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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | December 9, 2011
A La Crescenta woman is on a mission to solve a mystery involving a man with three last names for each of the three countries he lived in. The inventor, artist, filmmaker, medical student and businessman was born in Russia in 1895, and he would eventually create the Bolex line of cameras. The cameras have been used by professional filmmakers as well as those who simply wanted to document their lives. Jacques Bolsey's desire to bring filmmaking capability to the masses first came to life in 1914 with the Cinegraph-Bol 35mm motion-picture camera.
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May 2, 2001
Josh Goldstein LA CRESCENTA -- More than 20 years ago, then-amateur genealogist Doug Miller helped his daughter earn a Girl Scout merit badge by helping her trace their family roots. With the badge probably tucked away in a memento box these days, Miller has not stopped researching family history, uncovering generations of stories, relatives and the past. For Miller, president of the Burbank-based Southern California Genealogical Society, and many others who enjoy genealogy, tracing one's family tree is a deep-rooted endeavor.
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By Michael Arvizu | January 23, 2010
This past weekend I had the privilege of visiting my godparents in the lovely, snow-covered hillsides of Elberta Village in northwest Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan. On my way home Tuesday, I could not help but wince at the Los Angeles weather radar being shown on Chicago O?Hare International Airport?s many flight status monitors. It was at that point that I realized how much I would prefer staying in the great northern country a little longer. Give me cold weather any time, minus the raindrops pelting me. I arranged my visit in part because it had been a while since I found myself in some nice powder, the prospect of going ice fishing with a cousin, and also to enjoy the company of family ?
NEWS
July 20, 2002
Actress Vanessa Verdugo was in the fourth grade when she realized that she was related to some of the area's most famous settlers. She was on a field trip to San Fernando Mission when classmates pointed out that her name was the same as those mentioned by the guide. "That's the day I first made the connection," she said. Later, she talked to her father and learned that she was descended from two old California families, Verdugo and Pico. Verdugo has another connection with some of her relatives: acting.
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July 19, 2007
Going to the neighborhood park to shoot baskets, playing a round of golf at the community short course, reading a novel purchased from the local bookstore — somehow I never thought that these simple but meaningful things would be endangered. But they are. I've lived in the Glendale/Montrose area for more than 40 years. These activities have been part of our family history, and we have many memories built around birthday parties at the park and the "old" folks taking on the youngsters at the basketball hoop, memories of taking a child (and then a grandchild)
NEWS
December 11, 2004
KATHERINE YAMADA 1904 was a busy year for L.C. Brand. He built his palatial home, El Miradero, in what is now Brand Park, and partnered with Henry E. Huntington to bring the much-loved Red Cars to Glendale. Brand had begun investing heavily in the San Fernando Valley and Glendale soon after he returned in 1894 from a profitable stay in Galveston, Texas. He and his new wife, Mary Louise, settled in Angelino Heights and soon opened their doors to his "gypsy brother Joe, and his friend Dan Campbell, both fresh from the gold fields in the Klondike," according to a Brand family history.
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November 13, 2004
KATHERINE YAMADA This year marks the 100th anniversary of two important events in Glendale's history: the arrival of the Red Cars and the completion of El Miradero in what is now Brand Park. Both were the product of L.C. Brand's drive and determination to succeed. I've just finished reading a Brand family history, written by Judy Brand of Colorado, which details much of Leslie Coombs Brand's life. He was born in 1859 in Missouri, one of several children of relatively prosperous parents.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | October 21, 2009
A Burbank surgeon claims 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of it. In response, Dr. Deanna Attai said she uses a test to help her evaluate younger women’s risk of developing the disease. Women 50 and older have the mammogram to help in early detection of breast cancer, but it isn’t part of the annual exams for younger women, unless they or family members have had a history of the disease. In the last two years, Attai, a board-certified surgeon with the Center for Breast Care, has been using the HALO Breast Pap Test for assessing the risk of breast cancer in women ages 18 to 50. It’s the only FDA-cleared risk screening test for nonhereditary breast cancer, Attai said, and can detect abnormal cells years before a larger, potentially cancerous lesion might develop.
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By Zanku Armenian | June 30, 2010
This past weekend was my son's baptism, which is an important moment for Armenian families, not just because of its religious significance, but also as a milestone where a new generation is welcomed into an extended family. It's a moment that imposes a pause in our busy lives and forces reflection. In the case of Armenian families, part of the indirect but inherent reflection is about the long multigenerational road traveled that includes tragic experiences of families torn apart by genocide and survival for the lucky few, and then dispersion to multiple countries trying to get economically established to provide basic necessities and education for the young.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | December 9, 2011
A La Crescenta woman is on a mission to solve a mystery involving a man with three last names for each of the three countries he lived in. The inventor, artist, filmmaker, medical student and businessman was born in Russia in 1895, and he would eventually create the Bolex line of cameras. The cameras have been used by professional filmmakers as well as those who simply wanted to document their lives. Jacques Bolsey's desire to bring filmmaking capability to the masses first came to life in 1914 with the Cinegraph-Bol 35mm motion-picture camera.
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By Zanku Armenian | June 30, 2010
This past weekend was my son's baptism, which is an important moment for Armenian families, not just because of its religious significance, but also as a milestone where a new generation is welcomed into an extended family. It's a moment that imposes a pause in our busy lives and forces reflection. In the case of Armenian families, part of the indirect but inherent reflection is about the long multigenerational road traveled that includes tragic experiences of families torn apart by genocide and survival for the lucky few, and then dispersion to multiple countries trying to get economically established to provide basic necessities and education for the young.
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By Michael Arvizu | January 23, 2010
This past weekend I had the privilege of visiting my godparents in the lovely, snow-covered hillsides of Elberta Village in northwest Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan. On my way home Tuesday, I could not help but wince at the Los Angeles weather radar being shown on Chicago O?Hare International Airport?s many flight status monitors. It was at that point that I realized how much I would prefer staying in the great northern country a little longer. Give me cold weather any time, minus the raindrops pelting me. I arranged my visit in part because it had been a while since I found myself in some nice powder, the prospect of going ice fishing with a cousin, and also to enjoy the company of family ?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | October 21, 2009
A Burbank surgeon claims 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of it. In response, Dr. Deanna Attai said she uses a test to help her evaluate younger women’s risk of developing the disease. Women 50 and older have the mammogram to help in early detection of breast cancer, but it isn’t part of the annual exams for younger women, unless they or family members have had a history of the disease. In the last two years, Attai, a board-certified surgeon with the Center for Breast Care, has been using the HALO Breast Pap Test for assessing the risk of breast cancer in women ages 18 to 50. It’s the only FDA-cleared risk screening test for nonhereditary breast cancer, Attai said, and can detect abnormal cells years before a larger, potentially cancerous lesion might develop.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | August 31, 2007
Mountain Avenue Elementary School?s new principal, Rebeca Witt, is getting settled on campus and ready for the students to show up. Witt, who left her principal position of three years at Field Elementary School for Mountain, has a long family history in the area of education. ?My mother and siblings are all teachers,? Witt said. ?We talk about all the [educational] issues at our dinner table.? Witt also knows the system from a parent point of view with one son entering third grade and the other beginning seventh.
NEWS
July 19, 2007
Going to the neighborhood park to shoot baskets, playing a round of golf at the community short course, reading a novel purchased from the local bookstore — somehow I never thought that these simple but meaningful things would be endangered. But they are. I've lived in the Glendale/Montrose area for more than 40 years. These activities have been part of our family history, and we have many memories built around birthday parties at the park and the "old" folks taking on the youngsters at the basketball hoop, memories of taking a child (and then a grandchild)
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By PATRICK AZADIAN | September 9, 2006
I've never understood the lure of the distant suburbs. I am referring to the type of places that make me feel I've reached the end of the world; a couple of steps too far past the high-tech clubhouse and I fear falling off the edge of the earth. These are the brand new gated communities with cookie-cutter floor plans, where one can purchase a mini-palace for the price of a Glendale condominium. Beyond the squeaky-clean metal gates, and the not-too-menacing security guards, I often find detachment from the rest of society.
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By Lynn Duvall | January 27, 2006
Prevention Goes A Long Way Several of my friends asked me to pass along this information because it could be vital to protecting or even saving a loved one's life. Strokes rank third as a leading cause of death for Americans. Every year nearly three-quarters of a million Americans suffer a vascular accident in the brain, which results in death, coma, paralysis, loss of speech and a host of other consequences. Stroke victims face a 25 percent chance of having a second stroke within five years.
NEWS
December 11, 2004
KATHERINE YAMADA 1904 was a busy year for L.C. Brand. He built his palatial home, El Miradero, in what is now Brand Park, and partnered with Henry E. Huntington to bring the much-loved Red Cars to Glendale. Brand had begun investing heavily in the San Fernando Valley and Glendale soon after he returned in 1894 from a profitable stay in Galveston, Texas. He and his new wife, Mary Louise, settled in Angelino Heights and soon opened their doors to his "gypsy brother Joe, and his friend Dan Campbell, both fresh from the gold fields in the Klondike," according to a Brand family history.
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