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By Erna Taylor-Stark | March 7, 2008
And the glory of angels was all around. The Bible describes angels as being mediums of God’s power who execute God’s will, revealing themselves to individual humans and sometimes to a whole nation as on the night of Christ’s birth. For Lorraine Watkiss of La Crescenta, the first angel came to her one evening in the midst of great pain, according to her husband, John Watkiss. She witnessed a golden glow on the ceiling of her bedroom. The glow transformed into an angelic face, framed by an elaborate rose petal headdress.
June 10, 2000
Paul Andersen, Weekend GLENDALE -- When Glendale singer/songwriter Debra Davis was first approached by the producers of the Nashville Network's "Angel Encounters," it was about using one of her songs for the show's soundtrack. "They originally just wanted to use my song, 'Angels in the Attic,' " says Davis. "Then the director asked me about the reasons I wrote the song. I explained that it was about specific experiences I have had with people who were close to me and had passed on, and how they remained in touch with me while I wrote, sort of watching over me."
March 30, 2007
Lent runs from Ash Wednesday on Feb. 21 until the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, April 5. Download the Cathedral Lent Schedule for the Cathedral Ash Wednesday Schedule and weekly Liturgical Events at Palm Sunday services are in English at 8 and 10 a.m., in Spanish and English at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. The Lord's Passion will be read in English at the 2:30 p.m. service. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is at 555 W. Temple St. in Los Angeles.
June 18, 2003
Hamlet Nalbandyan Nerves and intimidation. That pretty much sums up the emotions of the underdog in the Little League District 16 Tri-Cities Tournament. The 10-through 12-year-olds on Auto Body had a lot to be nervous and intimidated about in Tuesday's Major Baseball opener against Tujunga's No. 1 seed, the Angels. Facing a more experienced -- not to mention, much bigger -- team, the Vaquero Little League's top team fell on the short end at Montrose Park, losing, 12-1, in a game that was called in the bottom of the fourth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.
September 28, 2001
Marshall Allen GLENDALE -- Whether people come to buy, sell, see, or dress up as angels, the winged servants of God are the sole agenda item at the eightth Angel Festival at the New Church of the New Jerusalem in La Crescenta. While people from all faith backgrounds attend, the festival's sponsors are inspired by their unique beliefs in angels, based on the teachings of 18th century Swedish philosopher, scientist and religious writer Emanuel Swedenborg.
June 23, 2000
Hamlet Nalbandyan TUJUNGA FIELD -- It was only a matter of time before the Kiwanis 11- and-12-year-old major baseball team got rolling Thursday. The Angels had held off the champions from the Foothill Little League for two innings, but a seeing-eye-single here and a blooper over short there added up to a nine-run third inning and a 10-0 victory for Kiwanis in a first-round contest of the District 16 Tri-Cities Championships at Tujunga Field. The game was called in the bottom of the fourth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
December 8, 2006
St. Luke's of the Mountains Anglican Church will host its annual Angel Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 to 8 years of age. St. Luke's of the Mountains will be visited by live angels. They will sing and tell the participants why they have so much Christmas joy. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are encouraged to bring young children at 8:30 a.m. to enjoy all the angels during breakfast, craft, story and play times. "Having angels visit us is nothing short of heavenly," said Rebecca Marsh, director of Children's Ministries.
By Ryan Vaillancourt | January 3, 2008
Lorraine Watkiss knew she was going to die. After beating cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, then having a malignant tumor removed from her groin — depriving her of her womanhood — the disease returned a fourth time, and she accepted her likely fate. She didn’t go down fighting; she was too physically weak, her widow John Watkiss said. Instead, she went down painting. For 80 days straight, Lorraine Watkiss painted variations of an angel, using a wide array of metallic, water-based paint to create images that John Watkiss says were inspired by a spiritual visitation his wife experienced.
By Jason Wells | December 23, 2006
Large inflatable Christmas characters dotting neighborhood lawns may be all the rage this year, but it's hard to beat real, live animals. The Parish Church of Saint Mark in Glendale celebrated its 15th annual live nativity scene Friday night, complete with a donkey, llama, baby pony and an assortment of goats and sheep surrounding volunteers acting out the roles of the famous Biblical story. "This is for everyone," said church administrator Elaine Loke. "We get a good crowd and we're happy to do it."
December 2, 2003
Glendale Memorial Hospital began its holiday season Monday with the start of the "Touched by an Angel" tree celebration. Handmade angels, donated by volunteers of the Guild of Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, are available for purchase for $5 for people to honor loved ones. The angels will be sold through Jan. 6. Each angel will be hung on the hospital's Christmas tree in the main lobby. More than 200 angels were hung last year, hospital officials said, and they are hoping to sell 400 this year.
April 7, 2014
Former Councilman John Drayman was shaking as he was handcuffed in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Monday morning after he was sentenced to one year in Los Angeles County jail . PHOTOS: Former Glendale Community Councilman John Drayman sentenced Drayman, who pleaded guilty last month to three felonies, including embezzlement, remained tight-lipped ‎during the hearing, even after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Marcus called...
By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times | March 25, 2014
A Glendale resident and retired Los Angeles building inspector was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 years in prison resulting from a federal probe into bribe-taking at the Department of Building and Safety. U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson also ordered Samuel In, a 37-year city employee who retired in 2011, to pay $30,000 to the city. In, who pleaded guilty to felony bribery last year, is one of five former Building and Safety employees to face either criminal charges or dismissal as a result of the bribery probe, the Los Angeles Times reported . Addressing the courtroom, In pleaded for a second chance, saying he would not make the same mistakes again.
March 11, 2014
Police arrested a 16-year-old Los Angeles boy Sunday after he allegedly broke into a Toyota car dealership in Glendale and hid under a vehicle. A nearby resident called police at 9:51 p.m. after hearing glass break near the dealership in the 1300 block of South Brand Boulevard. The resident saw the boy entering the car lot and then exit a broken door, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. Police didn't release the boy's name because he's a minor. The boy reportedly ran through the broken door again, but quickly exited when officers arrived at the lot. Officers saw him and began chasing him in the area of Magnolia and Central avenues, she said.
February 20, 2014
Maria de los Angeles Ximenez Guerra passed away on February 6, 2014 in La Canada Flintridge. She was 88 years old. She was born on December 4, 1925, in Hebbronville, Texas, and was the third of five daughters born to Fernando and Virginia Ximenez. She attended Hebbronville High School and graduated in 1944. She then graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and became an elementary and middle school teacher. She met Rodrigo Guerra in the early 1950s and they married soon thereafter.
February 9, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. We're rounding up the headlines in the region: Two cars swerved off the Angeles Crest Highway in two separate incidents this weekend. On Friday night, a car careened about 150 feet off the side of the Highway, with minor injuries reported by the driver and two passengers. On Saturday morning, a second car was reported to have swerved about 30 feet over the side of the connector from the 210 east to the Angeles Crest Highway.    A couch and mattress on sidewalks on two different streets in Glendale were set on fire seven minutes apart early Saturday, according to the Glendale Police Department.
January 31, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Here are some of the top headlines in the region: In a letter sent this week, Rep. Adam Schiff and two of his Congressional colleagues urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to press Japanese political leaders to formally recognize women used as sex slaves by the Imperial Army during World War II. The Burbank Democrat sent the letter the same week as Korean supporters...
By Emin Avakian, Special to the Glendale News-Press | January 29, 2014
GLENDALE - It was a forgettable second half for the Glendale Community College women's basketball team and one that ultimately led to a blowout loss to Los Angeles Valley College in a Western State Conference game Wednesday evening at home. The Lady Vaqueros were outscored by 24 points in the second 20-minute frame by the Monarchs, who came into the contest undefeated in conference play and in first place. They will stay on top of the standings and extended their winning streak to seven games in the process after defeating Glendale, 93-65.
By Andrew J. Campa, | January 25, 2014
High expectations heading into the upcoming season for the Glendale Community College baseball team were accompanied with even higher praise from the California Community College Baseball Coaches Assn. The CCCBCA released its state preseason All-American list that included four GCC players, three of which are pitchers. “When I first heard about this, I was real excited. It means a lot that our program has reached a level of success where we're recognized like this,” Vaqueros Coach Chris Cicuto said.
By Gene Sculatti | January 17, 2014
For a man who's sold some 20 million records, collaborated with the likes of Michael Jackson, Bono, Public Enemy, Lou Reed, Daft Punk and Britney Spears and revolutionized electronic dance music, Moby admits he “doesn't have a lot to complain about… except having no hair.” PHOTOS: Moby interviewed at Los Angeles Academy of Music in Pasadena   The admission came during an hour and a half “Let'sTalkMusic” interview session held...
January 7, 2014
It's Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Here are the top headlines from your area, readers: Coroner's officials identified the 55-year-old Los Angeles man who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Angeles Crest Highway on Sunday afternoon, near milemarker 45 . Los Angeles County Department of Public Works extended its deadline for the Devil's Gate Dam sediment removal project feedback to January 21. Police are looking for...
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