Politics

Council OKs jail services contract

A private medical care provider was granted a one-year trial run on Tuesday to examine and treat local jail inmates on-site as opposed to the costlier process of having paramedics and police officers escort them to Glendale Adventist Medical Center for minor health issues.

Glendale Community College trustees vote to initiate new voting system

Glendale Community College trustees vote to initiate new voting system

The Glendale Community College Trustees voted to pass a resolution on Tuesday initiating the switch from an at-large voting system to a district-based one.

GWP opens up Grayson Power Plant to the public as part of 'Utility Day'

GWP opens up Grayson Power Plant to the public as part of 'Utility Day'

Groups of Glendale residents walked through aisles of massive machinery, gauges and buttons on Thursday for a behind-the-scenes look at where the city generates its power.

Council wants to revisit plan for downtown Glendale

Council wants to revisit plan for downtown Glendale

The Glendale City Council wants to look into scaling back incentives and establishing additional fees for developers, direction given Tuesday after a presentation indicated that 66% of new multifamily units approved in Glendale since 2006 have been in the downtown area.

Numbers grow at Bob Hope Airport

Numbers grow at Bob Hope Airport

For the first time in more than six years, the number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport was up more than 5% in September, with a 5.4% increase compared with the same month last year, according to the latest statistics.

Lawsuit alleges Glendale councilman caused firing of antismoking hospital worker

Lawsuit alleges Glendale councilman caused firing of antismoking hospital worker

An antismoking advocate who claims Ara Najarian got him fired from Glendale Adventist Medical Center after he spoke out against the councilman’s proposal to loosen smoking rules at restaurants is scheduled to have his day in court next spring.

Meeting considers the potential of south Glendale

During a special meeting Thursday, Glendale City Council members engaged in a discussion with about 25 residents at the Pacific Community Center about the future of south Glendale.

Beautification, arts events expand 'Beyond the Box'

Beautification, arts events expand 'Beyond the Box'

From a peacock to a British-styled telephone booth, utility boxes across Montrose will get an artistic makeover next week.

Owners can tear down house in Brockmont historic district

A home in the recently formed Brockmont Park Historic District can be demolished after the Glendale City Council voted Tuesday to overturn the denial for a request to demolish the home, siding with the homeowners who want to build a bigger house because their plans were underway before the district&...

White House will display Armenian Orphan Rug next month

White House will display Armenian Orphan Rug next month

The White House will be displaying the Armenian Orphan Rug, also known as the Ghazir Rug, as part of an exhibit at the White House Visitors Center from Nov. 18 to 23, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced on Wednesday.

City approaches water-savings goal

Water usage in Glendale dropped 10% during the summer's hottest months compared to the same period last year, city officials said, praising residents and businesses for cutting back in the face of the statewide drought.

Projects aim at relief from I-5 construction traffic

As motorists deal with backups and delays from the impacts of the Golden State (5) Freeway interchange construction project at Empire Avenue, a series of proposed projects has been identified with hopes of bringing relief.

Glendale Marketplace looking to find its place

A popular shoe-store chain recently set up shop at the Glendale Marketplace by taking over a large storefront last rented by Old Navy, but the shopping center still has a ways to go toward renting out all its vacant retail spaces.

City to seek input on Green Street development

Toward the end of next year, the city will be asking residents for input on the Green Street project, a series of landscape and safety improvements planned for two major downtown streets.

Glendale City Manager to be subject of roast

City Manager Scott Ochoa will be the main target of jokes and barbs on Oct. 23 during a roast benefiting the Glendale Youth Alliance.

Gatto discusses legislation, water bond during town hall forum

Letting local voters know he’s listening, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) made La Cañada Flintridge a destination on the campaign trail on the night of Oct. 9, speaking at a town hall forum at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA in advance of the Nov. 4 election.

Bob Hope Airport to increase parking choices

Bob Hope Airport to increase parking choices

In preparation for the holiday travel season, Bob Hope Airport officials are working to increase available parking options before Thanksgiving, which includes opening a lot with covered parking that’s within walking distance of the terminal.

Glendale City Council renews option to leave city workforce

Seventy-three city employees who are eligible for retirement and — for the first time — workers below retirement age have accepted an incentive package to resign from their positions, a significant majority of which will not be restaffed as part of ongoing cost-cutting measures.

Projects aim to improve pedestrian, traffic safety in Glendale

Projects aim to improve pedestrian, traffic safety in Glendale

Public works employees will start looking into implementing a new series of safety-improvement projects on local streets as well as education campaigns after an ongoing number of pedestrian-related fatalities that local officials have called unacceptable.

League of Women Voters to hold candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank will hold a forum for candidates running in the 28th Congressional District at 7 p.m. Friday in the Burbank City Council Chambers, 275 E. Olive Ave.

Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport

Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport

Passenger traffic at Bob Hope Airport rose for the second month in a row in August, with a 1.8% increase compared to the same month last year, according to the latest statistics.

Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains

Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains

President Obama plans to announce Friday that he will set aside roughly half of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, bringing stronger federal protections to the range to...

Bob Hope Airport's new crosswalk eases foot travel

Bob Hope Airport's new crosswalk eases foot travel

Bob Hope Airport officials stopped traffic on Empire Avenue Monday — literally.

Good Charlotte guitarist puts Glendale house on the market

Good Charlotte guitarist puts Glendale house on the market

Benji Madden of Good Charlotte put his gated Glendale compound on the market at $2.139 million and in about a week it was in escrow, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Lawsuit over utility-fund transfer continues

As a trial on the legitimacy of Glendale's utility-fund transfer continues to inch forward, critics of the practice continue to claim it is illegal, while city attorneys counter the transfer has always been proper.

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