| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Seeking a stronger political voice in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., Glendale City Council members voted Tuesday to hire a state lobbyist and enter into negotiations with a federal lobbyist in the hope of steering policy decisions and grant money the...
| 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...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:10 AM
I voted for Zareh Sinanyan and two other candidates, all of them new, with the thought that new members are not yet contaminated with corruption and serving people is their motive to be elected.
Of the three I voted for, only Sinanyan was elected; and...
| May 10, 2013
| 11:06 AM
City officials are reviewing whether a rule that blocks full-time employees from holding other jobs applies to newly elected City Treasurer Rafi Manoukian.
Manoukian, who left his council seat early after winning the treasurer post, holds a second...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The meeting started late and it started badly, with a 10-minute argument about approving the minutes of the last meeting. Then it headed downhill.
Issues that were raised were sent to committees for further study, though no one was quite sure which...
| 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...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Kenneth Landon's letter from May 3 is devoid of logic. Landon claims that the city clerk's inability to publish ballots in the Korean-language “disenfranchised” Korean-speaking voters.
There is not a single documented incident of a Korean-...