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  • Glendale officials to see black ink

    Glendale officials say they expect the city to end the fiscal year next month $3.9 million in the black — money that could be used to shore up worker compensation and other funds that are in severe need of replenishment. In addition to the surplus...
  • 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...
  • Schiff slams Congressional colleagues for not passing agreement on background checks

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) wants his colleagues in Congress to know that he is appalled by the failure of the Senate to pass a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would have mandated background checks for firearms buyers. “What happened this...
  • 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...
  • Despite Dream Act, Glendale Community College group will continue to help undocumented students

    Despite Dream Act, Glendale Community College group will continue to help undocumented students
    Not long before Julissa Valladares graduated in the top 5% of her senior class at Abraham Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, she won acceptance letters from UCLA, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara. But as a student who came to the U.S. at age 10 from...
  • Glendale gives blessing for $13-million bond deal for senior housing project

    An affordable housing developer is set to receive $13 million in private revenue bonds to rehabilitate a 98-unit building in Glendale for “very low” income seniors. This is the second time this year Southern California Presbyterian Homes...
  • Rep. Adam Schiff introduces bill to impose penalties on 'straw purchasers' of guns

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday introduced a bill that would impose a two-year prison sentence for people who buy guns in bulk explicitly to resell them. The Straw Purchaser Penalty Enhancement Act goes after the so-called “straw...
  • 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,...
  • Schiff lauds Feinstein's renewed push for assault weapons ban

    Schiff lauds Feinstein's renewed push for assault weapons ban
    California Sen. Diane Feinstein may have few Republican allies -- or even conservative Democrats -- as she pushes a new assault weapons ban, but she can at least count on the support of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) who issued a statement Thursday...
  • Glendale plans to counter Section 8 housing cuts

    Glendale housing officials plan to tap reserves in order to save an estimated 112 households from losing affordable housing vouchers as a result of the across-the-board federal spending cuts known as sequestration. City officials expect to lose at least...