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Youths raising funds for Children's Hospital

March 18, 2011

Kyle and Kevin McCollum, ages 13 and 10, are hoping to raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. They’ve registered to participate in the hospital’s 5K walk and run to be held April 30 from Griffith Park to Sunset Boulevard. The event celebrates the opening of a new hospital building.

The boys, from La Crescenta, are the sons of Tom and Claudia McCollum.

“I’m excited that I’m going to be raising money for the new hospital [building] so there’s more room for kids that need help,” Kyle said. Claudia is a registered nurse currently working in radiology at the hospital.

The family would like to raise up to $1,000 for the hospital, allowing each of them to participate in the run. The run costs $35 to register and another $200 of raised funds to participate in the block party after the run. The family has been reaching out to friends and family. One hundred percent of raised funds will directly support the hospital. To donate, contact Claudia McCollum at


Glendale Arts film contest winners told

The Glendale Arts My Art My City contest ended on Feb. 25 and the winners were announced on Oscar Sunday. There was a total of 5,330 votes for the campaign.

Burbank resident and Glendale native Steven Schubert won the contest with 2,459 votes. To see his winning work, visit

The winners received their prizes and presented their work at the Friday club meeting of program sponsor Glendale Kiwanis.

Second-place winner was Harout Grigoryan, with 2,388 votes, and third-place winner was Sunshine Matthews, with 483 votes

You can also read more about the winner in Glendale Arts blogger Katie Love’s most recent post

Winners unveiled in membership show

The winners have been announced in the Fine Arts Federation Membership Show- Mixed Media continuing through March 24 at the Creative Arts Center Gallery, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. For hours, call (818) 238-5397.

The Brand Library Award of Excellence/best of show went to Jane Conger of Burbank for her clay piece, “Untitled;” Frank Fujita Memorial Award for a watercolor artist went to Jane Friend of Glendale for her painting, “Kyota Koi;” the Robert Sandmeyer Memorial Award for a student at the Creative Arts Center went to Arline Helm of Burbank for her watercolor, “Mesa Memorial;” the Juror Award went to Jack Paul Miller of Burbank, for his porcelain piece titled, “Untitled;” Juror Award went to Maryellen Bodel of Burbank for her mixed media titled, “Innocent Prey;” Juror Award went to Rudy Droguett of North Hollywood, for “Woman, Cat & Mouse,” a scratchboard etching; and the final Juror Award was presented to Francis Chun of Monterey Park for “Solitude,” a collage with under painting.

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