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October 4, 2011
Each year, Glendale's GAR Services works with Glendale Noon Kiwanis to prepare for the club's Oct. 15 Duck Splash in which participants sponsor ducks in the event and proceeds are donated to local charities that serve children and youth. To assist Glendale Noon Kiwanis prepare for the Duck Splash, adults with disabilities who are employed by Glendale's GAR Services remove tags fitted on the ducks. This year, clients at GAR Services removed tags from thousands of ducks in a single work day. Founded in 1954, GAR Services was first established to serve children with developmental disabilities by a Glendale couple named Phyllis and Jerry Campbell who had a child with Down's syndrome.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | August 20, 2013
The YWCA of Glendale recently honored the first graduating class in the Pathways financial literacy program sponsored by Sen. Carol Liu. Joyce Roys Aguilera, the senator's district representative, adapted the program to be used by clients in the YWCA's domestic violence program. The eight-week course ran from May to July and included guest speakers. "Joyce and Sen. Liu's staff have been extremely accommodating and inspiring to our clients," said Lisa Raggio, senior director of community services, development and communications.
NEWS
By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times | September 5, 2011
Several clients of Kinde Durkee, a prominent campaign treasurer  who was arrested Friday  on a federal fraud charge, have reported that they were contacted by the FBI or U.S. attorney's office about the criminal investigation. Durkee was arrested from the office of her business, Durkee & Associates, in Burbank on one charge of mail fraud and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Los Angeles. She had served as campaign treasurers on hundreds of political campaigns over the years, working for federal, state and local candidates.
BUSINESS
By Veronica Rocha | January 7, 2009
While most businesses have seen their profits suffer from the downward economy, some Glendale fortunetellers have noticed a boost in their clientele. Psychic Doreen Lee, 28, has seen a 20% to 25% increase in the number of people who go to her seeking advice and details about their future. But she is unclear whether the boost is linked to the economy or people wanting advice for the new year. “More people have been coming in and asking about whether it is a good time to buy a house,” Lee said.
NEWS
By Charles J. Unger | July 4, 2008
If you were going to see a doctor and you needed significant help ? for example, if he were to make an important diagnosis with respect to your health, or if he were to perform surgery on you ? wouldn?t you want to know if he had malpractice insurance? I sure would. Yet apparently my brethren attorneys are split on this issue as it applies to lawyers. This has been kicked around since 2005, when the State Bar of California began to debate the issue of whether attorneys who do not have malpractice insurance should be required to tell their clients.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | June 8, 2009
About once a week, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Jilbert Amirian, 38, heads over to the old Police Department garage on Isabel Street, straps on a pair of green rain boots and hoses down dirty police vehicles. “[I] love washing,” the Glendale resident said. Amirian is one of about 10 clients from the Glendale Assn. of the Retarded who scrub down the dirtiest vehicles at the Police Department. He and other fellow washers often fight over the opportunity to spray the car tires, job coach Diann Perttula said.
NEWS
By Ryan Vaillancourt | May 24, 2007
Carmen Pennica is developmentally disabled, but with help from the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded, he's been a working man most of his life. Pennica, who wears a shirt and tie, is one of 70 men and women who show up at the association center daily or part-time to do assembly jobs like packaging, mailings and newspaper recycling. For Pennica, who has been a client of the association since its 1954 inception, the nature of the work suits his skills. "I like to work with my hands," he said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | June 9, 2010
GLENDALE — A Glendale man was arrested Monday on suspicion of defrauding the IRS of more than $2 million by using the personal information of his social service clients to file bogus tax returns, officials said. Trang Van Dinh, 62, who had worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, was arrested Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after returning from a trip to Vietnam, according to the U.S. district attorney's office. Prosecutors charged him with 22 counts of making false claims and identity theft after investigators discovered that he had stolen the Social Security numbers of 176 low-income clients to file tax returns, said Assistant U.S. Atty.
NEWS
May 14, 2002
Janine Marnien GLENDALE -- The Verdugo Mental Health Center is holding its second annual Mental Health Fair Saturday at its main facility. The center holds the fair to allow its clients to network and to give them a chance at self-expression, staff member Lisa Raggio said. "We want our clients to feel empowered, and to be able to explore their own creative side," said Raggio, who works in development and philanthropy at the center. Clients of the center wrote and act in a theater piece that will be performed at the fair.
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NEWS
By Sal Polcino | February 22, 2014
A large piece of the original ceiling of the California State Capitol building hangs on the wall in the showroom of J.P. Weaver & Co. in Glendale. Racks and racks of moldings, old and new, are on display for customers to choose. Just a few blocks from the Disney campus, J.P. Weaver is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The company produces molding, friezes, frets, scrolls and dozens of other types of ornamentation for homes, businesses and the movie industry. The company's namesake, J.P. Weaver, emigrated from England and brought his affinity for the art to a shop in Hollywood in 1914.
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NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 28, 2013
When homeless outreach workers David Broadway and Alfred Hernandez went to pick up a homeless client to give him a ride to his psychiatrist in Glendale last week, the man didn't show up at the meeting spot on Colorado Boulevard. The duo waited outside Yum Yum Donuts in Eagle Rock in the rain for about 10 minutes and then hopped back in their van to search for Ricky Hastings, who had been out of the system - with no birth certificate and no Social Security card - for three decades before Broadway spent months trudging through layers of bureaucracy to get him food stamps and a monthly subsidy for impoverished adults of roughly $200 a month from Los Angeles County.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 15, 2013
The number of homes for sale in Glendale remained low last month, but a slowly increasing number of homes on the market kept price hikes at a more moderate level. The median price of a home rose 6.6% compared to October 2012, going from $595,000 to $634,000, according to statistics compiled by Realtor Keith Sorem with Keller Williams Realty in Glendale. That October increase follows increases of 17.4% and 37.5% in August and September, respectively, in comparison to the same months the previous year.
COMMUNITY
By Ruth Sowby | October 29, 2013
Eating for charity is a popular sport among Glendalians. Last Wednesday, some 70 hungry supporters gathered at Dish in La Cañada to do just that. Benefiting from a percentage of the evening's proceeds was GAR Services, a work-activity program for adults with developmental disabilities. Those familiar with GAR attend its annual Derby Day, presenting the Kentucky Derby live on giant screens at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank. Closer to home, the restaurants in and around Glendale have generous owners who help out financially via their customers who attend GAR's Charity Nights.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 4, 2013
A woman who ran an apparent bogus business in Glendale was arrested this week after she allegedly defrauded elderly victims who paid her to help them get Section 8 housing vouchers to avoid a long waiting list, police said. Naira Shakhmuradyan was taken into custody Tuesday at her Van Nuys home on an outstanding warrant stemming from the fraud investigation, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. “We believe there are many more victims that have not reported the theft-fraud,” she said.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | August 20, 2013
The YWCA of Glendale recently honored the first graduating class in the Pathways financial literacy program sponsored by Sen. Carol Liu. Joyce Roys Aguilera, the senator's district representative, adapted the program to be used by clients in the YWCA's domestic violence program. The eight-week course ran from May to July and included guest speakers. "Joyce and Sen. Liu's staff have been extremely accommodating and inspiring to our clients," said Lisa Raggio, senior director of community services, development and communications.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | May 10, 2013
Mark Geragos, a Glendale attorney who has represented Michael Jackson and numerous other high-profile clients, has penned a book with fellow criminal defense attorney Pat Harris that delves into the faults of the criminal justice system and gives an inside look at the headline-grabbing cases he's argued in court. Geragos - who is scheduled to discuss his book, "MISTRIAL: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works…and Sometimes Doesn't" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Glendale Central Library - said defendants are too often assumed guilty in the modern justice system.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 19, 2012
A 49-year-old caregiver is facing theft charges for allegedly defrauding her 90-year-old client of more than $150,000. The caregiver, Ma Marquez, is charged with one felony count of theft from an elder by a caretaker and grand theft of personal property for stealing more than $150,000 from the client, Gloria Burke, between June 3, 2011, and April 20, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. A court hearing on Tuesday for Marquez, who already pleaded not guilty to the charges, was moved to Jan. 23. Marquez's attorney, Nathan Hoffman, said his client had power of attorney to care for Burke.
THE818NOW
December 7, 2012
Elaine Popkin took off her shoes and poured herself a cup of hot coffee -- milky brown from all the cream -- after claiming a cot at Glendale's winter shelter earlier this week. “Let's put it this way -- it's home. For me, this is home,” said the 61-year-old dressed in a purple, fuzzy sweater pulled over her greasy hair. Popkin has spent winter after winter at the National Guard Armory on Colorado Boulevard and has seen the shelter change over the years. It once had 150 beds, but there were times when 200 people would seek refuge, some sleeping on the floor.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | May 2, 2012
Call it a match made in Glendale. Ice Energy has moved into a new 25,000-square-foot facility in Glendale, a city whose utility has become one of the Colorado-based company's largest clients for systems that store energy for air conditioners overnight, when electricity is in less demand and cheaper. The facility, located in Glendale's industrial San Fernando Road corridor, is also centrally located to the firm's other top clients. “Glendale is kind of like the center of the map for us here in California,” said Mike Hopkins, executive vice president of Ice Energy.
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