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January 17, 2012
Ten members of the Hoover High School class of 1937 gathered at the La Cañada Flintridge home of classmate Tom French. The group of friends meets for lunch every three months at a Glendale restaurant. Except for two of the friends who are 93, the rest are 92. All but one continue to drive and all are active in community organizations, travel, present-day politics and hot topics and family life. They often reminisce about the “good old days.” Among their accomplishments, French designed his home around two native oak trees and plays piano by ear. Philip Rush is a retired Navy Captain and visitors come from Washington, D.C. each year.
April 3, 2003
Why am I sad the Marketplace location of Linens 'N' Things is closing? I fear I will lose a sense of community, a gathering spot similar to the parks and squares of a small town. Yes, customers are being directed to the Burbank and future Pasadena stores. But it won't be the same. As the Glendale store is facing closure this month, there is a run on its merchandise, which is 75% off. The regulars and I gather for its 11 a.m. opening. A young employee reads us the rules, which have become increasingly stern: "No pushing, no shoving, no bags.
By Melanie Hicken | March 21, 2011
LA CRESCENTA — More than a century after the inception of Arbor Day, elected officials and community members gathered at Two Strike Park on Saturday to celebrate the planting of trees. “With all this cosmic chaos going on around us, we’re going to plant some trees,” said the Rev. Paige Eaves of United Methodist Church, who delivered the invocation for the Crescenta Valley Annual Arbor Day Ceremony. From the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan and civil unrest in Libya, the “oddly normal act” of planting trees served as an act of faith and hope for the future, Eaves said.
July 15, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum An inaccuracy in President George W. Bush's State of the Union address brought the nation's focus to its intelligence gathering, and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) wants to make sure that such a mistake does not happen again. In the House of Representatives Rules Committee on Monday, Schiff proposed an amendment to the State Department Reauthorization Act, calling for an investigation into the intelligence gathering that led up to the State of the Union address.
March 21, 2011
Paul Croxton Delzell Age 80, died at home following a courageous battle with cancer. Paul’s family and friends will deeply miss him. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday, March 23 rd from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 12355 Moorpark St., Studio City, CA 818-769-5911. Please call 800-597-1169 for additional information.
December 22, 2008
Damon’s to host holiday gathering With many companies reporting weaker-than-expected profits this year, some businesses have either drawn down or canceled their annual holiday parties. Enter Damon’s Steak House, the downtown Glendale restaurant at 317 N. Brand Blvd., which plans to host a holiday gathering this year for workers from economically affected companies. The Monday night gathering starts at 8:30 p.m. and is $20 per person, which includes appetizers and entertainment.
May 25, 2000
Jody Kussin On May 5, a nice man-child, full of hope and promise, was killed while waiting to go from school to work. He was killed by other children, two not yet of even legal driving age. These killers were so full of rage that they were able to kill up close and personal. Most kids who kill use guns. That way, there is a distance between the killer and the victim. The killers, interviewed later, often say things like, "well, I just felt numb and totally disconnected."
By Melanie Hicken | June 21, 2010
W hen Wendy Reategui and Jim Forrester attended Roosevelt Junior High School in Glendale more than 20 years ago, they were voted "most likely to end up on a desert island together" in the school's yearbook. When the couple got married years later in a 1999 ceremony in Pasadena, many of the hundreds in attendance were former classmates from Roosevelt Junior High, Glendale High School and other Glendale schools. On Sunday, the couple gathered with several dozen of those childhood friends and their children for a barbecue and friendly softball game in honor of Father's Day. "I've been in Glendale my whole life," said Oliver James, whose friends call him "Ollie."
January 15, 2002
When Jeff Lushbaugh ran for a Glendale City Council seat back in 1999, I was pretty tough on him. I thought he had almost as little knowledge of the city itself as he had of the top issues, and wrote back then, "He makes me grumpy." Now Lushbaugh's unique name is back in the news, albeit in news that's followed only by a handful of legal specialists and activists in 1st Amendment issues. Lushbaugh scored 209 votes in 1999, 10 votes ahead of the last-place finisher in a pack of 13. In a recent decision from the California State Court of Appeal, Second District, Lushbaugh came in last in his case against Home Depot.
By Edna Karinski | January 31, 2012
There is no denying that hearts of all kinds take the lead in February, so families of Verdugo Woodlands Elementary will surely want to take part in the third annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Feb. 12 at the Dads Club, 1728 Cañada Blvd. Janet Lazier, blood drive chairwoman, asks parents to check the school's online Thursday folder to download appointment cards. “Just fill out the appointment cards and turn them in to your child's teacher,” she says. Potential donors may choose between three shifts.
By Tiffany Kelly, | October 28, 2013
Early on Saturday morning, Alen Gharibian put on a helmet and stood over his bicycle, ready to go on a ride over a trail in Glendale. He was in the company of more than 100 neighbors and family friends, all of whom supported a cause initiated by a local teenager: giving bicycles to children in orphanages. “I definitely want to help them out in any way that I can,” Gharibian, 43, said. “It's a great cause. I wish all kids would think like him.” Sebouh Bazikian, a senior at St. Francis High School, raised money to deliver 43 new bicycles to children at the Macha Orphanage in Kenya in August after hearing that students had to travel an hour on foot to get to school.
By Daniel Siegal, | October 14, 2013
The city's farmers market has enough money to operate through the end of next year, now that Glendale officials have authorized $20,000 to continue its operation, but a management change for the market may be on the horizon. The market brings a collection of vendors who sell fresh fruit, vegetables and other produce to a stretch of Brand Boulevard from Wilson Avenue to Broadway each Thursday. The decision was made on Tuesday in a 5-0 vote by City Council members in their role as the city's Successor Agency, which handles the obligations of the city's redevelopment agency.
By Brittany Levine, | October 2, 2013
Jim Davidson, 92, broke into tears Wednesday afternoon as roughly 100 protesters marched around him in an attempt to save his home, a senior-care facility in La Crescenta, from closure.  “We all expected to live there until we died. We didn't want to move,” Davidson said, sitting on his walker next to four others also facing eviction from Twelve Oaks Lodge.  PHOTOS: Protest against's closing of Twelve Oaks Lodge The closure, which is set for Nov. 1, will displace 50 seniors.
By Brittany Levine, and By Brittany Levine, | September 8, 2013
The sound of bouncing basketballs and squeaking sneakers echoed through the gym at the Pacific Community Center as Joshua Palpallatoc made his way from one end of the basketball court to the other. During the summer the 16-year-old played basketball at the indoor court three times a week, but on Saturday, Palpallatoc was there to participate in free drills as the city of Glendale celebrated the 10th anniversary of the community center. "The courts are better than playing outside.
By Veronica Rocha, | June 29, 2013
For 17-year-old Joslyn Castillo, nothing was quite as tasty as Nana's Salvadorian rice and bean dish and sweet fried plantains. Nana, 65, spent hours in the kitchen, happily cooking meals for Joslyn and her family. But six years ago, Nana's joy of cooking slowly diminished as she gradually began to lose her memory and struggle with dementia. Those days of savoring Nana's dishes have been reduced to distant memories for Joslyn. "She couldn't even remember her recipes," Joslyn said.
By Brittany Levine, | June 14, 2013
For at least half the roughly 25 people who showed up to a community meeting Thursday night on proposed electricity rate increases, it wasn't just the thought of ballooning bills that had them fuming, it was how the meeting was run. For starters, there was a police officer standing in the back of the room - not exactly a welcoming environment for dissent, they said. And when residents wanted to ask questions, officials requested they do so in small groups broken up by topic - diluting the reach of contrary opinions, critics claimed.
By Brittany Levine, | March 8, 2013
Several City Council candidates railed against spending on low-income housing in Glendale at a candidate forum Thursday night, specifically pointing to the high costs of a Habitat for Humanity project completed last year. Some candidates compared the cost of the five-unit Habitat for Humanity project at 624 Geneva Street to that of a Ritz Carlton or Buckingham Palace, while longtime City Hall critic Mike Mohill said the city shouldn't even be in the business of building affordable housing.
By Veronica Rocha, | January 31, 2013
Glendale police and fire officials received more than $850,000 in U.S. Department of Homeland Security grants this week for intelligence-gathering equipment and search-and-rescue training. Enhancements to video equipment on police helicopters, upgrades to night-vision capabilities, new police protective wear and equipment for the city's regional training center at Scholl Canyon are some of the projects that will be funded through grants, Police Capt. Ray Edey said. The funding will also pay for license plate camera recognition systems to be installed on two patrol vehicles and for new cameras along the rail systems in the San Fernando Road corridor, he said.
November 1, 2012
Glendale Sunrise Rotary gathered more than 2,000 garments for its 12th annual Coats for Kids program, organizers announced Thursday. The Rotarians gathered the garments from donation boxes at several locations and handed them over to the Southern California Cleaners Assn. for cleaning before distributing them on Saturday to needy children at the Salvation Army in Glendale. “The need for the clothes is definitely needed in this community,” Ray Rangwala, a Glendale Sunrise Rotary member who has organized the event for year, said in a statement.
By Jason Wells and Mark Kellam, Times Community News | September 27, 2012
A coalition of local and state officials gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to urge regional transportation officials to ditch a controversial proposal to build an underground tunnel extending the Long Beach (710) Freeway to Pasadena. Calling the tunnel option “flawed” and outdated, mayors and city council members from cities that would be impacted by the project blasted the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for continuing to study the 4.5-mile tunnel, which would connect the 710 with the Foothill (210)
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