Politics

Glendale candidates address legal issues

Of the 16 candidates for Glendale City Council, school board, and the college’s board of trustees, at least six have records of bankruptcies, tax liens, credit card collections and other matters, a News-Press investigation has revealed.

City Council candidates offer their views on development

City Council candidates offer their views on development

Downtown Glendale is filled with steel beams, construction detours and ever-increasing density — setting up a showdown in the April 7 City Council election between those who say the growth is vitally important to keeping Glendale relevant and those who claim council members on the dais have...

Council considers upgrades at Grayson Power Plant during special meeting

Council considers upgrades at Grayson Power Plant during special meeting

A cracked piece of steel tubing that once belonged to a more than 50-year-old steam turbine at Grayson Power Plant sat on a table during a special meeting of the Glendale City Council on Tuesday.

Second ruling favors comfort-women statue

Second ruling favors comfort-women statue

A controversial statue in Glendale's Central Park will stay standing after another judge ruled in favor of the monument dedicated to women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

Glendale Community College officials weigh boundaries, numbers of voting districts

Glendale Community College officials, having reluctantly decided to move to districts from at-large elections, now have more decisions to make: Where will the lines be drawn, and will there be five or seven?

Council meeting to move to Grayson Power Plant

The Glendale City Council will be holding a special meeting Tuesday at the Grayson Power Plant as part of an open-house tour of the facility where the community gets some of its electricity.

Chevy Chase Country Club gets commission's OK for revamp, plans to open up to public

Plans to nearly triple the size of the Chevy Chase Country Club and open some of its facilities to the general public were unanimously approved by the Planning Commission on Wednesday.

Judge sides with school board incumbent to have her name on ballot

Judge sides with school board incumbent to have her name on ballot

[UPDATED 2/19 5:23 p.m.] Glendale school board member Nayiri Nahabedian will have her name on the April 7 ballot, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Thursday.

Glendale breaks ground on affordable housing with artists in mind

Glendale breaks ground on affordable housing with artists in mind

Construction of a 70-unit affordable housing project for local artists got underway in downtown Glendale Tuesday following a groundbreaking ceremony.

Discrimination lawsuit dismissed after city reaches settlement with police officer

A federal discrimination lawsuit against the city of Glendale was dismissed last week after the city reached a settlement with the police officer.

Budget surplus loosens council's midyear appropriations

A midyear budget surplus in Glendale led the City Council to set aside funds for a number of programs and initiatives on Tuesday, including an after-school sports and recreation program and nighttime park security.

Glendale hopes to make its return to the Rose Parade

Glendale hopes to make its return to the Rose Parade

City Council members on Tuesday set aside $50,000 to bring back Glendale’s Tournament of Roses Parade float next year, after a shortage of funds precluded the city — for the first time in a century — from participating in this year’s parade.

La Cañadan kicks off her campaign for judgeship

La Cañadan kicks off her campaign for judgeship

Los Angeles County Deputy District Atty. and La CaƱada resident Debra Archuleta has announced plans to run for Los Angeles County Superior Court judge next year, a move she hopes will bring new challenges to her law career, now in its 24th year.

Crossing guards, bicycle patrols among initiatives funded to improve safety

Crossing guards, bicycle patrols among initiatives funded to improve safety

The Glendale City Council on Tuesday earmarked more than $100,000 to fund various pedestrian- and bicyclist-safety initiatives.

Crowd-funding campaign aims to add guiding signs along trails

Crowd-funding campaign aims to add guiding signs along trails

When Mary Melton went hiking through the Verdugo Mountains one weekend in January of last year, she was struck by the lack of signs to guide hikers through the trails.

Nahabedian files suit to get on ballot

Nahabedian files suit to get on ballot

After election officials denied her nomination papers last week, Glendale school board member Nayiri Nahabedian has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to order her to be...

Airport officials defer vote on replacement terminal

Bob Hope Airport officials agreed to defer a vote on a set of actions on the issue of a replacement terminal that Burbank City Council members had...

Councilmembers reject terms they see as 'ultimatum' from airport officials

In a special meeting Sunday night, the Burbank City Council unanimously voted to reject a set of terms Bob Hope Airport officials had proposed regarding a replacement terminal at the airfield.

City seeks to scale back incentives tied to development

City seeks to scale back incentives tied to development

The Glendale City Council plans to scale back incentives that allow developers to build larger and denser buildings in downtown Glendale in exchange for offering public benefits like affordable housing and public open space, noting that some earlier projects took advantage of the bonuses.

Crews to drill wells in CV County Park

Crews will begin drilling two monitoring wells in Crescenta Valley County Park on Monday as part of a feasibility study to determine if stormwater in the Verdugo Wash can be captured and put back into the ground to recharge the local groundwater basin, according to officials with the Crescenta...

Off the ballot, GCC board candidate remains hopeful as write-in

Michael Miller, a Glendale resident seeking a seat on the Glendale Community College board of trustees, did not have the required number of valid signatures to appear on the April ballot, city officials said Tuesday.

Stengel Field stadium to be razed

Stengel Field stadium to be razed

The Stengel Field stadium that officials called “uninhabitable” is slated to be demolished this summer, though future plans for its reconstruction are still up in the air.

President proposes $5 million for earthquake warning system backed by Schiff, Feinstein

President proposes $5 million for earthquake warning system backed by Schiff, Feinstein

President Obama has proposed spending $5 million in the upcoming federal budget on the West Coast’s earthquake early warning network, which would be a significant boost to the...

New carpeting slated for airport terminal

Bob Hope Airport’s Terminal A will be getting new carpet, but the installation work will be scheduled for nighttime hours to avoid inconveniencing passengers.

Plans for condo project get a redo

Plans for condo project get a redo

A proposed 74-unit condominium project on the former site of a Bob’s Big Boy has been significantly scaled back in response to concerns from nearby northwest Glendale residents over the development’s size.

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