January 25, 2003
Glendale Community College will begin offering a new chess class for beginning players next week. The Beginner's Guide to Chess is a six-week class that goes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and begins Monday. The class will meet in Room 243 at Hoover High School, 651 Glenwood Road. The class is open to the public and has a fee of $69. Michael Haussler, who taught an undefeated high school chess team for six years, will teach the class. The class will cover how chess pieces move and the object of the game, and teach basic opening principles.
March 19, 2003
Ryan Carter The city and Glendale's chess enthusiasts are a move closer to checkmate on construction of a new chess park. The Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday authorized setting aside $400,000 for the construction of the park. The money will be taken out of an unallocated agency fund, based on the designer's construction cost estimate. A resolution to accept bids for construction of the park was also approved. The city hopes for construction to begin in August and end by the middle of November.
July 19, 2004
Gary Moskowitz At a grand opening for Glendale's new downtown chess park this weekend, many people cheered the park's successful completion, but a few passersby were still asking, "What is that thing?" The city's $540,000 chess park, in a walkway connecting the 200 block of Brand Boulevard to the city's Orange Street parking garage, opened last week and was dedicated at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Five large chess pieces, made of white canvas atop brown boxes, double as light fixtures and provide a visual that distinguishes the park from other parks or alleys.
May 17, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Through the Gifted and Talented Education program, students enthusiastically enrich their education with after-school programs taught by experts. This year's enrichment program, one part of the GATE program, is held at Palm Crest Elementary. It's open to fourth-grade GATE students, and all fifth- and sixth-graders. On Thursday, dozens of students were taught subjects like photography, set design, chess and feature writing by experts in each subject.
January 24, 2004
Call it the construction equivalent of pawn to e4. Construction workers made their first move on Glendale's new Chess Park this week. The project will convert a walkway on the 200 block of Brand Boulevard into a chess haven with 16 chess tables and several large concrete statues in the shape of chess pieces, which will also serve as light fixtures. Construction is starting later than expected because the city had to put the project out to bid twice.
July 4, 2002
Council to review proposed hires GLENDALE CITY HALL -- The City Council will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in council chambers at City Hall, 613 E. Broadway. The council will continue reviewing dozens of new positions included in the city's 2002-2003 budget. The council is considering eliminating the positions to reduce costs. The study session will be televised live on Charter Communications Channel 6. For more information, call 548-4844.
February 1, 2003
The people weren't the players in this game of chess -- they were the pieces. Dressing up like traditional chess pieces, board members and other volunteers played a game of live chess Thursday to kick off the annual fund-raising campaign of the Crescenta-Canada YMCA. Officials hope to raise $260,000 to subsidize new programs, assist families that cannot afford membership and help fund programs for junior and senior high school students. Funds raised also go to helping send children to YMCA camps.
October 11, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Students and faculty members at Glendale Community College this fall are putting themselves completely into the game of chess. Chess players this semester routinely gather around a new, life-size chessboard in the Plaza Vaquero at GCC. The 16-by-16-foot board is painted, in white and black squares, onto the pavement in the patio area in front of the college's bookstore. The plastic game pieces stand about a foot-and-a-half tall, and players have to pick them up and walk the pieces to the next square when they make a move.
June 8, 2002
I would like to comment about the letter by Neal Bakke on June 5. Your comment was that you believed if the person who died was a chess player or in drama club, instead of an athlete, that he would not have warranted such a large article in the paper. You also question why our society elevates a person who plays ball to a heroic platform. Mr. Bakke, our society elevates all persons who excel at something, whether it be a musician, an actor (drama club)
August 25, 2000
Judy Seckler BRAND LIBRARY -- At Brand Studios, at least 12 kids, 6-12, have spent the better part of their summer indoors learning the fine points of playing chess. Students in the class, split evenly between boys and girls, did not know from the start how to play the game. Instructor Arnold Dilanchian's method involves the students in the learning process. Students discovered how each chess piece moves, the strategies involved and gradually learned how to play the whole board.