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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 1, 2013
Billionaire Richard Branson may have been celebrating the next step in his quest to make commercial space flights viable this week, but students at Clark Magnet High School also have been busy at work analyzing their own near-space flight. The students launched a high-altitude balloon that reached 85,000 feet over the Angeles National Forest Sunday to collect photos and video from near-space. "Launching a high-altitude balloon is about 99% the same as going to space, and it's as close as you can get without a very expensive, massive rocket," said Clark teacher David Black, who oversaw the launch.
NEWS
May 6, 2002
Tim Willert NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Glendale Police were called to the Circle Seven Drive offices of KABC-TV Channel 7 early Sunday morning to investigate reports of a suspicious item found in front of the building. Security for the Disney-owned television station discovered the item about 6 a.m., which reportedly contained written threats and was beeping, Sgt. Dennis Smith said. "When [police] arrived, they found it wasn't suspicious at all," Smith said.
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By Veronica Rocha | October 21, 2009
BURBANK ? The family of a Colorado boy mistakenly believed to be trapped in a 38-inch Mylar balloon last week didn?t make much of an impression during their time in a rental home here. Several neighbors near the Heene family?s former Burbank address said they didn?t know the family, who lived in west Burbank from June 2006 to June 2007. Afterward, the family moved to Colorado. But Heene?s landlord, Carrie Cavalier, said things weren?t as wholesome as they seemed. ?
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By Tania Chatila | April 4, 2006
Noah Godoy gripped the string attached to his blue balloon tightly with both hands. "I don't want to let it go early," he said, referring to a few other students at Glendale Preschool and Kindergarten who prematurely let their balloons slip away Monday morning. Noah, 6, was waiting for the end of a countdown that would signal each of the nearly 90 other students at his school to let go of their balloon in honor of Week of the Young Child, sponsored annually by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
NEWS
December 13, 2002
Recently, I stood in the checkout line at Ralphs grocery store in La Crescenta. In front of me was an elderly man who was paying for his groceries. When he finished, he asked the checker for a red balloon. One of the same red balloons my 3- and 5-year-olds ask for when they shop with me. What caught my attention about this gentleman were his words to the checkout lady as he took the balloon from her hand: "Hopefully it will cheer my wife up; she has not been feeling well."
FEATURES
May 4, 2007
Hundreds of Rosemont students, families, and friends turned out for the annual Family Fun Night on the school's campus last Friday evening, April 27. The lower field was dotted with carnival-type booths, with students hawking everything from cotton candy to a chance to knock down milk bottles with a ball. Representatives from Kid Krazy provided face painting services and an expert balloon sculptor. The Korean Parents Club served delicious traditional food. For the less culinary adventurous, the Kiwanis had the barbecue going with hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken sandwiches.
NEWS
May 29, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- New Horizons Family Center played host to a few visitors Thursday -- members of Soroptimist International of Glendale. The Soroptimists stopped by New Horizons to check on improvements to the center that had been funded through their donations. "They gave us a very nice gift to redecorate the children's room," explained New Horizons spokesman Bill Branch. The children's room got a new mural in the process, an image of blue sky, puffy clouds and a hot-air balloon.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | October 1, 2004
The Monte Vista Elementary School community enjoyed games, food and each other's company at last Friday's annual picnic sponsored by the school's PTA. From 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24, friends, teachers and families gathered on the school's lower field, many bringing a picnic dinner and dessert to be shared. The event was emceed by Monte Vista parents Mark Miller and Vito Palazzolo. Brightly colored blankets were scattered on the lawn as children whizzed by on scooters loaned out by the school.
NEWS
October 27, 2006
A full blown party for dogs that were dressed up as monsters, superheroes and other animals was held last Sunday to help raise money for the Glendale Humane Society. The 5th annual Dog Show Halloween Party sponsored by the Crescenta Cañada Pet Hospital took place at Two Strike Park and attracted over two hundred dogs and their owners. The pups of varying breeds and sizes got a chance to participate in different, challenging games such as musical chairs and water balloon races where dog owners had to successfully go around orange cones with their dog while holding water balloons above their head.
NEWS
July 21, 2006
No complaints at this year's Cruise Night Last year I wrote in a complaint about the Cruise Night music, so it's only fair I write in a big compliment to those responsible for having The Kinsmen perform at this year's event ("Traffic and music jam," Monday). It was upbeat, fun and very "family oriented." Good job guys. People were dancing in the street to the forever classic, "Louie, Louie." Now that's a party. DAVID LEE WILLIAMS Glendale Event was example of hometown at its best Maybe I've missed it , but I haven't seen a letter in the mailbag about Cruise Night.
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March 28, 2014
A power outage in west Glendale left 744 customers without electricity on Thursday afternoon. The outage, which occurred at 2:04 pm., was the result of a downed line from a gold Mylar balloon, Glendale Water and Power officials reported. Power was restored to fully restored by 3 p.m. Balloons were the top known cause of outages in Glendale between 2008 and 2012, causing 47 out of 292 outages in that time, according to a city report released in January. -- Sameea Kamal, sameea.kamal@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @SameeaKamal . ALSO: Suspects accused of child abuse, and passing off candy as heroin Man allegedly waves pistol at driver Three restaurants added to Glendale downtown
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 18, 2014
Balloons, equipment failure and squirrels were among the top causes of electricity outages in Glendale between 2008 and 2012, according to a city report released this week. Balloons caused the most outages, 47 out of 292, not counting ones prompted by unknown causes, but Ramon Abueg, chief assistant general manager of electric and water at Glendale Water & Power, said some of those were likely caused by balloons that may have disintegrated after touching power lines. “People need to be more aware when they release Mylar balloons, they cause a lot of problems,” Abueg said.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 1, 2013
Billionaire Richard Branson may have been celebrating the next step in his quest to make commercial space flights viable this week, but students at Clark Magnet High School also have been busy at work analyzing their own near-space flight. The students launched a high-altitude balloon that reached 85,000 feet over the Angeles National Forest Sunday to collect photos and video from near-space. "Launching a high-altitude balloon is about 99% the same as going to space, and it's as close as you can get without a very expensive, massive rocket," said Clark teacher David Black, who oversaw the launch.
NEWS
May 4, 2012
More than 140 people suffered burns or other injuries Friday in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia,  when bunches of balloons at a concert and political rally exploded. The balloons were supposed to be filled with helium but may have instead been filled with methane, said  Aghasi Yenokyan, director of the Center for Political and International Studies, a Yerevan-based think tank. The incident occurred in downtown Republic Square during events organized by the ruling Republican Party of Armenia as part of the parliamentary election campaign.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | February 4, 2011
CITY HALL — Already grappling with an annual employee pension tab of more than $20 million, Glendale officials have been bracing for the bill to balloon. But a recent state forecast is even pricier than feared, officials said. Over the next four years, Glendale can expect to pay more than $135 million into the California Public Employees Retirement System, according to an analysis of forecasted rates listed in the city’s most recent annual financial report. “We knew the rates were going to go up,” Finance Director Bob Elliot told the City Council last fall.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | October 21, 2009
BURBANK ? The family of a Colorado boy mistakenly believed to be trapped in a 38-inch Mylar balloon last week didn?t make much of an impression during their time in a rental home here. Several neighbors near the Heene family?s former Burbank address said they didn?t know the family, who lived in west Burbank from June 2006 to June 2007. Afterward, the family moved to Colorado. But Heene?s landlord, Carrie Cavalier, said things weren?t as wholesome as they seemed. ?
NEWS
By Natalie Yemenidjian | September 4, 2008
The ordinary gas station houses pumps and the occasional slushy machine. It sells refreshments, cigarettes and car deodorizers in the shape of trees, but Glendale artist Michael Sheehan has taken the ideal gas station way out of context. Using his own resources, Sheehan filled the 1,700 cubic feet Streamline Moderne Gas Station in Adams Hill Mini-Park with 2,000 transparent balloons in an attempt to alter the perception of everyday life, he said. The project, entitled “gasstationinstallation: entropy” will become more dynamic over the nine days of the instillation.
NEWS
July 18, 2008
Supporters and critics of legislation that would have outlawed the sale of helium-filled Mylar balloons hammered out a compromise this week en route to what they hope will ensure the bill?s passage. Instead of illegalizing the sale of the shiny, metallic balloons ? as the bill?s author, state Sen. Jack Scott, had intended ? the compromise will now penalize sellers and distributors of the Mylar balloons up to $250. The amended version of the bill also requires greater educational outreach and proposes that weights used to ground the balloons cannot be a child?
FEATURES
By Mary O’Keefe | February 15, 2008
Last Friday, Rosemont Middle School students eagerly demonstrated their school spirit by cheering as loud as they could, stomping on red and white balloons and burrowing for candy hearts in pie tins full of whipped cream. It was all part of Competition for Enjoyment at Rosemont that allows seventh graders to compete against eighth graders to prove who has the best school spirit. The competition began around 2:30 p.m. with Associated Student Body members yelling their cheer out to their class and waiting to see how loud it could be repeated back to them.
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