| Mar 29, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The unemployment rates throughout the tri-city area declined in February in tandem with California, driven down by gains in the motion picture/sound recording industry, professional services and educational/health services.
Burbank came out on top with a...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 7:00 PM
As the city issues another round of layoff notices, more than two dozen employees could be cut in coming months, with Glendale Water & Power seeing the highest impact as officials attempt to pull the utility out of the red.
In addition to issuing the...
| Oct 14, 2012
The email from Moody's credit rating service that popped up on my computer screen boggled my mind: Glendale was among 40 California cities that were downgraded or are facing downgrades, but Los Angeles and San Francisco could get upgrades.
I'm an old...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Two Glendale Water & Power employees who received notices in the latest round of layoffs last week blamed city officials on Tuesday for making bad decisions when it came to the suffering utility. And one said he was targeted for being outspoken about...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 11:08 AM
The employment picture got brighter last month in the tri-city region, with some cities seeing unemployment rates drop by nearly 1%, according to the latest state data.
The jobless rates in Glendale and Burbank each declined by 0.9% last month, to 8.9%...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 3:26 PM
Three teacher furlough days remain on the 2011-12 Glendale Unified calendar after teachers union representatives failed to bring an updated proposal to the negotiating table Thursday as scheduled, according to district officials.
The unpaid days are...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:57 PM
With its teachers union continuing to withhold support, Glendale Unified faces the worst-case scenario of having to overnight its 70-page application for federal Race to the Top funds on Monday.
The grant application for the highly competitive pot of...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Bargaining teams for Glendale Unified School District and its teachers union are expected to finalize a deal this week that would defer five unpaid furlough days scheduled for 2012-13.
District officials said they expect to put the agreement in...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Five unpaid furlough days remain on the books for the 2012-13 school year at Glendale Unified after a proposed deal to defer them last week fell through.
During negotiations Thursday, Glendale Teachers Assn. leaders agreed to defer the furlough days...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 1:34 PM
A number of budget unknowns this year means that even with the new fiscal year just around the corner, Glendale officials will be left in a state of flux.
At a City Council hearing Tuesday on Glendale's draft $165-million budget, officials said they were...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 10:39 AM
Burbank and Glendale saw slight upticks in their unemployment rates in May, even as the jobless rate dropped overall for California.
Glendale and Burbank both saw their unemployment numbers edge up by 0.1%, coming in at 9.7% and 9.0%, respectively....
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Glendale officials are preparing to recruit volunteers, replacing the city's naturalists who were laid off last year.
The city has more than 5,000 acres of parks, but no one is patrolling the land to report damage and unsafe conditions or educate the...