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  • AIDS group targets Assemblyman Mike Gatto over condom bill

    AIDS group targets Assemblyman Mike Gatto over condom bill
    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...
  • Verdugo Views: One land grant, two cities

    Verdugo Views: One land grant, two cities
    What do Glendale and La Caņada 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...
  • Ron Kaye: Mike Gatto and the condom measure

    Ron Kaye: Mike Gatto and the condom measure
    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...
  • Glendale council OKs bonds for power utility upgrades

    Glendale council OKs bonds for power utility upgrades
    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...
  • Ron Kaye: Facing the state's day of reckoning

    Ron Kaye: Facing the state's day of reckoning
    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...
  • Tentative approval given for six-story project in Glendale

    Tentative approval given for six-story project in Glendale
    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. The...
  • Ron Kaye: Is the civil grand jury relevant?

    Ron Kaye: Is the civil grand jury relevant?
    The Los Angeles County civil grand jury got a well-deserved thrashing last week from local officials for its dumbfounding end-of-the-year report on the financial health of the county's 88 cities — a report that made Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena...
  • Metro votes to block 710 Freeway extension project, studies continue

    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority this week voted to block fast-track funding for the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension over the next 10 years. While the proposal to extend the 710 Freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway will...
  • College graduate eager to lead Glendale's Armenian National Committee chapter

    Talar Malakian, a fresh-faced recent college graduate, has taken the helm of the Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee, replacing former executive director Elen Asatryan. Asatryan, who had been with the Glendale advocacy group since 2006,...
  • Portantino's race for 25th district starts

    Portantino's race for 25th district starts
    Former Assemblyman Anthony Portantino has only been home from Sacramento for six months, but the La Caņada Flintridge resident is already gearing up for his next shot at office — the State Senate seat in the 25th district. That seat, currently...
  • Glendale appointments spark fireworks

    The nomination this week of a real estate agent who has locked horns with homeowner groups and historic preservation advocates to a city commission that deals with those very issues drew the ire of the politically influential Glendale Historical Society....
  • Friedman vote brings backlash

    Upset that they weren’t consulted when a colleague voted against a nearly $900,000 rebate from an agency that provides most of Glendale’s water, City Council members this week pushed for new guidelines on how regional board decisions are...