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By Katie Bain | August 26, 2011
Courtney Collins dreamed of planting a garden. Not in her yard, or even at her house, but in a store. Here, she wouldn't grow flowers or vegetables; she would cultivate creativity. Enter Little Junebugs, Pasadena's newest crafting space and gift store for children and adults. Collins, a former art teacher and nanny, created the recently opened shop with co-owners Brian Flanagan and Andrea Jensen Wader. Little Junebugs, (named for the June birthdays shared by Collins and Jensen Wader)
NEWS
June 18, 2012
A few weeks ago, I spotted something I had never seen before in Glendale: public street art. A neat, black, spray-painted phrase stared back at me from the cement, encompassed in two delicate motifs that surrounded it: “Keep Your Head Up.” I couldn't look away, engulfed in the unfounded fear that the ground would have surely absorbed this rare creative expression if I did. So I quickly took a photo and shared it with the world, uploading it...
FEATURES
March 27, 2009
On the night of March 18, over 200 entries completed by students of every grade level were on display as part of Dunsmore Elementary’s Project Fair. Families walked around the school’s auditorium, viewing projects such as artwork, creative writing samples, science experiments and even a video presentation. A popular study among students was the experiment of Coke and Pepsi. Volunteers downed a small cup of either drink, and then were asked to guess which one they had consumed.
NEWS
July 6, 2002
Joyce Rudolph What if your kids could spend two hours each morning participating in theater workshops and using their imagination to create their own shows? They can, if they join in the Kids On Stage experience coordinated by Rob Bowers. This year, the Burbank resident is integrating the theme of "What if ..." into the two-week program for youngsters 4 to 12, which begins Tuesday at the Starlight Bowl. "What if" are the two most important words in creativity, Bowers said.
NEWS
December 1, 2000
Judy Seckler GLENDALE -- International House of Pancakes Corp. wants to tap into the creativity of children. With its "2002 Dream Up Our Float" contest, children are invited to submit ideas for float designs for the company's 2002 Rose Parade float. Children, 6-12, can receive entry forms at their local IHOP restaurant. Twelve finalists will be selected on the basis of originality and creativity. The grand prize winner will be announced in September.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2006
    Lecture: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. "Hot Air Balloons, Frisbee Golf, Gossamer Flights, Robots on Mars: Inventors from Our Own Backyard Who Took Ideas and Made Them Fly." Dan Lewis, curator of the History of Science and Technology at the Huntington Library, will give an illustrated talk covering the stories of fascinating individuals who created innovations and inventions, found fame and fortune, and called Pasadena home. Tickets- $10 members, $15 general. Call 626-577-1660, ext. 10 for reservations.
NEWS
August 17, 2002
Threatened species comes to zoo LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Zoo is the new home to three species of foxes. Red, bat-eared and Channel Island foxes will live adjacent to each other on zoo grounds. Their exhibits range from 435 to 685 square feet. Channel Island foxes are a threatened species found only on some of the Channel Islands off the state's coast. Bat-eared foxes have not been in the zoo's collection for about five years. The zoo is at 5333 Zoo Drive.
FEATURES
By Helen Kantor | November 23, 2007
Middle school students at Rosemont received awards for their artistic creations entered in this year?s PTA Reflections contest. All entrants were recognized for their efforts and winners were announced at the school at an assembly on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Each artist?s submission was an interpretation of this year?s theme ?I Can Make A Difference.? Lisa Dupuy who coordinated entries and judges for each category chaired the contest. ?Any program that encourages creativity is important because creativity teaches problem solving and make kids well rounded,?
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By Mary O'Keefe | July 21, 2006
Early Monday morning several creative engineers made their way out to their test field. Anticipation could be felt in the air — this was the moment these engineers had been waiting for, the moment of truth. Would their newly engineered rockets reach their ultimate altitude and, more importantly, their fragile cargo land safely? No these were not employees from NASA or JPL but students from Rosemont Middle School. They were members of the "Bottle Rockets, Gravity Dragsters, Hand Gliders and More" class, a Glendale Community College, fee-based summer school program.
NEWS
May 17, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Craig Kupka and his music students will tell you that competition judges don't always appreciate them, but their unique approach to music just earned them nine awards at this year's Downbeat Student Music Awards. Three of Kupka's Hoover High School music groups -- the Jazz Orchestra, the Downbeat Combo and the LA Free Jazz Society -- submitted 23 recordings to the 26th annual competition hosted by Downbeat magazine. Twenty-five schools out of 450 won awards, and just four of those schools earned two awards.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | December 20, 2013
The last employees left Technicolor's 40,000-square-foot lab in Glendale on Friday, as the film and post-production giant shifts into the digital age and shutters its local operation, where employees processed film. The closure cost 39 people their jobs in an area of the city known as the “Creative Corridor,” which spans 700 acres sandwiched between Los Angeles and Burbank, said Claude Gagnon, president of Technicolor Creative Services. Technicolor Inc. moved about 100 film-processing jobs to Glendale in March 2011 , calling its proximity to DreamWorks Animation and Disney's Creative Campus along the corridor - “a bright spot in an otherwise stagnant economy” at the time.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Tate | November 12, 2013
Sewing is in Ana Adina Ispas' blood. As a little girl, she sat with her Romanian grandmother who taught her how to crochet, knit, use a sewing machine and to sew by hand. Now, more than 20 years later, the Pasadena resident is one of three semi-finalists in the fashion Accessories Designer division for the Los Angeles RAWards, an event that seeks to support new and independent artists from film and fashion to music, performing arts and makeup artists. Ispas designs unique, circular neckties for women and men. They are made from recycled, traditional men's 100% silk ties, which are then pleated and adorned with buttons, pearls and studs to “provide a feminine touch to the masculine tie.” Ispas, who is 33, moved from Romania to the States when she was 18. Her interest in sewing took a back seat while she “adjusted to the new life.” She received a bachelor's degree in Fashion Design from the International Academy of Design, in Tampa, Fla., in 2001, moved to California to intern with BCBG Max Azria, and then took jobs in retail to earn a living.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 19, 2013
Five-year-old Angelina Vesselinov wants Glendale to have a pink hotel near a park where she plays hide-and-seek with her best friend. So she drew one on construction paper and glued it onto a large piece of brown butcher paper rolled onto the stage at the Central Library's auditorium. Angelina was part of a group of 25 people who helped create a mural showing off Glendale's skyline and the people and buildings that make up the community. The mural project is one of several events being hosted this month by Glendale's Library, Arts and Culture Department as part of The Big Draw L.A., a local spin-off of a nationwide event in the month of October.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 17, 2013
A $15 million renovation of the Central Library just got a bit more expensive. The City Council this week approved spending an extra $374,966 to add an incubator space where people can work on creative projects, and a room dedicated to the Armenian genocide and other man-made tragedies. The project will also include seismic improvements and other infrastructure work at the library. The overall renovation project aims to upgrade and modernize the library's facilities as developers and the city continue to revive the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown with the incoming Museum of Neon Art and several new apartment complexes.
NEWS
January 26, 2013
With the lightning speed made possible by the use of social media, Ascencia, the city's winter homeless shelter, became the apparent beneficiary of a $2,000 gift from British magnate Sir Richard Branson. It was an extraordinarily simple effort that started with just one tweet from an Aliso Viejo woman's Twitter account. Before Christmas, Shannon Smith tweeted that she wanted to spend a day in Branson's shoes. The London-based founder and chairman of the Virgin Group responded by sending Smith a pair of his sneakers.
NEWS
September 1, 2012
Dear Hollywood, As a lifelong admirer, consumer of your work and member of your workforce, now that the summer movie season is over, I feel it is my responsibility to make the following request: Please stop making Spider-Man movies! Seriously. Use your spidey-sense to think of something else to do with $200 million. In 2002 you brought us “Spider-Man.” Fine. In 2004 its sequel, “Spider-Man 2.” Expected. And since all successful franchises and celebrity deaths come in threes, in 2007 you gave us “Spider-Man 3.” You had to do it. We understand.
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June 18, 2012
A few weeks ago, I spotted something I had never seen before in Glendale: public street art. A neat, black, spray-painted phrase stared back at me from the cement, encompassed in two delicate motifs that surrounded it: “Keep Your Head Up.” I couldn't look away, engulfed in the unfounded fear that the ground would have surely absorbed this rare creative expression if I did. So I quickly took a photo and shared it with the world, uploading it...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rebecca Bryant | September 30, 2011
Robert Downey Jr. stared at me all through my lunch. I was eating at Studio Café Magazzino, a tiny, home-spun café across from the massive Warner Bros. complex, enjoying the homemade soup and sandwiches, when I noticed that Sherlock Holmes himself was looking right through the window, his gigantic eyes boring out from a poster covering a beige stucco building corner. The view inside the café was less distracting. A distressed, white picket fence covers part of the counter and potted ivy spills over an old metal icebox and sink in one corner.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 1, 2011
As real estate fraud cases increase throughout region, Glendale police say thieves are becoming more sophisticated in their approach to defrauding the real estate owners. From falsifying documents to paying off people to use their credit to buy a home, detectives say criminals will do just about anything during the recession to make money - even if it means selling a sibling's home without their knowledge. Gregor Tevan was sentenced on Aug. 9 to two years in prison for doing just that to his brother, according to police.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Katie Bain | August 26, 2011
Courtney Collins dreamed of planting a garden. Not in her yard, or even at her house, but in a store. Here, she wouldn't grow flowers or vegetables; she would cultivate creativity. Enter Little Junebugs, Pasadena's newest crafting space and gift store for children and adults. Collins, a former art teacher and nanny, created the recently opened shop with co-owners Brian Flanagan and Andrea Jensen Wader. Little Junebugs, (named for the June birthdays shared by Collins and Jensen Wader)
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