June 6, 2008
Sufi Sant healer to speak June 10 Internationally known Sufi Saint and Healer Maulana Zainulabedin Kazmi will speak at Unity Church of the Valley in La Crescenta on at 11 a.m. June 10. Maulana comes from a 1,500 year unbroken Golden Chain of Sufi Masters who embody the highest principles of true spirituality. Since 1999, Maulana has traveled over 200,000 miles lecturing, teaching and making zikr (praising and chanting in the remembrance of God.) Maulana asks that participants bring a bottle of water and a bottle of olive oil to be blessed.
November 27, 2000
Judy Seckler TOLL MIDDLE SCHOOL -- A commercial art class at Toll Elementary School is helping students understand the spirit of the holiday season. Students from Judith Bakly's eighth-grade class entered a National Philanthropy Day poster contest, and student Cassandra Soo was selected as one of eight Los Angeles County winners. Soon after the class was asked to write a five-paragraph essay about philanthropy and what they could do in their community to help others.
December 23, 2005
Crescenta Valley Girl Scout's Service Unit recently completed it's fall service project supporting Haven House -- a local home for battered women and children. Troops 926 and 423 spearheaded the efforts, collecting hygiene and comfort items as well as toys for 30 women and children. Items were donated from CV Service unit troops as well as the community. The Junior Girl Scouts organized and wrapped the items for each family member. Scouts said it felt good to help families that are in need have a better Christmas.
June 20, 2008
The recent disasters in China, Japan, Myanmar and Iowa have prompted countless organizations around the world to lend assistance to those in need. In an effort to meet that need the La Crescenta Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized a hygiene kit humanitarian aid project Saturday morning. More than 100 volunteers were present at the church?s worship center on Wilson Avenue in Glendale to assemble more than 15,000 kits in four hours. The event began at 7:30 a.m., and by the time it ended at 11 a.m., more than 15,846 kits had been assembled, according to estimates by church staff.
June 17, 2003
Darleene Barrientos The local Red Cross chapter put a special Glendale spin on a national program with its efforts to donate supplies to people in Armenia. Workers with the Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter are set to launch their Armenian Humanitarian Project with commercials to air on Armenian-language cable channels and fliers that volunteers will pass out door-to-door. "One particular channel will give support heavily and other cable producers are being asked to air public service announcements on their channels," Chapter Executive Officer Ron Farina said.
December 13, 2003
Prewitt -- Cook III Kristin Marie Prewitt and Philip Charles Cook III were married at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club. Michael Weiss, a friend of the family, officiated. The matron of honor was Rita Klein. The bridesmaids were the groom's sister, Kelley Cook, and the bride's sister-in-law, Rosa Prewitt. The best man was Jack Klein. The groomsmen were Levon Karayan, Dan Birman and the bride's brother, Wes Prewitt. A reception followed at the country club.
February 9, 2006
Betsy the Cow helps out at district-wide dental hygiene program for elementary schools.GLENDALE -- Betsy the Cow is a hand puppet that might have the cleanest set of choppers in town. Glendale Unified School Board member Greg Krikorian and many of the first-graders at Balboa Elementary School took turns brushing Betsy's teeth Wednesday as part of an annual district-wide dental hygiene education program sponsored by Glendale Healthy Kids. Krikorian volunteered to teach the program to all the first-graders at Balboa, as did one volunteer at each of the district's other 19 elementary schools.
July 24, 2003
Ryan Carter Joseph Cordova was still hesitant to smile fully on Wednesday as he went through another day of having dental work done. But after several days of treating cavities and some other dental ailments, dentists are confident the 18-year-old's smile will be wide and full by the end of the week. The dentists hope more than 90 local children will have similar pearly whites to show by Friday. Children and teens from the area received dental treatment this week in the UCLA/USC Mobile Dental Unit, which is parked in the former Albertsons supermarket lot near Glendale Avenue and Lexington Drive.