Glendale News-Press


Art teacher finds a home and place to create in new Glendale artist colony

At about 4 years old, Alex Babajanyan II used to run away from his school in Armenia so that he could spend time drawing. Although today the E.D. White Elementary School art teacher advises his students against the same practice, Babajanyan said his uncle, for whom who he’s named, bought him art...


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Murray, Molina look to clear Masters Meet obstacle

Murray, Molina look to clear Masters Meet obstacle

On one hand, the St. Francis High and La Cañada track and field programs aren’t in unfamiliar positions. It was only last season when the Golden Knights and Spartans advanced athletes to the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Masters Meet en route to the state championships in Central California....

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Keith Morris, one of the originators of SoCal punk rock, to perform in Burbank


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  • Readers offer thoughts on Crosby, Najarian pieces; another sees hope in local millennials

    Re: Brian Crosby’s article in the News-Press on May 4, “Trump’s Teacher of the Year ceremony shows disdain for education.” I didn’t know about Crosby’s book, “Smart Kids, Bad Schools,” but I would like to know whether he wrote about the failure of public schools to teach cursive writing, civics...

  • We need practical solutions to distracted driving

    We need practical solutions to distracted driving

    With traffic fatalities on the rise nationally, Glendale has a good reason to be especially concerned, given our community’s unfortunate history of high rates of car collisions often involving bicyclists and pedestrians. Public safety should be our No. 1 priority. That is why I championed last...

  • Quality of life dimmed by Glendale’s reckless drivers

    On April 30, I was in the third car waiting in a left-turn lane on Verdugo Boulevard at a red light. When the light turned green, the car in front of me jumped in front of oncoming traffic and made a left turn. On May 13, I encountered a woman headed toward me while she was driving on the wrong...

  • The Fate of the Furious: 30 days at the impound

    The Fate of the Furious: 30 days at the impound

    Recently, Los Angeles has seen a dramatic and alarming 43% increase in traffic-related fatalities, with 260 traffic deaths occurring in 2016. This rate is continuing to increase and in 2017 is already significantly higher than it was at this time last year. Unfortunately, these rising rates of...


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