Politics

Council candidates want to slow down development in downtown Glendale

As thousands of apartment units continue to fill downtown Glendale, all five candidates for City Council told about 130 people on Wednesday night at the first election forum this campaign season that they believe in slowing down development.

Rockhaven may open for development

Rockhaven may open for development

Glendale officials are opening the door to possibly developing a historic sanitarium, known as Rockhaven, about six years after the city bought the $8.25-million site to save it from development.

Local Armenian-American leaders say Turkish Prime Minister's statement falls short

Leaders of the Armenian community in Glendale said a  statement by the Turkish Prime Minister on Wednesday offering his condolences to descendants of Armenians massacred by the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago fell short because the country continues to refuse to characterize the deaths as a...

New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water

New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water

The California Environmental Protection Agency released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution and it appears the Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge areas have one major source of pollution: high levels of drinking water toxicity. 

Schiff pays a visit to comfort-women statue

Schiff pays a visit to comfort-women statue

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on the Japanese government on Tuesday to “speak plainly” about a dark chapter in the country’s history in which Korean, Chinese and other women were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

Glendale commemoration of Armenian Genocide features performances

Glendale commemoration of Armenian Genocide features performances

During a somber, yet celebratory event, Glendale students performed songs and dances as well as read poems during the 13th annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Monday night that brought hundreds of people to Glendale High.

Glendale Assn. for the Retarded renamed

Glendale Assn. for the Retarded has a new name: The Campbell Center.

Soaking up the Sun: Solar Faire offers sustainable energy takeaways

Soaking up the Sun: Solar Faire offers sustainable energy takeaways

Solar ovens. Solar artwork. Solar phone chargers. Out of electricity? No problem. You can still power up.

Drayman on the hook for outstanding debt

Drayman on the hook for outstanding debt

When former Councilman John Drayman begins his five years of probation, expected to begin next month, the first meetings he has with the Los Angeles County Probation Office will include a thorough review of his assets and liabilities to determine how much he will pay monthly toward his $319,000 in...

Armenian Genocide remembered

Armenian Genocide remembered

Several local events commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be held in Glendale over the next several days.

Grant to give American Legion post a face-lift

Grant to give American Legion post a face-lift

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and the Home Depot Foundation have secured a $20,000 grant to give the American Legion Verdugo Hills Post 288 in La Crescenta a face-lift.

Arts & Culture Commission to review video exhibits

Glendale arts and culture officials agreed to discuss spending $30,000 Thursday on projects currently outside their scope of work, such as video exhibits and projections in public spaces as well as a photography street exhibit.

Councilman accused of sexual harassment

Councilman accused of sexual harassment

Lolita Gonzalves used to think of Councilman Dave Weaver as a father figure, but that was before she filed a complaint with Glendale's city attorney alleging that he groped her at a Mexican restaurant last year.

Drayman serves eight days in jail

Drayman serves eight days in jail

Victims of former Councilman John Drayman’s embezzlement scheme said they were shocked on Wednesday to learn the convicted felon would serve the remainder of his time in custody — an expected total of six weeks —...

Glendale to pay resident for claim of home fire caused by street repairs

The city has agreed to pay $80,000 to a Glendale woman who claimed street repair work caused a fire inside her home, leaving her without electricity needed to care for her disabled daughter and niece.

Former Glendale Councilman John Drayman released from jail

Former Glendale Councilman John Drayman released from jail

A former Glendale councilman who was sentenced last week to one year in jail after pleading guilty to embezzlement, perjury and filing false tax...

Developer claims council requirement will kill Tropico apartment project

Developer claims council requirement will kill Tropico apartment project

Following a demand by the City Council last month to decrease the size of the proposed Tropico apartment project by 25%, the developer said Tuesday that such a reduction would kill it.

State moves to cap Chromium 6

After receiving 18,000 comments, the California Department of Public Health on Tuesday recommended setting the maximum limit for a water contaminant known as...

Former police chief settles Bell case

Former police chief settles Bell case

Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams, who was also chief of the Glendale Police Department for several years, has repaid the city of Bell...

Women's defense class postponed once again

Women's defense class postponed once again

For the second week in a row, city officials have postponed a free self-defense class for women as the city attorney continues to review the legality of the gender-...

Attorneys for city seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit

Attorneys for city seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit

Attorneys for the city of Glendale asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city that calls for the removal of a local statue honoring women forced...

City plans would expand Scholl Canyon landfill

City plans would expand Scholl Canyon landfill

City officials aim to increase the life of the 535-acre Scholl Canyon Landfill — both a moneymaker and money saver for Glendale — by more than a decade with two proposed expansion options that are currently under environmental review.

Police officer settles lawsuit against Glendale

A Glendale police officer who sued the city after he was exposed to blood during an arrest has prompted changes to the...

Glendale Water and Power's electric section honored

Glendale Water & Power’s electric section was recognized this week for providing customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe service with the Diamond Reliable Public Power Provider designation from the American Public Power Assn.

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