Letter: Excited about the election edition

Congratulations on the Saturday-Sunday (Feb. 28-March 1) edition of the Glendale News-Press. The front page stories were terrific, from Dan Evans’ article about Glendale City Council candidates' legal financial woes to Arin...

Letter: Look into proposed changes to voting

City Council and school board candidates have organized campaigns with a manager and a treasurer, to raise money to promote their name and vision to the voters. But what about charter amendments D and E, the ballot measures that ask the voters to consider electing City Council and school board...

Letter: There's more to come at the Alex Theatre

It is hard to imagine a better place to live than Glendale. From the quality of schools to our beautiful neighborhoods and community institutions, we should all be proud of this place we call home.

Letter: A surprise return on an investment

I had the misfortune to drop my wallet at the local Vons parking lot last week. You can image my dismay as all of my identity was in it as well as a considerable amount of money. I immediately called Vons and had no luck. I then proceeded to call the police department to notify them and then went on...

Letter: Crosswalk confusion and potential delays

Re: “New diagonal crosswalk installed in Montrose,” Feb. 21-22. I drove through this intersection at noon on Friday, Feb. 27. Traffic on Ocean View Boulevard...

Letter: Dancing in the aisles over 'Billy Elliot'

Letter: Dancing in the aisles over 'Billy Elliot'

Kudos once again to everyone involved with the Alex Theatre's presentation of “Billy Elliot the Musical.” Having seen and loved the movie version, I wondered on opening night how the play could possibly compare. My wife and I were not disappointed. From the moment that the actors began...

Letter: Personal connection to a crime story

Re: “Pair accused of identity theft,” Feb. 25. As a victim of identity theft I hope they lock these thieves up and throw away the...

Letter: Questions about all the development

Were all the legally necessary environmental and population impact studies conducted before most recent housing developments were forced on residents of Glendale? The impact on traffic in the downtown area is already showing — and it is a royal mess. Sadly, the 1930s bedroom community, the...

Letter: An announcement ahead of forums

The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, while the League of Women Voters of the United States is celebrating its 95th anniversary. Our local league is as active as ever, and consistent with its goal of fostering informed and active...

Letter: Crosswalks will provide safe passage

Letter: Crosswalks will provide safe passage

Re: “Diagonal crosswalk is without purpose,” Mailbag, Feb. 25. No doubt Glendale has plenty of needs in addition to trying to improve safety at Ocean View...

Letter: Alex production is a sign of the future

Letter: Alex production is a sign of the future

Sometimes a small step leads to a big leap forward. Think Neil Armstrong, the moon and advances in the space program that followed.

Letter: Diagonal crosswalk is without purpose

Letter: Diagonal crosswalk is without purpose

Really! Do we really need a diagonal crosswalk at the intersection of Ocean View Boulevard and Honolulu Avenue? I walk Montrose regularly, and I don't see why it...

Letter: Why did Nahabedian wait so long to file?

Letter: Why did Nahabedian wait so long to file?

Re: “Nahabedian will appear on ballot,” Feb. 20. With all due respect to Nayiri Nahabedian, can she please explain to us why...

Letter: Incumbents have a winning edge

Re: “Residents need to use their votes,” Mailbag, Feb. 21. The recent letter to the editor from a Mr. Doran argues that we need to just “vote them...

Letter: Collectors appear to be mixing waste

On Feb. 9 I observed the garbage truck collecting both our trash and our yard waste. I’ve seen this happening several times. Why are they doing this? It is just a waste of effort separating trash.

Letter: Residents need to use their votes

Glendale residents have peppered this Mailbag with complaint after complaint about the City Council’s relentless approval of new building projects. Using this public forum, residents have pleaded with the City Council to please, please, please stop the madness and impose a building moratorium....

Letter: Quality of life needs addressing

Glendale has been my home for the past 26 years. During that time it has been sad to watch the transformation of our city. It seems that each year brings new reductions to expenditures and commitments to the commons. By “commons” I mean things like libraries, parks, recreational...

Letter: Candidates forum set for Wednesday

After reading the letter from a disgruntled resident who went to what he thought was a free city council candidates forum only to find out it cost $30, I want everyone to...

Letter: One election sign should suffice

I don’t think candidates running for current City Council vacant seats have the beautification of Glendale at heart when they place more than one election sign on private properties. Ultimately these candidates have another agenda in mind. I am a licensed Realtor, 38 years a member of the...

Letter: Reader isn't a fan of Sinanyan

I live in Glendale and I am transgender, but I don’t need to be transgender to not like that my city council has on it Zareh Sinanyan, a guy who was called out for online comments he’d made before his election to the council that were deeply misogynistic, racist and homophobic. Of...

Letter: Another high-density project isn't needed

I disagree with your editorial: “Project’s redesign may work out for all,” Feb. 7. To laud the developer for reducing the size to 55...

Op-Ed: Bracing for the water shortages to come

This past sunny, hot weekend, thousands of Angelenos took to the mountains and beaches for hiking, biking, rollerblading and jogging. Many of these people likely had a moment when they looked around with a smile and thought, wow, what a life we live here, how lucky we are, compared to the unlucky...

Letter: Confusion over city clerk's wording

I feel like there's something missing in the article about Nayiri Nahabedian suing to get onto the April 7 ballot, and it's the exact wording of City Clerk Ardy Kassakian's...

Letter: Helicopter raises issues of cost

Re: “Keeping a watchful eye from above,” Feb. 10. While I'm sure there are times when a helicopter makes a difference on police calls, this story confirms suspicions...

Letter: Striking difference between two mayors

In April 2014, Glendale City Council members appointed Zareh Sinanyan as the city's new mayor. Fresh air filled council chambers. From past experience, few expected a new tone from the person who would control the council meetings for the next 12 months.

Letter: Kaplanyan story was one-sided

Re: “Kaplanyan pleads no contest to two counts,” Jan. 30. Disgusting. That would be the only word I would use to describe the...

Letter: Development isn't changing city for better

Re: “City seeks to scale back development incentives,” Feb. 6. I am shocked. A developer promises to include public open space in order to secure...

Letter: Accuracy would be appreciated

In the Jan. 30 issue of the Glendale News-Press, an article on the Glendale City Council announced that the first candidate forum would be held on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. at...

Letter: Lower math grades should raise more concern

Re: “Data show math grades are ‘not a big problem,’” Feb. 6. Friday’s piece seemed aimed at calming parents’ fears about the grades...

Letter: There was no reason for a makeover

Letter: There was no reason for a makeover

Re: “A makeover inside and out,” Feb. 4. I wasn't sure the “before” picture was a “before” picture. What a beautiful woman —...

Letter: The dangers of 'sharing the road'

The Glendale police cited 19 bicyclists for riding on the sidewalk and 10 for riding in the wrong direction. In Los Angeles and in many other surrounding cities, riding bicycles on...

Letter: Attempting to make sense of confusion

The Jan. 29 story on the candidates running in the next election stated: “an earlier version of this story misstated the reason why the deadline for school board...

Op-Ed: Rail critique was early and short-sighted

Today, many Californians would be astounded to learn that the Golden Gate Bridge was almost never built. The project faced thousands of lawsuits and detractors, including the great photographer Ansel Adams, who said that it would mar the beauty of the San Francisco Bay. Obviously the project moved...

Letter: Kudos to students at the Science Bowl

Congratulations to the Crescenta Valley High School Science Bowl Team and their coach Orenda Tuason for their excellent performance at the Department of Energy Regional Science Bowl this past Saturday at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Letter: There are a few reasons for sharrows

Re: “What good are the painted signs?,” Mailbag, Jan. 28. The little bicycle painted on the ground are “sharrows.” They are a shorthand term for...

Letter: If untrue, what was the attorney doing?

Re: “Kaplanyan pleads no contest to two counts,” Jan. 30. I had to read this article three times to be sure I hadn't missed...

Letter: Club's expansion needs some tweaks

Re: “Reviewers support an addition to country club,” Jan. 31. I think it's safe to say that we all want the Chevy Chase Country Club to be a...

Letter: Open-mic night is for the community

The Montrose Theatre open-mic night is starting up and could use some support. As a resident for 33 years, there is no way better to bring the community together.

Letter: A thank you to the police department

As a 35-year resident on Corona Drive in the Adams Hill area of Glendale, I would like to publicly thank the officers of the Glendale Police Department for their support of our community. We always enjoy their visits on National Night Out. Their response to any questions or concerns has always...

Letter: An answer to a rhetorical question

Re: “The president's veto power is alarming,” Mailbag, Jan 24. I was under the impression our local paper would no longer print this kind of politically...

Letter: On the true form of the government

Re: “The president's veto power is alarming,” Mailbag, Jan 24. First a history lesson for the writer. The only democratic government in history was...

Letter: What good are the painted signs?

I see that the city of Glendale has painted little pictures of bicycles on the pavement along South Glendale Avenue. I wonder what they are supposed to signify for the motorists roaring down that street at near-freeway speeds? Bonus points for hitting a cyclist?

Letter: Diversity doesn't worry Oscar voters

Re: “Read On: Oscar acting nods show lack of diversity,” Jan. 17. Enough! Basta! I've had it. Year after year, the discussion...

Letter: The pros and cons of library upgrades

Re: “Ballot wording in the works,” Jan. 14. Why not have a fifth referendum on the ballot, say a Measure “L” (the “L” standing for Library) regarding...

Letter: The president's veto power is alarming

The United States is no longer a democracy where the people are considered. We are at the mercy of a dictator who has vowed to veto anything and everything the new Congress proposes for the good of the country.

Letter: In strong defense of Adams Hill

Re: “Adams Hill remains forgotten Watts,” Mailbag, Jan. 14. I was quite surprised upon reading the letter claiming that Adams Hill is the “forgotten...

Letter: Raining on the idea that's all wet

Re: “The city should cover its bus stops,” Mailbag, Jan. 17. In response to the letter to the editor by Jim and Carole Weling regarding covered bus stops, the...

Letter: Calling the Oscars racist is racist

Re: “Read On: Oscar acting nods show lack of diversity,” Jan. 17. Ray Richmond would have us believe that the Oscar nominations,...

Letter: The city should cover its bus stops

At the Jan. 13 Glendale City Council meeting, a disabled gentlemen spoke before the City Council regarding the lack of protected covering at many Glendale’s bus stops. He specifically mentioned that there was no overhead protection during the rainy season. We would like to expand on this...

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