Op-ed: My priorities for Glendale

It's an honor for me to join the Glendale City Council with four colleagues who I admire and respect for the years of service they've given to this community. I am looking forward to working with them to reach our common goal of maintaining Glendale as a vibrant, viable and progressive city.

Letter: Cyclists are free to ride in middle of lane

As a regular cyclist and cycling instructor, I agree with Ken Beall in his recent letter (July 16) that cyclists should conform to and abide by the same laws as motor...

Letter: Hoping that Devine can make a difference

When I saw the charming picture of Paula Devine and her husband Art in the recent issue of the News-Press, I thought, “Could this mean real change?&...

Letter: Former resident appearing on TV show

A former Glendale resident has been featured in recent weeks on “America’s Got Talent.” He is the archer extraordinaire, Bob Markworth, Hoover High class of ’54.

Letter: Bicyclist's take on traffic enforcement

Re: “Bicyclists should be held to account,” Mailbag, July 16. Ken Beall’s letter to the News-Press complains about traffic violations in Glendale and...

Letter: Citizen participation should be encouraged

Before adoption of the city’s current water rate ordinance, I demonstrated how its rate consultant’s (Willdan’s) use of figures could not be trusted. In written analyses I identify Proposition 218 errors and commented on possible confusion between monthly and bimonthly data....

Letter: Development is getting out of hand

I could not believe my eyes when I read about the proposed new development at Pacific and Broadway. As if our city isn’t in enough trouble with too much traffic, drought, narrow streets, air pollution and un-enforced laws (smoking, cellphones, speeding, etc.). Another new project? Have the...

Letter: Sustainability also needs to be examined

In all the coverage of the roughly 4,000 housing units recently constructed or in the pipeline throughout Glendale, I haven’t seen much mention of sustainability measures. Drought-tolerant plants must be used for newly constructed projects and LEED certification levels support the use of...

Op-Ed: Community involvement is key to FSHA success

Op-Ed: Community involvement is key to FSHA success

Last month, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (FSHA), families and friends joyously congratulated another group of young women who will walk confidently into the next chapter of their...

Letter: Candid remarks seem unprofessional

Re: “’A bully’ with a ‘sharp tongue,’” July 12. It’s disappointing to see Deputy Dist. Atty. Susan Schwartz appear so unprofessional and...

Letter: There's no noise from the loading dock

RE: “Mixed-use project likely to gain full approval,” July 10. I was shocked to see this project would be located on the corner of Pacific Avenue...

Letter: A campaign promise made more clear

I very much appreciated the article in the Thursday, July 10 News-Press about my swearing-in as a member of the Glendale City Council; however, the assertion...

Letter: Layovers to blame for traveler declines?

I recently had a visit from my niece who resides in Dallas, Texas. I asked her to please come to the Burbank airport as I no longer could go to LAX to meet her.

Letter: Bicyclists should be held to account

A new law going into effect on Sept. 16 mandates a 3-foot buffer zone around bicyclists. As it is now, bicyclists in Northwest Glendale frequently ride down the middle of the street, making it impossible and unsafe to pass them. I walk this area daily and observe the bicyclists blatantly oblivious...

Letter: Bicyclists should be held to account

A new law going into effect on Sept. 16 mandates a 3-foot buffer zone around bicyclists. As it is now, bicyclists in Northwest Glendale frequently ride down the middle of the street, making it impossible and unsafe to pass them. I walk this area daily and observe the bicyclists blatantly oblivious...

Letter: Water sacrifice may be for naught

The past several weeks there have been numerous stories and editorials in the Los Angeles Times about the drought situation in California including pictures of the extremely low water level in Convict Lake.

Letter: Coalition celebrates its first year

On Saturday, June 21, the Glendale Coalition for Better Government organizers presented their first social event, a one-year anniversary party open to the public at Glenoaks Park. It featured free food, beverages, a raffle with neat prizes, a welcome speech by Master of Ceremonies John Samuel and...

Letter: Admiring Mary Boger's credits

Mary Boger, president of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education, is a woman of impressive vision and compassion, and remarkable educational leadership...

Letter: Textbook makers have a profit motive

College students can be under a great amount of pressure during their educational years. The main reasons for this are financial problems. Aside from class tuition, students at Glendale Community College are faced with high textbook prices. Many students try to save money by borrowing books from...

Letter: Auditorium deserves better promotion

The Glendale Civic Auditorium was built not to be turned into a campus classroom or a student union. It should be designated as a historical structure, and renamed...

Letter: Condemnation seems out of place

I read Rep. Adam Schiff’s condemnation of the recent Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby wherein he describes it as an attack on...

Letter: Are we drowning in a sea of corruption?

More than 800,000 gallons down the drain? In the middle of a drought? Who is responsible for this? They should be fired. The company should be fined. Glendale Water & Power should be...

Letter: No excuse for major loss of water

Re: “Water main ruptures in Montrose,” July 2. More than 800,000 gallons of water lost? I hope the crew and especially the crew chief/supervisor, lose their jobs for this...

Letter: Supreme Court decisions are sexist

Impeach the Supreme Court after the Citizens United, McCutcheon and Hobby Lobby decisions. Healthcare pays for unlimited supplies of Viagra for men. Why is it OK for men to have sex but women cannot? This is outrageous discrimination and having unprotected sex will only increase healthcare costs for...

Letter: City should get behind opposition

Re: “Citizens United needs to be overturned,” Mailbag, July 2. I wholeheartedly concur with the opinion expressed by Mike Bievenouer in Wednesday's...

Letter: An adopted son is a genuine son

I read with sadness about the closing of the well-loved Brand Bookshop. But my sadness grew in intensity when I saw that reporter Sameea Kamal chose to identify Jerome Joseph's son as his “adopted son” rather than Joseph's “son.”

Letter: Rate increases are unfairly calculated

On July 22, the City Council will vote on a new proposed water-fee increase. These fees were just raised two years ago, but were based on a faulty study. Now, the...

Letter: Raise fines, watch driving habits improve

It might be a good idea to change the name of the DUI checkpoints to “How many people can we catch without valid drivers licenses?” No wonder Glendale’s insurance rates are some of the highest around. Are there really that many people without driver’s licenses? Obviously...

Letter: Nonprofit for Rose Float once existed

I read with amusement the News-Press article “City balks at price of float” regarding the cost of the Rose Parade float. The council now wants to create a “...

Letter: Punishment appears to be too light

My two questions are, did Councilman Dave Weaver take the sexual harassment training as recommended by the City Council after his alleged incident with a female friend?...

Letter: Citizens United needs to be overturned

I call on state leaders to approve SB1272 and put the Overturn Citizens United Act on the November ballot. While in the U.S. Navy between 1968 and 1974 I served three cruises off the coast of Vietnam. I did so as I believed in our democracy and a government that served the interests of all the...

Letter: Let's help keep our parks clean

As my dog and I arrived on a recent Friday morning at Lower Scholl Park I met a city parks employee picking up trash that had spilled out of a plastic trash can. He said the can most likely had been overturned by a coyote. Another more substantial trash bin was surrounded by waste. Crows, he said,...

Letter: Misfits and their ungraceful habits

I agree with Sharon Collins’ June 25 letter to the editor that smoking rules lack enforcement. Unfortunately, it goes beyond that. These smokers are not only a...

Letter: Bert Ring didn't water down his message

Bert Ring does it again! His weekend cartoon cuts to the chase: Our state is in a serious drought, the city has been asking residents and businesses alike to...

Letter: In-lieu fees could cover cost of float

I read with interest Brittany Levine's article (“City balks at price of float”) in the June 21-22 Weekend Edition of the News-Press. My immediate...

Letter: Behavior portends society's downfall

Brian Crosby’s column published in the News-Press (“Mayor should hold himself to a higher standard,”...

Letter: Twilight Camp is a summer highlight

One of the reasons I love living in the comforting embrace of the Crescenta Valley is the yearly tradition of the Girl Scout Twilight Camp. For many years the Girl Scouts have conducted weeklong day camps in our valley. These camps have had various locations throughout the years: the Montrose Girl...

Intersections: Reflections on a return to the homeland

Intersections: Reflections on a return to the homeland

After three years away, I am back in Armenia, writing to you from a fourth-floor balcony overlooking a city perpetually caught between East and West.

Letter: With SB 270, decent jobs will be lost

Re: The op-ed “How a bill becomes a job,” June 18. As a fellow veteran, I must respectfully disagree with Mr. Cragg's assessment regarding the misguided legislation that...

Letter: Charter school isn't the best route

The June 14 edition of the News-Press reported a decision of the Burbank Unified School District to approve a charter school designed specifically for Armenian...

Letter: 'Paula Devine on the dais'

Paula organized a hundred volunteers

Letter: Resist a lawn to resist the drought

Re: “The grass doesn’t need to be greener,” Mailbag, June 11. Roberta Medford hit the nail on the head in her letter. We need to focus on the real...

Letter: Smoking rules lack enforcement

Smoking is extensive in Glendale because there is little or no enforcement of the city’s smoking ordinances in either businesses or public places.

News-Press Editorial: In defense of the male-only class

A couple of our city councilmen were openly dismissive this spring of the assertion by the nonprofit National Coalition for Men that it was not appropriate that the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women offered free self-defense classes to females only. The coalition's position is that such...

Letter: A call to roll more films at the Alex

I just read Brittany Levine's article about the Alex Theatre’s profit loss due to their refurbishment closures and I'm confused. Why doesn't the theater show more movies?

Letter: Developments will use a lot of water

Has anyone besides me noticed almost on a weekly bases in the Glendale News Press there is another article about a new City Council-approved apartment/lofts/retail complex going up?

Letter: Bulky-item pickup is usually free

The News-Press should check its facts more carefully before publishing things on the front page. “The Bottom Line” in Wednesday’s paper listed a City of Glendale fee of $39.85 for bulky-item pickup. I double-checked the Glendale website (glendaleca.gov) and it states “For...

Op-Ed: How a bill becomes a job

When it comes to honoring the men and women who serve in America’s military, actions speak louder than words. California lawmakers now have a chance to express true appreciation by passing the state ban on single-use plastic bags, SB 270, and creating more jobs for veterans here who make...

Letter: There's also need for boys' camp

Glendale should continue to host Camp Rosie for teen girls, especially since the funds used to support it are raised by the Commission on the Status of Women. It is completely...

Letter: Development could have been a park

In a May 30 Los Angeles Daily News’ special section puff piece titled, “Mayor Zareh Sinanyan and Glendale, his city,” Sinanyan boosted, um, outright boasted, that one of the...

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