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  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue

    Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
  • Film Review: Layers of meaning line 'Venus in Fur'

    Film Review: Layers of meaning line 'Venus in Fur'
    Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives's play "Venus in Fur" — itself a sort of meta-adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 short novella (whose title is usually translated as "Venus in Furs") — is, among other things, a...

    Firm shies from comfort-women statue lawsuit

    Firm shies from comfort-women statue lawsuit
    Despite filing court documents this week opposing Glendale’s request to dismiss a federal lawsuit calling for the removal of a city statue honoring women used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, the law firm representing...

    Letter: There is no comfort in "so-called" phrase

    I am writing this letter to complain about your repeated use of the term “so-called” when describing the comfort women who are honored by the Glendale Comfort Women Statue. Brittany Levine has been covering the controversy over the Glendale...

    Mailbag: Chances to enjoy rec center are rare

    I am a Glendale resident and a member at the new Adult Recreation Center at 201 E Colorado St. Unfortunately the facility closes at 4 p.m. and people like myself who are over 40 and working full time are not benefitting much, even on Saturdays. It is...