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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Rep. Schiff joins calls for fresh look at gun control laws

    Rep. Schiff joins calls for fresh look at gun control laws
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was one of a growing chorus of lawmakers who took to the weekend political talk show circuit to call for stricter gun controls, improved school safety and enhanced mental health measures. Appearing on MSNBC the day after...
  • 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    Although the U.S. military's presence in Afghanistan is winding down, with combat troops scheduled to be withdrawn by the end of 2014, suicides in the U.S. military have risen sharply this year.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...
  • Glendale pension costs keep rising

    Pension costs and other employee benefits continue to be a huge financial burden for Glendale, despite some gains in raising revenue and controlling costs, according to the most recent data available. As of June 2012, the annual pension cost was about...
  • 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...
  • Small Wonders: Hollywood scene turned upside-down

    I met my deadline this week. I turned in a particularly entertaining rant about Hollywood and her lack of creativity. Then we got news about the shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead and dozens more wounded. So we’ll save...
  • 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...
  • 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...