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January 15, 2012
An event called “Winter Wonderland” descended Saturday on central Glendale, bringing with it games, rides and even some trucked-in snow for local families. The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA organized the fun-filled weekend at St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church in effort to raise funds for its social service, disaster relief, youth and after-school programs, which are offered to local residents and international groups. Children at the event got to take dives onto two large snow slides and ride a Ferris wheel amid live music and international dance performances.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ruth Sowby | March 13, 2012
More than 300 members and guests of the Oakmont League were transported to Paris with its accompanying food, fashions and fortune. The Sheraton Universal Hotel was sumptuously decorated for “Springtime in Paris” at the League's annual fundraiser on March 6. A reception, raffle and boutique - all with a distinctly Parisian flair - began the day at 10 a.m. A favorite raffle prize was “Couture!” made up of a Carlisle silver tip fox collar, straight from the showrooms of Paris, along with a roomy handbag in pewter - the current “in” color.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | April 1, 2014
The La Crescenta Woman's Club coordinated an afternoon of fashion with an emphasis on high heels for its annual fundraiser “Step into Spring” held in mid-March. The clubhouse walls were decorated with multicolored cut-outs of a woman's most cherished accessory. Guests perused silent-auction items during the social hour before sitting down to a scrumptious lunch by Ruth's Catering. President Carol Huntwork welcomed members and guests to the main fundraiser of the year that supports community programs, such as high school scholarships, the Firehouse Youth program that provides tutoring and counseling for local teens and Saddles for Soldiers, an equestrian therapy program that helps returning military members cope with disabilities.
THE818NOW
April 23, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown will headline a cast of top state Democrats at a Sacramento fundraiser Monday for embattled incumbent Rep. Howard Berman. Berman (D-Valley Village) is facing an expensive and increasingly nasty race against fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman. The two were placed in the same congressional district under new maps drawn by an independent citizen's panel last year. In addition to Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Council President Herb Wesson, Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles)
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 28, 2013
Porto's Bakery will host a fundraiser next week to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people and left millions displaced in the Philippines. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the bakery will set aside 20% from sales of regular-sized cheese rolls to donate to the American Red Cross, said Betty Porto, vice president of community relations. "The magnitude of the disaster there, it's such a horrible thing," Porto said, adding that the Filipino community is a large part of the bakery's clientele.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | February 15, 2006
Glenoaks Elementary students cap off fundraiser with hula-hoop-a-thon.About 600 Glenoaks Elementary School students, and some of the faculty, tried to hula-hoop all at the same time. But they were hardly doing it in unison. Some swung the plastic tubes around their necks, others around other appendages. Some just couldn't seem to get any swinging going at all, which was in stark contrast to the song "Let's Twist Again," which was blaring from jumbo speakers. The second Glenoaks Hula-Hoop-A-Thon was the culmination of a fundraiser to benefit the Cooley's Anemia Foundation.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | February 26, 2013
Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services will benefit from the fundraiser Dinners From The Heart tonight and Thursday. Several local restaurants are participating, and the event raises funds for Hathaway-Sycamores' therapeutic and other support services for children and families struggling with mental-health issues and other challenges. Dinners range from $75 to $175 per person and include a bottle of wine for each party of two. A list of restaurants is available at tinyurl.com/aueoxef, and make a reservation by contacting Andrea Sica at (626)
NEWS
February 22, 2012
The family of Drew Ferraro - the 15-year-old who jumped to his death at Crescenta Valley High School Feb. 10 - has planned a fundraiser to benefit anti-bullying efforts. The campaign, “Drew's Voice,” will use proceeds from the event to fund anti-bullying efforts, awareness and prevention programs locally and across the U.S., according to an announcement from organizers. Authorities have cited a note Drew addressed to family and friends in determining that bullying was not a factor in the suicide, but in an interview with KCBS-TV, his parents cited personal journal entries that revealed the sophomore was the target of harassment at school, including name-calling and pushing, and that it might have been a factor in his death.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 8, 2014
Police will be serving up lunch to patrons who visit California Pizza Kitchen today in an effort to raise funds for a local Special Olympics chapter. Patrons who want to participate in the annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser must present a flier between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the restaurant, 101 N. Brand Blvd. The restaurant will donate 20% of every order to the Special Olympics Tri-Valley region, which provides a year-round sports program - which includes basketball, aquatics and track and field - for athletes in Glendale, Burbank, Agoura, Calabasas and other communities.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 14, 2013
Library officials were blown away when workers started removing the “popcorn” coating from the ceiling of the Brand Library & Art Center. Below the coating, they found whimsical images painted on the ceiling sometime around 1905. There were cherubs, dragons, griffins, roses, a pair of peacock look-a-likes and chardonnay grapes. But the beautifully designed ceiling was crumbling as the city worked on the $9.5 million renovation of the library. “It was very fragile. You could almost breathe it in,” said Carolyn Flemming, facilities and building project administrator at the Glendale Central Library.
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NEWS
April 16, 2014
Valley View Vaulters, a local nonprofit equestrian club, will host an all-day fundraiser on Tuesday at Cordon's Smokehouse & Grill, 2931 Honolulu Ave. At the event, 10% of all receipts for the day will go toward benefiting the organization, which teaches the art of gymnastics on horseback. For more information, call (818) 957-0309. -- Join producer John Newcombe for a free screening of his documentary, “The Trails of La Cañada Flintridge,” at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.
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NEWS
April 9, 2014
The La Crescenta Woman's Club will host an event featuring a potato bake and Bunco at 6 p.m. on Friday at its clubhouse at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. Baked potatoes will be served with all the trimmings as part of a scholarship fundraiser for local students. Dinner costs $10 and Bunco, a dice game, is also $10, or pay $17 to enjoy both. There will be door and cash prizes for Bunco winners. For reservations and more information, call (818) 424-9177. -- The Crescenta Valley Town Council and the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly cleanup of the La Crescenta Avenue off-ramp along the Foothill (210)
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 8, 2014
Police will be serving up lunch to patrons who visit California Pizza Kitchen today in an effort to raise funds for a local Special Olympics chapter. Patrons who want to participate in the annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser must present a flier between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the restaurant, 101 N. Brand Blvd. The restaurant will donate 20% of every order to the Special Olympics Tri-Valley region, which provides a year-round sports program - which includes basketball, aquatics and track and field - for athletes in Glendale, Burbank, Agoura, Calabasas and other communities.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | April 1, 2014
The La Crescenta Woman's Club coordinated an afternoon of fashion with an emphasis on high heels for its annual fundraiser “Step into Spring” held in mid-March. The clubhouse walls were decorated with multicolored cut-outs of a woman's most cherished accessory. Guests perused silent-auction items during the social hour before sitting down to a scrumptious lunch by Ruth's Catering. President Carol Huntwork welcomed members and guests to the main fundraiser of the year that supports community programs, such as high school scholarships, the Firehouse Youth program that provides tutoring and counseling for local teens and Saddles for Soldiers, an equestrian therapy program that helps returning military members cope with disabilities.
NEWS
By Ruth Sowby | March 5, 2014
"She could be the unholy love child of Ricky Ricardo and Charo. " That's how Glendale City Manager Scott Ochoa described the Glendale Latino Assn.'s 2014 Woman of the Year Mercy Velazquez , past president of the organization. Dubious birthright aside, this dynamo has recently been seen about town in her capacity as chief executive of the Arturo Sandoval Institute. More awards were given as dozens of Glendale VIPs including a smattering of Glendale's finest turned out for the association's Community Awards and Installation Luncheon.
NEWS
By Ruth Sowby and By Ruth Sowby | February 18, 2014
It was standing room only for the Arturo Sandoval Benefit Concert, "Save the Music," at the Alex Theatre. Besides being a 10-time Grammy Award winner, Arturo Sandoval is known internationally as a premier jazz trumpeter and Dizzy Gillespie protégé. Last Saturday, Glendale jazz fans had a chance to see their idol up close and personal. Sandoval's dry wit and impressive lung capacity also charmed those not familiar with the jazz great. For the first half of the show, a youth band of more than 20 students, primarily from Glendale schools, performed.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | January 7, 2014
Porto's had a fundraiser to send aid to the Philippines ravaged by a typhoon in November and raised a total of $10,000 from sales of baked cheese rolls at three stores - Glendale, Burbank and Downey, said Betty Porto, vice president of community relations. It was a group effort, she added. Employees came in early to make cheese rolls and more than 60,000 were sold. Proceeds went to the Red Cross to help the Philippines. The cheese roll was chosen as the best product to sell for the fundraiser because it is the No. 1 item purchased by the store's Filipino customers, Porto said.
COMMUNITY
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | December 19, 2013
Giuseppe's Pizzeria in Montrose took home the taster's choice award from a recent meatball-tasting competition that was a fundraiser for the city's Tournament of Roses Parade float featuring an animatronic likeness of Meatball, the famed Glendale bear. “Our recipes and our food is something we take a very great deal of pride in,” said Ole Olson, Giusseppe's general manager, as he received a commendation on behalf of the restaurant during a City Council meeting this week. “We very much appreciate this and we're honored,” Olson said.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 28, 2013
Porto's Bakery will host a fundraiser next week to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people and left millions displaced in the Philippines. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the bakery will set aside 20% from sales of regular-sized cheese rolls to donate to the American Red Cross, said Betty Porto, vice president of community relations. "The magnitude of the disaster there, it's such a horrible thing," Porto said, adding that the Filipino community is a large part of the bakery's clientele.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 24, 2013
When Hasmik Fenerdjian heard there was going to be a meatball-tasting competition to raise money for Glendale's 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade float featuring an animatronic likeness of Meatball the Glendale bear, she knew she had to bring her meatball-loving niece to the Saturday affair. Her niece, 9-year-old Shakeh Bogosyan, was surprised by the more than 1,000 meatballs spanning across several tables manned by local restaurants at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. PHOTOS: Fundraiser for Glendale's 'Meatball' Rose Parade float   Although Shakeh liked many of the Italian delicacies on display, her favorite was the Angus beef meatball in traditional sauce from George's Cucina because it reminded her of her great-aunt's cooking.
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