August 16, 2011
Well, I took another step into the 21st century the other day when my family bought a flat screen TV. My old 26-inch tube TV still works fine which is why we kept it as long as did, 18 years. Temporarily it is in my youngest son's room serving as a monitor for the old DVD player (my oldest son did not want it). It wasn't until the very moment when my son helped me put the new TV in the cabinet that I realized how deliriously exciting it was for my kids to get a new TV. I remember how thrilled my family was when we bought our first color TV. It was in 1970 and I filled four pages of a photo album to memorialize the event. Each member of my family posed next to the impressive looking piece of furniture (back then, it wasn't the size of the TV but the look of the cabinet that caught people's attention)
January 23, 2001
Though all have the freedom to speak or write their opinion, a responsible and journalistically sound newspaper will not print horrifically racist and intolerant letters. Not a newspaper in America in the 21st century. Not after a century of racism and intolerance that lead to at least seven major genocides. Responsible journalism does not fan the fires of intolerance and racism and so I am shocked that the News-Press printed the invectives Paul Carney unleashed upon the Armenian community of Glendale on Jan. 16. Has the Glendale News-Press stooped so low as print such things to attract readers?
February 25, 2002
As a Glendale resident and student at GCC, I see the needs of the college on a day-to-day basis. From limited classroom space to absolutely no parking, the school needs help. I've lived in Glendale for a few of years and graduated from Glendale High. When I got the first mailer that spoke about building more parking and adding new classrooms I was ecstatic. The fact that they want to upgrade the labs and complete the science center shows me that they have a commitment to educate students for the 21st century.
March 31, 2006
Jean-David Levitte, ambassador of France to the United States, will be the speaker on April 1 at a luncheon given by the Alliance Francaise de Pasadena in conjunction with the Art Center College of Design, where the event will be held. Levitte will speak on the need for international education to build a global workforce for the 21st century. Attending will be the mayor of Pasadena, city bureaucrats, representatives of Pasadena institutions of higher education, Pasadena Unified School District officials, members of the Pasadena Education Foundation, and community and business leaders.
August 26, 2005
In agreement with Smith's column I want to applaud Steve Smith for his column, "Static over TV issue," Saturday. I believe it's well-written and well-said. I totally agree with him about the hypocrisy on the left, and he expressed very well my same feeling, and I thank him for the time and effort that he took to put the column in the paper. MICHELE FRASER Corona del Mar Community should support Measure F Measure A has done an excellent job -- on time and on budget -- of bringing 1950s schools up to 21st Century code, but they are still 1950s schools.
April 19, 2002
I attended the Starbucks hearing and found today's (April 12) article to have omitted the reason for the hearing, and other points of interest. The hearing was held to question Starbucks' zoning variance, which allowed it to open with seating for 18, not to change the underlying zoning that would allow Starbucks to remain with seating for eight. Also, possible solutions to the problems raised by four (but not all) Burchett residents were addressed. For instance, slanting the existing parking to discourage customers from making illegal left turns into the existing spaces, changing red zone parking on Hahn to green (even 30 minutes green)
January 19, 2008
CITY CLERK TELLS WOMEN?S CIVIC LEAGUE ABOUT DUTIES The Women?s Civic League of Glendale will have City Clerk Ardashes ?Ardy? Kassakhian speak at the next meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale. Kassakhian?s topic is ?City duty in the 21st Century.? For reservations, send a check for $13 to Chick Benveniste , 409 Meadows Drive, Glendale, CA 91202, by Wednesday. ? AREA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY SPONSORS CANDIDATE FORUM The Glendale-Burbank Republican Assembly will be hosting a candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Clancy?
August 22, 2001
David Silva Computer technology. Increasing academic standards. Heightened campus security concerns. New and returning students face a far different school experience in the 21st century than did their predecessors. But in many ways, their experience remains much as before. Parents and children still agonize over back-to-school fashions. There's that rush for school supplies we all remember. And of course, there's that peculiar mixture of sadness for the loss of summer's freedom and anticipation for the challenges ahead.
February 19, 2003
Matt Bellner of Burbank is an actor. The "Daredevil," played by Ben Affleck, is a pill-popping, booze-drinking, womanizing, butt-kicking comic book superhero for the 21st century. He solves problems with a punch-first, ask-questions-later attitude. Imagine Spiderman combined with Charles Bronson from "Death Wish" and you have the "Daredevil." The plot is thin, but it's basically about the Daredevil avenging his father's murder and hunting down the evil Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan)
January 2, 2013
When our old microwave expired recently, the Glendale Sears provided the opposite of “retail irrelevance,” as Nat B. Read claims it to be in his letter to the editor (“Sears store is an outdated model,” Mailbag, Dec. 29). We found just what we wanted in one local stop, at a fair price, and took it home that evening, after leaving more money in Glendale for dinner. Their building could use a more attractive, pedestrian-friendly entrance on Central, for sure, and maybe some windows or murals, but would Read's rather ghoulish hope that they go belly-up be good for downtown Glendale?