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March 3, 2004
Robert Chacon Most voters were favoring Measures B and P, the $32-million schools funding package that will keep the La Canada Unified School District from making drastic cuts in personnel and programs. With half of the absentee ballots reported as of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, 60% of voters were in favor of the $25-million schools bond and the $400-per-parcel tax over three years. The bond required 55% of the vote for passage, while the parcel tax required two-thirds.
NEWS
November 25, 2003
Robert Chacon By voting to place two district funding measures on the March ballot, the La Canada Unified School District board took an unprecedented step toward ensuring programs and campus maintenance projects remain funded despite the state budget crisis. The passage of those measures, however, is largely out of the school district's hands. Whether they pass has much to do with a campaign committee made up of volunteers who will wage a campaign in favor of a three-year, $7.2-million parcel tax -- which would help pay for curriculum and teachers -- and a $25-million bond, which would fund campus maintenance projects.
NEWS
August 2, 2004
Poorly planned project will affect residents The Glendale Chamber of Commerce and the Glendale Real Estate Assn. have both endorsed the Sept. 14 special election measures A, B and C; however, I question how many of these folks are residents of the city. Because of the lost revenue due to the $77-million giveaway and the loss of existing business due to the poorly drafted business plan, it is the Glendale residents who would be saddled with the burden of picking up the financial slack.
NEWS
September 11, 2004
A suspicious mailer touting a suspicious supporter Just received another letter in the mail today from an outfit that calls itself "Save Prop. 13" signed by "Hon. James V Lacy, Chairman Save Prop. 13 Committee," neither of whom I've ever heard about or from other than their support of measures A, B and C. It's all very clear when I get to the bottom of the letter, where it is printed, "Paid for by Glendale Neighbors Supporting Our New Town Center, a coalition with major funding by Caruso Affiliated Holdings, LLC -- Yes on Measures A, B and C."
NEWS
November 5, 2008
Zarian to discuss election outcomes Civil Service Commissioner and local attorney Albert Abkarian is scheduled to appear live Thursday on ?The Larry Zarian Show? to discuss the outcomes of the Nov. 4 election. In addition to the historic presidential race, Zarian will take calls from the public on their thoughts on why certain ballot measures failed, and others succeeded. Zarian will be taking calls from the public to discuss the impacts of the measures and to reflect on the historic presidential race.
NEWS
September 14, 2004
Please note that the Northwest Glendale Homeowners Assn. has not taken an official stance on [today's] vote on measures A, B and C. While various past and present members of our Board of Directors are actively participating in campaigns for or against the measures as individuals, the association itself has not taken any official position. We do not take positions on significant issues without first polling our members, which we have not done in this instance.
NEWS
September 9, 2004
How much does city stand to lose if measures fail? I watched the "Larry Zarian Show" on Channel 26 the other night. It featured a lively discussion on the Town Center project, which Glendale citizens may approve or disapprove in a vote scheduled for Sept. 14. Arthur Sohikian served as spokesman for those opposing the project, while Rick Caruso defended his proposed development. I heard much about what might happen if the "yes" votes prevailed, with Caruso explaining what he considered the benefits, and Sohikian the drawbacks.
NEWS
December 13, 2013
Glendale voters have not approved a new tax since 2009. In April of this year they were skittish about other items they were asked to consider and turned down three ballot measures that would have determined how the city would issue bonds, how it would account for an annual transfer of millions of funds from Glendale Water & Power and even how it would hire a city treasurer. Mindful of local voters' reluctance to support measures at the polls, and in need of raising some more cold, hard cash to maintain various services during a time in history when state and federal monies continue to evaporate, the majority of the City Council would like to tag on one or more tax measures to the special June election being held to fill the expiring council seat currently held by Frank Quintero.
NEWS
September 13, 2004
Mayor Bob Yousefian seems to think that just because he was handed the title of Mayor of the city of Glendale, he has carte blanche to become the "Little Emperor" of City Hall. He seems to think that because he is mayor he has the right to push his views and agenda on everyone within this city. I have never heard to many ridiculous comments come from this man on so many different topics during the course of his tenure. I am a supporter of the Americana at Brand and the "Yes on Measures A, B and C" campaign.
NEWS
June 21, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum In a three-month campaign season sure to swamp voters with direct-mail campaign material before the election on the Americana at Brand, one piece of mail is sure to stand out. That's the one that comes from the city. The city clerk is accepting ballot statements for three zoning-related measures that will determine the fate of the $264.2-million retail and residential project. One statement for and one against each measure, along with an impartial analysis written by the city attorney, will appear in the official sample ballot sent by the city to every voter.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 27, 2014
Come June, Glendale residents will be voting for a new council member to replace an appointed one and following a City Council decision this week, they will also be voting on whether to get rid of the city rules that required the early election in the first place. The current rules for how to fill a seat on the dais after a council member leaves office before the end of their four-year term are costly, confusing, cause voter fatigue, and need to be changed, council members said at a City Hall meeting Tuesday.
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NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 29, 2014
A special election to replace outgoing Councilman Frank Quintero is set to take place on June 3 and be consolidated with a statewide primary election following a unanimous City Council vote this week. On the ballot may also be a tax measure proposed by the city and a possible amendment to city rules regulating the replacement of an empty council position midterm. Candidates for the single open council seat can pull papers to get on the ballot starting Feb. 10. They can begin fundraising right away, but must file a form with the secretary of state once they collect more than $1,000.
COMMUNITY
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | January 15, 2014
Children as young as 5 years old embarked on a scavenger hunt this week at the Montrose Library where they were given the task of measuring a dozen items - including themselves. Children's librarian Erin Straley said the library hosts a scavenger hunt every quarter and that this month's activity helped to reinforce what children learn in school. They measured bookcases and a computer screen as well as recorded the diameter of a round table and the circumference of a globe, among other challenges.
NEWS
December 13, 2013
Glendale voters have not approved a new tax since 2009. In April of this year they were skittish about other items they were asked to consider and turned down three ballot measures that would have determined how the city would issue bonds, how it would account for an annual transfer of millions of funds from Glendale Water & Power and even how it would hire a city treasurer. Mindful of local voters' reluctance to support measures at the polls, and in need of raising some more cold, hard cash to maintain various services during a time in history when state and federal monies continue to evaporate, the majority of the City Council would like to tag on one or more tax measures to the special June election being held to fill the expiring council seat currently held by Frank Quintero.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 20, 2013
Glendale officials want to float a new tax on an upcoming ballot, but first they plan to ask a public outreach consultant to gauge residents' support on the possible measure. On Tuesday, the City Council approved with a 3-2 vote to move forward with the hiring process for a consultant, which is anticipated to cost around $87,000. POLL: Should Glendale add a tax measure to the June 2014 ballot? Councilmen Frank Quintero and Zareh Sinanyan said they couldn't support even opening the door to a new tax because electricity rate increases approved in August will ratchet up rates for residential customers by a compounded 29% over the next five years.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 1, 2013
A Glendale resident called on the City Council this week to adopt a proclamation against all hate speech, hate crimes and bullying in the city in response to the silence that's followed Councilman Zareh Sinanyan's apology for writing threatening and vulgar comments on YouTube before he was elected. Grey James, who has lived in Glendale for 10 years, said although Sinanyan apologized for the comments after being elected , there has been little discussion since about the issue.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 10, 2013
The Glendale Unified school district is gearing up to spend about $760,000 on computers for more than 650 educators in the last phase of a major initiative to equip teachers with laptops using funds from the $270-million Measure S bond that voters passed in 2011 . About 700 teachers have received new Mac and PC laptops since 2012, when the school district began rolling them out to teachers. As of mid-September, teachers had requested more than 660 laptops at Hoover High School, Edison Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Verdugo Woodlands Elementary.
NEWS
September 16, 2013
Mike Gatto is a clever fellow. But like a lot of smart guys, he's sometimes too clever for his own good. A case in point came a week ago when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation denounced the assemblyman as "a pornographer's best friend" for blocking consideration of a bill that would require the use of condoms in all adult film production in California, a requirement approved by Los Angeles County voters last year. The group's president, Michael Weinstein, accused Gatto during a teleconference of "single-handedly" putting the measure on hold and refusing to let it come to a vote even when his stated concerns about its constitutionality were answered by a federal court judge in late August.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | September 13, 2013
LA CA√ĎADA - For the past 10 months, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team waited. After seeing their season end last year with a heartbreaking CIF Southern Section Division I-A first-round playoff loss to Valencia Valencia, the Tologs were eager to see how they could channel their maturation on the court Thursday with a rematch against the Vikings. Flintridge Sacred Heart made its case, as Sophia Coffey finished with 30 assists to help spur the host Tologs to a 25-17, 25-16, 25-15 nonleague win. "Since the summer, we've talked about being able to play Valencia again," said Flintridge Sacred Heart second-year Coach Ernest Banaag, whose team suffered a 10-25, 25-12, 5-25, 25-18, 15-12 postseason loss on the road to the Vikings.
NEWS
June 18, 2013
This story has been updated. See details below. A bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to invest in a citrus-saving research initiative is headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee. AB 571, which would appropriate $5 million for research and prevention of Huanglongbing, a citrus-destroying disease, passed the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday with a 3-0 vote. If approved by the Appropriations Committee, the bill will go to the Senate floor for a final vote.
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