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  • Adam Schiff to face six contenders in primary election

    Adam Schiff to face six contenders in primary election
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is facing six opponents to represent the redrawn 28th Congressional District, but they will have to overcome incredible odds and funding disadvantages to mount a serious challenge to the long-time congressman. Schiff raised...
  • Glendale takes on Central City Lights property

    Glendale has yet to get back the roughly $1 million it loaned to an affordable housing developer it’s now suing, but last week the City Council took over one of Advanced Development Investment, Inc.’s properties after some legal back-and-...
  • City passes on PATH proposal

    City officials have turned down a proposal from Los Angeles affordable housing developer PATH Ventures to build a veterans facility in South Glendale, citing its steep price tag. During a closed-door meeting last week, the City Council, it in its dual...
  • Redevelopment agency change vexes Council

    As Glendale shuts down its redevelopment agency in the coming months, City Council members will have a new hat to wear — one they don’t particularly like. Once directors of the redevelopment agency, council members are set to take the helm of...
  • Ex-Glendale police chief offered disability pension from Bell

    Ex-Glendale police chief offered disability pension from Bell
    More than half of the disability retirements awarded to police officers under former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo — including those given to three police chiefs — should not have been granted, and workers' compensation settlements...
  • Cost of Glendale's suit against ADI doubles

    Cost of Glendale's suit against ADI doubles
    Glendale’s legal tab for fighting an affordable-housing developer who allegedly bilked millions from the city are about to double. On Tuesday, the City Council, acting in its multiple roles as the Redevelopment Agency and the Housing Authority,...
  • Police using less force, study finds

    The number of use-of-force incidents by Glendale police officers has decreased by 43% since administrators began tracking them in 2009. Police officers used force 56 times last year, down from 77 in 2010 and 99 in 2009, according to a Glendale Police...
  • Rep. Schiff joins calls for fresh look at gun control laws

    Rep. Schiff joins calls for fresh look at gun control laws
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was one of a growing chorus of lawmakers who took to the weekend political talk show circuit to call for stricter gun controls, improved school safety and enhanced mental health measures. Appearing on MSNBC the day after...
  • Bloated pensions dragging us down

    Many safety personnel have salaries of more than $100,000 and $200,000 plus as their final pay at retirement. Union contracts in the cities of Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena allow public safety to retire after 30 years at age 50 or 55 with 90% of their...
  • End the gun shows in Glendale

    I have the deepest sorrow for the loss of 20 children and six adults who were gunned down Friday in Newtown, Conn. The Glendale Civic Auditorium is a frequent venue for marketing and sale of firearms that many of us believe contributes to the cycle of...
  • Glendale pension costs keep rising

    Pension costs and other employee benefits continue to be a huge financial burden for Glendale, despite some gains in raising revenue and controlling costs, according to the most recent data available. As of June 2012, the annual pension cost was about...
  • In wake of Newtown shooting, Glendale City Council may hear proposal to ban gun shows

    In wake of Newtown shooting, Glendale City Council may hear proposal to ban gun shows
    Citing the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., Glendale Councilman Rafi Manoukian this week called for taking steps to ban gun shows at the city’s Civic Auditorium. It’s an end game he’s tried before, first in 2006, when he...