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August 22, 2002
Karen S. Kim Local Armenian organizations are throwing a fund-raising dinner party to thank the volunteers and officials of Catholic Charities in Glendale. Armenian Relief Society Social Services, Armenian Evangelical Social Services, St. Gregory Armenian Catholic Church's Ladies and the Armenian National Committee Glendale chapter will host an appreciation dinner with musical entertainment and speakers. The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. The money raised through tickets from the dinner will go to Catholic Charities in Glendale.
NEWS
By Robert S. Hong | April 21, 2007
GLENDALE — Lila Ramirez has spent a good part of her life striving to improve the quality of life for people of her city, and Friday they decided to do something for her. Ramirez, who is also a board member of the Glendale Chapter of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, was honored for her efforts Friday at the Oakmont Country Club with the organization's annual Emma Collins Spirit of Giving Award. The organization— which has been in Glendale more than 50 years — provides aid to needy children and adults in the city.
NEWS
April 28, 2000
Jenna Bordelon PACIFIC PARK -- For a day devoted to family unity and fun in the sun, "Fiesta Latina," fits the bill. Sponsored by the Glendale Community Center, the Chamber of Commerce and Catholic Charities among many others, the festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. May 7 at Pacific Park, 501 S. Pacific Ave. Fiesta-goers can enjoy food, music and dance, as well as booths sponsored by local businesses such...
NEWS
August 24, 2002
Six local students are set to graduate Tuesday from a Glendale Police-sponsored program that aims to teach leadership, responsibility and respect to youths. The teens are part of STAR -- Students Training as Role Models -- which is designed to deter kids from gang and other problem behavior and give them positive exposure to police. Activities include field trips and a curriculum that includes prejudice and discrimination. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Catholic Charities, 4322 San Fernando Road.
NEWS
November 28, 2002
JOHN I. SALVINI John I. Salvini, 85, a longtime Glendale resident, died Nov. 16, 2002, in San Diego. Mr. Salvini was born in Newark, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary; brothers, Henry and William A. Salvini; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Brooke Salvini, Michael and Barbara Salvini and William and Tanya Salvini; daughter, Mary T. Salvini; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Rick Larsen; and eight grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be at noon Dec. 7 at Incarnation Church, 1001 N. Brand Blvd.
NEWS
March 8, 2004
Ryan Carter A center that has become a beacon for day laborers in the city could be on the chopping block. The city's Temporary Skilled Worker Center, across from the Home Depot at 5105 San Fernando Road, will not receive what its administrators said is essential Community Development Block Grant funding for the coming fiscal year. That was the recommendation of a citizen advisory committee charged with distributing $610,000 in federal funding to several Glendale organizations.
NEWS
By Fred Ortega | February 28, 2006
SOUTHWEST GLENDALE ? A small protest by the group Save Our State forced the brief shutdown of the city's day labor center on San Fernando Road Saturday, after protesters entered the center to confront a prospective employer. An official at the center closed the gates for at least 15 minutes at about 11 a.m. after Save Our State representative Don Silva and another group member equipped with a video camera walked onto the property and asked a patron not to pick up any of the day laborers.
NEWS
December 13, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Collection bins at the city's nine fire stations have several toys for local youngsters, but not nearly as many for older children. "We always have tons for younger kids," Engineer Bob Launius said Wednesday of the toys that have been donated by residents and will be handed over to local charities for holiday distribution to needy children. "What we really need are things for the 12- to 16-year-old range." Launius, who organizes the Glendale Fire Department's participation in the regional program, suggests giving sporting equipment like basketballs for older boys and bath or beauty products for teen girls.
NEWS
May 24, 2001
Amber Willard NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- While most students at Glendale Community College were sweating out their finals, 20-year-old Margaret Salazar was loading bags of donated food and clothes into her car Wednesday to take them to Catholic Charities. The donations came from fellow students and workers at the college and were the last installment of yearlong collections of the Active Charities Team. The club was started in October by Salazar and friend Patrice Algiers.
NEWS
August 18, 2000
Alexa Capeloto GLENDALE -- A local charity is turning away clothing donations because it has nowhere to store the items. Loaves and Fishes, a nonsectarian aid program run by Glendale's Catholic Charities, is best known for providing food for families out of its pantry. Until last year, it also ran the Loaves and Fishes Thrift Store on Brand Boulevard, where donated clothing and toys were sold to help support the food program. But since the thrift store closed in July 1999 due to rising rent, the group has had nowhere to keep donations except in its own offices.
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By Joyce Rudolph | February 18, 2014
Cabrini Literary Guild members will don their sombreros and ruffled skirts for the annual fundraising luncheon themed “South of the Border” at 11 a.m. March 1 at the Oakmont Country Club. The funds raised go to winners of the annual creative writing contest who attend Archdiocesan high schools. The winners will be announced in April. This year, there are 36 entries from Immaculate Heart, Mayfield Senior School, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Holy Family and St. Francis. Winning the contest in 2003 helped Cecile Lim of Glendale with her college career and beyond, she said.
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COMMUNITY
October 29, 2013
Mary Caroline Martinsen entered her eternal rest on Oct 24th at the age of 89 at her residence surrounded by loving family. She was born in Endicott New York but has lived in Southern Ca for most of her adult life. Daughter of the late Stephen and Katherine Zilavy. Sister to the late Frank Zilavy, Stephanie Zilavy and Lucy Davis. Devoted mother to Noel Martinsen, Judy Martinsen, Janise Martinsen Lepisto and William Martinsen Jr. She is survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
COMMUNITY
June 7, 2013
A native of the State of Washington, Miss Therese Tomich lived in Southern CA most of her life. Therese received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Immaculate Heart College, Hollywood. Therese graduated magma cum laude and was awarded the College Social Work Medal. Upon graduation, she was elected to Kappa Gamma Pi, a national Catholic Honors Society. She did graduate work in social work at the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. Therese began her career with Catholic Charities as a caseworker and subsequently held positions as supervisor, district director, assistant district director, Region I director, and most recently Regional Director of the San Fernando Pastoral Region.
COMMUNITY
March 19, 2013
The family of Franz Weissmuller mourns his passing on March 8, 2013 in Tarzana, California, where his family prayed with him at the time of his death. Franz was born September 18, 1931 in Modosch of the former Yugoslavia to Franz Weissmuller, Sr. and Katharina Rohrbacher Weissmuller. His early years as a teenager, with the Russian invasion and occupation of Yugoslavia, were wrought with much adversity for him and his family. Franz married Veronika Buck, in Graz, Austria. They immigrated to the United States in 1956.
NEWS
November 7, 2011
  Esperanza G. Ramirez, a beloved Mother and grandmother went home to the Lord, on Thursday, November 3, 2011.  She was born in Mascota, Jalisco, Mexico April 26, 1927.  A 40 year resident of East Chicago, Indiana, Esperanza moved to Glendale, California in 1991 after retiring from Inland Steel Company where she was a steelworker for 25 years. Esperanza is survived by her daughter, Paz Maria R. Martinez and her son-in-law, Steven Martinez who resides in Glendale, California; two sisters-in-law, Judith Lopez-Garcia in Mexico, Maria Carrillo from El Monte, California and adopted Brother Roberto (Trina)
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha and Melanie Hicken; veronica.rocha@latimes.com, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | July 15, 2011
WEST GLENDALE - Catholic Charities officials have closed the day labor center across from the Home Depot in Glendale after the city, facing a multi-million budget deficit, cut its subsidy for the center. Created at a time when Glendale banned soliciting from curbs - a law city officials agreed to relax after they were challenged in court - the center has in recent years struggled to attract skeptical workers, who prefer to seek work curbside, officials said. “When our lawsuit was resolved, we relaxed our rules,” said City Councilman Ara Najarian.
FEATURES
November 7, 2009
CONCERT GROUP DONATES FUNDS Robin Winkelstein represented the Glendale Community Concerts Assn., and as former treasurer of the now defunct group presented a check for $8,329.34 to the Community Foundation of the Verdugos. The association was founded in 1952 as a membership organization with the purpose of presenting an annual series of musical programs at Hoover High School in Glendale. Performances were selected based on their entertainment and educational values. In 1955, the association was registered in California as a 501(c)
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | May 13, 2009
Carlos, 22, stands outside the steel fence of Glendale’s Home Depot on San Fernando Road a few days a week, looking for any job that earns him enough money to feed his family. Carlos, who declined to give his last name, was laid off from his grocery store job this year due to the recession. For several months now, Carlos has stood in front of Home Depot, hoping to be picked out of the dozens of men who loiter on the outer sidewalks. Sometimes, Carlos said he gets lucky and gets chosen for a construction-related job or other handy work.
NEWS
By Nicole Charky | July 26, 2008
GLENDALE — More than 2,000 applications have been submitted by people wanting to live in Metro Loma Apartments, a low-income housing project that will have monthly rents of less than $1,000. Metro Loma at 328 Mira Loma Ave. will have one one-bedroom, 29 two-bedroom and 13 three-bedroom units. The city’s Housing Authority is mainly looking for large, lower-income families to live in the complex. The application filing period, which started July 17, will conclude Aug. 15. Applicants are expected to outnumber living spaces, said Sona Mooradian, Housing Authority administrative analyst.
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