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July 18, 2013
Kudos to the Glendale City Council for its persistence in approving the Comfort Women Memorial. There will always be opposition and controversy when victims of a tragedy are memorialized because the perpetrators want to deny or justify their acts. The Japanese government has taken 20 steps back (as in 20 years since its 1993 acknowledgment of the tragedy) by recently denying and downplaying the horrors that occurred during World War II. Many oppose this memorial because it will cause divisiveness.
NEWS
November 9, 2012
I would like to extend my thanks to Katherine Yamada for her story of the house at 540 W. Broadway (“ The story of a much-loved old house ,” Verdugo Views, Nov. 3). Not only does it speak to the house at 540 W. Broadway, it represents the complete history of the development of Wellness Works. I am proud to be a member of the community of Glendale that honors and cares for our veterans and their families. No other city that I know of has such a program. I would encourage everyone to support this fabulous program at Wellness Works.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lyda Truick | October 27, 2010
Historically speaking, the Crescenta Valley was renowned for its sanitariums. Now, it is the home of sleepy little suburbs connected by the 210 Freeway. As you can imagine, a lot has changed visually over the years, and author Robert Newcombe of Montrose, and Mike Lawler, local resident and president of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley, have compiled scenes from "Then & Now. " The book is in no way a comprehensive, linear history of the Crescenta Valley and all its communities, nor was that the intent.
NEWS
July 5, 2010
    I agree with Patricia Massie, ("Country is lacking of patriotism," June 30) in that some people know nothing about U.S. history. The U.S. government should provide better budgets for schools in order to offer more American history classes at different levels of education. Schools should also inspire students to attend theaters that offer American history plays and provide a special student discount on the theater tickets. In addition, students should be encouraged to participate and be awarded for their performance.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2005
History of ViolenceIf you like your violence slow and introspective, there is a slight chance you will be intrigued by "A History of Violence." If you're looking to kill time with an exciting Hollywood shoot-'em up, you will be very disappointed. Viggo Mortensen stars as family man, Tom Stall. Unbeknownst to his family, Tom used to be a ruthless killer in Philadelphia named Joey Cusack. Joey has relocated to a small town in Indiana and he's married with two wonderful children. When Joey's past catches up with "Tom," the so-called history of violence is brought to our attention.
NEWS
March 10, 2003
Gary Moskowitz A recent trip to Valley Forge, Pa. and Philadelphia has given Dorene Scanlon and many of her friends hope. Dorene and 16 other Glendale High School advanced placement history students were chosen to attend a leadership conference from Feb. 27 to March 2 at Valley Forge after being selected as winners of a "Why I Am Proud To Be An American" or "Why I Would Be Proud To Be An American" essay contest....
NEWS
July 5, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Not long ago, Art Cobery stood in a room in the La Crescenta Women's Club and gave a lecture and a slide show, educating the crowd of close to 100 about the Great Flood of 1934. "Some people said it was one cloud burst, others say two, but about four or five minutes after New Year's, a deluge came down," said Cobery, 74, a founding member of the Crescenta Valley Historical Society. "People took refuge in the first Legion Hall Troop 288 building.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | November 13, 2009
BURBANK — Through 28 minutes of nerve-wracking, nailbiting, back-and-forth water polo, Hoover High and visiting Oxnard Pacifica combined for 84 shots, 44 goals and four quarters of offensive insanity. And when the water had finally settled at the Burbank High pool, it was the Tornadoes, led by standout Hakop Kaplanyan’s 11 goals, that emerged with history in hand and a dramatic 23-21 victory over Pacifica in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs.
NEWS
May 28, 2002
Gary Moskowitz NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Twelve-year-old Daria Slezko didn't used to care much for learning history. But the eighth-grader at Wilson Middle School has found a new interest in learning U.S. history in Kris Kohlmeier's class this year. And Kohlmeier's enthusiasm for teaching history is has not gone unnoticed. Kohlmeier is one of 12 teachers selected from 63 applicants in Los Angeles County awarded a 2001-02 Teacher of the Year award last week.
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NEWS
March 28, 2014
There are points in Mr. Kedikian's recent op-ed (“It takes engaged citizen to make a city”) that I agree with. Among them are that personal attacks do nothing to resolve the legal dispute over the GWP transfer. On the first point though, Mr. Kedikian should practice what he preaches. Labeling our city manager as having an elitist attitude toward those governed, and relegating his views as “dismissive cliches” is as offhandedly dismissive as the attitude he rails against. On the second point, I have long believed and have stated in the public record that one must view the legitimacy of the GWP transfer in the context of the decisions that city councils made over the past several decades about how to pay for the public services our residents need.
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NEWS
By Katherine Yamada | March 27, 2014
When Bruce Merritt, a longtime member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, volunteered to research the church's history in preparation for its 125th anniversary, he didn't realize that it would turn into a multiyear project. “I've always loved history and when Father Mark (the Very Rev. Canon Mark Weitzel) asked if somebody would do a little exhibit on the church's history, I volunteered,” Merritt said. “When I discovered that the church had detailed handwritten records all the way back to the 1880s, I got really interested.” Merritt realized that - beyond the bare facts of the church's founding and its transition into a large suburban church - was a greater story.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 25, 2014
Historic elements of the Brand Library & Arts Center - the bright painted ceilings, elaborate glass windows, a stone fireplace, wooden sliding doors and an intricate art pedestal - that were hidden by modern renovations over more than five decades have been uncovered following an extensive $9.5-million restoration project. And officials who worked on the two-year construction project now point to the hidden details as proof that they accomplished their original vision for the project: to remind people what it felt like for city patriarch Leslie C. Brand to live in the 1904 mansion.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | March 6, 2014
When the St. Francis High basketball team takes the court Friday afternoon at Azusa Pacific University's Felix Event Center, the Golden Knights will have a chance to not only make history, but to continue a process of remaking an identity. The second-seeded Golden Knights will face fourth-seeded Oak Park in the CIF Southern Section Division III-A championship game at 5:30 p.m. in the squad's first-ever title visit. Regardless of whether St. Francis (19-11) is victorious Friday, the program has certainly progressed from how it was perceived only a few years ago. “When Jeff Stephens and I came to St. Francis six years ago, we were aware that we had to change the reputation,” said St. Francis co-Coach Ray O'Brien, who splits the duties with Stephens.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 1, 2014
Lisa Gonzalez ducked under a tent used to catch bugs in a Glendale backyard and reached her arm into a small bottle at the tip of the trap. She pulled out what looked like a clump of dirt. As the insect expert began to unravel the bundle, dozens of bug carcasses spewed into her hand as she picked through a crumpled-up spider web. Spiders often set up camp in the 30 bug-catching tents the Natural History Museum has erected throughout Los Angeles, Glendale and Burbank for a three-year project studying insects in the urban environment.
NEWS
January 28, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The predicted high in the Burbank area today is 74 and low is 50, the National Weather Service reports . Here are some of the top news headlines in your region: An 86-year-old pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a vehicle on Western Avenue, near Glenoaks Boulevard, in Glendale has died after suffering severe head trauma. Abram Mehrabian, 86, was pronounced dead at about 5:30 p.m. Monday at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon and Andrew Shortall | January 1, 2014
1) Ronda Rousey becomes UFC women's pioneer - When 2013 was in its dawn, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was just under two months away from making history at UFC 157. Three days before 2013 ended, Rousey put a resounding exclamation point on the year with a victory at UFC 168 that was riveting, dramatic, dominant and controversial. In many ways, it was emblematic of Rousey, as she's long been regarded as a complete package; possessing the phenomenal skills and athleticism, beauty and intellect and the brashness to be not just an Ultimate Fighting Championship titlist, but a mainstream star.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | December 31, 2013
Less than three minutes away from helping the Glendale High boys' water polo team win the program's first CIF Southern Section championship, Arman Momdzhyan heard an unpleasant sound and looked over his right shoulder in dismay. It was the reverberation of the referee's whistle and signaled the senior utility player had picked up his third exclusion of the tight contest with 2:22 remaining in the fourth quarter. Momdzhyan arrived at the Glendale bench and sat nervously while the Nitros were left to compete without their leading scorer while protecting a two-goal lead against Los Altos in the CIF Southern Section Division V title match at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine on Nov. 23. “It was without a doubt the most stressful few minutes of my life,” said Momdzhyan, who finished with a team-high six goals for top-seeded Glendale in a 13-11 win against second-seeded Los Altos.
NEWS
December 22, 2013
Good morning 818 readers. Today is Sunday, Dec. 22. National Weather Service forecasters predict the high will be 58 and the low will be 40 in the Glendale-area. Find out what's happening in your region:   After years of waiting, the Adams Hill neighborhood in South Glendale is set for improvements to its water lines in order to improve water pressure and service . The roughly $2.4 million Glendale Water & Power project is expected to begin in January and will entail replacing water main lines which range from 33 to 89 years old and are heavily deteriorated.
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