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  • State, feds ante up for veteran projects in Glendale

    Two planned affordable housing projects that will give priority to military veterans have received millions more in state and federal subsidies. On Tuesday, the City Council, in its dual role as the Housing Authority, approved giving Veterans Village...
  • City's pensions should be rescinded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...
  • 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...
  • Think Again: City Council should rethink Glendale Gun Show

    On Dec.14, I was sitting in a session of the Los Angeles City Council for a pending council matter when a news flash came across my iPhone on the Newtown, Conn. school shooting. My heart sank and a shiver went through my body like it did for so many other...
  • On Education: Sandy Hook is a lesson told too often

    There are families in Newtown, Conn. who are enduring the holidays without their children. There are empty spots on couches, unwrapped presents and those who weep at the sight of them. The Dec. 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School —...
  • 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...
  • Man gets 25 years for ID theft

    A member of an Armenian crime ring was sentenced Wednesday to serve 25 years in federal prison for orchestrating an identity theft and bank fraud scheme while in prison. U.S. District Court Judge David Carter sentenced Arman Sharopetrosian, 33, of...
  • Despite Dream Act, Glendale Community College group will continue to help undocumented students

    Despite Dream Act, Glendale Community College group will continue to help undocumented students
    Not long before Julissa Valladares graduated in the top 5% of her senior class at Abraham Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, she won acceptance letters from UCLA, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara. But as a student who came to the U.S. at age 10 from...
  • Keeping the college dream alive

    For the 400 undocumented students at Glendale Community College who cannot legally drive, apply for federal loans, or work to pay for school, the California Dream Act is still just that — a dream. That’s because while, for the first time this...