Jeff Landa

Writer

Jeff Landa is the city hall reporter for the Glendale News-Press. A first-generation American and Orange County native, he graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in rhetoric. His reporting has appeared on NPR's Morning Edition and his college paper, The Daily Californian.

Recent Articles

  • Rocket Research Institute, founded in Glendale, celebrates 75 years

    Rocket Research Institute, founded in Glendale, celebrates 75 years

    When the Glendale Rocket Society was founded by students at Clark Junior High— the current site of Crescenta Valley High — the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II had just commenced and Dwight D. Eisenhower had not yet taken command of the Allied Forces in Europe. The organization’s leader,...

  • Empowerment panel spotlights leadership barriers, successes for women

    Four local women who’ve experienced success in a variety of male-dominated professions took part in a discussion Wednesday as part of the inaugural “EmpowHER” panel for women’s leadership and networking at the Brand Library and Art Center. The panelists were Clare Ceplecha, senior fiduciary adviser...

  • Burbank’s Blizzard Arena aims to take esports to the next level

    Burbank’s Blizzard Arena aims to take esports to the next level

    On Wednesday, video-game company Blizzard Entertainment launched the inaugural season of its competitive Overwatch League, the first major test of its dedicated esports broadcast facility in Burbank since it opened last year. Blizzard Arena Los Angeles is a roughly 450-seat, 50,000-square-foot,...

  • Antaeus Theatre Co. will stage Harold Pinter’s obscure comedy ‘The Hothouse’

    Antaeus Theatre Co. will stage Harold Pinter’s obscure comedy ‘The Hothouse’

    In a play that examines the absurdity of bureaucracy in a government-run facility, Antaeus Theatre Co. will present Harold Pinter’s black comedy “The Hothouse” beginning Jan. 18 through March 11. The play was originally written in 1953 but went unproduced for decades after a string of poorly received...

  • Glendale’s annual homeless count relies on community to help those in need

    Later this month, the city of Glendale will conduct its annual homeless and subpopulation count, which helps bring awareness to the overall homeless population in the city and provide pathways to housing for some affected individuals. Similar to the homeless count conducted by the neighboring Los...

  • Resident of Glendale retirement community celebrates 104 years

    Resident of Glendale retirement community celebrates 104 years

    As Glendale’s hospitals welcomed their first babies of 2018 on New Year’s Day, Anita Johnson Mackey — a resident of Scholl Canyon Estates retirement community in Glendale — turned 104 years old. Johnson Mackey, who moved into Scholl Canyon Estates as its sixth resident eight years ago, had a lunchtime...

  • Glendale hospitals gather community and religious leaders to celebrate Armenian Christmas

    Glendale hospitals gather community and religious leaders to celebrate Armenian Christmas

    With the help of local religious leaders, two Glendale hospitals held ceremonies Friday to help the large Armenian community in the city celebrate Armenian Christmas, which falls on Jan. 6 each year. At Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital, Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, prelate of the...

  • Glendale hospitals welcome new year’s newborns

    Glendale hospitals welcome new year’s newborns

    Glendale hospitals on New Year’s Day each welcomed their first babies of 2018 slightly earlier than expected. At Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital, Evelyn Rivera and Derek Thompson welcomed their son, Sebastian, at 12:29 a.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. The couple...

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