| Aug 7, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Officials can continue to transfer millions of dollars from Glendale’s electric utility to pay for general public services, and at the same time increase electricity rates without a public vote, according to a legal analysis of both practices...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Volunteers with the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.orgpassed out hundreds of pink slips near the Americana at Brand Thursday as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight what organizers claimed were the job-killing policies of Republican presidential...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 12:55 PM
When Proposition 30 passed this week with 54% of the vote, it came with the promise of no mid-year cuts to schools. But the success of the tax measure underscores the remaining burden on local school officials who still wrestle with the consequences of...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 2:44 PM
Glendale's first budget snapshot of the year marks a shift from the doom-and-gloom that pervaded City Hall over the summer as officials closed a $15.4-million budget gap, largely through staff reductions.
According to the quarterly budget update...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:56 PM
[Oct. 10, 2012: This post has been corrected, see below for details.]
The message to Glendale Unified parents on Monday night was dire: The school district's budget is so weak that officials will have no choice but to cut personnel and increase class...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Faced with a statewide budget crisis, a high panel of judges agreed this week to allow 13 planned court construction projects, including an overhaul of Glendale's facility, to be reassessed in an effort to cut costs.
The state's Court Facilities...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s missions to Mars have gotten a boost from congressional leaders, who this week found up to $100 million more for NASA’s planetary science program.
The White House’s initial proposal for the 2013 NASA budget...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 5:26 PM
As officials started the arduous process on Monday of figuring out how to close a projected $15.4-million budget gap, City Manager Scott Ochoa warned that Glendale was facing a “new normal” — and it’s not pretty.
Last year, when...
| May 14, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Plans for a new for a new $123.9-million courthouse in Glendale could get iced by Gov. Jerry Brown's latest budget proposal.
His spending plan, unveiled Monday, freezes construction of new courthouses for one year, sharply cuts health and welfare...
| May 15, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Glendale needs about 150 employees to retire by Sept. 1 in order to minimize the amount of layoffs that would be needed to close a $15.4-million budget gap for next fiscal year, officials said this week.
At a special budget session at City Hall on...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 3:43 PM
The way Californians vote on Nov. 6 could decide La Cañada Unified School District's future.
If voters approve Proposition 30, which raises sales tax to 7.5% and hikes income tax on individuals making more than $250,000 a year, the La Cañada district can...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:15 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) toured NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Thursday afternoon, one day after Gov. Jerry Brown visited the La Cañada Flintridge campus.
One of her first questions for scientists was about Mars’ current climate....