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 […]
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 […]
Notes of interest to Glendale on Move LA’s “strawman” proposal for the 2016 ballot- a new 1/2 cent county sales tax – from discussions at the recent day-long meeting with transportation sector leaders, advocacy groups and elected officials. Mentions: Burbank/Bob Hope Airport terminal and intermodal facility improvements, Doran Street rail crossing, reduced transit fares for students?, and a “Grand Boulevards” proposal […]
Miss Representation, an award-winning documentary film, will be screened Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7pm in the Glendale Public Library Auditorium. The program is sponsored by the Brand Associates, in cooperation with the City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women and in recognition of Women’s History Month. The 2011 […]
Classic tunes explored in new styles with a wide range of performers: The Glendale Pops signature approach continues with a short but grand 2014 season scheduled around its home stage renovation, with the final June 21 program a re-opening celebration featuring Emmy-award winner Martin Short. Building its “brand” of eclectic […]
Our family and friends who know music and the music business always marvel at the top talent in the Glendale Pops. In addition to Matt Catingub, maestro music arranger + performer, all the orchestra musicians are stand-outs and all the guest performers truly grace the Alex Theatre stage just as Jo Dee Messina did last February. “These musicians love playing this music, love playing together, and love this setting […]
While working with a citizens’ group to protect Glendale residential zones from the proliferation of wireless facilities, I came across several studies that raised questions about the long-term health impacts of wireless technology. I ended up changing how I used wireless devices in several ways. This post describes how I changed my use of wireless devices, and links to two other sites that suggest how to reduce exposure to wireless frequencies.
Selected “firsts” in Glendale: the first Apple Store, the first Lego store, the first Bob’s Big Boy. Add to the list a new take on Pops: The stellar performances and original arrangements Matt Catingub has produced at the Alex Theatre in Glendale are now being sought by concert venues around the country.
A look at the beginnings of the Glendale Pops orchestra, including an interview with Matt Catingub and the Editor’s memories of the Pops first season. Great music, original interpretations, multiple genres and always entertaining. The third season will feature concerts in April, May and June 2014 […]
Help design an online tool for local commuters: take the survey just released by Glendale Transportation Management Associates, a local nonprofit. Survey participants will be entered in a raffle drawing for $300 in prizes. The five-minute survey is open Monday, February 10 through Sunday, February 23.
Attend Walk Bike Glendale’s monthly steering committee meeting February 10, 7pm. You don’t have to be a member to attend. The committee will be sharing results of its strategic planning retreat and recent work with the city on topics such as Ciclavia, applying for Active Transportation Program funding and the Pedestrian Safety Task Force […]
Metro Art (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency) is hosting free workshops to inform artists about a variety of upcoming opportunities and how to apply for them. The workshops are for artists only and will be held in February and March at locations throughout LA County; each workshop will cover […]