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News | 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.
NEWS
By Brian Crosby and By Brian Crosby | August 29, 2013
Glendale schools opened on Aug. 12, the earliest start date in history, doing away with the traditional September-through-June school calendar that hasn't been all that traditional for a while now. The back-to-school ads that once appeared in newspapers and on television before Labor Day now surface after the Fourth of July. The rationale behind this "August creep" is for students to finish the fall semester before winter break, and for students taking Advanced Placement tests in May to receive more instructional days earlier in order to maximize their success.
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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."
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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January 3, 2004
ROSSI Gretchen Forward of Montrose and Christopher Rossi of New York City were married at Laguna Cliffs in Dana Point. Pastor Keith Davis officiated. The bride and groom had their dog, Kahlua, walk down the aisle with the wedding bands to the song "Who Let the Dogs Out." The maid of honor was Nicole Forward. Serving as bridesmaids were Kimberly Kehl, Rachel Leonard, Melanie Masterton, Tina Aust, Michele Arnold, Sarah Nelson, Susan Strauss and Erica Kelly.
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By Zain Shauk | December 2, 2009
Ellsworth Wareham is 95 and all too familiar with heart surgery, although not as a patient. The nonagenarian regularly assists with operations at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and is considering retirement. Just considering though, he says. Wareham says he feels great and enjoys his more than 60-mile commute from Loma Linda whenever he participates in operations. His longevity and good health have been the topic of discussion in a book, “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest,” and a feature film, “How to Live Forever.
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By Veronica Rocha | July 30, 2009
SOUTH GLENDALE — A 46-year-old reputed gang member was arrested Thursday morning on a $100,000 warrant for vandalizing an elevator at the Americana on Brand, which was likely done in retaliation for the incarceration of 20 Toonerville members three weeks ago, police said. With an arrest warrant in hand, Glendale Police detectives went to Alonzo Loera’s one-bedroom apartment on the 500 block of Windsor Road, which he shares with his father, and took him into custody.
NEWS
February 15, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman LA CRESCENTA -- Almost two years ago, Sharon Wilson's estranged husband gouged the floors, punched holes in the walls and piled flammable material on all the vents of their La Crescenta home. Two days later, he came back, doused everything with gasoline and burned the house to the ground. Patrick Wilson was convicted of aggravated arson and sentenced to five years in jail, but his wife -- their divorce isn't final -- has been told he could be out of jail as early as April.
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