Letter: Opposition to term limits is political

Before Councilman Ara Najarian was elected to the City Council he was on the Traffic and Parking Commission. Being appointed by his colleagues to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was a natural.

Letter: It's time to fix the clock at the mall

Letter: It's time to fix the clock at the mall

With all the money he has, Mr. Caruso might as well take care of the clock at the Americana at Brand. At the top of the building, the clock facing northeast is always or slow or stopped. What a shame.

Letter: Kudos to city council for listening

Letter: Kudos to city council for listening

I am obviously an outspoken opponent of our City Council’s approach to development, but when the Council does something I believe to be in the best interest of Glendale I feel compelled to give them credit.

Letter: An irksome move by GUSD officials

Re: “Work visas set to expire,” Dec. 13. Why couldn’t the Glendale Unified School District find four...

Letter: Rail crossing fix is mixed up with dollars

Letter: Rail crossing fix is mixed up with dollars

My wife and I attended one of the meetings on Dec. 11 regarding the Doran Street railroad crossing, and it seems that the contractor, HNTB, is making this much more...

Letter: Fond recollections of Bob's Big Boy

Why can’t the city of Glendale condemn the Bob’s Big Boy property at 1407 Glenoaks Blvd.? This smart action would prevent outside investors from overbuilding this almost ideal commercial site. Once this future piece of Glendale’s own history is gone, Bob’s interesting last...

Letter: Watch Dave Weaver's vote on the landfill

Years ago, when the residents of northwest Glendale were upset that cell towers were going to be placed in their neighborhood, then-new Councilwoman Laura Friedman, a northwest Glendale resident, acted like a district council person and led the council to change the rules governing cell towers in...

Letter: Approval exacerbates shortage of parking

Did I read that correctly that the big development where the Office Depot is got an exemption to having the normally required number of parking spaces? Have any of the...

Letter: Thanks for the gift of overdevelopment

Re: “Council gives OK to project,” Dec. 10. Thank you, City Council, for an early Christmas present! An approval for a proposed 180 unit-mixed use...

Letter: Homeowners group arranged meeting

Re: “Residents voice concern about proposed project,” Dec. 6-7. The reporter wrote that the community meeting to hear plans for a new structure at 1407 W....

Letter: Cell tower 'flagpoles' are waving neglect

This situation is getting worse as time goes by. There are a trio of cellphone towers disguised as flagpoles at the juncture of the 134 and the 2 freeways.

Letter: That $9M won't stretch far enough

How special. Glendale gets 500 more apartments and $9 million in impact fees toward parks and libraries.

Letter: City has lost its sense of community

Glendale is going through major changes. We now have no Rose Parade entry

Letter: Glendale lacks any compassion

The city of Glendale should be ashamed of itself. It welcomes residents of thousands of new apartments because they produce revenue. It lacks the compassion to welcome the homeless for 3 1/2 months.

Letter: Homeless deserve better in this city

Re: “Shelter finds no room for the homeless,” Nov. 27. I can't begin to tell you how sad it is to read a headline that declares that there is no room for the...

Letter: Weaver's stance on growth is out of step

While Councilman Dave Weaver can always be counted on for comic relief, his latest tirade against public participation at a recent special meeting was astounding. Since he refused to answer any emails and phone messages regarding the massive development proposed for 1407 W. Glenoaks, I assumed one...

Letter: City's growth plan benefits developers

I read with alarm (and some despair) the article, “Council, planners weigh moratorium on growth,” Nov. 6. The only plan evident so far is rampant...

Letter: Landfill plan would leave waste behind

Letter: Landfill plan would leave waste behind

The recent op-eds on the Scholl Canyon Landfill by City Manager Scott Ochoa (part one

Letter: Treat all Glendale residents the same

I am writing in horror after reading the article “Meeting considers the potential of south Glendale,” Oct. 18.

Letter: L.A. River bikeway is an unknown asset

Letter: L.A. River bikeway is an unknown asset

One of the best kept secrets in the San Fernando Valley is the L.A. River Bike Path that begins on the Griffith Park side of the Victory Boulevard freeway overpass and goes east nearly 10 miles to the I-5 overpass near Figueroa Street. The path is well paved, lit at night, and mostly flat to ride...

Letter: Election was won on fraudulent attacks

Thanks to Ray Richmond for his Nov. 8 right-on column, “Election had little to do with the facts” in which he addresses his dismay...

Letter: Richmond hit the nail on the head

The Nov. 8 column by Ray Richmond, “Election had little to do with facts,” is, in my opinion, the most incisive analysis I have...

Letter: Will irony motivate law enforcement?

Re: “Jewel City shines in FBI report,” Nov. 13: Residents of Glendale should be pleased and proud that our city was ranked among America's 10 safest large cities.

Letter: Greed threatens to erase Thanksgiving

Our annual Thanksgiving tradition is phasing out and has been exposed to major changes in political rhetoric. We will celebrate a modern political potluck, sharing the pain of the wealthy for the next decade or so, or till death do us part. Their pain, driven by greed, has no cure except the...

Letter: Zoning shouldn't change on a whim

Why does the city of Glendale have zoning regulations when developers and home builders request variances or rezoning that are usually granted? Density, parking and height restrictions are rationalized by the planning board and City Council members.

Op-Ed: Keeping our kids safe from predators

Families all over America rely on after-school programs, summer camps and other youth-serving institutions to get their children involved in activities that enrich their lives and help them grow up to be healthy, productive adults. Sadly, these programs can also be a vulnerable target for child...

Op-Ed: Paving the road to better transportation

Population densities in the Southland have increased dramatically over the last generation, and are slated to multiply further as large apartment structures go up across the city to meet the renewed demand for housing in urban centers. Meanwhile, the city is already mired by traffic congestion as it...

Letter: Better late than never on moratorium

We need a moratorium on building monstrous structures in Glendale. It is already too late since our city planners and the City Council have already destroyed a large...

Letter: The 'horrible mistake' won't go away

Your headline “Council, planners weigh moratorium on growth” caught my attention. Is there a way out of the ongoing “development” mess our...

Letter: Voters already limit political terms

Smart move by City Council to reject term limits, which we already have. They are called elections.

Letter: Naysayers are afraid of term limits

Re: “Glendale City Council rejects term-limit proposal,” Nov. 6. I would like to thank Mayor Zareh Sinanyan and Councilwoman Paula Devine, for their...

Letter: Humans have the power to help nature

It rained just four-tenths of an inch Halloween night at my home in East Glenoaks Canyon. The weather experts tell us that this rainfall, as welcome as it was, will do little to relieve the drought condition we’re experiencing in California. Nevertheless, this morning I noticed green grass...

Letter: Join in and protest overdevelopment

Letter: Join in and protest overdevelopment

The City Council needs to deny the zone change for 1407 W. Glenoaks Blvd. This mixed-use project is the antithesis of the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) which is to “concentrate growth in the downtown…to relieve development pressures on existing residential neighborhoods.”

Letter: What are we doing to preserve nature?

John Muir was a very important person to California. He was the person that saved Yosemite. He left behind the legacy of Yosemite National Park for everyone to enjoy. Now, in a Nov. 13 L.A. Times...

Letter: Armenians have a right to their identity

Am I entitled to know the original last names of my great-grandparents? The Genocide of 1915 abruptly uprooted the Armenian people from their ancestral homeland and effectively wiped out all traces of their identity. From Ani to Van, from Erzurum (Garin) to Sivas (Sepastia), churches, monasteries,...

Letter: Glendale Unified is an 800-pound bully

It should not surprise anyone that the Glendale Unified School District Board wants about $23 million to release the Sagebrush area to the La CaƱada Unified School...

Letter: City is headed in the wrong direction

For over 50 years I have lived and worked in Glendale and enjoyed its peaceful serenity. Life has drastically changed. Looking at the behemoth unfinished structure across from Glendale Memorial Hospital, I could scream. The design is poor. It comes right to the sidewalk leaving no room for...

Guest Column: On how his mother's last years mattered

I was holding my mom's head when she was taking her last breaths and my dad was holding her hands. Dad said “she is gone” and yet she was still breathing. “I just saw her soul go out through her eyes,” he said. After 65 years of marriage, I would suppose that their soul-to-...

Letter: City growth impacts utility services

City Council has made provisions for impact fees to be paid for by project developers on all the growth in the city. These are necessary fees because these projects impact our city and without them we would not be able to provide services to support the increases due to population growth.

Letter: Increase in building will lead to gridlock

Re: “Growth can lead to water savings,” Mailbag, Nov. 5. I admit to not being very smart and obviously short-sighted and I guess selfish, as Gerry Rankin pointed out in the letter.

Letter: Moratorium on growth is needed

The moratorium on growth as discussed in the article in the Nov. 6 edition of the News-Press does not need to be weighed by the City Council and planners, it needs to...

Letter: City making mistake with overdevelopment

As a homeowner in the city of Glendale, I read with interest the article: “Planners weighing moratorium on growth.” I take offense at the remarks by Mayor...

Letter: Landfill is a source of methane and cash

Letter: Landfill is a source of methane and cash

City Manager Scott Ochoa has spoken out to reassure the residents of Scholl Canyon not to worry, because everything is OK as we have a handle on the problems...

Letter: Sagebrush issue is about real estate

Great, methinks they dost protest too much about transferring students from the so-called Sagebrush area — what a great name for that desolate area of what could be million-dollar homes!

Letter: Constituents want their voices heard

Have you ever wondered whether or not our city's mayor or any members of our City Council read the heartfelt and frustrated submissions to the News-Press “Mailbag”? It certainly doesn't seem like it, does it? Personally, I think the “Mailbag” should be required reading for...

Letter: Glendale is quickly losing its history

Letter: Glendale is quickly losing its history

Re: “City will not take part in 2015 Rose Parade,” Nov. 1. Welcome to Glendale, where our great past is forgotten. The mayor and the City Council are not...

Letter: Growth can lead to water savings

Re: “Plan’s consequences were a no-brainer,” Mailbag, Oct. 29. I feel compelled to respond to Jim Kussman’s caustic letter about City Council...

Letter: Development's approval feels rushed

Glendale City Council will soon review a new building proposed for 1407 W. Glenoaks Blvd. near the corner of Sonora Avenue. As a homeowner in the neighborhood I’m concerned about...

Letter: Transfer is not about property values

Re: “Stop the Presses: This looks like a case of Sagebrush burning,” Dan Evans, Nov. 1. I am disappointed in this column, another instance of stereotyping La Ca&...

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