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By Veronica Rocha | January 15, 2010
The first group of Southern California nurses will start making their way to Haiti on Saturday as part of a massive relief effort in response to a devastating magnitude-7.0 earthquake that hit the country Tuesday, officials said. Nurses from the Glendale-based California Nurses Assn. called hundreds of caregivers throughout the region Wednesday in an effort to recruit people to provide medical relief in Haiti, said nurse Jill Furillo, the organization?s Southern California director.
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By Zain Shauk | February 23, 2010
A local specialist is hoping to help a growing number of Haitian amputees by sending prostheses to the nation, which was devastated by a magnitude-7.0 earthquake last month. Spencer Doty, president of New Mexico-based Active Life, which was founded in Glendale, was spurred on by reports about Haitian amputees. Doty’s collection efforts will end Friday as he hopes to send a shipment of used prosthetics equipment to the shaken nation, he said. While the need for prostheses is expected to increase in Haiti as more amputations occur, parts for the devices are expensive, said Doty, whose organization specializes in prosthetics and orthotics.
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By Veronica Rocha | February 28, 2010
Celebrities came out in force Saturday to Glendale Harley Davidson to raise money for reconstruction efforts in Haiti. The rainy day drew fewer people than organizers anticipated to the Ride 4 Haiti event. Still, the wet weather didn’t damper riders’ goodwill. “Haiti just went through an earthquake, so a few drops of rain is not going to stop me from doing anything,” said Jimmy Jean-Louis, star of the TV show “Heroes.” “Don’t forget, right now we have people sleeping under the rain, so I can definitely ride for an hour in the rain.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | January 16, 2008
When it came to show business and politics, Jean Durand did both, and if he had the chance, he would do them again. The 76-year-old Glendale resident began his entertainment career in his native Haiti and traveled throughout the world, singing and performing in the theater. When he moved to the United States in 1955, Durand continued to pursue the arts. It wasn?t until he met his second wife, Joyce, that Durand decided to run for office in Los Angeles. At that time, he had called it quits with show business.
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By Jon Haber | December 1, 2010
Dr. Evelyn Wong of Glendale Adventist Medical Center said she is just an ordinary person, but her profession has given her the opportunity to do some extraordinary things. On Nov. 5, Wong was recognized for one of those opportunities, when she helped lead a group of doctors that provided medical relief to the people of Haiti following the country's catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake in January. The National Health Foundation honored Wong and her team with a 2010 Hospital Hero Award at a luncheon held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles during a yearly event hosted by Hospital Assn.
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By Michael Arvizu | March 27, 2010
With a big sigh, he begins. ?After the earthquake, I was utterly devastated and distraught.? Speaking to me by phone from his office in downtown Los Angeles was Andrew Devon Tashjian, a Mormon missionary who resides in La Cañada Flintridge. I had the opportunity to speak to Tashjian on Tuesday morning about his experiences working in Haiti on the heels of the monstrous earthquake that hit the impoverished nation in January. ?I didn?t know who had lost their home; I didn?
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By Gary Huerta | January 20, 2010
For the last few days, I had optimistically hoped the TV weather reports and Doppler radar were going to be wrong. I had turned a blind eye toward my leaky roof. I was even willing to pretend the mud sliding down the street wasn’t foreshadowing more ominous things on the horizon. But on Tuesday morning, when Al Roker showed up to do the “Today Show” weather report from our neighborhood, I came to terms with reality. Last week, he was covering the horrific events in Haiti.
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By Dan Kimber | January 21, 2010
Compassion and empathy are difficult things to teach children. They seem to be qualities that are more cultivated from within rather than imparted. The recent earthquake in Haiti — and the human suffering that followed and continues in its wake — has struck people around the world who are sensitive to the suffering of others, and I have asked my students what has gone through their minds while this has been playing out on our TV screens. Like their elders, their observations and emotions run the gamut, from the unfeeling to the genuinely affected.
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January 30, 2010
A nation of desperate and grieving people showed the fervency of their faith this past weekend. Haitians mourned an archbishop, prayed in an open-air revival and, later in the day, witnessed a miracle. But some have said that the fate that has befallen Haiti is the ire of God. Others, like Archbishop of Santo Domingo Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, “has firmly rejected the idea that the tragedy in Haiti was a punishment from God,” according to an article in Catholic News Agency.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | March 4, 2011
BURBANK — Sitting in the comfort of his Burbank medical office, orthopedic surgeon Stephan Yacoubian flipped through photographs of a far different environment. Ranging from snapshots of Haitian school children eagerly accepting candy to shots taken during surgical operations, the photos chronicle Yacoubian’s recent mission trip to Milot, Haiti with a team of 16 other medical professionals from across the U.S. “You really gain a lot of perspective,” said Yacoubian, who made the trip with Dr. Raymond Raven, one of his partners at Orthopedic Surgery Specialists in Burbank.
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By Jon Haber | December 1, 2010
Dr. Evelyn Wong of Glendale Adventist Medical Center said she is just an ordinary person, but her profession has given her the opportunity to do some extraordinary things. On Nov. 5, Wong was recognized for one of those opportunities, when she helped lead a group of doctors that provided medical relief to the people of Haiti following the country's catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake in January. The National Health Foundation honored Wong and her team with a 2010 Hospital Hero Award at a luncheon held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles during a yearly event hosted by Hospital Assn.
NEWS
By Michael Arvizu | March 27, 2010
With a big sigh, he begins. ?After the earthquake, I was utterly devastated and distraught.? Speaking to me by phone from his office in downtown Los Angeles was Andrew Devon Tashjian, a Mormon missionary who resides in La Cañada Flintridge. I had the opportunity to speak to Tashjian on Tuesday morning about his experiences working in Haiti on the heels of the monstrous earthquake that hit the impoverished nation in January. ?I didn?t know who had lost their home; I didn?
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By Veronica Rocha | February 28, 2010
Celebrities came out in force Saturday to Glendale Harley Davidson to raise money for reconstruction efforts in Haiti. The rainy day drew fewer people than organizers anticipated to the Ride 4 Haiti event. Still, the wet weather didn’t damper riders’ goodwill. “Haiti just went through an earthquake, so a few drops of rain is not going to stop me from doing anything,” said Jimmy Jean-Louis, star of the TV show “Heroes.” “Don’t forget, right now we have people sleeping under the rain, so I can definitely ride for an hour in the rain.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | February 23, 2010
A local specialist is hoping to help a growing number of Haitian amputees by sending prostheses to the nation, which was devastated by a magnitude-7.0 earthquake last month. Spencer Doty, president of New Mexico-based Active Life, which was founded in Glendale, was spurred on by reports about Haitian amputees. Doty’s collection efforts will end Friday as he hopes to send a shipment of used prosthetics equipment to the shaken nation, he said. While the need for prostheses is expected to increase in Haiti as more amputations occur, parts for the devices are expensive, said Doty, whose organization specializes in prosthetics and orthotics.
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By Christopher Cadelago | January 31, 2010
NORTH GLENDALE — Nearly three weeks after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake killed up to 200,000 Haitians and left roughly a million more homeless, a 15-year-old Glendale boy staged his own Haiti Relief Concert. Multicolored flashing lights, backup dancers and a sound system promised to bring each of his neighbors into the courtyard of the gated apartment complex in the 1100 block of Thompson Avenue. Harut Kazaryan, a freshman at Hoover High School, had fashioned a white banner over the swimming pool railing to reflect the strobe light and trained a rag-tag troupe of younger dancers to perform his signature brand of choreography.
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January 30, 2010
A nation of desperate and grieving people showed the fervency of their faith this past weekend. Haitians mourned an archbishop, prayed in an open-air revival and, later in the day, witnessed a miracle. But some have said that the fate that has befallen Haiti is the ire of God. Others, like Archbishop of Santo Domingo Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, “has firmly rejected the idea that the tragedy in Haiti was a punishment from God,” according to an article in Catholic News Agency.
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By Dan Kimber | January 21, 2010
Compassion and empathy are difficult things to teach children. They seem to be qualities that are more cultivated from within rather than imparted. The recent earthquake in Haiti — and the human suffering that followed and continues in its wake — has struck people around the world who are sensitive to the suffering of others, and I have asked my students what has gone through their minds while this has been playing out on our TV screens. Like their elders, their observations and emotions run the gamut, from the unfeeling to the genuinely affected.
NEWS
By Gary Huerta | January 20, 2010
For the last few days, I had optimistically hoped the TV weather reports and Doppler radar were going to be wrong. I had turned a blind eye toward my leaky roof. I was even willing to pretend the mud sliding down the street wasn’t foreshadowing more ominous things on the horizon. But on Tuesday morning, when Al Roker showed up to do the “Today Show” weather report from our neighborhood, I came to terms with reality. Last week, he was covering the horrific events in Haiti.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | January 15, 2010
The first group of Southern California nurses will start making their way to Haiti on Saturday as part of a massive relief effort in response to a devastating magnitude-7.0 earthquake that hit the country Tuesday, officials said. Nurses from the Glendale-based California Nurses Assn. called hundreds of caregivers throughout the region Wednesday in an effort to recruit people to provide medical relief in Haiti, said nurse Jill Furillo, the organization?s Southern California director.
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