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September 9, 2011
It was the lack of funding that first brought the city's annual float entry for the Tournament of Roses Parade under the spotlight, but it's been the float's design, which incorporates an image of an elephant, that has attracted the greatest amount of scrutiny. The brouhaha over what the design means, what it says about Glendale's position on animal rights, and whether we're promoting pachyderm enslavement, has created a public discourse rivaling that of any three-ringed circus. In this case, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has latched onto what admittedly is a head-scratching design for political gain and headlines.
NEWS
August 15, 2009
Rep. Adam Schiff’s recent town hall meeting on health-care reform did more to highlight vehement distaste with government than the actual proposal, and that’s unfortunate. Instead of an adult conversation on the merits of President Obama’s proposed health-care insurance reform bill, the general public have been blasted with images and footage of people engaged in everything from shouting matches with their Congressional representatives, to holding signs that show Obama in the likeness of Adolf Hitler.
NEWS
August 31, 2001
The recall effort directed at Mayor Gus Gomez exemplifies everything that is wrong with contemporary American politics. It is punitive, reactive, destructive and completely out of proportion to the perceived wrong. Resolution of the issues surrounding the decision to fly the American flag at half staff in honor of those who died in the Armenian Genocide is critical to forming a just society. Whether those who oppose the flag lowering like it or not, the face of America is changing.
NEWS
February 21, 2002
It has taken me many years, and lots of self-control, to not respond to the false allegations thrown at anyone living in the Glendale-La Crescenta--La Canada area who has the audacity to question the self-appointed Armenian leadership. The dissenters to their ideology have been labeled as "Odars" (others), bigots, anti-Armenian and racist. Anti-Semite and homophobe are two new labels added to their attack jargon. Armenians living in our area do not sing the same song.
NEWS
September 1, 2004
Thank you, Mr. Brandstater, for the history lesson. Your Community Commentary ("Opponents of Patriot Act 'ill-informed'," Aug. 17) is filled not only with irrelevant tidbits on American history, but it smacks of Cold War-era fear tactics, which have no place in public discourse today. Your attempt at invoking irrational sentiments by connecting a legal association with communists is utterly laughable. I mean, the communists are no longer communists in places they used to rule.
NEWS
October 18, 2010
Serve your town on the council I first decided to run for a position on the Crescenta Valley Town Council because someone asked me. My youngest child was becoming old enough so that I could devote more of my time toward community involvement. There are many options for volunteer service in our community, but I chose the town council simply because someone asked me. I'm glad that I did. I have enjoyed serving these last seven years on the town council. I have had the privilege of serving under four hard-working presidents (Sharon Hales, Grace Andrus, Steve Pierce and Cheryl Davis)
NEWS
September 24, 2004
While other city controversies have properly dominated the editorial pages of the News-Press for several months, it is still noteworthy that dissidents from protecting American freedom and security still continue their vexatious venting concerning the Patriot Act. Three years and mere days have passed since the despicable attack on New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash of an American airliner in...
FEATURES
January 17, 2009
City Council has seen the light As I was the source of the “concerns about the sustainability of holiday lights in Montrose” at City Council last week, I was pleasantly surprised to see that local officials appear to have seen the light (“City may lighten holiday load,” Business Spotlight, Monday), given what seemed a dismissive reaction to my comments at the time. My question, unanswered at City Council, as to whether this year’s discarded lights can/will be recycled, was not addressed in this article, either.
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NEWS
September 9, 2011
It was the lack of funding that first brought the city's annual float entry for the Tournament of Roses Parade under the spotlight, but it's been the float's design, which incorporates an image of an elephant, that has attracted the greatest amount of scrutiny. The brouhaha over what the design means, what it says about Glendale's position on animal rights, and whether we're promoting pachyderm enslavement, has created a public discourse rivaling that of any three-ringed circus. In this case, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has latched onto what admittedly is a head-scratching design for political gain and headlines.
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NEWS
August 15, 2009
Rep. Adam Schiff’s recent town hall meeting on health-care reform did more to highlight vehement distaste with government than the actual proposal, and that’s unfortunate. Instead of an adult conversation on the merits of President Obama’s proposed health-care insurance reform bill, the general public have been blasted with images and footage of people engaged in everything from shouting matches with their Congressional representatives, to holding signs that show Obama in the likeness of Adolf Hitler.
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