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February 16, 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportationdoesn't want you tweeting on Twitter, poking on Facebook, or giving a "thumbs up" to new music on Pandora when you're behind the wheel -- unless your car is parked. And to that end, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Thursday the "first-ever federally proposed guidelines to encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk for in-vehicle electronic devices. " Translated, LaHood and the Transportation Department are calling for an end to distractions caused by our in-car infotainment systems, which are increasingly relying on touch screens to operate and bringing navigation, music and even social networking apps into the cabin of our rides.
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By Brittany Levine, Alene Tchekmedyian and Kelly Corrigan | March 22, 2013
Before P.J. Gaynard goes to the voting booth, he admits that he typically doesn't know much about local politicians. But the 37-year-old Glendale resident is glued to Twitter and Facebook, and that's where he found Glendale City Council candidate Roland Kedikian. That connection meant one more person watched Kedikian's nearly three-minute campaign video and left this post: “I think it really says something about how you feel about reaching people in 2013!” Elections experts agree social media is an ideal tool for reaching voters.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 5, 2012
The association in charge of the Montrose Shopping Park is looking to add another employee to its ranks, making it the city's only business improvement group with such a robust workforce. The Montrose Shopping Park Assn. board of directors, which decides how roughly $360,000 gets spent to promote the quaint shopping district along Honolulu Avenue, is mulling over adding a “Montrose Ambassador” to meet with business owners and bring their comments or complaints back to the board.
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By Stephen Ceasar | September 16, 2013
Hoover High School junior Christopher Chung learned while scrolling through Facebook that his school was monitoring students' online activities . Christopher saw an article posted by a friend about the Glendale Unified School District hiring a company to screen students' social media posts. The school district had been doing so for about a year, the Los Angeles Times reported . "I heard rumors that GUSD was doing a little bit of monitoring - but nothing as official as this," he said.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 23, 2011
The Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee saw its holiday food drive donations more than double this year, going from helping 150 families in 2010 to providing help to about 350 families this year, organizers said. They attributed a big part of the success to social media. “Facebook helps,” Executive Director Elen Asatryan said Thursday night as the organization dispersed the donations. The Armenian National Committee has led the food drive campaign the past five years in conjunction with other local organizations.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | January 2, 2014
By the time polls closed Thursday, Glendale had pulled in enough votes to lock in the title of the region's best neighborhood, besting Los Angeles' Arts District, in a competition run by Curbed Los Angeles. The annual competition began earlier this month with Glendale up against communities such as Koreatown, Highland Park and Hollywood. Earlier this week, Glendale landed in the finals against the downtown Arts District , winning about 60% of the more than 2,200 votes cast to make it the real estate blog's 2013 neighborhood of the year.
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March 23, 2013
Glendale News-Press staff interviewed each candidate for Glendale Unified school board, Glendale City Council and clerk. Editors also researched and responded to measures A, B and C. The following are staff endorsements for Glendale's municipal elections on April 2:  Endorsement for Glendale Unified school board: Krikorian, Wagner and Walters Endorsement for Glendale City Council: Friedman, Najarian and Engel ...
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November 28, 2012
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Crescenta Valley station on Wednesday launched its own Facebook and Twitter profiles to broadcast area-specific news. The social media profiles add to the public notifications already available via the station's website and Nixle profile, and will allow deputies to “broadcast information directly to the news media and the residents we serve,” according to the announcement. The Twitter handle for the station is http://www.twitter.com/CVLASD while its Facebook profile can be found here . --Jason Wells, Times Community News Follow Jason Wells on Facebook , Google+ and on Twitter: @JasonBretWells.
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By Liana Aghajanian | September 5, 2013
Sometimes when friends and I are feeling nostalgic, we'll recount our earlier days together, particularly when we were first introduced to the Internet, that wonderful tool that changed everyone's lives forever. "Remember when you had to disconnect your phone to sign on?" we'll say between belly laughs. "And that awful, piercing connection signal that came just before the famous 'You've Got Mail!' proclamation by AOL?" As a preteen, there were few things more exciting than being able to chat with your friends with user names that reflected the now cringe-worthy pop culture of the time (our poison of choice was "Titanic" and all the characters that came along with it)
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December 23, 2011
The Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee saw its holiday food drive donations more than double this year, going from helping 150 families in 2010 to providing help to about 350 families this year, organizers said. They attributed a big part of the success was due to social media. “Facebook helps,” Executive Director Elen Asatryan said Thursday night as the organization dispersed the donations. The Armenian National Committee has led the food drive campaign the past five years in conjunction with other local organizations.
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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.
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By Ray Richmond | April 12, 2014
This is probably going to sound odd coming from a guy who has a giant picture of himself running with his column, but I don't really get the whole “selfies” thing. If I could convince my editor not to run the photo of me, I would. I'm just not that in love with my own reflection. Particularly since I got, you know, old. The whole idea of people constantly and indiscriminately posting self-shot images of themselves all over social media pretty much creeps me out. Trust me, if we go 15 minutes without being updated on how you're looking right now, we'll survive somehow.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 3, 2014
The Armenian community in Glendale quickly reacted to the takeover of a majority Armenian town called Kessab by Syrian rebels in northwest Syria in late March, forcing inhabitants to flee. A social media campaign cooked up by a Glendale youth organization featuring the hashtag #SaveKessab got the attention of thousands of Twitter and Facebook users, including celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Cher and politicians such as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank). PHOTOS: Armenian community gathers to protest attacks in Kessab A protest at the Turkish Embassy in Los Angeles, with buses transporting hundreds of people from a Glendale church, was planned just a few days after news of the attack spread, with more protests taking place this week at the Armenian consulate in Glendale.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | January 2, 2014
By the time polls closed Thursday, Glendale had pulled in enough votes to lock in the title of the region's best neighborhood, besting Los Angeles' Arts District, in a competition run by Curbed Los Angeles. The annual competition began earlier this month with Glendale up against communities such as Koreatown, Highland Park and Hollywood. Earlier this week, Glendale landed in the finals against the downtown Arts District , winning about 60% of the more than 2,200 votes cast to make it the real estate blog's 2013 neighborhood of the year.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com and By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 19, 2013
A grandfather of five stood up to castigate Glendale school officials for their decision to pay a company to monitor students' public posts on social networks, calling it an unconstitutional overreach. Tony Passarella, whose two daughters graduated from Hoover High School in 1987 and 1989, made his feelings known at Tuesday's school board meeting. The basketball coach at Pacific Community Center was the first to address the board, pro or con, about the $40,500 contract with Geo Listening, despite national headlines and much online commentary.
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By Stephen Ceasar | September 16, 2013
Hoover High School junior Christopher Chung learned while scrolling through Facebook that his school was monitoring students' online activities . Christopher saw an article posted by a friend about the Glendale Unified School District hiring a company to screen students' social media posts. The school district had been doing so for about a year, the Los Angeles Times reported . "I heard rumors that GUSD was doing a little bit of monitoring - but nothing as official as this," he said.
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By Liana Aghajanian | September 5, 2013
Sometimes when friends and I are feeling nostalgic, we'll recount our earlier days together, particularly when we were first introduced to the Internet, that wonderful tool that changed everyone's lives forever. "Remember when you had to disconnect your phone to sign on?" we'll say between belly laughs. "And that awful, piercing connection signal that came just before the famous 'You've Got Mail!' proclamation by AOL?" As a preteen, there were few things more exciting than being able to chat with your friends with user names that reflected the now cringe-worthy pop culture of the time (our poison of choice was "Titanic" and all the characters that came along with it)
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 27, 2013
Student response to a decision by the Glendale Unified school board to hire a company to monitor students' public posts on social networks has been mixed. The board approved the year-long $40,500 contract with Geo Listening earlier this month to analyze posts on Twitter and elsewhere made by the district's middle and high school students. The company will provide officials with a daily report about how those posts relate to cyber-bullying, substance abuse, truancy, violence or possible suicide attempts.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com and By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 24, 2013
Glendale school officials have hired a Hermosa Beach company to monitor and analyze public social media posts, saying the service will help them step in when students are in danger of harming themselves or others. After collecting information from students' posts on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, Geo Listening will provide Glendale school officials with a daily report that categorizes posts by their frequency and how they relate to cyber-bullying, harm, hate, despair, substance abuse, vandalism and truancy.
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March 23, 2013
Glendale News-Press staff interviewed each candidate for Glendale Unified school board, Glendale City Council and clerk. Editors also researched and responded to measures A, B and C. The following are staff endorsements for Glendale's municipal elections on April 2:  Endorsement for Glendale Unified school board: Krikorian, Wagner and Walters Endorsement for Glendale City Council: Friedman, Najarian and Engel ...
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