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  • Glendale former mayor under fire

    Glendale former mayor under fire
    Two Glendale residents have asked the California attorney general for permission to file a lawsuit challenging the appointment of Councilman Frank Quintero to fill a vacant seat on the council dais just days after he retired from office. The residents,...
  • Cost of Obama visit under scrutiny

    Cost of Obama visit under scrutiny
    President Barack Obama’s visit to DreamWorks Animation last month cost the city about $61,000 and at least one City Council member thinks that Glendale shouldn’t be the only one footing the bill for the increased security. When Obama came...
  • Government shutdown mutes Mars Curiosity rover's tweets

    Government shutdown mutes Mars Curiosity rover's tweets
    The Mars rover Curiosity won’t be left in park on the Red Planet this week, but no updates about the mission will be tweeted. Scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge are reporting to work despite the...
  • Petition wants White House to display rug made by Armenian refugee orphans

    Petition wants White House to display rug made by Armenian refugee orphans
    A petition on Whitehouse.gov is urging President Barack Obama to display a rug woven by Armenian orphans at a refugee camp in 1920. The tapestry was donated to President Calvin Coolidge in 1925, as a gift to thank Americans for their humanitarian...
  • Glendale City Council supports L.A. River wetlands plan

    Glendale City Council supports L.A. River wetlands plan
    It wasn't unanimous, but the City Council approved sending a message of support for a massive $1.08 billion renovation of the Los Angeles River corridor on a 3-1 vote Tuesday with one member abstaining. Glendale would not have to provide any funding for...
  • Ron Kaye: Is this the house we want to live in?

    Ron Kaye: Is this the house we want to live in?
    The Fourth of July always brings out the little boy in me, no matter how old I get, the little boy whose imagination was lit when he saw a movie short of Frank Sinatra singing “The House I Live In” as he stopped a bunch of kids from picking on...
  • Portantino and Robinson gear up for 2016 state Senate race

    Portantino and Robinson gear up for 2016 state Senate race
    A former assemblyman and a Pasadena councilwoman have announced plans to run for a state Senate seat in the 25th district currently held by Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge). The seat will open up in 2016 when Liu must leave office due to term limits....
  • DVD Review: Oliver Stone plays it straight

    DVD Review: Oliver Stone plays it straight
    Despite his three Oscars, Oliver Stone remains a divisive director, partly because he often reinterprets history as a form of melodrama (“JFK,” “Nixon,” “W.”). Thankfully, in his “Untold History of the United...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Superhero movies loud, violent and boring

    The Crosby Chronicles: Superhero movies loud, violent and boring
    "Man of Steel," the reboot of the Superman film franchise, had the biggest opening of a film in June, earning more than $125 million.   It's a real shame that a film that depicts catastrophic destruction of huge swaths of city blocks is entertaining to...
  • Space budget takes a hit

    Space budget takes a hit
    President Obama's budget proposal, unveiled on Wednesday, would cut funding for planetary exploration at NASA by roughly $200 million, although it still funds several high profile missions being planned out of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada...
  • On Education: Turning high marks into high performance

    On Education: Turning high marks into high performance
    Students go to college to earn high marks. Now Glendale Community College has a report card of its own. The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Tuesday released performance profiles for each of the system's 112 campuses, a new...
  • Rep. Schiff: Boston Marathon perpetrators will feel 'full weight of justice' (Video)

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Tuesday echoed President Obama’s vow to bring those responsible for the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon to justice. Speaking about the tragedy for the second time in as many days, Obama said the nation’s...