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Urbanist, cyclist, and sustainable transportation advocate Richard Risemberg wrote these essays between 1997 and 2014, focusing on urban life and community. Most, though not all, have to do with Los Angeles, and many were first posted on his website Sustainable City News.

An LA native, Risemberg’s observations on automobile culture, consumer culture, the Great Recession, the LA River and many other topics will resonate strongly with those who have lived awhile in Southern California, even if they disagree with some of his conclusions. The comments, anecdotes, and scenes are sharp, on point, and still relevant […]

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Portantino’s “The Question Is” (for $10+ Billion): To Tunnel or Not To Tunnel?

Anthony Portantino’s latest “The Question Is” focuses on the 710 Tunnel, with Glendale City Council / Metro Board member Ara Najarian, South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, and Crescenta Valley Town Council President Robbyn Battles discussing economic, environmental, technical (think Seattle and Big Bertha!), social justice and quality of life problems with the proposal, and emphasizing several better ways to spend $10 billion to improve regional transportation […]


Citizen Tanouye: Japanese-American WWII Hero’s Story Explored by Students, Produced by Glendale Resident

Citizen Tanouye follows the life-changing journey of eight Torrance High School students who set out to uncover the story of Ted Tanouye, a Japanese-American Torrance High School alumnus, World War II hero, and Medal of Honor recipient. As the ethnically diverse group dig in to discover Tanouye’s story, they uncover the civil rights abuses suffered during the war years by Japanese Americans such as Tanouye’s family. The students plowed through archival materials, searched online, and conducted insightful interviews with war veterans to get to the bottom of what Tanouye and his family experienced. Glendale resident Robert Horsting produced the documentary, which will screen at the Glendale Central Library August 14, 2014, at 7pm […]

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Martin Short – Steve Martin LiveTalk at the Alex November 9 – Tix on Sale Starting July 25

Martin Short returns to the Alex Theatre stage for the second time this year for a Live Talks Los Angeles conversation about his memoir, I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend, with another comedy legend, Steve Martin, Sunday, November 9, 8pm. Short was just at the Alex […]


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Glendale native Paul Ignatius has published a new book, 5 x 3, featuring five creative works by three of the most prominent Armenian writers in English of the early to mid-20th century. Ignatius was acquainted with all of them, and in his short book he gives readers an insider’s view of each writer’s life, works, and impact […]

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Glendale Business Advisor One of Hollywood Film Partners – Travel to Yerevan on Film Business, and a World Cup Tie-In

Prolific Hollywood TV and film actor Ken Davitian, producer Arsen Bagdasaryan, and Glendale-based finance professional Ara Kachadourian have formed a new company, Hollywood Film Partners, which will seek to bring feature film production to Armenia. Kachadourian is active in the Glendale community and with Glendale Young Professionals. He advises and […]


Innovative State

Notes from the June 19, 2014 Live Talks Los Angeles Business Forum (featuring top leaders in business, technology, culture and policy – watch for next year’s season!): Aneesh Chopra, the first Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. (appointed by President Obama), in a conversation with Peter Marx, the first Chief […]

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Glendale Pops & Martin Short ReOpen the Alex Theatre: Don’t Miss This Great Show!

Grand reopening of the historic Alex Theatre: step out on the first night of summer to catch the fantastic Glendale Pops Orchestra with special guest Emmy- and Tony Award winning performer Martin Short. Artistic Director Matt Catingub and his top-flight orchestra always deliver fantastic music, and Short will come with […]


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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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 […]