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News | June 24, 2000
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By Jason Wells | June 21, 2007
The girl's locker room behind the amphitheater of Clark Magnet High School seemed ready to burst like a cork from a champagne bottle Wednesday from the cumulative nerves of 239 anxious graduating seniors. Of all the graduating classes in Glendale Unified School District this year, most students, parents and school staff agreed that this class had the least to fear from an uncertain future. "We're smart," senior Anita Haftavani said as she waited to walk out in the open-air theater.
June 18, 2004
Crescenta Valley High School Class of 2004 Andrea Abrishami Hiral Achhnani Daniel Adams Ermine Adzhemyan Dragos Agafitei Anni Alaverdyan Kameron Altar Melanie Alviso Ghazal Amin Armen Amirkhanyan William An Mollie Anderson Jessica Andrade George Aposhian Andre Arakilyan Kevork Artinian Jade Artis Samer Assaf Tamar Ausherman Teny Avakian Elga Avanes...
By Katherine Tulich | July 21, 2012
Director Peter Ramsey is sitting in his office on the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale and recalling a vivid childhood memory. “I remember being in my pajamas in the back of my parents' car at an Inglewood drive-in watching Disney's “Snow White” and being mesmerized,” he says. “We didn't get to go to movies a lot when I was a kid, so when we did, it was such an emotional overwhelming experience. That's where I really got that reverence for movies.” For an African American inner-city kid from Crenshaw, the dream of making it big in Hollywood seemed almost as fantastical as the movies he watched.
NEWS | July 1, 2010
By Bill Kisliuk When Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) runs, it normally takes months of hand-shaking and many hundreds of thousands of dollars before he crosses the finish line. On June 20, the congressman representing Glendale and most of Burbank completed a race in Washington, D.C., that merely required some jogging, bicycling and swimming. Schiff completed his first triathlon in one hour and 46 minutes. "It was very hot," Schiff said. "It started out in the mid-80s and got into the 90s. I was done before it hit the 90s."
By Jason Wells and Mark Kellam | November 7, 2012
Local Democratic incumbents for state offices and the U.S. House easily cleared challenges from their Republican opponents Tuesday. Even in the hotly contested race for the 43rd Assembly District, incumbent Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) never lost a comfortable lead over Republican challenger Greg Krikorian, a Glendale school board member, as the election returns -- hampered by fog and air transit delays -- trickled in well past midnight. With all precincts reporting, Gatto won the district with 60.5% of the electorate, or 72,797 votes to Kirkorian's 47,615, according to the California Secretary of State.
By Mark Kellam | September 2, 2012
In politics, the trajectory of an elected official can depend on not only how they interact with their constituents, but how they get along with their peers. And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than the paths taken by two local assemblymen - Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and outgoing Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), who will be termed out of office at year's end. In just two years, Gatto has risen through the ranks to assume the powerful chairmanship of the Assembly Appropriations Committee largely by sticking with the party agenda on high-profile issues - despite what his constituents back home lobbied for, particularly in terms of redevelopment revenues.
August 14, 2004
ANI AMIRKHANIAN It always amazes me how Armenian stereotypes are more prevalent within the Armenian culture than they are within the general populace. As with any culture, people feel offended and insulted if someone uses stereotypes to label the actions, lifestyles, traditions or customs of their culture. The Armenian subcultures or subgroups are quite different from each other, so naturally they are conflicted with varying stereotypes.
September 18, 2003
Darleene Barrientos Six people arrested by Glendale Police vice/narcotics detectives pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges ranging from possession of several types of drugs for sale to possession of several weapons. Randy Ward, 28, David James Degree, 31, Rene Maria Saxton, 51 -- all of Sherman Oaks -- as well as Van Nuys residents Kim Marie Ward, 41, and Jonathan Renold Airale, 27, and Lisa Dugum, 24, of Northridge, were charged Wednesday with possessing marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy and cocaine for sale, along with possession of six handguns and assault rifles.
By Megan O'Neil, | March 19, 2012
Librarian positions at four Glendale Unified high schools may be eliminated for the 2012-13 school year as the district tries to balance budget and staffing variables, officials said. The four librarians - who are also credentialed teachers - at Glendale, Hoover, Crescenta Valley and Clark Magnet high schools have been notified that they could be moved from their current positions back into the classroom as the district works to create breathing room in its ever shrinking budget.
August 18, 2003
The gazelle-like legs of Forrest Beaty never failed him when he burned up local tracks. Beaty rarely lost a sprint event while starring for the Hoover High boys' track and field squad from 1959-62. The attention Beaty received at Hoover was second to none. As a junior, he clocked 20.2 seconds in the 220-yard dash. That mark was 0.2 seconds off the then world record. The marks continued to improve for Beaty, who was No. 17 on the list of top 50 local sports figures of the 20th century by the News-Press in 1999.
By Zain Shauk | July 8, 2009
CENTRAL GLENDALE — Virgil’s Hardware Home Center, long known as the quirky source of everything from eggs to 50-year-old door knobs, has been purchased by the owner of Do-It Center hardware stores after 100 years of family ownership, company representatives confirmed Wednesday. Chatsworth-based Neiman Reed Lumber Co., which also owns a Do-It Center in Burbank, informed Virgil’s employees of the buyout during a staff meeting Monday, store clerks said. The change stirred fears among loyal shoppers who often chose the store over other hardware outlets because of its staff expertise, unique selection and sometimes odd offerings.
By Josh Cox, | September 6, 2012
Dozens of expectant mothers and families gathered Wednesday at the Americana at Brand to celebrate the opening of the first-ever Disney Baby store. A cast of popular characters from the famed Burbank studio joined actress and television host Alison Sweeney and Disney Consumer Products President Bob Chapek to unveil the new store. “Disney is all about life's magical moments,” Chapek said, “and maybe there's no more greater magical moment than the birth of a child.” The company teamed up with Operation Shower, a nonprofit organization that supports military families with members who are deployed, to throw a baby shower for military moms-to-be, complete with games, prizes and live music.
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