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By Melanie Hicken | May 19, 2009
GLENDALE ? The projected $9.7-million budget deficit should only minimally affect the three city commissions that promote everything from art exhibits to women?s social issues since they already rely mostly on fundraising, city officials said. The Committee for a Clean & Beautiful Glendale, which promotes neighborhood quality-of-life issues, used to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in city funding, but in recent years has come to rely almost entirely on fundraising, said Sam Engel, neighborhood services administrator for the city.
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January 1, 2005
Robert Chacon A four-year fundraising campaign for St. Francis High School recently ended, bringing in more than $11 million for the all-male Catholic school. The school has already spent that money and an additional $2 million pulled from its reserve fund for improvements to the campus, including refurbished classrooms, new buildings and a parking structure, a new courtyard and upgraded athletic facilities on the 11-acre campus. Hundreds of people -- from parents of students to alumni to members of the community -- donated to the campaign.
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By JO ANN STUPAKIS | July 8, 2008
Even though school is out, you can continue to support Glendale Healthy Kids by participating in the group?s summer fundraising activities. The ??60s Revisited Concert? is at 6 p.m. Sunday at Brand Park, 1601 Mountain St., Glendale. This event is co-sponsored by Show of Support Productions and Glendale Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department. A $5 donation is suggested. In addition, ?Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd.
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By Jason Wells | November 20, 2008
CITY HALL — Elected officials will have to navigate a more complex landscape when it comes to charitable fundraising if a new ethics ordinance introduced Tuesday is adopted in time for the new year. With the backing of the majority of the City Council, the new regulations are expected to be approved next week and take effect 30 days later. When they do, all elected officials at City Hall will be required to follow a slew of new provisions meant to reduce the perception of “pay to play” fundraising for nonprofit organizations.
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By Melanie Hicken | November 13, 2009
GLENDALE — With demand for services jumping 200% in two years, Salvation Army Glendale officials said this year’s holiday fundraising season is more important than ever. The organization’s red kettles have been placed at dealerships along the Brand Boulevard of Cars and other locations in preparation for the fundraising campaign. “Our hope is this preseason will help us jump-start and have a really good kettle season,” said Capt. Rio Ray of Salvation Army Glendale.
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By Jason Wells | October 13, 2008
SOUTHWEST GLENDALE — On its surface, the 21st annual Wine and Roses fundraising event Sunday at Glendale Memorial Hospital appeared as it did last year and the year before. Black ties and shimmering gowns were to be the conduits for tens of thousands of dollars in donations to Glendale Memorial Health Foundation and, as in years past, donors were to dance and drink the night away during what has long been considered the ushering in of the fall season. But the recent economic free-fall, rising inflation and general financial worry across all income brackets has made this year of philanthropy anything but business as usual — and organizers Sunday were the first to admit it. “It’s all a matter of priority,” said Ernest Doud Jr., a member of the foundation’s board of directors.
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By By Ani Amirkhanian | February 2, 2006
La Cañada Flintridge resident's community service driven by teachings in the Torah.Roger Baar credits his Jewish faith for his community service and fundraising efforts at Temple Sinai in Glendale and beyond. "It's really the Torah that teaches you and requires you to be involved," the La Cañada Flintridge resident said. "If you just study it and never act on what it teaches you, it's not good enough." Baar, 51, serves on the board of directors as first vice president at Temple Sinai and is active in fundraising activities for the temple.
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By Jason Wells | February 3, 2009
CITY HALL — The first batch of fundraising reports filed for the April 7 election showed the City Council’s three incumbents with a significant advantage over their challengers as they head into the main stretch of the campaign. For the fundraising period that ended Dec. 31, Councilman Bob Yousefian had the most cash on hand with $70,938. His colleagues Ara Najarian and Frank Quintero claimed $70,341 and $58,785, respectively, for their reelection campaign accounts, according to statements filed at the city clerk’s office.
FEATURES
May 29, 2009
Last Friday, Linda Taix and members of her Extreme Boot Camp team visited Holy Redeemer School to help the school?s fundraising efforts and also to teach students about the importance of physical fitness. Taix and her team volunteered their services to turn Holy Redeemer?s campus into an obstacle course for the students to participate in team events and complete the course to the best of their ability. Students formed teams and competed against one another on various courses that included activities such as jumping hurdles, running sprints and climbing on bars.
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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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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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