From the Desk of the Publisher

The Season of Celebration
Last Thursday I had the privilege of being one of four honorees of the Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts, which selected me as a Hometown Hero. I was truly dumbfounded because I have always considered first responders – the ones who run into trouble rather than away from it – […]

Weather in the Foothills

Sue Kilpatrick is “under the weather” and  recovering from a bout of the flu. We expect her back on page 2 next week.
Note that a Red Flag Warning remains in effect from 4 a.m. today, Thursday, to 10 a.m. on Friday. The warning is for gusty north to northeast winds and low relative humidity for […]

Delivering Trees, Toys and the Holiday Spirit

Delivering Trees, Toys and the Holiday Spirit

GPOA helps to ensure all families have a merry Christmas.
Members of the Glendale Police Officers Association (GPOA) are giving back at Christmas time through its Cops for Kids program. The annual event kicked off last week with the delivery of Christmas trees to 26 homes. Families decorated their trees in anticipation of the […]

Friedman Wields Gavel on Sexual Harassment Subcommittee

When Assemblymember Laura Friedman received her committee assignments at the beginning of the California State Assembly’s 2017 legislative session, little could the newly-elected legislator have anticipated that her membership on the Assembly Rules Committee would put her front and center in the “#MeToo” movement exploding across the country and in Sacramento, highlighting and […]

Holiday Time Can Be Scam Time

It can start with a phone call to a resident. The person on the other end begins with, “I am calling to collect a debt” and then proceeds to go over funds owed either from a long ago debt that may have been forgotten, or for a utility bill not paid. As the […]

School Agrees to Play Ball with City

City of Glendale officials struck a deal with St. Francis High School to enter into an agreement to use Glendale Sports Complex’s baseball field for the next 10 years. As part of the deal, St. Francis will pay for all facility improvements including the replacement of the current natural turf with a fully […]

Fire Updates Continue

As of Wednesday at 2:44 p.m., fires close to Crescenta Valley are close to containment while the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties continues to burn.
The Creek Fire that began in the Lake View Terrace area is 98% contained and has burned 15,619 acres, according to CalFire. The expected containment is […]

LA County Disaster Hotline Now Activated

The County and City of Los Angeles jointly announced the activation of the 211 LA County Disaster Hotline for individuals to report damages caused by the recent Creek, Rye and Skirball fires in Los Angeles. Homeowners, renters and business owners may call the disaster hotline to report damages.
“We’ve started our recovery efforts in the Los […]

In Brief

L.A. County Assessor Offers Tax Relief
Assessor Jeffrey Prang urges homeowners and owners of other property damaged or destroyed by the recent wildfires to seek tax relief.
By filing a claim for “Misfortune & Calamity” relief (available at within one year, property owners who have suffered $10,000 or more in damage as a result of the […]

Najarian and Glendale Public Works Department Receive Awards

Glendale, CA –City of Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian and the Glendale Public Works Department were recently presented with two separate awards by the American Public Works Association (APWA) – Southern California Chapter. City Council Member Ara Najarian was named the “2017 Top Elected Official” for being a champion of public works in Glendale and LA […]

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