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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | 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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
By Melanie Hicken | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | 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.
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SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 18, 2014
BURBANK - Burbank High's baseball team, the co-defending league champion, found itself in an all-too-familiar situation Friday of having to play catch-up in a Pacific League game against visiting Glendale. But, although the Nitros enjoyed a three-run advantage after a big four-run inning, Glendale couldn't hold on to the lead. Burbank battled back, scoring three runs in the fifth inning and tallying the winning score in the sixth, to rally for a 5-4 victory at home. The win is only the second in league for the Bulldogs (5-11-1, 2-4 in league)
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NEWS
April 5, 2014
Good morning, locals. Today is Saturday, April 5. Here's your roundup of headlines in the area: A 66-year-old man died Thursday after receiving a massage at a newly opened spa in Glendale, police said. The man was reportedly lying on his back while getting the massage at about 10:40 p.m. at the spa in the 500 block of East Broadway when he suddenly coughed and became unresponsive, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said. A 50-year-old African American city employee has filed a lawsuit against the city of Burbank alleging race and age discrimination after multiple unsuccessful attempts to get a new job with the city, records show.
NEWS
March 21, 2014
Unemployment rates dipped in Burbank and Glendale last month with educational and health services as well as professional and business services adding  the most jobs - 10,300 and 7,500, respectively, throughout Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report. The jobless rate declined by 0.1% in both cities, with Burbank coming in at 7.2% and Glendale reporting 7.7%, according to statistics released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. Statewide, the unemployment rate also did a 0.1% down-tick to 8% last month, which is a significant improvement from 9.4% in February 2013.
NEWS
March 21, 2014
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, March 21, 2014. Temperatures in the area are expected to reach a high of 67 and a low of 53 in the Glendale area, with a chance of drizzle. Here are your top headlines in the 818 region: A 53-year-old male transient, convicted of manslaughter in 1997, was arrested Thursday and booked under suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a woman on a busy street in Glendale, police said. Christopher Wilke , a 12-year-old Burbank resident who was fighting a rare form of cancer, died Thursday at 9:33 a.m. A study on the potential construction of bridges along the Glendale Narrows area of the Los Angeles River - including one that may connect to Griffith Park - is set to begin following City Council approval this week of a $725,000 contract with an engineering firm.
NEWS
March 19, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Forecasters predict the high will be 78 and low 54 in the Glendale area. Here are your top headlines in the region: A new report finds that Glendale drivers pay the most for auto insurance in California , topping a statewide list of more than 200 cities that ranks Burbank as sixth highest. Bob Hope Airport Police Chief Ed Skvarna is getting a 4% pay raise this year following a unanimous vote on Monday by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 13, 2014
BURBANK - Take Jong Hyuk Hong off the bubble. The Crescenta Valley High boys' junior golfer might have solidified his status in being an integral member of the Falcons' talented lineup. PHOTOS: Pacific League boys' golf at De Bell Golf Club in Burbank Playing in the sixth of eight groups Thursday in the first Pacific League match of the season at De Bell Golf Club, Hong pulled off a pleasant surprise, as he shot a four-over-par 75 to secure medalist honors. Hong spent the first part of last season on the school's junior varsity team before being called up to the varsity team.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | February 13, 2014
BURBANK - Defense has long been a cornerstone for Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo success. Thus, on Thursday, as a lack of offensive execution and production drew the ire of Falcons Coach Brent Danna, it was defensive dominance throughout that still afforded Crescenta Valley a comfortable 13-1 victory against Glendale in the Pacific League Tournament final at Burbank High to wrap up the league crown. “Everything's defense,” said Crescenta Valley's Elissa Arnold, who had four goals and four steals.
NEWS
February 5, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Weather in the Glendale area is expected to hit a high of 63 degrees and a low of 44. We're rounding up the top headlines in the region: Five lanes were shut down on the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway yesterday afternoon after a multi-car collision near Mountain Street, officials said. Five people were taken to local hospitals for minor injuries. Brian Hoke, 33, was arrested Sunday after he allegedly broke into the Scholl Canyon Landfill and tried to steal a Glendale Water & Power truck , which he planned to use to return home to Long Beach, police said.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | January 28, 2014
BURBANK - Challenged, but never overtaken, the surging Glendale High girls' water polo team continued its impressive push through the Pacific League by holding off Burroughs High, 9-7, on Tuesday afternoon. With the victory, the CIF Southern Section Division V ninth-ranked Nitros (11-2, 4-0) head into an undefeated showdown at four-time Pacific League champion Crescenta Valley, the third-ranked team, on Thursday afternoon. “We're going to give them our best. Crescenta Valley is a great team, but we're going to play our hardest,” said Nitros junior goalie Lara Thomas, who finished with six saves in two quarters of play.
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