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June 12, 2004
Darleene Barrientos As the nation's 40th president was being flown to Southern California to his final resting place Friday, residents at a local Flag Day ceremony honored him with a moment of silence. Throughout the week, much has been said about Ronald Reagan, the man called the great communicator and who was fondly nicknamed "Gipper." "But the central theme of this week of eulogies is the enormous optimism and faith with which he conducted his affairs," event speaker Mike Velazquez said.
NEWS
By Stephanie Park | June 17, 2006
"I'm not known for keeping secrets," said Dale Lopez, as she sat on the opposite side of room from her husband, Roy, at the 16th annual flag day luncheon and patriotic awards, hiding. "It's been so hard." In a surprise presentation kept from him by his wife, Roy Lopez was given the Patriot of the Year award from the Kiwanis Club Friday for his work with the Veterans Memorial in Glendale. Roy Lopez has volunteered many hours working on the Glendale veterans' memorial, which just added a fifth wall of names.
NEWS
June 14, 2000
Judy Seckler Mark Keppel Elementary School kindergarten teachers gave their students a taste of America through an art project made of paper-link chains. When it was all assembled, 59 students had their version of Old Glory proudly displayed in the kindergarten wing of the school. Each child learned what the stars stood for and how many stripes had to be counted in celebration of Flag Day. Flag Day commemorates the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.
NEWS
June 8, 2001
Tim Willert MONTROSE -- After 35 years, Vito Cannella continues to fight on behalf of Old Glory. In 1966, Cannella helped Montrose businessman Bill Bailey collect enough signatures to get a national resolution passed recognizing Flag Week. "We were upset at the time because the kids were burning the flag," Cannella recalled Tuesday. "We decided to do something about it." Today, the 72-year-old Montrose resident is still upset because he believes Flag Week doesn't get the recognition it deserves.
NEWS
June 14, 2002
INDEX Around Town, A6 Classifieds, A9-10 Community Forum, A2 La Crescenta/ La Canada Flintridge, A5 Religion, A4 Sports, A7-8 WEATHER Morning clouds. High near 82. Published by Times Community News, a division of The Los Angeles Times. Printed in part on recycled paper. Patriotism from plastic The 16 kindergarten students in Toniann Perry's class at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School made their own American flag with red, white and blue plastic cups Thursday in preparation for today's Flag Day celebration.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | June 13, 2008
The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors on Tuesday saluted Montrose?s Vito Cannella for his efforts 42 years ago in helping to create National Flag Week. Cannella, a former barber and Montrose postmaster, worked with the late Bill Bailey to set up the week-long celebration in 1966. With the help of Congressman H. Allen Smith, the celebration was ordered by a proclamation signed by President Lyndon Johnson. Flag Day on June 14 commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
NEWS
June 11, 2004
'Daily Decisions' is service topic GLENDALE -- "Daily Decisions" will be the topic of the Rev. Marilyn Jensen-Johnson at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Religious Science Church of Glendale. The congregation meets at the YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Ave., Glendale. Meditation begins at 9:30 a.m. "Discovery," a class for anyone interested in learning more about religious science, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 244-1404. 'The Rainbow Express' musical debuts GLENDALE --The Schola Cantorum of Salem Lutheran Church and School present "The Rainbow Express," a musical about God's promise to Noah, at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church and School at 1211 N. Brand Blvd.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | April 10, 2009
Vito Canella, a longtime Montrose community leader and county commissioner, was honored by the Los Angeles County board of supervisors Tuesday for his volunteer work in the county. Canella, the former postmaster of Montrose, was saluted for his 24 years on the Sybil Brand Institute commission on inspections. The commission yearly inspects each county jail or lockup, probation facility and group home administered by the county. Having served 28 years on the county human relations commission, Canella said he is retiring from the Sybil Brand commission to spend more time with his wife.
NEWS
June 14, 2004
Gary Moskowitz There's a story behind the weathered, slightly torn American flag that hangs outside Vito Cannella's Montrose barbershop. For those who know Cannella, he's a local legend who helped a Montrose businessman named Bill Bailey collect enough signatures in 1966 to get a national resolution passed recognizing the week of June 14 as Flag Week. For those who might not know Cannella's history, he's the witty, opinionated barber who can carry on full conversations while still giving a clean, precise haircut.
NEWS
June 23, 2001
Today, Thursday the 14th of June, was Flag Day. Well, if you live in Glendale, that is a farce. In the 1200-1300 blocks of my street, there were exactly two flags flying -- mine and one other -- that show how "American" the city of Glendale is. When I take my dog for a walk and some of my newer neighbors drive up and get out of their cars, they don't have the decency or Americanism to say "hello" or return the...
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NEWS
July 5, 2011
Recently, there was an interesting confluence of stories in the paper. Though probably unintended, a story about the new future tenants at Burbank's the Pointe office building (“KCET, DC Comics move in to area, June 25) was followed the next day by a dining review of the Clean Street Food truck (“Simple, fresh food from a truck,” June 26). First of all, I'd like to express how refreshing it is to see a food truck reviewed, as they have become incredibly prevalent over the last couple of years, and many have excellent servings that deserve more attention.
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NEWS
July 1, 2011
June 14 was Flag Day. I put my flag out early, as I do every day. In driving from North Glendale to downtown, I counted the number of flags displayed on homes, mainly on residential streets. I counted seven. What is wrong with people? Don’t they know that we live in the greatest country in the world and everyone should display our flag, particularly on Flag Day? Thanks to the city for displaying the flag on light posts. On July 4th, I would like to see a flag displayed on every home.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | April 10, 2009
Vito Canella, a longtime Montrose community leader and county commissioner, was honored by the Los Angeles County board of supervisors Tuesday for his volunteer work in the county. Canella, the former postmaster of Montrose, was saluted for his 24 years on the Sybil Brand Institute commission on inspections. The commission yearly inspects each county jail or lockup, probation facility and group home administered by the county. Having served 28 years on the county human relations commission, Canella said he is retiring from the Sybil Brand commission to spend more time with his wife.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | June 13, 2008
The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors on Tuesday saluted Montrose?s Vito Cannella for his efforts 42 years ago in helping to create National Flag Week. Cannella, a former barber and Montrose postmaster, worked with the late Bill Bailey to set up the week-long celebration in 1966. With the help of Congressman H. Allen Smith, the celebration was ordered by a proclamation signed by President Lyndon Johnson. Flag Day on June 14 commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | June 22, 2007
Flag Day was remembered at Crescenta Valley High School with a flag retirement ceremony. Close to 70 flags were honorably retired by the JROTC at the CVHS softball field. When the United States flag becomes worn, torn or faded, it should be retired with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation's flag, said Lt. Col. David Worley, mentor of the JROTC program at the high school. JROTC members solemnly cut the blue star background from the first tattered flag, then laid it on top of the bonfire that had been prepared earlier.
NEWS
By Erica Liu | June 16, 2007
Celebrating patriotism was the order of the day at the 17th annual Flag Day luncheon, held by the Kiwanis Club and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce on Friday. The luncheon honored patriotic individuals of the community and paid tribute to the American flag. Among the honorees was Vito Cannella, a commissioner for the county of Los Angeles and owner of Vito's Barbershop on Ocean View Boulevard in Montrose. Cannella received the 2007 Patriot of the Year award for his service to the community and for the successful petitioning of the U.S. government for a national Flag Week.
FEATURES
By Steve Monroe | June 21, 2006
Since Memorial Day, the Glendale News-Press has run letters from veterans, including those who did not attend the Memorial Day Services in Montrose, but seemed to be authorities on what occurred at the service or what they thought would occur ("Article missed mark on Memorial Day," May 30, and "Recent ceremonies belie day's meaning," June 3). They each claimed to be an expert on Frank Roberts, who created the Memorial Day service, and was caretaker for the memorial for some 30 years.
NEWS
By Stephanie Park | June 17, 2006
"I'm not known for keeping secrets," said Dale Lopez, as she sat on the opposite side of room from her husband, Roy, at the 16th annual flag day luncheon and patriotic awards, hiding. "It's been so hard." In a surprise presentation kept from him by his wife, Roy Lopez was given the Patriot of the Year award from the Kiwanis Club Friday for his work with the Veterans Memorial in Glendale. Roy Lopez has volunteered many hours working on the Glendale veterans' memorial, which just added a fifth wall of names.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | October 28, 2005
LA CRESCENTA -- About 30 flags lay on a non-descript table at the end of the football field at Crescenta Valley High School on Thursday. They were folded in traditional triangles but they were tattered, dingy, threadbare. Lt. Col. David Worley, who teaches the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, spoke to 100 cadets and 100 students about the flag retirement ceremony they were about to witness. "We have an old friend here who has fulfilled her duty to our country," Worley said of one of the flags.
NEWS
June 18, 2005
Jackson Bell When his son died fighting in Iraq, Don Karol got a new understanding of what the American flag stands for. Karol, a United States Coast Guard reserve captain, described his son's sacrifice to an audience of prominent community members Friday at the 15th annual Flag Day luncheon, sponsored by the Citizenship and Patriotism Committee of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Glendale....
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