| Jul 27, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The bankruptcy filed by the city of Detroit should be a warning that all city governments need to heed.
Although there are many factors that have contributed to the financial nightmare of this once great American city, the straw that broke the bank...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Bok Dong Kim was 14 when she was forced to travel to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and other countries as a sex slave for Japanese soldiers during World War II.
Now, the petite 88-year-old travels the world on her own accord, speaking...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 2:17 PM
When Julia Leeper started a neighborhood watch group 20 years ago in her Sycamore Woods community, she couldn't have imagined that it would grow to be the largest in Glendale, with 250 homes participating.
Now she organizes one of roughly 50 community...
| Aug 11, 2013
When the woman who helped shine a spotlight on famed bear Meatball first heard the bruin's hometown was trying to raise money for a float in his honor, she worried that the funding could be better spent helping Meatball — also called Glen Bearian...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:33 PM
A Japanese city is considering dissolution of its sister-city relationship with Glendale, a move its officials say is unrelated to the installation of a controversial “comfort women” memorial, despite statements in the local media and a...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:08 PM
For the first time in several years, the Glendale emergency winter shelter may not be located at the National Guard Armory, a downtown site that has sparked controversy in the past, in large part because of its proximity to the Central Library and...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:40 PM
The Glendale Civil Service Commission this week challenged a new agreement that would change the way appeal hearings are heard for disciplined police officers, claiming the revision violates the city charter.
The city adopted a one-year contract in...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:13 AM
In a drive to combat pedestrian fatalities, Los Angeles County transit officials unveiled a video Tuesday showing dozens of people walking, running, bicycling -- and in one case, rolling in a wheelchair -- across dangerous railroad tracks despite flashing...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 9:18 AM
About five years ago, a Burbank friend of mine dragged me out the house one night for an esoteric piece of only-in-Los-Angeles weirdness called the "Neon Cruise."
We shambled to the top a rickety double-decker bus, insulated against the fall cold by a...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:57 PM
This is a tale of two cities — yours and mine, each with its own water and power utility companies.
In your city, base rates for electricity did not go up for six years until the City Council narrowly approved a plan last week to raise rates by...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:41 PM
The City Council on Tuesday called on the U.S. Postal Service to keep open a historic downtown post office that is at risk of closure.
In addition, advocates of historic preservation and postal service users rallied in favor of keeping the 80-year-old...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:46 PM
A bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to prevent cities from ticketing drivers who park at broken or malfunctioning meters is moving full throttle ahead, passing in the state Senate by a 36-1 vote this week, and it's now headed to...