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November 8, 2011
There have been no letters to the editor regarding the mayhem of Occupy Wall Street in Oakland. Do we have to wait until it comes to a neighborhood near us to be concerned about its implications? It does not speak well for the future of our country, which touted self-reliance and hard work as a means of getting ahead. The president must be aware of this public disobedience and destruction of property, yet says nothing to condemn it. But what do you expect from a man who used to be a community organizer?
NEWS
January 2, 2013
Like letter-writers Chris Davis and Robert Morrison, we want to express our dismay at the recent developments regarding the Glendale News-Press. Relocation of the newspaper facilities, as well as the reduction of daily print editions, does not bode well for the newspaper or our community. My husband and I agree with Davis and Morrison, especially about the value provided by the Glendale News-Press. We realize economics comes into play with print editions. However, we would note that the Glendale News-Press is one of the main reasons we continue our subscription to the Los Angeles Times.
NEWS
July 20, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department says it knows of no specific threats regarding screenings of "The Dark Nights Rises," made by Burbank-based Warner Bros, but officers will increase the police presence at some theaters Friday purely as a precaution. The blockbuster movie is playing on hundreds of screens across Southern California, and many shows are already sold out. In Aurora, Colorado, 12 people were killed and 50 injured Friday when a gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of the film.
NEWS
January 14, 2011
The Glendale News-Press has posted the two memos that raised the most pointed concerns about the Vassar City Lights project on San Fernando Road, built by Advanced Development & Investment Inc., which allegedly bilked the city out of millions of dollars in inflated construction charges.
NEWS
October 19, 2012
The catch basins that Raymond Minassian is talking about in a letter to the editor (“Plants are growing in run-off basins,” Oct. 17) belongs to Los Angeles County Public Works. I gave them a call to pass his concern about the growing plant inside the catch basin. The city of Glendale owns 1,354 catch basins and several open channels and has two full-time workers dedicated to the city's storm drain system. We inspect and clean each one at least once per year. By the time the cleaning is completed it's possible that the drains are dirty again, way before the next cleaning cycle.
NEWS
April 29, 2003
Janine Marnien Some La Canada Flintridge officials are concerned that a nine-person county trail-maintenance crew could fall victim to budget cuts. The crew cares for the many miles of county-owned trails in La Canada Flintridge, but county officials are proposing its elimination to help cover an $804-million budget shortfall. A county representative said the crew's duties would be delegated to other departments, but the effectiveness of that solution remains a concern for some city officials.
NEWS
June 27, 2005
Chuck Sambar The La Canada Planning Commission had a standing room-only audience at its June 14 meeting. Concerned residents showed up to express their concern for a proposed conditional-use permit for a house to be built on an unstable and dangerous hillside that wreaked havoc, threatened lives and property and caused extensive damage and loss to residents during the recent rains. The planning staff presented their report on the proposed conditional-use permit to build the house in question and they recommended its approval by the Planning Commission on the grounds that the application meets all laws and local ordinances.
NEWS
November 9, 2012
As an asthmatic, I was originally pleased to hear of Glendale's program to limit public smoking - I spent 16 weeks in the hospital last year alone as a result of uncontrolled smoking in the building where I live. In order to get away from this activity, I began escaping to a local popular McDonald's restaurant. Regrettably, little effort is made to control smoking outside near the entrances. At intervals, workers in the building, customers and even McDonald's employees light up in the back right under the air conditioning intake vents, flooding the restaurant with smoke within seconds.
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By Kelly Corrigan | April 18, 2014
Glendale school and city officials are reevaluating where crossing guards are assigned throughout the city due, in part, to concerns raised by parents. Since the beginning of the school year, several parents of children who attend Balboa Elementary have been attending school board and PTA meetings, requesting at least one crossing guard be assigned to Balboa. The school's student population has risen by about 200 students in the past few years, climbing to 730 students this year, from 540 students in 2010, according to state data.
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NEWS
March 28, 2014
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, March 28.  Here are your top headlines in the 818 region: Despite fewer contenders and a shorter term up for grabs, City Council candidates who have accumulated the biggest war chests so far are nearly on par with the top fundraisers from last year's race. Check out our interactive graph showing the contribution types by candidate. Registered nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital on Wednesday voted in favor of joining one of California's largest nursing unions in hopes, they said, of securing better retirement plans, improved staffing and other additional benefits.
NEWS
March 24, 2014
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta on Monday, saying that they have yet to see any demonstrated or significant progress toward reducing helicopter noise nearly a year after their initial report. The letter comes on the heels of a meeting with the FAA in which the agency failed to produce a plan to meet its Congressional mandate to reduce helicopter noise, did not identify quantifiable ways to measure helicopter noise throughout the L.A. basin and failed to study the entire LA basin, instead focusing on small study areas.
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By Matt Sanderson | February 14, 2014
Dozens of concerned residents gathered at the La Crescenta Library Thursday night regarding a proposed cell phone tower several said would be an eyesore and reduce property values. AT&T officials want to place a 70-foot tower in the 5000 block of Cloud Avenue on land owned by the Crescenta Valley Water District, saying the structure is necessary to ward off dropped calls and disconnects. Jerry Ambrose, land use consultant with AT&T, told the audience the tower would be disguised as a eucalyptus tree, and will include 12 eight-foot antennas, 24 AT&T remote radio units, and several other pieces of equipment on the property, including a steel platform with a wood fence.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | February 11, 2014
Area lawmakers, including Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), are voicing concerns about the FAA's response to their request that the agency better deal with helicopter noise in the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles basin. Federal Aviation Administration officials, responding to a letter sent by the lawmakers six months ago, do not lay out a timeline for action. In addition, instead of studying the entire Los Angeles basin, they targeted only small areas - Torrance, Hollywood and the Cahuenga Pass - which the lawmakers contend are not sufficient to understand the full problem affecting homeowners and businesses.
NEWS
January 21, 2014
Our council members like to think of themselves as great visionaries. So why did the public have to read in the News-Press on Jan. 10 that Caltrans confirmed the consistent concerns of the public over planning for the approximately 21 apartment complexes with 3,800 apartments for south Glendale? Caltrans would not have been so critical of our council and planning department had the council spent less time on design and more time planning for the infrastructure of the city. The individual buildings wouldn't have a significant effect on the infrastructure of the city, but the cumulative effect of approximately 3,800 apartments will not only impinge on nearby neighborhood street parking and traffic, but will also create more havoc at the 134 Freeway exits at Pacific, Brand, Central and Glendale avenues.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 21, 2013
School officials addressed parents' concerns about Glendale Unified's use of wireless Internet this week, vowing to continue using the technology during an impassioned meeting that had one school board member speak out against local parents' allegations. La Crescenta parent Winston Story, who began collecting dozens of signatures against the district's use of wireless Internet in November, said he's concerned that parents were not made aware that wireless Internet had been installed in classrooms.
NEWS
December 12, 2013
Today is Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 and the high in Glendale is predicted to reach 71 and low of 43 . Here are the top headlines from the 818 area code region: Hikers in Griffith Park were stunned this week when they discovered that an often-photographed tree at a scenic overlook near the Hollywood sign was torn from its roots and tossed on its side, the Los Angeles Times reports . The 8-foot =cypress tree was located in an open...
NEWS
December 6, 2013
Re: the Affordable Care Act. Say goodbye to your medical care. Take a deep breath and relax. Wait and read about how many of our great doctors and hospitals will make changes. Entitlements are the worst way to go. People may think it is OK rather than asking what is going to happen: a five- to 10-hour wait to see an unqualified doctor. Pray for a better system. Vote with your soul. A. Helen Lucas Varellas Glendale
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 1, 2013
Glendale officials plan to take a new approach in addressing pedestrian safety issues following a recent string of collisions and fatalities in the city. They are forming a subcommittee of the Transportation and Parking Commission to look into safety concerns, discuss issues and make recommendations to address them, which will then be presented to the City Council. “I believe that is definitely an ongoing necessity - something that has to be done continually and usually the best people are the eyes and ears of the community when they can see things,” Commissioner Maro Yacoubian said at the commission's meeting this week.
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