May 9, 2013
A small notice in a 1916 edition of the Glendale Evening News informed readers, "Emil Kiefer, an employee at the White Store, is now working for Pulliam Undertaking Co. He intends to make this his life's work. He is a young man of great energy. He came here from Minnesota two years ago and has made many friends. " But shortly after this notice ran, Kiefer said good bye to his many friends - including a young lady we'll meet later in the story - and left town. He was in the first group of volunteers who responded to the call to fight in the Great War, as World War I was known in those days.
January 2, 2013
Like letter-writers Chris Davis and Robert Morrison, we want to express our dismay at the recent developments regarding the Glendale News-Press. Relocation of the newspaper facilities, as well as the reduction of daily print editions, does not bode well for the newspaper or our community. My husband and I agree with Davis and Morrison, especially about the value provided by the Glendale News-Press. We realize economics comes into play with print editions. However, we would note that the Glendale News-Press is one of the main reasons we continue our subscription to the Los Angeles Times.
December 11, 2012
I'm sure longtime readers of the Glendale News-Press have noticed the continual shrinking of this physical newspaper as well as the shrinkage in the amount of coverage of our community inside its pages. The physical offices of the News-Press in Glendale have been vacated and the editorial staff moved downtown. For those who believe that the physical presence of this newspaper matters in our community, I would urge you to write the management of the Los Angeles Times, the parent company of the News-Press and its sister publications in neighboring communities.
July 13, 2012
I take issue with two statements in the July 7 editorial on electric revenue transfers. First is the statement that the utility “was set up to support the city as a whole.” Originally known as PSD (Public Service Department), it existed to provide water and power to ratepayers. News-Press articles I've seen from 1940 and 1941 reported PRD was yearly accumulating growing surpluses but due to “charter restrictions against the use of PSD revenues for general government,” that surplus could not be transferred to the general fund.
November 16, 2012
I am grateful for the News-Press letters to the editor, both that the paper provides it and that many people write in. From time to time one hears that newspapers might be on the decline, because of the Internet first and foremost. Yet the News-Press' Mailbag section is robust enough that it makes me think newspapers are still vital. What do you think, editor Dan Evans? Greg Dahlen Glendale Editor's reply: Thanks for the note, and for writing. Though newspapers do have their challenges, the News-Press is in a better position than most because of our unique connection to our community, and the letters page does reflect that.
October 31, 2012
We're pleased to announce the unveiling of an app for the Glendale News-Press for the iPhone , iPad and Android -powered devices. The app is in response to our readers, who have long asked for it, and our own internal need to grow with the digital times. » iPhone » iPad » Android The app is simple, easy to use, and provides quick access to our news and sports articles, as well as to selected columnists and letter-writers. Please let us know what you think, about any issues, and anything you'd like to see included in our next version.
March 22, 2013
Though it can be a job that is not well-understood by the general public, the position of city clerk is a vital one, particularly when it comes to ensuring open and fair elections. For that reason, we endorse the reelection of City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian , who has greatly improved the voting experience for Glendale's citizens. In particular, we point to the outreach Kassakhian's office has done with the Claremont McKenna Rose Institute, and the laudatory words of fellow Douglas Johnson, who said Glendale is on the “leading edge of looking for ways to improve the [elections]
August 14, 2002
INDEX Almanac, A6 Around Town, A8 Classifieds, B1-6 Community Forum A2 La Crescenta/ La Canada Flintridge, A7 Obituary, A8 Police Report, A8 Sports, A10-11 WEATHER Mostly sunny with highs near 90. NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR TOP 103 The News-Press is seeking nominations for its annual Top 103 list of the most influential people in Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose ...