June 9, 2006
Was it that long ago when we held their timid little hands and helped them take that first step that would eventually lead us to let go? We dressed them in new clothes, fixed them a snack, tied their shoes, helped them blow their nose and off they went to kindergarten and their first days of school. We had no idea that these very children would someday define this town. I see them every day, dressed in a garb with signs that define their brashness. They're the 'High School Seniors' from the La Cañada schools: Flintridge Prep, Saint Francis, LCHS, Sacred Heart, Pinewood Academy, Renaissance Academy and Hillside School.
April 15, 2002
Gary Moskowitz LA CRESCENTA -- The Crescenta Valley High School Orchestra was awarded a gold rating and won first place in the Heritage Music Competition Saturday in San Francisco. The gold award has earned the ensemble an invitation to perform in Chicago the next school year. Thirty groups from 12 schools participated in the competition. Crescenta Valley High sent 114 students to Saturday's competition. The Falcon Jazz Band earned second-place honors and a silver award.
June 21, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- In just two years, Oscar Rodriguez has conquered the world. Rodriguez, an officer for Glendale Police for 11 years, won the gold medal in his boxing weight class last week in the 2001 World Police and Fire Games. He hadn't even taken up boxing until 1999, although he had been an avid fan since growing up in rural New Mexico. "My dad told me a long time ago that if you want to do something, just do it," Rodriguez, 34, said Wednesday afternoon in the boxing gym at Roosevelt Middle School, where he trained.
November 5, 2005
After capturing gold by coming in as "the first to adopt Christianity" and "the first in the 20th century to be subject to a systematic genocide," Armenians have long been overdue for another gold medal. Attaining silver in the category of literacy (99% rate), behind the Finns, Norwegians and the Danes (100%) has not satiated their innate desire for winning something. Recent attempts at striking gold in such categories as "the most oppressed people in history," "first to have raised the curtain of Communism," or the "gaudiest houses on the hills" have failed.
August 30, 2004
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Two Olympic gold medalists -- including one of the best American women's basketball players -- could trace their roots to the local area. Diana Taurasi and Stacey Nuveman aren't exactly local products -- they call Chino and La Verne their hometowns -- but they do have area ties. Taurasi was born in Glendale on June 11, 1982, and Nuveman was born in La Canada Flintridge on April 26, 1978. More than 20 years later, Taurasi and Nuveman will return to California with gold medals draped around their necks.
December 3, 2004
The CCY Dragons hosted the 19th annual Dragon Invitational Swim Meet at the El Monte Aquatic Center on Nov. 13 -14. With 114 boys and girls competing, the Dragons came in a close second to a much larger San Pedro team and showed their mettle against teams from 12 YMCA club swimming programs. Standouts among many excellent swimmers were 13-year-old Yumi So, who won all of her events with personal best times in five of them, Harrison Thai, 9, with five firsts and a second, all personal bests, Ashley Min, 16, with five firsts and five personal bests, Vinh Doan with four firsts and three personal bests, Jason Kim with seven firsts and five personal bests, and Alex Park, 15, five first places and five personal bests.
January 21, 2005
Since 1861, 3,459 individuals have received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Of the 770 Nobel Laureates, 112 received the Nobel Peace Prize. And nearly 36,000 individual and team Olympic medals have been awarded since 1932. Through a priceless exhibit of more than 300 hand-crafted medals on loan from recipients and artists of the American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA), Forest Lawn Museum introduces medallic art to Los Angeles. The medals, on exhibit beginning Jan. 22, are rare in their artistry, detail and beauty and serve as art pieces expressing thoughts about life.
July 13, 2004
The Dae-Myung Academy -- which is located in Glendale -- sent nine students to the 24th annual United States Tae Kwon Do Junior Olympic Nationals in Atlanta on June 30, and returned home with its hands full of gold. Roma Pasamba, a 15-year-old Hoover High student, won gold medals in the forms and sparring competitions for the second consecutive year. Pasamba recently completed her sophomore year. Francis Pasamba -- the younger sister of Roma -- also won gold medals in both events.
February 9, 2007
The CCY Dragon Swim Team took first place Pacific Regional Championship swim meet January 27 and 28. Alex Park , 17, went home with gold medals in all five of his events. Eight-year-old Summer Otazu and Yvette Kim , 6, were golden girls taking first place in all of their events. Tricia Dobson and Michelle Du once gain dominated the girls 13+ division with Du taking first in the 200 IM, 200 free and 100 fly. Dobson went for the gold in the 100 and 200 back and 100 free.
August 4, 2005
Force brings home gold in annual games Officers from the Glendale Police Department came home victorious after participating in the 2005 Western States Police and Fire Games. Almost 40 Glendale participants competed in events in the five day tournament that took place in Reno, Nev., from July 25 to 30. Winners included: the Glendale-Burbank open softball team, gold medal; Glendale Officer Dan Hulben and Sgt. Dave Buckley, team bronze medal in golf; retiree Terry Jones, bronze medal in individual golf; retirees Jon Harrison and Jerry Stolze, team gold medal in golf; Harrison, gold medal in individual golf; Glendale Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez, silver medal in boxing; Glendale Sgt. Randy Osborne, gold and silver medal in track and field.