August 26, 2012
There are painted warriors and hitmen, tattooed tough guys and brawling body builders. Some are fat, some are skinny, some are chiseled and even more are somewhere in between. Super heroes and villains, dastardly heels and bravado-brimming babyfaces, they are comedians and clowns, aerial acrobats and grounded grapplers. It is a band of brief-clad brothers striving to please an audience, follow a passion and earn a living. From curtain jerkers and jobbers to champions and main eventers, they make up a cavalcade of characters not often seen at your everyday job, though most of them hold one down.
November 12, 2010
GLENDALE — Some Montrose Travel customers who had planned trips on the troubled Carnival cruise ship Splendor have either canceled or are waiting in limbo, agents said. The ship, which lost power after an engine room fire, leaving customers adrift, returned to port in San Diego via tugboat on Thursday morning after a 72-hour ordeal. Montrose Travel will continue to monitor developments regarding repairs made to the disabled cruise ship after agents had to cancel a booking set for Sunday.
February 10, 2010
In its season’s first family concert presentation — French composer Camille Saint-SaÃ«ns’ celebrated “Carnival of the Animals” at the Alex Theatre in Glendale — the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra proved that not only can music soothe the savage beast, it can engage a youngster’s enthusiasm so completely, you wonder why public schools leave it off the curriculum menu in the first place. Part of the orchestra’s regular season, three family concerts are presented each year in an effort, spokeswoman Nicolette Atkins said, to “make music as accessible as possible to children.
January 2, 2010
As I type this, the clock is slowly ticking toward the first Tournament of Roses Parade of the new decade. Around this time, 100 years ago, the parade had no theme (and wouldn?t have one until 1918, with the theme of ?Patriotism?). The grand marshals of the 1910 parade were Dr. Francis F. Rowland and professor Charles F. Holder, both founders of the Tournament of Roses Parade. Rowland is the only person with the distinction of having been grand marshal seven times, according to the Tournament of Roses organization.
December 10, 2009
The Dec. 7 article “A carnival atmosphere” indeed gave a good description of the wonderful spirit that all enjoyed. What most who were there didn’t see or know is that none of this would have happened without the great work of the president of the Adams Square Merchants Assn., John Cianfrini, and his wife, Carol. The two of them did all of the preliminary work, such as getting the permits, arranging for the visiting musicians, face painter, rides, gift bags for the children and, of course, Santa.
July 5, 2009
About 4,500 people honored America’s birthday in style Saturday at the Crescenta Valley Fireworks celebration. Visitors began entering the gates at 4 p.m. to secure prime spots to watch the fireworks, and while they waited they had several food booths and carnival rides to choose from at La Crescenta Elementary School. The Ward and Terrazas families beat the heat by pitching a tent in the corner of the campus and sat back waiting for more friends to stop by. “I had seen these fireworks a long time ago when they had them at Crescenta Valley High School,” Nancy Ward said.
June 19, 2009
The Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association is now planning for the third annual fireworks show and carnival being held on July 4 at La Crescenta Elementary School. In addition to ticket sales, the association is seeking supplementary funding to offset the expenses to host the show, including insurance, security, permits and the biggest expense: the fireworks. Less then half of the expenses are paid for with ticket sales and it is the Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association?s goal to keep the show affordable for the families that attend the event.
May 4, 2009
Two years removed from a blowout centennial celebration, the Glendale Adventist Academy held its annual May Festival on Sunday, complete with carnival booths, an inflatable slide, food and entertainment. Students and a handful of alumni at the kindergarten-through-12th-grade private school smashed 750 confetti-filled eggs in one hour before moving on to the day’s main course, a sun-soaked hour featuring three of the academy‘s bands topped off with Japanese, Lebanese, Filipino, Latin, Italian and American eats.
April 10, 2009
Spring break approaching Students in the Glendale Unified School District will be on spring break from Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17. Public schools will be closed on these dates. Trinity hosting carnival, open house The public is invited to Trinity Christian School’s (K-6) spring carnival and open house on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be rides, games, prizes and traditional carnival food along with tours of the facility.