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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 7, 2012
Glendale police on Tuesday night seized an open red ballot box that was found strewn on the roadway at Chevy Chase Drive, officials said. The ballot box, which was discovered about 9:20 p.m. on Chevy Chase Drive, fell off the top of a car of an inspector who had just wrapped up operations at a polling place in a home garage, said Efrain Escobedo, a manager for the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder. The inspector went to City Hall to check in and hand over election material when he noticed the box, which contained ballots from registered voters in the area, was missing, he said.
NEWS
April 23, 2001
Joe Mandoky, I applaud you. I will consider it an honor to sign your recall petition on April 24 at the corner of Isabel Street and Broadway. As far as I am concerned, this has nothing to do with bigotry. Factually, I have many Armenian friends. This does have everything to do with proper respect of our American flag. I am appalled at the ignorance of some of the council members. In my humble opinion, they are an embarrassment to our city and totally unfit to be representing us. I do hope your effort comes to a positive conclusion.
NEWS
December 12, 2001
Donald Mazen's letter complains of the lack of "Merry Christmas" greetings on businesses and elsewhere, on the basis that "this is a Christian nation" and "majority rules." Majority rules at the ballot box, but not where religion is concerned. It may still be true that the majority of the American population considers itself Christian, but we are a secular nation, which happens to contain multitudes of people of many religions (or none at all). Mr. Mazen can associate Christmas with Christ and say "Merry Christmas" all he wants, but everyone doesn't have to adopt his beliefs, even if they happen to reflect a majority.
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March 23, 2000
The city seems to be within its legal right to keep some internal documents on the settlement with Oakmont V developers private. However, keeping the information hidden cannot be what is best for Glendale. Few issues in the city's history have captured the interest of so many people as the proposed 238-acre, 572-home development. Some 700 people turned out to question the information in an environmental impact report. There have been dozens of meetings with politicians, activists and homeowners wanting to know what will happen and what can be done.
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April 5, 2013
Before the election, when the News-Press endorsed Measure B and even afterward, it continued to report that the measure would essentially modernize antiquated accounting language dealing with the city's practice of transferring millions in GWP revenues to support public services, compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, and updating outdated language to streamline the accounting process. In effect, the News-Press is complicit with the city officials in misrepresenting the facts to the voters.
NEWS
October 30, 2004
On Nov. 2, the community faces some serious and important choices at the ballot box. First of all, the three strikes law has done more to remove serious, habitual career criminals from our community than any other law I am aware of during my 32 years of law enforcement service. Proposition 66 will dilute the three strikes law and cause the release of up to 26,000 career criminals back on to our California streets. If this happens, I guarantee we will see a rise in crime.
NEWS
May 22, 2009
Despite a gloomy outlook at the beginning of this past election cycle, with pundits predicting that Californians would again allow themselves to be slammed with higher taxes, we stepped up to the plate — or the ballot box — and issued a resounding no with our stylus. According to two talk show radio hosts that I listen to on occasion, when the bloated tax measures were being prepared for the ballot, Governor Schwarzenegger and state Senate and Assembly leaders were drinking schnapps while congratulating themselves on figuring a way to fill the multi-billion dollar budget deficit.
NEWS
March 31, 2007
For weeks, candidates for the City Council, school board and Glendale Community College Board of Trustees have done a lot of talking — and we thank them for a full and lively debate. But come Tuesday, the season of campaign mailers, endorsements, precinct walks, phone banks and forums will be over. And only one voice will matter: yours, as a Glendale voter. That's the most important one, and it is vital to this city's future that it is heard loud and clear on Tuesday.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | November 4, 2008
Picking a presidential candidate wasn’t much of a chore for 4-year-old Minoo Bastani. Inserting her letter-sized paper ballot into a 3-inch slot, however, proved to be much more confusing. Minoo, one of about 120 kindergartners at White Elementary School who will conclude a mock presidential vote today, checked off her selection Monday on a ballot that included photos of Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama. She picked McCain without hesitation, but, noticing that her ballot wouldn’t fall effortlessly into the ballot box, paused to size up the spatial conundrum.
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By Dan Evans | July 6, 2009
Saturday marked the first big change of my tenure as editor of the Glendale News-Press: the merger of this paper and the Crescenta Valley Sun. Since we announced our plans to combine the two papers June 12, I have met and spoken with dozens of Crescenta Valley residents. Many, like Steve Pierce, president of the Crescenta Valley Town Council, told me he was saddened to see the end of the Valley Sun. He said opening the paper often felt like “opening the pages of a family album.
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April 5, 2013
Before the election, when the News-Press endorsed Measure B and even afterward, it continued to report that the measure would essentially modernize antiquated accounting language dealing with the city's practice of transferring millions in GWP revenues to support public services, compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, and updating outdated language to streamline the accounting process. In effect, the News-Press is complicit with the city officials in misrepresenting the facts to the voters.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 7, 2012
Glendale police on Tuesday night seized an open red ballot box that was found strewn on the roadway at Chevy Chase Drive, officials said. The ballot box, which was discovered about 9:20 p.m. on Chevy Chase Drive, fell off the top of a car of an inspector who had just wrapped up operations at a polling place in a home garage, said Efrain Escobedo, a manager for the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder. The inspector went to City Hall to check in and hand over election material when he noticed the box, which contained ballots from registered voters in the area, was missing, he said.
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By Dan Evans | July 6, 2009
Saturday marked the first big change of my tenure as editor of the Glendale News-Press: the merger of this paper and the Crescenta Valley Sun. Since we announced our plans to combine the two papers June 12, I have met and spoken with dozens of Crescenta Valley residents. Many, like Steve Pierce, president of the Crescenta Valley Town Council, told me he was saddened to see the end of the Valley Sun. He said opening the paper often felt like “opening the pages of a family album.
NEWS
May 22, 2009
Despite a gloomy outlook at the beginning of this past election cycle, with pundits predicting that Californians would again allow themselves to be slammed with higher taxes, we stepped up to the plate — or the ballot box — and issued a resounding no with our stylus. According to two talk show radio hosts that I listen to on occasion, when the bloated tax measures were being prepared for the ballot, Governor Schwarzenegger and state Senate and Assembly leaders were drinking schnapps while congratulating themselves on figuring a way to fill the multi-billion dollar budget deficit.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | November 4, 2008
Picking a presidential candidate wasn’t much of a chore for 4-year-old Minoo Bastani. Inserting her letter-sized paper ballot into a 3-inch slot, however, proved to be much more confusing. Minoo, one of about 120 kindergartners at White Elementary School who will conclude a mock presidential vote today, checked off her selection Monday on a ballot that included photos of Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama. She picked McCain without hesitation, but, noticing that her ballot wouldn’t fall effortlessly into the ballot box, paused to size up the spatial conundrum.
NEWS
March 31, 2007
For weeks, candidates for the City Council, school board and Glendale Community College Board of Trustees have done a lot of talking — and we thank them for a full and lively debate. But come Tuesday, the season of campaign mailers, endorsements, precinct walks, phone banks and forums will be over. And only one voice will matter: yours, as a Glendale voter. That's the most important one, and it is vital to this city's future that it is heard loud and clear on Tuesday.
NEWS
March 23, 2007
Robin Goldsworthy In the past several editions, the Crescenta Valley Sun has published the answers to six questions that were posed to all eight Glendale City Council candidates. This election has been quite an education for me. Generally, I am not a person overly interested in politics; however, being in the seat of city editor, it was my job to choose the questions that I thought best reflected the interests of the Crescenta Valley, contact the candidates, and print their responses.
NEWS
October 14, 2006
City should cease talk of allowing grilling If it is true that the Glendale City Council is considering allowing unregulated outdoor commercial grilling, it ought to stop wasting taxpayers money thinking about that now before getting rightfully sued by any number of agencies and/or residents for wantonly contributing to the air-quality problem. MICHAEL SANDSTROM Glendale Sometimes we need to broaden our view This week I saw Glendale as never before.
NEWS
July 25, 2005
Chuck Sambar Come next November, California voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballot for several serious and far-reaching measures that will impact the lives, power structure, control and future of public employees, labor unions, school districts, legislators, children and local governments. It appears certain that the governor will bypass the legislature and go straight to the people to vote on his package of "reforms" or "living within our means" ballot measures.
NEWS
October 30, 2004
On Nov. 2, the community faces some serious and important choices at the ballot box. First of all, the three strikes law has done more to remove serious, habitual career criminals from our community than any other law I am aware of during my 32 years of law enforcement service. Proposition 66 will dilute the three strikes law and cause the release of up to 26,000 career criminals back on to our California streets. If this happens, I guarantee we will see a rise in crime.
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