October 5, 2000
Judy Seckler SAN RAFAEL -- Students from kindergarten through eighth grade lined up Wednesday for one of the more popular school events of the year at Incarnation School. At the Blessing of the Animals, children brought whatever pets they owned, including cats, dogs, fish, turtles, hamsters, birds and guinea pigs. The ceremony conducted by Father Paul Hruby took about 15 to 20 minutes. The event was scheduled to coincide with the Feast of St. Francis.
July 15, 2005
Susie Fowler Kenny Over the past few weeks the News-Press has been covering a story in our community regarding the Salvation Army's Lord's Kitchen program, which for many years has provided their facility to a cooperative of area churches and faith-based organizations for purposes of providing a hot meal to those who are on our streets or otherwise in the worst of impoverished circumstances. With the Salvation Army's implementation of an ID-required policy, which it subsequently rescinded, and now the impending move of the Lord's Kitchen, there has been a flurry of comment about our -- the churches and the city's -- responsibility to those who are what we call "the homeless."
March 1, 2004
What about all the fish-killin', water-guzzlin' trees? This could be bigger than Godzilla! The shadowy villains cast their death rays on sidewalks and slither down drains to choke the living daylights out of the fish in the seas! And they take all our water with them! How long has this been going on? Let's ask Charlie Tuna. Remember Charlie Tuna? He was the expert on everything, except credibility. "Hey Charlie, what's up with fish-killin', water-guzzlin' trees?"
November 3, 2006
Last night family members and classmates stepped into a world under the sea, watching as 60 first-, second- and third-graders transformed into schools of fish in the Richardson D. White Elementary School's production of "Go Fish." "Go Fish," by Hal Leonard, is the musical story of a unique group of fish, including a seven-legged octopus, a tuna that can't carry a tune and a blowfish with allergies, who meet a tiger shark who wants to be their friend. The moral in the end is, it's nice to be different.
October 13, 2004
A Glendale resident pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of importing a fish that could be harmful to domestic animals, as part of a plea agreement, an official from the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Sung Chul "Daniel" Rhee was arrested in May for importing and selling snakehead fish, which are dangerous because they hunt other fish and have no natural predators. The snakeheads are considered delicacies in Korean culture, and authorities believe Rhee sold more than $23,000 worth of snakeheads in 2002 and 2003.
December 8, 2004
When Christie Crahan's first-grade class at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School succeeded in signing up for Glendale Public Library cards for each of its 19 students, the class was sent to the principal's office. But it's not what you think. The kids weren't being punished. Instead, Principal Janet Buhl treated them to a reading of "Finding Nemo: The Best Dad in the Sea," with help from her own cast of characters in the principal's aquarium -- an orange and white-striped clown fish, like the book's characters Nemo and Marlin, a blue damsel fish, like Marlin's friend Dory, a shrimp, like the character Jacques and a chocolate chip starfish, like the character Chocolate Chip.
December 13, 1999
Claudia Peschiutta WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? Some wishes are a little easier to fulfill than others. Pilar Dizon, 5, was a little shy about talking to Santa Claus at the city's 15th annual tree lighting ceremony Monday even though she knew exactly what she wanted. "A fish that is slippery and he jumps when you put him on the ground," she said. "It's my favorite toy." Strange as it may sound, Dizon assured the reporter that she did not mean a live fish and that there is such a toy. WAITING FOR SANTA Sometimes it's Santa Claus that needs to be kept under wraps.
October 23, 2000
The Glendale Community College Alumni Assn. will hold its annual open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in The Oaks restaurant in the Los Robles Building on campus. It is an opportunity to learn about the changes on campus, including construction projects, and find out about the activities of the alumni association. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested and may be made calling 240-1000, ext. 5446. EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT FISH "Everything You Wanted to Know About Fish But Were Afraid to Ask," will be presented on Tuesday as part of the Science Lecture Series.
August 30, 2008
?The Rocker? is a tidy little redemption comedy that starts slowly but eventually builds into a very funny film with more than a few laugh-out-loud moments. Although this production is a bit reminiscent of ?School of Rock,? a big hit for Jack Black a few years ago, ?The Rocker? offers a fresh look at a high school rock band theme and what just might happen if the breaks go the right way. Rainn Wilson, known currently for his role as the oddball Dwight in the TV sitcom hit ?The Office?
August 9, 2000
Mirjam Swanson GLENDALE -- For the past eight years, John Schachtner had been trying to catch a blue or black marlin. But to no avail -- at least not until July 27. So naturally, it was with that prospective catch in mind that Schachtner set off from shore in Billfighter that morning, the 31 Bertram boat owned by his family and used by the Hotel Palmas de Cortez during the October-through-March fishing season in...