February 16, 2011
John Berg's guidelines for healthy teeth come in a simple list of three—floss, use toothpaste with fluoride and brush with an electric toothbrush. His rule for a well-rounded life is just as easy. "Life is kind of a balance between your career, your family, your friends and then the activities that make all that mesh into one thing," he said. "I really enjoy a lot of aspects about life. " Berg, who at 66 has been a Glendale dentist for 43 years, never knew another occupation he wanted to pursue.
September 3, 2002
Janine Marnien It started with a chance caller presenting information on solar panels. It could turn into a precedent for the city of La Canada Flintridge. Local dentist Keith Serxner will appeal to the City Council today for approval to install solar panels on the building where he has practiced since 1985. Serxner's request has already been turned down by the Design Commission. "The only reason I've been consistently given is aesthetics," he said.
December 19, 2008
Glendale’s entries into the Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade have been constructed by a series of designers. With the centennial of the city’s first official float rapidly approaching, it seems appropriate to revisit some of those talented people. The city’s first floats, beginning in 1911, were modest affairs, a city truck or a vehicle covered with flowers. In 1920, L.W. Chobe, a city employee, lent his talents to the cause and his floats brought home a prize each year.
February 14, 2010
Going to the dentist can be a trying experience for some, especially when it comes to cavity detection, fillings and root canals. But newer technology is changing all that, allowing dentists to provide less-invasive procedures that cause less pain. One such new technology is DIAGNOdent, a hand-held, portable unit designed to scan a patient’s tooth for cavities without the need to scrape the tooth. The tool is about as big as a large Sharpie and contains an LCD display.
July 28, 2011
Verdugo Hills Hospital on Friday will honor a major donor as he turns 100. August Giraldi, a dentist who has recieved the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission Oustanding Volunteer Service Award, will be honored at a ceremony Friday for his stewardship and $25,000-contribution to the hospital.
June 10, 2009
Zarian to host dentist, vegetarian Glendale dentist John Gazazian is scheduled to appear live on ?The Larry Zarian Show? Thursday to discuss the importance of oral care on overall health. Physicians have long warned that oral problems can lead to other more serious conditions if left unchecked for too long. Gazazian will also discuss his ardent support of a vegetarian lifestyle and the potential health impacts of a meat-free diet. The show airs at 7 p.m. Thursday, on Channel 280. The live call-in number is (818)
July 31, 2003
Ryan Carter Color and quiet. It was nice to see and hear it after four months of tan and brown landscapes and the roar of C-130 cargo aircraft turbines, said Maj. Raffi Najarian, a California Air National Guardsman called up to provide medical support in the war in Iraq. But the din of war and the drab scenery gave Najarian, 39, a new perspective. "Before I left, my biggest concern was how I was going to get a Ferrari 328, and now it is a moot point," the Glendale resident and local dentist said.
October 21, 2002
The Glendale YMCA hosted its Fall Festival on Saturday for local children and families at the 140 N. Louise St. YMCA. Nearly 1,000 people attended the event, which had a theme of promoting healthy lifestyles. Children played carnival games like the ring toss and darts and earned prizes. Glendale Police officers and firefighters attended the event. Police officers fingerprinted children for an Abduction Reduction program and gave information on dealing with strangers.
March 1, 2002
Here is a case where the Court clearly did the right thing. In December 1998, Mary Ingham, a brittle-boned, cane-carrying diabetic who is physically disabled, called the Luxor Cab Company for a ride. Traffic was heavy that morning, and the cab driver grew frustrated and eventually ordered Ms. Ingham to pay for that part of the ride that had been completed; however, he told her to exit his cab so he could get to his coffee shop and meet his friends. This was a full two blocks from the dentist's office she was attempting to visit.
December 28, 2001
Chuck Benedict These are things you might or might not know about the late Dr. Les Horvath, Glendale resident and dentist for more than 40 years: Horvath's boyhood dream was to play at Notre Dame, but he was turned down by the Irish at South Bend. Too small, they said. Dejected, he returned to his native Cleveland and found a football home downstate at Ohio State University, where he performed, studied, fraternized and patronized, either onsite or in absentia, for the rest of his life.