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By Fred Ortega | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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?
NEWS
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
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 12, 2014
Five people have qualified for the June ballot for a single City Council seat, one that comes with a shortened 10-month term. Of the five candidates, four have run unsuccessfully for City Council in the past. The five candidates, in alphabetical order, are: Rick Barnes, a real estate agent, Paula Devine, a Commission on the Status of Women member, Vartan Gharpetian, a Historic Preservation Commission member, Chahe Keuroghelian, a small business owner, and Mike Mohill, a self-declared community advocate.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 9, 2014
Two Glendale residents who have been trying to kick Councilman Frank Quintero out of office have failed again. This week a Los Angeles Superior Court judge supported California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris' decision to block residents John Rando and Mariano Rodas from challenging Quintero's April appointment in court. The pair needed approval from the state's top lawyer before filing a suit seeking to oust Quintero. The rule, which applies to public officials, is aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 2, 2014
Their request may have been turned down by the state's top lawyer , but two Glendale residents haven't given up their efforts to unseat a councilman. The duo, John Rando and Mariano Rodas, failed in October to get California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris to let them challenge Councilman Frank Quintero's April appointment in court - a necessary green light to legally contest one's right to hold office. But now they've asked a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to force Harris to let them try to oust Quintero from office via the court system.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 30, 2013
Councilman Frank Quintero shouldn't be kicked out of office because of an ambiguous city law, according to a ruling from the state attorney general's office. The ruling blocks two Glendale residents from filing a lawsuit against Quintero in order to boot him off the City Council.  Quintero has defended his ability be a city leader after he retired in April and then was appointed to a 14-month term to fill a seat left vacant by another council member. He characterized his combative relationship with the National Rifle Assn.
NEWS
June 20, 2013
Regarding the value to the city in having Frank Quintero serving again, we need only look to Frank Quintero's 14 year service record, which is exemplary. That the City Council wisely saved an expensive, unneeded election and asked Quintero to return to service is good governance. That he came back is a miracle. But what do I know? Tim Jagoe La Crescenta
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | June 15, 2013
An attempt to boot Councilman Frank Quintero out of office has more to do with his support of a recent ban on gun shows on city-owned property than a misinterpretation of a decades-old revolving-door policy, attorneys for Glendale contend in court documents. Last month, two Glendale residents, John Rando and Mariano Rodas, filed a request with the state attorney general for permission to file a lawsuit that would seek to remove Quintero from his appointed seat because they contend the city is violating a 1982 provision that prevents council members from being employed by the city until two years after they leave the dais.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | May 31, 2013
Two Glendale residents have asked the California attorney general for permission to file a lawsuit challenging the appointment of Councilman Frank Quintero to fill a vacant seat on the council dais just days after he retired from office. The residents, John Rando and Mariano Rodas, contend Quintero's appointment violates a more than 30-year-old policy meant to prevent a revolving-door opportunity among elected officials who could leave City Hall only to be appointed to a cushy municipal post.  The City Council was aware of the policy - which bars council members from holding "any compensated city office or city employ until two years after leaving the office" - when members unanimously appointed Quintero to a 14-month term in late April, about two weeks after his retirement party.
NEWS
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
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | May 2, 2013
Although he's agreed to stay on the City Council for 14 months, Councilman Frank Quintero this week affirmed that he plans to call it quits after his latest assignment is over. "That's it. No more farewells. Fourteen months from now I leave, and that's the end of it," Quintero said on his first day back Tuesday after leaving office two weeks ago. The City Council appointed Quintero to the abbreviated term after former Councilman Rafi Manoukian stepped down, with two years left on his term, to become the city treasurer.
NEWS
April 24, 2013
Former Mayor Frank Quintero was appointed to hold a 14-month term on the City Council on Tuesday after six other former mayors turned down the city's offer to apply for the job. “They were very appreciative to be thought of,” said City Manager Scott Ochoa, but in the end, they said they didn't have the time. The pool of possible appointees grew to seven last week because city staff initially forgot Jim Perkins when they were asked by council to contact former mayors. But the council's unanimous vote to give Quintero - out of office for less than two weeks - back his seat didn't sit well with the fourth top vote-getter in this month's municipal election, who said his finish at the polls should have been taken into consideration.
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