| Apr 11, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Glendale plans to spend $750,000 of its own money to cover a budget shortfall for a $4.4 million plan to expand the Alex Theatre, even as the future of the historic venue remains uncertain.
The theater, which has long been dependent on Glendale's...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Glendale’s top redevelopment official said this week that the city plans to negotiate with the state Department of Finance to lower an unexpected $20.2 million bill.
“I am shocked,” Phil Lanzafame, Glendale’s officer for...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Construction crews are slated to break ground in the fall on what will become Glendale Community College's largest building.
The 90,000-square-foot, three-story structure, to built near the parking garage, will house classrooms and computer labs, as...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The meeting started late and it started badly, with a 10-minute argument about approving the minutes of the last meeting. Then it headed downhill.
Issues that were raised were sent to committees for further study, though no one was quite sure which...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:43 PM
In a 3-2 vote, the City Council on Tuesday night approved five years of electricity rate increases through 2018. When compounded, the increases equate to a 29% hike for Glendale's residents.
The rate increases came after several public meetings about...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A plot of ground that in 2006 was the proposed site of an Armenian high school and condominium project has caught the interest of the City Council. In a closed-door meeting this week, council members discussed purchasing the land, which is near...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Just $10,000 has been generated for Glendale’s 100th float in the Tournament of Roses Parade — and all of it from just one donor.
The amount of money raised is a far cry from the $150,000 the city would like to cover with donations from...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Glendale ranks near the bottom in several categories of fiscal health compared to its fellow Los Angeles County cities, according to a recent grand jury report, an analysis city officials protested as flawed.
The categories, discussed in a 120-page...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Glendale’s portfolio continues to slide, but City Treasurer Rafi Manoukian forecast an uptick in interest rates around the corner, which bodes well for Glendale’s investment opportunities.
The city’s investment portfolio sank to $372...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:14 AM
The City Council this week approved issuing $60 million in bonds for electricity-related capital improvements, a move that will cost city coffers about $3 million a year in principle and interest payments.
The bonds, which were already incorporated into...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:35 AM
City leaders on Tuesday slammed a recent Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury report that concluded Glendale fell short on several markers of fiscal health, with one local official calling the findings “garbage” while another heaped ire on...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Former Assemblyman Anthony Portantino has only been home from Sacramento for six months, but the La Cañada Flintridge resident is already gearing up for his next shot at office — the State Senate seat in the 25th district.
That seat, currently...