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  • Gatto and Ramani go into detail

    MIKE GATTO: 1) California faces projected budget deficits of close to $20 billion annually for the next several years. What specific steps must the state take to achieve a balanced budget? To paraphrase Winston Churchill, the next few years are likely...
  • Public shrugs at budget cuts

    A proposed city budget that will slash millions in services and raise an assortment of fees to help bridge an $18-million shortfall prompted few people to address the City Council on Tuesday. The relative silence came during a public hearing Tuesday on a...
  • Councilman criticizes selection of DeBell oversight committee

    A committee set up this week to oversee the struggling DeBell Golf Club has been criticized by Councilman David Gordon for being composed of some of the same people who were charged with monitoring course’s financial health in the first place....
  • Budget deficit forces day labor center to shut down

    Budget deficit forces day labor center to shut down
    WEST GLENDALE — Catholic Charities officials have closed the day labor center across from the Home Depot in Glendale after the city, facing a multi-million budget deficit, cut its subsidy for the center. Created at a time when Glendale banned...
  • Ron Kaye: The happiness factor

    Depending on which side of the Great Divide you’re on, unions — especially public employee unions — should be abolished or the bankers and corporate CEOs should be locked up in jail and the keys thrown away. Maybe we have been at war so...
  • Ron Kaye: Balancing conflicting interests in water war

    Don’t kid yourself, people will kill, or risk being killed, for just about anything of value. They’ll take that risk for money, for land, for gold, for diamonds — even for water. Water, more than anything in our desert climate in...
  • Improved test scores are more important than they look

    That Burbank and Glendale teachers were able to wring improvements in math and English-language test scores from their students under the weight of budget cuts is a testament to their drive and spirit. Despite millions in state education funding cuts and...
  • Gatto warns of trigger cuts

    Gatto warns of trigger cuts
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) told local educators this week to prepare for mid-year budget cuts that will be automatically triggered in December if state revenues fall more than $4 billion below projections. “If I had to predict, I would...
  • Districts to pick up school bus tab

    Districts to pick up school bus tab
    Glendale and Burbank school districts will absorb hundreds of thousands of dollars in state-mandated cuts to student busing to ensure that transportation services won’t be interrupted, their superintendents said this week. Gov. Jerry Brown last...
  • Ron Kaye: We're at war with ourselves

    All politics is local — even wars halfway around the world in Iraq and Afghanistan. The point comes home with force as we watch our elected officials at every level grapple with a third year of massive budget deficits that are forcing drastic cuts...
  • Citing budget cut, Social Security office in Glendale to reduce hours

    Hours at the Social Security office in Glendale will be reduced by 30 minutes each weekday starting Aug. 15, federal officials announced Wednesday. The Social Security Administration cited a $1-billion budget cut in announcing the move. The public...
  • Schiff vows to fight budget impacts to NASA deep space missions

    Schiff vows to fight budget impacts to NASA deep space missions
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) today announced his opposition to any budget cuts at NASA that would threaten the agency's planetary science programs, including missions to Jupiter's icy moon and Mars. In a statement, Schiff said he met with NASA...