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By Garinee Soudjian, garinee@gmail.com | August 5, 2011
I have always wanted to visit Descanso Gardens but never had the opportunity until this past week. Although the weather has been sweltering, I waited until the late afternoon to go and enjoy a nice walk through the gardens. And since they have extended summer hours until 8 p.m., it was a perfect time to beat the heat. Living in the heart of the city, I sometimes crave the calm and beautiful setting of nature. The serene setting of Descanso Gardens truly satisfied that craving.
NEWS
July 11, 2002
Marshall Allen Richard Schulhof, executive director of Descanso Gardens since 1996, has announced his resignation so he can pursue field research and graduate studies at Harvard University. Schulhof, who will leave the 160-acre botanical gardens in September, also will become deputy director of Harvard's Arnold Arboretum. He is leaving behind a community of Descanso Gardens supporters, he said. "Descanso is remarkable for the dedication and commitment of its staff, volunteers, trustees and members," Schulhof said.
NEWS
October 27, 2006
Opportunities are available for both students and adults to volunteer at Descanso Gardens. Volunteer Coordinator Tali Arnold will meet potential student volunteers at the Visitor Center on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. to lead a tour of the Gardens. Students must be 14 years of age or older to participate in the program. Orientation for adults will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. "I encourage every potential volunteer to check the Descanso website at www.descansogardens.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elaine LaMarr | October 19, 2007
F "PumpkinPalooza is sure to grab the imagination of children and adults alike," said Public Relations Manager Mary Ellen Walker. "Descanso Gardens will be filled with pumpkins as well as activities for all ages." Planned events include costume parades, hay rides on a tractor-drawn wagon, a tractor display and crafts such as the Fairy Gourd Father’s Craft Table where children and adults will be able to create a flower-power pumpkin, and the Pun’kin Head Design workshop where participants can create 2-D pumpkin heads using stencils and rubbings.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2007
Descanso Gardens really dresses up for spring, with thousands of vibrant flowers and trees blooming through weeks and months. The season will begin this year with daffodils and the exhibit by the Southern California Daffodil Society. The following events are scheduled at Descanso Gardens through March 24. Unless noted, events are free with Gardens admission. All fees include Gardens admission. Thursday, March 8 ? Flower Confidential?7 to 9 p.m. There is more to a bouquet of cut flowers than its ability to beautify a room, and author Amy Stewart knows the ins and outs of the extraordinary business of flowers.
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COMMUNITY
April 14, 2014
In Loving Memory of Shirley Rosa Simmons It is with great sadness that we report that on April 7th, 2013, Shirley Simmons passed after a long struggle with cancer.  She fought this disease wth strength, humility, grace, and compassion for the people helping her.  Her famliy and many friends supported her through her final days.  Shirley will be remembered as a mother, grandmother, and a great friend.  As it has been several months since her...
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COMMUNITY
February 13, 2014
Funeral Services are set for Sunday, Feb. 16 in Glendale, for longtime asphalt industry leader Douglas L. Goode of La Crescenta. He was 72. Goode's great-grandfather, E.D. Goode, was a prominent civic leader and one of the founders of the city of Glendale, and his house, located on Cedar Street, is a historical landmark. There is also a street named after him - Goode Avenue - that runs along the 134 freeway in Glendale. Leo D. Goode was the owner of one of the first asphalt plants in Los Angeles County.
NEWS
January 25, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Satruday, Jan. 25, 2014. The National Weather Service expects temperatures for today in the Glendale area to see a high around 76 and a low of 48. We're rounding up the top news headlines in your region: A federal jury on Friday found that two Los Angeles police officers did not use excessive force when they arrested Brian Mulligan , 54, a La Cañada Flintridge resident and one-time bank and...
COMMUNITY
September 18, 2013
In memory of Virginia and Robert Purves, who passed on September 6th and 7th, please join our family and friends for a celebration of their lives at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Wednesday, September 25 at 5:00 pm.
COMMUNITY
August 2, 2013
Longtime Glendale, Ca. resident Wanda Mock, died peacefully in her sleep in La Crescenta, Ca. on July 11, 2013 with family at her side. Born Wanda Joan Dewhart on October 13, 1930 in Cicero, Illinois, Wanda boldly moved to Los Angeles in 1953 all by herself looking for the California dream and found it. Her first home in California was an apartment on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood with her first Thanksgiving in Los Angeles consisting of a 75-degree afternoon...
COMMUNITY
July 3, 2013
Marlowe Graves Merkel passed away at her home of 38 years in La Cañada at the age of 79 on June 27, 2013. She had been ill for several weeks. Marlowe was born to Harold and Gertrude Graves in 1933 and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, the baby of eight children. She graduated from Purdue University in 1955. During her college years, Marlowe stared as “Elizabeth” in the college stage play, “Elizabeth the Queen.” Always an anglophile, Marlowe spent many summers studying in Cambridge, England.
COMMUNITY
May 8, 2013
Beth Coplin an 89 year resident of the La Cañada/Glendale area, passed away Friday April 26th in the presence of family from cancer. She was born in Chanute, Kansas on January 24, 1919 to Roy and Helen Hunt, She was their third of five children. In 1924 her family moved to Glendale where she attended RD White Elementary School and graduated from Glendale High School. Beth was involved in Jobs Daughters and served as Honor Queen of Bethel 19. She remained active in Jobs Daughters and served on the Guardian Council, was Bethel Guardian for 10 years, and served as State Grand Council Officer.
COMMUNITY
April 17, 2013
Rose Margaret McBride was born in Grand Junction, Colorado, the second of three daughters of father James Guyn McBride and mother Ruth Burnham McBride. Though her given name was Rose, she was always called Margaret, as her Aunt Rose McBride, her namesake, was very much a part of the family. Margaret grew up on the high desert in eastern Utah, where her father was the proprietor of the Cisco Mercantile Company. He ran the General Store and managed the stock scales in Cisco, Utah, a stop on the Denver and Rio Grande railroad.
NEWS
March 12, 2013
Police have set up a perimeter near Descanso Gardens in search of a motorist who reportedly fled from officers. Police officers have closed off streets surrounding Descanso and Chevy Chase drives in La Canada Flintridge and are searching for the motorist, who ran from his vehicle and into the area, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. It is unknown why the motorist fled from police, he added. --Veronica Rocha, Times Community News Follow Veronica Rocha on Google+ and on Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA .
COMMUNITY
July 6, 2012
Dorothy Ruth Benthin Sommerville passed away the evening of June 27, 2012, succumbing to cancer. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Benthin, Dorothy was born July 27, 1923, at Webster, South Dakota. She grew up in Hayti and Pierre, and graduated from Hayti High School in 1941, as valedictorian of her class. She graduated from South Dakota State University (Brookings) with the class of 1945, and thenmoved toBurbank, CA, and later to Honolulu, HI, for a short time. In 1952 she was married to Robert Sommerville, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sommerville of Pasadena, CA, and in a few years the couple moved to La Canada, CA, where she resided until her death.
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