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...

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...

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