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By Megan O'Neil, | October 28, 2011
When he was handed the reins of “Wednesday's Child,” a television news segment featuring foster care children in need of adoption, William Wong prepared himself for a difficult 12 months. One year was how long the social worker figured he would have to wait before requesting an assignment transfer from his employer, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. A decade later, Wong, 40, has helped produce 425 TV segments that have resulted in more than 400 adoptions.
By Dan Evans | July 15, 2012
At 4 a.m. Friday morning, Paul Hubler's neighbor called. A bear is in my yard, he said. A few minutes later, a 400-pound ursine, believed to be the famed Meatball, was in the shallow end of Hubler's pool. It's been that kind of week. Bears are more interested in cooling off than snacking on the Italian, baklava and orange juice in our trash cans. The weather does feel like July - if we lived in New Jersey - and the biggest local news story concerns the tragic death of an Armenian man half a world away.
March 21, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK -- More than 100 wild horses and burros gathered from herds in several Western states will be up for adoption this weekend. The animals will be available for viewing from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive. Bids for the mustangs and burros will be taken from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, with registration at 8 a.m. Those animals not chosen in the morning will be available for adoption later in the day and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
October 13, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Parents waiting to adopt a child will face a speedier process now that a bill authored by State Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) has been signed into law. SB 104 cuts the time period that a birth mother can reclaim a baby from its adoptive parents to 30 days. Under current law, a birth parent could revoke consent for adoption up to three months after the baby has been placed in another home. Scott, the grandfather of three adopted children, said that current laws protect the birth parents but cause undue hardship on the child's stable family environment.
November 17, 2001
Tim Willert CITY HALL -- Nearly three months after being pulled from the air waves, "The Dog House" is returning with a new pair of co-hosts. The Glendale Humane Society's popular pet adoption program will return to GTV6, the city's government access station, beginning Dec. 3, city spokesman Ritch Wells said Friday. "'The Dog House' is one of our most popular programs," Wells said. "Anybody who loves animals loves the program." Co-hosting the show will be former mayor Ginger Bremberg and former city treasurer Betty Evans.
June 2, 2006
Best Friends Animal Society is hosting California's largest pet adoption festival on Sun., June 4th, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. at Manchester Park, W. 7000 Manchester Ave. at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd., in Westchester. More than 1,000 homeless dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits and parrots from over 60 rescue groups and Los Angeles shelters will be up for adoption. Animals up for adoption will represent a wide variety of breeds, sizes, and personalities. Each animal has its own unique story - some have been rescued from mistreatment or abandonment, some have never known a home other than a shelter or foster home, and all are in need of loving families to adopt them.
December 27, 2002
You should be ashamed of your unsigned Dec. 23 editorial, in which you urge everyone to place a toy in a charity box. You write that there are children this season who "might not get a toy or stuffed plaything on Christmas morning." This is true enough. However, you go on to claim, "That's more than unjust. It's downright criminal." And who do you view as the criminal in this case? Do you blame the parents of such children? Parents who did not care enough to finish their education?
By Max Zimbert, | October 6, 2010
Two of the three dogs abandoned at a foreclosed home in July were adopted this week by two families from Altadena and La Crescenta. Reese, a Chihuahua mix, was adopted Monday, and Kenny, a cavalier mix, went home Tuesday morning. Sophie, the terrier mix, is still available for adoption at the Glendale Humane Society, a no-kill shelter. "Sophie is a really sweet dog who loves her tennis ball," said Star Mangasaryan, the shelter's director of operations. "She wants to be loved and play with her ball.
August 9, 2007
MAGGIE Maggie is a 2-year-old miniature pinscher who is ready for adoption. She was found as a stray and needs a permanent loving home. This sweet girl has a wonderful personality and loves to cuddle. Maggie will be spayed before going to a new home. Her identification number is A217290. The regular dog adoption fee is $85, which includes medical care prior to adoption, spaying or neutering, vaccinations and a follow-up visit at participating vets. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
April 29, 2014
Princess is a 4-year-old white Chihuahua. She's friendly, energetic and smart. She knows her “sit,” “down” and “rollover” commands. She's been out on our mobile unit to community events and got along well with other dogs and people she met. Princess' adoption normal fee is $125, which includes her spay surgery, a microchip, the first set of vaccinations, as well as a free follow-up health check at a participating vet. New adopters will...
By Jonathan Williams | March 7, 2014
A Glendale Community College instructor and his wife, who have adopted six children, have turned the love and chaos of their family life into that most American of pursuits: reality television. High school sweethearts from Illinois, Ryun Hovind and MeLisa Lomelino married in 1997 and made a pact not to have children of their own, but to open their home to others who weren't fortunate enough to have a family. “This is a way to totally transform someone's life,” Hovind said. Now in their mid-30s, Hovind and Lomelino reside in Los Angeles with their current family of four children between 10 and 16 years old. The two oldest, 18- and 21-year-old young men, are now living on their own. Hovind works as an adjunct instructor in the college's media arts department.
By Brittany Levine, | December 12, 2013
After nearly two years of uncertainty about the future of the open space at the Americana at Brand, the City Council this week unanimously approved taking over the popular park as a city property. The uncertainty was tied to the dissolution of redevelopment last year. State lawmakers ended the program - designed to improve blighted areas through the use of property taxes - in an effort to close a multibillion-dollar budget gap in Sacramento. In addition to receiving money, Glendale's now defunct Redevelopment Agency also owned property, such as the space at the Americana at Brand, known as the Green.
By Brittany Levine, | November 1, 2013
A Glendale resident called on the City Council this week to adopt a proclamation against all hate speech, hate crimes and bullying in the city in response to the silence that's followed Councilman Zareh Sinanyan's apology for writing threatening and vulgar comments on YouTube before he was elected. Grey James, who has lived in Glendale for 10 years, said although Sinanyan apologized for the comments after being elected , there has been little discussion since about the issue.
By Brittany Levine, | June 26, 2013
After spending nearly two months to review the city's finances, the City Council unanimously approved a $170.7-million General Fund budget for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, on Tuesday night. But even as the city prepares to move forward with a balanced budget that required the least amount of cutting in years, the future will still present difficult hurdles, including the rising costs of employee benefits and pensions - expected to increase by as much as 50% in six years - and the need to shore up workers compensation and other internal service funds, according to a city report.
May 21, 2013
Emma, last week's Pet of the Week, is still available for adoption. Darwin is a juvenile tan-and-white long-haired rabbit. He loves to be held and petted, and already uses his litter box. Darwin's adoption fee is $30, which includes his neuter surgery, a microchip and the first set of vaccinations, as well as a free follow-up health check at a participating vet. New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA...
March 12, 2013
A 12-year-old cat that was resuscitated by Glendale firefighters during an apartment fire last month is now an orphan. [Updated 5:30 p.m.: At about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the cat, Glinda, was adopted from the Pasadena Humane Society. Ricky Whitman, a spokeswoman for the shelter, said she was unsure whether the new owners had read about her plight. Even so, "She's on her way home," Whitman said. ] The owners of the black cat, which was found unconscious during the Feb. 18 blaze at the Fort Dearborn Home complex on West Doran Street, did not come forward to claim her, despite, according to fire officials, being contacted.
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