November 26, 2012
Jane Malmgren, 95, died peacefully in the early morning hours of November 11, 2012, at Valle Verde Retirement Community in Santa Barbara. Born on September 4, 1917 in Alameda, California to Nicholas and Georgia Fleming, she was raised in Oakland with her brother, the late Harold Fleming of Sonora, Ca. She graduated from Oakland High School and later received a degree from California College of Arts and Crafts. She married her late husband, Richard Malmgren in 1941. After WWII they designed and built their home, residing in La Canada, California for fifty years. Jane moved to Santa Barbara in 1999.
January 3, 2012
Long time Burbank resident, Frances Bollinger LaBarbera Eisleben, passed away on Dec. 9 in Atascadero, CA. Frances was born on November 24, 1935 in New York City. She grew up in Malverne NY.Fran is preceeded in death by her parents Charles and Frances Bollinger and her sister Weezy Bollinger DeGoski. She is survived by her only child Arlee, her husband Steve Ross, and their daughters, Taylor & Avery. After graduating from Malverne High School, Fran married John LaBarbera and moved west.
August 16, 2011
Betsy Lueke, 91, passed away on July 31, 2011 in Burbank with family at her side. Born in Globe, Arizona on August 17, 1919 to Victor and Fern Kelley, Betsy was raised in Hollywood, California, attending Hollywood High School, UCLA, and Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles. She married Lloyd Lueke in 1942, and they moved to their home in Burbank in 1947 where she happily resided until her passing. Betsy loved living in Burbank, working initially at Lockheed Aircraft and then becoming active in the community and in her children's activities such as Girl Scouts, McKinley Elementary School PTA, and Park and Recreation Department programs. It was through her involvement in local recreation programs that she was hired as an employee in 1956 and began a long and illustrious career with the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department.
July 11, 2011
I thought it was just me but then I heard several women in my step class at the YMCA talking about the "Party Of The Century," for the Burbank centennial celebration and expressing their disappointment. One woman said it was boring, and that there were 25,000 people just walking back and forth looking at the Lockheed booth. That's how I felt too because I live downtown, so I'm familiar with the restaurants and businesses down there already. For me the only difference from any other Friday night was 22,000 extra people, road closures and the fireworks.
August 11, 2009
It’s oceans month at New Horizons Family Center in Glendale, and it wouldn’t be complete without seaweed on the walls, fish hanging from the ceiling and other forms of marine life dotting the main classroom of the center. “I like them because they’re all just hanging up there,” said Horizons student Nicholas Simonian, 6. Monday, the kids were busy transforming their classroom at the center into their version of the ocean in preparation for a field trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific on Thursday, said Program Director Arlene Villarin.
August 11, 2009
The Glendale News-Press recently visited the kids at New Horizons Family Center in Glendale, where the theme of the month is oceans. We asked the kids: ?What?s your favorite part about attending New Horizons ?? ? ? ? ? ? ?I like the fish we made. They look good.? NICHOLAS SIMONIAN, 6 Glendale ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Basketball. And doing arts and crafts.? NICOLE ROCHART, 6 Glendale ? ?
May 22, 2009
Registration begins for Y basketball Children in grades one through seven are invited to participate in coed basketball at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA. Registration begins on May 26 and continues through June 23. There are three divisions children can participate in: grades 1-2, 3-4 and 5-7. The season begins July 6 and ends August 29. For additional information and fees, contact Jesse Hirdler at email@example.com or call the membership office at (818) 790-0123.
July 3, 2008
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB The Boys and Girls Club needs volunteers to help with homework, reading, arts and crafts and athletics. For more information, call (818) 482-1073. ? ?EARLY BIRD? VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Glendale Adventist Medical Center needs volunteers to work at the Information Desk, Emergency and Surgery waiting rooms and as escorts and messengers from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Other shifts in four-hour increments are available between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free meals, parking, faxing, photocopying and notary services are available to volunteers.
March 27, 2008
When it comes to putting together gift baskets for a good cause, Cathy Zappala is often called on to put her talent to use. Zappala, 65, shops for gift items to stock baskets forfundraisers or charity event. ?My home is taken over by baskets,? said Zappala, a Glendale native. ?It?s my way of doing something to help others.? Zappala?s philanthropic efforts started nearly 20 years ago when she joined the Glendale Salvation Army?s advisory board. When she became a part of the organization, Zappala felt strongly about doing her part to help the area?
October 10, 2007
With one event focusing on sports and the other on cultural food, crafts and entertainment, two community events slated for this weekend seek to weave together the cultural fabric of Glendale’s diverse ethnic communities. On Saturday, the city will play host at Verdugo Park to the sixth annual Glendale Unity Fest, an all-day affair packed with world music, ethnic foods and vendors selling imported arts and crafts, said Eve Rappoport, cultural affairs analyst for the city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.