Letter: Development issue needs to be addressed

Now it begins! Apartments and condominiums versus adequate street parking. Mike Mohill's comments in the Aug. 27 Mailbag addressed the lack of street parking due...

Letter: Boy Scouts deserve 'Spotlight' also

I was excited to see the News-Press was going to feature local scout achievements each week (“Spotlight on Scouting&...

Letter: Giving thanks for birthday wishes

Does everyone upon arriving to the age of 90, as I just have, receive more than 150 “Happy Birthday!” greeting cards, as I...

Letter: No place to park? Blame development

In reference to the inadequate parking near the Phoenicia restaurant on Central Avenue, Councilman Ara Najarian recently stated at council “pursuing permit parking would mean...

Letter: Appreciation for long-ago kindness

In 1967-68, I was a platoon commander in “B” company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines. I recently saw a combat artist's drawing of one of my Marines who had Glendale written on his helmet. Women from the city of Glendale “adopted” the men of my platoon and they often wrote...

Letter: One bear or another is back in Glendale

Is Glenbearian (otherwise known as Meatball) back to Glendale? Our family had a visitor tonight — a very large black bear — in front of our kitchen. He sat quietly going through the trash for nearly 20 minutes. We would like our neighborhood to know. We live in the 3100 block of Saint...

Letter: Photo's angle was a little bit off

Re: Photograph in the print issue, “Look closely: It’s a tiny new library,” Aug. 20. Whose idea was it to print a photo of Councilwoman Paula Devine with the little free library? Yes, Patricia Du Pre is a volunteer, but Paula Devine had nothing to do with it. This is not your...

Letter: Proposition should remain on ballot

Proposition 49, the Overturn Citizens United Act, should be put back on the ballot. As a veteran I felt a huge sense of betrayal at the Citizens United decision and now I feel the same sense of betrayal by those taking Proposition 49 off the November ballot.

Letter: Someone needs to cart off this cart

About a week ago I spotted two abandoned shopping carts on the streets of Glendale. One, a Ralphs cart, was near my house. Ralphs was contacted and they picked up the cart on the same day. The other is a Vons cart and again the store was contacted (twice) and to this day it hasn't been picked up....

Letter: Editorial about park missed the goal

The Glendale News-Press editorial of Aug. 9 about the new Maryland Avenue Park stated in part the following: “Our city leaders must keep seeking and...

Letter: Sparrows of Armenia want to fly free

Denying the Armenian Genocide nurtures injustice to spread like a wildfire that engulfs the world in lies. The just eye seeks its journey among historical ruins and bloodshed of martyrs to unravel the truth. How distressed will the world become when another cruel regime announces genocide with a...

News-Press Cartoon: Continuing to wait

News-Press Cartoon: Continuing to wait

As the legal challenges to Glendale's Comfort Women statue begin to die down, cartoonist Bert Ring gives his thoughts about the aftermath.

Read On: Robin Williams' end spotlights depression

Read On: Robin Williams' end spotlights depression

I don't think I've seen the kind of shock and national mourning — and outpouring of love — for an entertainment figure that's been generated by the suicide this week of Robin Williams since Michael Jackson's death in 2009.

Editorial: Geo Listening in the light, finally

Editorial: Geo Listening in the light, finally

When it first hired Geo Listening in late 2012 to monitor the public social-media postings of students for signs of, among others, depression or suicide, Glendale school officials were less than transparent. In fact, they were opaque, failing to acknowledge it publicly in any manner.

Letter: City Council can help keep Nestle here

Recently, it was reported in the national news that Nestlé Corp., headquartered in Glendale, had decided to close its manufacturing plant in...

Letter: Cite bad bicyclists like they do upstate

I think I have a simple solution to the “problem” bikers in Glendale.

Letter: A call to end the ban on plastic grass

While the Glendale City Council has declared a Phase II water emergency plan, this same council, for some strange and misguided reasoning, has continued to ban artificial turf.

Letter: Suggestions for addressing poverty

Re: “Panel addresses strategies on poverty,” Aug. 9. Here are some of the ideas I presented to the Glendale Housing Authority on...

Letter: Adams Hill needs improvements too

Re: “Planners map ‘Green Streets’ proposal,” Aug. 8. Our wise city planners are out with “the Green Streets proposal” for...

Letter: Frustration can now be walked off

According to the figures cited in a July 27, Los Angeles Times' report, “The changing face of immigration,” it could be said that we're ingesting significantly misleading images depicting this migrant crisis, along with their verbal commentaries — i.e. regarding the true age and...

Letter: Pool ban wasn't such a bad idea

Re: “Pool idea doesn’t swim,” Aug. 1. I think Councilwoman Paula Devine deserves much credit for suggesting a...

Letter: Suggested stops for potential rail

With the lifting of the ban on subway construction in the San Fernando Valley, and the coming MTA study to see if converting the Orange Line to light rail is feasible, there is a possibility the Orange Line might be extended across Burbank and Glendale to link up with the Gold Line in Pasadena...

Guest Column: A visit to Armenia benefits the homeland

My love affair with Armenia began when I stepped into the old Zvartnotz airport in Yerevan in 2001.

Letter: GWP bill too high, gas bill not bad

I recently received my monthly gas bill from Sempra Energy and was gratified it was under $20. They charged me for the gas I used operating my dryer, water heater, stove and furnace pilot. They added to my bill a state fee, a public purpose surcharge and a Glendale city users tax at 7% computed...

Letter: Recent rate fixes set new problems

Last Tuesday, the City Council voted 3- 2 to raise rates 4% over the next four years, compounded at 20.1% over the next four years, based on single-family residences using...

Letter: Response's remarks went too far

Re: “Op-ed: Motorists are still a bigger danger than cyclists,” Aug. 6. In Bruce Graham's zeal to defend cyclists in response to assertions that...

Letter: Hatred of the U.S. is a form of free speech

Re: “Read On: The U.S. needs to do right thing on immigration,” Aug. 2. Ray Richmond, a columnist for the Glendale News-Press, wrote about the current...

Letter: Disaster on Sunset could happen here

Recently, it was reported a water main had ruptured flooding Sunset Boulevard and the UCLA campus. Glendale residents should be asking can this happen in the Jewel City?

Letter: Farmers market aims to keep going

Thank you for the article on Saturday, Aug. 2 reviewing the progress of the Downtown Glendale Market.

Op-ed: Motorists are still a bigger danger than cyclists

In his July 30 op-ed, “Is bicycling the new rude?,” Peter Rusch points out transgressions of some cyclists near Brand Park, and concludes “responsible cyclists&...

Letter: Not all cyclists disobey road rules

Walk Bike Glendale would like to respond to Peter Rusch’s July 30 op-ed “Is Cycling the New Rude?” No one will argue that, like many drivers, some bicyclists flaunt...

Letter: This nation does show compassion

I read with some interest Ray Richmond’s article on immigration in Saturday's News-Press. My first reaction was that he was spending too much time with the...

Letter: Mayor Sinanyan has opened a window

A breath of fresh air is blowing through City Council chambers. It is breathing life into the lungs of the average citizen giving him the voice to speak and the courage to participate. It's another example that shows when citizens are allowed to participate and be heard, council members are...

Letter: Weird Al sings the grammar electric

I would first like to say that I love June Casagrande's column, “A Word, Please,” in the News-Press. However, I take issue with Ms. Casagrande's recent...

Letter: Some bike lanes would ease troubles

I have seen a spate of letters recently in the News-Press about bicycle riding in Glendale. Under the law, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. They are typically slower than cars, but then so are, for example, street cleaners — and motorists seem to manage to co-...

Letter: Preservation is only at face value

My husband and I used to frequent Algemac's Coffee Shop on San Fernando Road in Glendale when we lived in Silver Lake prior to buying our home in La Crescenta in 1986. We continued to enjoy it until it closed in 2006.

Letter: New office is no place for seniors

The Social Security Office recently moved from 700 S. Central to 225 W. Broadway. With Social Security we are talking about people who are aged and/or people who are infirm. Because of this I have a couple issues with the new location.

Letter: Station fixes neglect railway passengers

I had not paid much attention to the past news reports about the vaunted Intermodal hub at the Burbank Airport but a few weeks ago I wondered how it had enhanced the Amtrak stop there because I needed to pick up family members arriving on the train from Portland.

Letter: Decision disregarded the family involved

Re: "Decision to protect home raises zoning questions," July 19.

Letter: Codes have changed on curb building

Re: “Subpar work can lead to money loss,” Mailbag, July 26. Briefly, the Americans with Disabilities Act has a provision called “barrier removal.”...

Letter: Drayman trial had another side

In his letter, Chuck Weiss makes a good point about Deputy Dist. Atty. Schwartz' presentation to the Glendale Bar Assn. recently (“Candid remarks seem unprofessional...

Letter: Pension reform is a lofty goal

The Glendale Coalition for Better Government is encouraged by the op-ed piece penned by Councilwoman Paula Devine and welcomes her objective for pension reform. It takes courage to...

Letter: Congestion's cause is a no-brainer

Re: Paula Devine's op-ed, “My priorities for Glendale” (July 23), which addresses her wishes for the eight months she is a member of the City Council, including concerns...

Op-Ed: Is bicycling the new rude?

It usually begins in Brand Park near the top of the debris basin. An initial push-off down the steep Brand Motorway approach can get a bicycle up to 40 miles per hour as it zooms past the Doctors House and finally onto the main park thoroughfare. Watch out, hikers, pedestrians and unsuspecting...

Letter: Subpar work can lead to money loss

There is a huge project going on Bel Aire Drive between Grandview and Alameda in the city of Glendale replacing the curbs, gutters and resurfacing the street. While I was on my morning walk the other day I noticed that they were also replacing the handicapped access on all corners which had been...

Letter: Coyotes don't provide biggest hazard

Many years ago we moved to a home in the hills to have a newer house and one built on bedrock, both of which will help reduce earthquake damage. Benefits we didn’t consider at the time were the view and the wildlife — skunks, raccoons, deer, bobcats and coyotes. What a joy to live beside...

Letter: People need to obey the law

Re: “Bicyclists should be held to account

Letter: Development leads to more questions

I try and run my life on “the glass is half full” philosophy. I think it takes a lot of negative energy to be pessimistic.

Letter: Moratorium would not be a good idea

Re: “Decision to protect home raises zoning questions,” July 19. I read the article regarding the outcome on 1555 Valley View....

Letter: Drayman penalty sends wrong message

Re: “‘A bully’ with a ‘sharp tongue,’” July 12. After reading Arin Mikailian’s article on John Drayman I can see where becoming an...

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