June 8, 2006
GLENDALE ? Paul Krekorian handily bested Glendale Councilman Frank Quintero Tuesday night, earning the Democratic nomination to the 43rd Assembly District seat after an acrimonious campaign that included allegations of voter fraud and veiled racist attacks. With all 239 precincts reporting, unofficial results showed Krekorian with 56.6% of the votes to Quintero's 43.4%. That translates to 14,137 votes for Krekorian and 10,863 for Quintero, according to the latest figures from the county registrar's office.
March 31, 2006
Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, has come out in support of Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero for the California State Assembly in the 43rd District. Quintero made the announcement Monday. Assemblyman Dario Frommer, who now represents the 43rd, terms out of his position this year. The California State Assembly in the 43rd District includes Burbank, Glendale, Los Feliz and North Hollywood. Quintero is running against Paul Krekorian, president of the Burbank Unified School District Board of Education.
May 10, 2013
When it is so very often that the political process or public service is held up to derision hyper scrutiny and/or hysterical debate, it was so reaffirmed by the local version, the Glendale City Council meetings televised Tuesdays. The 14 Quintero months will be an insightful learning experience. Don't miss it. Tim Jagoe La Crescenta
January 3, 2004
Ryan Carter A redesigned Town Center, maintaining jobs in south Glendale and supporting the revival of shopping districts are among Mayor Frank Quintero's business-related hopes for the new year. Topping off his local business concerns for 2004 is the effect he thinks the $170-million Town Center development will have on downtown merchants. The residential and commercial campus proposed by developer Rick Caruso will be built between the 100 blocks of South Central Avenue and Brand Boulevard, just south of the Glendale Galleria, if approved by the City Council this year.
January 17, 2005
His experience says Quintero's good guy While letters persist decrying Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero, little can be learned from these personal attacks. Facts and specifics are among the missing. These are observations I made of Quintero. The first time I spoke to the council, regarding a community center at the paradise ford property in Montrose, then-Mayor Quintero gave me invaluable advice. Thank you, sir. Attending council meetings during the town center struggle, I witnessed several council members agonize over their decisions, including Quintero and Mayor Bob Yousefian.
February 14, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- A Glendale man who served on the Citizens' Memorial Advisory Committee accused Mayor Gus Gomez and Councilman Frank Quintero of undermining his plans to organize an event honoring late civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. Richard Guerrero, accompanied by a group of vocal student followers, voiced his concerns during Tuesday's City Council meeting. "After seeing that I was committed to this cause, they decided to take away the event from me to make themselves look good in the eyes of the community," Guerrero said, referring to Gomez and Quintero.
August 10, 2002
"... a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest." Simon and Garfunkel, "The Boxer," 1969 If perception is reality, as is so often the case for politicians and others in the public eye, then Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero has a public-relations problem on his hands. What he doesn't have, though, is a conflict of interest between his vocation and his duties as a councilman, and he doesn't deserve to keep getting beaten up by a vocal minority for appearing to have one. Quintero has come under fire -- by community members and at least one fellow councilman -- in recent weeks for the $224,000 contract the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board has with Alliance for Education, the vocational placement service Quintero owns and operates.
August 8, 2002
The recent talk about charter reform proposals, which are going to be placed in front of the voters for approval (News-Press, July 29), puts an interesting twist on the current controversy surrounding Councilman Quintero's $224,000 contract from the city of Glendale. Given that the suggested reforms include the loss of civil-service protections for all city mangers, does this then mean that Mr. Quintero will be in a position to hire or fire managers that supervise his contracts from the city of Glendale?
February 24, 2003
Tim Willert Embattled City Manager Jim Starbird will be the subject of a special closed-session City Council meeting tonight, during which his contract will be reviewed and his performance evaluated. Mayor Rafi Manoukian said he called the special meeting to address some issues that couldn't wait until Tuesday -- the council's regular meeting day -- because council members Bob Yousefian and Frank Quintero are going to be out of town. Starbird has come under fire recently from Yousefian, who publicly criticized him earlier this month over the selection of Steve Zurn to succeed Kerry Morford as Public Works director.
April 1, 2005
Josh Kleinbaum and Rima Shah Caruso Affiliated Holdings, the developer of the controversial Americana at Brand outdoor shopping center, plans for a spending spree in the final days leading up to Tuesday's election. The company will pay for several campaign mailers to Glendale residents in the coming days, including at least one featuring Frank Quintero, Caruso's biggest critic on the council, Caruso officials said. The mailer will feature the four candidates endorsed by the Glendale Firefighters Assn.