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Glendale Nomination Papers Issued February 14 – March 11, 2022; candidate hopefuls as of 2/17/2022

The nomination period for the upcoming June 7, 2022 Glendale Municipal Election is open from February 14 to March 11, 2022 at 5:00 PM. During the nomination period, we will be watching Glendale’s list of candidates who pull papers to run for office, as well as updating those whose papers…

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Partial list of candidates for Glendale’s June 7, 2022 election

At this time several campaign committees have been created for our next Glendale election. Four are for City Council, and one if for College Board Area 4. They are: Anita Quinonez Gabrielian for Glendale City Council 2022Ara Najarian for City Council 2022Brotman for City Council 2022Davis for College Board Area…

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Council caller highlights Ara Najarian’s ties to commercial developers

At the October 5, 2021 Glendale City Council meeting, we saw Ara Najarian’s latest scheme to support commercial developers and disadvantage land use appellants by manipulating city ordinance. In this case, his proposal would require the recusal of councilmembers who have received any donation from members of an appealing party….

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Glendale City Council, Joint CC/Housing Authority Meetings August 24, 2021

Glendale City Council August 24, 2021 Action Items: a. Community Development, re: Introduction of an Ordinance to Revoke and Reinstate Title 5 of the Glendale Municipal Code to Update Business Regulations and Business License Procedures — Council voted unanimously to clean up it’s business license code. It includes a streamlined…

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An open letter to Mike Mohill

Mr. Mohill, In recent months you’ve published several of my comments in your newsletter. I would appreciate if you make clear to your readers your practice of copying my comments from the Nextdoor social media platform. You tend to represent comments made on social media as having been sent to…

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Councilmember, Ara Najarian, who created “Dark Days” and “Winegate,” brings us ‘WhineFest’

At the July 13, 2021 City Council discussions on whether Glendale should provide public funding for Council election candidates, councilmember, Ara Najarian, revealed that he doesn’t like his job very much. Despite his creation of the City Council ‘Dark Days’ policy, giving himself and staff a day off by eliminating…

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Four Glendale Police Officers On Administrative Leave After Video Shows Them Beating 17-Year-Old

Warning: Graphic video Interestingly, the above video implies that it was KCAL News who brought the incident to the attention of GPD. And, GPD only took action after the media informed them that the incident went public. Did our own police department not know what was going on within its…

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Dan Brotman addresses public on Ara Najarian’s ‘Winegate’; exposes Mayor Agajanian’s complicity

At the February 16, 2021 City Council Meeting, Councilmember Dan Brotman made comments directly to the viewing public regarding motives behind the ‘Winegate’ fiasco orchestrated by Ara Najarian. This video includes his statement directed to the citizens of Glendale. Mr. Brotman informs us that some with commercial developer interests are…

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Ara Najarian’s ‘Winegate’ “scandal” fizzles at City Council

This is a clip of the full second motion of ‘winegate,’ where Ara Najarian walks the thin line between defaming someone and defamation, at the February 16, 2021 City Council meeting. Council rejected it in a 2 abstain (Brotman, Devine): 1 no (Kassakhian): 2 yes (Najarian, Agajanian) vote. Mr. Najarian…

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Outlook Newspapers: ‘Winegate’ Controversy Engrosses Council

Outlook Newspapers’ Glendale News-Press had especially good coverage of Ara Najarian’s failed over-reactive attempt to to create a scandal designed to impair the Design Review Board. Recall that Ara Najarian made a point of mentioning (threatening) media coverage at the City Council meeting. “More than two hours of discussing what…

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“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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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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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 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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@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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COVID-19: LA County Health Department vs. Glendale Pseudo Health Department

As I posted earlier, councilmember Ara Najarian wasted Glendale City Council time recently on a half-baked proposal to create a Glendale health department. His motivation was to circumvent restrictions on outdoor dining imposed by LA County, and had nothing to do with the public’s health. And his vision for the…

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