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By Robin Goldsworthy | April 10, 2009
Crescenta Valley resident Charles Bausback, 86, made his way slowly to the podium last Saturday morning at Two Strike Park after being honored as a Crescenta Valley pioneer at the annual Arbor Day ceremony. “I’m not sure if I’m deserving of this honor,” he told the crowd of more than 250 people who came out for the morning festivities, “but we’ll make the best of it.” Bausback’s recognition was a highlight of a busy morning that celebrated not only tree-planting — the reason why Arbor Day was first enacted over 135 years ago — but the chance for the community to gather.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | April 23, 2013
Some of Los Angeles County's top public officials urged residents to spend more time enjoying local natural areas during Saturday's annual Arbor Day celebration in La Crescenta. More than 100 people gathered at Two Strike Park on Rosemont Avenue for a program celebrating the various wooded open-space areas in the foothills and efforts to care for them. "We are in the paradise part of the County of Los Angeles right here, with these fabulous trees," said keynote speaker Sheriff Lee Baca, who encouraged locals to develop "an athletic mind and body" by taking time out of busy schedules to walk, jog or run under bountiful canopies.
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By Charly Shelton | March 23, 2007
The public is encouraged to attend the 31st Annual Arbor Day celebration at Two Strike Park. During the ceremony a tree will be planted in memory of SPC Nick Steinbacher who lost his life in December 2006 while serving his country in Iraq. The event will be hosted by the Crescenta Valley Town Council, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation. The dedication of the tree in Steinbacher's honor is an extension of the community's outpouring of support for the family and their son's memory.
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By Mary O’Keefe | March 14, 2008
The community enjoyed a sunny and green Saturday afternoon on March 8 as it gathered for the annual Arbor Day celebration at Two Strike Park. The day, sponsored by county Supervisor Michael Antonovich and the Crescenta Valley Town Council, showcased community members, local schools and area churches including the CV high school JROTC. One of the highlights of the day was the musical entertainment. The Valley View Elementary School Choir, conducted by Lisa Jenks, performed two songs for the crowd.
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April 29, 2000
Alecia Foster SAN RAFAEL -- Members of the Glendale Youth Alliance, Inc. celebrated Arbor Day Friday by planting trees along Orange Grove Avenue. Twenty teenagers, ages 15 to 17, planted 20 trees along Orange Grove near Verdugo Road. The group has planted 375 trees throughout Glendale since October The tree planting program has been a collaborative effort between the alliance and Glendale Water and Power's Public Benefit Program. It was designed to provide employment opportunities for low-income youth while promoting energy conservation.
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By RUTH SOWBY | March 12, 2008
Arbor Day was celebrated in style by Glendale Beautiful and the city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department on March 4 at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael. The late Ginger Bremberg , former Glendale mayor, was recognized with a tree to be planted in her honor. Bremberg had been given a life membership since joining Glendale Beautiful in 1979. Also recognized by the planting of trees was Nancy Kochi (very much present), honored by the Glendale Soroptimists; and the late Frances Devine , mother of Art Devine , honored by the Devine family.
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March 21, 2008
Properties at Briggs Avenue and Foothill Boulevard are a focal point of activity this year. The property owner of La Crescenta Motel asked the Council to write a letter to the county?s Planning Commission to support a request to modify his CUP (conditional use permit) which lapsed last August. The Council is aware that letters from community groups do not change the law. Lapse in a CUP requires a new filing. Regardless of opinions about this issue, the Council is bound by law and did not write a letter of support as it might appear as a special favor.
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By Joyce Rudolph | February 18, 2014
Glendale Beautiful, in cooperation with the city of Glendale Community Services and Parks Department, will celebrate the 64th annual Arbor Day on March 4 at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael Park, 1330 Dorothy Drive. The coffee social will begin at 10 a.m. with the program starting at 10:30 a.m. Arbor Day is observed nationwide each year to encourage tree planting and care, said Chairwoman Gladys Wymore. Glendale Beautiful offers residents the chance to honor friends and family by purchasing a tree in their name that is planted in a local park or other public location.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | April 23, 2013
Some of Los Angeles County's top public officials urged residents to spend more time enjoying local natural areas during Saturday's annual Arbor Day celebration in La Crescenta. More than 100 people gathered at Two Strike Park on Rosemont Avenue for a program celebrating the various wooded open-space areas in the foothills and efforts to care for them. "We are in the paradise part of the County of Los Angeles right here, with these fabulous trees," said keynote speaker Sheriff Lee Baca, who encouraged locals to develop "an athletic mind and body" by taking time out of busy schedules to walk, jog or run under bountiful canopies.
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By Melanie Hicken melanie.hicken@latimes.com | March 21, 2011
LA CRESCENTA — More than a century after the inception of Arbor Day, elected officials and community members gathered at Two Strike Park on Saturday to celebrate the planting of trees. “With all this cosmic chaos going on around us, we’re going to plant some trees,” said the Rev. Paige Eaves of United Methodist Church, who delivered the invocation for the Crescenta Valley Annual Arbor Day Ceremony. From the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan and civil unrest in Libya, the “oddly normal act” of planting trees served as an act of faith and hope for the future, Eaves said.
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February 24, 2010
Glendale Beautiful plans celebration Glendale Beautiful, in cooperation with Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services, is planning the 60th annual Arbor Day celebration Tuesday at Casa Adobe de San Rafael Park, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale. During inclement weather, the location will be in the lower level of Glendale Civic Auditorium. The event will feature a coffee social at 10 a.m., followed by the program at 10:30 a.m. Glendale Beautiful will be offering residents a chance to pay tribute to a special person by donating a tree in recognition or in memory of that person.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | April 10, 2009
Crescenta Valley resident Charles Bausback, 86, made his way slowly to the podium last Saturday morning at Two Strike Park after being honored as a Crescenta Valley pioneer at the annual Arbor Day ceremony. “I’m not sure if I’m deserving of this honor,” he told the crowd of more than 250 people who came out for the morning festivities, “but we’ll make the best of it.” Bausback’s recognition was a highlight of a busy morning that celebrated not only tree-planting — the reason why Arbor Day was first enacted over 135 years ago — but the chance for the community to gather.
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By Veronica Rocha | March 30, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Hundreds of residents gathered on a sunny Saturday morning at Two Strike Park to celebrate Arbor Day and to salute the town’s pioneers, including Charles Bausback, who helped make a public television series on California’s history. The Crescenta Valley Town Council will plant a tree in Bausback’s name at the corner of Altura and Pennsylvania avenues. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich honored Bausback on Saturday by giving him a certification of appreciation.
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By Ruth Longoria | March 27, 2009
If you have a passion for trees and local history, you won’t want to miss this Saturday’s annual Arbor Day celebration, presented by the Crescenta Valley Town Council and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich. Arbor Day has been an annual tree planting observance since 1872, when J. Sterling Morton first proposed the holiday in Nebraska. More than an estimated one million trees were planted on that first Arbor Day, April 10, 1872. Other states later took up the tradition and since 1882 it has been a national observance, on or around April 22, which was Morton’s birthday.
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By Nicole Charky | March 4, 2009
Residents celebrated Arbor Day, and the more than 6,700 trees that have their roots planted in Glendale, at a ceremony Tuesday. Glendale was recognized for its efforts at the 59th annual Arbor Day Program at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. The city won the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City U.S.A. Award for urban forestry, which has gone to Glendale for the last 25 years. The event, which also recognized residents who donate funds for trees, was sponsored by Glendale Beautiful in cooperation with the city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.
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