| Jul 20, 2015
| 12:35 PM
More than 700 local Democrats took part in a redo delegate election Sunday after an earlier contest was marred by allegations of fraud, and state party officials determined scores of votes had been improperly cast.
In the end, however, the new...
| Jul 11, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Two pieces appeared in the News-Press recently, expressing gladness that the state budget did not include a proposal by the governor to resolve how to treat cities’ (including Glendale’s) loans to their former redevelopment agencies. I too...
| Jul 4, 2015
| 11:16 AM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) honored Staff Sgt. Gerald Collins, a veteran from both the U.S. Army and California National Guard, as Veteran of the Year for the 43rd Assembly district during the 2015 Assembly Veterans Recognition Luncheon last week....
| Jul 4, 2015
| 11:04 AM
A new law that would require essentially all California students to get vaccinated before starting school will have a tiny impact on Glendale and Burbank as nearly all children have been immunized, but some local officials believe the law, while based...
| Jul 7, 2015
| 1:59 PM
I’m proud that state Sen. Carol Liu supported SB 277, which prohibits all but medical exemptions from vaccines, but I was disappointed that state Assemblyman Mike Gatto voted against the bill in the Assembly.
As a Ph.D. behavioral scientist who has...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 10:20 PM
Democratic officials in Sacramento Monday ordered a redo of the election of local delegates, ruling about 15% of voters were not qualified to cast a ballot.
At least 114 people of the 738 who voted in January either did not live in the 43rd Assembly...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 5:53 PM
As the California Democratic Party prepares for its convention next month in Orange County, an internecine squabble about delegates from the La Cañada, Burbank and Glendale areas has pulled back the curtain on local allegiances and power struggles.
| May 1, 2015
| 2:58 PM
Re: “Memo reveals ballot issues,” April 30. I attended the election for delegates in January and quite frankly there was no system in place to determine if the voter lived in the 43rd Assembly District, was registered as a Democrat, could...
| May 20, 2015
| 7:26 PM
The potential lifting of a ban on artificial turf for front lawns took a step forward on Tuesday as the City Council directed staffers to begin looking into amending the city code and to bring back a series of options by the end of summer.
| Mar 31, 2015
| 6:57 PM
Clear leaders in garnering endorsements from key Glendale organizations have emerged in the three upcoming races leading up to election day on April 7.
In the race for Glendale City Council, real estate broker Vartan Gharpetian has been endorsed by 11...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 6:44 PM
Two City Council candidates — Paula Devine and Erik Yesayan — have locked down the endorsements of three of the five members of the Glendale Community College board of trustees, though not the same three.
Another — Vartan Gharpetian...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 4:44 PM
Seeking to give Californians more say in how their blood samples are used if held in the state’s biobank of DNA, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has proposed a law to strengthen the notice requirements given to parents when dried blood samples...