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By Joyce Rudolph | April 26, 2008
A garden with a natural stream and an English Tudor home featuring portions of a 17th century church are just a couple of highlights of the second home and garden tour this Sunday benefiting Verdugo Mental Health. The 2008 Gardens of Glendale and Beyond will offer a self-guided tour of five gardens and one home, with proceeds going to the center’s mental health programs, said Susan Eyraud, director of services and admissions at Verdugo Mental Health. The homes are in Glendale, La Crescenta and Los Angeles.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 7, 2014
Daily High students gained approval from the Glendale school board this week to build a garden that will grow fruit trees and vegetables to sell to school officials and fuel the school's bistro program. Among the students who pitched the idea to board members was Francisco Valdivia, who said he wasn't concerned with environmental issues when he enrolled at the school. “When I first got here, I didn't really care about the environment, to be honest, coming from a teenager. I learned I was wrong, and that we should really be…taking care of the Earth because it is our home,” he said.
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August 20, 2004
Darleene Barrientos A nearby sun-dappled picnic bench cooled by a refreshing breeze beckoned, but Jessica Aldana ignored the sweaty hair falling into her eyes and continued hacking away at a stubborn root. Jessica, 15, and several members of Hoover High School's Summer Peace Institute were busy Wednesday removing tree roots from the southwest corner of the William B. Murphy classroom garden. The gardens have grown out nicely, but Jessica believes preparing the dirt for the plants is the hardest part.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 12, 2014
La Crescenta resident Jim Luna has done a lot during the past 40 years to maintain his sprawling garden of vegetable plants and fruit trees, but he's seldom had to buy seeds. Instead of going to the store, he lets some of his crops do it themselves, allowing them to grow to the point that their seeds are strong enough to be used for more planting. That is, literally going to seed. PHOTOS: Jim Luna's garden of vegetable plants and fruit trees  The 64-year-old retiree's latest batch of garlic cloves descended from a seed that grew eight years ago. “People seem to think you have to go down to the store and pay $3.75 for seeds.
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By Jason Wells | January 19, 2009
A dozen volunteers toiled over a barren dirt lot Saturday on Monterey Road to prepare it for what will soon be Glendale’s first community-run garden. There are other neighborhood gardens in Glendale, but the 11,000-square-foot lot at 870 Monterey Road will be the first to be organized by a nonprofit organization and operated under a co-op comprising its gardeners. Volunteers with the Los Angeles International Church of Christ and Coalition for a Green Glendale, the nonprofit in charge of the site, worked to clear the ground of rocks and chunks of asphalt Saturday in one of the final days of dirt grading before crews start building the infrastructure required to support a large-scale community garden.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ruth Longoria | April 4, 2008
The garden outside Eric and Elisa Callow’s Lloyd Wright home is awash in colors befitting the beginning brush strokes of a Monet landscape. Bright orange, green, red and purple dapple the back yard of the 2/3 acre lot along La Cañada’s Journey’s End Drive, which the couple has turned into a beautiful yet quiet haven of peace and solitude.   But the family isn’t keeping its lovingly cared for gardens to itself. On April 12 and 13, the Callows’ native plant garden will be one of 38 Los Angeles area home gardens featured in the 5th annual Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour.
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By Jason Wells | December 3, 2008
CITY HALL — Coalition for a Green Glendale, on a 4-1 vote, got approval for its first community-run garden Tuesday, and without even asking for it, seeds were sown for a second site nearby on the Verdugo Wash. The garden site approved Tuesday will be at 870 Monterey Road, on a vacant city-owned, P-shaped lot near the corner with Cordova Avenue that can accommodate up to 40 raised plots for organic produce farming. Unlike two other public gardening sites at Palmer and Verdugo parks, the 11,000-square-foot Monterey garden will be the first in Glendale to be independently run with bylaws and a lease agreement with gardeners, all under the administration of a local nonprofit, Coalition for a Green Glendale.
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Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 30, 2011
This year's Rose Parade will include a brotherly duo unlike any other - one is an astronaut and the other a rose expert, and both will greet onlookers from the fifth float in the Tournament of Roses. Rex Walheim, 49, has five space walks under his belt and has journeyed to low earth orbit three times on space shuttle Atlantis - including its final run in July. (He once joked on Twitter: “I don't fly in space often, but when I do, I only fly on Atlantis.”) Lance Walheim, 59, oversees a 17-acre citrus farm outside of Visalia, and when he's not tending to his blood oranges and mandarins, he's writing books on how to grow roses.
NEWS
September 26, 2002
Gary Moskowitz When she looks back on her junior year in high school, 16-year-old Joyslin Poe-Jones will remember what she learned while helping create the school's "friendship garden" this summer. At a special awards luncheon Wednesday at Clancy's Crab Broiler, the Glendale Host Lions Club honored Joyslin and three other members of Hoover High School's Spirit Council for helping to create the garden. "I had to find peace within myself," Joyslin said when asked what the hardest part of working on the garden was. "I like the fact that we are a diverse school with a lot of different people."
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August 8, 2003
Darleene Barrientos The Glendale Police Officers' Assn.'s Cops for Kids program will soon have a physical presence at Hoover High School after officials donated money for a bench in the school's unity garden. With a $700 check in hand, Glendale Police bunco/forgery Sgt. Todd Stokes said Wednesday that Cops For Kids wanted to help with the new section of the garden by giving money to buy a bench. "Our motivation is to add our piece of help to your garden," Stokes said as about 15 Hoover High students listened.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 27, 2014
The developer of the North Central Avenue Apartments project and the Glendale City Council swapped small slivers of land on Tuesday so work could proceed on the housing complex as well as the expansion of the adjacent Doran Gardens park. The council voted 5-0 to trade a 146-square-foot section of an alley on Columbus Avenue for an equivalent-sized section of land from Carmel Partners that abuts the park, located at 327 W. Doran St. Michael Fortney, a senior housing project manager with the city, said the vote was just an "administrative cleanup," but it adds to the existing plans to expand Doran Gardens Mini-Park by 12,897 square feet.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 12, 2014
La Crescenta resident Jim Luna has done a lot during the past 40 years to maintain his sprawling garden of vegetable plants and fruit trees, but he's seldom had to buy seeds. Instead of going to the store, he lets some of his crops do it themselves, allowing them to grow to the point that their seeds are strong enough to be used for more planting. That is, literally going to seed. PHOTOS: Jim Luna's garden of vegetable plants and fruit trees  The 64-year-old retiree's latest batch of garlic cloves descended from a seed that grew eight years ago. “People seem to think you have to go down to the store and pay $3.75 for seeds.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 7, 2014
Daily High students gained approval from the Glendale school board this week to build a garden that will grow fruit trees and vegetables to sell to school officials and fuel the school's bistro program. Among the students who pitched the idea to board members was Francisco Valdivia, who said he wasn't concerned with environmental issues when he enrolled at the school. “When I first got here, I didn't really care about the environment, to be honest, coming from a teenager. I learned I was wrong, and that we should really be…taking care of the Earth because it is our home,” he said.
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January 25, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Satruday, Jan. 25, 2014. The National Weather Service expects temperatures for today in the Glendale area to see a high around 76 and a low of 48. We're rounding up the top news headlines in your region: A federal jury on Friday found that two Los Angeles police officers did not use excessive force when they arrested Brian Mulligan , 54, a La Cañada Flintridge resident and one-time bank and...
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 3, 2014
A Glendale police patrol car was found abandoned early Friday in Garden Grove after it was stolen from the Orange County Sheriff's training academy, officials said. A Garden Grove police officer heard a bulletin about the missing patrol car and spotted it at 5:30 a.m. in the residential neighborhood of Sungrove Street and Aspenwood Lane - roughly nine miles away from the academy in Tustin, according to the Garden Grove police spokesman Lt. Ben Stauffer. But the patrol car was only discovered stolen after a caller notified authorities that a Glendale police vehicle was spotted about 1:30 a.m. driving erratically on the freeway, Tustin police Lt. John Strain said.
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October 31, 2013
I want to support letter writer Joe Zuazua (“Glendale to become another Bell,” Oct. 25), who doesn't like leaf blowers. An article in The Times a while ago discussed the economics of the gardening business. Gardeners work long hours in a marginal business and they rely on these obnoxious devices to save time. However, the hidden costs are paid by everyone else in the community: excessive noise, toxic, oily exhaust fumes and toxic dust. Compared with four-stroke automobile or lawn-mower engines, their two-stroke engines produce vastly more pollution: About half the gasoline they consume is expelled unburned.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 13, 2013
Penalty-kick situations didn't occur during the regular season for the Glendale High boys' soccer team. The Nitros encountered their first test Wednesday afternoon in the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs. Glendale passed the examination with a 0-0 (4-3) wild-card win against host Garden Grove Pacifica. Glendale (7-10-1) will meet top-seeded El Rancho in a first-round road match scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday. “It's something that's all mental,” said Glendale first-year Coach Artur Aghasyan, who saw Avo Haroutunian end the suspense with a goal that just eluded Pacifica goalkeeper Scott Dutton's fingertips inside the right post.
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August 17, 2012
Nearly six months after heralding the success of morphing two plots of land into blooming community gardens, a local group has gained a third site to make it happen again. The City Council this week approved allowing an unused piece of public land along the Ventura (134) Freeway to be transformed into a garden, operated under the banner of Monterey Road Eco-Community Gardens. “It feels great. There's a lot of demand,” said Alek Bartrosouf, chairman of the group's steering committee.
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By Katherine Yamada | August 4, 2012
Longtime residents of Chevy Chase Canyon still recall the Christmas season when Ruby Barnett decorated the service station at the corner of Chevy Chase and Linda Vista drives with Santa Claus and his reindeer. Shortly after, Barnett, who was said to be very artistic and clever, was inspired to form a garden club open to all of the women living in the canyon. As a result of her inspiration, the Chevy Chase Estates Garden Club began in 1947. At first, about 30 members gathered monthly for doughnuts and coffee at residents' homes; it became a place to talk and hear neighborhood news.
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July 19, 2012
Aram Hadadian and his wife couldn't believe it when they found out they'd be moving to a new affordable housing development in South Glendale. “The economy was bad, everything was bad, we didn't have hope we were going to get a home,” he said at the grand opening of Doran Gardens on Thursday morning. “Fortunately we made it,” said Hadadian, a computer technician who currently lives in a Glendale apartment. He and his wife snagged one the of 57 craftsman-style units, bordered by a 1/3 acre park, available for first-time homebuyers with moderate incomes.
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