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By Angela Hokanson | February 27, 2008
On a typical day, Beth Renckens, a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, wakes up early to make rounds visiting friends in her small village, Agodokpe, in Togo. Calling on friends first thing in the morning to give formal salutations is a custom in the village, Renckens said, and there is a prescribed way that one greets the people they visit on these trips. The rite involves the host asking the visitor, “What is your motivation for being here?” and the visitor responds, “I’ve come here just to visit,” she said.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk | May 14, 2010
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Counterintuitive as it may seem, a lead late in a game seemed to be the last thing either team wanted in Thursday night’s CIF Southern Section Division V second-round playoff game between Sage Hill High and host Flintridge Prep. In two of the first three games, the team that trailed late rallied to win and the Rebels did their best to follow suit with a furious rally in the fourth game after the Lightning began to pull away late. “I told the kids [before the fourth game]
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By From News-Press | June 30, 2007
The following are odds and ends from the area sports scene. GLENDALE GOES EAST TO COOPERSTOWN A tradition continues starting this weekend, when Coach Dave DePinto takes a talented group of Little Leaguers to New York and baseball's most hallowed grounds. The Glendale Knights, a 12-and-under baseball team that features players from Glendale and La Crescenta, will compete in the Cooperstown Dream Park Tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y., from Sunday through Thursday.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich | October 2, 2009
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players .   Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) San Francisco Giants infielder: When Sanchez, a three-time All-Star and 2006 National League batting champion, was dealt to San Francisco from the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 29, things seemed upbeat. Instead, Sanchez suffered a pair of injuries, including a season-ending knee injury suffered last month. To make matters worse, the Giants (86-73)
NEWS
June 11, 2001
Like many teachers in California public schools, I recently received a check for nearly $600 because I am fortunate enough to teach at a school where students increased their standardized test scores enough to meet and exceed our Academic Performance Index target. While I believe teachers are not adequately compensated for the work they do, I also do not believe in accepting money for what I believe to be a flawed and unjust reward system. Consequently, like many teachers in California who feel as I do, I have donated the proceeds of my check to organizations I feel can best benefit students.
NEWS
May 7, 2002
David C. Wilcox criticizes Assemblywoman Carol Liu for her support for AB2347, suggesting that Liu has been co-opted by the left wing of the state's Democratic Party. (Mailbag, May 4-5.) Mr. Wilcox writes that this bill would have a "draconian" and "disastrous" effect on schools. Such hyperbole is not borne out by what the bill would actually accomplish. AB2347 does away with mandated state testing in second grade only, establishes a review panel to advise the State Board of Education regarding the testing program, removes monetary awards given to staffs in schools that raise students' scores beyond state growth targets, requires alternative tests for students with "exceptional needs" who cannot take the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR)
NEWS
June 18, 2004
Some of the city's most honorable businesspeople were recognized Thursday at the Character and Ethics Project of Glendale's quarterly business award ceremony at the Glendale Central Library. Each of the 36 recipients from Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and La Canada Flintridge were commended for their honesty and integrity in dealing with the community and with their co-workers. Recipients included community leaders, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Crescenta Valley Station deputies and Glendale firefighters.
NEWS
July 24, 2012
Having recently returned from bicycle-friendly Portland, Ore., I would suggest that if our City Council is serious about trying to accommodate cyclists on our Glendale streets, they should visit Portland to see how bikes can safely share the road with automobiles. According to a report released this year by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, despite a steady increase of cyclists on Portland's streets, the number of serious injury accidents has decreased and the number of fatalities involving cyclists has remained stable.
NEWS
May 13, 2002
Chris Davis (Mailbag, May 7) does a masterful job of side-stepping Assemblywoman Carol Liu's indefensible position regarding Assembly bills 2160 and 2347 by focusing entirely on the latter. AB2160 is an unadulterated power grab by the teachers' unions. AB2347 is simply a postscript by comparison. Davis dismisses my comments that AB2160 and AB2347 would have "draconian" and "disastrous" effects as "hyperbole ... not borne out by what the bill [2347]
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By Gabriel Rizk | May 14, 2010
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Counterintuitive as it may seem, a lead late in a game seemed to be the last thing either team wanted in Thursday night’s CIF Southern Section Division V second-round playoff game between Sage Hill High and host Flintridge Prep. In two of the first three games, the team that trailed late rallied to win and the Rebels did their best to follow suit with a furious rally in the fourth game after the Lightning began to pull away late. “I told the kids [before the fourth game]
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By Charles Rich | October 2, 2009
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players .   Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) San Francisco Giants infielder: When Sanchez, a three-time All-Star and 2006 National League batting champion, was dealt to San Francisco from the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 29, things seemed upbeat. Instead, Sanchez suffered a pair of injuries, including a season-ending knee injury suffered last month. To make matters worse, the Giants (86-73)
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | February 27, 2008
On a typical day, Beth Renckens, a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, wakes up early to make rounds visiting friends in her small village, Agodokpe, in Togo. Calling on friends first thing in the morning to give formal salutations is a custom in the village, Renckens said, and there is a prescribed way that one greets the people they visit on these trips. The rite involves the host asking the visitor, “What is your motivation for being here?” and the visitor responds, “I’ve come here just to visit,” she said.
SPORTS
By From News-Press | June 30, 2007
The following are odds and ends from the area sports scene. GLENDALE GOES EAST TO COOPERSTOWN A tradition continues starting this weekend, when Coach Dave DePinto takes a talented group of Little Leaguers to New York and baseball's most hallowed grounds. The Glendale Knights, a 12-and-under baseball team that features players from Glendale and La Crescenta, will compete in the Cooperstown Dream Park Tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y., from Sunday through Thursday.
NEWS
May 7, 2002
David C. Wilcox criticizes Assemblywoman Carol Liu for her support for AB2347, suggesting that Liu has been co-opted by the left wing of the state's Democratic Party. (Mailbag, May 4-5.) Mr. Wilcox writes that this bill would have a "draconian" and "disastrous" effect on schools. Such hyperbole is not borne out by what the bill would actually accomplish. AB2347 does away with mandated state testing in second grade only, establishes a review panel to advise the State Board of Education regarding the testing program, removes monetary awards given to staffs in schools that raise students' scores beyond state growth targets, requires alternative tests for students with "exceptional needs" who cannot take the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR)
NEWS
April 19, 2002
Because I teach in one of Glendale's high schools that will send some of its students to the Japanese-American Museum, I read with interest the News-Press article, "Students to study internment camps" (April 13-14). I was surprised to read there is such a controversy over this field trip -- at least according to Glendale resident Allen Brandstater, who worries that students will be "propagandized that the [United States] did a terrible thing by interning them [Japanese residents]
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