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By Joyce Rudolph | August 1, 2012
Jewel Price of the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club has been selected to lead the club's Group Study Exchange to Japan this fall. Among the seven candidates, officials said, Price has exhibited outstanding leadership, exceptional organizational skills and abundant international experiences. Price is the dean of students at Glendale Community College and has been a Rotarian for the past 13 years, during which time she served as president in 2008-09 and District 5260 Assistant Governor in 2009-11.
NEWS
March 18, 2011
I think it is very important that we as a community push to help other nations in their time of need. As you know, the disaster that Japan has gone through has killed many and in their time of need we should want to help. I think that your newspaper should push us as a community to donate anything we can. Although we may be a small community, we should try to give as much as possible. The newspaper should push for us to give first aid kits, toiletries, money, canned foods, letters, pens, pencils, and so forth.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk | March 28, 2012
The 2012 Major League Baseball season began halfway around the globe in the wee hours of Wednesday morning with a pitch thrown by Glendale's very own Brandon McCarthy. It was a mixed bag for the right-handed pitcher when it came to firsts, as he was responsible for the first hit, run and homer of the young season, but also the first strikeout. McCarthy's Oakland Athletics suffered a 3-1 loss in 11 innings to the Seattle Mariners in baseball's season opener in Tokyo, in which McCarthy put forth a solid effort, but didn't factor in the decision.
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August 30, 2002
Charles Rich In Trevor Bell's eyes, Long Beach appealed more than Santa Barbara. The 15-year-old Bell offered a valid explanation, something that pertained to playing baseball on an international stage. Bell, who had originally been slated to play with his Chatsworth-based Valley Heat travel team in a tournament in Santa Barbara this weekend, will instead compete with the American team in the Goodwill Series Games against Japan. The Crescenta Valley High sophomore, who shared Pacific League co-Most Valuable Player honors in 2002, will make his inaugural international appearance Saturday in a three-game series with the Japan National High School Team.
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By Liana Aghajanian and By Liana Aghajanian | July 11, 2013
Over the past two weeks, I've been on the receiving end of endless emails opposing the planned Central Park monument honoring "comfort women. " Along with more than 140 recipients - including the Glendale City Council and dozens and dozens of reporters for Los Angeles-area papers - my inbox was mercilessly bombarded with emails from some local, but mostly overseas declarations about why the monument shouldn't be built. They said it would not only damage relations between Japan and Korea, but also Japan and the United States and that council members were being conned by Korean propaganda, which had, they said, convinced other cities in the United States to erect the same kind of memorials.
NEWS
December 26, 2001
Tim Willert LA CRESCENTA -- Kimberly Goffredo began her voyage around the world in Vancouver, B.C., in August. By the time her ship docked in Havana, more than three months later, the 20-year-old La Crescenta resident had visited Japan, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, India, Singapore, South Africa and Brazil for the first time. "It was the most amazing learning experience," said Goffredo, who returned home Dec. 10. "I don't think I realized how much I changed while I was gone.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2010
Michael Ramirez , son of Ronald Ramirez and Lola Quan-Ramirez of La Crescenta, and Rina Onoyama from Osaka, Japan, were married in Kobe, Japan, in July. The ceremony, conducted in English and Japanese, took place at Ravimana Resort, in a glass chapel with the ocean and palm trees as a backdrop. The reception and after party was held at the resort. Truly an international affair, the wedding was attended by the groom's family from California and the bride's family from Japan, as well as friends from Canada, Australia and other parts of the United States.
NEWS
August 1, 2013
I strongly support and congratulate Mayor Dave Weaver's stand in not supporting the other four Glendale City Council members in their decision to establish the Korean “Comfort Women Day” and to permanently display the Korean comfort women statue in Central Park. I believe that the City Council's actions will not “elevate the city of Glendale as the city that promotes and champions human rights,” as asserted by Alex Woo, president of the Korea Glendale Sister City Assn. Rather, it may raise questions, especially in the minds of young people, about honoring some of those Korean women who may have chosen this work for financial and/or patriotic reasons; more importantly, it will enhance the ill will that still exists among many people toward Japan and will involve Glendale and the U.S. in what is a very sensitive diplomatic issue between the two Koreas and Japan.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2007
Because of increasing personal and business connections with foreign countries or various cultures in the United States, it is important to gain knowledge about their customs and culture. This knowledge will create a congenial and proper environment in which positive relations and commerce can flourish. Etiquette tips for gift giving in China and Japan follow. ? CHINA: The Chinese often give elaborate welcoming banquets for their guests. There is no business discussion during the event, and one must accept the invitation that later needs to be reciprocal.
NEWS
January 26, 2005
Charles Rich With improvements underway to several sports facilities at Glendale Community College, maybe there's a spare acre or two on campus to house the United Nations Headquarters. GCC women's tennis Coach Terry Coblentz wouldn't object to transporting the 39-floor building from New York to Glendale. There's good reason because six members of this year's GCC squad hail from different countries. The Vaqueros will look to capitalize with their international talent when they begin their season at 2 p.m. Feb. 8 with a nonconference home match against San Diego City College.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 16, 2013
A councilman from Glendale's sister city in Japan tried to convince city officials to remove a statue in Central Park honoring women forced into prostitution during World War II by the Japanese Army in a closed-door meeting at City Hall Friday. His plea came during the first face-to-face meeting between officials from both cities since Glendale installed the controversial statue in July, prompting Higashiosaka officials to consider dissolving the 50-year sister-city relationship.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | August 23, 2013
A Japanese city is considering dissolution of its sister-city relationship with Glendale, a move its officials say is unrelated to the installation of a controversial “comfort women” memorial, despite statements in the local media and a terse letter sent by its mayor decrying the decision. The memorial, erected last month in Central Park and donated by the Korean Sister City Assn., honors women coerced into prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. Though generally accepted by historians, the issue remains controversial in the city of Higashiosaka, which is about 300 miles southeast of Tokyo, as well as the rest of Japan.
NEWS
August 1, 2013
I strongly support and congratulate Mayor Dave Weaver's stand in not supporting the other four Glendale City Council members in their decision to establish the Korean “Comfort Women Day” and to permanently display the Korean comfort women statue in Central Park. I believe that the City Council's actions will not “elevate the city of Glendale as the city that promotes and champions human rights,” as asserted by Alex Woo, president of the Korea Glendale Sister City Assn. Rather, it may raise questions, especially in the minds of young people, about honoring some of those Korean women who may have chosen this work for financial and/or patriotic reasons; more importantly, it will enhance the ill will that still exists among many people toward Japan and will involve Glendale and the U.S. in what is a very sensitive diplomatic issue between the two Koreas and Japan.
NEWS
By Liana Aghajanian and By Liana Aghajanian | July 11, 2013
Over the past two weeks, I've been on the receiving end of endless emails opposing the planned Central Park monument honoring "comfort women. " Along with more than 140 recipients - including the Glendale City Council and dozens and dozens of reporters for Los Angeles-area papers - my inbox was mercilessly bombarded with emails from some local, but mostly overseas declarations about why the monument shouldn't be built. They said it would not only damage relations between Japan and Korea, but also Japan and the United States and that council members were being conned by Korean propaganda, which had, they said, convinced other cities in the United States to erect the same kind of memorials.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | October 23, 2012
Members of Rotary's 2012 District 5280 Group Study Exchange are now visiting Japan to learn about the culture and to compare business practices so they can bring new ideas back to their career fields. The program is funded by a grant from Rotary International. Participants in the four-week exchange program are Eddie Michino, Angela Kim, Jewel Price, Alen Andriassian and Kai Tramiel. Price, dean of Student Services at Glendale Community College, is the leader of the contingent and a member of the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | August 1, 2012
Jewel Price of the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club has been selected to lead the club's Group Study Exchange to Japan this fall. Among the seven candidates, officials said, Price has exhibited outstanding leadership, exceptional organizational skills and abundant international experiences. Price is the dean of students at Glendale Community College and has been a Rotarian for the past 13 years, during which time she served as president in 2008-09 and District 5260 Assistant Governor in 2009-11.
THE818NOW
July 13, 2012
A new UCLA economic analysis of Japan'sShinkansen bullet train and its impact on the growth of cities along its route calls into question claims by state officials that California's high-speed rail project will create up to 400,000 permanent jobs. Construction of Japan's vaunted bullet train began in the mid-1960s, and it did not generate higher economic growth or additional jobs, according to the study. Written by Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, the study said there may be other justifications for bullet train service between Los Angeles and San Francisco, but the $68-billion project as an engine of economic growth "will have only a marginal impact at best.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk | March 28, 2012
The 2012 Major League Baseball season began halfway around the globe in the wee hours of Wednesday morning with a pitch thrown by Glendale's very own Brandon McCarthy. It was a mixed bag for the right-handed pitcher when it came to firsts, as he was responsible for the first hit, run and homer of the young season, but also the first strikeout. McCarthy's Oakland Athletics suffered a 3-1 loss in 11 innings to the Seattle Mariners in baseball's season opener in Tokyo, in which McCarthy put forth a solid effort, but didn't factor in the decision.
NEWS
By Ron Kaye | September 10, 2011
It was just before 2:30 in the afternoon of Sunday Dec. 7, 1941 when a New York radio station interrupted the broadcast of the New York Giants football game with a shocking news bulletin: The Japanese had staged a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii. Broadcast of the game quickly resumed after the brief report. It was the same across America as NBC, CBS and other radio networks broke into Sammy Kaye's Sunday Serenade, a performance of the “Inspector General,” an intellectual discussion of Canada's role in the war in Europe - and then returned to normal programming.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2011
Damon’s Steak House officials presented two $3,500 checks to Glendale/La Crescenta Chapter - American Red Cross and the Glendale Kiwanis Club on Tuesday at the Glendale restaurant. The $7,000 was proceeds from lunches and dinners served on April 4 at Damon’s for Japanese earthquake relief. Each organization has pledged to apply the money toward relief efforts in Japan, especially those for children, following the earthquake and tsunami. Those attending Tuesday’s check presentation were Ron Farina of the American Red Cross, Glendale/La Crescenta Chapter; Glendale Kiwanis Club President Bruce Hinckley and members Susan Dell and Irshad UL-Haque.
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