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March 8, 2003
Darleene Barrientos LOS ANGELES -- A 20-year police veteran told jurors Friday that he sent gifts to a probationary officer and asked her out while he was her supervisor -- the latest revelation in a seemingly endless stream of head-turning testimony in the Glendale Police Department's sexual-harassment trial. Under questioning from plaintiffs' lawyer Brad Gage, Sgt. Mark Hansen said he bought Officer Katie Frieders flowers, sent messages to the communications device in her patrol car, signed cards to her that read "Love, Mark," and paid a service to serenade Frieders with the song, "Unforgettable."
By: Andrew Edwards | August 8, 2005
A new flower shop has opened in the same Corona del Mar location where a longtime florist once did business. For more than two decades, the corner of East Coast Highway and Jasmine Avenue was home to Joe Porto's Flowerman shop. In June, Porto closed Flowerman, clearing the way for a new floral venture, KW Creative Designs. The new store is owned by Mark Kimmel and Robert Wood. At their shop, customers can still buy flowers, but they can also shop for jewelry and art objects such as colorful blown glass.
May 9, 2005
Jackson Bell Dina Olson went so gaga over the hundreds of geraniums for sale Sunday at Descanso Gardens, she had her husband fetch more money from a nearby ATM. The couple drove up from Whittier to scope out the hundreds of varieties at the International Geranium Society-sponsored Mother's Day show and sale at the La Canada Flintridge park. "We're crazy about them," said Olson, who bought more than 20 geraniums. "I love their varieties and colors, and especially the new ones I haven't seen."
February 11, 2002
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- While visions of red roses and chocolates dance in women's heads early Thursday morning, employees at Glendale Flower Mart will be up before 5 a.m. creating Valentine's Day arrangements for the desperate men expected to call all day. "Everybody waits until the last minute," said Morrie Fiss, manager of the Glenoaks Boulevard mart. "That day is just a crazy day. It's just a big rush." To face the rush, the flower mart will have eight additional employees and 10 additional drivers for the day. The store will also be open later, until 9:30 or 10 p.m. "We'll get guys who come in here later in the day," Fiss said.
May 1, 2003
The good spring rains have given us one of the best Verdugo Hills' wildflower displays that I have seen. Orange monkey flower clinging to the roadside rocks, white popcorn flower dusting the open areas, three varieties of phacelia ranging from pale lavender to lush purple, lavender-flowered black sage everywhere and at least three species of purple/blue lupine are all found along the roads to the top and along the crest...
February 16, 2007
Contending that there is more to a bouquet of cut flowers than its ability to beautify a room, author Amy Stewart has investigated the ins and outs of the extraordinary business of flowers. She is expected to "tell all" at Descanso Gardens from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8. In her new book, Flower Confidential?The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers, Stewart focuses on what has been gained and lost in the quest for the perfect flower. In her slide-illustrated program at Descanso she will explain how to make cut flowers last longer, how to grow them organically and how to plant crops to bloom near a certain time.
By Max Zimbert | September 4, 2009
Morrie Fiss, manager of Glendale Flower Mart, has been a media darling lately. Reporters from London and Germany have swung by his flower store asking for interviews and insider tips about Forest Lawn Memorial Park across the street on South Glendale Avenue. The cemetery is now the final resting place for Michael Jackson and could become a pilgrimage of sorts for fans of one of the greatest pop stars of all time. And so if location is everything, Glendale Flower Mart is poised to see big business.
By Anthony Kim | November 14, 2006
Fourth-graders Raffi Terteryan and Rodrick Karamkhodian huddled attentively around a flower tray and a blue-and-gold flower pot after lunch on Monday. "I can't even see it," said Raffi, the student council vice president. Rodrick had just come over to aid his friend. "Here, I'll help," Rodrick said. "I'll push it up and you grab it." Student council members at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School teamed up to plant flowers as part of a school beautification project.
By Ryan Vaillancourt | February 11, 2008
Kaye Hartman?s roses are a rich scarlet, and they never wilt. They produce a sweet scent, more like sugar and vanilla than floral essence. They?re silky to the touch, but if held in sweaty hands, they?ll melt. That?s because Hartman?s flowers aren?t really flowers at all. They?re hand-crafted plant replicas, made with an edible, clay-like product called gumpaste and sold to wedding cake makers and brides across the country. ?Surprisingly, it?s a pretty big industry,?
By Arin Mikailian, | March 19, 2014
The Flowering Tree, a Montrose fixture for religious books and gifts for nearly 60 years, is facing closure unless a new owner steps into the picture soon. Christine Stafford bought the Honolulu Avenue business in February 1991. Back then, it was a family-run shop since the 1950s called Bellamy's that mainly focused on selling Catholic literature. Shortly after making an abrupt career change from medical radiology, Stafford started stocking more books from other branches of Christianity as well as Judaism and eastern religions.
February 18, 2014
Elpida Peters, a long time resident of Glendale, passed away on February 12, 2014. Services will be held Friday, February 21 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles. Interment at Forest Lawn Glendale. A memorial service will be held February 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Church of the Flowers at Forest Lawn Glendale. In her honor, and in lieu of flowers, donations to St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral would be appreciated.
October 25, 2013
A thief reportedly stole about $900 from a Glendale flower shop after placing a bogus order for flowers to distract employees, police said. At 8:52 p.m., the alleged thief entered Garden Flowers in the 1500 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard and placed an order for a flower arrangement, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said. As the employees arranged a bouquet of flowers for him in the back of the shop, he reportedly walked around the front counter, opened the cash register and stole the cash inside.
August 20, 2013
Thieves caused roughly $1,650 in damage Saturday while burglarizing a flower shop in Montrose, police said. At about 9 a.m., owners of the Glendale Flower and Gift Shop in the 3400 block of Ocean View Boulevard discovered the front glass door was smashed and $25 had been stolen from the cash register, according to Glendale police. The cash register had been forced open and the store's electricity turned off, police said. No one has been arrested in connection to the burglary.
May 3, 2013
Jean Lucille Szoke passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on April 25, 2013. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She is survived by son, Bob (Sally), daughter, Marian Childress (Bud), grandson, Mike (Michelle), granddaughter, Wendy, great-grandchildren, Evan, Haley and Jenna, and siblings Helen, Lois and Jim. A celebration of her life will be held on May 4 at 2 P.M. in Burbank. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Palliative Care Dept.
By Daniel Siegal, | February 21, 2013
Technicolor Inc. plans to close down its Flower Street facility in Glendale and lay off 50 employees by March 28, less than two years after opening the location, according to a recent state filing. Plans for the layoffs and closure, filed with the California Employment Development Department, will shutter the 40,000-square-foot lab where the company moved roughly 100 film-processing jobs in July 2011. Technicolor opened the facility after closing a North Hollywood location earlier in 2011.
February 1, 2013
Gayle Ann MoschenRoss passed on Jan. 24, 2013 in Burbank, CA. Born on April 24, 1941 in Chicago. She is survived by her husband James MoschenRoss. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Providence St. Joseph Foundation in Burbank, California.
By Brittany Levine, | December 26, 2012
Thousands of roses, gerberas and irises have yet to go on Glendale's Tournament of Roses Parade float, but for several weeks, hundreds of volunteers have been carefully applying dry materials such as spices, seeds and bark on the 35-foot-long craft. The flowers won't go on until a few days before the annual parade in Pasadena, but before then there's still much to do, said Councilman Dave Weaver, who also organizes the float's decoration. “There's a whole kit and caboodle that will have to go on,” he said, adding that hundreds of students - from Glendale to Alhambra - have helped on the project so far. Glendale's floats have had a tough run in recent years.
November 30, 2012
Recent resident of Redlands, and former long-term resident of La Canada Flintridge, Donald Mumper died in his sleep on Saturday, November 24, at his residence in Yucaipa. Donald was born in 1927, in Akron, Ohio. He grew up in Akron, Ohio, joined the Merchant Marines at age 17, and then upon turning 18, joined the US Navy, serving during WW2 aboard the USS Columbus, where he was part of the shakedown cruise. During his tour of duty, Donald toured Japan, China, and Hawaii, as he proudly served his country.
November 26, 2012
Beloved mother of Cheryl Gubser Nelson and David Gubser. Grandmother of Christina Fritz and Michael Nelson. Great-grandmother of Jonathon Fritz. Also survived by her sister, Patricia Misner. No flowers please. A donation to the American Red Cross is appreciated. No services pending at this time.
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