Politics

Council seeks feedback on elections

City officials will solicit feedback from community groups about whether Glendale should establish council districts after they received a letter from a private attorney alleging the current at-large voting system is polarizing minorities in local elections and leaves the city open to litigation.

Conservancy works to preserve Cottonwood Canyon

Conservancy works to preserve Cottonwood Canyon

On a modest stretch of Linda Vista Avenue near the La CaƱada Flintridge-Pasadena border lies a nondescript piece of land whose dry shrubs and trees thinly veil a rich biodiversity of life teeming within.

Council opts to change parking limits near Phoenicia

Council opts to change parking limits near Phoenicia

A two-hour parking restriction on a small stretch of Lexington Avenue in downtown Glendale was extended by four hours following ongoing complaints from residents that customers at a nearby restaurant are taking their street parking.

City of Glendale to invest in renewable energy

City of Glendale to invest in renewable energy

Glendale will shell out roughly $731 million over the next 25 years to receive renewable electricity from a solar plant that’s being built in Nevada, according to an agreement unanimously approved by the City Council this week.

FAA to implement complaint system for helicopter noise

Complaints about noise from helicopters flying above Los Angeles County could soon be registered online or made by phone following an announcement made this past weekend by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Glendale settles lawsuit relating to Taser incident

The city will pay $55,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who claims a Glendale police officer used excessive force and Tased him after he was pulled over while on his way to a hospital to see his sick father.

Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday urged the Department of Justice to help fund body-worn video cameras for local police agencies nationwide, which he said would increase transparency, improve community relations and create a record of events.

Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

David Dowell likes living in Glendale. He likes eating at local restaurants with his wife, a school teacher. He likes riding his bike to work about 5.5 miles from his home.

Prices rise for single-family homes in Glendale

Prices rise for single-family homes in Glendale

The median sale price for a single-family home in Glendale soared in August compared to the same time a year ago, while condo prices crept up, according to the latest real estate report.

Business owners bullish on Glendale's housing boom

Business owners bullish on Glendale's housing boom

Neon yellow pads of insulation and dark blue-painted steel pipes interconnect all over downtown, stages of construction that will one day house Glendale residents.

Sale may revive moribund Grand View

Sale may revive moribund Grand View

After several years in real-estate limbo, Grand View Memorial Park is undergoing some improvements after being sold in May, and an announcement about its future is expected to be released in three weeks, according to management.

Bob Hope Airport sees slight bump in passengers

Bob Hope Airport sees slight bump in passengers

After a two-month dip in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.2% increase in July compared to the same month last year, despite a 4.7% drop in available seats, according to the latest passenger report.

Meeting outlines bridge options from Glendale Narrows Riverwalk to Los Angeles

Meeting outlines bridge options from Glendale Narrows Riverwalk to Los Angeles

Dozens of residents gave their input during a community meeting Thursday about where they would like to see a bridge built over the Los Angeles River to connect Glendale and the Griffith Park area.

Code revisions passed to ease city parking

The Glendale City Council on Wednesday adopted a series of code revisions aimed at making it easier for homeowners to build new garages as well as easing parking requirements for smaller businesses.

Three Glendale parks to get upgrades

Three Glendale parks to get upgrades

Palmer Park and Pacific Park will each be getting new playground equipment, while a new clubhouse and bleachers are slated for a baseball field near Verdugo Park, following approval for all three projects by the Glendale City Council on Tuesday.

Nurses deliver pillows and a petition to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital officials

Nurses deliver pillows and a petition to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital officials

Nurses from USC Verdugo Hills Hospital delivered new pillows to key figures in upper management on Monday as a message that the medical staff needs more funding to improve patient care.

Officials, residents praise Maple Park upgrades

Officials, residents praise Maple Park upgrades

Neighbors of the newly-renovated Maple Park enjoyed the new fitness equipment and toddler play area as city officials welcomed the upgrades during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday.

Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

Jack Behunin received welcome news last year from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Due to war-related medical conditions, he was being declared unfit to work, boosting his tax-free monthly disability compensation from $1,850 to $3,000.

Input sought on Glendale Narrows bridge projects

Input sought on Glendale Narrows bridge projects

[UPDATED: 9/10, 4:00 p.m.] Residents will get a chance next week to give their input about a small number of bridge projects that could one day connect the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project to Griffith Park and Atwater Village.

Comfort-women statue opponents file appeal

Comfort-women statue opponents file appeal

Opponents of a controversial statue in a city park filed an appeal this week to a judge's decision against removing the installation dedicated to women...

GUSD's voting system could be altered

Glendale school officials are moving to change the district’s voting system from an at-large one to a district-based system to remove the school district from scrutiny under the California Voting Rights Act and the potential for litigation.

Maple Park upgrades complete, offering fitness equipment and added parking

Maple Park upgrades complete, offering fitness equipment and added parking

A multiyear effort to bring improvements to Maple Park is done — completed with boulders from Deukmejian Park — and a grand reopening is slated for Tuesday.

Consultant predicts growth's effect on schools

Consultant predicts growth's effect on schools

In response to Glendale's recent residential development boom, the Glendale Unified School District commissioned a study that projects more than 600 additional students could live in those new units and attend local schools 10 years from now.

Glendale invites residents to talk infrastructure funds at meeting

Residents can make suggestions on how to spend $14.25 million in federal funding for infrastructure improvements, primarily in south Glendale, over the next five years during a meeting slated for the end of the month.

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

A recent proposal to study cutting a high-speed rail corridor through the Angeles National Forest is drawing fire from San Fernando Valley communities near the preserve's southwest boundary, the Los...

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