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By Max Zimbert | May 27, 2010
NORTH GLENDALE — More than 50 Glendale Unified teachers and community members took part in a candlelight vigil outside school board President Greg Krikorian's home Wednesday evening to protest dozens of possible layoffs. The demonstration was the latest salvo in a union campaign to pressure school board members to withdraw all 77 teacher pink slips before the final layoff process begins this summer. It also brought the politics of the district's cost-cutting efforts to Krikorian's doorstep, a move that caused some dissension within the ranks of the Glendale Teachers Assn.
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November 10, 2011
An activist who helped expand the Occupy Wall Street movement to Los Angeles is setting his sights on new territory: Pasadena's iconic Rose Parade. “Everything is not coming up roses,” said Peter Thottam, an Occupy L.A. organizer who has launched OccupytheRoseParade.org to call for an economic justice rally at the Jan. 2, 2012, celebration. The Rose Parade is expected to draw nearly a million spectators to Pasadena streets as well as tens of millions of TV viewers around the world.
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September 11, 2012
Before the local water district draws the mistaken conclusion that residents support the soon to be enacted 16.6% sewer rate hike because only 15 letters of protest were submitted, let's look at some of the reasons for the seemingly scant opposition. About a month ago the agency sent its customers a Public Notice of Proposed Increase in Wastewater Rates advising us that opponents “...may file a written protest of the proposed rate changes by sending a letter to CVWD.” We were also told that “A valid protest letter must include your name, your CVWD service address, a statement of protest and an original signature.” Sounds pretty straightforward right, so what's the problem?
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August 27, 2012
Approximately 500 people took part in a protest, organized by Occupy the RNC, in Tampa Monday afternoon. Heavy rains and concerns about Tropical Storm Isaac reduced the number of people who took part. But one who did was a man from Baltimore, Maryland, dressed in an elephant costume, who only identified himself as "Vermin Supreme," in a generalized protest against the Republican Party.  "Do you have a donkey one?" someone asked from the crowd.  The man simply shook his head.  -- Dan Evans, Times Community News E-mail: dan.evans@latimes.com Twitter: @EditorDanEvans
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | August 30, 2011
Cars honked Tuesday night as a handful of people stood near City Hall protesting Glendale's circus elephant-themed float for the Tournament of Roses Parade. The protest, organized by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal's Los Angeles chapter, comes after Glendale City Council members received emails from across the country from people concerned about the float, which features a circus elephant as part of a carriage. The council approved the float last week, but construction had already begun after the design was green-lighted by the Glendale Rose Float Assn.
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By Katherine Yamada | March 14, 2013
The time was 7 a.m. The year was 1994. It was a Thursday morning and many who lived on Marion Drive on Adams Hill were still in their bathrobes. Suddenly the early morning quiet was shattered as a truck roared onto the street. The residents knew why the truck and its crew were there: to take out, despite protests from residents, the old lampposts that had been installed when the area was developed. “The city planned to remove them as part of its street-widening project on Marion Drive,” resident Rebecca Rees explained in a recent interview.
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July 10, 2013
A metal sculpture commemorating the “comfort women” used as sex slaves by Japanese troops during World War II stirred a transoceanic uproar among Japanese nationalists but the protest failed to block the project. City officials in Glendale, north of Los Angeles, on Tuesday voted in favor of allowing the sculpture's installation at the South Korean section of a Sister Cities display at Glendale's Central Park . The mayor and City Council had been bombarded in recent weeks with form-letter emails protesting the monument as a divisive reminder of a bitter chapter in Korean-Japanese relations.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 2, 2013
Jim Davidson, 92, broke into tears Wednesday afternoon as roughly 100 protesters marched around him in an attempt to save his home, a senior-care facility in La Crescenta, from closure.  “We all expected to live there until we died. We didn't want to move,” Davidson said, sitting on his walker next to four others also facing eviction from Twelve Oaks Lodge.  PHOTOS: Protest against be.group's closing of Twelve Oaks Lodge The closure, which is set for Nov. 1, will displace 50 seniors.
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August 27, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- Two self-described homeless men from California said they took part in Monday's protests against the Republican National Convention to showcase what they said was the GOP's thirst for war and insensitivity to the needy. One of the men, Stephen Sweet - who also brought his two dogs, Friendly and Bourgeoisie, along for the drive - said he made the trek out of a sense of "civic responsibility. " "There's a real surge in interest by people these days; it's almost a renaissance," he said.
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February 24, 2012
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Teamsters Local 399 will stage a large rally outside the Burbank headquarters of Original Productions on Monday morning in support of crew members from the TV series "1000 Ways to Die. " "This is about healthcare, this is about safety and dignity in the workplace, and it's part of the IA's ongoing campaign to support workers in the all genres of TV," said Mike Miller, director of...
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By Lynne Heffley | March 7, 2014
In "Stand-Off at HWY #37," Vickie Ramirez's deeply felt new play presented by Native Voices at the Autry National Center, a protest against a highway slated to cut across sovereign Indian land sparks issues of identity, cultural tradition, difficult historic truths and present-day hardball politics. Bulldozers are scheduled to arrive for the construction of a public highway on land reclaimed from a Haudenosaunnee (Iroquois) reservation in upstate New York by the United States government, reportedly due to the recent unearthing of an obscure historical document, but widely assumed to be the result of yet another broken treaty.
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February 23, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Sunday Feb. 23, 2014. Here's our roundup of the top headlines in the area: The very unusual English Tudor/French Normany home of Marco Zappia, the late Emmy Award-winning film editor who helped shape scores of television shows, has come on the market in Burbank at $2.199 million One person was taken to the hospital after a two-car collision on Saturday , where one vehicle landed into...
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December 19, 2013
Good morning, 818 readers. It's expected to be a wet day with a 60% chance of rain for Los Angeles County today, Thursday, Dec. 19. Showers are expected after sunrise and could slam roads for commuters. Here are the top headlines in the 818 area code: Remember that controversial 'comfort women' statue at Glendale's Central Park? Well, it prompted a trio of leaders from Japan's House of Representatives to visit the Los Angeles area, calling on Glendale to remove the 1,100-pound statue honoring an estimated 80,000 to 200,000 women from Korea, China and other countries forced into prostitution by the Japanese Army during World War II. La Cañada residents--including some on horseback--linked hands and stood on the bridge overlooking the Devil's Gate Dam on Saturday to protest Los Angeles County Department of Public Works' plan to remove between 2.4 and 4 million cubic yards of sediment over a five-year period . Officials warn that flooding could happen if the debris isn't removed.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 13, 2013
La Crescenta parent Winston Story has collected more than 40 signatures from fellow parents protesting Glendale Unified's use of Wi-Fi in classrooms, saying radio waves emitted by wireless Internet routers could pose health risks. The father of a child who attends Mountain Avenue Elementary, Story presented his concerns during a school board meeting last week on the same night Glendale school officials announced plans to boost bandwidth at all the district's schools by the end of November to improve wireless Internet network usage.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 6, 2013
About 20 Korean Americans protested on Tuesday against Mayor Dave Weaver's recent critiques of a memorial in Central Park that honors women taken as sex slaves by the Japanese Army during World War II. VIDEO: Weaver tells Japanese media he disagrees with 'Comfort Women' statue The protesters held up signs that read “Glendale Small City Big Heart” and “End Sexual Violence Against Women” outside City Hall. During the council meeting, several protesters said they were disappointed that the mayor would tell Japanese reporters and his counterpart at Glendale's sister city in Japan that the 1,110-pound statue honoring so-called comfort women should not have been erected.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 2, 2013
Jim Davidson, 92, broke into tears Wednesday afternoon as roughly 100 protesters marched around him in an attempt to save his home, a senior-care facility in La Crescenta, from closure.  “We all expected to live there until we died. We didn't want to move,” Davidson said, sitting on his walker next to four others also facing eviction from Twelve Oaks Lodge.  PHOTOS: Protest against be.group's closing of Twelve Oaks Lodge The closure, which is set for Nov. 1, will displace 50 seniors.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | September 10, 2013
Candles flickered as more than 200 people gathered at a vigil in Glendale on Monday night to discourage American military strikes in Syria . The vigil, hosted by the Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America, moveon.org and the MLK Coalition of Greater Los Angeles at the Glendale Youth Center, comes as the Obama administration continues to try and convince war-weary citizens and lawmakers to support limited military intervention...
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By Liana Aghajanian and By Liana Aghajanian | July 11, 2013
Over the past two weeks, I've been on the receiving end of endless emails opposing the planned Central Park monument honoring "comfort women. " Along with more than 140 recipients - including the Glendale City Council and dozens and dozens of reporters for Los Angeles-area papers - my inbox was mercilessly bombarded with emails from some local, but mostly overseas declarations about why the monument shouldn't be built. They said it would not only damage relations between Japan and Korea, but also Japan and the United States and that council members were being conned by Korean propaganda, which had, they said, convinced other cities in the United States to erect the same kind of memorials.
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July 10, 2013
A metal sculpture commemorating the “comfort women” used as sex slaves by Japanese troops during World War II stirred a transoceanic uproar among Japanese nationalists but the protest failed to block the project. City officials in Glendale, north of Los Angeles, on Tuesday voted in favor of allowing the sculpture's installation at the South Korean section of a Sister Cities display at Glendale's Central Park . The mayor and City Council had been bombarded in recent weeks with form-letter emails protesting the monument as a divisive reminder of a bitter chapter in Korean-Japanese relations.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | July 9, 2013
Despite significant opposition both overseas and locally, the City Council Tuesday approved a 1,110-pound monument honoring Korean women taken as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II . Members of the council received hundreds of emails - many appearing to come from Japan - and listened to dozens of speakers at the Tuesday meeting who claimed the so-called "comfort women" were not indentured servants, but ordinary prostitutes....
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