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  • California Armenian American Democrats chartered

    After a year and a half of work, the California Armenian American Democrats has received provisional ratification as the first organization chartered by the executive board of the state Democratic Party. Caro Avanessian, interim chairman of the new...
  • Citing insufficient pay, airport workers call for union

    Citing insufficient pay, airport workers call for union
    Maintenance workers at Bob Hope Airport took the first step toward unionizing Wednesday after a petition was filed on their behalf with the National Labor Relations Board. The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501 filed the petition...
  • Schiff roundly endorses Obama's State of the Union address

    Schiff roundly endorses Obama's State of the Union address
    As President Obama wrapped up his third State of the Union address Tuesday evening, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued a statement endorsing the commander-in-chief's challenge to update the nation's tax code and raise rates on the super rich. "As the...
  • Alleged anti-Semitic remark triggers call for teacher's dismissal

    Alleged anti-Semitic remark triggers call for  teacher's dismissal
    La Cañada school board member Cindy Wilcox is calling for La Cañada High School math teacher Gabrielle Leko to be fired, alleging, among other things, that she addressed a ninth grade geometry student as “Jew boy.” Wilcox said she filed a...
  • Labor backs Rep. Sherman in new 30th District race

    Labor backs Rep. Sherman in new 30th District race
    Labor groups are continuing to choose sides in some of next year’s hot congressional contests: --The  California Assn. for Professional Employees has decided to back Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) over Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) for...
  • More than 500 Glendale workers set to lose their jobs

    More than 500 Glendale workers set to lose their jobs
    California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance plans to lay off more than 500 employees in Glendale next year — part of an overall strategy to cut up to 1,800 jobs statewide. The government-controlled State...
  • IBEW again protests outside Glendale City Hall

    IBEW again protests outside Glendale City Hall
    About 85 electrical workers marched outside Glendale City Hall Tuesday afternoon shouting “All we want is a contract” and declaring that it's taken the city too long to make a deal with its newest union. “These guys are a little upset,&...
  • GUSD grant application still on hold

    With less than two weeks remaining until Glendale Unified officials must submit an application for a federal grant that could net up to $40 million, they have yet to reach an agreement with the teachers union over a provision that would require student...
  • Glendale teachers union rejects grant deal

    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...
  • Glendale Unified applies for $40-million federal grant, without union support

    Undeterred by the lack of support from the teachers union, Glendale Unified officials on Thursday said they’re submitting a 503-page application for what could be $40 million in federal Race to the Top grant money. The decision to overnight the...
  • Glendale Unified disqualified from Race to the Top competition

    Glendale's Hail Mary pass in the $400-million Race to the Top federal grant program has been called by the officials: Incomplete. One day after the U.S. Department of Education announced it received 371 applications for the $400 million grant program,...
  • Glendale, Burbank school districts could receive millions in federal stimulus funds

    Glendale, Burbank school districts could receive millions in federal stimulus funds
    GLENDALE — State legislators this week approved a bill to release millions in one-time federal stimulus funds to Glendale and Burbank school districts, but local officials said nothing would change until the money was in the bank. But school board...