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November 9, 1999
Robert Shaffer GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Animator Kellie-Bea Cooper will discuss production management tonight at 7 p.m. at Glendale Community College as part of the college's "Careers in Animation" lecture series. Cooper is co-chairwoman of the Women in Animation writers group and owner of The Better Mousetrap, a studio school. She has worked with several entertainment studios, including Jim Henson Interactive and Warner Bros. The lecture "Production Management" will be in the GCC auditorium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road.
By WENDY GROVE | February 10, 2009
Commercial Music course (Music 171) is being offered this spring at Glendale Community College for the first time in 10 years. It surveys various careers in music such as songwriter, producer, recording engineer, studio musician, concert promoter, agent and more. The class is taught by Jay Snyder, who has been a writer with the Kanye West Foundation and is a published songwriter, a producer/arranger and musical director. The class will also have guest speakers from the music industry.
July 4, 2005
David Kim will join 350 other high school students from around the country on the East Coast this month in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. The 10-day forum in Philadelphia will introduce the Crescenta Valley High School student and his fellow conference-goers to public health, medical ethics, research and general medical practice. It will include visits to medical facilities and clinics, according to the NYLF/MED. The students, who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in medical careers, also will diagnose a fictional patient's illness and develop a treatment plan for the patient.
May 25, 2002
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Students at Columbus Elementary School were asked "What do you want to be when you grow up?" during class Friday. Common answers to the question ranged from doctor or lawyer to professional basketball player. But this time, it was high school students asking them the question instead of teachers. Nearly 30 Hoover High School students enrolled in the school's Business, Engineering and Technology Academy visited classrooms at Columbus Friday as part of a story presentation event.
By Ani Amirkhanian | March 7, 2006
Dressed in a combination of gothic and military style attire, Jenny Joboyan used a felt-tip pen to finish the design of one of her latest girls' fashions. "I want to design everything and combine complicated elements, so it's worth making," the frizzy-haired 17-year-old said. "I love details." Jenny is one of many students taking the commercial design class at Hoover High School. After high school, Jenny plans on pursuing fashion design and will use her drawings and designs to build a portfolio for college.
November 17, 2003
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan The Glendale Community College football team's season came to a painful end Saturday. Amidst the sad goodbyes and hugs, the Vaqueros were left looking back on a season that got old and frustrating real fast. For some of the sophomores, their football careers were over following GCC's 27-15 Western State Conference Southern Division loss to host Citrus. For the freshmen, the Vaqueros' third straight loss meant a close to a chapter of their careers that was quite a learning experience.
By Katherine Yamada | September 21, 2012
Glenn B. Ward spent his entire career as a professional photographer working out of a small studio in his adopted city of Glendale. Ward was born and raised in Fresno and earned a business degree before coming to work at Lockheed in the early 1940s. A mutual friend from Glendale Presbyterian Church introduced him to a young woman named Betty Hendricks. When he joined the Air Force in 1942 and was sent off to Europe, they began writing letters to one other. During his tour of duty, he flew C-47 transports in and out of battle, carrying wounded soldiers, supplies and officers in France and England.
June 29, 2005
Ani Amirkhanian Her colleagues called her "Chiquilla," which means "little girl" in Spanish. Alma Apolinar entered the work force at the age of 14 in her native Mexico. She started working at the Commercial Bank of Mexico after she finished taking courses in banking and accounting. She was the youngest employee at the bank. Apolinar worked at the bank for 11 years and then decided to change careers. She studied structural engineering for three years but never pursued a career in that field.
July 5, 2003
Erik Boal When ranking 233 teams, the difference between finishing ninth and eighth doesn't seem like much. But for Jillian Davis and Kacey Knauf, what appeared like only a minimal separation last summer wound up meaning everything to the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy graduates this year. After missing out on placing in the Elite Eight in the 18-and-under division at last year's Davis Volleyball Festival, the duo and the rest of their Santa Monica Beach Club teammates qualified among the best teams in the country Friday, earning the right to compete one more time at the Sacramento Convention Center.
By Zain Shauk | December 30, 2008
Students in a Wilson Middle School industrial technology class were not on the same page on a recent Thursday. They weren’t seated in the same area or studying the same subject. Some were at computer stations, clicking through on-screen “virtual architecture” drawings, while others were putting the finishing touches on miniature paper rockets or punching buttons to compose music on an electric keyboard. “We watch a movie with the volume all the way down, and we have to make our own music,” said 12-year-old Vrej Bejanian, who was working at one of the 17 modules that teams of seventh-graders were stationed at during the class.
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| March 26, 2014
A tough season wasn't without rewards for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team. Tologs senior Dani Garcia was named the Mission League's Most Valuable Goalie, while senior Casey Basso was selected to the league's first team and sophomore Lauren Savo was tabbed a second-teamer on the recently released awards list. “It's surprising, but not surprising, at least when I first heard about it,” Garcia said. “A couple of [Mission League] coaches said they thought I did an amazing job this season and I was honored they said that.
By Grant Gordon, | January 25, 2014
Having resided in Southern California for roughly a year now, budding mixed martial arts star Marina Shafir will fight for the first time in the Golden State. “The Supernova from Moldova,” boasting an unblemished 4-0 amateur MMA record, will take on Nicole “Fidget” Upshaw in a featherweight (145 pounds) bout Feb. 9 at The University of MMA's Fight Night 5 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The 20-year-old Upshaw sports a 1-1 record and, fighting out of Arizona, boasts a karate background and is a former college softball player.
By Joylene Wagner | January 24, 2014
If education guru Dr. Bill Daggett had his way, the declared goal of the Common Core curriculum would be to prepare students to be career-ready. As he told Glendale teachers last August, the push for “college-and-career-ready” standards came from the higher education contingent among the many representatives who came together to develop the Common Core. In the end, “college and career” won out. I think I understand Daggett's frustration at the dual goal. After all, isn't all education, K-12 through college and graduate school, designed to prepare students for life beyond school?
By Charles Rich, | January 21, 2014
GLENDALE - After a slow beginning in the Pacific League, things have turned around for the Glendale High boys' soccer team. That's not the case for Burbank. Glendale and Burbank competed against each other Tuesday in the first of two league meetings. Thanks to a career-best effort from Avo Haroutunyan, Glendale gained the upper hand. Haroutunyan finished with seven goals and one assist to power host Glendale to a 12-1 win against Burbank at Moyse Field. Haroutunyan had four goals in the first half to spur the Nitros, who improved to 9-5-2, 3-2-1 in league.
By Gene Sculatti | January 17, 2014
For a man who's sold some 20 million records, collaborated with the likes of Michael Jackson, Bono, Public Enemy, Lou Reed, Daft Punk and Britney Spears and revolutionized electronic dance music, Moby admits he “doesn't have a lot to complain about… except having no hair.” PHOTOS: Moby interviewed at Los Angeles Academy of Music in Pasadena   The admission came during an hour and a half “Let'sTalkMusic” interview session held...
By Brittany Levine, | January 7, 2014
For Edgar Bullington, or Mr. B as he's affectionately called, books are toys. And for the past 26 years he's had the grandest time playing with them as the children's librarian at Glendale's Grandview Library. “I love reading to kids. Their eyes, their smiles. I get to play,” said the 67-year-old who is retiring next month. Bullington is beloved for his theatrics. When he reads to children, which he has done weekly at a pre-school story time at Grandview Library for roughly two decades, he gives each character their own voice.
By Charles Rich, | December 31, 2013
Less than three minutes away from helping the Glendale High boys' water polo team win the program's first CIF Southern Section championship, Arman Momdzhyan heard an unpleasant sound and looked over his right shoulder in dismay. It was the reverberation of the referee's whistle and signaled the senior utility player had picked up his third exclusion of the tight contest with 2:22 remaining in the fourth quarter. Momdzhyan arrived at the Glendale bench and sat nervously while the Nitros were left to compete without their leading scorer while protecting a two-goal lead against Los Altos in the CIF Southern Section Division V title match at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine on Nov. 23. “It was without a doubt the most stressful few minutes of my life,” said Momdzhyan, who finished with a team-high six goals for top-seeded Glendale in a 13-11 win against second-seeded Los Altos.
By Andrew J. Campa, | December 19, 2013
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Jenna Orlandini (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2008) Washington volleyball senior: Perhaps the end came quicker than anyone expected for both Orlandini and her Huskies at the NCAA Final Four semifinal on Thursday evening. The No. 3-seeded Huskies, who entered having won seven straight matches, struggled to stay competitive and turned in their two worst sets of the season in falling to visiting second-ranked Penn State, 25-14, 25-13, 25-16, at Key Arena.
By Andrew J. Campa, | November 14, 2013
MURRIETA - A brilliant four-year career that included multiple Pacific League individual championships and deep postseason advancement came to an end for Crescenta Valley High senior golfer Jocelyn Chia on Thursday afternoon. The three-time reigning All-Area Player of the Year carded a five-over-77 at her fourth consecutive visit to the CIF-Women's Southern California Golf Association Championship and Regional State Qualifier at the Golf Club at Rancho California in Murrieta and did not advance to the season-ending state championship at Quail Lodge in Carmel.
By Laura Tate | November 12, 2013
Sewing is in Ana Adina Ispas' blood. As a little girl, she sat with her Romanian grandmother who taught her how to crochet, knit, use a sewing machine and to sew by hand. Now, more than 20 years later, the Pasadena resident is one of three semi-finalists in the fashion Accessories Designer division for the Los Angeles RAWards, an event that seeks to support new and independent artists from film and fashion to music, performing arts and makeup artists. Ispas designs unique, circular neckties for women and men. They are made from recycled, traditional men's 100% silk ties, which are then pleated and adorned with buttons, pearls and studs to “provide a feminine touch to the masculine tie.” Ispas, who is 33, moved from Romania to the States when she was 18. Her interest in sewing took a back seat while she “adjusted to the new life.” She received a bachelor's degree in Fashion Design from the International Academy of Design, in Tampa, Fla., in 2001, moved to California to intern with BCBG Max Azria, and then took jobs in retail to earn a living.
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