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  • Film review: Casting comes up short in 'Edgar'

    Film review: Casting comes up short in 'Edgar'
    Biopics are often greeted with charges of inaccuracy, since the genre invariably requires simplifications, distortions and even fabrications. It's worse yet when the subjects are universally famous … like, say, J. Edgar Hoover. But “J. Edgar” — directed by Clint Eastwood from a script by Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”) — has an advantage: Almost nothing is known for sure about Hoover's private life. The longtime FBI boss guarded his personal life closely, partly because he knew better than anyone how easy it is to invade someone's privacy.
  • Gas Company's fees are blackmail

    It is outrageous to read about the proposed rate increase called Advanced Meter OPT-OUT Program by the Southern California Gas Company. I do feel that the good people of Glendale are being hoodwinked again by offering us a no-choice “fee” of a...

    Man gets 25 years for ID theft

    A member of an Armenian crime ring was sentenced Wednesday to serve 25 years in federal prison for orchestrating an identity theft and bank fraud scheme while in prison. U.S. District Court Judge David Carter sentenced Arman Sharopetrosian, 33, of...

    Ron Kaye: Working for the union or fighting it

    Ron Kaye: Working for the union or fighting it
    In Glendale, utility workers found their paychecks a little smaller last week — the price of the inability of their union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, to negotiate an initial contract two years after winning the...

    Glendale man charged in 'sextortion' case that allegedly involved hundreds of women

    A 27-year-old Glendale man was arrested Tuesday on charges that he allegedly hacked into hundreds of online social networking accounts that belonged to women who he then extorted for naked pictures, officials said. Karen Kazaryan was charged with...