| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Glendale City Council members on Tuesday voted to raise the financial threshold for recusing themselves from voting on contracts that involve political donors, a move officials said would make the conflict of interest rules more in line with existing...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:26 AM
When the Pasadena Playhouse filed for bankruptcy in 2010, closing its doors and some $2.3 million in debt, a leading player in its recovery and reopening later that year was Stephen Eich, the respected former managing director of both Chicago’s...
| Feb 12, 2012
More than year after Glendale emerged victorious from a legal fight with Charter Communications over its planned cable channel changes, the two are at it again.
This time, Charter is accusing Glendale officials of illegally using strands of company-owned...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:27 PM
As the city’s redevelopment program continues to wind down, city officials this week reported that the loss of the program could choke off $79.5 million slated for the city’s General Fund, which pays for public services such as libraries and...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Glendale’s investment portfolio ended the second fiscal quarter at $396 million, down $2 million from the end of the previous quarter, according to the latest report.
The portfolio’s slip is driven by historically low interest rates, which...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 5:50 PM
The federal government has slashed funds it gives to Glendale for social services and community projects by 35% compared to last year, a bigger hit than expected, officials said at a City Hall meeting Friday.
The Community Development Block Grants and...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:57 PM
When the United States entered World War II, the nation needed financing in order to build up its defense system.
So the government issued a new series of war bonds. The first one, Series A, had been issued in 1935, as a way of promoting safe...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 7:56 AM
For Ascencia, Glendale’s largest homeless services provider, the end of redevelopment could mean an annual loss of $50,000 through 2015.
Ascencia has a contract with Glendale’s Redevelopment Agency for $50,000 each fiscal year through 2015 to...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:21 PM
The monetary hardship a proposed $98-billion high-speed rail project could bring to local transit systems such as the Glendale Beeline should be recognized in a regional plan that is key to unlocking federal and state transportation funds, city...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:00 PM
As city officials worry about losing millions of dollars due to the end of redevelopment, at least one city council member wants to be paid for helping to guide the wind-down.
“Wasn’t slavery outlawed in the 13th Amendment to the...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 5:25 PM
The Glendale Community College library could soon bear your name — for a donation of roughly $2 million, that is.
It is among nearly three dozen campus facilities listed in a naming rights policy being considered by the college’s board of...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:00 AM
It’s that time of year again, when the howling coyotes come down from the hills, and cities in our area start seeing the invasion of the body snatchers. It’s a haunting sign of the state of our economy, with economic cobwebs and business...