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  • 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...
  • 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 —...
  • Stocks down at gun shops

    Stocks down at gun shops
    With the nation locked in the politics of a gun control debate, local vendors say a nationwide rush by gun buyers has made it difficult to serve their customers. The tight nationwide supply has frustrated local gun dealers and their ability to satisfy...
  • Glendale prepares for what could be last gun show on city property

    As Glendale authorities prepare for what could be the last gun show at the Civic Auditorium, they have put extra measures in place to minimize parking and safety impacts. Extra police officers have been assigned to patrol the exterior of the facility and...
  • Councilman Rafi Manoukian hopes to help quash Measure A

    Rather than raising money for his own campaign for city treasurer, Councilman Rafi Manoukian plans to set up a fundraising committee to battle a ballot measure that could prevent him from taking the job. While Manoukian is running unopposed for...
  • 'Well regulated' is an important clause

    I am a big supporter of the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights, which is why I do not want the gun show to continue to be held at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. I do believe that citizens have a right to bear arms, but the government also has a duty to...
  • Intersections: How do guns make us better off?

    A gun show was held in Glendale last weekend, what may be the last one in the city as the City Council gets ready to vote on banning gun shows on city property after the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary shooting tragedy shook the United States during the...
  • Glendale City Council candidates rail against spending on low-income housing

    Several City Council candidates railed against spending on low-income housing in Glendale at a candidate forum Thursday night, specifically pointing to the high costs of a Habitat for Humanity project completed last year. Some candidates compared the...