April 4, 2010
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck 16 miles south of Guadalupe Victoria in Baja California, Mexico, and rattled homes and businesses in Glendale and Burbank, but there were no signs of damage locally. Officers with the Glendale and Burbank police departments said they felt the shaking, but there were no immediate reports of damage locally. “We immediately went . . . [to] make sure everything is OK,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. “Right now, as we are in the process, we have no report of any damage.
May 23, 2008
Don Urquidez has researched his family extensively, compiling a thick stack of wills, certificates and deeds. He made copies of many of them, and they have been passed on to the Special Collections Room for use by those interested in the Verdugo family. The papers may be of help to readers such as Norma Gerardo, who is seeking information on her husband Bruno?s paternal grandmother, Teresa Verdugo, and to Cecelia (Lucy) Lusarreta who wants to know more about her grandfather, Frank Urquidez.
June 22, 2007
Glendale Firefighters honor fallen brothers In honor of the nine Charleston, S.C., firefighters who died while fighting a structure blaze Monday, all flags at Glendale Fire stations will be flown at half-staff until Tuesday, fire officials said. The move was also made in memory of the two Pasadena firefighters who died in an off-duty June 14 accident when a plane they were flying crashed off the east coast of Baja California. The nine Charleston firefighters were killed when the roof of a building they were fighting a blaze in collapsed.
June 22, 2007
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church will present a recital to benefit Baja Christian Ministries at 4 p.m. on June 24. Los Angeles Philharmonic members violist John Hayhurst, oboist Marion Kuszyk and their friends will present a recital featuring works by Bach, Ginastera, Rousell and Marcello. Each year, the Men's Retreat of La Crescenta Presbyterian goes to Tijuana, Baja California, to build houses for needy people. The program is run through Baja Christian Ministries. "In the past, we have built one or two houses.
May 22, 2007
GLENDALE — Construction on Glendale Community College's new field station in Baja California has completed one of its buildings but is behind schedule on others, worrying some board members. Jose Mercadé, director of the Baja California field studies program, presented on Monday the first report on the construction site since its plans were approved in February. "I'm pleased with the progress of construction," Mercadé said. "The fact that there's no major issues, problems or concerns is encouraging.
February 14, 2007
NON-RESIDENT TUITION FEES The college board approved setting the tuition rate for non-California residents at $165 per unit for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years. The current fee for non-residents is $150 per unit. The tuition fee for California residents is $20 per unit. Student trustee David Arakelyan cast an advisory vote against the measure. The trustees acknowledged that many students will be against the increase but said that Glendale Community College's non-resident fees are lower than those of adjacent community college districts The board is required to set a per-unit tuition fee for non-resident students every school year.
February 10, 2007
GLENDALE — Glendale Community College's Baja Field Station is shrinking. Two resolutions will go to the college's Board of Trustees on Monday. One accepts the latest plans for the new research facility in Baja California, which is itself a cut-down version of original plans. But the other resolution shrinks the project by more than 1,000 square feet. In the last meeting, three of the trustees expressed concern that the cost of the project, originally proposed at $350,000, had risen to more than $396,000 to accommodate higher building standards than those required by Mexican code.
May 25, 2005
Fred Ortega Carlos Bowser Miret was known to many as a dedicated police chief determined to root out corruption and improve the lot of his fellow residents in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, Glendale's sister city. Miret was gunned down in front of his home Saturday morning, said Felipe Hernandez, a spokesman for the city of Rosarito. Glendale Mayor Rafi Manoukian and former Mayor Rick Reyes were among hundreds who attended Miret's funeral Sunday. "I think I can speak for Mayor Manoukian and myself that our reaction was one of tremendous shock and sadness upon hearing about the death of Police Chief Carlos Bowser Miret," City Manager Jim Starbird said.
February 19, 2001
"Paul Robeson and His Legacy," will be presented on Thursday at Glendale Community College as part of the Humanities/Social Science Lecture Series and in observance of Black History Month. The speaker is Lamont Yeakey, associate professor of history at Cal State Los Angeles. The event will be held at noon in Kreider Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Yeakey will discuss Robeson as a student, athlete and scholar and later, as a performing artist and civil liberties champion during the height of McCarthyism.