March 23, 2005
Josh Kleinbaum When Steve Ropfogel was a child, his father, an ace salesman for Mandel's shoe stores, taught him four key components to making a sale: Always do what's right, never lie, give a fair price for the product, and take care of customer. "And isn't that what the city clerk does?" said Ropfogel, one of nine candidates running for Glendale city clerk. "The city clerk needs to be someone comfortable going on Armenian television telling them how to vote and what to do. The clerk needs to be able to speak in front of large groups and can't be a shy, introverted person."
October 18, 2000
Jody Kussin Even on vacation, parenting doesn't get a rest. We were all (and I mean ALL) enjoying our annual extended family trip to Yosemite. Kids of all ages surrounded us, providing us with entertainment that money can't buy (i.e. 16-month-old Spenser's dance style), opportunity beyond what's expected in suburbia (i.e. 5-year-old Michael's magic burp tricks), and challenges that demand creativity (i.e. assisting 3-year-old Jake with his almost finished period of "potty training")
November 21, 2009
BURBANK — The first Creative Talent Network Animation Expo kicked off Friday at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Burbank, drawing hundreds of students and professionals for an exhibition in a region that is widely acknowledged as the animation capital of the world. The event featured seminars from innovators like “Hellboy” comic book creator Mike Mignola and entrepreneurial animator Don Bluth, who split off from major studios to create “The Secret of NIMH.
May 7, 2007
The south side of Honolulu Avenue in downtown Montrose became an outdoor art gallery on Saturday as area artists lined the sidewalk with their paintings, sculptures and photographs. The event, Art Walk 2007, hosted by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, featured a wide array of artists — from hobbyists to professionals — who attracted a steady flow of customers and onlookers throughout the day. Arcadia painter Connie Towns sat in a cool spot in the shade, surrounded by her collection of soft watercolors.
April 4, 2002
Janine Marnien LA CRESCENTA -- Nick Unruh carefully brought a vase into creation while other students glazed pieces they had already made during an after-school clay class Wednesday at Valley View Elementary School. It was Nick's third time throwing a piece on the pottery wheel set up -- along with a kiln -- in the kindergarten area of the school. "It's hard," said Nick, a fifth-grader. "You can't make it too thin and you have to shape it so your fingers don't get caught."
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.
November 5, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- A festive birdhouse, a grinning snowman, colorful tree ornaments and a wintry cabin scene decorate the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded's holiday cards this year. Drawn and colored by three of the association's clients, the cards are for sale to community members looking for one-of-a-kind, handmade cards for the holiday season. "My mom and dad, they know about it, and they like my drawings," said John Farson, 41, who has been designing the association's cards since the program began about 11 years ago. Farson used colored pencils and markers to create his card design.
August 24, 2005
With six days remaining until its season-opening match, Glendale Community College men's soccer Coach Joe Agoston finds himself in a bind. Don't expect Agoston to panic. Though preseason practices are about to come to a close, Agoston's still searching for creativity so he can determine a legitimate starting lineup. "I'm looking for players who can be creative," said Agoston, who will begin his 20th season at Glendale College. "I'm looking for players who can play a certain position well, and a talent pool that can become very cohesive."