“The Love Doctor” Ara Najarian enjoys a sunset while Glendale residents die of COVID-19

Published to Facebook January 9, 2021 with the message “Peace and Love.” At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, while case and death numbers were rapidly increasing in Glendale, this Glendale City Council member was enjoying a day at the beach and declaring himself “the love doctor.” — Nauseating. On…

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Ardy Kassakhian News & Views: Interview with Charles Mahtesian, POLITICO

An interview with POLITICO’s Senior Political Editor Charles Mahtesian about the Capitol Hill protests/riots, the Democratic control of the Congress and White House and what the future holds for local agencies struggling with the pandemic.

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Video: The City of Glendale’s 5th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Originally broadcast by the City of Glendale Thursday, January 14, 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. King’s birthday is January 15. The holiday…

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Jogger Spitting on Citizens Located, Arrested and Booked

Media Contact:  Sgt. HauptmannOffice: 818-937-8888Cell: 818-299-1565Email: GPDPIO@Glendaleca.gov Jogger Spitting on Citizens Located, Arrested and Booked In late 2020, the Glendale Police Department began receiving reports regarding a shirtless male jogger who was spitting on random people outdoors, primarily for not wearing a face mask.  Victims of his assaults ranged in…

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LA Metrolink Chairman and Glendale Councilmember, Ara Najarian, uses Nextdoor’s moderation system to censor public opinion

Ara Najarian is a very busy politician. He was ‘so busy’ that he proposed City Council and staff eliminate one City Council meeting per month, giving city officials a handful of taxpayer-paid days off. With a pretense of needing time to catch up on backed up reports and other city…

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Mike Mohill’s City Council call about Ara Najarian’s censorship on Nextdoor

At the January 12, 2021 Glendale City Council meeting, Ara Najarian’s long-time political adversary, local community newsletter publisher, Mike Mohill called in to bring attention to the repeated censorship tactics practiced by the councilmember. Mr. Najarian has a growing record of using such tactics on Nextdoor to prevent the greater…

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Dan Brotman creates 50 second COVID-19 PSA; City unable to produce better in 10 months

At the January 12, 2021 Glendale City Council meeting, Dan Brotman stressed the need for better enforcement of our social distancing and face covering ordinances. Though not planned as such, 50 seconds of his comments provided a better COVID-19 public service announcement than our city produced late in the holiday…

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Housing Authority: Ardy Kassakhian Suggests Saving City Money, Ara ‘Dark Days’ Najarian Throws Pity Party

(Originally posted to Nextdoor Glendale, CA September 13, 2020) Last week I posted a video of the Glendale Housing Authority – September 1, 2020 (Spaghetti Western Style). And I highly recommend this fine action-packed western adventure filled with heroes, villains, and do-nothings. https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=160296239 Today I’m going to take a closer…

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Glendale Housing Authority – September 1, 2020 (Spaghetti Western Style)

(Originally posted to Nextdoor September 4, 2020) Generally this is a pointless, wasteful meeting that conducts little or no business. This one was different. Having accidentally clicked on it, I found it packed with all of the flavor of a spaghetti western movie. It has it all; the good, the…

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Glendale 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Togetherhood Celebration on Thursday, January 14, 2021

The City of Glendale invites you to join and watch the 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Togetherhood Celebration on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 12noon PST! This free event is open to the public via WebEx by visiting glendaleca.gov/webevent, on Charter Communications/Spectrum Cable Channel 6 in the Glendale/La…

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Glendale posts Council agenda 12 days in advance. The unintended benefit of taking 20 days off?

On December 31, 2020 Ardy Kassakhian posted on Twitter: “Meeting agendas ready 12 days before the actual scheduled meeting. Let’s make this a regular occurrence so the public has a chance to see what’s coming up for a vote. #transparency#LocalGov “ I agree that the public should have plenty of…

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Ardy Kassakhian Discussion Series: Interview with NE Patriots Dir. of Football Berj Najarian

Ardy Ardashes Kassakhian (via Facebook): “Interview with Berj Najarian (Director of Football/Head Coach Administration with the New England Patriots) about his and the New England Patriots activism on the war in Armenia/Artsakh and the humanitarian crisis taking places in the wake of Azerbaijani and Turkish war crimes. We talk baseball,…

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Holiday greeting from our City Council members

Earlier this month as the holiday season began, City Council attended the 2020 virtual Glendale Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. Each councilmember expressed their holiday greetings to the residents of Glendale, which was followed by clips of the tree lighting event from previous years. A few of the council members spoke…

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Glendale City Council produces Christmas Eve ‘panic mode’ COVID-19 video scripted from tweet series

Today, Glendale released a 1:54 mins. video of City Council addressing the dangers of COVID-19. It’s mostly scripted off of the nine-part tweet series mentioned in my last post, but it is overall a good production. This was months and months overdue. It’s unfortunate that the city waited for a…

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@MyGlendale tweets wrong COVID-19 death count, only off by six human lives

Today @MyGlendale tweeted a series of nine COVID-19 messages to the public. In their final message, they pled for the public to consider those who have lost their lives in Glendale to COVID-19, citing 225 people who have died from the disease. Unfortunately, their data was two days old, and…

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Male Arrested for Theft, Heroin, Obstructing and Possessing Five Handguns with Ammo at The Galleria Mall

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Sgt. HauptmannOffice: 818-937-8888Cell: 818-299-1565Email: GPDPIO@Glendaleca.gov Male Arrested for Theft, Heroin, Obstructing and Possessing Five Handguns with Ammo at The Galleria Mall On December 18, 2020, around 2:45 p.m., officers assigned to the Glendale Police Department’s Downtown Policing Unit received a call from a business at…

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City Seeking Qualified Applicants to Operate Alex Theatre

December 18, 2020 Media Contact: Jennifer Hiramoto, Acting Assistant Director of Community Development818-548-2005 JHiramoto@glendaleca.gov City Seeking Qualified Applicants to Operate Alex Theatre GLENDALE, CA – The historic Alex Theatre is a world-class performing arts and entertainment center, serving as an anchor for the City’s vibrant Downtown and Art & Entertainment Districts. On…

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