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By Joyce Rudolph | January 7, 2014
Holy Family High School Key Club turned the tables on its mentoring club, the Glendale Kiwanis, by hosting a December meeting at the high school rather than its regular meeting place at the Elks Lodge. Key Club President Angelina Louise Alejar, 17, a senior, conducted the meeting, which included lunch and entertainment by the school's a cappella and bell choirs. Angelina is a big fan of people who do a lot for the community, she said, so the group, made up of 30 members, decided to honor the Kiwanis Club.
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November 28, 2002
Preparing more than 40 turkeys for Thanksgiving is no easy task, but that didn't seem to bother Key Club members cooking them Wednesday at Flintridge Preparatory School. The students began about 7 a.m. and continued cooking throughout the day. They will return by 8 a.m. today to prepare stuffing and deliver the meals to Harvest Time Ministry, a ministry serving homeless in Altadena, shut-ins and Families of Blind Children in Glendale. It's the biggest project of the year, and about 30 mem- bers will give up their Thanksgiving to parti- cipate.
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April 30, 2003
Janine Marnien Key Club members from several area high schools will be out in force Sunday, helping Flintridge Preparatory School raise money for the American Cancer Society. The Key Club at Flintridge Prep has held a charity walk for three years, raising money for a different charity each time. This year's recipient was chosen to recognize a loss close to home, Key Club President Christine Nguyen said. "One of our students, Caroline Applegarth, her mom passed away this summer from cancer," she said.
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May 5, 2003
Laura Sturza Though foot pain had curtailed regular walking activities, Cheryl Marsh was trekking the three-mile route of La Canada Flintridge Preparatory School's Sunday American Cancer Society fund-raiser. "Probably half my friends, more than half, have breast cancer," said Marsh, the parent of Flintridge sophomore Evan Smith. But her feet were holding up well, and she was enjoying the exercise and time with her son, Marsh said. Some of the 35 participants said they appreciate the support they received from the community.
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December 25, 2004
KEY CLUB COLLECTS FOOD FOR NEEDY Key Club members from Burbank High School recently went door to door throughout Burbank collecting nonperishable food items for Project HOPE (Helping Other People Eat). Key Club is the high school group of the Kiwanis Club. The Key Club will be helping to pack the canned goods and donating $200 to Project HOPE. People who want to contribute to Project HOPE can mail checks to the Burbank Coordinating Council, P.O. Box 10126, Burbank, CA 91510.
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July 9, 2005
Benjamin Blackburn, 14, the son of Regina Robinson and Gary Blackburn of Glendale, recently won an essay contest on "Tolerance," sponsored by the Glendale Sunrise Rotary, in cooperation with the Japanese American National Museum and the Glendale Unified School District. Benjamin will be a 10th-grader in the fall at Crescenta Valley High School. He also won the Distinguished Student Award for English for all of ninth grade at CV this year. Benjamin also received a Scholar Athlete Achievement Award for Cross Country for students who have a 3.5 GPA and higher, and have lettered in a sport.
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By Jane Napier Neely | June 10, 2011
Five area students were recently honored as “Good Citizens” at a luncheon held by the Don Jose Verdugo Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution. Presiding over the program was Liz Craven, regent, and Barbara Rogers, “Good Citizen” chairwoman. The luncheon and award ceremony was held at Beckham Place Restaurant in Pasadena. The students were accompanied by their school counselors and their parents. Honored that day were Estrella Sainburg, who attends La Cañada High School; Jason Bunn, Flintridge Preparatory School; Alanna Pires, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Stephanie Patton, Crescenta Valley High School; and Anahit Shahbazyan, Clark Magnet High School.
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February 6, 2002
Shannon Barber Good ideas are being shared and handed from one service club to another. Tracy Toscano, a junior at Crescenta Valley High School and president of the Key Club, and Mary Claire Garcia, eighth-grader and president of the Builders Club at Rosemont Junior High, got together Friday after school to make lunches for the hungry and disadvantaged. Along with members of their respective clubs, the two young leaders worked in the classroom of Mrs. Estrada, faculty advisor to the Builders, making 101 lunches to distribute to people.
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June 18, 2002
Gary Moskowitz It's no easy task graduating from high school with a 4.5 grade-point average, but for Janice Lynn Sanchez, that difficult task was made easier with the help and support of her family. Sanchez, 18, graduated as valedictorian from Holy Family High School earlier this month among her 55 classmates at the school's 2002 commencement ceremonies. And the outstanding senior will leave behind Monday morning student council meetings, Key Club volunteer activities and her part-time job at Hogi Yogi's to attend Stanford University full-time in the fall.
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By By Ani Amirkhanian | December 19, 2005
Crescenta Valley High School's Key Club members help distribute toys to needy children.Ellen McNeill put a variety of toys ranging from trucks to stuffed animals in a plastic bag and waited to hand it out to boys and girls. "I really like helping kids," the high school freshman said. Ellen and 16 students from Crescenta Valley High School's Key Club volunteered their time on Saturday to help distribute toys to needy children and their families at the Salvation Army in Glendale.
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By Joyce Rudolph | January 7, 2014
Holy Family High School Key Club turned the tables on its mentoring club, the Glendale Kiwanis, by hosting a December meeting at the high school rather than its regular meeting place at the Elks Lodge. Key Club President Angelina Louise Alejar, 17, a senior, conducted the meeting, which included lunch and entertainment by the school's a cappella and bell choirs. Angelina is a big fan of people who do a lot for the community, she said, so the group, made up of 30 members, decided to honor the Kiwanis Club.
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By Jane Napier Neely | June 10, 2011
Five area students were recently honored as “Good Citizens” at a luncheon held by the Don Jose Verdugo Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution. Presiding over the program was Liz Craven, regent, and Barbara Rogers, “Good Citizen” chairwoman. The luncheon and award ceremony was held at Beckham Place Restaurant in Pasadena. The students were accompanied by their school counselors and their parents. Honored that day were Estrella Sainburg, who attends La Cañada High School; Jason Bunn, Flintridge Preparatory School; Alanna Pires, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Stephanie Patton, Crescenta Valley High School; and Anahit Shahbazyan, Clark Magnet High School.
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June 3, 2011
    Richard Godbold passed away quickly and quietly in his sleep on Friday, May 27, 2011 from heart failure at age 84. Richard Travis Godbold was born in Los Angeles on November 8, 1925 to Henry Travis Godbold and Ruth E. Godbold, he graduated from Burbank High School in 1944 and then served his country in the Navy during World War II.  He spent his life in the automobile business, starting with his father at the Pasadena Hudson...
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March 18, 2011
The Burbank Kiwanis Aktion Club had its annual Bowl-A-Thon on Feb. 27. This fundraiser affords club members the opportunity to attend the Kiwanis Aktion Club Convention in late summer or early fall. It was a very successful event, thanks to the support they received from friends and family, as well as from their friends in other Kiwanis clubs. Some of the clubs bowled and others provided great financial support. The Aktion Club would like to thank the Burbank Noon Kiwanis, Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis, Sylmar Kiwanis and San Fernando Kiwanis for giving so much of themselves.
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By Jon Haber | August 5, 2009
When Back Pocket Memory was setting up on stage July 18 at the Emergenza Festival?s Battle of the Bands competition, the Burbank band began to feel the energy from the crowd as more than 200 fans came to their feet and started chanting. ?All of a sudden, I start hearing a chant of our band?s name getting louder and louder,? said lead singer Chris Pennington. ?At that moment, I realized I could care less if we win or lose. This is why we play music, it?s to interact with our family and friends.
FEATURES
March 28, 2009
DON JOSE VERDUGO CHAPTER GIVES AWARDS Members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society and Daughters of the American Revolution, honored five local students at their annual Good Citizen Award ceremony presented recently at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The Good Citizen Award is presented to students for the outstanding work they do for home, school, community and country. The students are selected by school faculty based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
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By Elaine La Marr Valley Sun | March 13, 2009
Members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored five local students at its annual Good Citizen Award ceremony held recently at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The Good Citizen Award is presented to students for the outstanding work they do for home, school, community and country. The students are selected by school faculty based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. This year’s recipients represent five local high schools and were selected for this prestigious award.
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By Veronica Rocha | October 20, 2008
The spirit of this year’s Glendale Kiwanis Club’s rubber duck race came alive Saturday as race attendants cheered for thousands of ducks traveling on a man-made lake to the finish line. Hundreds of race attendants eagerly watched their ducks float down the lake at the fourth annual Glendale Kiwanis Incredible Splash at Verdugo Park, hoping their duck was one of 10 drawn for a cash prize. “This is so cool,” Glendale resident Adrienne Dong said. “It makes you feel young again.
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By Monica Lee | August 1, 2008
On July 24 the Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club honored six high school graduates, including three Crescenta Valley High School graduates, at its annual scholarship presentation. Members of the Lions Club, the scholarship recipients and their family members gathered at Grandview Palace in La Crescenta for the dinner and Lions Club meeting. According to the Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club President Art Rinaman, the scholarship recipients were chosen on the basis of need, excellence in academics, attitude and spirit, and community outreach.
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