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June 14, 2013
Where are the school resource officers? Why are we not funding to have more school resource officers, or at least certified armed guards, patrol our public schools? There is little to no police presence on or off campus and that worries me. I think more parents should be worried as well. An armed officer on campus can quickly respond to sounds of gunfire, or maybe even witness it, and neutralize a shooter much faster than having to rely on someone calling 911, telling the dispatcher what's going on, then waiting on police to arrive.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 3, 2013
Glendale Unified Deputy Supt. John Garcia will become the next superintendent of the Downey Unified School District in April - making him the fourth leader of that district in as many decades.  Garcia was selected for the top job from an applicant field of about 30 people, according to Downey Unified school board member Donald LaPlante. LaPlante - who has served on the school board for 34 years - said Garcia's extensive experience as a teacher and administrator made him stand out from other applicants.
NEWS
August 5, 2010
So let me see if I have this right. The Glendale Unified School District is charging private companies more to use its facilities ("School board OKs fee hikes for firms," July 31). Which means these companies will then pass along the extra fees to the private sector. Which means fewer people will attend because they can't afford the hike in fees. Which means private companies will book fewer events because the ticket sales are weak. Here's a novel idea: How about dropping the rental price and making a concerted effort to attract more private companies?
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | November 8, 2006
GLENDALE — As results from Tuesday's election trickled in, local school and city officials' hopes were high on two counts — that schools might get their money and cities' eminent domain power would remain intact. Proposition 1D, a $10.4-billion bond issue to fund school facilities, appeared poised for passing with 55.83% of voters in favor and 44.17% opposed, with 14.58% of precincts reporting. Proposition 90, which limits government's ability to use eminent domain, poised to lose late Tuesday, 52.99% against and 47.01% in favor, with only a handful of precincts reporting.
FEATURES
January 11, 2008
Valley View hosting ‘Movie Night’ Valley View Elementary School’s Dine In and Movie Night takes place tonight, Jan. 11, at the school’s lower playground. Families will arrive around 5:30 p.m. to enjoy an evening under the stars eating pre-ordered meals of cheeseburgers, hamburgers, or hot dot dinners while visiting with other Valley View families. At about 6:30 the movie “Ratatouille” will be shown on the school’s big screen handball court.
NEWS
By Vince Lovato | June 23, 2006
Leonard and Sherri Buckley's family of seven waited quietly and patiently during the Hoover High School's 77th annual commencement ceremonies Thursday. But when Kiara Buckley's name rang through the loudspeaker, they couldn't contain themselves. The Buckleys ? including Kiara's siblings ? leaped to their feet and cheered for several seconds. "She has worked so hard to achieve so much," said Leonard Buckley, a physician who wore a tie imprinted with a yellow M&M wearing a stethoscope.
NEWS
March 29, 2013
A 72-year-old Glendale ice cream vendor who was charged last year with child annoyance and sexual battery was arrested Tuesday after allegedly violating a court order that demanded he stay away from elementary, middle and high schools in Burbank, officials said. The man, Grigor Khachatryan, was arrested after a local parent reported seeing him around Luther Burbank Middle and Bret Harte Elementary schools in his ice cream truck at around 4 p.m., said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
NEWS
May 3, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! It's going to be a hot weekend. Today the high is expected to reach 88 and low 60 in Glendale.  Top news in your region this Saturday, May 2: Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta honored recently deceased secretary Barbara Melone , known by students and staff for her wit.    Two Burbank elementary schools, Joaquin Miller and R.L. Stevenson, received state recognition . The...
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NEWS
May 3, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! It's going to be a hot weekend. Today the high is expected to reach 88 and low 60 in Glendale.  Top news in your region this Saturday, May 2: Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta honored recently deceased secretary Barbara Melone , known by students and staff for her wit.    Two Burbank elementary schools, Joaquin Miller and R.L. Stevenson, received state recognition . The...
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NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 2, 2014
Three Glendale elementary schools were among hundreds named as 2014 California Distinguished Schools on Wednesday, including one that was eligible for the first time. Cerritos, John Muir and Thomas Edison elementary schools are among 424 schools in the state recognized for improving students' academic achievement. Cerritos Elementary hit a milestone earlier this year when the school became eligible to apply for the award for the first time in its history. Principal Cynthia McCarty said Wednesday she was proud of the students and the staff, describing the award as "a huge highlight of our year.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 1, 2014
Just weeks before Glendale High's archery team competes in a state championship, five-time Olympic archer Khatuna Lorig dropped by Tuesday to offer advice to team members on their form, footing and follow-through. Lorig, who practices the sport for six to eight hours each day, said she's learned to remain cool under pressure because of the time she's put into archery. Originally from the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, now the Republic of Georgia, Lorig was granted U.S. citizenship in 2005.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 30, 2014
With two coaches looking for a change of scenery at Crescenta Valley and Glendale highs, the rival schools examined the possibility of a swap among health teachers who to be manning the pool deck, as well. It came in 1992, shortly after Chris Kaufman had already turned the Crescenta Valley boys' swimming and water polo teams into some of the top programs in the area while also serving as a health instructor. Over at Glendale, Pete Loporchio had spent several years as a health teacher and achieving success with the Nitro boys' water polo and swimming teams.
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 26, 2014
A state bill that sets social media-monitoring standards for schools is now heading to the full State Assembly for a vote. Introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), AB 1442 passed with a 7-0 vote by the Assembly Education Committee. It would require educators monitoring bullying online to inform parents when their child's Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account is being viewed. The proposed legislation would also require schools to delete any collected photos or other posts to be deleted within a year of a student turning 18. “Imagine the harm that could be caused if a hacker, mean-spirited employee or even a careless IT worker were to expose a database of all the things a person said or did as a teenager,” Gatto said in a statement.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
The Glendale High School dance and drill team returned from a national competition recently with six first-place wins, the most a Glendale High team has secured at one time in the school's history. At the United Spirit Assn. nationals held in late March in Anaheim, director Kelly Palmer's varsity dance and drill teams won first place in five categories: large dance/drill, large all-male hip-hop, coed dance, championship large military and championship small military. The junior varsity team also came in first place in the open small military event.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 17, 2014
Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School won approval from the Glendale Planning Commission to increase its current enrollment cap from 500 to 700 students, reversing an earlier city-mandated cap of 500. The City Council created the cap in 2012 as a condition of its approval of a 9,345-square-foot gym, overturning the planning commission's denial of the project amid concerns from neighbors about traffic. About 20 people spoke during the hearing. As before, a main concern was traffic.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 17, 2014
Two La Crescenta schools were on lockdown for about 30 minutes Thursday as law enforcement officials investigated what turned out to be a prank call about shots fired. “The prank call was that there were shots fired at the location,” said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. But when police were called to the La Crescenta home in the 3200 block of Henrietta Ave nue , where the caller reported there were shots fired, a woman was home alone and there were “no problems,” Lorenz said.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 16, 2014
Reaction from Glendale school board members on transferring the Sagebrush territory to La Cañada Unified was mixed Tuesday night during the board's first public discussion of the issue since 350 people attended a town-hall meeting last month and most of the speakers supported the move. “At the end of the day, I think it's the best move for all of us,” said school board member Greg Krikorian. “Far too many times, elected bodies bump heads.” Board member Christine Walters lauded La Cañada city officials as well as school officials in both districts for creating a “democratic process” that has involved hearing input from residents at public meetings and entering into monthslong negotiations that has resulted, in part, in a six-year phase-in plan.
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