Forum Planned for 43rd District Candidates

By Jason KUROSU Candidates for California’s 43rd Assembly District will be in town this weekend for a public candidates forum, as campaigning gets underway for Assemblymember Mike Gatto’s soon-to-be vacated seat. The forum will be held Sunday, Jan. 24 at the Sparr Heights Community Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Featured candidates include Glendale […]

Clark Cricket Busters Take Home Tasty Prize

By Jason KUROSU Students from Clark Magnet High School have taken home $20,000 in scholarship prizes for their winning entries in the 2016 Lexus Eco Challenge, with hopes of gaining at least $30,000 more for their projects regarding overfishing and alternative energy sources. The Eco Challenge is a national STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) contest […]

AAM Project Presented

By Jason KUROSU The group behind the proposal for an Armenian American Museum in Glendale held a community forum Tuesday night, discussing their vision for a cultural and educational center that some residents believe does not suit the neighboring community and will compound local traffic problems. Residents packed the pews of the Bethany Bible Presbyterian […]

GCC Stands Firm on Ban

By Jason KUROSU The Glendale City Council maintained the city’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries Tuesday, ensuring that Glendale controls how medical marijuana is regulated or whether it is banned outright before a newly-signed law would transfer regulatory authority to the state. Cities and counties across California have taken similar actions after the Medical Marijuana […]

Public Comment Period Running Out for VHGC

By Jason KUROSU One month remains for the public to officially comment on proposed development projects for Tujunga’s Verdugo Hills Golf Course, which faces the potential construction of a 221-unit housing development that residents worry will flood local streets with additional drivers. A recirculated draft of the Environmental Impact Report originally released in 2009 includes […]

Major Funding Brings Closer Early Earthquake Warning System

Major Funding Brings Closer Early Earthquake Warning System

By Jason KUROSU Last week, Congress allocated $8.2 million toward the early earthquake warning system, which seismologists say could provide significant notice of incoming quakes along the western United States. The early warning system has been operating since 2008, a collaborative effort between the United States Geological Survey, Caltech, UC Berkeley, the University of Washington […]

New Leadership on CVTC

New Leadership on CVTC

By Jason KUROSU Robbyn Battles passed the torch ending her two-year stint as Crescenta Valley Town Council president and, looking back on the council’s accomplishments, said there’s much to be proud of. The past two years have seen $1 million in county funds secured for medians on Foothill Boulevard, the completion of the Crescenta Commons […]

Castro Says Legislation to Blame for Crime Increases

By Jason KUROSU Glendale crime has risen this year and police say it is at least partially the result of recent state legislation that reduced prison penalties for non-violent offenders. Glendale Police Chief Robert Castro provided a report at Tuesday night’s Glendale City Council meeting illustrating what he called “a trend that we’re going to […]

Glendale Voters to Decide on Repeal

By Jason KUROSU In June, Glendale voters will decide whether to repeal the city’s Utility Users Tax as a recent petition required the Glendale City Council to place the initiative on an upcoming ballot. The petition was circulated by local residents who want to rein in city spending and taxation, while city officials say repealing […]

Residents Displeased with HRA

By Jason KUROSU One year after locals received notice of proposed rail routes slated to run through their region, residents from Shadow Hills and the surrounding communities gathered to express what they regard as a failure of transparency and ability to meet project deadlines on the part of the California High Speed Rail Authority. The […]