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On Campus at GCC: Welcome Faire for fall semester students

The Glendale Community College Welcome Faire for students attending the school in the fall semester will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 26. There will be workshops, student panels, student services booths, campus tours, free lunch, music, prizes and giveaways. Students will also be able...

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  • Mailbag: Students deserve equal protection

    The July 6 "In Theory" asked if religious colleges receiving federal funds should be allowed an exemption from Title IX regulations barring discrimination against LGBT students and faculty. Readers might assume that LGBT students would not attend a school whose tenets condemn them for who they...

  • Mailbag: Reckless driving needs to be addressed

    I was nearly featured in a News-Press article this week. Not because I saved a puppy or wrote a best seller, but because I was almost the victim of a driver who confused North Verdugo Road with the 2 Freeway. As I waited for a clearing in oncoming traffic for a left turn, in the rearview mirror...

  • Mailbag: Problem is access to guns

    Mailbag: Problem is access to guns

    I couldn't agree more with Rep. Schiff's assessment of gun violence and the power of the NRA to dictate legislation (or the lack thereof) regarding guns. And, once again, California leads the way with the recent passage of several sensible gun control bills. But it's not just Californians who support...

  • Mailbag: Assessments may back up claims

    As past director of the Master's Program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the Psychology Department at Cal State LA, I was glad to see that the Glendale Unified School District has supported the training of teachers in some of the techniques of ABA such as positive reinforcement. Applied behavior...

  • Mailbag: Do drought and development mix in Glendale?

    I drove through downtown Glendale for the first time in a few months and took note of the gargantuan amount of development of apartments and condos. Simple question: If we are in the midst of one of the worst droughts in SoCal history, how can we continue to build and build and build? George NeJame...

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  • News-Press Editorial: Public should answer outreach

    News-Press Editorial: Public should answer outreach

    A general lack of confidence in elected officials at all levels of government and the tendency to get wrapped up in our own lives can result in the difference between what the people want for their communities and what they receive. For three years, beginning in 2013, the city of Glendale has made...

  • Editorial: Creative thinking needed for Rockhaven site

    Editorial: Creative thinking needed for Rockhaven site

    Historic preservationists and advocates for open spaces were heard this week by the City Council, which voted to expand its application process for bringing back to life property that was long home to the former Rockhaven Sanitarium. Now it's time for creative thinkers to take the council up on...

  • Editorial: Measure N cuts too much, too soon

    Measure N, which seeks to repeal the city's utility users tax, goes before voters on June 7 and, if passed, could negatively affect the city of Glendale in many ways. City officials have said that if the measure is approved, and the tax is repealed, it will result in a $17.5-million annual loss...

  • Editorial: Obama's silence on Armenian Genocide speaks volumes on geopolitics

    Editorial: Obama's silence on Armenian Genocide speaks volumes on geopolitics

    Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide takes place on Sunday, the 101st anniversary of the atrocities that historians tell us began on a spring night in 1915 when more than 200 Armenian intellectuals and civic leaders living in Constantinople were rounded up and imprisoned by the "Young Turks"...

  • News-Press Editorial: Have your say on new voting districts

    News-Press Editorial: Have your say on new voting districts

    A last call is being made this week for residents to weigh in on how they'd prefer Glendale Unified's voting map to be carved up for by-trustee-area election. So far, relatively few members of the general public have participated in setting up the map required as the school district pivots away...

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In Theory: Should the Johnson Amendment be repealed?

In Theory: Should the Johnson Amendment be repealed?

The new Republican Platform calls for the repeal of the "Johnson Amendment," a tax law passed in 1954 that prohibits tax-exempt organizations, including churches, from political organizing, TIME reports. The law was pushed by then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson and other members of Congress to cut off...

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