| Dec 20, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Having been under the threat of a lawsuit for the past year, the Glendale City Council this week agreed to ask voters in April if the city should switch from its long-standing at-large voting system to individual districts.
Malibu attorney Kevin Shenkman...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As 2014 winds down, the lights go up, and the decorations sparkle. The children shriek with delight at the latest "Frozen" gear, and adults drink too much while giving one another silly gifts.
But shortly after the New Year, residents in Burbank and...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The decision whether to keep the city’s at-large voting system or split the community into districts could be up to local voters next spring as the Glendale City Council is leaning toward placing the question on a ballot.
The council on Tuesday...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 11:34 AM
To ensure that all students of various economic, gender or ethnic backgrounds succeed at Glendale Community College, officials have been working for months to create a new comprehensive student-equity plan as they adhere to a mandate issued by the state&...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 10:36 PM
”Sure, I’ve been a geek and a nerd since I was a little kid,” admits Jody Wheeler, vice-president of Bent-Con, the upcoming convention celebrating the wide cross-sections where LGBTQ and fanboy culture meet. “I had all the Star...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:09 PM
City officials will solicit feedback from community groups about whether Glendale should establish council districts after they received a letter from a private attorney alleging the current at-large voting system is polarizing minorities in local...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:18 PM
When former Glendale Councilwoman Eileen Givens went knocking on doors to campaign for the first time, some residents told her they couldn’t vote for her because there was already a woman on the council, as if the token seat was occupied.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Glendale school officials are moving to change the district’s voting system from an at-large one to a district-based system to remove the school district from scrutiny under the California Voting Rights Act and the potential for litigation.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Glendale Community College officials are joining other government entities in the city in taking the first steps toward adopting a district-based voting system to avoid litigation and pressure under the California Voting Rights Act.
On Oct. 21,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:23 PM
A law firm was recently hired by Glendale Community College officials to help the school on an “as-needed” basis with redistricting matters.
College officials began a discourse over redistricting a little over two years ago when consultants...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Rather than get rid of free self-defense classes offered by a city commission for women and girls that puts the city on shaky legal grounds, the City Council this week unanimously voted to offer similar classes for men and boys.
Most of the council...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:35 AM
This has been a fascinating week, gender wise. First, Glendale resumed its women's self-defense class — delayed while officials tried to figure out how to deal with cries of gender bias from a San Diego nonprofit with a self-important name.