Go Glendale: TMA Relaunches

Go Glendale (Glendale Transportation Management Associates, Inc. ) just relaunched and relocated with new branding and outreach to downtown property managers as well as employers and residents throughout Glendale. Director Erika Kampe (pictured) spoke after the 450 N. Brand Blvd. office’s ribbon cutting this morning. The sun burned through the […]

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Net Neutrality: Insights from Glendale’s 2009 Cell Tower Controversy

The FCC’s failed 2009 attempt to enact net neutrality occurred as the City of Glendale was updating its wireless facility citing rules. Covering developments and exploring the issues in context, I observed that net neutrality supports the expansion and commercial viability of wireless networks. Wireless networks are limited by bandwidth […]


Zócalo Panel on 710 Controversy

A panel discussion on the 710 extension, organized by Zócalo Public Square, filled the Museum of Contemporary Art auditorium in downtown LA on Wednesday night. All of the invited speakers at the Metro-sponsored event shared the viewpoint that the 710 should be extended, saying that something should be done to […]


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Online Exhibit Highlights the Armenian Church’s Role Aiding Refugees to Etchmiadzin

The First Refuge and the Last Defense: The Armenian Church, Etchmiadzin, and the Armenian Genocide, an online exhibit with more than 150 historic photographs, was recently released in a joint research effort by several Armenian organizations. The exhibit documents the role of the Armenian clergy during the Armenian Genocide, and focuses on lesser-known Armenian aid to refugees from Van and the border regions of the Ottoman empire. […]


Beyond Freeways: Commerce, Community and Contention Along Los Angeles’ 710 Corridor

From the introduction to Beyond Freeways, a four-part series: “In an era of global warming, peak oil, obesity, stress, and foundering economies, it becomes imperative to find better ways to move ourselves, and our goods, among our neighborhoods. More specifically, if we wish to keep the economy we favor in this country and remain somewhat human, we must move as much transport as possible to modes such as rail, which uses one-third the fuel and orders of magnitude less land than individual motor vehicles do to move goods and people alike.
“…This series, by environmental reporter Justin Gerdes and documentary photographer and videographer Leila Dee Dougan, will investigate the premises and promises of differing visions for the 710 corridor and its communities, and how it grew into its present form […]

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Delayed: SR-710 Study Draft EIR Release

From the Metro announcement updated April 16, 2014: “…release of the draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the State Route 710 North Study will be delayed. “…it has become apparent that additional time is required to complete the technical studies, which means that the release of the Draft […]


Last Week at the Alex: Michael Lewis Takes on Wall Street, Glendale Pops Rocks the House

The Alex Theatre was sold out for author Michael Lewis’ appearance April 10 to discuss his just-published book Flash Boys, which is stirring up controversy on Wall Street. Just two days later, April 12, fans in the know came to the Alex to hear the Glendale Pops deliver the best of all their outstanding performances to date with Fusion: Jazz That Rocks. Honestly, every piece sounded better and richer than the recorded originals! The audience for both events didn’t want them to end. Great programs on history being made and enjoying musical history, right here in Glendale […]