June 19, 2003
Well, folks, the City Council just passed a "welcome to the burglar" ordinance in Glendale. It seems the city wants to darken their way, making it easier for [burglars] to perform their work. After all, they have to make a living, too! This ordinance is outrageous! I always thought that if I caused a problem to my neighbor, he or she would tell me and we could work it out together without restrictions that may put me in jail. I leave a porch light on and a light on in my dark, secluded backyard at night -- I don't like burglars.
July 26, 2002
Tim Willert If it's Thursday, Carmen Garcia can be found selling flowers on Brand Boulevard in front of Java City. As for the rest of the week, you'll need a road map to pin her down. Garcia, who works for a Thousand Oaks wholesaler, shares sidewalk space with other Glendale Farmers' Market vendors moving everything from pistachios and soap to dog biscuits and oranges. "I really like selling flowers," she said. "It's better than working with fruits and vegetable because I don't get messy."
June 5, 2009
Hundreds showed up for this week?s Music in the Park, but none could sit still for long. The concert music series, which got underway on Memorial Day, resumed at its normal time, 6 p.m. Sunday, with local country band The All American Wranglers. Lead vocalist and guitarist Todd Fariss quipped that the band?s motto should be ?We keep you moving,? and the audience lived up to the challenge, with young and old alike dancing for the full two-hour performance. At one point, Fariss walked out into the audience and got the crowd moving with a sound that comprised ?
November 25, 2000
Not to beat this drum too loudly -- or too often -- but the idea of South Glendale getting another neighborhood park is a good one. This time out it's Elk Mini-Park, proposed for the corner of Elk Avenue and Everett Street. The park, four years in the planning stages, took a big step toward becoming reality when the city bought two lots with small homes at Elk and Everett. Those homes would be demolished to make room for the playground, picnic area, benches and open space needed for the new park.
December 12, 2003
Charles Rich She's suffered from a possible bout with bronchitis for about a week. La Canada High girls' soccer player Mackenzie Paxton was absent from school until she returned to class Thursday. But her effort on the soccer field wasn't too shabby and provided the Spartans with a much-needed breath of fresh air. Paxton scored three consecutive goals in the second half Thursday to lead the Spartans to a 4-1 nonleague victory against host Glendale.
May 6, 2000
Alecia Foster GLENDALE -- Sarkis Sarkissian stepped outside his family's restaurant on Glenoaks Boulevard in the late hours of April 29 for some fresh air. A few moments later, he was joined by his father, Sebooh, who gave him "five" and sat down next to him. "We clasped hands for a couple of seconds," Sarkis remembered. At that moment, the 17-year-old said he felt like everything was going well for his family -- they were a strong unit, their chain of Anoush Family Restaurants were doing well and they were having a house built high in the Verdugo Mountains overlooking Glendale.
March 16, 2001
Linda LaZar Growing up in a beach city in San Diego County was a lot of fun. At the slightest whim, my friends and I would jump on our bikes and peddle to the harbor, then hang out on the docks looking for starfish and crabs, feeding the sea gulls and browsing inside the harbor surf shops. There's something magical about surf shops. There is an element of clean adventure, being one with nature and the sea, and fresh air and sandy swimsuits. In my case, I enjoyed the illusion of surfing, since I surfed only once in my life.
April 26, 2010
GLENDALE — While serving in the Vietnam War, Glendale resident Gary Griffith saw his best friend die in a fiery plane crash. More than 40 years later, Griffith has found a way to help him move past that painful memory. For the past 2 1/2 years, he has visited holistic health center Wellness Works, where he has tried acupuncture and meditation. “I jokingly call it my place of Zen,” he said. “I can come here to decompress.” Griffith and his wife were among several dozen people who visited the center Saturday for a free clinic dedicated to military veterans and their families.
December 30, 2008
Shopping trip may not be necessary There has been previous commentary in the Glendale News-Press about shopping in Glendale (“Americana could use an amendment,” Mailbag, Dec. 24). Whether it is the crowds, Black Friday or pre- and after-Christmas shopping, it is hectic to shop at the malls. Some people are not finding what they are looking for and perhaps are not too happy with having to pay for parking after not finding the right products, such as when shopping at the Americana.
April 10, 2008
Regarding “Council appears ready to snuff smoking,” March 27: All smoking is a drag, and all the righteous indignation about smokers’ self-inflicted addiction has me gasping for some fresh air — a different way to elevate the discussion. Were I a teacher again, I would love to give this conflict as a class assignment: What would John Stuart Mill say about Glendale’s ordinances to control smoking? What would Thomas Paine say about our wickedness and vices?