February 1, 2013
On April 2 Glendalians will vote on Measure B. I've argued the measure legalizes the city's current practice whereby, in violation of its charter, it annually transfers $21 million of electrical receipts to the general budget fund; and, at the same time it claims the electric infrastructure is in dire need of repairs but there is no money for them without a rate increase. That's why, as mandated by Municipal Code 1.08.060, I filed a request with the city clerk to write Measure B's opposition argument.
February 21, 2012
Why do religious people who hold firmly to their beliefs get referred to as chest-thumping, saber-rattling, pious Christians? It's a stereotype put out by the media and the press. In Patrick Caneday's column on Feb. 18, “ A 'heathen' teaches a lesson ,” he describes his disagreement with fellow church-goers who object to the proposed healthcare law. They may have legitimate reasons for that. No one can say for sure what mandates are included in it. To say that anyone who objects to it is intolerant is unfair.
December 2, 2002
A Glendale man and his wife were arrested after the man allegedly fired a gun during an argument. The incident occurred just after midnight Wednesday in the 1500 block of East Windsor Road. Raymond Lee and his wife Karen Park were apparently involved in an argument with Lee's brother when Lee fired two shots from a handgun, police reports said. Lee and Park left the scene in a white Mercedes. No one was injured by the shots, at least one of which appeared to have been fired into the ground.
January 17, 2005
An argument between roommates ended bloodily Sunday when one man allegedly stabbed another, Glendale Police said. The alleged stabbing occurred at about 4 p.m. at the St. James Apartments in the 400 block of West Los Feliz Road, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. One man in his 20s was stabbed in the upper back before he ran to a supermarket down the street and dialed 911, he added. The man was taken to Glendale Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, Lorenz said.
July 5, 2012
A 19-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he allegedly stabbed his brother multiple times during an argument over getting a ride to Burbank, officials said. The man, Robert Godfrey, faces one felony count each of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly stabbing his 25-year-old brother, according to Los Angeles County district attorney officials. Godfrey was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempted murder after his brother was stabbed at the home they shared in the 2900 block of East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
December 9, 2004
GRANT GORDON "Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." -- Vince Lombardi Our area football season has finally passed. Thus, to keep tears from running down this chubby face, here is one final, feeble attempt at writing more about high school football. At least in this columnist's eyes, there isn't one, apparent and clear selection for our All-Area Player of the Year.
May 17, 2011
GLENDALE — A father-son argument over bad smells in the kitchen led to one threatening to use his machete, and the other responding by retrieving his handgun, police said. The 30-year-old son, Areg Girag, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly swung the machete at his father. He was released that morning after posting bail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department records. No major injuries were reported in the early-morning incident, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
May 4, 2002
Karen S. Kim SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- A Glendale man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing another man five times during an argument in a parking lot. Edward Garcia, 19, is being held at Glendale City Jail on $500,000 bail. The 21-year-old victim was in serious but stable condition Friday at County-USC Medical Center, police said. The victim, also a Glendale resident, and Garcia were in the parking lot at 1143 E. Broadway at about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday when the two became involved in an argument, police said.
April 26, 2000
Your recent coverage of the Private Property Bill has been excellent, especially since you chose to present the arguments by state Sen. Adam Schiff and U.S. Rep. James Rogan side by side. Comparing the two, it struck me that Congressman Rogan chose to focus on the specifics relating to that bill while Schiff did not talk about anything substantive. Schiff cited no facts, gave no legal argument, and did not address the merits of the bill. If Mr. Schiff really has nothing to say except veiled campaign rhetoric against his opponent, it should be seen as what it is -- more Schiff political spin-doctoring.
December 31, 2002
The following information was taken from police reports: 100 block of South Chevy Chase Drive: A 47-year-old Glendale man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of hitting a man in the head with an unknown object during an argument. 1000 block of Justin Avenue: A 50-year-old Burbank man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of swinging a crowbar at a 17-year-old Glendale boy during an argument over a parking space. 211 N. Glendale Ave.: A 21-year-old Palmdale man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of taking groceries from Ralphs and punching a store manager.