April 24, 2011
Judy Smith, her daughter and two grandchildren spent a recent afternoon learning about their family heritage from Olga Tykhonova, who was visiting from Ukraine. Smith hosted two members of a Ukrainian delegation in her Burbank home last week in a partnership between the Open World Program, sponsored by the Open World Leadership Center, and the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles. Tykhonova is the facilitator for the Ukrainian delegation. She lives in Cherkasy, about 150 miles south of the capital city of Kiev.
August 13, 2012
I've called Glendale home since I was a toddler, but I've only recently begun to explore the history of the city I find comforting yet peculiar at the same time. Glendale makes you work to find its personality. It's also a vortex filled with relics from another time. Lately, I've found myself gravitating toward learning more about it. Maybe it's because I'm older; maybe it's because the opportunities of leaving the Jewel City behind have presented themselves in irresistible ways, which has brought on nostalgia.
December 17, 2003
Robert Chacon As part of their history lesson on Mexican California, 120 fourth- graders at La Canada Elementary squared off against 80 pounds of masa, hundreds of corn husks and chicken and pork in an effort to make tamales they will eat at a fiesta Thursday. Social studies in fourth grade focuses on California history. Originally part of Mexico, the state still maintains many of the traditions from that epoch and making tamales is a way to emphasize those traditions, teachers said.
January 26, 2007
Whether they were artists, teachers, students or just tagging along, many of the first viewers of "Winslow Homer in America" ? a traveling exhibition of the famed artist's wood engravings showcased at Forest Lawn Museum ? were not sure what they would see at the exhibition's opening reception Thursday night. But they were pleasantly surprised. "I didn't know what to expect, but I'm very impressed," said Vickie Lackman, 57. "He seemed to capture every aspect of American life in the 1800s."
May 31, 2003
Assistance League provides clothing for kids Glendale Assistance League members provided clothing for students of low-income families with their Operation School Bell project this school year. Thirty-five volunteers under the direction of Chairwoman Angela Hardee helped 282 children select correct sizes and pick out their favorite book as a gift from the league. The Assisteens, the league's teen group, purchased and donated the books for the project.
February 23, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE ADVENTIST SCHOOL - Students got a history lesson Tuesday from a man who died years before any of them were born. Dressed in blue wool Union Army garb, Moses Williams taught students about the part he and other Buffalo Soldiers played in U.S. history as members of the nation's first black military regiments. Robert Clements, the Los Angeles actor who portrayed the soldier, gave students a spirited account, punctuated by constant movement and hand motions, of how Williams and his companions fought against American Indians.
February 5, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta BRAND PARK - After taking a short trip into Glendale's past, Josh Wyman decided it's better being a kid today than it was in the early 20th century. "It was probably hard running around at recess because you were in, like, dresses and tight pants," he said. The 8-year-old and his Fremont Elementary School class visited the Doctors' House Museum Friday and became the first third-grade class to see this year's exhibit on the history of Glendale schools.
May 5, 2000
Shame on those anonymous callers who complained to the city about flying the American flag at half-staff in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide! Bigotry under the guise of patriotism is nothing new -- in fact the Ottoman Turks who slaughtered the Armenians and the Nazis who annihilated the Jews all thought of themselves as patriots. These clandestine callers complained that lowering the flag was a dishonor to American veterans, since the Armenian Genocide had nothing to do with U.S. history.
September 1, 2004
Thank you, Mr. Brandstater, for the history lesson. Your Community Commentary ("Opponents of Patriot Act 'ill-informed'," Aug. 17) is filled not only with irrelevant tidbits on American history, but it smacks of Cold War-era fear tactics, which have no place in public discourse today. Your attempt at invoking irrational sentiments by connecting a legal association with communists is utterly laughable. I mean, the communists are no longer communists in places they used to rule.
October 28, 2006
If you are a history buff who enjoys epic features about World War II, then you should enlist to see "Flags of Our Fathers." The film tells the complete story behind the famous photograph of the six soldiers raising the American flag on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II. "Flags of Our Fathers" is based on a book written by James Bradley. Bradley's dad, John Bradley, was one of the Marines in the Pulitzer Prize-winning picture. Because this is a war movie, many people may compare it to recent projects like "Saving Private Ryan," but it stands out on it's own because of Clint Eastwood's unique style of directing.