January 29, 2011
When my wife and I wanted children, we did what comes naturally and were successful. Twice. We're now at the comfortable stage in our lives when we'd like to add to that family. But we're finding it difficult this time around. Perhaps it's human genetics. Perhaps it's my urologist's scalpel skills. But something tells me that no amount of marital intimacy is going to place a puppy in my wife's womb. With human offspring there were no agreements to sign, no social or governmental watchdogs to impress, before partaking in the baby-making process.
August 6, 2009
TODAY Isagenix will host the meeting ?Increase Your Wealth As You Improve Your Health? from 6 to 7 p.m. at OU Beauty, 130 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The event will include techniques on how to improve health with nutrients, while increasing income. For more information, call (818) 621-5087. ? Shakespeare by the Sea presents ?As You Like It? at 7 p.m. at Pacific Park, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. Bring your own picnics, blankets and beach chairs. Admission is free.
April 7, 2009
A one-time meeting with Glendale police dogs Quwai and Yudy inspired a group of Valley View Elementary School students to raise $110 for the K-9s and their privately funded unit. In February, the second-graders read a book, “Officer Buckle and Gloria,” about an officer and his dog. The class later met the city’s police dogs, with whom they fell in love, and wanted to help with a monetary donation, teacher Kelly Stubbs said. Stubbs and fellow teacher Lisa Jenks sent home fliers with the students, asking them and their parents if they could donate money to help the Glendale Police Department’s K-9 Unit and become a member of the Glendale Police Foundation.
September 7, 2006
The sidewalk was radiating heat on Sunday as Wendy Samson gripped two leashes outside the Glendale Humane Society. "I like how portly Abbey is," Samson said of the round-bellied, orange-coated dog to her left. "Don't you love the way her tail wags?" Learning the wiggle and walk of dogs like Abbey and Hillary, both up for adoption through the humane society, has been the highlight of Samson's life for more than six years, she said. "You know, I'll hang out with the cats, but it's primarily dogs," she said.
July 7, 2006
The Fourth of July always meant the peak of summer when I was a student. It was the middle of my vacation. It was the hottest, most humid time of year. The days seemed longer, and I could stay up later than usual. I have so many good memories from summer. The lazy days when I didn't have to be up early but would anyway, just because I couldn't wait to go swimming. Instead of having a swimming pool, my mother would make sandwiches and pack a cooler full of food for lunch every day. We would put on our swimsuits ?
June 19, 2006
LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE? Area pet owners and their four-legged friends turned out at the Roger Barkley Community Center on Saturday for an inaugural "PETastic" event, a fundraiser for the center and the Glendale Humane Society. Organizers kicked-off the day with a "Colossal Canine Course," which posed obstacles like dog-house tunnels, slaloms, hurdles, a teeter-totter and a ladder climb, said Aaron Solomon, executive director of the community center. "The idea was to take a regular dog walk and add some fun and excitement to it," he said.
September 24, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- It was extremely important to Sandra Ogden that she attend a special animal blessing ceremony Sunday. To Ogden, her dog Lili is not just a house pet, but her best friend, and the chance to have Lili blessed by an ordained minister seemed like a special opportunity not to be missed. Ogden was not alone. About 30 locals came to St. Matthew's Church of Glendale & Burbank on Sunday to attend an animal blessing service with their dogs, cats and birds.
August 14, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Summer will be sticking around with a vengeance the next few days, weather forecasters said. Today, the mercury is expected to reach 96 degrees in Glendale and rise even higher Wednesday, said Bill Hoffer, a forecaster for the National Weather Service. "There's a dome of high pressure over the southwest U.S. right now," Hoffer said. "It's like a big magnifying glass. When the sun comes up, there's no clouds or anything to block it, so the heating starts immediately."
August 12, 2000
Peter Fuertes GLENDALE -- A look at how local major baseball leaguers are doing: Parque hit hard: The Chicago White Sox may be playing well, holding on to a sizeable lead in the American League's Central Division. However, starting pitcher Jim Parque seems to have hit hard times. The Crescenta Valley High and UCLA graduate did not escape the fourth inning during Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, going 3 2/3 innings and giving up five runs on three hits in Chicago's 6-5 win. It almost seems like a trend for Parque.