February 2, 2008
Sitting in a dentist’s chair for the first time, 10-year-old Patrik Gibeily was feeling nervous and a bit scared. His father, Abe Gibeily, tried to reassure him, telling him that none of his teeth was going to be pulled, that no one was going to hurt him. “Relax, relax, nothing’s going to happen to you,” Gibeily told his son. Patrik started to calm down after Dr. Stephen Giovanisci introduced himself, and he smiled...
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.
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.
May 24, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE -- U.S. Army Dental Corps Capt. Ben Salomon struggled to hold off enemy troops advancing on a field hospital in Saipan in World War II. He killed almost 100 invading soldiers before he was shot to death, but it has taken almost 50 years for his heroism to be recognized with the Medal of Honor. On Sunday, Robert West will accept a replica of the Medal of Honor at a ceremony at Forest Lawn, Glendale, where Salomon and his parents are interred.
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.
October 2, 2001
Amber Willard NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Glendale Police are investigating a robbery in which a man swiped a woman's purse as she sat in the waiting area at North Pacific Dentistry. The woman told police the man walked into the office behind her shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday and spoke briefly with the receptionist before going into a back room. When he returned, the man grabbed the woman's purse from the floor near her feet and ran out of the office, police said.