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Glendale housing for low-income seniors, retired veterans opens its doors

Glendale housing for low-income seniors, retired veterans opens its doors

A once-dilapidated 1920s-era brick building in south Glendale will now have a new life as a home for low-income seniors and retired veterans.

Officials to study light-rail feasibility

Officials to study light-rail feasibility

Southland officials gathered Thursday and lauded a motion to start looking into the feasibility of converting Metro’s Orange Line bus system in the San Fernando Valley into light rail that could one day extend to the San Gabriel Valley, passing by Bob Hope Airport in Burbank along the way.

City of Glendale to sue state finance department

City officials plan to sue the state Department of Finance in order to get back tens of millions of dollars in loans the city made to its now-defunct redevelopment agency, the City Council announced this week.

Glendale brings back tip line regarding water use

Glendale brings back tip line regarding water use

In response to one of the worst droughts in California in decades, the city of Glendale has reactivated an anonymous tip line for reporting homeowners and businesses that are wasting water.

Drayman pleads poverty on restitution

Drayman pleads poverty on restitution

Despite getting a federal subsidy to save his home from foreclosure, ex-Councilman John Drayman told a Los Angeles Superior Court judge Friday that he could not afford $1,000 monthly payments to the victims of his crimes.

City of Glendale sees rise in sales tax revenue

City of Glendale sees rise in sales tax revenue

Sales tax revenue generated by Downtown Glendale's biggest shopping centers increased by nearly $1 million in the past five years, something city officials attribute to a series of openings by sought-after restaurants and stores.

Former 'comfort women' visit statue

Former 'comfort women' visit statue

Two former sex slaves of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, commonly known as “comfort women,” visited a Glendale statue that honors their struggles on Thursday to commemorate the upcoming third anniversary of the city’s “Comfort Women Day” on July 30.

Glendale reviews water rates

As the City Council took the first step to hike water rates — albeit lower than proposed — some on the dais grilled their newest colleague for opposing increases altogether.

Gatto gains support for "Yellow Alert" hit-and-run bill

Gatto gains support for "Yellow Alert" hit-and-run bill

A proposed state bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would utilize digital signs along freeways typically used for displaying Amber Alerts in order to help identify hit-and-run suspects earned support from the Los Angeles City Council.

Glendale looks to less harmful rodenticide for city parks and wildlife areas

Glendale is set to swap a poison that parks maintenance workers use to kill mice and rats for one that’s less dangerous to other wildlife that may eat the rodents, following City Council review this week.

Glendale hires firm to market cell towers

Glendale is set to partner with a company that will actively market public buildings to telecommunications companies searching for locations to install cell towers.

City of Glendale seeks to change zoning rules

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously initiated the process to make changes to zoning rules that may alter who approves San Fernando Road Corridor development projects and gives developers tools to set their own standards.

Single-family home prices in Glendale spike

The median price for a single-family home in Glendale jumped by more than $100,000 last month compared to a year ago, according to the latest real estate report.

Work suspended on Bob Hope Airport EIR

Work suspended on Bob Hope Airport EIR

City officials have temporarily suspended work on a report studying the environmental impacts of constructing a new 14-gate terminal at Bob Hope Airport following unresolved differences between the city of Burbank and the airport.

Devine marks seventh female council member in Glendale's 108-year history

Devine marks seventh female council member in Glendale's 108-year history

When former Glendale Councilwoman Eileen Givens went knocking on doors to campaign for the first time, some residents told her they couldn’t vote for her because there was already a woman on the council, as if the token seat was occupied.

Former chair of Glendale YMCA Bob Driffill dies

Former chair of Glendale YMCA Bob Driffill dies

Robert "Bob" Charles Driffill, a Burbank resident and former chairman of the Glendale YMCA, passed away on July 14. He was 66.

Decision to protect historic Brockmont Park home raises zoning question

Decision to protect historic Brockmont Park home raises zoning question

As the Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday unanimously denied the demolition of a contributing home in a historic district, many of its members remarked that their decisions came with regret and reluctance.

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority elects new officers

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, which owns and operates the Bob Hope Airport, elected new officers to its commission this week.

Lawsuit filed in water-rate flap

A financial consulting company that miscalculated multiple years of water rates in 2012 should pay for its mistakes, which cost Glendale more than $9.3 million,...

City of Glendale, Special Olympics announce partnership

City of Glendale, Special Olympics announce partnership

For Olympian Rafer Johnson, who helped establish Special Olympics events in California about four decades ago, the upcoming summer world games are more than about sports.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy files EIR with planning board

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy files EIR with planning board

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy filed a draft Environmental Impact Report Monday with the La CaƱada Flintridge Planning Department regarding a series of campus improvements and expansions, including a 99,000-square-foot parking structure.

Judge: Utility transfer lawsuit needs tuning

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge permitted a lawsuit challenging Glendale's controversial utility transfer to move forward with some tweaks on Tuesday afternoon.

Glendale Preservation Commission to rule on historic home

Glendale Preservation Commission to rule on historic home

The Historical Preservation Commission is set to decide the fate of a Ranch-style home on Thursday that the owner wants to demolish, even though it’s located in a historic district.

Schiff: House Appropriations Committee OKs earthquake early-warning system

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted on Tuesday to include $5 million in the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 for an earthquake early-warning system.

Assemblymen boost success at pet shelter

The Pasadena Humane Society saw 132 pets go home with families on its first ever Pet Adoption Day, when all adoption fees were waived for the day.

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