Letter: Potential hazards should be avoided

I’m dumbfounded that some agency, I assume the city, is dumping mulch on a narrow, vacant lot along Verdugo Road. This strip of land extends nearly a block from El Rito Avenue to Don Carlos Avenue and is covered with several inches of extremely dry material as well as a large pile of the...

Letter: Treatment of Gauchos Village is unfair

I have owned and operated the Gauchos Village restaurant in Glendale for 15 years. I have had to relocate three times, finally to 135 N. Maryland Ave.

Letter: Bicyclists should pay fairness fee

Re: “Campaign lights the way to bicycle safety,” Aug. 22. According to Nathalie Winiarski, a volunteer with the bike awareness group Walk Bike Glendale, “It&...

Letter: Electricity use leads to question

I was in Nordstrom at the Americana on Monday at 3 p.m. The outside air temperature was a little over 100, according to my car’s external thermometer. The electrically powered fountain looked cool and refreshing and inside Nordstrom it had to be a very comfortable 75. On all three floors.

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Letter: YMCA's Camp Fox is still going strong

Camp Fox has been the location for the YMCA of Glendale summer youth camps since 1926. Many have experienced the magic of Catalina Island through a week of summer camp at Fox. The location is ideal for capturing the interest of the many aged youth campers through its blend of “landlubber&...

Letter: GWP calls are a form of harassment

For a long time I witnessed a discussion regarding smart meters and what they will do to the privacy of Glendale residents. I couldn't understand why some were so concerned about this matter, but I've gotten my answer in the past couple of weeks when we started receiving harassing phone calls from...

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: Paper should make an i-Ready inquiry

Kudos to columnist Brian Crosby for questioning our school district's decision to pay $3.4 million for a five-...

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.

Letter: It's important and easy to vote

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their backs on the fire and burn their behinds, they will just have to sit on their blisters.” — Abraham Lincoln.

Letter: Later start times would be a benefit

The issue of attending middle schools and high schools at 8:30 a.m. was raised to Glendale Unified school board...

Letter: Teens should just go to bed earlier

In the News-Press article of Sept. 7, “Concern over teens’ sleep arises,” a Glendale resident...

Letter: Where are vehicles' license plates?

Is there any legitimate reason so many vehicles are being driven in this area without clearly visible front and rear license plates? Why aren't the regulations requiring this being enforced?

Letter: It's not too early to worry about landfill

Re: “Politics may have polluted landfill issue,” News-Press editorial Aug. 23. Los Angeles Councilman Jose Huizar is doing what a district council...

Letter: What resources will developments tap?

We have lived in Glendale for over 40 years. We have a nice home. Our home is air-conditioned. We have a washer and dryer, dishwasher and swimming pool.

Letter: Reverse the Citizens United decision

I urge the passing of Senate-Judiciary Resolution 19 to amend the U.S. Constitution to reverse Citizens United. This is a very important piece of legislation. I hope it gets everyone's support. Individual people, not money or corporations, should run our democracy. A corporation can not vote as an...

Letter: There's good reason to oppose the landfill

In the editorial “Politics may have polluted landfill issue” (Aug. 23), editors of the Glendale News-Press do their best to belittle the concerns of...

Letter: Huizar is working for Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock has borne the brunt of the Scholl Canyon Landfill and its environmental detriment since the early 1960s. It is only right that the landfill never be...

Letter: Editorial's stance was disingenuous

In the editorial “Politics may have polluted landfill issue” (Aug. 23), the Glendale News-Press belittles Eagle Rock residents opposing the massive...

Letter: Development issue needs to be addressed

Now it begins! Apartments and condominiums versus adequate street parking. Mike Mohill's comments in the Aug. 27 Mailbag addressed the lack of street parking due...

Letter: Boy Scouts deserve 'Spotlight' also

I was excited to see the News-Press was going to feature local scout achievements each week (“Spotlight on Scouting&...

Letter: Giving thanks for birthday wishes

Does everyone upon arriving to the age of 90, as I just have, receive more than 150 “Happy Birthday!” greeting cards, as I...

Letter: No place to park? Blame development

In reference to the inadequate parking near the Phoenicia restaurant on Central Avenue, Councilman Ara Najarian recently stated at council “pursuing permit parking would mean...

Letter: Appreciation for long-ago kindness

In 1967-68, I was a platoon commander in “B” company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines. I recently saw a combat artist's drawing of one of my Marines who had Glendale written on his helmet. Women from the city of Glendale “adopted” the men of my platoon and they often wrote...

Letter: One bear or another is back in Glendale

Is Glenbearian (otherwise known as Meatball) back to Glendale? Our family had a visitor tonight — a very large black bear — in front of our kitchen. He sat quietly going through the trash for nearly 20 minutes. We would like our neighborhood to know. We live in the 3100 block of Saint...

Letter: Photo's angle was a little bit off

Re: Photograph in the print issue, “Look closely: It’s a tiny new library,” Aug. 20. Whose idea was it to print a photo of Councilwoman Paula Devine with the little free library? Yes, Patricia Du Pre is a volunteer, but Paula Devine had nothing to do with it. This is not your...

Letter: Proposition should remain on ballot

Proposition 49, the Overturn Citizens United Act, should be put back on the ballot. As a veteran I felt a huge sense of betrayal at the Citizens United decision and now I feel the same sense of betrayal by those taking Proposition 49 off the November ballot.

Letter: Someone needs to cart off this cart

About a week ago I spotted two abandoned shopping carts on the streets of Glendale. One, a Ralphs cart, was near my house. Ralphs was contacted and they picked up the cart on the same day. The other is a Vons cart and again the store was contacted (twice) and to this day it hasn't been picked up....

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.

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&...

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