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March 28, 2013
A man was killed shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday when a Lexus coupe slammed into a bakery on East Broadway , injuring five others, police said. The man, who was not immediately identified, was trapped under the vehicle at the Oledina's Cake Factory in the 1100 block of East Broadway, where he was pronounced dead, Glendale police officials said. The man was apparently hit while getting a cup of coffee, authorities said. The 72-year-old Glendale motorist who was driving the car reportedly plowed through the front windows of the shop, striking and pinning the 55-year-old man against a counter, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
NEWS
January 23, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- A small fire caused $10,000 worth of damages and left one woman with minor injuries at Sarkis Pastry on Monday night, Glendale Fire officials said. The grease fire broke out in the kitchen of the bakery at about 5:30 p.m. and was extinguished by a sprinkler system before firefighters arrived at 5:37 p.m., said Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Don Wright. An employee at the bakery, at 1111 S. Glendale Ave., received minor injuries on one of her arms when she tried to put the fire out, he said.
NEWS
By Nicole Charky, nicole.charky@latimes.com | February 19, 2014
Twinkies and Ding Dongs are long gone at the former Hostess bakery near Glendale, where a new tenant is moving into part of the vacant building and staking its claim in the Los Angeles online organic-food scene. Good Eggs L.A. opened its distribution center this month just steps away from the Los Angeles River at 2760 Clearwater St., south of the Glendale (2) Freeway. Now fresh fruits, veggies, eggs, meats and seafood are replacing the sweet confections made by the prior tenant. “Our mission is to grow and sustain local food economies,” said Max Kanter, community builder at Good Eggs, a company that works with about 70 Southern California farmers and food producers to deliver online groceries to customers throughout the Los Angeles area.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | July 27, 2006
DOWNTOWN ? As soon as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's big green bus stopped in front of Porto's Bakery Wednesday afternoon, people swarmed the business to get a glimpse of the man himself, or to pump their picket signs outside in protest of him. The governor made a short visit to the Brand Boulevard business Wednesday as the last stop in his second "California Dream Bus Tour," which included two days of stops in Southern California. Schwarzenegger's first tour was in June when he visited Northern California cities.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | August 25, 2009
GLENDALE — Matt Avanesian has owned Le Petite Patisserie for 11 years and never imagined his business would be targeted by vandals, but then came 2:50 a.m. Saturday, along with a phone call from his alarm company. Police were at the bakery investigating the handiwork of vandals, who had shattered his storefront window on the 1000 block of Brand Boulevard. Avanesian rushed over to the bakery and later paid $500 to replace the broken window. “I think that if you can replace something with money, it’s nothing to worry about,” he said.
NEWS
April 28, 2003
Ryan Carter It's only a matter of a few months before Raul Porto, owner of a popular Glendale bakery, and his employees will have more room to bake. The expansion of Porto's bakery into the former Numero Uno space at 309 N. Brand Blvd. is due to be completed by July, Porto said. He also said when that's done, he will renovate the bakery that's operating now. Hordes of Porto's Glendale fans converge daily on the bakery at 315 N. Brand Blvd The space next door was expected to be completed by April, but a lot of renovation got in the way of that, Porto said.
NEWS
October 25, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Porto's patrons accustomed to being sandwiched between display cases and other customers as they order tamales and chorizo pies might soon have a little more elbow room -- the owners of the popular bakery are looking to expand. Owner Raul Porto intends to expand the Cuban bakery into the adjacent building, 309 N. Brand Blvd., that currently houses Numero Uno Pizzeria. The sale is in escrow. "We're expanding because we need to," Porto said.
NEWS
December 9, 2002
Local children visiting the Glendale Galleria this month will get a taste of the holiday spirit when they visit Santa's Nestle Toll House Holiday Bake Shoppe. Animated woodland bakers in Santa's kitchen prepare Nestle Toll House cookies as one little creature accidentally falls into a vat of dough and turns up on a conveyor belt among cookie "rejects." Children who stop by the holiday bakery have a chance to meet Santa, who surprises each child with a chocolate-chip cookie.
NEWS
May 31, 2001
Joyce Rudolph NORWALK -- The La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated invites the public to join the group on a free tour of the L.A. County Registrar's Office in Norwalk. The tour will take place at 10 a.m. June 7. "It should be very interesting because that is the day of the arrival of the absentee ballots, said President Molly Powers. "We will see the complete counting process." Following the tour, the group plans to have lunch at The Country Kitchen Buffet and Bakery, which will cost $10 and is optional.
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By Nicole Charky, nicole.charky@latimes.com | February 19, 2014
Twinkies and Ding Dongs are long gone at the former Hostess bakery near Glendale, where a new tenant is moving into part of the vacant building and staking its claim in the Los Angeles online organic-food scene. Good Eggs L.A. opened its distribution center this month just steps away from the Los Angeles River at 2760 Clearwater St., south of the Glendale (2) Freeway. Now fresh fruits, veggies, eggs, meats and seafood are replacing the sweet confections made by the prior tenant. “Our mission is to grow and sustain local food economies,” said Max Kanter, community builder at Good Eggs, a company that works with about 70 Southern California farmers and food producers to deliver online groceries to customers throughout the Los Angeles area.
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NEWS
December 14, 2013
Welcome to the weekend, 818 readers. Today is Sunday, Dec. 15. The National Weather Services predicts temperatures will hit 59 and drop to 41. A three-alarm fire broke out above Glendale's popular Paradise Pastry on Saturday, causing extensive water damage and temporarily closing the business, officials said.  It took about 65 firefighters from Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena fire departments to knock down the fire at about 4:45 a.m.,...
NEWS
March 29, 2013
A 55-year-old man who was killed Thursday when a 71-year-old motorist plowed through a cake shop in Glendale has been identified as Stepan Vardanyan. The Glendale resident was pronounced dead shortly after 12:30 p.m. at Oledina's Cake Factory in the 1100 block of East Broadway, where the collision occurred, according to Los Angeles County Coroner's spokesman Ed Winter. Vardanyan was waiting for a cup of coffee at a counter when Wanda Wong, of Glendale, drove her Lexus through the windows of the cake shop and struck and pinned him, according to Glendale police.
NEWS
March 28, 2013
A man was killed shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday when a vehicle slammed into a bakery in Glendale, injuring five others, police said. The man, who was not immediately identified, was trapped under the vehicle at the Oledina's Cake Factory in the 1100 block of East Broadway, where he was pronounced dead, Glendale police officials said. The man was apparently hit while getting a cup of coffee, authorities said. Five others were hurt in the crash, including one who was transported to a local hospital, according to Brandy Villanueva, a Glendale Fire Department spokeswoman.
NEWS
March 28, 2013
A man was killed shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday when a Lexus coupe slammed into a bakery on East Broadway , injuring five others, police said. The man, who was not immediately identified, was trapped under the vehicle at the Oledina's Cake Factory in the 1100 block of East Broadway, where he was pronounced dead, Glendale police officials said. The man was apparently hit while getting a cup of coffee, authorities said. The 72-year-old Glendale motorist who was driving the car reportedly plowed through the front windows of the shop, striking and pinning the 55-year-old man against a counter, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lisa Dupuy | February 25, 2011
In Beirut there is a manaish restaurant about every fourth apartment building, says Shaunt Adessian, chef and owner of Shanto’s Bakery. Lebanese residents have these savory flatbreads pretty much every morning. I can see why. After trying Shanto’s various offerings, I’m totally hooked. I am now on a mission to try each and every manaish and wrap. I’ve tried 10 so far. Told you I love this place. The secret to their beguiling appeal is in the oven. Shaunt brought his iron, spindly legged contraption over from Lebanon.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | February 23, 2011
Glendale bakery maven Betty Porto whipped up a mixture of homespun stories and practical business advice in a talk Wednesday before more than 60 entrepreneurs. Porto described her family’s flight from Cuba in 1971, the origins of the Porto’s Bakery empire, and even the egg fights she had with her brother and sister when they were supposed to be helping their mother. The business that first operated out of the family home in Cuba now employs 500 people at bakeries in Glendale, Burbank and Downey.
FEATURES
September 29, 2009
Even though it received full coverage and a picture of the ceremony of throwing sins into the water for Rosh Hashana (“Celebrating the Jewish New Year,” Sept. 22), I felt that something was missing. The letter from John Andersen (“A deeper look into Jewish tradition,” Sept. 24) a few days later filled in a lot of information about Jewish history. But I was disappointed that the same fact was still missing. It seems important to me that this holiday is the celebration of a new year for the Hebrew calendar beginning on the year 5770; 5,769 years of the Jewish calendar have elapsed.
LOCAL
By Zain Shauk | September 26, 2009
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — When a woman drove her car through the front of Movses Golden Pastry five years ago, owner Armen Nazarian thought he could protect his store by installing steel barriers in front of the property. He was wrong. Early Tuesday, police said, a Burbank woman in the parking lot slammed on the gas pedal of her white Toyota 4Runner and barreled through the Glenoaks Boulevard corner bakery. She evaded a steel barrier and smashed through a storefront window, refrigerators, tables and chairs.
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