The Early Edition: Glendale News-Press

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Fire Communications Operator Jennifer Speed at the Verdugo Communication Center in Glendale on Wednesday. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

Behind the 911 dispatchers
CENTRAL GLENDALE — Fire Communication Supervisor Jessica Latta doesn’t consider dispatching a job. She says she was born to do it. Latta and 15 other dispatchers spend most days behind several computer monitors in the Verdugo Communications Center answering emergency calls from residents of a dozen cities.

Protesters arrested
DOWNTOWN — Police arrested seven protesters at the California headquarters of health insurer CIGNA Corporation on Wednesday after they refused to leave the lobby of the Glendale building while chanting slogans like “Patients, not profits. Medicare for all.”

Smoking down, obesity up
CITY HALL — Adult smoking rates in Glendale have dropped significantly since 2005, but obesity rates have climbed, according to a large-scale report on the city’s health due out Friday.

Review of cell ordinance begins
CITY HALL — Residents spoke out for extra protection of residential areas, while wireless-industry professionals stressed the need for flexibility at the first of three input meetings on a draft ordinance meant to regulate the placement of cellular antennas in Glendale.

Nitros neutralize nemesis
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — First, the Glendale High boys’ water polo team put pressure Hoover right out of the gate by taking a big lead in the first quarter.

Falcons smash rivals, 15-5
LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ water polo team started its Pacific League match against rival Arcadia early on Wednesday afternoon and, for all intents and purposes, it ended early as well.

VIEW FROM THE BALCONY: Watch out for water wizard
Gather around, and I’ll tell you a terrifying Halloween story. Some would call it a classic power struggle.

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Written by Times Community News

October 29, 2009 at 9:59 am

Posted in glendale, News Roundups

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