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By: | August 15, 2005
The Daily Pilot is looking for students to participate in a back-to-school feature in which 10 Newport-Mesa kids -- two from each of the four public high schools and two from Sage Hill -- will get free SAT training. To take part in the feature, e-mail us an essay about yourself and your academic achievements to o7dailypilot@latimes.comf7. The deadline is Friday. Students chosen for the feature will be asked to agree to be interviewed for a front-page story and to write weekly essays about their experiences.
August 22, 2001
GLENDALE -- The following is a selection of upcoming television programming of local interest. This week's episode of the "Larry Zarian Forum" will feature Glendale News-Press City Editor David Silva. Zarian and Silva will discuss Silva's weekly column, changes at the News-Press, and other issues. The live call-in show is from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday on Charter Communications Channel 26. To ask a question during the show, call 547-3668. The guest on this week's episode of "Wanda's Cafe" will be Mayor Gus Gomez.
February 12, 2004
Soccer showcase to feature area standouts Several area boys' soccer players will be featured in a high school all-star showcase March 7 at La Canada High. The match -- which is for seniors only -- will be at noon, and one of the two teams will be coached by Glendale High's Edgar Manvelyan. The other squad will be coached by Arcadia High's Ed Burke. Manvelyan's team will feature Glendale's Billy Torres, Eduardo Forero and Karapet Manukyan. He will also have the services of Crescenta Valley's Nigel Orozco, Hoover's David Morraquin, La Canada's A.J. Wickersham and Flintridge Prep's Eddie Li.
November 14, 2001
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- The following is a selection of programming of local interest: This week's episode of the "Larry Zarian Forum" will feature Susan Kussman, co-chairwoman of the campaign to recall Mayor Gus Gomez, and Albert Abkarian, a Glendale attorney who opposes the recall. Kussman and Abkarian, a member of the Citizens' Memorial Advisory Committee, will debate the merits of the recall and discuss the American flag controversy that sparked the recall drive.
By: Fred Ortega | October 5, 2005
Glendale has come a long way from the days when the head of the American Nazi Party lived in town, and an unofficial curfew kept people of color off the streets at night. Today, the city is a richly diverse community that includes Latinos, Armenians, Asians and African Americans, as well as whites. And nothing showcases that diversity better than Unity Fest, the fourth-annual, city-sponsored event that will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd.
November 17, 2006
St. Luke's of the Mountains Anglican Church invites the Crescenta Valley community to attend its first ever faith-based motion picture premiere of director David de Vos' first feature length theatrical feature entitled "The Theory of Everything". The free screening will be held this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 2563 Foothill Blvd., at Rosemont Avenue. The film, which is produced by David and Stephanie de Vos, is appropriate for children ages 10 and older. For more information, call Mary Rowinski, church administrator, at 248-3639.
April 4, 2012
Feature film activity on the streets of Los Angeles rebounded in the first quarter of this year, but the gains were offset by a continued falloff in television shoots in the region. Location filming for movies generated 1,019 production days in the first quarter, up 16% over the same period a year ago as the city and county benefited from several smaller movies, including Millennium Films' "Lovelace," starring Amanda Seyfried and James Franco in a story about the late porn star Linda Lovelace.
July 18, 2007
Send DATEBOOK items to Glendale News-Press, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. THURSDAY The Downtown Burbank outdoor concert series will feature live music every Thursday in July and August. The festivities kick-off at 6 p.m. on the AMC Walkway at Palm Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard with free swing and salsa lessons. The bands will perform at 7 p.m. Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums will play this week.
By Kelly Corrigan, | April 22, 2014
During a somber, yet celebratory event, Glendale students performed songs and dances as well as read poems during the 13th annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Monday night that brought hundreds of people to Glendale High. After Glendale High's a capella choir performed the national anthems of the United States and Armenia, Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan introduced a documentary clip produced by former L.A. educator Kay Mouradian, which shares a personal account of the genocide.
By Andy Klein | April 18, 2014
After editing montage sequences at Warner Bros. during World War II, Don Siegel made his directing debut with two shorts, both of which won Oscars in the same year. Neat trick. After being promoted to making features, his output was of mixed quality until his eighth feature, "Riot in Cell Block 11. " Two years later, he solidified his reputation with the original "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and went on to direct "Dirty Harry" and other major Clint Eastwood films. "Riot" was a Hollywood film, but didn't feel like one. This story - about a group of prisoners who rebel in protest of abusive conditions - had no female characters shoehorned into the plot by contrivance and no real stars.
By Arin Mikailian, | April 9, 2014
Familiar sightings in La Crescenta such as roving robots and dogs in festive outfits were joined by uncommon visitors such as the world's largest breed of porcupine on Saturday at the ninth annual Hometown Country Fair. The event brought together many kinds of foods, live acts, carnival rides and critters at Crescenta Valley Park, but many visitors were just happy to see their neighbors on a weekend outing. Resident Leanna Levine came to see her daughters - a gymnast and a cheerleader - perform.
By Arin Mikailian, | March 27, 2014
Students from Clark Magnet High School emerged as the winners of this year's Smart-a-Thon, a trivia tournament and fundraiser put on by the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce. Thirty-four sponsored teams of four people each representing local businesses, schools and government offices went head to head once again at the Verdugo Hills Hospital Wednesday to see if they knew what was Idaho's nickname or how many different five-card poker hands could be dealt from a 52-card deck. "It's kind of a bragging rights-type thing to win … it's just fun that way, but everyone kind of takes it seriously," said Steve Pierce, chamber president and business ambassador for the Montrose Shopping Park Assn.
By Andy Klein | March 21, 2014
This 1958 comic adventure film from Akira Kurosawa is widely credited as a big influence on “Star Wars:” A legendary general (Toshiro Mifune) has to escort a princess safely through enemy turf, accompanied by two constantly quarrelling peasants. No Luke Skywalker or Han Solo here. Among this new Blu-ray's extras is an eight-minute interview with George Lucas from 2001, in which he forthrightly discusses his great admiration for the film and what “Star Wars” did or didn't get from it. The picture quality is very good, the audio a little less so. There is a new commentary track from film historian Stephen Prince (“The Warriors Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa”)
By Brittany Levine, | March 17, 2014
Ken Robin remembers walking his dog in Los Feliz about four years ago when a stranger came up to him and asked if he plays tennis and Ping-Pong. When he said he did, the man, Marshall Pura, replied: "Then I've got the game for you. " Robin, who was living in the Bay Area at the time, was just in Los Feliz for vacation, but Pura still picked him up the next day and drove him to the Glendale YMCA to play a game of pickleball. "I didn't know what pickleball was. I didn't even know what Glendale was," Robin, a retired attorney who has since moved to Los Angeles, said this week after finishing up a game of the sport that's been around since the 1960s, but has been increasing in popularity over the past decade.
By Lisa Dupuy | March 10, 2014
There's a secret spot in the Americana with a wicked hamburger and a mean Mai Tai. You won't find it street side as you wander down shopping lanes. You probably won't see it from the fountain or green. No, this hidden gem is up three escalators, past mannequins bearing high-end children's clothing, tucked into a corner on the upper floor of Nordstrom. Bar Verde is a bastion of low-key elegance and unostentatious quality with a distinctive Seattle vibe. Warm wood paneling, flattering vintage lighting, private booths and cool alternative music define the dining room.
By Jonathan Williams | March 7, 2014
A Glendale Community College instructor and his wife, who have adopted six children, have turned the love and chaos of their family life into that most American of pursuits: reality television. High school sweethearts from Illinois, Ryun Hovind and MeLisa Lomelino married in 1997 and made a pact not to have children of their own, but to open their home to others who weren't fortunate enough to have a family. “This is a way to totally transform someone's life,” Hovind said. Now in their mid-30s, Hovind and Lomelino reside in Los Angeles with their current family of four children between 10 and 16 years old. The two oldest, 18- and 21-year-old young men, are now living on their own. Hovind works as an adjunct instructor in the college's media arts department.
By Brittany Levine, | February 20, 2014
The front desk at Roslin Art Gallery used to be where Seeroon Yeretzian would sketch fantastical drawings of peacocks, serpents and colorful flora that, with a mix of oils and gold foil, took on an illuminated, glow-in-the-dark quality. VIDEO: Artist Seeroon Yeretzian painting "Heavenly Peacocks" But now, the Glendale artist sits at that same desk, mostly motionless, unable to draw. Her muscles have been frozen by a degenerative disease. “It's terrible. My hands are gone,” Yeretzian said, using her eyes to select each letter of her sentence on a computer screen that repeats her selections verbally, giving her a digital voice.
By Marissa Gluck | February 15, 2014
When Samad Firdosy bought the two-bedroom, one-bath home in La Crescenta in 2005, it was a fairly conventional single-story ranch house - with one difference. The house was nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and bordered in back by a 6-acre watershed owned by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District. But it failed to take advantage of its rustic landscape and mountain views. Firdosy says he purchased the house intending to add more space but just couldn't visualize how. So the Jet Propulsion Lab materials engineer called a friend - Ali Jeevanjee of LOC Architects in downtown L.A. - to design an addition for him. Jeevanjee had grown up with him and done a renovation for Firdosy's parents, the Los Angeles Times reports . The La Crescenta property had little backyard space, and there was a protected oak tree in front - chopping it down would have required city approval.
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