Letter: Partnership will prove to be an asset

Forty years ago VHH community hospital was born on a hill bordering Glendale and La Cañada. Over the four decades the hospital has been through its ups and downs. Thousands of the local communities' children have been born there — and many more have made unscheduled visits to the...

Letter: Two board hopefuls have clear conflicts

On March 12 the News-Press was wrapped in a campaign ad for Jennifer Freemon and Nayiri Nahabedian, paid for by the Glendale Teachers Public Education Improvement Fund (Glendale Teachers Assn.). That very expensive ad was a gift to these candidates from the GTA. The GTA appears to be trying to buy...

Letter: Passing Measure D will save money

Two opposing op-eds in the March 18 issue discuss the pros

Letter: The Armenian heart will beat again

The innocent blood of Armenians has been held hostage by the enemy over the past century. Turkey still insists on denying their hateful crimes against humanity: they forbade the world’s tongue to speak of us, Armenians. Truth will be spoken and the enemy will hear the words “Armenian...

Letter: Freemon has passion and experience

Letter: Freemon has passion and experience

I am writing today to share my support for Jennifer Freemon for GUSD school board. Freemon is by far one of the most qualified school board candidates I have seen in some time. She is passionate about public education and brings not only her tireless enthusiasm but her skills as a teacher as well.

Letter: Flight plan from BUR to ORD is lax

Re: “Bob Hope Airport looks to use its ‘advantage,’” March 18. I love traveling out of Burbank! It's a terrific way to...

Letter: Fuentes should abide by the rules

Letter: Fuentes should abide by the rules

I read with great interest the story about Glendale City Council Candidate Edith Fuentes refusing to abide by city zoning...

Letter: Women found Legos fair and square

Re: “Police return stolen Legos,” March 18. Seriously? Admittedly, it would have been nice if the women who found the bag of Legos,...

Letter: Surprised to see the city manager's name

It was surprising and unfortunate to see Glendale City Manager Scott Ochoa openly campaigning for District Council Elections (Measure D) in the official Voter Information Pamphlet. This is a very controversial measure, as Ochoa surely knows. He is disingenuous and misleading in writing in all caps...

Letter: Try enforcement of existing road rules

Glendale residents have earned a reputation for being among the most reckless and belligerent motorists in America. According to news reports, our insurance premiums are the highest in the state. In the south Glendale community where I live, I witness constant acts of astonishingly irresponsible...

Letter: Citizens should have a say in council pay

Presently, by charter, our part-time City Council’s salary is fixed by our state government code. Measure C would amend the charter allowing the Glendale City Council, by ordinance, to decide for itself how much it receives.

Letter: Tax bump would buoy Glendale Arts

I was pleased to read that the Glendale News-Press has endorsed Measure O, a ballot initiative that would increase the city’s hotel tax from 10% to 12%. Measure...

Letter: Hunt would bring experience to board

April 7 is an important date in Glendale. It is election day. Among those running for an office in one of the various local governmental bodies is Todd Hunt, who is competing for a seat on the Glendale Unified School Board of Education.

Letter: Measure D would divide community

Measure D is for dividing Glendale into voting districts. I don't think this is a good idea. We want our council people to be accountable for the whole city, not just parts of it.

Letter: Voting districts would lessen development

Because of a possible lawsuit and after several attempts to put council districts on the ballot, Glendale residents have an opportunity to vote in favor or against the issue, no matter what the naysayers say!

Letter: Vote against friends of overdevelopment

I have just received my voting materials and I have attended several council forums. All of the candidates make a good case for our votes. I have decided on one criteria for elimination. I will not vote for anyone who was on the board,...

Letter: Measure puts a price on public service

As Joylene Wagner pointed out in her March 6 column, City Council members set policy and the overall direction for the city...

Letter: EIR would put club project on the level

Residents of Glendale, please pay close attention to this fact: The current zoning for the 3067 East Chevy Chase Country Club is special recreation (SR). This SR zone does not allow for commercial use. The purpose of the precise plan and design (PPD) overlay zone process is to consolidate all...

Letter: VHH remains what the doctor ordered

Re: “Hospital committed to quality service,” Mailbag, March 7. We want to express our thanks to Craig E. Moritz, M.D. for his excellent response to...

Letter: Parlors' success arouses curiosity

Having lived in Glendale since 1979, I have witnessed the ever-growing number of massage parlors in our city. Is this a reflection of the declining health of our residents or something else? Hopefully, we are getting healthier with all that we are learning about diet, exercise and regular health...

Letter: Dry or not, things seem right as rain

The other morning, in accordance with my daily routine, I read the weather report in the News-Press. I groaned when I saw a high of 87 degrees. That prediction led me to delay breakfast until after my usual walk with my dog Carter in neighboring Glenoaks Canyon hills. As has happened consistently...

Letter: Enforcement will drive safer streets

Re: “Drivers, walkers cited by police," March 12. Very Interesting. In one six-hour period, noon to 6 p.m. on a Monday, 50 drivers,...

Op-Ed: In favor of district voting

In our sample ballots the arguments “against” measures D and E use seven points. Using the same seven points (shown in italics), I present the “in favor” point of view, using current examples.

Op-Ed: Districts betray city interest

For more than 100 years, and like more than half of all American cities and school districts, Glendale has elected our officials “at large.” It’s an easy system, allows anyone the opportunity to run and makes elected council and school board members responsible to all voters....

Letter: Police citations show explicit bias

The city of Glendale's bias against pedestrians and bicyclists is on clear display in their recent traffic-enforcement operation (“Drivers,...

Letter: Coverage appears to have a bias

Re: “School board candidate forum does not shy from heated topics,” March 4. In yet another article the News-Press has displayed its bias against...

Letter: A program to find hit-and-run drivers

Recently the city of Los Angeles approved a program for finding hit-and-run drivers. This consists of using their social media and establishing up to a $50,000 reward for arrest and conviction. The city of Glendale needs to adopt the same kind of program. With all the intelligence from staff and...

Letter: Some basic tips may help in prevention

The Walk Bike Glendale family is deeply saddened by the death of 4-year-old Violeta Khachatoorians, who was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Wilson Avenue...

Letter: Sunshine Week puts light on the FOIA

Sunshine Week, March 15 through 21, marks an annual nationwide discussion about access to public information and the important role that we have in keeping our communities healthy, vibrant and strong.

Op-Ed: Negotiating with an eye toward the future

“How can you sit silently by while others throw stones at you?” It’s a frequent question from those who champion the merits and value of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, as we work through routine contract negotiations with labor unions. Our supporters see those outside the bargaining...

Letters: Free papers aid the community

Congratulations on providing free copies of the Glendale News-Press. This will benefit everyone. People who live, work and shop in Glendale will have greater...

Letter: Let voters decide the council salary

Regarding Proposition C, don't be fooled by the spin and partial truths. Vote NO on C.

Letter: Candidates address preservation

To help residents make informed decisions in the upcoming election for the City Council, the Glendale Historical Society asked the candidates their views on important historic preservation issues in our city. The questions covered...

Letter: Najarian's change of heart is convenient

Re: “Residents need to use their vote,” Mailbag, Feb. 21. There is an old adage “we get the government we deserve” — then we complain about...

Letter: Forums lead to a voter's conclusion

Having attended several of the local forums

Letter: Voicing support for clubhouse upgrade

I have studied the Chevy Chase Country Club plans closely and I am 100% in favor of the project.

Letter: Opposition for Measures D and E

Re: “Look into proposed changes to voting,” Mailbag, March 4. Unfortunately, the letter writer is mixing apples and oranges in her support of council...

Letter: Hospital committed to quality service

Re: “Verdugo Hills nurses take their case to COO,” Feb. 4. Egregious and unfounded allegations were made concerning the quality of services being...

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...

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