Politics

High marks for efforts against tobacco

High marks for efforts against tobacco

Glendale was one of 13 California cities to get the highest marks from the American Lung Assn. for working to control the use and sale of tobacco products during the past year.

Plans for new home denied

A series of variance requests to rebuild a North Glendale home heavily damaged by a fire more than four years ago were unanimously denied by the Planning Commission on Wednesday.

Adam Schiff ponders Senate run

Adam Schiff ponders Senate run

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Thursday that he is seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer, who announced she will retire after her term ends in 2016.

Bob Hope Airport sees increase in passengers

Bob Hope Airport sees increase in passengers

The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport rose in November, compared to the same period in 2013, continuing a trend that began in July, according to the latest statistics.

While visiting France, Glendale councilwoman takes part in march after Paris attacks

While visiting France, Glendale councilwoman takes part in march after Paris attacks

Councilwoman Laura Friedman was in the north of France with family when Islamist extremists shot and killed a dozen people at the headquarters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo earlier this month.

City seeks more than $30M in interest from state

The city of Glendale is taking the state government to court regarding a potential loss of more than $30 million in interest from loans it made decades ago to the now-defunct Redevelopment Agency.

Schiff decries proposal for high-speed rail tunnel below Angeles National Forest

Schiff decries proposal for high-speed rail tunnel below Angeles National Forest

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is speaking out against the proposed idea of having high-speed rail tracks run through underground tunnels beneath the Angeles National Forest to connect Palmdale and Burbank and calls the alternative a costly dead-end.

Ballot wording in the works

The authors of arguments for and against four ballot measures — including splitting the city into council districts, raising a tax on hotel patrons and amending the pay structure for council members — have been appointed and will submit their statements by the end of the month.

Former city treasurer Evans dies at 73

Former City Treasurer Elizabeth W. Evans, who was elected to the post three times, passed away on Monday after an ongoing illness. She was 73.

Schiff appointed to House intelligence committee

Schiff appointed to House intelligence committee

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was chosen on Thursday to serve as the top Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Chinese eatery makes way for theater

Chinese eatery makes way for theater

A mix of residential space and a movie theater known as the Laemmle Lofts will start moving forward with demolition work next month on a downtown Glendale parcel, temporarily displacing the Panda Inn restaurant that’s been a Glendale staple for more than 30 years.

Construction underway for five-story hotel

Construction underway for five-story hotel

Construction of a 94-room hotel is getting underway on the edge of downtown Glendale, but it’s the only such project for the time being since an application to build another hotel in the area hasn’t been submitted in two years.

Maryland Avenue Park earns award recognition

Maryland Avenue Park earns award recognition

One of Glendale’s newest parks recently received a “Project of the Year” award from the American Public Works Assn.

Looking Ahead: Ongoing stories may crest in 2015

Looking Ahead: Ongoing stories may crest in 2015

As a new year begins in Glendale, several changes may be on the horizon.

Glendale 2014 Newsmaker: A year of developments in the news

Glendale 2014 Newsmaker: A year of developments in the news

A big part of Glendale’s future image was shaped this year by the City Council as a series of mixed-use housing projects were approved, bringing approximately 1,300 new living units and thousands of square feet of retail space to the community.

Group looks to relocate Glendale farmers market

Group looks to relocate Glendale farmers market

Relocating its farmers market, possibly in and around Chess Park on Brand Boulevard, will be one of the biggest goals for the Downtown Glendale Assn. next year.

City Council approves Glendale Unified's ballot request

The City Council approved a request made by Glendale Unified school officials to ask for voters’ input this April to allow Glendale Unified officials to conduct elections as they wish, ultimately letting them to switch from a current “at-large” voting system to one based on...

Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

The Crescenta Valley Water District was given the go-ahead Tuesday to start pumping water from an underground well on the grounds of the Rockhaven sanitarium, treating it and then delivering it to customers.

Election change in Glendale to be placed on ballot

Glendale voters will be asked this spring if the city should switch from its long-standing at-large voting system to individual districts after the City Council voted on Tuesday to place the question on the April ballot.

Hotel tax hike to go on ballot

A proposed 2% increase on the tax hotel guests pay in Glendale will go before local voters following the City Council’s approval Tuesday to place the measure on the ballot in April.

Glendale City Council to look at bridge design

Glendale City Council to look at bridge design

The design of a bridge that could one day span the Glendale Narrows and Griffith Park over the Los Angeles River is heading to the Glendale City Council for consideration next month after feedback from the community during the past several months.

Options for rail crossings are met with skepticism

Options for rail crossings are met with skepticism

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials were met with consternation on Tuesday from business owners and residents concerned about future work at two railroad crossings at the Glendale-Los Angeles border.

Voters may weigh in on voting change

The decision whether to keep the city’s at-large voting system or split the community into districts could be up to local voters next spring as the Glendale City Council is leaning toward placing the question on a ballot.

Glendale council asks developer to scale back Glenoaks project

Glendale council asks developer to scale back Glenoaks project

The Glendale City Council on Tuesday sided with residents who are concerned about a proposed 74-unit mixed-use development on the site of a former Bob’s Big Boy on Glenoaks Boulevard by directing the developer to scale back the project’s size and scope.

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