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  • State appears headed for a mostly dry year

    State appears headed for a mostly dry year
    The December appointment of Foothill Municipal Water District Board President Richard Atwater to the National Academy of Sciences Committee (NASC) came at a time when, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor analysis, 85% of California was categorized as...
  • NSA phone surveillance: Schiff responds to Obama's new controls on metadata collection

    President Obama proposed changes for how the National Security Agency collects data and conducts surveillance on American citizens in his speech on Friday in Washington, D.C. Obama supports moving call record data outside of the NSA, requiring a court...
  • 818 Roundup: Colby fire update, drought, NSA surveillance

    818 Roundup: Colby fire update, drought, NSA surveillance
    Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Locals in the Glendale-area can expect to see a high of 82 and low of 52, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. We're rounding up the top news items in the region: - The...
  • 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...
  • End comes for history study grant

    End comes for history study grant
    During the past 12 years, Glendale teachers have taken advantage of $4 million in grant funds to travel across the country to cities, museums and historical institutions to immerse themselves in stories of the past. But that appears to be coming to an...
  • Glendale school district drops its grant application

    Glendale Unified will not apply for federal Race to the Top funds — a potential $30 million payout — a decision that avoids a confrontation with the district's teachers union regarding the use of test scores that scuttled the highly-sought...
  • La Caņada Elementary earns national honor

    La Caņada Elementary was named a National Blue Ribbon school on Tuesday, the first time it has received the honor. The Blue Ribbon program recognizes public and private schools that perform well or have made a significant improvement. The campus was one...
  • Viar settles into GCC as new president

    Viar settles into GCC as new president
    One month into his new job as the president of Glendale Community College, David Viar is staring down the challenge of keeping pace with rising student demand amid years of austerity measures that only recently have stabilized as California's budget...
  • Glendale students wait for final cut in Washington, D.C. science competition

    Glendale students wait for final cut in Washington, D.C. science competition
    Two young Glendale residents are among 300 semi-finalists nationwide for a science and math competition set for next month in Washington, D.C. Francesca Legaspi and Daniel Yacoubian will find out next week if they will be one of 30 finalists competing...
  • District will try again for Race to the Top grant

    Glendale Unified officials have renewed hope that the district can win a federal grant worth up to $30 million following the district's failed attempt to win the grant last year because it lacked support from the Glendale Teachers Assn. In 2012, the...
  • Glendale seeks political muscle from lobbyists

    Seeking a stronger political voice in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., Glendale City Council members voted Tuesday to hire a state lobbyist and enter into negotiations with a federal lobbyist in the hope of steering policy decisions and grant money the...
  • Former WWII sex slave is on a mission for recognition

    Former WWII sex slave is on a mission for recognition
    Bok Dong Kim was 14 when she was forced to travel to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and other countries as a sex slave for Japanese soldiers during World War II. Now, the petite 88-year-old travels the world on her own accord, speaking...