August 31, 2005
PETUNIA AND HERCULES Petunia (pictured), a 4-month-old grey and white female, and her brown tabby brother, Hercules, were lucky to have been rescued and home-raised by their caregiver and her family. These sweet and friendly siblings are some of the many cats born in backyards around the county, causing the feral cat population to grow. The Community Animal Network is a community-supported animal organization linking people and pets through community action.
September 15, 2011
Amid increasing enrollment and state budget cuts, UC tuition hikes are on the table, A BC7 reported . UC undergraduate students currently pay approximately $12,000 for basic tuition. Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, tuition under the proposed plan could get as high as $22,000, which doesn't account for room, board or campus fees. The bees-knees of Silver Lake Russell Bates and Amy Seidenwurm took it up the hobby of chemical-free beekeeping in their Silver Lake backyard, Laist.com reported.
September 3, 2002
Re: Letters, including Elizabeth Duvall's exasperated "Stop venting and roll up your sleeves" (Aug. 28) and Carol Soudah's diplomatic "It's possible to fight humans, love animals" (Aug. 30), which comment on the work of activists Chrissi Fernandez and Maral Tejirian. Both Fernandez and Duvall are passionate and dedicated, and both types have important roles to play in animal welfare. As the animal shelter and the current Glendale Humane Society issues continue to challenge the city, which justifiably needs to start fresh re: both organizations, it's vital to avoid shooting the messenger, such as Fernandez and others frustrated by the past and current facility's inadequacies and neglect, while acknowledging the selfless, compassionate volunteers.
September 12, 2002
I would like to respond to the Sept. 5 commentary, "GHS, PETCO resume beneficial partnership." It doesn't surprise me to have read the society's version of the PETCO fiasco. To date, individuals associated with this organization have not been truthful. I'd like to set the record straight and share the real "facts" with the community. Prior to July 27, I initiated a phone call to Chrissi Fernandez. I called her to state that I wanted to collect signatures the following weekend on a petition that we had been circulating around the community, to adopt the TNR (Trap, Neuter & Return)
August 13, 2003
Not so long ago as I like to think, I took a job selling newspaper subscriptions door to door. I'd never tried my hand at sales before, but the job required no experience and fit perfectly around my school hours. Besides, I explained to my horrified friends, selling the newspaper might prove to be a back door into actually writing for a paper. I told this last part to my new sales crew boss, Sherwood, and he's probably still laughing about it today.
October 4, 2002
Karen S. Kim It's been called the Ritz-Carlton of animal shelters, even the Club Med of humane societies, but for the stray and lost animals of Glendale, it's now simply called home. The Pasadena Humane Society has opened its doors to the city of Glendale, having accepted a $201,873 interim contract to provide animal-control services for local residents. In addition to its 350 volunteers and 58 employees, the Pasadena Humane Society's 1.5-acre facility is available for all of Glendale's animal-control needs.
September 3, 2002
Regarding Liz Duvall's letter about having the Glendale Humane Society hire Chrissi Fernandez: I don't think I would go that far. Since Chrissi and her supporters say that they have the best interest of the animals at heart, why don't they help instead of thwarting the efforts of Glendale Humane Society to adopt out the animals, i.e., turning PETCO against us. Also, if they were to volunteer and be foster parents to...
October 18, 2004
Mark R. Madler With the portrait of one of its founders calmly looking on, the La Crescenta Woman's Club Juniors celebrated its 75th anniversary of giving back to the community. Amid the displays on various club projects and entertainment by dancers, singers and musicians, Sunday's anniversary gathering also allowed for old friends to see each other again. "You get a lot of lasting friendships here," club president Debbie Taylor said. The anniversary party took place in the clubhouse of the La Crescenta Woman's Club, the organization that sponsors the 16-member juniors club.
April 7, 2006
The National Pork Board has dubbed Hernando De Soto "the father of the American Pork Industry." De Soto landed in Tampa Bay, Fla. with 13 pigs in 1539. Three years later, the pork population had grown to a herd of 700. Cortez brought hogs to New Mexico in 1600 and Sir Walter Raleigh sailed sows into Jamestown Colony in 1607. Some of the early American porcine settlers ran away from their owners and established their own colonies, foraging on the land. Dutch settlers on Manhattan island had to build a wall to protect themselves against herds of marauding feral pigs, descendants of the first hog colonists.
January 6, 2006
The La Crescenta Juniors took time out of the holiday schedules to deliver baskets to the local fire departments. Dawna Berger and Marilyn Wright delivered baskets to Station #19 on Foothill off the 2 freeway, #28 on New York, #29 in Montrose, and station #63 on Ramsdell. The baskets had all kinds of goodies for the fireman to share. The Juniors feel that the fire departments in our local area are not recognized enough for all their hard work, especially in light of the recent fires that almost hit the Crescenta Valley.