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By Jason Wells | October 27, 2008
CITY HALL — Community development officials on Tuesday will send a proposed federal spending plan that includes less money for social service nonprofits to the City Council and Housing Authority for final approval. Most of the $6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is earmarked for ongoing housing assistance and homeless services, but it is the relatively small $480,000 allotment for social service nonprofits that is sure to receive the lion’s share of attention and political scrutiny next year.
NEWS
June 5, 2012
The first of three community forums meant to examine challenges faced by Glendale Unified will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday at Crescenta Valley High School. Supt. Dick Sheehan is scheduled to speak about new developments in curriculum and assessment, while also addressing technology and infrastructure upgrades funded by Measure S. The district's budget outlook is also on the agenda. “A couple of years earlier in this budget crisis, when the district was faced with making significant cuts, parents asked why we didn't come to them sooner,” Sheehan said.
THE818NOW
July 5, 2012
Even though Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers failed this week to reach a deal on public worker pensions, the Legislature may be ready to approve billions of dollars in spending on high-speed rail and related projects. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) told reporters on Tuesday that lawmakers would vote on the funding this week. Legislative approval would be a victory for Brown, who has championed high-speed rail despite uniform opposition from Republicans and scattered concerns among Democrats.
THE818NOW
April 19, 2012
The plan to build a bullet train has so many funding uncertainties and so many other details that remain unclear that the state should delay any decision this year to commit billions of dollars to the project, the nonpartisan research branch of the Legislature recommended Tuesday. The tough advice came on the day before two key legislative committees are to examine the plan and an accompanying request by Gov. Jerry Brown for funding to start a $6-billion construction segment in the Central Valley.
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By Zain Shauk | January 15, 2009
DOWNTOWN — The Glendale Unified School District will dig into its own funds to pay for the completion of a previously state-funded construction project at Columbus Elementary School, the Board of Education decided Tuesday. Trustees agreed with administrators, who suggested that the district use leftover funds from Measure K — a $186-million bond measure for facilities improvements passed by voters in 1997 — to makeup for the interruption of funding from the state, Supt.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 21, 2014
A beleaguered summer camp that teaches low-income girls about finance and self-defense has been thrown a life saver as it received about $10,000 from the operator of Glendale Memorial Medical Center and $1,000 from Soroptimists International. The money ensures the camp will run again this year, following recent scares prompted by funding and enrollment issues . “We are thrilled we have support in the community to help us continue to offer Camp Rosie,” said Denise Miller, chair of the Commission on the Status of Women, a city board that organizes the program for at-risk girls, in an interview Monday.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 8, 2012
A mental health agency that services clients throughout the Southland has experienced a deluge of clients in Glendale since opening here last summer, far outpacing its 10 other locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties. “We realized there was a need, because there is not a comparable agency providing mental health facilities for children and adults, but we had no idea how pent up the need was,” said Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services President Kita Curry. Since opening in May 2011, the nonprofit has seen about 50% more people in Glendale than Didi Hirsch's next largest site in Inglewood.
NEWS
July 9, 2012
The state Senate voted to fund California's ambitious high-speed rail project on Friday, handing a major victory to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration. The $8-billion legislation will fund the project's first stretch, covering 130 miles from Madera to Bakersfield. The project had become increasingly controversial as Democratic senators from around San Francisco and Los Angeles asked why construction was was set to start with a 130-mile stretch in the Central Valley.
NEWS
April 25, 2002
Tim Willert NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- The state has restored $4 million in funding for 10 domestic violence shelters, including one operated by the Glendale YWCA. The YWCA will receive $414,000 over the next two years to operate its shelter, which offers a variety of services, including a 24-hour hotline, a 45-day crisis center and two traditional housing programs "This is excellent news," YWCA Interim Executive Director Wayne Page said Tuesday.
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By Jason Wells | March 25, 2009
CITY HALL — Nearly $500,000 in federal grants are headed to 16 local social service programs after the City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1 to confirm its funding recommendations. Local homeless shelters, food banks, youth work programs and immigrant services will share $487,920 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the annual rite of Community Development Block Grant funding allocations after a relatively seamless hearing Tuesday. Since funding requests from the nonprofit sector typically far outstrip HUD’s annual allotment to Glendale, competition for funds sometimes provokes political battles and infighting, but not this time.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
Glendale Community College officials are hopeful the state will give them more than $1 million to pay for unexpected costs tied to the school's lab/college services building, which is under construction. When crews broke ground on the building last fall, they didn't anticipate finding an old drainage system, unstable soil and groundwater as they prepared to construct its foundation, said Ron Nakasone, executive vice president of administrative services. Although the college has $2.1 million set aside to pay for contingency costs, college trustees have approved spending about $850,000 on change orders due to the additional unexpected costs.
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NEWS
April 20, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Saturday, April 19. The high is expected to reach 73 and low 57 in the Burbank area.  These are some of the top headlines from your region :  ICYMI: The 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be commemorated over the next several days  with events planned in Glendale, Pasadena, Hollywood and the Los Angeles area. Burbank police raised roughly $2,500 for the Special Olympics on Thursday by waiting on tables and serving food at the annual “Tip-A-Cop” event, officials said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 9, 2014
The family of a 21-year-old San Pedro man who was found dead inside a suitcase in Glendale is trying to raise funds to help pay for his funeral costs. It has been more than a week since Victor Manuel Moreno was discovered March 31 in the Verdugo wash near Glorietta and Woodland avenues in Glendale , but police still don't have any answers for his death. The news of the grim discovery was alarming to Moreno's mother, who had reported him missing to local police just days before, said his aunt, Lori Rosado.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 3, 2014
From the booming downtown development scene to new retailers at the Americana at Brand and Glendale Galleria, there are plenty of positives to highlight in Glendale, but there are also looming problems that could take the wind out of the city's sails, Mayor Dave Weaver said at the annual State of the City luncheon Thursday. Weaver was referring to two separate lawsuits aiming to end the annual transfer of tens of millions of dollars from Glendale Water & Power to the city's General Fund that pays for police and other general services as well as a proposed ballot measure to repeal the utility users tax, which also supports the General Fund.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 2, 2014
About $1.5 million was appropriated for projects at two of the city's oldest parks this week by the City Council. The council approved spending about $1.2 million on a variety of improvements to Palmer Park, including new barbeques, playgrounds, basketball courts and bike racks, as well as about $298,000 to revamp tennis courts at Fremont Park. “I think it looks real good,” Councilman Frank Quintero said regarding the proposed design elements of Palmer Park. “Certainly, this park, just like Maple Park, is used constantly at different parts of the day.” Other council members concurred.
NEWS
April 1, 2014
Re: the letter “ Utility transfer has history on its side ,” Mailbag, March 29. I have been a fan of Jim Starbird for many years. He was a great Glendale city manager and a very nice person to boot. The flaw that I see in his discussion of the fund transfer from Glendale Water & Power to the General Fund is not whether it is legal or has precedent, but with the accounting procedures used in arriving at the amount available to be transferred. What seems to have happened is money is transferred and then we are told the water and power distribution systems are falling apart and we need more money to fix them.
NEWS
April 1, 2014
The city manager's March 22 op-ed, “Glendale's City Charter is clear ,” accuses me of having “bad facts.” I wish he respected the public enough to have been careful with his. Here are just some examples. I'm not the named plaintiff in any lawsuit against the city, as he claims; albeit I'm a member of a nonprofit organization that is. He writes I've argued GWP transfers to the General Fund violate Glendale's charter. The charter establishes no “general fund”; it establishes two different funds, both using the word “general.” The difference between the two isn't merely semantic; it's substantive.
NEWS
March 14, 2014
There has been a spate of letters, petitions and even a lawsuit questioning the appropriateness of transferring utility funds to the city of Glendale . I am disturbed by this activity. Starting with Proposition 13 we have seen an erosion of funds to provide city services at a level consistent with the wealth of our nation. The impact is seen in reductions in services which might not be important to the people leading this charge against the city, but certainly matter to the broader demographics that make up the city.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 7, 2014
About $138,000 is slated to pay for bicycle improvements in Glendale following a City Council vote this week, symbolizing a small step forward as officials try to implement an ambitious $5.8-million Bicycle Transportation Plan approved more than a year ago. The funding, which comes from a Los Angeles County grant, is set to primarily cover markings and signage along six Glendale street segments including Broadway between San Fernando Road and...
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