Politics

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...

Gatto-introduced hit-and-run bills headed to Brown's desk

Two pieces of legislation that seek to reduce the number of hit-and-runs in the state are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after passing in both the Assembly and Senate.

GWP adopts pilot program aimed at conservation

GWP adopts pilot program aimed at conservation

Glendale Water & Power recently launched a pilot program that will give thousands of customers more thorough information on how many gallons of water they consume, while providing tips for cutting back, in a move to spur greater conservation among residents.

Compromise reached to extend, raise funding for film and television tax credit program

Compromise reached to extend, raise funding for film and television tax credit program

A compromise was reached Wednesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers on a bill that would extend and more than triple funding for a program designed to keep film and television jobs in California, clearing the way for state Senate consideration of the measure. 

Settlement talks break down in Ferraro case

Attorneys representing the family of the 15-year-old boy who killed himself at Crescenta Valley High said in court Tuesday that settlement talks broke down after Glendale...

Residential complex has grand opening event

Residential complex has grand opening event

A ribbon-cutting event officially welcomed the 310-unit Lex on Orange residential complex to downtown Glendale and, with it, the potential of attracting professionals to live and work in the area, according to city officials.

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