March 29, 2013
A 72-year-old Glendale ice cream vendor who was charged last year with child annoyance and sexual battery was arrested Tuesday after allegedly violating a court order that demanded he stay away from elementary, middle and high schools in Burbank, officials said. The man, Grigor Khachatryan, was arrested after a local parent reported seeing him around Luther Burbank Middle and Bret Harte Elementary schools in his ice cream truck at around 4 p.m., said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
February 26, 2013
A 30-year-old La Crescenta man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly exposed his genitals when he was asked to leave an ice cream shop, police said. Zandro Zapata told officers he was reportedly trying to “advertise” for Cold Stone Creamery located in the 3200 block of Foothill Boulevard, when he was asked to leave, according to Glendale police. The 27-year-old boyfriend of a Cold Stone employee heard the disturbance and followed Zapata as he exited the shop, police said.
February 2, 2013
Par•a•dise [par-uh-dahys, -dahyz] a state of supreme happiness; bliss. If there is a paradise, I imagine there will be ample parking and meters that never run out; no taxes, co-pays, high-premium health insurance or any need for guns. Everyone will get their own jet pack, too. And ice cream. Most definitely, there will be ice cream. Luckily, for those still searching for paradise, there is Paradis. Head up the hill into Montrose, hang a left on Honolulu and stroll until you see a human-sized ice cream cone on the sidewalk.
October 29, 2012
A robber on Sunday ordered ice cream before passing a note to a Cold Stone Creamery manager and making off with cash, police said. The manager was alone about 2:59 p.m. inside the creamery in the 3200 block of Foothill Boulevard when a man entered and put in his order, according to Glendale police. He then placed a note on the shop's counter demanding all the money, including change, inside the cash register. Reached by phone on Monday, the store manager said the man was “really matter of fact.” “I was like, 'Are you serious?
July 2, 2012
"Sometimes we feel we straddle two cultures; at other times, that we fall between two stools," wrote Salman Rushdie. His words are the essence of what it means to be part of a diaspora, a word with Greek origins meaning “scattering.” It is the quintessential feeling that arises when someone, somewhere asks me the question, “Where are you from?” and expects a short, one word answer. If you're part of a diaspora, there is no short answer, there is no one place and no simple explanation as to how you ended up where you did. “Where are you from?
August 17, 2011
Q. My mom is in a nursing home and I visit her three times a week after work. My sister visits also. What should we be aware of? You want to have a good relationship with the nurses and treat them with the respect they deserve, but you still need to be your mom's advocate, especially if she can't speak for herself. You should trust, but also verify, that she is getting good care. You cannot immediately assume everyone is going to be terrible, but you cannot immediately assume that you are going to get the best care the system has to offer, either.
August 5, 2011
Ice cream. Two words that bring a smile to your face, a tickle in your tummy and a cure for what ails you on a long, hot day. Though our kids get a summer break, the world and its trials don't. Now, in addition to camp, work, sports, cooking, cleaning, catering and cohabitating, we get an adhesive, smothering, smoggy heat for a couple months. But have some ice cream at the end of a blistering day, preferably after the little angels have been safely and securely duct-taped in bed, and the universe begins to spin on its axis once more.
July 15, 2011
No one can argue that Glendale Unified's dual-language academy isn't a solid success story. From meager beginnings, the Foreign Language Academy of Glendale has swelled to claim nine campuses and roughly 1,400 students who are taught in English and six optional second languages, with the goal of reaching fluency by the time they graduate. The program, fed in large part by enthusiastic parents, has also been a boon for Glendale Unified, attracting out-of-district students at a time when enrollment - a key factor in state funding formulas - had been slipping.
July 7, 2011
With the incredibly hot weather we’ve been having here in the 818 lately, there’s really no better way to beat the heat than with a nice cold ice cream cone. There are so many ice cream chains around town such as Baskin Robbins, Pinkberry and Cold Stone Creamery, but I’ve always preferred smaller, privately-owned places that offer real, homemade ice cream, which is why I was so excited to recently discover Paradis in...
May 7, 2011
Glendale residents will be able to attend a variety of bicyclist-oriented activities throughout May, which officials have deemed "Glendale Bike Month. " The remaining events include: Monday May 9 Basic Bicycle Repair Workshop 7 to 8:30 p.m., Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St. Saturday May 14 Glendale Ice Cream Ride 1 to 4 p.m. Verdugo Park, Colina gate, 1621 Cañada Blvd. Ride organizers will take participants on a route filled with stops at Glendale ice cream shops.