| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Opting to avoid taxing property owners, the City Council on Tuesday decided to borrow $5 million from Glendale's reserves to pay for the increased costs of the Central Library revamp.
The cost of the renovations — which include moving the...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:26 AM
After spending nearly two months to review the city’s finances, the City Council unanimously approved a $170.7-million General Fund budget for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, on Tuesday night.
But even as the city prepares to move forward...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:16 PM
I haven't had a good opinion of Mayor Dave Weaver for some time and I have expressed it in the past in various ways, but at a recent council meeting he did something that impressed me very much.
When Harry Zavos stated that Weaver had described his...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:03 AM
In the highly competitive world of Section 8 housing assistance, Glendale officials say there have been reports of people promising people a highly coveted voucher in exchange for money.
The suspects, city officials say, have gone so far as opening phony...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:56 PM
An anti-smoking advocate who claimed that three City Council members who were upset with his public statements used their influence to get him fired from Glendale Adventist Medical Center has amended his complaint. The amendment came roughly two weeks...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Each year Armenians worldwide commemorate the murder of 1.5 million of their ancestors by what was then the Ottoman Empire in the time around World War I. Each year, the United States government – fearing the backlash of Turkish rulers – fails...
| May 11, 2013
Gary Cornell, a city commissioner who played a role in doling out millions in federal grants for public projects and social services, died Friday morning in his home, his wife said. He was 79.
Although the official cause of death was not yet been...