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April 13, 2002
Gary Moskowitz GLENDALE -- Russ Tanakaya thinks it's important for Glendale students to learn about Japanese-American internment camps in California during World War II. Tanakaya is the project coordinator of Glendale Unified's Japanese-American National Museum Project. District freshmen learning about California history will begin taking tours of the Japanese-American National Museum this month. The purpose of the student tours will be to educate Glendale students about the placement of thousands of Japanese Americans into internment camps in California during World War II. Groups of ninth-graders in the district -- some 2,600 -- will be bused to the museum in downtown Los Angeles beginning Wednesday.
By Ryan Vaillancourt | March 26, 2008
A potent concoction of bitterness, confusion and heartbreak had been brewing inside 79-year-old Glendale resident Dottie Stone ever since she was liberated from a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines during World War II. Her pent-up feelings were derived in part from the nightmarish years she endured at the University of Santo Tomas, a college the Japanese converted into an internment camp, where she ate little more than rice and watched...
May 21, 2002
Relocation/internment camps were for alien enemies with whom the United States was at war. Presidential Proclamations: 2525 Alien Enemies-Japanese, Dec. 7, 1941. 2526 Alien Enemies-German, Dec. 8, 1941. 2527 Alien Enemies-Italian, Dec. 8, 1941. These proclamations are identical in scope and effect on the populations of these nationalities. In some of the camps, all three nationalities were in the same camp. In such there were separate schools for each nationality.
April 19, 2002
Your article, "Students to study Japanese internment camps," quotes Allen Brandstater as saying, "Racism had nothing to do with those camps, and Pearl Harbor had everything to do with it." He may be correct for that time. I was not there. For our time, he could not be more wrong! The lessons to be learned by all that attend the tour will have more to do with not jumping to conclusions about an individual based on the actions of another, just because they belong to the same race or religion, have the same national origin or any other similar characteristic.
December 17, 2010
I respectfully disagree with your editorial about the expansion of the Americana at Brand ("Redefining 'blighted,'" Dec. 4). Rick Caruso has delivered for Glendale, while the former sound studio has sat vacant for years, and the motel contributes too little to the economic base to justify its existence in a "redevelopment zone. " Further, no one is taking these properties; the owners have a chance to propose a plan (and the city said they would allow more than 45 days if necessary)
May 1, 2002
Allen Brandstater ought to invest in a dictionary. He states that calling the World War II Japanese internment camps "concentration camps" is "utter nonsense." However, the dictionary defines a concentration camp simply as "a camp where prisoners of war, enemy aliens or political prisoners are confined." Since there was a war, and many of the prisoners were enemy aliens, these camps were, in fact, concentration camps. "Internment camps" is simply a euphemism that has often been used because there is such a negative connotation associated with the Nazis.
By Chris Wiebe | October 2, 2007
Across Glendale this month, bookworms are uniting for the Glendale Public Library’s “One Book/One Glendale” program, reading the same book to join discussions at a series of public forums. In its inaugural year in Glendale, the community reading event began in Seattle in 1998 and has taken off around the country since then, said Pat Zeider, a senior library supervisor for the Glendale Central Library. “The focus is to choose one book and then try to bring the community together,” she said.
By Mary O'Keefe | June 15, 2007
The Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley and Little Landers Historical Society have joined forces in an effort to obtain historical status for "Tuna Camp" a World War II Japanese detention center that currently is the site of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. "Whereas the successful prosecution of the war requires every possible protection against espionage and against sabotage to national-defense materials, national-defense premises and national-defense utilities....I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of War, and the Military Commander.
July 1, 2002
The issue of race being a factor in the internment of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II has been raised once again, this time by Mr. Ray Shelton in his Community Commentary of June 26. "Not so," says Mr. Shelton; Japanese internment due to racism is a "false claim." He goes on to state that "Japanese-American citizens who signed loyalty oaths were allowed to leave the camps." This is, strictly speaking, a false claim itself. Signing of a loyalty oath was, indeed, a requirement to leave a "separation center" (as the War Relocation Authority called them)
By Arin Mikailian, | May 3, 2014
Dunkin' Donuts plans to open new stores in California next year, including in Glendale and Burbank, and some of the locations may have drive-thrus and operate 24 hours a day. The chain has more than 15,000 locations throughout the country and internationally, but is just starting to franchise on the West Coast. So far, Dunkin' Donuts has signed seven franchisees in the state including with Aharon Aminpour, a branding consultant who plans to open 10 storefronts scattered across Glendale, Burbank and the San Fernando Valley.
By Kelly Corrigan, | February 5, 2014
Franklin Magnet Elementary and Toll Middle School received a significant honor this week with an announcement from the Spanish government naming the schools international academies. That designation was awarded by Spain's ministry of education, culture and sport and announced during Tuesday's school board meeting by Rosario Outes Jimenez, the education adviser for the consulate general of Spain. Jimenez observed both schools' Spanish classes over the last school year, looking, she said, for quality instruction and students' promising academic results.
January 24, 2014
The article in the News-Press on this latest fiasco generated by our City Council regarding their disrespectful treatment of the Japanese group is totally sad and downright shameful. What business does the city of Glendale have meddling in international affairs? Absolutely none. So much for celebrating our diversity. I am certain that Otto and Anabell Neufeld, who worked for years to build the Friendship Tea Garden and establish a sister city with Japan at the Brand Library location are spinning in their graves.
By Kelly Corrigan, | September 20, 2013
More than 20 graduate students who study social work at Cal State L.A. and USC are helping district staff counsel students at Glendale's middle and high schools. Last year, three USC social work graduate students met with Glendale High students dealing with behavioral, emotional or academic challenges. Based on the success of that pilot program, Glendale officials sought to expand it as a cost-effective way to provide students with more people to help with their daily obstacles.
By Kelly Corrigan, | July 26, 2013
About 370 students from overseas have applied to enroll at Glendale Community College in the fall, making it the highest number of foreign applications ever. College officials predict that up to 190 of those students could end up enrolling for the fall semester. David Nelson, the director of international recruitment and outreach for the college, attributed the increase to steady coordination with overseas educators. "Also being located in the greater Los Angeles area and having an ideal campus location and surroundings … helps attracts students," he said in an email.
July 8, 2013
Ross Mathews, who gained fame as “Ross the Intern” on “ The Tonight Show With Jay Leno ,” has bought a home in Glendale for close to $1.1 million. The newly renovated contemporary, built in 1977, features city views, a game room, a wine cellar, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and more than 3,700 square feet of living space. It sits on more than three-quarters of an acre. Continue reading > > -- Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
By Ruth Sowby | January 23, 2013
"I hope to one day be able to extend a hand to others in the same manner you have done to me, to be able to make a difference in one's life by providing others with tools to thrive in their chosen field," said Trichele Bubla, recent graduate of the registered nursing program at Glendale Community College. Bubla was referring to the scholarship she was given by the college's Patrons Club. On Jan. 17 (Thursday) some 60 members of the Patrons Club, now 65 years old, patted themselves on the back for the tens of thousands of dollars donated to students at the college over those years.
By Charles Rich, | January 23, 2013
Since Bob MacKay took over as coach of the Glendale Community College men's tennis team in 2003, he's never fielded an all-freshman squad. That will change this season, and it's left MacKay eagerly examining the program's prospects of players, who hail from Glendale to Latin America to Asia. “We are excited because of all the different challenges that we face,” said MacKay, whose team will begin its season at 2 p.m. Friday with a nonconference home match against Mount San Antonio College.
By Charles Rich, | November 21, 2012
Chad Nacapoy and Jim Ramos were fairly familiar with each other whenever the Cal State Los Angeles and Cal Poly Pomona baseball teams met the last two seasons. Nacapoy served as a catcher for Cal State L.A. and Ramos was the head coach at Cal Poly Pomona. The two crossed paths at Pomona last spring when Nacapoy attended an invitational tryout with the Tampa Bay Rays. The two exchanged greetings and would keep in touch during the next several months before Nacapoy was scooped up by Tampa Bay in the 38th round in the 2012 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft in June.
August 29, 2012
Walt Disney Studios will no longer release movies from its partner DreamWorks Studios around the world. The two companies have renegotiated their longstanding agreement. Going forward, Disney will only release movies produced by DreamWorks, the independent studio led by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider behind "War Horse" and "The Help," in the U.S. and Canada and a handful of foreign countries. DreamWorks has instead signed a deal with Mister Smith Entertainment, a new company headed by Summitt Entertainment co-founder David Garrett, to handle sales in most overseas markets.
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