Letter: Generous pensions hurt middle class

Recently, Glendale City Council announced the acceptance of a $155,000 grant from Los Angeles County for our park maintenance. For many years, grants from federal, state and county governments have financed most of our city parks. Today, barely 10 % of the city’s general fund is being used for...

letter: Left in the lurch by Glendale's high rent

My building sold. It's being renovated. They are getting people out one floor at a time by doubling the rent. This is legal — there is no rent control in Glendale. This week, tenants on my floor got their notices.

Letter: Riverwalk project is a worthy effort

Viewing the July 21 City Council discussion almost made our heads explode. That said, a thank-you to council members Friedman and...

Letter: Another call for development moratorium in Glendale

The letter by Theodore Polychronis of Glendale is spot on. Numerous letters have appeared in the News-Press over the past few weeks condemning the...

Letter: Vote raises another question

Concerning your story on improper voting in the Democrat delegate election, where there may have been up to 30%...

Letter: Kudos to CDP for handling revote

The Assembly District Election Meeting (ADEM) vote in January was flawed. Not because of who won or who lost, and not because of “racism,” “diversity,” “fraud” or the other barbs exchanged by the opposing camps in recent months. The election was flawed because...

Letter: Concern about Glendale Unified's potential property swap

I can’t believe it! The entire community is up in arms concerning overdevelopment in Glendale, and today I read about a proposed real estate swap...

Letter: Support for clean energy in Glendale

I applaud the Glendale City Council for voting unanimously to divest from the San Juan Coal-Fired Plant. The cost of the electricity from the plant...

Letter: A call for a building moratorium, etc.

As I see things, the Glendale city government has evolved into a dysfunctional entity that has allowed the unbridled construction of monstrous apartment/condo buildings blessed with numerous construction and zoning variances.

Letter: Development seems to be a done deal

Regarding the proposed development on Brand Boulevard at Dryden Street: By the project applicant and architect Aram...

Letter: Overdevelopment happened in south Glendale first

There are a lot of reasons why so many people are upset about the proposed five-story mixed-use building at Brand...

Letter: Other railroad crossings seem equally dangerous

I recently read in the News-Press of the proposed closings of the railroad crossings at Broadway/Brazil Street and at Doran Street...

Letter: Other crossings seem equally dangerous

Letter: Other crossings seem equally dangerous

I recently read in the News-Press of the proposed closings of the railroad crossings, at Broadway/Brazil Street and at Doran Street and West San...

Letter: A drought of neighborliness

Letter: A drought of neighborliness

I have two conundrums.

Letter: Will there be a park or won't there?

Letter: Will there be a park or won't there?

I wish to thank my neighbors who spoke out against the oversized mixed-use development proposed at Brand Boulevard and Dryden Street. Why would we want...

Letter: Time for a building moratorium

We are Glendale homeowners and yesterday we attended a meeting of the planning commission, which was held regarding the proposed variances for the proposed 1100 Brand Boulevard construction. Don't you think that considering the severe drought in California and the need to control our water usage...

Letter: Should a permit cost more than a project?

My daughter had a fence that the city told her needed to be replaced. This fence is on an alley and at most 30 feet long. Over a weekend as a family project we all replaced this fence. Then she was told she needed a permit to replace an existing fence. She went to city, was sent to several...

Letter: Fine by Glendale police was unfair

I am perplexed, and frankly annoyed too. Glendale Police Sgt. Jeff Newton was quoted as saying that if someone or something looks...

Letter: Not a fan of constant flyovers in La Cañada

We live in La Cañada, just northeast of Glendale. We have lived here for 13 years. We often see the Glendale Police Department helicopter flying over our area. In fact, we see the helicopter so often, we were discussing ways to avoid the GPD helicopter flyovers. We think that one way to get...

Letter: Appalled by Glendale's overdevelopment

As a former 60-year resident of Los Angeles County and former 40-year resident of Glendale, I am appalled every time I read of the relentless building in Glendale.

Letter: Save some land for parks

Have the powers that be lost their minds — $150 million for a roughly 5-acre park over the 134 Freeway? Why...

Op-Ed: Honor Burbank, Bob Hope and flying history

Op-Ed: Honor Burbank, Bob Hope and flying history

Bob Hope Airport’s governing agency recently announced it was considering a name change — to Los Angeles Burbank Airport...

Leader Editorial: Some thoughts on the airport rebranding issue

Leader Editorial: Some thoughts on the airport rebranding issue

Tongues are wagging this week over the news that a consulting firm has recommended our local airport, which has been given six...

Intersections: A church in Glendale stands out for its inclusiveness

Intersections: A church in Glendale stands out for its inclusiveness

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series of columns. Part one was...

Op-Ed: SB 277 doesn't properly address vaccine issue

Last week, Gov. Brown signed SB 277, which denies kids the right to attend school if their parents have determined to delay or avoid certain vaccines.

Letter: Thanks for keeping things safe on Fourth

A heartfelt thanks to Glendale Police and Fire and L.A. County Fire for keeping order in the Fair Oaks community of Glendale on Saturday night. Each year, throngs of spectators line the hillside bordering Pasadena to watch the Rose Bowl fireworks, and each year police and firefighters make sure that...

Letter: Charlene Tabet's stance still could endanger kids

Burbank school board member Charlene Tabet defends parents' choice not to vaccinate their children against measles, saying that her children are OK...

Letter: Disappointed by Gatto's position

I’m proud that state Sen. Carol Liu supported SB 277, which prohibits all but medical exemptions from vaccines, but I was disappointed that state...

Op-Ed: Government must step in for vaccinations

When I was in medical school 20 years ago, a professor spent just five minutes talking about measles. After a brief description he simply said "you'll likely never see this in your career, thanks to immunizations."

Letter: City should welcome public input

Re: “Council isn’t part of the decision yet,” Mailbag, June 27. City Manager Scott Ochoa’s strange letter discouraged the community from...

Letter: Overdevelopment needs to stop

Just when will the overdevelopment of Glendale stop? When will the established zoning restrictions no longer be ignored in favor of developers? When will the destruction of small residential areas to accommodate bigger, expensive apartments/townhouses/condos stop?

Letter: Bill could have hurt housing programs

This week we were relieved to learn Assembly Bill 113, the budget trailer bill on redevelopment dissolution, was not included in the state budget. Our belief is that this bill would be very harmful to affordable housing efforts here.

Letter: Car emissions would be a party pooper

I read in today's paper of the proposed freeway park. How can it be healthy to have a park over a freeway when...

Letter: Unable to picture proposed Space 134

Just when I thought I had heard it all (call me a fool) now there is talk of building a park over the 134 Freeway...

Letter: Cultural influences are also to blame

The murders in the South Carolina church this month have been and will be covered extensively. There is a lot of cross-talk about gun control, race relations and historical references to this event. But what stood out to me while drinking my morning coffee and watching this skinny little white boy...

News-Press Editorial: Drought fee keeps water flowing

News-Press Editorial: Drought fee keeps water flowing

Glendale property owners who pay close attention to their utility invoices have noticed the recent addition of a “drought charge” on their...

Op-Ed: Rachel Dolezal resigns -- is everyone happy now?

Op-Ed: Rachel Dolezal resigns -- is everyone happy now?

Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who identifies as black, resigned her NAACP position and presented this statement: “It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside from the presidency “.

Letter: Seeking an end to violence and hatred

Liana Aghajanian's heart-warming Part 1 article about Seventh Day Adventist's embracing a gay man with AIDS&...

Letter: Council isn't a part of the decision yet

Recently, much controversy has arisen regarding a proposed mixed-use development at 1100 N. Brand Boulevard, with some folks...

Letter: All the best to Wanda Bergstrom

I wanted to add my voice to those saying a fond farewell to Wanda Bergstrom as she retires from 46 years of spectacular service at...

Letter: Collateral damage of assisted suicide

Dan Evans' recent op-ed, “Start the presses: Debating doctor assisted death,” avoids any mention of the serious and...

Letter: City officials should answer to residents

There are reasons that we have codes and regulations for property and buildings in this city. It is to preserve the integrity and continuity of our neighborhoods.

Letter: The alarming scent of special favors

What possible reasons could the city of Glendale have for potentially granting seven variances to the developer of the proposed building...

Letter: Principal's transfer is an outrageous one

How dare the outgoing Glendale Unified superintendent and/or the Glendale school board reassign Principal Kristine Siegal from Glenoaks Elementary School, where she has encouraged and overseen a culture of community and student success, to another elementary school without any input from the parents...

Letter: Development plan is outsized affront

Across the street from St. Mark's Church at Dryden Street and Brand Boulevard is a one-story café with an outdoor service area. The owners of this restaurant property plan to construct a huge building in the style of the big boxes that have erupted in the past few years in the Downtown...

Letter: Not voting affects our quality of life

Re: “Fed up by nuisance, notice and citation,” Mailbag, June 17. In a recent letter, a writer described the over-regulation of parking in front of her...

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