Aggression Against Artsakh Condemned by Council

By Julie BUTCHER The Glendale City Council on Tuesday night again expressed its strong condemnation of the aggression of Azerbaijan and Turkey against the independent republic of Artsakh. “These have been tough weeks for every Armenian,” Councilmember Ara Najarian said before thanking the city’s interim city manager and police chief for their responses to recent […]

Attack on Artsakh Opens Council Meeting

By Julie BUTCHER “On Sunday morning, Sept. 27, Azerbaijan launched an unprovoked large-scale military attack on the peaceful Artsakh community of Armenia – artillery fire, bombs, Turkish F-16s targeting civilians in the most intense hostility seen since the 1994 cease fire. Azerbaijan’s campaign of violence is even more concerning because of the belligerent support of […]

Beers Honored, Golanian Named Interim City Manager

By Julie BUTCHER The Glendale City Council took time at its Tuesday night meeting to honor and say farewell to retiring Manager Yasmin Beers, who leaves this week after 33 years of service to the City of Glendale. “I am saddened that you have left us,” said Councilmember Ara Najarian. “While we recognize your decades […]

Now’s the Time to Get Counted!

Now’s the Time to Get Counted!

By Julie BUTCHER Once each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the nation. The current enumeration began on April 1 and will end on Sept. 30.  A complete and accurate count of California’s population is essential. The data collected by the decennial census determines the number of seats each state […]

Resolution Passes Council Recognizing Glendale’s ‘Sundown Town’ History

By Julie BUTCHER On Tuesday night, the Glendale City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution affirming Glendale’s racist past, including acknowledging that it was a “Sundown Town,” apologizing for the pain caused by its past, and vowed to move forward in an actively anti-racist, inclusionary direction. The council heard from city staff as well […]

AB 5 Gets a Rework

By Julie BUTCHER “The system is rigged against the working poor and middle-class workers. That’s the truth. I’m so tired of corporate America. I’m tired of billionaires. I’m tired of income inequality. We are going to have to fight like hell coming out of this to change things. We have no choice,” San Diego Assemblymember […]

Councilmember Reports on a ‘Free Ride’

By Julie BUTCHER The Glendale City Council started its Tuesday meeting with a commendation for Steven Small and the Glendale Association of Realtors for their generosity in helping solve a problem that was raised at last week’s meeting. The last caller of that evening, Teresa Romo, told the Council that she was a retired teacher […]

Council Tackles Various Items at Meeting

By Julie BUTCHER At a short business-like meeting on Tuesday night, the Glendale City Council accepted $33,000 in Measure H funds from the County of Los Angeles to help provide workforce services to unhoused residents; approved an extension to an agreement to secure additional electrical transmission capacity from the City of Los Angeles; approved routine […]

BLM and Trump Supporters Clash on La Crescenta Border

BLM and Trump Supporters Clash on La Crescenta Border

By Julie BUTCHER “We’ve been here – I’ve been here – every Friday since June 19. I sat down with two of the Black Lives Matter organizers and we agreed that no one would cross the street. None of the violence is coming from folks on either side of the street who’ve been here,” explained […]

Commendations Issued, Questions Posed at Council Meeting

Resignation of city manager announced. By Julie BUTCHER At the start of Tuesday evening’s Glendale City Council meeting, two Glendale city employees were recognized for actions they took “above and beyond” that helped save two lives. City worker Kirk White was returning a container to a house when he was alerted by a dog that […]

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