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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | June 17, 2011
City officials next week will introduce a budget that would slash millions in city services and leave several employees with pink slips. City Council members have indicated support for roughly $4 million in service cuts — ranging from the elimination of all programming at Deukmejian Wilderness Park to police-sponsored athletics programs for at-risk youth — as they try to fill a projected $18-million budget gap. With revenues remaining stagnant...
NEWS
January 21, 2013
Layoffs are looming at Glendale Memorial Hospital as officials at the 334-bed facility have decided to lay off an undetermined number of employees, according to a statement released by the hospital on Monday. Hospital spokeswoman Angela Giacobbe said  the decision to lay off employees is in the preliminary stages, so it's not yet known how many workers will be impacted, what positions will be eliminated or when the layoffs will take effect. Both union and non-union employees will be laid off, according to the statement, and hospital representatives will be working with employees to see if they can find other positions with Dignity Health, the not-for-profit corporation that owns 40 hospitals including Glendale Memorial.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 25, 2012
The far-reaching impact of the state's decision to dissolve local redevelopment agencies could end up walloping Glendale, inflating the city's budget deficit to $15 million and forcing widespread layoffs. In a two-page letter sent to city staff this week, City Manager Scott Ochoa mapped out the dire situation that includes the probability of layoffs in June before the start of the next fiscal year. About half of the budget shortfall comes from the loss of redevelopment - a steady stream of incrementally higher property taxes that helped bring in the Americana at Brand and affordable housing.
THE818NOW
March 6, 2012
He has only been on the job for two months, but Yahoo's new chief executive, Scott Thompson, is already preparing a bold attempt to turn around the struggling Internet company. Thompson is weighing a significant restructuring of Yahoo that could include thousands of layoffs, according to technology blog All Things D . The moves, the first major ones from the former PayPal president, could be announced as early as this month, Kara Swisher reported, citing anonymous sources.
NEWS
January 31, 2013
Nurses, technicians and other employees gathered outside Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday morning to protest planned layoffs. The hospital last week announced plans to layoff an undetermined number of employees, citing an increase in the number of uninsured patients caused by the lengthy economic recession and cuts in government insurance programs. The 334-bed hospital also reported seeing fewer patients in recent months. One of the city's other major hospitals, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, laid off 21 workers  two months ago in response to federal healthcare payment reform and other industry shifts.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | January 22, 2013
Glendale Memorial Hospital this week announced plans to undergo a round of staff reductions, roughly two months after the city's other major hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, laid off 21 workers in response to federal healthcare payment reform and other industry shifts. Glendale Memorial on Monday pointed to an increase in the number of uninsured patients caused by the lengthy economic recession and cuts in government insurance programs in announcing its own workforce reduction.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 17, 2012
Two Glendale Water & Power employees who received notices in the latest round of layoffs last week blamed city officials on Tuesday for making bad decisions when it came to the suffering utility. And one said he was targeted for being outspoken about his complaints. Speaking to the Glendale City Council on Tuesday, James Griggs, a station electrician at Grayson Power Plant who has spoken at council meetings in the past about the state of Glendale Water & Power, also said the layoffs would ultimately hurt the utility.
NEWS
September 7, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- A local digital entertainment company will keep only a handful of its 80 workers after announcing layoffs that will start by week's end, officials said. "We will retain a small staff to support our creative endeavors," DreamWorks SKG spokeswoman Vivian Mayer said of POP.com, which was started less than a year ago. The site, whose content was to be a mix of live action and animation produced exclusively for the Internet, was backed by DreamWorks founder Steven Spielberg and Imagine Entertainment head Ron Howard.
NEWS
November 20, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Layoffs and a staff reorganization are ways The Alex Regional Theatre Board is dealing with the economic downturn. Three of The Alex Theatre's 22 staff members have been laid off, and a fourth will be eliminated at the end of December, according to a statement released Monday. "It is a difficult decision to lay off personnel at any time," Max Howard, chairman of the theater's board, said in the statement. "We are aware that arts organizations across the country are struggling and in some cases facing the prospect of closing," the statement continued.
NEWS
May 27, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Classified employee union president Nancy Lopez understands that Glendale Community College needs to cut its budget, but she doesn't think her employees should bear the burden of that reduction. Lopez will plead with the college Board of Trustees today not to lay off 26 full- and part-time classified employees and one manager. The board will meet at 5 p.m. in Kreider Hall at the college, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. The meeting is open to the public.
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NEWS
January 29, 2014
Welcome to the roundup, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Here are some of the top headlines in the region: NBCUniversal is laying off more than 160 employees from its Burbank facility , a direct result of the show's pending move to New York City with Jimmy Fallon as the new host , according to a company spokesperson. Glendale police have recovered surveillance video of a pedestrian-involved crash on Monday that shows an 86-year-old Glendale man was inside a crosswalk on Western Avenue moments before he was struck by a vehicle.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | May 30, 2013
Glendale officials plan to close a $1.2 million budget gap for next fiscal year without reducing staff or using money put aside for police vacancies. Compared to budget gaps of $15.4 million and $18 million, respectively, over the past two years, the much smaller figure this time around is a sign that Glendale's fiscal future is improving after taking a beating during the protracted recession and the loss of redevelopment, City Manager Scott Ochoa said at a budget study session this week.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 7, 2013
Glendale has prevailed in federal court after a jury found the city's decision to lay off two former parks officials was due to budget pressures, not, as alleged in a lawsuit, because the pair had complained about their boss. Russell Hauck and Eric Grossman alleged in their lawsuit that their jobs were cut after they complained about Dave Ahern - former assistant director of the Community Services & Parks Department - using a city truck and workers to haul rocks to his home. Ahern and then parks director George Chapjian were also listed as defendants in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 30, 2013
Taking the stand in federal court on Tuesday, a former Glendale parks manager called one of two ex-city workers who is suing for alleged wrongful termination a "jerk" and "one of the worst employees" he's worked with. Dave Ahern, former assistant Community Services & Parks Department director, testified in a U.S. District courtroom in downtown Los Angeles that Russell Hauck was "harmful" to other employees and the community. Hauck and former park naturalist Eric Grossman are suing Ahern, former Parks & Recreation Director George Chapjian and the city of Glendale for allegedly being laid off in 2011 after they raised concerns about Ahern's misuse of city resources.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 8, 2013
Sixty-one Glendale Unified teachers have accepted the district's early retirement plan, a figure that could prevent teacher layoffs later this year, officials said. District officials had hoped at least 75 teachers would take the offer, but just 61 certificated employees accepted it by the Feb. 1 deadline. Glendale Unified officials had previously said that 75 to 125 employees could be let go in an effort to save about $6 million. But with 14 teachers short of the initial goal, plans to lay off teachers remain uncertain.
NEWS
January 31, 2013
More than 100 nurses and support staff picketed outside Glendale Memorial Hospital on Thursday to oppose planned layoffs that they argued would negatively impact patient care at the 334-bed facility. The planned layoffs were announced last week, but hospital officials declined to say how many or which positions would be affected. But on Thursday, Desi Murray, spokesman for the California Nurses Assn., said the hospital had informed the union that on Feb. 15 it would be laying off 41 nursing support staff, which include licensed vocational nurses, nurses aides, monitor technicians and custodial staff.
NEWS
January 31, 2013
Nurses, technicians and other employees gathered outside Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday morning to protest planned layoffs. The hospital last week announced plans to layoff an undetermined number of employees, citing an increase in the number of uninsured patients caused by the lengthy economic recession and cuts in government insurance programs. The 334-bed hospital also reported seeing fewer patients in recent months. One of the city's other major hospitals, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, laid off 21 workers  two months ago in response to federal healthcare payment reform and other industry shifts.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | January 30, 2013
GLENDALE - Having not played a match in 15 days, the Flintridge Prep girls' soccer team took on Westridge on Tuesday and hoped to shake off any cobwebs that might have lingered from the extended time off. The Rebels also had to take the field without standout defender Abby Letts, who was serving a one-game suspension after getting double yellow cards in the team's Prep League contest Jan. 14 against Pasadena Poly. Any notion of Flintridge Prep suffering from rust was dispelled in the first few minutes, as the team scored an early goal.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | January 22, 2013
Glendale Memorial Hospital this week announced plans to undergo a round of staff reductions, roughly two months after the city's other major hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, laid off 21 workers in response to federal healthcare payment reform and other industry shifts. Glendale Memorial on Monday pointed to an increase in the number of uninsured patients caused by the lengthy economic recession and cuts in government insurance programs in announcing its own workforce reduction.
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