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  • Letter: Gadflies have a voice in the News-Press

    Re: “Sign the petition to lower taxes,” Mailbag, Feb. 26. Thank you, Dolores Francis, for an exceptional presentation regarding the petition to repeal Glendale's 7% utility “water” tax. Now that the facts of this issue are being...
  • IBEW files transfer lawsuit

    A Glendale resident and a city union filed a lawsuit last week in Los Angeles Superior Court asking a judge to stop Glendale officials from transferring tens of millions of dollars from its utility fund to pay for police, parks and other general services....
  • Gatto opens up 'Wiki Bill'

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to hear from you. The democratic legislator, whose 43rd Assembly District in part blankets Burbank, Glendale, La Caņada Flintridge and Montrose, is giving the ordinary Joe and Jane a unique opportunity to help craft...
  • Two Glendale police officers from Las Vegas joy ride incident reinstated

    Two former Glendale police officers who were fired for allegedly taking a department-issued car on a joy ride to Las Vegas almost three years ago have been reinstated. The Civil Service Commission voted 4-to-1 last week to give Fernando Salmeron and Mike...
  • Glendale water rates found to be severely flawed

    After discovering that water rate increases approved by the City Council in 2012 are riddled with errors, city officials this week decided to scrap the current rate system and start over. The flawed rates, which were supposed to span four years, caused...
  • Japanese politicians call on 'comfort women' statue removal

    Japanese politicians call on 'comfort women' statue removal
    Three members of Japan's House of Representatives called on Glendale to remove an 1,100-pound statue honoring an estimated 80,000 to 200,000 women from Korea, China and other countries forced into prostitution by the Japanese Army during World War II....
  • Glendale to own mall's open space

    Glendale to own mall's open space
    After nearly two years of uncertainty about the future of the open space at the Americana at Brand, the City Council this week unanimously approved taking over the popular park as a city property. The uncertainty was tied to the dissolution of...
  • De Pompa says goodbye, looks back on years as police chief

    De Pompa says goodbye, looks back on years as police chief
    Before retiring Police Chief Ron De Pompa accepted a collegiate science scholarship 36 years ago, he made the fateful decision of agreeing to go on a police ride-along with a Glendale police officer. That night wasn’t a typical ride-along; rather;...
  • Guest Column: There is much to learn from Mandela's legacy

    Guest Column: There is much to learn from Mandela's legacy
    Last week the world lost an amazing person when Nelson Mandela, the renowned anti-apartheid activist and first black president of South Africa died at the age of 95. Websites and social media are aflutter with messages and reflections from people who were...
  • Letter: Citizen group invites new members

    Government union workers demand better pay, pensions and benefits. Yet, the resources to pay for those demands come from homeowners, renters and merchants. Government workers have a union to speak for them. But, who speaks for the struggling homeowners,...
  • Police stop van after witness reports leaking fuel

    Police stop van after witness reports leaking fuel
    A 48-year-old Glendale man was arrested Sunday after fire personnel discovered his utility van — which had been leaking fuel — was modified to hold up to 500 gallons of gasoline, officials said. Seyran Harutyunyan was taken into custody on...
  • Obama touts entertainment industry at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale

    Obama touts entertainment industry at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale
    After touring DreamWorks Animation and meeting film industry representatives, President Obama told a crowd of about 2,000 people at the company’s expansive Glendale campus on Tuesday that the entertainment industry has been a bright spot during a...