republic of Turkey’s full acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide.

GCC groups endorse Tartaglia, Peroomian

The faculty guild at Glendale Community College, along with the college’s classified employees union, each separately endorsed incumbents Tony Tartaglia and Vahe Peroomian, two candidates running to keep their seats on the board of trustees in the April 7 election.

Expiring leases at Bob Hope Airport leave tenants, including motorcycle academy, 'homeless'

Expiring leases at Bob Hope Airport leave tenants, including motorcycle academy, 'homeless'

Glendale Harley-Davidson’s Riding Academy has had to cancel its previously scheduled motorcycle safety classes for the month and is “out of business” without a home for future classes, Luis Chacon, the program’s director, said earlier this month.

Council weighs change to project-review policy

The Glendale City Council got its first look at a new ordinance on Tuesday that would revert design-review authority on projects in the San Fernando Road Corridor from council members and back to the Design Review Board.

Civic leaders reimagine 'mobility'

Civic leaders reimagine 'mobility'

Now that the California Department of Transportation has released its 2,260-page report reviewing the environmental effects of closing the 710...

Forum to discuss 710 EIR draft postponed

A forum to discuss the EIR draft for the proposed 710 Freeway extension scheduled for today has been postponed to allow more time to gather materials after the release of the report, organizers of the event said.

Traveler numbers dip slightly at Bob Hope Airport

The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport declined in December and January, compared to the same months a year prior, but passenger traffic for the 2014 calendar year, as a whole, was essentially flat, according to the latest statistics.

Despite dip in passengers, Bob Hope Airport reports increased revenue

Revenues from concessions, car rentals and film-production fees helped boost Bob Hope Airport’s financial performance for the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to a financial report released this week following a recent audit of the airfield’s financial statements.

Council candidates talk planning, voting districts and development at forum

Council candidates talk planning, voting districts and development at forum

After serving on the city’s Planning Commission for five years, first-time City Council hopeful Erik Yesayan said at a candidate forum on Thursday he’s witnessed how tricky the process can be for homeowners to obtain permits to modify their homes.

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