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News | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
LOCAL
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.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 9, 2013
It was one of those rare days where Jim Smiley pulled his collection of baseball memorabilia out of storage and into his La Crescenta home. While Smiley hasn't seen most of the items in quite a while, he only brings them out about four times a year. On a lazy Saturday, he showed off the collection and he's still quick with a story behind whatever piece is in his hand, how he acquired it, the significance behind it and why it's special to him. There's plenty for Smiley to remember.
NEWS
By Katherine Yamada | November 21, 2013
The story behind Kenneth Village, the cluster of shops on Kenneth Road between Sonora and Grandview avenues in northwest Glendale, goes back to a time before those streets even existed. It was a time when it was open country, west of the little village of Casa Verdugo, and totally separate from another settlement to the southeast called Glendale. Vineyards, citrus orchards and commercial gardens covered most of the land. The most dominant man-made feature was a small cemetery, called Grand View, which opened in the mid-1880s, and it was one of the few such places around.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 7, 2014
A prominent local physician was killed Monday night after he lost control of his motorcycle on the Glendale (2) Freeway, officials said. Thomas Grosch, 53, of La Cañada Flintridge was pronounced dead at the crash scene on the 2 Freeway near Mountain Street, according to Los Angeles County Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter. He was traveling north on the freeway at about 5:55 p.m. on a Harley Davidson, possibly at a high rate of speed, said Officer Tom Miller of the California Highway Patrol's Altadena station.
NEWS
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...
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.
NEWS
June 25, 2005
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BUSINESS
By Veronica Rocha | March 25, 2009
GLENDALE — Three Glendale residents, along with five other people, were ordered to pay $3 million in penalties and restitution as part of a settlement that alleged their city-based company charged thousands of customers for shoddy and overpriced home repair work, officials announced Monday. Avetik Avo Gyandzhyan, 38, his wife, Lilit Lusparyan, 28, and Estine Akopyan, 28, worked for the Glendale-based parent company, SRVS Charge Inc., and its affiliated companies, which overcharged about 6,000 customers each year for poor-quality home repair since 1989, according to the state attorney general’s office.
NEWS
June 6, 2005
Paul and Arlene Meadows Regarding your question in Thursday's edition of the Glendale News-Press, the fence ordinance should be repealed. One of our cherished American dreams is to own a little home with a white picket fence -- but apparently in Glendale this can only happen if you comply with the narrow permission of city government. Of the 90-some people who voiced their opinions Tuesday at the City Council meeting, only one spoke in favor of the ordinance, and his arguments for keeping the ordinance were not compelling.
NEWS
April 11, 2012
Dominick's Italian Restaurant, a community staple in the Crescenta Valley for more than 40 years, has closed and everything - right down to the light fixtures - has been removed. There is no sign on the door announcing the closure, but a large tear in the awning over the front door is a tell-tale signal to passersby that the restaurant, known for it pizzas, pasta and beer, is no longer in operation. The restaurant at 2948 Foothill Blvd. was opened by Frank and Carmela Russo in 1970.
NEWS
By Jason Wells and Veronica Rocha, jason.well@latimes.com, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 22, 2011
[Updated 6:53 a.m.: Police say the woman who jumped from five-story parking structure died from her injuries overnight in the hospital.] A woman who jumped off the five-story parking garage for Nordstrom on Central Avenue Tuesday afternoon was in “grave condition” as of Monday evening, police said. The woman, who police did not identify, fell 52 feet to a concrete sidewalk. Witnesses reported seeing her jump from the structure just south of Broadway at about 3:51 p.m. Northbound Central Avenue remained closed Monday afternoon as Glendale police investigated the incident.
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