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November 3, 2006
Maelisa McCaffrey, M.A. will teach a class on cultural diversity at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. The Nov. 9 session is the second of two and will emphasize the changing demographics within La Crescenta and Los Angeles county, communication and interaction with various ethnic and cultural groups, and the church's role in overcoming racial oppression in the United States (and specifically within the surrounding...
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | October 8, 2010
CITY HALL — Brand Boulevard will transform into an international street fair this weekend for a celebration of Glendale's cultural diversity. The ninth annual Unity Fest will take place Sunday, nearly a decade after it was established by former City Councilman Bob Yousefian as a way to embrace diversity and ease ethnic tensions in a city known for its expanding minority populations. It has since grown to become one of Glendale's landmark civic events, drawing more than 16,000 people last year.
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January 15, 2002
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- A panel of leaders from Muslim, Arab and Sikh communities will discuss discrimination following the Sept. 11 attacks. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fire Station 21, 421 Oak St. The question-and-answer session is hosted by the Glendale Human Relations Coalition as a way to heighten tolerance of cultural diversity. The four-member panel will include Robin Toma, executive director of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission; Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council; Michael Shehadeh, president of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; and Nirinjan Khalsa, a Sikh Dharma from the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | January 23, 2007
The world came together at Columbus Elementary School on Friday. Students at Columbus Elementary School wore costumes from different nations and listened to a group of flag-waving kindergarteners sing "It's a Small World" to students and parents. About 50 students took part in the annual multicultural assembly and performed songs and dances to promote cultural diversity at the school's auditorium. "I think this assembly is wonderful," said Sindee Rememih, a special-education assistant.
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February 7, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Mardi Gras will come early this year and far west of New Orleans. The tastes of Cajun food and sounds of Creole music will fill the Glendale Civic Auditorium during the "New Orleans Mardi Gras Festival" on Sunday. "It's going to be fun," said Rachelle Bolding, an event organizer. "It's going to be something different." The festival is the first in what may become a series of diversity programs put on by PRC Corporate Events Inc., a Glendale event planning company started in June by Bolding and two other partners.
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By Brittany Levine brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 13, 2011
For the second year in a row, TV celebrity Mario Lopez is slated to be a celebrity guest at Unity Fest, an international street fair aimed at promoting Glendale's cultural diversity. The 10th annual Unity Fest will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday on Brand Boulevard between Wilson and California avenues. Zizette Mullins, Glendale's community relations coordinator, said event-goers can expect even more diverse food than last year, larger crowds and more games for children.
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By Veronica Rocha | March 30, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Hundreds of residents gathered on a sunny Saturday morning at Two Strike Park to celebrate Arbor Day and to salute the town’s pioneers, including Charles Bausback, who helped make a public television series on California’s history. The Crescenta Valley Town Council will plant a tree in Bausback’s name at the corner of Altura and Pennsylvania avenues. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich honored Bausback on Saturday by giving him a certification of appreciation.
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February 12, 2001
Poor Paul Carney. He has become the whipping boy for the Armenian community for daring to vent his spleen in frustration over issues that remain unresolved for the sake of political correctness. To be sure, Carney's letter was intemperate, injudicious and ill-conceived. It never should have been published. If the Armenian community made Glendale what it is today, as some have claimed, then I'd rather have the old Glendale, with all its faults. It was a nice, quiet town when I graduated from Glendale High School 50 years ago. In the interim, my family and I have lived and worked on the opposite side of the planet as well as elsewhere in the USA, but we've always gravitated back to Glendale.
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January 4, 2010
I read your editorial about the Crosscultural Language and Academic Development credential, or CLAD, in wide-eyed amazement (“No teacher is above the CLAD,” Dec. 26). Our state is suffering from a massive budgetary crisis, and our state legislators, in their infinite wisdom, have decreed that all teachers must pass a six-hour test and get a certification for “language and cultural diversity.” Our Glendale school district will cover up to $1,500 in expenses per instructor.
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By Chris Wiebe | April 1, 2008
The city’s first-ever community services coordinator, Eve Rappoport, is leaving her post for a job in another city, after eight years of promoting arts and culture in Glendale through a variety of new programs. Rappoport, whose last day in City Hall was Monday, will move on to oversee Torrance’s arts museum, a small theater and other educational arts programs as the city’s cultural arts manager. When she joined Glendale’s staff in 2000, she filled a brand-new post with a mission to increase the visibility of arts and cultural programs in the city.
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By Brittany Levine brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 13, 2011
For the second year in a row, TV celebrity Mario Lopez is slated to be a celebrity guest at Unity Fest, an international street fair aimed at promoting Glendale's cultural diversity. The 10th annual Unity Fest will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday on Brand Boulevard between Wilson and California avenues. Zizette Mullins, Glendale's community relations coordinator, said event-goers can expect even more diverse food than last year, larger crowds and more games for children.
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By Max Zimbert, max.zimbert@latimes.com | October 12, 2010
The Japanese drummers paced themselves, and delivered each strike with precision and flair. In the audience, Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School first- and second-graders let loose, air drumming, heads bobbing and shifting side to side with each beat. The school hosted a taiko, or Japanese drum, gathering Wednesday, a cultural assembly designed to tout diversity across the school, organizers said. The assembly had a particularly relevant theme for the school's three new dual language immersion classes, officials said.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | October 8, 2010
CITY HALL — Brand Boulevard will transform into an international street fair this weekend for a celebration of Glendale's cultural diversity. The ninth annual Unity Fest will take place Sunday, nearly a decade after it was established by former City Councilman Bob Yousefian as a way to embrace diversity and ease ethnic tensions in a city known for its expanding minority populations. It has since grown to become one of Glendale's landmark civic events, drawing more than 16,000 people last year.
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By Gary Huerta | September 20, 2010
Those of us who write weekly columns know that coming up with topics can be problematic on occasion. This week was one of those times for me. For the last few days, I thought I had a topic. I read a letter in the Mailbag section of the Glendale News-Press that got my journalist juices flowing. In her letter, Debi Devens believed that allowing President Obama to be heard in schools equated to indoctrination of our children. I was all set to blast the "Gary Fury" her way. Unfortunately, another reader, Claudette Moody, beat me to the punch with a fabulous and rational retort of her own. Rats!
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January 4, 2010
I read your editorial about the Crosscultural Language and Academic Development credential, or CLAD, in wide-eyed amazement (“No teacher is above the CLAD,” Dec. 26). Our state is suffering from a massive budgetary crisis, and our state legislators, in their infinite wisdom, have decreed that all teachers must pass a six-hour test and get a certification for “language and cultural diversity.” Our Glendale school district will cover up to $1,500 in expenses per instructor.
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April 22, 2009
Liu’s statement is a taxing issue State Sen. Carol Liu, a Democrat, said Sacramento “just didn’t have any alternatives.” (“Brewing up tax opposition,” Thursday) Cash-hungry state legislators need to deal with reality. Which party controls the state Legislature? You have to be accountable for your own actions and choices. Additionally, the article quotes “fiscal conservatives.” Did the reporter ask each protester for their political affiliation?
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By Veronica Rocha | March 30, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Hundreds of residents gathered on a sunny Saturday morning at Two Strike Park to celebrate Arbor Day and to salute the town’s pioneers, including Charles Bausback, who helped make a public television series on California’s history. The Crescenta Valley Town Council will plant a tree in Bausback’s name at the corner of Altura and Pennsylvania avenues. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich honored Bausback on Saturday by giving him a certification of appreciation.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | April 1, 2008
The city’s first-ever community services coordinator, Eve Rappoport, is leaving her post for a job in another city, after eight years of promoting arts and culture in Glendale through a variety of new programs. Rappoport, whose last day in City Hall was Monday, will move on to oversee Torrance’s arts museum, a small theater and other educational arts programs as the city’s cultural arts manager. When she joined Glendale’s staff in 2000, she filled a brand-new post with a mission to increase the visibility of arts and cultural programs in the city.
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By Ruth Longoria | February 8, 2008
Nicholas Peters — dressed in a broad black with white trim hat, white ruffled shirt and brown suit jacket and breeches — bowed deeply to his dancing partner, Sydney Meyer, as the music began. Sydney, in an apricot-colored gown with cream lace sleeves and rosebud and cream corseted overlay, responded with a curtsy before the twosome and their classmates began a twirling reel on the blacktop area of La Crescenta’s Mountain Avenue Elementary School. Nicholas and Sydney, both 11, are fifth-graders at the school, which last Friday observed Colonial Days, an opportunity for the youths to experience the customs, crafts and tasks of early day Americans.
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