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By Liana Aghajanian | December 6, 2012
During a casual conversation with lifelong friends last week, we somehow arrived on the topic of citizenship. Both of them were born right here in Los Angeles, and they knew I was not. What they hadn't known, and what I really hadn't thought about since I was a teenager, was that I became a citizen of the U.S. exactly 10 years ago. It was a quirky, albeit initially shocking revelation. Between sips of tea, we spoke about the long and arduous immigration process, from seeking asylum in the U.S. to being refugees, to becoming permanent residents and then, finally, receiving citizenship automatically through my parents because I was underage at the time.
NEWS
February 13, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- Strong roots and a balanced view: they're the qualities Larry Miller said set him apart from the pack. The City Council candidate has lived in Glendale for more than four decades, and he brings the perspective of that time to bear in his analysis of today's politics. He listed his affiliations like a parent pulling out a thick wad of photographs: small businesses, schools, the Chamber of Commerce, the library, and so on. "I can see things from all those perspectives, and I'm not really agendized to any one particular group."
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By KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN | May 24, 2008
I was thinking today about perspective. It began with my thoughts of what slander can do to another’s reputation. One may be innocent, someone tells a lie about them, and those who sinned by listening to gossip and believed the lie have a perspective on an innocent person that God knows is not true. Because God has the accurate perspective. Then I began thinking of a woman I sat with years ago. She had been molested as a teen by a professional — and her mother never helped her get restitution for this crime.
NEWS
January 15, 2002
John Gregg's gagging spin continues unabated, as quoted in the News-Press article, "$3 million going to Oakmont V purchase" (Jan. 1). He compares the potential lot sales price of $300,000 or more to the "purchase price" per lot of $14,000, based on 572 lots and the $8 million of allocated state funds. He then is quoted, "That kind of puts it in perspective." This is the kind of perspective that only the cerebrally challenged could possibly find valid.
NEWS
June 22, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman John McGlinn served as an officer for seven years in the U.S. Army and was an infantry lieutenant in Alaska before volunteering for the special forces. He became a Green Beret detachment commander and spent months in Estonia evaluating a noncommissioned officer's school. After years of telling people what to do and how best to do it, he's back on the bottom rung, as a rookie in the Glendale Fire Department. "It doesn't matter where you are in the food chain, you're always below someone," said McGlinn, who is about halfway through his probationary year.
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By KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN | February 17, 2007
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6). This popular proverb calls people to trust in God amid each and every one of life's circumstances. As I write this column, I am in New York at a conference for a rare disease called Hermansky Pudlak syndrome (a platelet dysfunction that can effect people with albinism). While I look around me at all the children and adults effected by this syndrome, my mind has countless thoughts and my heart experiences profuse emotions.
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By Joylene Wagner and By Joylene Wagner | January 10, 2014
When Glendale News-Press Editor Dan Evans introduced us new columnists to his staff and each other last August, he expressed a wish for some lively exchanges of perspective between Hoover High School teacher Brian Crosby and me. Today I'll grant my editor's wish. I do indeed have a different perspective than Crosby expressed in his Dec. 20 column, “Christmas, by name, should be cherished .” I'd call it a “Yes, but” response to his wish that school staff could feel freer to say “Merry Christmas” and could more openly refer to decorated firs as Christmas trees rather than holiday trees.
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NEWS
November 29, 2013
Thank you to the Glendale News-Press for covering President Obama's visit to DreamWorks this week. The film industry is definitely an important part of our local economy. What was missing from the story was the “neighborhood” perspective - how often do Glendale residents witness four military helicopters landing at Toll Middle School or a Presidential motorcade headed southbound on Concord Street? The logistics of landing aircraft on a school athletic field, and security and safety for the President were all-important.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 20, 2013
An alleged lack of promotion and diversity in supervisory positions within the Glendale Police Department signaled the “good old boys were alive and well in Glendale,” Lt. Tigran Topadzhikyan's attorney told jurors Tuesday as the trial in his federal discrimination lawsuit got underway . Topadzhikyan, who claims he was often passed over for promotion s because he is Armenian, was unfairly subjected to internal investigations despite...
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By Liana Aghajanian | December 6, 2012
During a casual conversation with lifelong friends last week, we somehow arrived on the topic of citizenship. Both of them were born right here in Los Angeles, and they knew I was not. What they hadn't known, and what I really hadn't thought about since I was a teenager, was that I became a citizen of the U.S. exactly 10 years ago. It was a quirky, albeit initially shocking revelation. Between sips of tea, we spoke about the long and arduous immigration process, from seeking asylum in the U.S. to being refugees, to becoming permanent residents and then, finally, receiving citizenship automatically through my parents because I was underage at the time.
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By Michael Teahan | February 25, 2012
The Adams Hill Homeowners Assn. was formed to fight rampant apartment development in South Glendale. The increase in population density and traffic congestion would have been devastating. Adams Hill saw itself as the dumping ground for policies generated by a City Council that had no clue what was going on there, rarely visited the area and, with only one brief exception in at least the last half century, had no members that lived there. There are things about a neighborhood you understand only by going to sleep there every night and waking the next morning to deal with traffic and parking.
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By Michael Teahan | January 28, 2012
We all know that the economic recovery for Glendale, like all of California, isn't progressing as quickly as we would like, and money is in short supply, but the proposal by Glendale Water & Power to adjust water rates is both timely and necessary. More importantly for the City Council's consideration, it's also remarkably fair. My first exposure to the aging water infrastructure came from Adams Hill residents whose homes were built on lots divided in the 1950s without direct access to water mains.
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By Michael Teahan | December 30, 2011
America is obsessed with lists and rolling over to a new year generates an endless number of them. I have never been very good at them, mostly because I don't have a brain that is wired to remember names and dates with any degree of accuracy. Counting how many years Jeanne and I have been married requires a rather complex calculation that seldom generates a warm and fuzzy response. It's a constant struggle. I can't recall what I had for lunch yesterday without looking at a receipt.
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By Michael Teahan | December 3, 2011
My little adopted girl has been home now for one year. This is the first Christmas in which she understands what presents are all about. She is a very determined and strong-willed young lady and isn't afraid to tell you what's on her mind. This year, she is going for gold. She wants an iPad. She's 4. When we started talking about Christmas wish lists before Thanksgiving, her brother hadn't really thought much about it - I think he believes he's already got it pretty good.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | November 6, 2011
At the halfway point of the 2011 season, very little has gone according to plan for the locally-connected athletes and coaches on the NFL landscape. That's not to say all has gone wrong for head coaches Andy Reid and Hue Jackson and players Ramses Barden and Eben Britton, but more so it speaks to the volatile nature of the week-to-week gauntlet that is professional football and how best laid plans can quickly be scattered in the wind by injuries, unforeseen circumstances and the overall parity of a league in which a game can go either way on any given Sunday.
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By Michael Teahan | October 9, 2011
There is a compelling theory of memory that if you want to remember something for a while, you must be reminded of it right about the time your mind is about to forget it. Considering this nation's news cycles and short attention span, now is about the time we may be forgetting that we very likely executed a man for a crime he didn't commit in Georgia and came just days away from executing Duane Buck in Texas because he is African American....
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