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May 26, 2007
W ith Memorial Day upon us, we are a nation at war. If you could give a Memorial Day message, what would it be? As we observe this solemn day, we must remember all the brave men and women in uniform who gave their lives in the service of our country. Today, we are once again a nation at war — and sadly, the conflict in Iraq seems to have no clear end in sight. We find ourselves locked in fierce debate over the war's legitimacy, with the American people sharply divided between supporters and opponents.
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By Robert S. Hong | April 28, 2007
Glendale Arts and Culture commissioner Amador Solis will practice his art amid other cultures over the next few weeks as he travels on a USO tour to entertain troops stationed overseas. Solis, a drummer, will join pop singer Tey Punsalan in touring Iraq and several surrounding countries, performing a total of 23 shows in 20 days. The group will depart Friday and return May 17. "I'm hoping to learn a lot and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience," Solis said. "This is an opportunity not many would take because they might be afraid."
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By Mary O'Keefe | April 6, 2007
This year's Annual Arbor Day event, held on Saturday, March 31 at Two Strike Memorial Park in La Crescenta, was a poignant celebration. Those in attendance were painfully reminded of the ultimate sacrifice a local family made, having lost their son who was serving in Iraq. Hosted by Crescenta Valley Town Council, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, and Supervisor Mike Antonovich, the day's focus was on Nick Steinbacher, a resident of La Crescenta who had been in Iraq only a short time when the vehicle he was traveling in was hit by a road side bomb on December 10, 2006, ending his life at the age of 22. Although somber in presentation, the day was a time not just to mourn the loss of a community hero but to celebrate this young man's love of life, dedication to his country and the honor that he has brought, not only to his family but to his hometown.
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March 30, 2007
The community is reminded that the 31st Annual Arbor Day celebration will be held tomorrow, March 31, at Two Strike Park. The festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. The focus of the day's events will be centered around SPC Nick Steinbacher, a La Crescenta resident who died in December while serving in Iraq. The event is hosted by the Crescenta Valley Town Council, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation. There will be several information tables and booths set up to inform the community of organizations and outreach programs including a table for people to drop off items for the soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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By Charly Shelton | March 23, 2007
The public is encouraged to attend the 31st Annual Arbor Day celebration at Two Strike Park. During the ceremony a tree will be planted in memory of SPC Nick Steinbacher who lost his life in December 2006 while serving his country in Iraq. The event will be hosted by the Crescenta Valley Town Council, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation. The dedication of the tree in Steinbacher's honor is an extension of the community's outpouring of support for the family and their son's memory.
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By Roberta Medford | March 7, 2007
As many locals know, a group of us protest the war in Iraq every Friday in Montrose. On Monday I missed a phone call at home (my number is published occasionally in the Glendale News-Press with a notice about the protest); the caller expressed her disagreement with our protesting near the Vietnam memorial in Montrose. Because she did not leave her phone number, I would like to use the Community Forum to communicate with her and others about the protest there. We believe that this memorial is a truly fitting location for our group's message for a number of reasons.
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By ADAM SCHIFF | February 17, 2007
This week, the House debated a resolution opposing the President's troop escalation proposal. The resolution states, "Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States...
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By Jason Wells | February 17, 2007
Col. James McGinley has told his wife from the beginning that the only surprises Marines like are the ones they themselves give. But on Thursday night, she gave him one anyway as they both pulled up to their Glendale home to more than a dozen cheering neighbors and a couple of television news crews that were on hand to help celebrate McGinley's return from his tour in Iraq that day. "It was truly heartening and I was deeply grateful for...
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By Mary O'Keefe | February 9, 2007
Army Specialist Carla J. Stewart, 37, died in Tallil, Iraq Sunday, Jan. 28, when the vehicle she was traveling in rolled over. Stewart was a former La Cañada High School student. Her family used to live in La Cañada where she also attended a private elementary school. "She spent most of her high school years there, then we moved to Glendale," Stewart's mother, Emmy Aprahamian, said. Stewart took ballet in the area and was very passionate about everything she attempted, her mother recalled.
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