November 11, 2010
Now that the midterm elections are behind us, I want to thank my constituents for the continued opportunity to serve. I first ran for office because I wanted to ensure that the country we pass on to our children is even better and stronger than the one we inherited. As the father of two young children, it is still what motivates me. But that intergenerational compact is at risk. I understand how deeply people are hurting in this poor economy, as well as how many others are worried about our country's future.
August 2, 2004
Regarding all the news about the campaign for the United States to recognize the 89-year-old Armenian Genocide, it isn't going to happen. The realistic fact is that Turkey is a most important and valuable ally of the U.S. in the troubled Middle East since the formation of NATO, and furnishes us with vital military assistance in that part of the world. The U.S. maintains a major air base in Turkey, a factor in the 1990s war in former Yugoslavia, as well as in our military action in Afghanistan and Iraq.
November 9, 2006
GLENDALE — Burbank Unified School District Board member Paul Krekorian won termed-out Majority Leader Dario Frommer's 43rd State Assembly District seat Tuesday night, with 62.9% of the vote. At his victory party at the Minx restaurant in Glendale Tuesday night, Krekorian expressed his objective of representing the interests of all facets of the district. "This is a district with great diversity in every respect — ethnically, in terms of income, geographically and so on — but I think that the people of this district have common interests," he said.
February 27, 2002
If it wasn't so laughably absurd, one might actually wheeze up a chuckle at the Greggs' protestations that they really care for the environment and the best interests of the citizenry. Unfortunately, their definition of environmental preservation most likely features a 12-point buck deer head mounted over their fireplace, and our best interests a funnel into their already bulging bank accounts. The Gregg Company is merely a microcosm of Enron. A powerful manipulator of public policy that dwells on short-term greed at the expense of a responsible vision toward the future, regardless of the human and environmental toll.
March 21, 2006
City should support Alex upgrade Absolutely the city should allocate the funds for improving the sound system at the Alex Theatre. In the Alex, we have a treasure that other cities would give their eye teeth to have. Let's invest what is necessary to keep it an attractive and competitive venue in our city. HERBERT R MILLER Glendale Letter in defense of Starr misses point In his March 16 letter ("Starr vote was in best interests of event," mailbag), Gary Cornell misses the point.
July 28, 2006
Degnan Inducted to Phi Beta Kappa The University of California at Santa Barbara has inducted La Crescenta resident Natalie Susan Degnan as one of 135 seniors to the California Lambda Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honorary society in the country. Its purpose is to honor high achievement in the liberal arts and sciences and to recognize and encourage scholarship, friendship and cultural interests. Pascual Receives MBA in Wisconsin Emmanuel Hernandez Pascual, a Glendale resident, received his master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on May 13.
October 11, 2001
I am not sure how the News-Press identifies who or what may be the 103 most significant people/events for Glendale. However, having read the article, it became apparent that little if any research was done. The top 103 included people who have little if any impact on Glendale, or who have not been around or done anything significant for months, e.g., the staff of Joel Wachs, La Canada City Council, fences, etc. You completely ignored many significant people such as Michael Antonovich, the Mayor of Los Angeles County (Board of Supervisors)
January 18, 2011
June W. Dougherty, long time La Cañada Flintridge resident died Thursday, January 6 of natural causes. She was 90. Born August 5, 1920 in Los Angeles, June’s family moved to Arcadia in 1932 where she attended Monrovia Arcadia Duarte High School. In 1942 she received a BA in Home Economics from UCLA and in that same year married James Dougherty. Together they raised three children. In 1956 the family moved to La Cañada Flintridge. June had many interests including politics, art, weaving and history and was active in Pasadena’s League of Women Voters, Descanso Gardens and the Lanterman House.
June 7, 2000
Why does Adam Schiff refuse to talk about issues important to people, like affordable health care? Does he have nothing to say? Maybe he is too nervous about people realizing that his campaign is in the pocket of special interest lawyers. It seems obvious from what I have seen so far that Schiff would rather litigate not medicate. Doesn't Schiff get it? It takes more to have a position on health care than showing up and kissing babies, he actually has to answer questions on this important issue.