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Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event

Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event

In the weeks leading up to April 24 -- the date widely accepted as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day -- Armenians around the world took part in events like a six-mile march to the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles and candlelight vigils to pay tribute to the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed at...

Schiff to host Rim of the Valley town hall

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a town hall meeting Monday night about the National Park Service’s draft report for the Rim of the Valley Study, which was released two...

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

When parties in the Austrian Parliament this week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on Turkish-Austrian friendship” and recalled its...

Armenian Americans span three decades of local leadership

The first Armenian American elected to public office in Glendale didn’t think that being the first was unique at the time.

More than 130,000 people take part in LA rally commemorating Armenian Genocide centennial

More than 130,000 people take part in LA rally commemorating Armenian Genocide centennial

A century after a genocide that left 1.5 million Armenians dead, thousands of their descendants took the streets of Los Angeles in remembrance on Friday, while also demanding recognition from the perpetrators.

Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation

Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation

Facing pressure to cut back on water use from both the state government and one of its key suppliers, the Crescenta Valley Water District is restricting watering lawns to two days a week.

Bob Hope Airport to have new concession operator

Bob Hope Airport's longtime concession operator, Paradies Shops Inc., will be departing from the terminal this spring, following the award of the latest concession contract to a new vendor.

Officials count final ballots from general election

Officials count final ballots from general election

The Glendale City Clerk’s office on Wednesday certified results from the April 14 general election in which Paula Devine held onto her City Council seat and Vartan Gharpetian was elected to the council for the first time in a race that saw seven go after two open seats.

Schiff reads names of Armenian Genocide victims on House floor

Schiff reads names of Armenian Genocide victims on House floor

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday took to the U.S. House of Representatives floor to read the names of 1,000 people killed during the Armenian Genocide.

Hospital hosts Work Boot meeting

Hospital hosts Work Boot meeting

As City Council members and city staffers looked on, paramedics checked the vital signs of a man with chest problems and tried to see whether he had suffered a heart attack.

Cell towers proposed at two Glendale parks gain support

Cellphone towers took a step toward being installed at two Glendale parks following support from the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission on Monday, although input from the community will be sought at a later stage.

School districts seek help with Sagebrush transfer terms

School districts seek help with Sagebrush transfer terms

Glendale and La Cañada school districts are looking for outside help for the potential transfer of the Sagebrush territory after learning a previous proposal would have failed regulatory muster.

Obama won't use term 'genocide' at 100th anniversary commemoration of Armenian massacres

Obama won't use term 'genocide' at 100th anniversary commemoration of Armenian massacres

White House officials have decided that President Obama will not use the word “genocide” to describe the killings of more than 1 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks when he...

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...

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