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  • Glendale City Council calls for no sale of historic post office

    Glendale City Council calls for no sale of historic post office
    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...
  • Ron Kaye: Glendale's decision, L.A's problem

    Ron Kaye: Glendale's decision, L.A's problem
    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...
  • Start the Presses: Let there be neon

     Start the Presses: Let there be neon
    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...
  • Council approves revamp funding for Glendale's Central Library

    Council approves revamp funding for Glendale's Central Library
    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...
  • Meter bill goes to governor

    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...
  • Glendale adopts new $170.7-million General Fund budget

    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...
  • Weaver displays courage and honesty

    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...
  • Glendale councilman contends newly elected treasurer is violating city work rules

    Glendale councilman contends newly elected treasurer is violating city work rules
    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...
  • Glendale officials warn of Section 8 housing scam

    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...
  • Complaint against Glendale is renewed

    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...
  • Start the Presses: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

    Start the Presses: Remembering the Armenian Genocide
    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...
  • Glendale city commissioner dead at 79

    Glendale city commissioner dead at 79
    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...