| Apr 29, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Poking out from a mountain of clutter on the dining room table in Austeene Cooper’s living room is a pair of pink candelabras accented with ornate piping. There are other similar items — framed photographs, mirrors, furniture — that...
| May 10, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Financial consultants told the City Council on Tuesday that they should consider raising fees for code enforcement and some permits as they work to close a projected $18-million budget deficit for next fiscal year.
Council members did not commit to any...
| May 16, 2011
| 6:27 PM
Six weeks after voters approved a $270-million school bond, Glendale Unified officials have begun soliciting applicants for an oversight committee to monitor spending.
The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee will be responsible for reviewing...
| May 19, 2011
| 4:08 PM
California lawmakers may have thousands of reasons to pass a state budget on time, something they have done only four times in the last 21 years.
Proposition 25, approved by the voters in 2010, docks the pay of state legislators for every day the...
| May 27, 2011
| 3:30 PM
MONTROSE — Weeks before Glendale police launched an investigation into allegations that former City Councilman John Drayman had embezzled money from a local organization, the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. began to ratchet up financial oversight of...
| May 27, 2011
| 6:13 PM
As the nation prepares to honor its veterans Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) wants the military to look out for today’s combat troops by monitoring nearly 80 large burn pits near U.S. bases in Afghanistan and Iraq.
On Wednesday, the House of...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 5:26 PM
CITY HALL — City officials again are recommending that the City Council forgo setting aside sales tax revenue for public infrastructure improvements. Instead, they want that money used to help plug a projected $18-million budget deficit.
| Jun 7, 2011
| 5:29 PM
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday moved ahead with a range of fee hikes for public services, from pet registration to building permits, to help generate more revenue for the beleaguered General Fund.
Among the changes are $10 boosts in dog...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:51 PM
One battle in the war over the proposed extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway may soon be over. A bill by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) to restore South Pasadena’s power to block a surface freeway through town has passed in the...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 5:57 PM
Roosevelt Middle School buzzed with nervous energy Monday as students congregated in twos and threes to discuss class schedules and back-to-school shopping.
“I did mine a month before school started so I would have everything ready,” 12-...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Three former Glendale Unified school board candidates were among the nine people named Tuesday to a committee that will advise district officials on capital projects funded by the $270-million school bond measure passed in April.
Todd Hunt, Vahik...
| Dec 4, 2011
The Glendale High School music program has long operated on a tight budget, held together in part by a $75 instrument rental fee that director Amy Rangel stretched to fund equipment repairs and other expenses.
The more than 100 students who borrow...