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NEWS
June 1, 2012
California must change course. In a recent survey of American chief executives, California ranked 50th in providing a business-friendly environment. Their finding: over-taxation and burdensome regulation, evidenced by the double-digit unemployment rate and the thousands of small businesses closing their doors. Instead of reversing the tide, current 43rd District Assembly member Mike Gatto has chosen to put liberal party politics and platforms ahead of the needs of his constituents by introducing AB 2540, which would further boost taxes on thousands of small businesses.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | June 5, 2010
F or the Klee family, days like Friday are reasons why they said they immigrated to the U.S. from Guatemala. Rafael Klee and his son Miguel came to Glendale Community College early for seats at the 50-yard line of Sartoris Field — prime position to watch the family's matriarch, Dora Klee, graduate with honors. "It's the American dream," Rafael Klee said. "My wife's mother had helped us immigrate. We believe there's a better future here." Dora Klee was one of more than 980 students on Friday to come home with a diploma, certificate or both.
NEWS
October 10, 2011
I've been following the Occupy Wall Street movement with real appreciation for those rising up to protest. I've also been hearing critics say the movement lacks focus and a clear message. Personally, I think not having one unifying voice is a good thing. There will come a time when this uprising will need a more honed agenda, but right now should be the time to gather in enormous numbers and throw every issue against the wall and see what sticks and what doesn't. With that in mind, I've got some things to put on the table.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | August 3, 2010
In the middle of a day-long hike in the expansive San Gabriel Mountains last summer, Eric Kleinsasser briefly stumbled. He wasn't sure what the consequences might lead to from his unexpected mishap. While walking on a slight incline on a dirt trail near Claremont, a rock popped out of the ground and bruised Kleinsasser's left ankle. Kleinsasser didn't feel any sharp pain initially, but his ankle eventually swelled and bruised. Stumbling or even taking a spill on a course isn't something that's been customary for Kleinsasser, a former Crescenta Valley High standout cross-country runner now excelling at Occidental College.
NEWS
November 5, 2002
Ben Godar Young people have a unique take on the American dream, and several Glendale youths have expressed their views through photographs. Photographs by 14 students are being displayed as part of "Celebrating Community 2002: Still the American Dream" at the Glendale Central Library. The annual competition asked kids from kindergarten through high school to take a photograph that represented the American dream, and write a brief description of why. In past years, students have been asked to design posters on different themes.
NEWS
By Chuck Sambar | April 28, 2007
A large number of high school seniors who will be graduating from our Glendale high schools this year are heroes, survivors and visionaries. Their parents are also heroes, survivors and visionaries who sacrificed and paid a heavy price to come to America and live in Glendale. The 310 high school seniors who applied for one of more than 100 Glendale Endowment Scholarships this year revealed a view that many of us may not know. When one reads about the lives, hopes, struggles and dreams of these students and their parents, one comes to the realization that Glendale is what the American dream is all about.
NEWS
By Michael Teahan | November 24, 2007
I am a property owner in the city of Glendale, and I have skin in this game. I am fascinated by the linguistic gymnastics used by self-proclaimed property-rights advocates to frame the debate about how communities in Glendale should be developed. Homeowners associations have been characterized as meddlesome xenophobes whose only goal is to stifle everyone else’s pursuit of the American dream. This dream, however, has many definitions, and if one were the unalienable right to develop a piece of property for maximum personal financial gain to the economic and social detriment of the surrounding community — well I suppose they may be correct.
FEATURES
January 28, 2006
The American dream lives. You'll find it at Porto's Bakery. The Porto family has lived that dream, from the days in Mazanillo, Cuba, when Rosa Porto would sell cakes from her home, to more than 30 years later on Brand Boulevard, where the Porto family runs a bustling business that fills each day with thousands of customers with appetites for potato balls and mango mousse, among other things. But behind the savory servings and the Porto success story -- which entered a new chapter Monday with the family's opening of a new bakery and eatery in Burbank -- are the ingredients of the American Dream.
COMMUNITY
March 19, 2013
The family of Franz Weissmuller mourns his passing on March 8, 2013 in Tarzana, California, where his family prayed with him at the time of his death. Franz was born September 18, 1931 in Modosch of the former Yugoslavia to Franz Weissmuller, Sr. and Katharina Rohrbacher Weissmuller. His early years as a teenager, with the Russian invasion and occupation of Yugoslavia, were wrought with much adversity for him and his family. Franz married Veronika Buck, in Graz, Austria. They immigrated to the United States in 1956.
NEWS
July 16, 2001
To the City Council, here are some questions regarding fences in the city of Glendale. What is the big deal? Why is it that fences aren't allowed, but hedges 10 feet high are OK? Who ever got the notion that fences cause neighbors to feel unwelcome or make a neighborhood seem divided? Isn't it the American dream to own a home with a white picket fence? Don't you have better, more important things to do (such as fighting crime or helping the homeless)
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NEWS
October 31, 2013
Let's face the facts and speak the truth, money buys happiness. California has become the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage of $10 per hour. Does increasing the minimum wage pay actually benefit the economy and help families and business? Many argue that raising the minimum wage will cripple businesses, and others argue that it will benefit low-income families and make living easier. I disagree with both opinions. Either way, it's a lose-lose situation.
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NEWS
By Patrick Caneday and By Patrick Caneday | April 5, 2013
I'm pretty diligent when it comes to my taxes. And by diligent, I mean that in November, I make an appointment for February with my tax guy, which is unlike those co-workers in your office asking around in April if anyone knows a good accountant. That's like trying to get face-value Super Bowl tickets on game day. To coin an overused phrase, a good accountant is like a good pair of shoes: The best ones give you comfort for the long haul and are worth the cash outlay. Bad ones may look nice for the price, but are painful and need replacing too soon.
COMMUNITY
March 19, 2013
The family of Franz Weissmuller mourns his passing on March 8, 2013 in Tarzana, California, where his family prayed with him at the time of his death. Franz was born September 18, 1931 in Modosch of the former Yugoslavia to Franz Weissmuller, Sr. and Katharina Rohrbacher Weissmuller. His early years as a teenager, with the Russian invasion and occupation of Yugoslavia, were wrought with much adversity for him and his family. Franz married Veronika Buck, in Graz, Austria. They immigrated to the United States in 1956.
NEWS
June 1, 2012
California must change course. In a recent survey of American chief executives, California ranked 50th in providing a business-friendly environment. Their finding: over-taxation and burdensome regulation, evidenced by the double-digit unemployment rate and the thousands of small businesses closing their doors. Instead of reversing the tide, current 43rd District Assembly member Mike Gatto has chosen to put liberal party politics and platforms ahead of the needs of his constituents by introducing AB 2540, which would further boost taxes on thousands of small businesses.
NEWS
December 18, 2011
Ninety-nine percent are rational citizens that welcome Walmart. Ninety-nine percent are logical citizens that welcome a well-run, taxpaying corporate success. Ninety-nine percent are unbiased citizens that welcome nearby value and quality. Ninety-nine percent are clear-thinking citizens who welcome an exponential increase in tax revenues from outside the community. Ninety-nine percent are balanced citizens who welcome countless Walmart-generated jobs throughout the community.
NEWS
November 20, 2011
If I had my way, Thanksgiving would become a weeklong holiday at least once a decade - a time to take stock of who and where we are, and where we are going. We would take our heads out of the clouds of our self-absorption, including the Internet “cloud.” We would turn off our cell phones and TVs. We'd put away our iPads and Kindles. We'd take a walk around the block and say hello to everyone we came across. We'd volunteer for some kind of community service for a day or two. We'd actually give thanks for what we have and celebrate the good in our lives.
NEWS
October 10, 2011
I've been following the Occupy Wall Street movement with real appreciation for those rising up to protest. I've also been hearing critics say the movement lacks focus and a clear message. Personally, I think not having one unifying voice is a good thing. There will come a time when this uprising will need a more honed agenda, but right now should be the time to gather in enormous numbers and throw every issue against the wall and see what sticks and what doesn't. With that in mind, I've got some things to put on the table.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | August 3, 2010
In the middle of a day-long hike in the expansive San Gabriel Mountains last summer, Eric Kleinsasser briefly stumbled. He wasn't sure what the consequences might lead to from his unexpected mishap. While walking on a slight incline on a dirt trail near Claremont, a rock popped out of the ground and bruised Kleinsasser's left ankle. Kleinsasser didn't feel any sharp pain initially, but his ankle eventually swelled and bruised. Stumbling or even taking a spill on a course isn't something that's been customary for Kleinsasser, a former Crescenta Valley High standout cross-country runner now excelling at Occidental College.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | June 5, 2010
F or the Klee family, days like Friday are reasons why they said they immigrated to the U.S. from Guatemala. Rafael Klee and his son Miguel came to Glendale Community College early for seats at the 50-yard line of Sartoris Field — prime position to watch the family's matriarch, Dora Klee, graduate with honors. "It's the American dream," Rafael Klee said. "My wife's mother had helped us immigrate. We believe there's a better future here." Dora Klee was one of more than 980 students on Friday to come home with a diploma, certificate or both.
BUSINESS
By Michael J. Arvizu | November 30, 2009
When Oganes Menedjyan immigrated to the United States from Armenia in 1987, accompanied by 12 of his family members and two dogs, the man did not know a word of English. Today, along with his family, Menedjyan owns Moonlight restaurant, which opened Nov. 21 in Adams Square at 1022 E. Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale. The event was held to give the public a taste of Moonlight’s international cuisine. But it could have easily been a family gathering as evidenced by the number of family and friends that streamed in as the festivities started, hugging and congratulating each other as they looked around the new establishment.
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