April 21, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Richard "Dick" Decker didn't have big plans for his retirement. He just wanted to do the things he loved most -- play golf, square dance and spend time with his granddaughters. On Wednesday, less than a month after he retired from his longtime post of dispatch driver for the News-Press and Leader newspapers, Decker died of complications from a stroke he suffered in early April. He was 69. His son-in-law, Dean Mills, said he would miss the silly jokes Decker loved to tell.
March 28, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta DOWNTOWN - Ask anyone in the Glendale News-Press office about Dick and they will almost inevitably smile. Richard "Dick" Decker has been delivering jokes, along with the mail, as a dispatch driver for the News-Press and Leader newspapers for the past 10 years. The 69-year-old Glendale resident is retiring today. Decker said Monday the urge to golf is forcing him to retire. "My car won't go past the entrance of a golf course.
August 3, 2007
The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce announced that Executive Director Liz Church will be retiring and relocating out of state. Her last day will be on Aug. 15. Church became executive director in 1998, but has worked in the Montrose area since 1978. She first worked in Montrose as an account executive for the award-winning newspaper, The Ledger. She then went on to run the Montrose edition of the Record-Ledger in the early '80s and began working at the Crescenta Valley Chamber helping their directory company.
October 4, 2001
Karen S. Kim NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- George Putnam, veteran television news and radio broadcaster, has left his 26-year stint at Glendale-based KRLA-AM (870) after being bumped out of his daily time slot by new programming. "We had moved some programs around, and it necessitated moving George to another time slot on the weekends and giving him a weekly commentary," said Dave Armstrong, vice president and general manager of KRLA. "We wanted to keep him here, but he decided he didn't want to stay."
August 6, 2007
After nearly a decade of serving the Montrose business community as executive director of the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, Liz Church will retire from the post on August 15. Church, a Glenoaks Canyon resident, became executive Director in 1998, but has worked in the Montrose area since 1978, she said. "I just wanted more time to pursue my hobbies, namely painting, and I'm also a writer," said Church, who is moving to Austin, Texas. "I've never really had a chance to have fun with my writing.
May 16, 2001
Too many chinks in 'Knight's' armor John Francis is the editor of the Leader Newspapers. While it is unlikely knights jousted to Queen's "We Will Rock You," I do agree it would have been more fun if they did. So when "A Knight's Tale" starts off with the crowd stomping and clapping to the beat, I figured I was in for an interesting movie. I figured wrong. The concept of putting this mediocre tale to rock tunes was a great one. However, the music, with only a couple of exceptions, just becomes a background soundtrack.
April 4, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE - It's a woman's world and Bob Adams is making himself at home in it. One of a handful of male members of the Glendale Business and Professional Women, Adams became the group's first male president Monday night. Voted president-elect by members last year, Adams was to be installed as president during a dinner at Broadway Bar and Grill. "It's a great honor," Adams said Monday morning. "Hopefully, I can live up to the task."
September 13, 2006
Pauline Pitt sat in a Toyota FJ Cruiser and looked at the monitor screen installed in the rear-view mirror of the SUV. She saw a tricycle, which she wouldn't have seen with only the rear-view mirror. "This is a great idea for safety," Pitt said. "It could save lives." Pitt was one of the many to participate in the live demonstrations of rear-view technology at the "Back-Up to School Safety" program yesterday at the Ralphs in La Crescenta. Hosted by Al & Ed's Autosound, Cadbury Schweppes and Ralphs Grocery Co., the program was instilled in order to raise awareness of "backover" safety.
October 13, 2011
Don Paul Park, COMMANDER USN RETIRED (12-10-1914 to 09-04-11) Passed away peacefully in San Diego, CA at the age of 96. Don was born in Frankfurt, Indiana. His parents, Nellie June Coverdale Park and Joseph Milton Park, relocated to Glendale, California several years later, where his father became Labor Editor of the Los Angeles Times. Don attended Hoover High School and became the first Student Body...
March 3, 2000
Chuck Benedict More than half a century ago, the late Bill Welsh was a legendary television pioneer. When he left us, early this week at age 88, he had outlived a million fans who had been aware that his name was linked with California's early day visual electronic medium. Glendale viewers who remember those funny looking little oval TV screens in the late 1940s will recall when they first welcomed Bill as an electronic visitor. My acquaintanceship with Welsh began in 1943, when I met my first wife, who was born in Welsh's home town of Greeley, Colorado.