July 29, 2011
Last summer we had a death in our house. Two, actually. First a goldfish. Then my garage refrigerator. Both were mourned with much wailing and weeping. But I still miss the latter to this day. That loyal fridge graciously held my frozen steaks, extra gallons of milk and all the leftover beer and sodas from every backyard gathering. She was like my own personal Handy Market, which may be why I had such a hard time letting her go. Unlike the goldfish, I never gave the fridge a proper burial.
March 20, 2009
Imagine the sound of hundreds upon hundreds of voices swelling then crashing over the melodies of 80s bands that are currently all the rage, as long as you grew up in the 80s. Imagine blue-haired men somersaulting while holding flags. Imagine deafening cheers, hair spray, face paint, pom-poms, giant cows. Imagine competition with no rivalry or booing. This is FIRST, a program dedicated to science, education, really cool robots and duct tape (lots and lots of it!). The acronym FIRST stands for ?
June 20, 2007
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a hotel desk clerk at gunpoint early Monday morning before punching him in the face and binding him with duct tape. The clerk, a 59-year-old Los Angeles man, sustained only minor injuries in the assault that occurred at about 6:30 a.m. at the Glendale Lodge on East Colorado Street, according to police reports. The clerk was eventually able to free himself of the tape and run outside onto the street to yell for help, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said.
March 19, 2007
COLLECTION FOR TROOPS Alternate Councilman Frank Beyt urged residents to donate a variety items to U.S. service men and women stationed in Afghanistan. The collection is part of an authorized shipment by the U.S. government. Items in demand include: sunscreen, lip balm, wet wipes, batteries, cold medicine, duct tape, Listerine, hard candy, digital watches and compasses. The items are in short supply and difficult to obtain in Afghanistan, Beyt said. WHAT IT MEANS A collection box will be on hand at the Arbor Day celebration at 10 a.m. on March 31 at Two Strike Park.
March 10, 2006
With the Oscars still fresh in our memories, I thought it was a good time to answer questions from women readers. As a 30-year veteran makeup artist for film, television and print, I may have done it all. Whether I'm grooming a star for the Academy Awards or doing a backyard wedding here in La Cañada, I've made bad skin look good, small eyes appear large, long noses seem short and collar bones turn boney. I've changed wispy fine hair into a lion's mane and even used gaffer's tape (duct tape)
June 17, 2005
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies are taking turns watching a Montrose man under arrest in a Santa Barbara hospital on suspicion of robbing the La Cañada Flintridge Washington Mutual branch June 3. Michael Mason Wolke, 58, was found June 9 in a hotel room in Santa Barbara suffering from a drug overdose and pneumonia. Medical personnel who transported him to the hospital did not know about a $1.17 million warrant issued for his arrest, but Glendale Police Department Det. Keith Soboleski said he received an anonymous phone call that Wolke was in the hospital.
May 27, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Duct tape is the ultimate handyman's tool -- it can fix almost anything. But in the hands of 17-year-old Lauren Ward, its uses are limitless. The Clark Magnet High School student has made messenger bags, wallets and a pirate costume complete with coat, boots, hat and gloves from duct tape. But her latest creation -- a full-length prom dress made of duct tape decorated with newspaper -- caught the attention of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition, winning her a silver award for apparel design and an invitation to New York City, where she will be honored June 2 and 3. Duct tape has become Lauren's medium, Clark Magnet High art teacher Judith Craemer said.
May 10, 2004
SOFTBALL Hoover in Thousand Oaks Tournament: The Tornadoes split two pool-play games Saturday to finish the tourney. Hoover lost to Newbury Park, 3-1, and defeated Verdugo Hills, 5-0, in its tournament finale. In the win against the Dons, the Tornadoes (11-9) had five hits, including three by Catie Rohrig. Michelle Summers and Katrina Bautista each had a hit. Valerie Estrella had two runs, and Rohrig, Nancy Solano and Summers had one apiece.
March 25, 2004
Police are seeking the community's help to find a man who a muscular man allegedly grabbed a 39-year-old woman and tried to force her into his car Saturday in the hills of Northeast Glendale. The attempted abduction happened Saturday at about 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Sunshine and Kildonan drives in a hilly portion of northern Glendale. A 39-year-old woman told police she was walking her dog when a car drove slowly past her and stopped. She told police a muscular man got out of the car and asked her for directions, then grabbed her and tried to force her into his car, a gray four-door Nissan or Toyota, police said.