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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.
April 18, 2014
Claudette is a 2-month-old, brown tabby kitten. She is an active girl who loves to play chase with other kittens. She loves wet food, fishing-pole toys and Ping-Pong balls. Claudette's adoption fee is $70, which includes her spay surgery, a microchip, the first set of vaccinations, as well as a free follow-up health check at a participating vet. New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information on how to care for your pet. Ask an adoptions counselor for more information during your visit.
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 31, 2013
It did not surprise us when there was a bit of an outcry, primarily from teens, over this week's revelation that the Glendale Unified school board has approved a $40,500 contract with a firm that monitors students' public posts on social media networks. We understand that there is a Big Brother feel to having an outside agency scrutinizing anyone's comments for any reason, noble or not. We do think the complaints are slightly overwrought, inasmuch as Twitter, for one, is a very public platform.
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 ...
May 3, 2014
We learned this week from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) that the beautiful rug created in 1920 by orphans of the Armenian Genocide and gifted to the United States five years later , might actually be placed on public display - as soon as this fall. Such news is certainly welcome, but we'll believe it only when we (finally) see it. After all, it took years of community pressure, a joint letter from members of Congress, another letter from Armenian leaders and a website petition to apparently convince the White House, which has not displayed the rug since 1995, that it would be a good idea to make it accessible to everyone to admire it for its artistic qualities and reflect upon the tragedy from which it was born.
May 2, 2014
Aggie is a 10-year-old white-and-brown Boxer/German shepherd mix. She's very friendly and enjoys attention. She does have arthritis so a calm home would be great for her. Her normal adoption fee is $125; however, she does qualify for our “Seniors for Seniors” program in which her adoption fee is waived for adopters 60 years old and older. Aggie's adoption fee includes her spay surgery, a microchip, the first set of vaccinations, as well as a free follow-up health check at a participating vet. New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information on how to care for your pet. Ask an adoptions counselor for more information during your visit.
April 19, 2014
Less than two weeks ago, locals who felt betrayed by the actions of John Drayman, the disgraced former Glendale councilman convicted of embezzlement, were able to take a small amount of satisfaction when a judge labeled him a crook and sentenced him to a year in jail . After all, Drayman had pleaded guilty to perjury, filing false tax returns and to the most egregious of the charges against him, the theft of at least $304,000 from the Montrose Shopping...
By Joyce Rudolph | April 15, 2014
News-Press columnist Ruth Sowby , of Glendale, and Richard Matheson Rands Jr., of La Crescenta, have announced their engagement and will be joined in matrimony during a spring wedding. They will honeymoon in Cedar City, Utah. Sowby is an English professor at Glendale Community College in addition to providing coverage of social events in her News-Press column. Rands is an electrical engineer at Datalogic in Pasadena. They met on a Mormon Internet dating service. They had been at the same church singles' party, but never met there.
April 12, 2014
Less than 24 hours after Glendale's newly appointed Mayor Zareh Sinanyan commented on the need to increase safety in the city for pedestrians and bicyclists , Antranik Melkonian, 86, died Wednesday morning after he tried to illegally cross five lanes of traffic on busy North Glendale Avenue . He didn't make it to the other side of the street before he was hit by a passing motorist. The timing of his loss, coming so close on the heels of Sinanyan's remarks after accepting the gavel as our city's mayor, was a tragic irony.
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