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  • Glendale pays big pension numbers

    Glendale pays big pension numbers
    As Glendale struggles to get a handle on its growing pension obligations, records show that about 11% of the nearly 1,350 city retirees draw annual pensions of more than $100,000 a year — and some of them far more than that. At the top of the list...
  • Former city workers retired, but still working

    Former city workers retired, but still working
    Former Glendale Police Capt. Ray Edey is not one to relax, so when he had the opportunity to return to writing grant applications for the city in September 2011, about a week after he retired, he took it. "I don't golf, fish or hunt," said the 30-year...
  • Glendale nonprofit grants chopped back

    A business leadership summer camp for girls came under fire this week as the City Council, acting in its dual role as the Housing Authority, decided how to divvy up shrinking federal funds for public social services. Councilman Ara Najarian said he...
  • Pension cost rise threatens Glendale's budget

    Glendale officials warned this week that planned changes to how the state's pension agency calculates contribution rates will have a significant impact on a city still recovering from a prolonged recession. The California Public Employees' Retirement...
  • Judge rejects Randy Adams' bid to double pension

    Judge rejects Randy Adams' bid to double pension
    A judge has rejected an effort by Bell's former police chief to more than double his pension to $510,000 a year, saying that the City Council never approved his extravagant contract and that city officials tried to keep his salary secret. Randy Adams,...
  • Glendale puts off review of apartment smoking restrictions for one month

    Glendale officials have again postponed discussion of restricting smoking in individual apartment units, citing the need to further vet the proposals and respond to public inquiries, a city spokesman said. The City Council had been scheduled to review...
  • In Theory: How can we lower the rate of military suicides?

    Although the U.S. military's presence in Afghanistan is winding down, with combat troops scheduled to be withdrawn by the end of 2014, suicides in the U.S. military have risen sharply this year. In the first 155 days of 2012, 154 service members have...
  • Glendale employee unions agree to waive salary bumps

    As Glendale plans to cut its workforce by more than 100 employees, three city unions have agreed to no salary or cost-of living increases this fiscal year, officials reported. For several years, the unions have agreed to these provisions as the city...
  • Pension overhaul is long overdue

    Gov. Jerry Brown’s pension overhaul for public employees — one of the most significant rollbacks of its kind in state history — is a huge victory for hundreds of municipalities across the state that, until now, have had to labor...
  • Randy Adams takes the Fifth 20 times at pension hearing

    Randy Adams takes the Fifth 20 times at pension hearing
    Already one of California's highest paid public pensioners, former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams this week asked a state pension panel to double his retirement pay to reflect the huge salary he received during his brief stint as the top cop in the...
  • Waitress, 81, loses life savings to lottery scam

    Waitress, 81, loses life savings to lottery scam
    Antonia Becerra, an 81-year-old Glendale resident, was close to retiring after more than 40 years as a waitress at the landmark French restaurant Taix in Los Angeles, but that all changed this year after falling victim to a lottery scam that wiped out her...
  • Glendale firefighters agree to delay raises

    Glendale firefighters have agreed to cut a 4.5% promised cost-of-living raise to 2.5% in 2013 as the city continues to ask for employee concessions to save money. In 2015, firefighters are set to get a second 3.5% increase, bringing the total increase to...