September 26, 2009
GLENDALE — There’s one imposing number regarding the Orange Coast College football team that should figure centrally in Glendale Community College’s 7 p.m. nonconference meeting with the Pirates today in Costa Mesa. Negative 14. That’s the average amount of rushing yards per contest allowed by Orange Coast’s defense over the first three games of the season, the top mark in the state. Saturday’s 24-21 win over Golden West, in fact, was the first time this year in which a Pirates opponent has finished a game with positive yardage on the ground.
February 6, 2009
The songs of the Coasters, the Drifters, the Swallows and the Platters still get the doo wop dreams a hummin’ for myriad music minded individuals across the country, including local resident Jan “Deke” Detanna, lead singer for Deke and The Blazers. The group includes Detanna — using his old high school nickname of Deke — his longtime friend, Rick Budd, of Portland, OR, Larry D’Angelo, of Detroit, MI, and Lenny Blasso of Baltimore, MD. Deke and The Blazers will perform live at 7 p.m., Valentine’s Day at Segerstrom Hall in the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, as part of Canterbury Productions’ Ultimate Doo Wop Show.
July 26, 2008
SEGER ? BORDERS Emma Seger and Randall Borders of Costa Mesa have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Beverly Seger of Glendale. She graduated in 2003 from Crescenta Valley High School and graduated in 2008 from UC Irvine with two bachelor?s degrees, one in film and media studies from the school of humanities and the other in studio art from the school of fine arts. The groom-elect is the son of Phil and Marianne Borders of La Mirada.
July 16, 2008
William Greene has a blue, model plane with an 8-foot wingspan sitting in his garage, and he is ready to fly it — if he could only find a place. Greene, who takes pride in his newest hobby, said he thinks he may be able to set his radio-controlled sail plane into the air at Hansen or Sepulveda dams. Greene has been a resident of Glendale for 42 years. Reporter Nicole Charky sat down with Greene to discuss his model plane and how he ended up in California at the end of World War II. What were you doing before you started building planes?
May 8, 2008
GLENDALE — Gordon Tomaske, publisher of the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader, La Canada Valley Sun and Crescenta Valley Sun, has been promoted to director of operations for the Los Angeles Times’ Targeted Media Division little more than a year after he took over in March 2007 as the third publisher in as many years. The Targeted Media Division oversees Times Community News, of which the News-Press is a part. Together with its sister publications, the Burbank Leader, La Canada Valley Sun and Crescenta Valley Sun, the News-Press will be placed under the more direct purview of Times Community News General Manager Tom Johnson, who is based in Costa Mesa.
May 11, 2007
Cirque Du Soleil will return to the Southland after a four-year absence with the big top touring show "Corteo," under the trademark blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau in Los Angeles and Orange County. Created and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, "Corteo" will premiere in Los Angeles on August 23 for a limited engagement at the Forum. On November 8, "Corteo" will open at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center in Costa Mesa. These engagements celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil in Los Angeles and the United States.
March 23, 2007
The engagement of "Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life" scheduled at the Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills March 27 to April 1, has been canceled. This date was an addition to the show's original national tour schedule. Both the show's producers and the presenters found that a longer marketing period was needed to promote this engagement. The show's only Southern California engagement will be at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, March 20-25 For exchanges: Los Angeles tickets will be honored at any performance of "Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa March 20-25 by presenting tickets at The Center's box office, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.
January 27, 2007
GLENDALE — State officials are investigating whether adequate safety training was provided at the Americana on Brand site, where a 40-year-old Lancaster man died Wednesday after he was struck by a bulldozer. Eddie Francisco Montoya was pronounced dead at the scene due to "severe, traumatic injuries" shortly after he was hit by a bulldozer at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Glendale Fire Capt. Jim Frawley said. "We just couldn't believe it," Montoyo's sister Sandra Velasco said.
July 29, 2006
Before I go any further, let me make it clear that I really don't like farewell columns. I guess I come from the school of thought that people don't read newspapers because of bylines. After all, it's the people and stories that we write about that matter, everything after that should remain out of the limelight. But for some reason, just about every journalist that's been in my position ? be it at this paper or any other ? has written one, and I don't like breaking tradition, so...
October 13, 2005
It is one of the grand social and charitable events in Southern California. It is equally one of the most significant fundraising efforts in support of people perhaps most in need of advocacy. The Thalians Ball attracted a sellout crowd to celebrate 50 years of service to those suffering with all forms of mental illness. The Saturday evening gala presented at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, was a gala to top all galas, supported by generous patrons from around the nation, and the Southland, including Orange County.