February 16, 2009
GLENDALE — Forecasters predicted that a heavy storm today will bring 2 to 5 inches of rain in the foothills, with the possibility of thunderstorms and hail. The National Weather Service on Sunday issued three weather warnings including a flash-flood watch from 10 p.m. Sunday through this afternoon, a wind advisory from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and a winter storm watch for the foothills, mountains and the city until tonight, said Bill Hoffer, a weather service spokesman. “It’s a rather fast-moving system,” he said.
October 10, 2002
Glendale Community College will celebrate the eighth anniversary of its monthly swap meet/flea market at a special event later this month. The anniversary will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 in the college's upper parking lot at the corner of Mountain Street and the Glendale (2) Freeway. The college is at 1500 N. Verdugo Road. The event will include two raffles at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The swap meet/flea market will include more than 70,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, vintage clothing, furniture, dolls, books, hand-crafted items, tools and musical instruments, among other things.
September 16, 2005
Flea market planned to help victims of Bluebird landslide Village Laguna will host a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 15 to raise funds for the Bluebird Canyon slide victims. All proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit Laguna Resource and Relief Center, which has been collecting funds for Bluebird residents affected by the slide. The flea market will be held in the parking lot of the Neighborhood Congregational Church on Glenneyre Street at St. Ann's (opposite the Women's Club)
April 27, 2012
I was very unpleasantly surprised on Saturday morning when I drove down Briggs to see the Crafts and Collectibles Market setting up. It looked like someone's poorly organized flea market - quite an eyesore in an area that has been polishing its image of late. My teenage son's comment was, “Is this a garage sale?” Definitely not the kind of image that I think La Crescenta has been trying to project. Either this needs to be drastically improved or discontinued permanently.
October 18, 2003
Head Start chairman visits Glendale SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Ron Herndon, the board chairman of the National Head Start Assn., spoke to about 200 local and area Head Start employees Friday at the Pacific Community Center in Glendale. The Altadena-based Center for Community & Family Services Inc. Head Start hosted the event, which was a celebration of Head Start Awareness Month. Head Start is a federally funded program that serves children from low-income families in Altadena, Glendale and Pasadena.
July 21, 2010
Do you ever wonder how a carpet business that remained on Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta for 27 years turned into a store for pet grooming run by the same owner? Here's the scoop. When Violet Hovsepian's husband decided to leave carpets behind, Hovsepian decided to follow her passion for dogs and cats. One year ago, she started Pampered Poochez in the same location with her sister-in-law Lala Maranjyan . The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted an open house at the pet grooming store on Saturday.
November 7, 2002
Woman runs onto 134 Freeway SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- A North Hollywood woman was injured after she ran onto the Ventura (134) Freeway and then drove her car into the center divider. The incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday. The driver of a flatbed truck reported that the 35-year-old woman ran in front of him in the westbound lanes of the freeway near the junction with the Glendale (2) Freeway, CHP officials said. He stopped his truck, but then watched the woman get into a Ford Ranger and drive straight across all lanes of traffic and into the center divider.
April 17, 2004
Historical group presents home-restoration tips LA CRESCENTA -- The Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley will host a home-restoration presentation for the public titled "Working With Your Old House," at 7 p.m. Monday. Topics covered will include architecture basics, local examples of architectural styles, what makes good architecture and maximizing the value of an old home through remodeling, renovation and basic maintenance. The free presentation is at the Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. For more information, call 957-2968.
October 11, 2001
After reading the letters complaining about whether the Family Festival has been canceled, I started to think about my own shopping habits in Montrose. What I realized is that I really don't go to Montrose to shop anymore on Thursdays. The reason is pretty obvious. After 2 or 3 p.m., it is too hard to park, and I have more important things to accomplish than to hunt for parking spaces. What really gets me about these people who write in to say that the town will just die if the market is changed, or hopefully moved, is that they keep pretending the issue is the stores are closed by the time the festival starts.
March 14, 2013
On a sunny spring Sunday last year, I was walking throughout rows of sellers at a flea market with my boyfriend when I heard a voice call out to him. "Has she been good today?" the male voice said. "Why don't you come over and buy her something nice?" It was a seller, trying his hardest to peddle the items in his treasure trove on a slow day. We both let out a laugh and walked away. It was an insignificant statement, an attempt to lure us over to buy something, a conversation-starter.