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December 7, 2011
My fellow homeowner Theo Fuller complains that too many rental properties are being built, allowing too many renters to live and vote in Glendale (“Enough renters in the city,” Nov. 18). Naturally, any city needs to be careful about how many structures it builds and how large they are. However, Fuller implies that renters should have no say in how the city is run. While it is true that some renters will leave after a short time, many rent for years. Many will be renters for their entire lives.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | April 15, 2014
This year's honorees receiving YWCA Heart and Excellence Awards will be thanked for their contributions in making life better for girls and women during the 17th annual Legacy luncheon on April 30 at the Oakmont Country Club. Congratulations to Roberta “Bobbi” Gangi, Laura Guillory, Gertrude Ness, Seda Khojayan and Sharon Townsend. The Jane O'Connor Volunteer Service Award will go to Jenna Schwartz, a senior at La Cañada High School. For tickets, call Virginia Ruiz at (818)
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | October 29, 2013
The La Crescenta Woman's Club's rustic clubhouse, built more than 100 years ago, made the perfect backdrop for the organization's second annual Western Round-Up on Saturday night. The ladies decorated the stage with bales of hay, pumpkins, a scarecrow and a large poster of a desert sunset. More than 60 members and guests dressed in western fancy shirts and jeans or skirts. Leading the soiree were chairwoman Carol Benedetti and president Carol Huntwork. Bre Coe, the junior group's president, taught line-dancing and won for best costume for the gals.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | October 2, 2013
The Verdugo Glen chapter of the American Business Women's Assn. has presented a national $1,500 scholarship to Naomi Bennett of Valley Village, who is earning a master's degree in fine arts at Cal State Los Angeles. Bennett was selected by the association's Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund Trustees for her academics, extracurricular activities, work experience and goals. At the university, with a fellow student, she reinstated a student theatrical organization and is the president of the group.
NEWS
November 19, 2013
This is in response to Greg Dahlen's letter of Nov.13 (“Police have more than one focus,” Mailbag) , where he mentions the need for empathy - a word that means understanding for, responsiveness to and identification with a fellow being. I support Mr. Dahlen's observation that what is lacking in drivers and pedestrians in Glendale is identification with those around them. In addition, neither the police nor City Council can do anything about this lack of identification with others as long as we think rules and laws will make people change their behavior.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 25, 2014
It has been nearly one year since 10-year-old Grace Kesablak was diagnosed with cancer, and to honor her fight against the disease, hundreds of Glendale residents attended an event Monday night to celebrate her courage. Last April, Grace was diagnosed with a muscular cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma not long after her 10th birthday, stemming from a tumor discovered near her pelvic bone. PHOTOS: Kisses for Grace concert held to honor student Grace Kesablak's battle with cancer Since then, she's braved chemotherapy treatments and took time off school to recuperate - returning to La Crescenta's Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School just last week.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 11, 2012
A fixture in local politics has been appointed to lead the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition as its new executive director to help strengthen community partnerships. Suzy Jacobs, who worked for state Sen. Jack Scott and Assembly members Paul Krekorian and Mike Gatto in their district offices, joined the coalition on Jan. 1 after a month-long hiring process. “I want to make a difference in the community,” she said, adding that she hoped to build on the coalition's goal of building a safe, drug-free community for kids and teens.
NEWS
March 12, 2002
To the Glendale City Council: I want to thank each and every one of the council members for their wise, farsighted and courageous decision to uphold the basic principle that a community has the right, indeed the imperative, to protect its fundamental values and way of life, to stand together and not be bullied by moneyed interests who can take unfair advantage of growing communities before they become solidified....
NEWS
March 28, 2013
Much has been said about the challenges of healthcare reform legislation. With healthcare reform, more and more academic medical centers will enter into strategic partnerships with community-based hospitals in an effort to create a comprehensive system of care that will benefit local residents. Verdugo Hills Hospital's partnership with the University of Southern California and affiliation with the Keck Medical Center of USC will secure its future and provide the hospital with the capacity and resources required to meet the changing healthcare needs of our patients and the challenges of healthcare reform.
NEWS
February 6, 2012
This letter is written in support of Garry Ackerman and the Glendale Rose Float Assn., who have given of themselves voluntarily in service to this community for 33 years. Shame on the City Council for how they have treated this group of committed Glendale citizens. Having come from a small town in the Midwest, I can attest firsthand to the value and benefit of how - through volunteering - a community grows and thrives as I saw my parents spend their adult lives doing just this.
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COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | April 29, 2014
Taste of Downtown Glendale returns from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. this Wednesday along Brand Boulevard and benefits the nonprofit Glendale Healthy Kids, which provides medical services for underprivileged children and families. Sharon Townsend, the organization's chief executive, said last year the organization provided 550 medical services for children, including doctor appointments, dental care, orthodontia, vision and school physicals by nearly 200 volunteer healthcare providers. Also, 3,200 first-grade students - all in the district - received dental education three times during the school year.
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COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | April 29, 2014
Las Candelas received a certificate of appreciation from the YWCA of Glendale at its April meeting. Lisa Raggio, YWCA senior director, made the presentation to President Jeannie Flint. Las Candelas then presented a check to Raggio for the YWCA's community services. Raggio thanked the group for its continued support of the YWCA's programs. The YWCA seeks to empower and serve female military veterans. It also provides shelter and services for victims of domestic violence. In fiscal year 2013, the women's shelter took in 43 families (83 individuals)
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 29, 2014
While competing in the Western State Conference championships, the members of the Glendale Community College men's and women's track and field teams had something more to fend off besides their opponents Friday. With a howling and frigid wind blowing throughout the majority of the meet at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, many of the Vaqueros were able to successfully conquer the opposition and the conditions. It turned out to be a big day in particular for Glendale women's distance runner Lizzy Nelson, who won a pair of events and helped the Vaqueros win the overall team competition.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | April 29, 2014
The Glendale High School A Cappella Choir is among 28 Southland high-school choirs participating in the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 25th annual High School Choir Festival, a yearlong program that culminates with a free concert on Friday at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The 11 a.m. performance will feature the professional Los Angeles Master Chorale Chamber Singers directed by Lesley Leighton, associate conductor. Then, at 1 p.m., close to 1,000 students, including those from Glendale High, will perform led by Los Angeles Master Chorale Music Director Grant Gershon.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | April 29, 2014
L'aureole, a philanthropic women's club, celebrated its Perennial Rose Luncheon and Fashion Show in grand style earlier this month. To pamper the guests, ladies were shuttled by golf cart to the entrance of the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Much easier on one's feet than climbing the hill. President Jeannine Jones gave a spirited welcome. Master of ceremonies duties were handled expertly by Harold Scoggins, chief of the Glendale Fire Department. And since proceeds went to the Glendale Salvation Army's Zone program, a positive experience that keeps youths busy after school, six participants told the crowd what they've learned from it. Introduced by Lt. Joshua Sneed, one high school girl said she started with the program in second grade.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 28, 2014
PASADENA - Two weeks ago, the prospect of the Glendale Community College men's golf team getting out of the Western State Conference Final and qualifying for the Southern California Regionals was bleak. But when the Vaqueros placed second in a conference match April 14 at Oakmont Country Club, there was a glimmer of hope that the team could qualify for the postseason. With three of the four postseason spots already locked up heading into Monday's conference finals, Glendale college would have to best the remaining four schools to earn a berth.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 25, 2014
Five of the six tennis players from Glendale Community College encountered their first taste of postseason competition as freshmen. Though none of the members from the Glendale men's and women's tennis teams advanced to the state tournament following the second day of the California Community College Athletic Assn. State Regionals in Ventura County, the Vaqueros will at least have the luxury of having gained some much-needed experience to help them heading into next season. Two men's doubles teams and one women's doubles team and a singles player from Glendale all had their runs end Friday.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
  VALLEY GLEN - There is still hope for the Glendale Community College baseball team, but it is fleeting. Much as the Vaqueros' opportunities seemed to dissipate into the hot afternoon, Glendale's chances to return to the postseason waned, as well, on Thursday following an 8-4 Western State Conference South Division loss to host Los Angeles Valley. “Our chances are slim right now,” said Vaqueros Coach Chris Cicuto of making the playoffs. “Obviously, we didn't help ourselves today.” Heading into Thursday, Glendale (20-15, 13-7 in conference)
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