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Bike helmet bill scaled back following opposition

Bike helmet bill scaled back following opposition

A bill that would have required all bicycle-riding adults to wear a helmet in California has been scaled back following wide opposition from numerous bicycling organizations.

Developer gets go-ahead on Masonic Temple project

Developer gets go-ahead on Masonic Temple project

Caruso Affiliated got the green light Thursday to initiate a project to revive the long-unused Masonic Temple building in downtown Glendale by the end of the year as a major real estate firm has already announced plans to move in and set up shop.

Glendale Water & Power wins efficiency award

In the wake of a historic and ongoing drought in California, Glendale’s water provider was recently recognized by a state agency for its new usage tracking program for customers that’s helped save millions of gallons of water.

Hundreds of unclaimed checks at City Hall

There’s about 250 checks waiting at City Hall to be claimed by June 2.

Rim of the Valley Corridor study released, recommends expansion over new park

Rim of the Valley Corridor study released, recommends expansion over new park

Following multiple delays and the urging of local lawmakers to publish its findings

Glendale city website features new online portal for stats, performance numbers

A new feature on the city’s website displays key statistics such as how the city is spending its money and whether the local police and fire departments are meeting their response-time goals.

Armenians praise Pope's comments

Armenians praise Pope's comments

Local leaders and community members are praising Pope Francis for his remarks from the Vatican this past weekend that categorized the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as the first genocide of the 20th century.

Massage parlors handed moratorium

Massage parlors handed moratorium

Noting about 100 massage parlors operate in Glendale — some of which police officials say harbor illegal activity — the Glendale City Council adopted a 45-day moratorium, halting further openings as it drafts new policies to better govern those establishments.

Americana at Brand developer looks to buy, restore historic Masonic Temple

Americana at Brand developer looks to buy, restore historic Masonic Temple

Downtown Glendale’s development boom continues as multiunit housing projects pop up, but plans announced this week by Caruso Affiliated aim to breathe new life into a nearly 90-year-old building in the downtown area that stands taller than most of its neighboring structures.

Glendale's top vote-getters reflect on campaigns

Glendale's top vote-getters reflect on campaigns

The Glendale City Council and Glendale Unified School District’s board of education will each see one familiar face and one new one following Tuesday’s election.

Diagonal crosswalk in Montrose to be removed

Diagonal crosswalk in Montrose to be removed

A diagonal crosswalk in the heart of Montrose will be removed less than two months after it was installed following direction on Tuesday from the Glendale City Council members, who said they thought such a major change should have earned their approval before moving forward.

New garden at Descanso shows how native plants can reduce water use

New garden at Descanso shows how native plants can reduce water use

On Wednesday morning, a day after State Water Control Resources Board announced some communities would have to cut their water usage beyond the recent 25% mandate, Descanso Gardens offered homeowners a note of encouragement in discouraging times, unveiling to members of the media a demonstration...

GUSD, GCC incumbents win reelection; Freemon elected to school board

GUSD, GCC incumbents win reelection; Freemon elected to school board

With all 28 precincts counted, incumbents for the Glendale Unified School District school board and Glendale Community College board of trustees were reelected to their posts in the election Tuesday.

Voters reject council pay, districting measures

Glendale voters soundly defeated a measure that would have allowed the City Council to set its own pay, with nearly three times as many people voting against the initiative as those approved. 

Devine, Gharpetian elected to City Council; Weaver out

Devine, Gharpetian elected to City Council; Weaver out

With all precincts reporting, Paula Devine and Vartan Gharpetian have been elected to the Glendale City Council, while Dave Weaver failed in his bid for a sixth term. 

Council pay, districting measures headed for defeat

With ballots yet to be counted, initiatives regarding council pay and districting looked to be headed to defeat Tuesday, though a measure seeking to increase the city’s hotel tax looked to be cruising to victory.

GUSD, GCC incumbents look to be headed to victory

GUSD, GCC incumbents look to be headed to victory

Incumbents for the Glendale Unified School District board of education and Glendale Community College board of trustees looked to be headed for reelection during early election returns Tuesday.

Devine, Gharpetian leading in City Council race

Devine, Gharpetian leading in City Council race

Vartan Gharpetian and incumbent Councilwoman Paula Devine lead the race for two seats on the Glendale City Council as votes continue to be counted near midnight Tuesday.

Bullock announces campaign plans for State Assembly

Bullock announces campaign plans for State Assembly

At the end of the school year, Dennis Bullock will step down as dean of students at Providence High School in Burbank in order to devote more time to his political career.

CicLAvia in Glendale? City considers popular cycling event with bike, pedestrian safety in mind

CicLAvia in Glendale? City considers popular cycling event with bike, pedestrian safety in mind

Brand Boulevard is expected to be closed off to cars sometime in September to encourage bike and pedestrian safety and to hopefully entice CicLAvia, a one-day event that shuts down major arteries in Los Angeles to make way for bicyclists, to come to Glendale.

Hopefuls seek to court Armenian-American voters

Appealing to all the electorate is the main push for a candidate in any race, but in Glendale that also means winning the support of Armenian Americans, which make up roughly a third of the city’s registered voters.

District or at-large? Glendale residents to decide on voting system

District or at-large? Glendale residents to decide on voting system

Despite publicly stating their opposition to an initiative that would create district-based voting, a measure created in response to the threat of a lawsuit, several members of the City Council stated the decision should be up to voters.

Glendale council members discuss ballot measures C and O

Glendale council members discuss ballot measures C and O

Two of the four initiatives on the ballot Tuesday deal directly with money: Asking voters to increase the city’s hotel tax and to allow the City Council to set its own pay.

Rep. Schiff, System of a Down share goal of Armenian Genocide recognition

Rep. Schiff, System of a Down share goal of Armenian Genocide recognition

While the alternative rock band System of a Down plans to use the concert stage this month as a platform to push for formal recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States and Turkey, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), is using his influence as a legislator toward the same goal.

Organizations offer their endorsements for Glendale candidates

Organizations offer their endorsements for Glendale candidates

Clear leaders in garnering endorsements from key Glendale organizations have emerged in the three upcoming races leading up to election day on April 7.

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