June 11, 2013
I wholeheartedly commend the Glendale News-Press for its June 1 editorial regarding the need for Glendale Unified School District to appoint a new principal at Crescenta Valley High School “who will embrace and nurture all students, including CV High's lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual community.” The departing principal, Dr. Michele Doll, has clearly not demonstrated this and in looking at CV High's website, there is no link for reporting bullying...
May 31, 2013
Glendale Unified has given final approval to the design of a new aquatic center at Glendale High School that features a pool three times the size of the current facility and that will accommodate hundreds of visitors. The Glendale Unified school board approved the design last week, with plans to break ground on the $11-million project in about a year. At 54 meters by 25 yards, the new pool will accommodate teams from all three of the district's main high schools and allow for three water polo practices to occur at once, or two swim meets at the same time.
May 8, 2013
Beth Coplin an 89 year resident of the La Cañada/Glendale area, passed away Friday April 26th in the presence of family from cancer. She was born in Chanute, Kansas on January 24, 1919 to Roy and Helen Hunt, She was their third of five children. In 1924 her family moved to Glendale where she attended RD White Elementary School and graduated from Glendale High School. Beth was involved in Jobs Daughters and served as Honor Queen of Bethel 19. She remained active in Jobs Daughters and served on the Guardian Council, was Bethel Guardian for 10 years, and served as State Grand Council Officer.
May 1, 2013
Betty Dale Bratton, 94, of Monarch Beach, California, passed away at her home, on April 14, 2013, surrounded by loving family. Betty was born on February 13, 1919, in Glendale, California, to Roland and Ruth Thume. Betty graduated from Glendale High School and from Glendale Junior College. She worked for several years as a dental assistant. Betty married William Edward Bratton, on May 30, 1942, at the Church of the Angels, in Pasadena. Bill preceded her in death in 2008. Married 65 years, Betty and Bill provided constant examples of commitment, love, and generosity to their family and countless others.
April 26, 2013
If you are the parent of a current high school student, you will spend about $250,000 to raise that child to the age of 18, give or take a few thousand depending on family resources, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With prom season imminent, it might be time to increase the budget. The average American family will shell out $1,139 for the big dance in 2013, a 5% increase compared to last year, according to a survey released Wednesday by Visa Inc. If that strikes you as an eye-popping sum, hopefully you don't live in New York or Connecticut.
April 23, 2013
I read with some skepticism of Zareh Sinanyan's change of heart in the matter of the disparaging YouTube comments he had made a few years ago ( Zareh Sinanyan admits racist remarks, expresses regret ,” Ron Kaye, April 21). I am glad he finally came clean, but it is hard to forget his cowardly and juvenile behavior during the election - not admitting yet not denying, turning around to his supporters during a City Council meeting and telling them, about Laura Friedman, that “she is lying.” I also am an Armenian.
April 20, 2013
Several events commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian genocide will be held in Glendale over the next several days. The genocide resulted in the murder of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks from 1915 to 1918. The main local event of the week will be a city-sponsored Armenian genocide commemoration ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. The 90-minute event will feature several traditional Armenian dance and musical performances by local students.
April 19, 2013
GLENDALE - Behind a solid pitching performance and a potent offense, the Hoover High baseball team prevailed over cross-town rival Glendale High on Friday afternoon. Tornadoes starting pitcher and captain Orlando Marin threw six strong innings, allowing three hits and three walks. The senior also proved instrumental at the plate, going two for three with two runs batted in to lead Hoover to a 6-3 victory over the Nitros at Glendale High. PHOTOS: Glendale High School vs. Hoover High School baseball Marin picked up his second win of the season and led the Tornadoes to their fourth, including three of the last four.
April 17, 2013
Rose Margaret McBride was born in Grand Junction, Colorado, the second of three daughters of father James Guyn McBride and mother Ruth Burnham McBride. Though her given name was Rose, she was always called Margaret, as her Aunt Rose McBride, her namesake, was very much a part of the family. Margaret grew up on the high desert in eastern Utah, where her father was the proprietor of the Cisco Mercantile Company. He ran the General Store and managed the stock scales in Cisco, Utah, a stop on the Denver and Rio Grande railroad.
April 8, 2013
Glendale firefighters successfully defended their basketball championship title on Sunday, outscoring police 58-33. A three-point shot from the Glendale Fire Department at the buzzer ended the third annual Hoop Heroes Basketball Championship Game at Glendale High School, officials said. PHOTOS: Glendale Fire vs. Police charity basketball game The event also raised more than $5,000 for the Salvation Army's Zone Academy, according to event chairman Rick Dinger. The after-school program provides tutoring and improves literacy for students ages 8 to 14. More than 200 pounds of canned goods were also donated to the Salvation Army during the basketball game.