March 11, 2014
January was a month of ups and downs for local unemployment rates as Glendale's figures saw an uptick of nearly a percentage point from the previous month, while Burbank experienced a decrease, according to a new labor report. The jobless rate in Glendale rose to 7.8% from 7.1% in December and Burbank's numbers dropped 0.3% to 7.3%, according to statistics released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. That translates to 8,200 and 4,400 people without work in Glendale and Burbank, respectively, the data stated.
May 31, 2001
In almost every election, League of Women Voters chapters across the United States perform a hugely important function: they sponsor candidate debates presented in arguably the most nonpartisan environment possible. League of Women Voters debates are widely regarded as the one time during election seasons when candidates get together on equal footing and debate the issues in as rhetoric-free an environment as possible. But the league does more than just stage debates.
April 17, 2010
GLENDALE — Local unemployment rates held relatively steady in March, with jobless figures for Glendale and Burbank remaining below the rate for Los Angeles County, according to a report released Friday. Glendale’s unemployment rate improved slightly to 10.7% — down 0.1% from last month — while Burbank’s remained the same at 10%, according to monthly labor data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. The data were not seasonally adjusted, which means they did not account for variables, such as temporary jobs.
May 18, 2001
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- Terry Bailey can still recall the time she watched a presidential debate being moderated by the League of Women Voters. She was 5. "Even at 5, I was aware that all the government officials were men and everybody running for office were men," she said. "I remember seeing this debate, and I thought to myself, 'those must be very important women."' Bailey, a Glendale resident who is the outgoing president of the league's Glendale-Burbank chapter, has been nominated for the organization's state board.
July 28, 2000
Amber Willard GRANDVIEW -- A Glendale man was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of felony drunken driving and first-degree murder in a crash that killed a man who was riding in his car. Armen Aharonian, 27, was speeding on West Alameda Avenue shortly after 12:30 a.m. when he failed to stop at a stoplight at Glenoaks Boulevard and hit another car, Glendale Police said. The crash occurred at the Glendale-Burbank border and police from both cities responded.
November 28, 2007
Glendale Water and Power will host a free solar workshop for Glendale teachers grades 4 to 12 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Perkins Community Room, first floor, 141 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Teachers will experiment with solar electricity, learn about the art and science of solar energy, build a solar cooker and learn how to incorporate hands-on lessons for their classrooms. For more information, call (818) 548-3381. ? The Glendale Latino Assn. will have its November mixer and toy drive from 5 to 8 p.m. at New Horizons Family Center, 744 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale.
May 26, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK -- Two boys seeking retaliation for an earlier fight were arrested on suspicion of committing a hate crime against a Burbank man, police said. The boys, a 16-year-old Glendale resident and a 15-year-old Burbank High School student, were arrested at 4:58 p.m. Tuesday after yelling racial slurs at the 18-year-old Burbank man, who is Latino, and chasing him along Alameda Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard, police said. The arrests were made in the 2000 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard, near the Glendale-Burbank border.
August 30, 2007
GLENDALE — Authorities pulled 3,500 marijuana plants Tuesday from La Tuna Canyon in the Verdugo Mountains on the Glendale-Los Angeles border, less than two weeks after 6,000 plants were seized above Crescenta Valley Park. A joint Glendale-Burbank air patrol unit spotted three groves within a quarter-mile of one another during routine patrol on Aug. 17 — the day after police seized two tons marijuana, with a $10-million street value,Glendale Police Sgt. Steve Robertson said.
May 28, 2013
It's that time of year again. Graduations are upon us and students are now preparing to embark on the next stage of their lives. Whether going on to school or entering the military or the workforce, this is a big moment in a young person's life. As the celebrations begin, why not give a new graduate a gift that will last for years to come? Why not help them register to vote? Voting brings us together as Americans - it is the one time when we are all equal. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, or young or old; elections are our opportunity to elect leaders who lift up our communities and make them better.
November 29, 2005
The Glendale Symphony Orchestra will use $15,000 to expose children to music. GLENDALE -- It will be a night of Santa Claus and Mozart for more than 200 children who might not otherwise get the chance to enjoy either. The Glendale Symphony Orchestra will use a $15,000 grant from Citibank to transport children from New Horizons and the YWCA on Friday for an afternoon of learning about classical music, meeting Santa Claus and enjoying a short-but-spirited concert. "A lot of the under-privileged kids will never know anything but Britney Spears and rap music," said Diane Hedrick, the symphony's executive director.