August 22, 2009
GLENDALE — To put it bluntly, the San Gabriel Valley 16-18 Babe Ruth All-Stars threw away a chance to advance to today’s Babe Ruth World Series, or at least a chance to keep their opponent, the Hammond (Ind.) Chiefs, from doing so in a semifinal game at Moses Lake, Wash. on Friday. With the Chiefs threatening with two outs and runners at the corners in the bottom of the eighth inning of a tie game, San Gabriel Valley catcher Matt Page tried to gun down Kevin Franchetti on his way to stealing second base.
March 4, 2006
SELL ? ENRIGHT Shannon Sell of Glendale and Mark Enright of Glendale were married on Makapu'u Beach in Honolulu. The Rev. Karen Carson officiated. The entire wedding party drove together in a limousine from the hotel to the beach. The groom wore a pair of glasses with the lenses covered up so he couldn't see the bride before the ceremony. A reception was held later at the Cerritos Senior Center in California. The groom played a special set of songs he wrote for the bride on the piano.
June 9, 2005
Jackson Bell Dewayne Wolfer knows all too well the months of isolation, depression and constant pain many burn victims suffer. Wolfer, a 51-year-old Burbank police reserve officer, received second- and third-degree burns to the left side of his body and face in 2003 when a defective road flare exploded. He was hospitalized for 21 days at the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks, and he spent eight months recovering. What he went through inspired him to get involved with the Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors, a group formed in 1997 to help raise money and awareness for burn survivors and their families.
August 15, 2012
Councilman Dave Weaver stormed out of City Council chambers Tuesday night after rebuking a resident for making what he considered to be “snide comments” - the fifth time in less than 10 months he's left early, mostly during the public comment portion of the meeting. In times past, Weaver has exited quietly out a side door as public speakers share their thoughts on city government, but this time there was finger-pointing and yelling. The impetus: Margaret Hammond - a resident who frequently addresses the council on quality-of-life issues - implied he wasn't paying attention while she complained about bulky trash items clogging the sidewalks.
December 30, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Margaret Hammond stuck up her hand on a whim. The final seat on Glendale's Tournament of Roses float was being auctioned off, and it was sure to be in high demand, so she never thought she would actually win. "All of my friends are going, 'What?' " Hammond said. "They were sitting at the table and kind of cracking up." But the auctioneer was not cracking up. He pointed to Hammond -- "the lady with the hat," he called her -- and gave her the prize for $500.
July 4, 2008
After scientists and engineers delivered a sample of Martian ice scraping to the Phoenix lander’s optical microscope yesterday, they took a break to enjoy the Fourth of July weekend. “The science team will stand down,” Sara Hammond, public affairs manager at University of Arizona, said on Wednesday. The Phoenix mission is led by Peter Smith from the University; Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge manages the project. The Phoenix team has been working on a Martian clock since the lander’s touchdown on May 25. A Martian day is about 40 minutes longer than an Earth day. This holiday break allows scientists to rest, but there’s no rest for Phoenix, Hammond said.
July 26, 2006
Volunteers with the Committee for a Clean & Beautiful Glendale celebrated the group's third annual Summer Night on the Plaza fundraiser Friday in the Perkins Plaza Atrium. Committee Chairwoman Margaret Hammond and her crew coordinated an evening of food provided by local restaurants, a silent auction and a "My Home Town" photo contest. Guests took home a free "Come Home to Glendale" map that the committee financed from donations. The event is expected to raise about $8,000, which will go to programs like the "I Love My Neighborhood" poster contest for elementary school students; the Great American Clean-Up Weekend, which paints out graffiti and cleans up litter; GEM property maintenance awards and others.
August 17, 2012
Politicians, local ones particularly, serve as objects of abuse from residents upset about any number of things. Sometimes those complaints are ridiculous; sometimes those complaints have merit. Sometimes they are stated with respect. Most times they are not. Regardless, people who make those complaints have a clear right to make them. It would be better for the city if more people attended council meetings. It would give the council a better perspective of the community if more than the standard handful of people were to make their comments during the public comment segment.
January 3, 2007
Homeowner group will hold elections The Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council will hold an election for officers for its 2007-08 year at its Jan. 8 meeting. The current slate prepared by the Nomination Committee is: President: Margaret Hammond First VP: Richard Lee Second VP: Patrick Masihi Recording Secretary: Aram Kazazian Corresponding Secretary: Gary Cornell Treasurer: Bob Getts There will also be a presentation by the Verdugo Woodlands West Homeowners Assn.
October 1, 2008
I read with dismay the News-Press article regarding Ambrosia Restaurant’s operating permit (“Council votes Ambrosia back to 2004 permit,” Sept. 4). Based on legal nuances and technicalities, I think the city took away Ambrosia’s right to operate as a banquet hall, thereby depriving many Glendale citizens from having family-oriented gatherings at that location. Ambrosia is in an industrial zone and has been operating as a banquet hall since the mid-’90s.