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By: Dave Thorpe | September 20, 2005
The Vanguard University athletic department is making great strides in the areas of ethics and character in sports through its participation in the NAIA's Champions of Character program. In late August, NAIA teamed with Buffalo Funds to award Vanguard and the College of Saint Mary in Nebraska each a $5,000 grant to assist with their campus Program Center initiatives. Today during chapel, Rob Miller, the NAIA director of Champions of Character Initiatives, will present the athletic department with the award.
NEWS
October 30, 2000
The following education programs will be broadcast on Charter Cable 15. For more information, call 241-3111, Ext. 218. TODAY 7 a.m. - Glendale Unified School District Calendar 6 p.m. - GUSD Calendar 7 p.m. - GUSD Issues: PTA, Strong Support for Learning 8 p.m. - GUSD Hoover Jazz Then and Now 9 p.m. - GUSD Character & Ethics Panel No. 3 TUESDAY 7 a.m. - GUSD Calendar 6 p.m. - GUSD Calendar ...
NEWS
March 21, 2003
Board, Davitt should take ethics class It is disturbing that the college Board of Trustees has taken such an underhanded approach in dealing with their so-called "ladies' agreement," which Anita Quinonez-Gabrielian signed when she was appointed to replace the late Mary Hamilton. Board member Martin Pilgreen, an incumbent in this election, has publicly stated that the agreement could not be legally enforced. But he stops short of explaining why he and the other board members surreptitiously cast aside the agreement and openly endorse Ms. Quinonez-Gabrielian.
NEWS
February 17, 2006
The Glendale Community College Lifelong Learning Seminars program for mature adults offers a range of free classes beginning Feb. 22. Spring semester courses may be entered at any time during the semester, ending June 14. Classes at the Life Skills Building, located at Mountain Street and the Glendale (2) Freeway include beginning sketching, the discussion class joy of living and dressmaking. Classes at Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way in Montrose, are world religions, self-discovery via writing, quilt-making, and philosophy and ethics.
NEWS
June 16, 2006
Glendale Community College has new courses to prepare students for jobs in the insurance industry and insurance-related positions. The classes can be taken during the summer. The courses are Business Administration 111-115, "Introduction to Insurance," "Insurance Code and Ethics," "Property and Liability Insurance," "Personal Insurance" and "Commercial Insurance." The introductory course and code and ethics class are offered in both summer sessions. Personal insurance is offered in the first session only, and property and liability and commercial insurance classes are offered in the second session only.
NEWS
July 27, 2001
When is a city official not officially a city official? A city official is not officially a city official when applying the city's official Code of Ethics for city officials. Perhaps I should explain. Ten days ago, I wrote about controversy over Glendale's former planning director, John McKenna, recently addressing a city board. McKenna represented a client of the consulting firmhe created with another former city staffer. Aside from shock and irritation prompted by McKenna's stinging charges that his client was victimized by improper and biased rulings, there were rampant claims the typically mild and mannered McKenna broke a rule banning former city officials from serving as paid representatives before city panels for a certain period.
NEWS
October 10, 2000
If you think sports can be an effective tool for building character and learning how to work together, you should make every effort to take part in the Glendale Sports Summit on Wednesday. If you think that sports is about doing what it takes to win, you MUST go to the Sports Summit. Character and ethics cannot be left on the sidelines. The values we teach our 8-year-old soccer player about sportsmanship is a lesson he or she will remember. It starts with the adults, whether they be coaches, parents or role models.
FEATURES
By Mary O'Keefe | December 21, 2007
The Dec. 11 Glendale school board meeting was kicked off in holiday style as the Crescenta Valley High School Charismatics entertained the audience prior to the beginning of the  school board meeting. The group, dressed in costumes, harmonized their way through several traditional holiday songs. Following their performance, Fremont Elementary School sixth grader Anna Hall led the Pledge of Allegiance. She went on to praise her school, focusing on their program, Write on Target.
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By Herbert Molano | January 9, 2008
Somebody pinch me. Could it be possible that we could have a presidential election choice between Barack Obama and John McCain? Imagine having to select between the author of the last major campaign reform and the author of an ethics bill that bans gifts and travel by lobbyists. Could Glendale’s councilmen catch the wave of change and promote a meaningful ordinance or Charter amendment for the Jewel City? Both Obama and McCain have vigorously promoted an independent ethics panel that would audit financial disclosures, lobbying reports and investigate alleged ethics violations.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | February 28, 2014
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) responded this week to the fact that he was one of 37 state politicians who received warning letters from a state ethics agency for accepting improper campaign contributions. An investigation by the Fair Political Practices Commission found that the elected officials violated the state's $500 cap on nonmonetary contributions when they attended fundraising parties at the residence of lobbyist Kevin Sloat. The commission fined Sloat $133,500 last week for handouts such as free golf games, concert tickets and hosting gatherings where he provided wine, liquor, cigars, water and floral arrangements, said Jay Wierenga, communications director for the commission.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 19, 2013
"Neighborhood Services Administrator" - it's a job City Council candidate Sam Engel has been out of for nearly six months, but that's how he's describing himself on the April ballot. Doing so is by the book. Candidates get only three words to describe themselves after their names appear on the ballot. And state law governing ballot titles allows candidates to use a title they have held within the last calendar year. “That's how I'm known in the community,” Engel said. “We thought about using 'retired city administrator' or 'retired neighborhood administrator,' but in the end decided that those were not real accurate.
NEWS
June 1, 2012
Having been raised in a family where playing by the rules, sticking to principles and maintaining ethical values was the way you do things -- similar standards have served as my guide throughout my career. In the company where I've worked the past decade, I started in the Ethics and Compliance Department, which focuses on building an ethical culture and educating employees about standards of conduct expected of them based on the company's values. In that position I learned about the ethical challenges in organizations and the need to invest in constantly reinforcing a set of values.
THE818NOW
October 7, 2011
The head of the state's ethics agency Friday proposed new measures to prevent fraud in the handling of political funds in response to a federal investigation of Kinde Durkee, who is suspected of embezzling from campaign accounts she controlled. In addition, Fair Political Practices Commission Chairwoman Ann Ravel said politicians affected by the investigation would receive some leeway in meeting financial reporting requirements. Attorneys for politicians told Ravel at a hearing near the Capitol on Friday that financial records needed to make those reports have been withheld by banks, and they expressed concern that other needed documents possessed by Durkee have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury.
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The Los Angeles Times | September 22, 2011
Already facing criminal charges in a separate case, campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee was fined Thursday by the state's ethics watchdog agency for failing to properly report $76,000 in spending by the unsuccessful Assembly campaign of Stuart Waldman in 2008. The state Fair Political Practices Commission approved $8,000 in fines against Durkee and Waldman, who is now president of the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. in Los Angeles. The penalty was also for a charge that Waldman failed to deposit personal funds in a campaign bank account before his committee incurred expenses and that he and Durkee failed to properly report vendor information for about $173,013 in payments.  L.A. TIMES
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | April 29, 2011
City Council members this week moved to beef up campaign finance and ethics-related regulations, saying they wanted to eliminate even the appearance of pay-to-play politics. Many candidates during the April 5 election campaign called for strengthening ethics rules in the wake of more than $100,000 that was funneled to past City Council campaigns through a network of subcontractors of Advanced Development and Investment, Inc. as well as from the subcontractors’ family members.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | March 8, 2011
Glendale’s ongoing traffic-safety issues and the potential for an ethics ordinance took center stage Monday at the City Council election forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. Former Glendale Mayor Glendale Mayor Rafi Manoukian, self described “city watchdog” Mike Mohill, perennial candidate Chahe Keuroghelian and City Hall newcomer Garen Mailyan are challenging incumbents Dave Weaver and John Drayman for two seats in the April 5 election. Roughly 50 people filled the City Council Chambers Monday evening for the forum, which was hosted by the League of Women Voters Glendale/Burbank and moderated by Chris Carson, the league’s co-president.
NEWS
By Dan Evans | March 5, 2011
The red voicemail light on my phone Friday morning looked ominous. I had arrived a bit before 8 am, having left at about 7 pm the night before. People do not normally call me so close to dawn without there being some sort of an issue. As much as I'd love to believe people will call to complement us on a pithy headline or our ability to spell words correctly, it just doesn't happen. On the voicemail was Glendale Councilman John Drayman, who expressed his concern regarding a political ad that had run on the forum page of that morning's paper.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | January 13, 2011
If a teenager observes a schoolmate and standout athlete consuming alcohol at a party the night before a big game, should he intervene? If a girl knows a friend is digitally harassing a third party, posting nasty messages on social networking sites, should she report it? Those were among the questions directed to 100 local high school students on Wednesday at the 26th annual Youth Leadership Conference at Glendale Community College. The conference — hosted by The Character and Ethics Project, a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to advancing good character and business practices — provides a forum wherein successful professionals and youth discuss character and ethical decision making.
NEWS
By Jon Haber | December 15, 2010
Glendale native Debbie Bright spends a lot of her daytime activity performing administrative work as the vice president and co-owner of her family's Glendale business Arnol Salon and Spa. Despite her time at the office, however, she said she loves to give back to the community where she grew up. As a child, she said she learned many valuable lessons as a Girl Scout. So when her daughter, Destiny, decided to join the Scouts, Bright jumped at the opportunity to be a leader. Bright leads Girl Scout Troop 9231 in La Crescenta, where she said she gets a chance to share her values with 12 sixth-grade girls.
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