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  • Look no further than Prop. 13

    Kudos to Gerry Rankin for his spot-on letter ( “Using GWP as profit center is logical,” Aug. 14) identifying the role of Prop. 13 as the primary reason for municipal revenue shortfalls. If only our current dilemma were the result of...
  • City's pensions should be rescinded

    Re: “Friedman vote causes backlash over policy,” June 23. Councilwoman Laura Friedman, who represents Glendale on the board of the Metropolitan Water District, voted against a MWD $900,000 rebate. Friedman’s rationale for refusing the...
  • Problems bringing Glendale to its knees

    Those of us that were raised in Glendale remember a town that was fiscally conservative and the letter that was recently sent to us by the city of Glendale Water & Power re: the exorbitant rate increases would have been impossible. Recently, Glendale...
  • When will enough be enough for voters?

    In December 2012, Glendale Finance Director Bob Elliott told the public, “…at some point, we’ll have more retirees than active.” In the April 20 News-Press, in the story headlined “Pension cost rise to hit city budget,&...
  • Op-ed: The importance of mental health in schools

    More than a month after the shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., mental health professionals stated that psychological disorders often emerge before people enter high school; however, only a small percentage of students ever receives necessary intervention...
  • Op-Ed: GCC administrators are getting off easy

    I am writing in response to the Aug. 24 article, “GCC slashes budget.” If 115 classified employees are permanently reduced, it will have a damaging effect on the lowest-paid Glendale Community College employees, but even worse, for the...
  • Council takes a step in the right direction

    Congratulations to the City Council. Its move toward banning sales of guns on city-owned property shows remarkable courage and insight. The vehement, if not rabid, opposition of the NRA and most gun owners to even the minutest forms of gun control is...
  • 'Right to bear arms' has changed

    When our forefathers wrote about the right to bear arms they had no clue of what the future would hold. “Arms” to them was a rifle that fired a single bullet before reloading, and it was the fear of a threat against their hard-fought freedom...
  • Gun shows don't belong in Glendale

    There was a time not long ago when Glendale had a reputation that was formed by the type of people who unfurled banners and flags and stuck badges on their chests at the City Council meeting as the comments about the gun show unfolded. Although they...
  • Glendale prepares for large crowd at March gun show

    Glendale prepares for large crowd at March gun show
    Amid national discussions about possible gun control initiatives, gun shows across the Southland have been reporting record traffic, prompting early concerns in Glendale that a similar event scheduled for March could also attract the same attention....
  • Pension reform leads issues at candidate forum

    Pension reform leads issues at candidate forum
    City pensions and looming electricity rate increases were front and center Saturday as 10 of the 13 candidates for City Council faced off at the first election forum of the campaign season. In front of about 80 people at the Oakmont Country Club,...
  • Hunting rifles, shotguns are enough

    We all have read many strong and conflicting opinions regarding gun control since the Newtown, Conn., shooting. In my 66-plus years I finally have come to the position that the only legal guns should be hunting rifles and hunting shotguns, law enforcement...