Letter: Attack on grass is a bit of an overkill

On Saturday, April 19, “weed abatement” began in Glenoaks Canyon as several men attacked property on the undeveloped ridge between the Canyon and Eagle Rock. I watched one man cutting green grass down to the surface of the ground. Nothing remained when he finished.

Letter: Signal is ground zero for rule-breaking

I went to a movie at the Americana on a Sunday afternoon. Leaving the parking structure via the Central Avenue exit at about 6 p.m. I was struck with an easy way to resolve any budget shortfall in the city of Glendale: Issue traffic citations to the hundreds of pedestrians who flagrantly ignore...

Letter: Don't jeopardize your fellow drivers

I am a 30-year resident of Glendale and wholeheartedly respect and support the pedestrian walkways.

Letter: Kudos to Najarian for speaking up

Re: “Developer claims council requirement will kill project,” April 16. I was so pleased to see Councilman Najarian...

Letter: Pedestrian safety workshop slated

Walk Bike Glendale expresses its deep condolences to the family of Antranik Melkonian, the 86-year-old Glendale resident who was struck by a car and killed...

Letter: Floored by parking woes at GCC

There is a serious parking problem at Glendale Community College. The parking lots are always full because they sell more parking permits than there are spaces. I have to arrive at class three hours early just to find parking. On top of selling more semester permits than there are spaces, they...

Letter: Find solutions to high insurance rates

Do you live in Glendale? Do you own a car? Then you are paying high car insurance premiums simply because you live in this city. Single drivers paid an average...

Letter: New apartment dwellers will also use water

“At least it wasn’t raining.”

Op-Ed: Bridge option could be an opportunity

Residents from the Rancho, Grand Central and Pelanconi neighborhoods were introduced March 20 to Councilman Ara Najarian's smart proposal that addresses the issue...

Letter: Sit out the season but not the team

Re: “New Dodger TV deal bad for fans,” Mailbag, April 9. Longtime Dodgers fan Robert Tarallo spoke for many of us in expressing his displeasure with the naked...

Letter: Traffic safety needs to be taken seriously

Recently there has been a mildly heated controversy on the Royal and Greenbriar Canyons social network over police efforts to control the flagrant driver problems in the area.

Letter: New Dodger TV deal bad for fans

I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1939. I listened to Red Barber introduce Jackie Robinson in 1947 and Vin Scully in 1950.

Letter: Barnes would be great council addition

Re: “Kudos to Devine’s speech,” Mailbag, March 26. I also love the city of Glendale, where I have been a resident for 57 years. I too heard a speech at a recent meeting, this time by candidate Rick Barnes. He had the same knowledge of what needs to be done as Ms. Devine. Who doesn&...

Letter: Rate hikes not related to green or fossil fuel

Re: Scott Peer’s March 19 letter to the editor calling for transition to clean power. As a founding member of the Glendale Coalition for Better Government, our group has never discussed fossil fuels versus green energy. Our group was founded because we believe the City Council violates Prop....

Letter: Art exhibit worth checking out

This past week my wife and I spent a pleasant afternoon at the Autry National Center. A feature exhibit was the 103rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition of the California Art Club. It was a superb showing of the work of California artists, both painters and sculptors.

Letter: Court should interpret charter's intent

As a Glendale resident and GWP rate-paying customer, I have been very interested in the Forum letters about how revenues from GWP are distributed — for water and electricity purchases, repair and upgrading of infrastructure, operating expenses, and the General Fund, which I understand pays for...

Letter: Other words to describe Jim Starbird

Letter: Other words to describe Jim Starbird

If there is a word that seems to be overused in the past decade or so is “great.” It has lost its exceptional acumen. We say “That's a great pair of shoes!” when we really mean “appealing design.” Likewise, we accrue a term of “great” to what is simply...

Letter: A legacy of hate deserves no ascension

Re: “On the legacy of Fred Phelps,” In Theory, March 29. The Rev. Bryan Griem envisions the deceased Fred Phelps sitting beside...

Letter: City's traffic problems are multifaceted

We are told that our city has the highest auto insurance rates in the state, something that has been quite evident to us who lived here for decades and who...

News-Press Editorial: A plan that may bridge the crossing gap

A good compromise to the long-standing argument between the our city and the city of Los Angeles about what to do with the Doran Street railroad crossing has...

Letter: Money should fund infrastructure fixes

Re: the letter “Utility transfer has history on its side,” Mailbag, March 29. I have been a fan of Jim...

Letter: Transfers are putting utilities in jeopardy

What really needs to happen regarding the transfer of GWP funds is the City Council needs to make sure the charter is...

Letter: More details about the General Fund

The city manager’s March 22 op-ed, “Glendale’s City Charter is clear,” accuses me of having “...

Letter: Fed up with loud, late-night parties

Someone please explain to me why some homeowners think that their loud party music and general cacophony will be enjoyed by neighbors far into the night. Last Friday night, even with all the windows shut tight, it was earplug time until after 2 a.m. This sort of callous disregard for others is...

Letter: A latent glint in the beholder's eye?

Re: the letter “Photo in Marquee wasn’t upstanding,” Mailbag, March 29. I would like to point out that the photo...

Letter: Utility transfer has history on its side

There are points in Mr. Kedikian’s recent op-ed (“It takes engaged citizen to make a city”) that I agree with. Among them are that personal attacks do...

Letter: Doing the math on sentencing

Retired Los Angeles building inspector Samuel In received a sentence of 2-1/2 years in jail for accepting bribes in the amount of $30,000. Reports are that he has made partial...

Letter: Rates are higher due to insurance fraud

Having once lived in New York state, I discovered it had a straightforward way of ensuring that drivers were insured. Every year in order to renew your car's registration you were required to submit proof of insurance and smog certification. You then received a very large sticker that was...

Letter: Photo in Marquee wasn't upstanding

Re: the photo with “’Tartuffe’ stays fresh,” March 22: How disgusting! Where are the moral values of the Glendale News-Press after what I saw in the Marquee...

Op-Ed: It takes citizens to make a city

Personal attacks do nothing to resolve the legal dispute presented in court on the validity of the transfers to the General Fund. Glendale City Manager Scott Ochoa's op-ed of March 22, “Glendale’s City Charter is clear,” is itself a collection of bad facts presented in a self-...

Letter: Kudos to Devine's speech

I love the city of Glendale and I was so happy to hear Paula Devine say this phrase when she opened her speech at a recent meeting she spoke at. She was well aware of the areas we need to improve and what important services we need for safety, a clean community and to keep traffic under control....

Letter: People need to apply themselves

Ouch! The spectacle of how askew some people's mentality wanders really hurts.

Letter: Citizens need to be well informed

Some Glendale citizens defend water and electric rate increases arguing that they are needed to offset costs for water importing and infrastructure maintenance. These people are knowingly, or unknowingly, ignoring very important facts and by doing so are supporting special interests.

Letter: A long laundry list of civic grievances

Southeast Glendale is not the “forgotten” land and the City Council must take this into account.

Letter: Sidewalk planters are not ashtrays

The Downtown Glendale Merchants Assn. has done a good thing with its beautification project along Brand Boulevard. The friendly clean-up crews leave the sidewalk sparkling with a smile on their faces. Now we have lovely planters on the street corners along Brand.

Letter: Transfer is a lifeline to the General Fund

I have been asked to sign a petition for a ballot measure that would end support for the General Fund (parks, libraries,...

Op-Ed: Glendale's City Charter is clear

In his March 19 letter to the editor, “Government should also obey the law,” Harry Zavos, retired law professor and plaintiff against the city of Glendale, uses an...

Letter: Y's punching bags are going to waste

Re: “Pickleball picks up fans,” Weekend Edition, March 15 and 16. Sounds great. So today, pickleball can be played by not only Glendale members, but Los...

Letter: Government should also obey law

In “Funds help pay for the general welfare” (Mailbag, March 15

Letter: Fiscal responsibility needs to be stressed

Re: “Funds help pay for the general welfare,” Mailbag, March 15. I'm sure letter-writer Fred Fox is a...

Letter: Calling for transition to clean power

Mike Mohill writes to the News-Press

Letter: Quota system needs to be halted

The U.S. government has entered into the lucrative business of buying and selling people — people without papers.

Letter: An endorsement of Mike Mohill

In the June election to fill one Glendale City Council seat, vote your heart. Honesty is my choice. We are going to give our vote this time to Mike Mohill. He has done his homework. Listen to his voice and give Mohill a chance to change the city of Glendale.

Letter: Funds help pay for the general welfare

There has been a spate of letters, petitions and even a lawsuit questioning the appropriateness of transferring utility funds to the city of...

Letter: Closing her store with a heavy heart

It is with a heavy heart that after failed attempts to sell the Flowering Tree in Montrose that I am looking at having to close after 23 years serving the community. Health and financial reasons have led to this decision. It is a sad commentary that the store will be added to a dying breed of...

Letter: Thumbs up to Marquee's music coverage

I am always surprised at how hip the music coverage is in the Marquee section of the News-Press, given that Glendale seems to me to be rather a square town without many cutting-edge music events or cutting-edge music...

Letter: Pleased by coverage of the robotics team

Thanks for running the article on the Clark Magnet High School Robotics Team. It’s great to see students involved in activities...

Letter: A fond farewell to a furry friend

I lost my best friend the other day. Man’s best friend. No matter what I do to occupy myself with life’s daily responsibilities or distractions, my mind keeps wandering back to memories of that wonderful companion. I expect her to be waiting at the door when I come home or sleeping in...

Letter: Statue serves as an important reminder

Letter: Statue serves as an important reminder

Recently there has been a great deal of controversy about the Korean comfort-women statue located at Glendale Central Park and its message about man’s...

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