| 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-...
| 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...
| 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 5, 2011
| 2:29 PM
At its Nov. 29 special meeting the City Council approved a process meant to lead to a vote on a 13% water-rate increase over four years and an anticipated 5% in the fifth year period. The increase is not needed for the day-to-day operation of the water...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Two Burbank businesses — an investment firm and a tire company — have been added to the state's list of delinquent taxpayers, which also includes several Glendale enterprises that have remained there for several years.
The California State...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Penny pinching and transfers from the city’s redevelopment revenue helped Glendale’s general fund end last fiscal year $13.6 million in the black, according to the city’s annual financial report. But officials have yet to figure out...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Glendale officials say the state is overcharging the city by $1 million to keep its redevelopment agency, prompting them to file an appeal with the Department of Finance.
State lawmakers earlier this year essentially forced local redevelopment...