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Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots

Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots

In response to the violence and rioting that erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Mo., following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued a statement Tuesday, calling for an end to the unrest and...

Baseball giant's home runs to historic status

Baseball giant's home runs to historic status

A two-story house that was once owned by legendary pro baseball manager Casey Stengel took a big step toward securing its place in history this week after being added to the Glendale Register of Historic Resources.

Voting change could reach ballot

Community members Thursday night talked about the pros and cons of ditching the city’s at-large voting system in favor of council districts, an issue the City Council will next month consider putting on the spring ballot.

Local school officials march toward new voting system

Glendale Community College officials this week listened to input from an attorney as they begin to plot voting districts for upcoming elections.

City considers parking, transient occupancy tax

City considers parking, transient occupancy tax

A ballot measure aimed at initiating a tax on parking in city-owned lots and another to raise a tax on local hotel patrons could be brought before Glendale voters as early as this spring.

Bus service may ease I-5 worries

As road construction continues on the Golden State (5) Freeway, expanded bus service closing the “transit gap” between the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena could ease traffic impacts in the region, local officials say.

Vote on zone change put off

A City Council vote on a proposed four-story, mixed-use development on the site of a former Bob’s Big Boy restaurant on at Glenoaks Boulevard was pushed to December after the developer asked to postpone the item to hold meetings about the project with concerned residents.

Blogger raises resume query regarding former Glendale committee member

A former member of Glendale’s audit committee who resigned in late September stated qualifications on his resume he did not have, an issue brought to the City Council’s attention earlier this month.

CV Water District elects new board member

CV Water District elects new board member

The Crescenta Valley Water District voted this week to elect a current Crescenta Valley Town Council member to its board by year’s end.

Cell tower turned down

Cell tower turned down

The Glendale Planning Commission unanimously denied a request Tuesday to erect a 50-foot cellphone tower in the parking lot of a Kenneth Village business, though the applicant said Verizon Wireless is looking to move the proposed site down the street to Grand View Memorial Park cemetery and resubmit...

Glendale City Council rejects term-limit proposal

Glendale City Council rejects term-limit proposal

A proposal to create term limits for the Glendale City Council was shot down on Tuesday after a majority of the council voted against bringing the issue before voters next April.

Council, planners discuss moratorium on development

Council, planners discuss moratorium on development

Planning staffers will soon be telling developers applying to build new projects that more stringent requirements for approval in the Downtown Specific Plan are on their way.

Local nonprofit to look into possible Armenian museum in Glendale

A local nonprofit will begin exploring the feasibility of building an Armenian museum and cultural center on a parking lot next to the Glendale Civic Auditorium after getting the go-ahead from the Glendale City Council on Tuesday.

Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

Both Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had resounding wins in their races to remain in office on Tuesday.

Bob Hope officials look into branding effort

Bob Hope Airport may soon go “back to the future” through a branding effort to highlight the airfield’s proximity to Hollywood and the many film and television studios in the San Fernando Valley.

Development to take over block

Development to take over block

The City Council approved the design of a four-building, mixed-use project with 489 living units along Central Avenue in downtown Glendale Tuesday, part of which is currently a Citibank, replacing a larger proposal given the nod a year ago.

Glendale City Council hopefuls make plans

Two familiar faces in City Council races and a newcomer have formed campaign committees for the 2015 City Council election.

Polls open at 7 a.m. on election day

Tuesday is election day, with polling places open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Planners recommend against cellphone tower

Glendale planning staff is recommending denial of a proposed 50-foot-tall cellphone tower in the parking lot of a Kenneth Village business.

Planners recommend zoning change for mixed-use project

The city’s Planning Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend a zone change for height, density and other requirements for a proposed four-story mixed-use project at 1407 W. Glenoaks Blvd.

Glendale will not take part in 2015 Rose Parade

Glendale will not take part in 2015 Rose Parade

A list of the 39 float entries for the 126th annual Tournament of Roses Parade was released this week, but it was missing one century-long participant — the city of Glendale.

Riverwalk bridge designs span from plain to ornate

Riverwalk bridge designs span from plain to ornate

Future users of a proposed bridge over the Glendale Narrows said on Wednesday they would like the overpass to be a community gathering spot in addition to serving as a connector to Griffith Park.

Adding form to function: Artists turn Montrose utility boxes into works of art

Adding form to function: Artists turn Montrose utility boxes into works of art

There’s one artistic shape that Vicky Rees won’t outgrow — circles.

Complex to get turf upgrade despite worries

Artificial turf at the Glendale Sports Complex that is nearly a decade old will be replaced following approval by the Glendale City Council on Tuesday, though potential, yet unconfirmed, cancer concerns linger over a rubber component from which the material is made.

Contenders face off in House race

Contenders face off in House race

Opponents for the local congressional election next week offered their views on issues facing the area and the nation, from bipartisanship to gun control.

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