| May 21, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Glendale will host a series of community meetings to discuss a schedule of electricity rate increases that city officials say are needed to pay for badly needed infrastructure upgrades and to improve the utility’s financial footing.
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:18 PM
In 2001, Former Mayor Frank Quintero approved changing the benefit factor that would allow safety personnel to retire after 30 years of service at age 50 with 90% of their last year of spiked income, rather than maintaining their existing generous 75%...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) wants his colleagues in Congress to know that he is appalled by the failure of the Senate to pass a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would have mandated background checks for firearms buyers.
“What happened this...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 10:02 AM
When city officials changed the rules on how to fill an empty City Council seat mid-term, they didn't expect to be stuck deciding between a batch of bad choices roughly eight years later.
The 2005 change was supposed to prompt an early election and...
| 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...