June 25, 2003
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Name: Mark Loretta Team: San Diego Padres Local Ties: St. Francis, class of 1989 This Season: Entering Tuesday's game against the visiting Colorado Rockies, Loretta was batting .313 with six home runs and 28 runs batted in. Loretta, an infielder who previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros, has scored 32 runs and recorded 80 hits. He's recorded 15 doubles and two triples. Latest News: Loretta, who recorded an 11-game hitting streak earlier this month, continues to play a large role for the struggling Padres.
May 7, 2009
Glendale Community College President/Supt. Audre Levy, who announced her intent to resign her position earlier this week, has accepted a position as president of a two-year college in Texas. Levy has had a tense relationship with faculty leaders, who complained about her autocratic management style. Levy?s supporters, however, say she was simply less permissive than her predecessor, choosing to focus on the college?s business instead of personal relationships. Her new role will take her to Lone Star College-CyFair, in Cypress, Texas.
March 6, 2012
A Burbank woman who just had to paint her nails on a Southwest flight to Houston was reportedly arrested after getting in an argument with a flight attendant. The woman, Jeanie Daniels, was detained for 10 hours upon arriving at Hobby Airport Feb. 26 before a judge dismissed the suggested charge of using "abusive profane language," according to a CBS Los Angeles report . Daniels, en route to visit her boyfriend, was painting her nails in her seat when a flight attendant asked her to stop.
May 1, 2007
GLENDALE — Glendale's own Vanes "The Nightmare" Martirosyan remained undefeated on Friday night, improving to 13-0 with a second-round technical knockout of Mexico's Nelson Estupinan. The super-welterweight bout, which was part of a Top Rank Boxing undercard at Houston's Grand Plaza Hotel, proved to a be tough one for the 20-year-old Glendale resident, though. The 2004 U.S. Olympic team member controlled the first round, but was floored in the second. Martirosyan got up, regrouped and floored Estupinan (11-5, 8 knockouts)
June 7, 2013
As has frequently happened, another letter appeared in this paper decrying the shortcomings of Bob Hope Airport (“ Why LAX is successful ,” June 5) re: the lack of non-stop flights, as well as the ticket prices offered and the cost of parking. All nothing new, but has anyone thought about some of the practicalities involved? Consider the reason for not offering many non-stop flights. It depends on the size of the aircraft. Larger aircraft have greater fuel capacities which means longer distances can be flown.
February 16, 2001
Chuck Benedict Dominoes. Chain of events. One thing leads to another. Choose one. They all apply to our recent series of chats with men whose personal histories have included important tie-ins with the Glendale Community College Vaqueros' football program. St. Louis Rams assistant coach Jim Hanifan asked us to convey a warm greeting to Dr. Robert Haugh, former president of the college. Haugh, in turn, was high in his praise of many whom he had hired while at GCC, including Chuck Banker.
August 30, 2002
Charles Rich He's one of a handful of major league baseball players to put a dent in the Arizona Diamondbacks bullet-proof pitching staff. Yet Houston Astros' catcher Gregg Zaun, a Glendale native, said it's been a struggle for him this season. Zaun, who signed a two-year free-agent contract last winter after spending the previous two seasons with the Kansas City Royals, has received six cortisone shots and serves as the Astros' player representative.
August 29, 2006
The following is how area players are doing in Major League Baseball. Jason Hirsh (St. Francis High, 2000), starting pitcher, Houston Astros ? Five days removed from the worst outing of his brief Major League career, the former Burbank resident had the best start of his tenure with the Astros. Hirsh improved his record with Houston to 2-2, as the rookie right-hander allowed only one run and five hits in seven innings in the Astros' 13-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday in front of 19,459 fans at PNC Park.
April 16, 2009
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players . Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman: While continuing his fast start at the plate, Sanchez was also involved in a play of note in the field during Sunday’s 2-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park. Sanchez recorded one out in a 6-4-3 triple play that was the first for the Pirates since Aug. 10, 1993. The Reds had runners at first and second base when Edwin Encarnacion hit a blooper into shallow left field that was caught by shortstop Jack Wilson.
July 27, 2004
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Name: Mark Loretta Team: San Diego Padres Local Ties: St. Francis, 1989 This Season: Loretta was selected as a reserve to the National League All-Star team, his first appearance in the Mid-Summer Classic. The 32-year-old is batting .337 -- he was batting .318 at the break -- with 10 home runs and 49 runs batted in. He's posted a .980 fielding percentage. Latest News: Loretta has been on a tear in the second half of the season.