December 7, 2011
My fellow homeowner Theo Fuller complains that too many rental properties are being built, allowing too many renters to live and vote in Glendale (“Enough renters in the city,” Nov. 18). Naturally, any city needs to be careful about how many structures it builds and how large they are. However, Fuller implies that renters should have no say in how the city is run. While it is true that some renters will leave after a short time, many rent for years. Many will be renters for their entire lives.
January 11, 2012
A fixture in local politics has been appointed to lead the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition as its new executive director to help strengthen community partnerships. Suzy Jacobs, who worked for state Sen. Jack Scott and Assembly members Paul Krekorian and Mike Gatto in their district offices, joined the coalition on Jan. 1 after a month-long hiring process. “I want to make a difference in the community,” she said, adding that she hoped to build on the coalition's goal of building a safe, drug-free community for kids and teens.
December 15, 2011
Strong communities are made up of strong, dedicated and visionary individuals, and one of those people here in Glendale has been Barry McComb with the Alex Theatre and Glendale Arts (“Glendale Arts chief to move on,” Dec. 15). As McComb moves on to Thousand Oaks for another chapter in his career, I wanted to stop for a moment and express our deepest gratitude to this very special person. I've had the privilege of working with Barry not only with Glendale Arts, but with the Glendale Educational Foundation in its formative years.
May 1, 2012
I was surprised and appalled upon turning up at Briggs Avenue on the morning of April 21 to see the Crafts and Collectibles Market setting up for the day. I have lived in La Crescenta for almost 25 years and in that time have seen the town grow and develop in very positive ways. The community takes pride in La Crescenta and its environment. Everyone rallied around saving the big ficus tree on Foothill and people made their feelings known about a dog park and the commercial development that was proposed for the corner of Briggs and Foothill Boulevard.
March 12, 2002
To the Glendale City Council: I want to thank each and every one of the council members for their wise, farsighted and courageous decision to uphold the basic principle that a community has the right, indeed the imperative, to protect its fundamental values and way of life, to stand together and not be bullied by moneyed interests who can take unfair advantage of growing communities before they become solidified....
March 28, 2013
Much has been said about the challenges of healthcare reform legislation. With healthcare reform, more and more academic medical centers will enter into strategic partnerships with community-based hospitals in an effort to create a comprehensive system of care that will benefit local residents. Verdugo Hills Hospital's partnership with the University of Southern California and affiliation with the Keck Medical Center of USC will secure its future and provide the hospital with the capacity and resources required to meet the changing healthcare needs of our patients and the challenges of healthcare reform.
February 6, 2012
This letter is written in support of Garry Ackerman and the Glendale Rose Float Assn., who have given of themselves voluntarily in service to this community for 33 years. Shame on the City Council for how they have treated this group of committed Glendale citizens. Having come from a small town in the Midwest, I can attest firsthand to the value and benefit of how - through volunteering - a community grows and thrives as I saw my parents spend their adult lives doing just this.
February 8, 2013
It seems to me that the Glendale News-Press needs to learn a bit about the Armenian American community before it makes such spectacular accusations as was done in the Feb. 3 column by Ron Kaye. It is duplicitous not to mention incompetent to assert that the Armenian National Committee of America represents all Armenian Americans, and that Assemblyman Gatto does not have any supporters in the Armenian American community. In the future the News-Press should be more professional. Alex Kojababian Glendale
December 11, 2000
The letter by Danielle T. Loga ("Paper needs to bring community together") in the Nov. 21 issue of the Glendale News-Press struck a chord with me. I agree with her assertion that The News-Press has a responsibility to "publish articles that appeal to" and, may I add, reflect "all members of our community." I know there are individuals, events, and organizations that bring people of different cultures and backgrounds together. I have one that I would like to highlight.
November 25, 2011
Margaret Crippen Wurtz passed away peacefully at home with her pets on her lap surrounded by loved ones. She was 98 years old. She is survived by her son Bill and his family, wife Cindy, grandchildren Kristina and Patrick, and their mother Theresa Wurtz and by her son Brian and his family, wife Kim, and grandchildren Michael and Cassie. Margaret was born in Iowa and moved to California at a young age. Her parents founded Crippen's Mortuary in 1928 which has served the community for 83 years.