| Jul 14, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Smart meters aren’t worth the $50 million cost to Glendale after the $20-million federal stimulus grant — they may pose health risks, their transmissions pose security and privacy risks and their rollout is premature.
A total of 43 city and...
| Jan 27, 2011
In the wake of the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson, the Arizona state legislature has passed emergency legislation to prevent the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing victims' funerals, including that of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green. The church's...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 12:12 PM
When land lines and cell towers fail, it will be the “ham” radios that keep the channels of communication open.
To prove it, for a 24-hour period starting on Saturday, amateur radio broadcasters with the Crescenta Valley Radio Club...
| Nov 13, 2011
In a world gone crazy, teetering on the brink of economic chaos, with thousands dying every day at the hands of rogue governments, wars being fought over precious natural resources and the young losing hope in the future, you have to wonder how smart...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:28 PM
The Wallace Berman renaissance has been inching along in fits and starts, ever since art historian Merril Greene published the first serious consideration of his work in Artforum in 1978. That essay came two years after his untimely death in 1976, on...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 6:32 PM
Tony Millionaire spends his nights in the garage. That's where you'll find him, in a space built just wide enough for a Model-T, bent over his drawing table until 4 a.m., a beer never far from his fingertips. The wife and kids can hear him in there,...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 10:11 AM
If former Glendale resident Michelle Karam has learned anything on the road to achieving her dream job as a celebrity chef, it’s that when one door closes; another one opens soon after.
“It’s so exciting when you get that phone call...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 7:00 AM
It was just before 2:30 in the afternoon of Sunday Dec. 7, 1941 when a New York radio station interrupted the broadcast of the New York Giants football game with a shocking news bulletin: The Japanese had staged a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S....
| Oct 13, 2011
| 8:36 PM
Verizon and AT&T Wireless have pulled their advertising off KFI’s “John and Ken” show in response to a campaign by several Latino groups to drive the controversial radio talk hosts off the air.
Vons and Ralphs, which have advertised on...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:12 PM
Recently, a Minnesota Public Radio talk show listener called to suggest to language experts Ben Zimmer and Grant Barrett a clever solution to a very perplexing and pervasive language problem.
The problem crops up when we need to talk about a hypothetical...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 3:00 PM
With some Glendale customers grumbling over what they say is the Big Brother debut of a new smart meter grid, the city's utility today announced plans to host a panel of experts to address public concerns.
Some Glendale Water & Power customers have...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Michael Feinstein was surprised to be asked to fill the newly named Marvin Hamlisch Chair as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops orchestra.
“I was gobsmacked,” Feinstein said, “and very touched.”
Feinstein succeeds Hamlisch,...