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Business | By Jason Wells | April 8, 2008
SOUTHWEST GLENDALE — The Seeley’s Furniture building has for the past 62 years dominated the southernmost entryway in the city, a track record that will continue for decades more after the City Council last week put it on the registry of historic resources. Placement on the registry comes as Los Angeles-based Creative Environments of Hollywood prepares to rework the site for tenancy after sitting vacant for more than 10 years at the corner of San Fernando Road and Brand Boulevard.
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February 13, 2013
Two Burbank men pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder charges in the death of a 25-year-old missing Glendale man whose body was discovered in a shallow grave in the Angeles National Forest. Donald Thurman, 26, and Erik Pearson, 21, each face one felony count of murder in the death of Nicholas Carter, according to a Los Angeles County criminal complaint. Prosecutors allege Thurman and Pearson beat Carter to death and then dumped his body in the forest. They then stole his credit cards, according to a statement from Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
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Cassandra M. Bellantoni | July 31, 2011
Sometimes I get tickets to sitcom tapings and game shows. Most recently I got tickets to "Let's Make A Deal" at the Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood. I invited my wonderful dog-walker Julie Cummins and her 18-year old daughter, Nicole, an adorable actress trying to make it big in Hollywood. Julie and I are both struggling financially, and while waiting in the long line of other costumed hopefuls, we fantasized about what we would do if we got the unlikely chance to make a deal.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | July 27, 2009
Instructor Curtis Adney places a transparent copy of his high school report card on the overhead projector. Not a pretty picture. Three Ds and two Fs. Then Adney places another transparent copy of another report card, this time from College of the Sequoias. Straight A’s. “Everyone has the brain power to get all A’s,” Adney says. “Everyone in this class has the natural brain capacity to get all A’s in school.” For students, the ability to turn grades around is as simple as making key lifestyle and academic changes, with a few tips and tricks along the way. Such is the cornerstone of Adney’s class, Natural A’s, at Toll Middle School Monday afternoons, presented by the Glendale Community College Services Education Program.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 20, 2012
Crescenta Valley High School emerged victorious Monday in the Glendale Unified Scholastic Bowl, which pits some of the district's brightest high school students against one another in a game-show-style competition. “I think we all tried hard to do the best we could to succeed,” Crescenta Valley junior Tae Min Kim said as he posed for a victory photo with his teammates. Following the Crescenta Valley score of 79 points was Clark Magnet with 68 points, Hoover with 65 points and Glendale with 62 points.
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January 7, 2000
Ryan Carter LA CRESCENTA -- Andrew Adelman says he enjoys the small-town feel of La Crescenta. He loves the fact that the unincorporated community is so close to metropolitan areas, and yet it keeps its Mayberry U.S.A. flavor, he said. But the flavor of the town he will now help represent won't stop him from trying to enhance the image and prestige of the unincorporated foothill area of 21,000 people, he said in an interview. And it hasn't prevented him from musing on the idea of incorporation.
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June 1, 2002
Hamlet Nalbandyan GLENDALE -- The La Crescenta community has suffered another loss. James Jenkins, 19, a star boys' basketball player and swimmer at Crescenta Valley High School from 1998 to 2001, was found dead Thursday after apparently falling while hiking with his father, Dr. Horace Jenkins, in June Lake near Yosemite National Park. James Jenkins -- who recently completed his freshman year at San Jose State University, where he was a member of the men's basketball team -- had separated from his father early Wednesday morning.
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By KATHERINE YAMADA | January 5, 2007
Sid Gordon's mother, Rosaline, worked at Charles B. Behrens Memorial Hospital when he was young. Now he has become curious about the hospital, which was the precursor to Verdugo Hills Hospital. "My mother was a nurse and she always talked about work, but I was a kid then and didn't pay attention," said Gordon, who was a student at Clark Junior High School at the time. "She worked there after we came to California in 1960," he said. "We lived in La Crescenta, and she drove down to the hospital every day. My sister Randi was born there in 1962."
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By Mary O'Keefe | July 28, 2006
The heat is on, and many Crescenta Valley residents are looking to the cool waters of Crescenta Valley High School pool for some relief. The city of Glendale, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is offering adults and children a way to beat the high temperatures with swimming lessons as well as recreational swimming. Any day of the week swimmers are welcomed at Crescenta Valley High School pool for recreational swimming. And those who wish to learn to swim or just improve on their aquatic skills are also welcomed.
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April 27, 2005
Jackson Bell Juan Chavez Jr.'s swearing in Tuesday at the Glendale police station was a homecoming of sorts. Chavez returned after an eight-year stint as a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to serve Glendale, the city he grew up in. He came home to help keep the high quality of life for others that he experienced during his formative years. "I want to help people growing up in the same way a police officer helped me when I was in school," the 31-year-old said.
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By Christopher Cadelago | June 20, 2009
Facing uncertain futures made murkier by decimated higher education budgets and a slumping job market, the Glendale High School class of 2009 received its diplomas Friday at a ceremony on Moyse Field. “Many of you have taken different paths to get here, but today we all celebrate,” said Principal Deb Rinder. “I am confident that you are prepared to make a difference in this world. But ultimately, the choice is yours.” Street vendors offered floral leis and motorists jockeyed for prime parking positions as some 4,300 family members, friends and educators poured into the school’s athletic facility.
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By Lisa Dupuy | April 14, 2014
A parking lot lined with red tassels marks the opening of the 18th Gelson's Market location in La Cañada Flintridge. Food chat sites like Chowhound suggest that the shopping experience at Gelson's is somewhere between that at Whole Foods and Ralphs. In an effort to get to know the store better, I took it upon myself to test that theory with a very unscientific experiment. Below are the results. By most accounts, Gelson's is renowned for their high-quality meats, seafood and produce.
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By June Casagrande | March 22, 2013
There's got to be something in the air. In recent weeks, I've gotten not one but two e-mails from readers about the word “got” and its cousin “gotten.” “I will never forget several teachers telling me that using 'got' in any sentence anytime was simply being lazy,” wrote John in Pasadena, “that it was bad English, uncouth, uneducated, etc.” We could probably write this off as a fluke, perhaps guessing that John went to a...
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