A Long-Lasting Legal Dispute Can End-Up Costing Millions to the City of Glendale, CA

By Frank Gallo On Feb.25/2014, the Glendale Coalition for Better Government (a non-profit pro-citizen advocacy group) sued Glendale for the violation of its City Charter as well as the violation of propositions 26 (Article XIIIC of the State Constitution) by transferring Electric fees to the City’s General Fund. The Electric revenue transfer amounted to $80.6 […]

Is the Economy Diving into a Recession? Glendale City Staff Doesn’t Think So

By Frank Gallo In the past three months the Country has lost jobs at a tremendously fast pace. Almost 20% of the population had filled unemployment claims by the end of May, a number unheard since the depression. Now that the economy starts reopening, many people are finding that their jobs are no longer there. […]

A Comprehensive Timeline of the New Coronavirus Pandemic, from China’s First COVID-19 Case to the Present

The novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, in late December. Here is a timeline of some of the most significant events and moments of the pandemic by Business Insider. December 31, 2019: Chinese Health officials informed the World Health Organization about a cluster of 41 patients with a mysterious pneumonia. Most were connected to the Huanan Seafood […]

Zareh Sinanyan Resigns from Glendale City Council to Accept a Position in Armenian Government

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] On June 7, 2019, Glendale City Council member Zareh Sinanyan submitted a letter resigning his position on Glendale City Council effective immediately to accept a position with the Armenian government.  Sinanyan will be in charge of Armenia’s diaspora affairs, reporting to the country’s prime minister, a position recently created by the Armenian Government. In his new role Sinanyan would be a liaison between Armenia and […]

Glendale Settles Two Lawsuits Over Tiered Water Rates

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] The City of Glendale just settled two lawsuits filed by the Glendale Coalition for Better Government related to the method it used to charge for water service. The City owned utility is run as a separate entity, but City Council makes the financial decisions on its operation.  The rate structure in litigation was approved by City Council in August 2014, ignoring repeated protests by the Glendale Coalition for Better […]

Check-Kiting Scheme that Allegedly Defrauded Banks out of nearly $1.5 Million

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] United States Attorney’s Office Central District of California   Eight San Fernando Valley Residents Arrested in Check-Kiting Scheme that Allegedly Defrauded Banks out of nearly $1.5 Million              LOS ANGELES – Federal authorities this morning arrested eight people named in a federal grand jury indictment that alleges check-kiting schemes that used hundreds of altered Armenian passports […]

Preliminary Hearing Scheduled on Glendale Hit and Run

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] A motorist pleaded not guilty today to charges stemming from an alleged hit-and-run crash in Glendale that killed a 72-year- old woman four days before Christmas. Mira Gjura, 62, of Glendale, is charged with one felony count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death or serious injury and one misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, according to the Los Angeles County […]

Quick News

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] On Wednesday April 10 at 10 a.m. the Glendale Water & Power will begin a series of public meetings to gather customer input for an Integrated Resource Plan, a planning document that will provide the publicly owned utility with guidance to establish policies regarding the city’s electricity supply over the long-term planning horizon. […]

State Supreme Court ducks key pension issue….

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] By Dan Walters | March 2019   The state Supreme Court could have addressed a fundamental issue in California’s public employee pension crisis – whether the so-called “California rule” makes it impossible to reduce benefits. However, the court punted this week, ruling that since the Legislature and former Gov. Jerry Brown legitimately eliminated a way that workers could […]

Court of Appeals Found that Glendale Violates its Own Charter When Transferring Money to the General Fund.

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] Court of Appeals Found that Glendale Violates its Own Charter When Transferring Money to the General Fund. Case was Remanded Back to Lower Court for Re-calculating $60 Million Award to Rate Payers — By Frank Gallo In February 2014, the Glendale Coalition for Better Government ( a nonprofit organization advocating for a transparent […]