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  • Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains

    Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains
    President Obama plans to announce Friday that he will set aside roughly half of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, bringing stronger federal protections to the range to shield it from crowding and pollution, according to the Los Angeles...
  • 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...
  • Drivers brace for traffic jams as Obama visits Jay Leno in Burbank

    Drivers brace for traffic jams as Obama visits Jay Leno in Burbank
    Commuters and residents in the San Fernando Valley are bracing for traffic tie-ups Tuesday when President Obama visits "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank and overnights in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times reported that the Los Angeles...
  • Area residents react to President Obama's Burbank visit

    Some are excited, some are annoyed about the inevitable traffic jams, but many in the Burbank area have an opinion about President Obama's scheduled apperance on "The Tonight Show" in Burbank Tuesday. Below is a sampling of the local reaction: 
  • Potential air strikes in Syria cause concern for Syrian-Armenians in Glendale

    While President Barack Obama announced Friday that any military action responding to chemical attacks in Syria would be limited in scope, leaders in the Syrian-Armenian community in Glendale said they oppose any armed response from the United States....
  • Vigil against Syrian involvement draws more than 200 protesters in Glendale

    Vigil against Syrian involvement draws more than 200 protesters in Glendale
    Candles flickered as more than 200 people gathered at a vigil in Glendale on Monday night to discourage American military strikes in Syria. The vigil, hosted by the Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America, moveon.org and the MLK...
  • 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 Caņada Flintridge are reporting to work despite the...
  • 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...
  • Glendale theater troupe gets a glorious donation

    Glendale theater troupe gets a glorious donation
    This post has been corrected. See details below.  When the stage lights come up on the Stepping Stone Players’ production of “Oliver!” Friday night, the show will have benefited from a $2,000 donation from the Walt Disney Co., after...
  • 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...
  • 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,...