July 4, 2009
When John Adams wrote to his wife in 1776 regarding the celebratory day of America’s independence, he told her that it “ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance...to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” That mandate can seem more or less daunting depending on the year. During good times, celebration of American’s greatness flows easier from the spirit.
September 21, 2009
DOWNTOWN — The owner of a furniture store has been sued by comedian Adam Carolla for allegedly defaulting on three months’ worth of rent for using his warehouse at the Burbank Airport Commerce Center. In the lawsuit filed against Lounge 22 LLC Aug. 28 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Carolla is seeking nearly $45,000 in unpaid rent for the 12,368-square-foot warehouse from May through July, and about $500 for each day since Aug. 1. On July 2, Lounge 22 owner Armen Gharabegian was given three days to either settle the debt or return possession of the property at 7679 San Fernando Road, according to court records.
December 6, 2001
Having read ad infinitum and ad nauseam the pros and cons of our flag flying and lowering codes, interpretations, etc. controversy so batted about in the News-Press, may I add this? The American flag, Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes, is never, ever lowered for any event or person other than American, nor should it be! Historically, we have not lowered the flag for foreign kings, queens, presidents, potentates or events. We do not even dip the flag for the Olympics!
October 16, 2012
For some of us, classic Warner Bros. cartoons handily trump the Disney animation from that era (roughly 1933 to 1960). Basically, if you want beautiful pictures and emotional involvement, you go Disney; if you want laughs, more laughs, and milk-out-your-nose laughs, you go Warner Bros. (This is not always true; there are exceptions on either side.) Warner put out six “Golden” DVD collections, which were a mixed bag. (And the first two volumes exhausted a huge percentage of the most beloved shorts.)
June 30, 2012
The Republican candidate in the 43rd Assembly District who has touted himself as a “business conservative” extinguished more than $49,000 in credit card debt after he and his wife emerged from Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, court records show. Candidate Greg Krikorian's wife, Christine, filed for bankruptcy in March 2011. He was added to the case as a co-debtor a month later, after the bankruptcy court noted that Christine had failed to list him in her filing as her husband and as a source of income.
June 5, 2010
A t first glance, the June 8 special runoff election for the 43rd Assembly District may seem like an exercise in futility. Whoever gets sent to Sacramento will have to run again to retain his seat in the Nov. 2 regular election. That essentially ensures that when one campaign ends, another begins. So whether voters choose to send Republican Sunder Ramani or Democrat Mike Gatto to Sacramento in the thick of budget warfare, our Assembly representative will have little clout and little time to have any real effect.
March 10, 2007
PSYCHOLOGIST IS GUEST FOR CHARITY LEAGUE MEETING The mothers and daughters of National Charity League Inc., Glendale Chapter, were treated to a presentation by psychologist Dr. Dale Atkins , who shared her tips for balanced living in today's busy world, at their Feb. 8 meeting. Atkins, an acclaimed speaker, author and television personality, shared observations and advice from her newest book, "Sanity Savers: Tips for Women to Lead a Balanced Life," said Vikki Mele , the league's president.
November 10, 2008
While Glendale’s children head off to school to learn their ABCs, Glendale’s government needs to get back to school to relearn its three Es on traffic safety: engineering, enforcement and education. The alternative will be another horrific chapter, as we learned last week (“Girl killed in collision,” Oct. 30). The triple Es of traffic safety is the standard triad known well among law enforcement professionals. It is the three-legged stool upon which you can seat sound policy to protect life and limb on our streets and roadways.
July 19, 2008
GLENDALE ? What started out three weeks ago as a City Council directive to develop new ?green? building standards has blossomed into an all-out eco-movement at City Hall. This past week alone, Mayor John Drayman directed city officials to meet with a local environmental organization to explore the installation of community gardens, Glendale Water & Power introduced a way for customers to power their homes with 100% renewable energy and the council called for a report on establishing a ?