August 8, 2008
The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce will receive a 75% discount on police services for Oktoberfest this year, but this will be the last time, the Glendale City Council decided Tuesday. The annual event, scheduled for Oct. 4 this year in Montrose Village, has received the discount since 1981. Under a newly adopted city policy, the event would qualify for a 25% reduction. Fees involved are $14,900. With the discount, the chamber pays $3,608. According to chamber vice president Jane Kane, the event would lose money if the full fee or 25% discount were applied.
August 7, 2008
The City Council on Tuesday night selected Chang Y. Lee to serve on the city’s Planning Commission and reappointed Vrej Mardian to the Glendale Historic Preservation Committee. WHAT IT MEANS The terms for Lee and Mardian are three years. The council agreed to co-sponsor the 10th annual Armenian Independence Day Festival in Verdugo Park. The festival is run by the Nor Serount Cultural Association, which aims to educate Armenian youth about their culture and seeks to bridge the cultural divide between Armenians and non-Armenians.