| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:20 PM
For the first time in 10 years, I got on a bicycle yesterday. It took a good 10 minutes to retrain myself how to ride without falling over, but when I took off, it felt like absolute freedom.
The wind hit my face and I stopped pedaling as my downhill...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 12:36 PM
It is well established in all times and all places that even a little power tends to corrupt, especially when the power derives from being elected to public office.
That's why it's so interesting to get to know people right after they have taken the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:10 PM
The application period in the search for the next Glendale Police chief ended this week, with 43 candidates throwing their hats into the ring, officials said.
They will be vying to replace current Police Chief Ron De Pompa, who retired in February but...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Registered nurses at Glendale Memorial Hospital are set to vote on a deal for their own healthcare as part of a tentative four-year agreement with the hospital's parent company, Dignity Health.
The deal covers 12,000 registered nurses at 28 hospitals in...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:55 AM
An advocacy group backing a proposed state law requiring adult film actors to use condoms launched a robocall campaign Thursday targeting a Los Angeles-area state assemblyman who they accuse of stymieing the legislation.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:36 PM
What do Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge have in common? Well, for one thing, the land that these cities occupy was once part of the 36,4030-acre land grant that was given to Cpl. Jose Maria Verdugo in 1784.
The boundaries of the Rancho San Rafael...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:08 PM
For Nazik Parazyan, taking the test to become a citizen in 2010 was a breeze because she had already lived in Glendale for 11 years.
It takes about five years to apply for citizenship after getting a green card, but Parazyan couldn't get one. She came to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Mike Gatto is a clever fellow. But like a lot of smart guys, he's sometimes too clever for his own good.
A case in point came a week ago when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation denounced the assemblyman as "a pornographer's best friend" for blocking...
| 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...
| May 28, 2013
| 1:53 PM
It’s that time of year again. Graduations are upon us and students are now preparing to embark on the next stage of their lives.
Whether going on to school or entering the military or the workforce, this is a big moment in a young person’s...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:34 PM
Gov. Pete Wilson suffered a power outage over his Prop. 187 assault on illegal immigrants. Gov. Gray Davis self-destructed over runaway spending policies that hurt just about everybody. And the politically ambivalent Arnold Schwarzenegger's big ideas went...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:06 AM
The corner of Central and Wilson avenues could be getting another mixed-use development — with a drug store — as the city issued initial approval for a six-story apartment-and-retail project for the southwest corner of the intersection.