March 16, 2007
GLENDALE — After six months of negotiating, Glendale Unified School District officials called for an impasse Tuesday at the contract negotiation meeting between the district and the Glendale Teachers Assn. The move will bring in a state-designated third party to help mediate in the ongoing contract negotiations, said Eva Rae Lueck, chief business and financial officer for the district. In their 10th meeting since negotiations began in October, held Tuesday, representatives from the school district and the teachers' union had still not come to an agreement on teachers' contracts for the 2006-07 school year.
October 14, 2004
Robert Chacon Tensions are rising in negotiations between the La Canada Unified School District and its teachers. More than one month into the new school year, teachers for the La Canada Unified School District are working without a new contract. District officials and teacher representatives have been meeting since March to try to hammer out a deal for the district's roughly 200 teachers, but have been unable to agree on terms for health benefits and a pay raise.
November 4, 2003
Darleene Barrientos After reaching a decision on one count but declaring itself split on several others, the jury deliberating the fate of two men accused of killing a Hoover High School student were sent back to the jury room Monday to continue working toward a verdict. Jurors pondering the case of 21-year-old Karen Terteryan and 18-year-old Rafael Gevorgyan said they were confused by the wording of the law in several of the counts against the two defendants.
July 25, 2003
Ryan Carter State Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) will be in Sacramento on Sunday for an evening vote that could be the first step in ending the state's budget stalemate. Senate leaders announced Thursday that they have come to a compromise on a state budget package and will present it Sunday night in the Senate for a vote. The $100-billion plan does not greatly alter education cuts proposed in Gov. Gray Davis' revised budget. The plan also relies on a swap that includes using a half-cent sales tax to pay off a $10.7-billion deficit that carried over from last year, making the state deficit more than $30 billion by the end of this fiscal year.
August 30, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman A local nonprofit is feeling the effects of a state budget impasse and could face cutbacks or closure if its funding isn't reinstated by the end of September. The state Assembly has asked a committee to consider an emergency spending bill that would keep all aspects of state government funded until a budget is passed, but Gov. Gray Davis has indicated he's not in support of the stopgap measure. It's a matter of grave concern for CITY Community Services, 1030 Foothill Blvd.
February 23, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE - Hoping to bring an end to months of sluggish contract negotiations with the Glendale Teachers Assn., the Glendale Unified School District declared an impasse Tuesday afternoon and requested the assistance of a state mediator. The big bump in the road to settlement this time around has been the issue of whether the association should get to charge dues to nonmember teachers. While the Glendale Board of Education has long held the view that district teachers should not be forced to pay dues, the association has for years been trying to collect fees from everyone it represents.