| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:21 PM
City Council candidates on the campaign trail have lobbed critiques at city employees, bashing their pensions and salaries, and, at a campaign forum Wednesday, their ability to serve on the council.
Two retired city employees, Sam Engel and Edith...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Being a smoker in Glendale could get a lot more restrictive in the coming months after officials this week proposed a number of new laws to limit the reach of second-hand smoke.
The City Council on Tuesday moved to ban smoking in all new apartment and...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Glendale officials tried to prevent an interim report by the Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury on a controversial utility money transfer from being released last week because they believed it could negatively influence the outcome of a related ballot...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:23 PM
The City Council meeting on May 7 was enlightening. There was Zareh Sinanyan on a crucial vote regarding the DWP contact taking the position that he would abstain because he had not been in office when the issue was being discussed.
What is the city...
| May 7, 2013
| 8:52 PM
More than 200 Glendale Water & Power employees and their union comrades packed City Hall Tuesday night to protest a contract that cuts their pay by 1.75%.
Despite the showing, the City Council — unable to reach a deal with the International...
| 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 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...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:41 AM
As Glendale struggles to get a handle on its growing pension obligations, records show that about 11% of the nearly 1,350 city retirees draw annual pensions of more than $100,000 a year — and some of them far more than that.
At the top of the list...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Former Glendale Police Capt. Ray Edey is not one to relax, so when he had the opportunity to return to writing grant applications for the city in September 2011, about a week after he retired, he took it.
"I don't golf, fish or hunt," said the 30-year...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant last week when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:18 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 18, 2013
| 4:48 PM
For the city to completely reject the grand jury’s report (“City to ignore jury’s report,” June 13) is sheer fiscal absurdity. Ignorance is bliss, but arrogance in government by city officials is perilous and reckless. “He...