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October 1, 2004
CHARLES J. UNGER A promise is a promise. Those famous words were spoken by the King of Siam to the Julie Andrews character in "The King and I." Ms. Andrews' character had come to Siam in her capacity as an educator -- they were called teachers back then -- to instruct the children of Siam. Later in the musical, a discussion takes place as to whether the King of Siam will build the teacher a home, which was part of her original deal. The king, played by the inimitable Yul Brynner, uttered the previously mentioned quote.
January 5, 2004
Gary Moskowitz A Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at Forest Lawn this weekend will honor the famed civil rights leader through art, speeches and live music. Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries' second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. The event will honor the life, legacy and dream of America's most revered civil rights leader, said Paula Boger, the event's coordinator.
By Vince Lovato | February 25, 2006
GLENDALE ? Phil Wallace didn't look a lot like Martin Luther King Jr., but he sounded a lot like him. Wallace powerfully portrayed the late Civil Rights leader in two 1-hour-long, one-man educational plays for more than 450 students at Glendale Adventist Academy and Elementary on Friday as part of the school's Black History Month program. Wallace, who works for Mobile Education Productions, wrote and staged the play based on facts and dramatic presentation. He used only his booming baritone and flashy swing-style dancing mixed with some humor and drama to keep the students learning and entertained.
February 25, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Foothill Summer Theatre will hold auditions for its summer 2002 production of Rogers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" on Saturday at La Canada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Dr., La Canada Flintridge. The group is celebrating its 21st year of presenting full-length, completely orchestrated musical productions for local young people between the ages of 10 and 20. Director Marlys Marsteller, Choreographer Melinda Gillman and Musical Director Dan Kerr will head the production.
January 11, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills will, for the first time, celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week at a special event that highlights the civil-rights leader's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. "It will be a joyous occasion," Community Relations Director Paula Boger said. "We are celebrating his birthday, and the community should come and observe this great man with us. This is the first [Martin Luther King Jr.]
September 5, 2007
Imagine a full-length documentary about goofball guys playing the classic arcade game Donkey Kong. Who would want to pay money to see that? I would and so should you, if you love video games or off-beat films about strange people. ?King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters? gets the high score for unintentional comedy and could go down as one of the great documentaries of recent memory. It tells the true story of two grown men, Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe. Both claim to have set the high score on the 1981 vintage game Donkey Kong.
June 25, 2003
My mother called the other day to tell me my brother's dog, Charlie, had to be put down. Charlie was this little yappy dog who had been around for years. He seemed perfectly healthy one day, and could barely move the next. My brother took him to a vet, who told him Charlie had a degenerative back problem and advised him to put the dog to sleep. Michael was beside himself with sorrow, Mom said. He was inconsolable. I didn't know Charlie that well, but he was a likable, talented little fellow who knew a host of tricks my brother never tired of showing off to the family at gatherings.
April 19, 2000
Joyce Rudolph Jessie Payo of Burbank and her band Jessie and the Raindogs will return to Universal CityWalk's B.B. King's Blues Club at 8:30 tonight to celebrate the release of their first CD "House Broken." Special guests include teen guitarist Reeve Carney, guitarist Johnny Stachela, and Benny Golbin, John Diaz, Josh Bower and Tim Vaughn, all on brass. Providing back up vocals are two members of the Burbank High School Vocal Choir In Sync Cate O'Neil and David Diaz.
January 15, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta R.D. WHITE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -- Meline Haghnazarian isn't really sure who Martin Luther King Jr. was, but the third-grader understands the message of harmony the civil rights leader spent much of his life promoting. It's important for different people to get along "to be like friends, to be happy with each other," she said after taking part Friday in the school's January flag ceremony, which was dedicated to King. Third-graders stood on the steps in front of the school, telling a crowd dotted with waving American flags about King's life -- his birth in Atlanta in 1929, his leadership of peaceful protests against segregation, his shooting death in 1968.
By: | October 4, 2005
o7The Daily Pilot visited Harbor View Elementary's after-school club and asked: "What's the key to winning at chess?" f7 "To keep your king away from all the moves where somebody can capture you." CASSIDY GEORGE, 9 Newport Beach "You never take your king off the board." JAKE HUGGINS, 9 Newport Beach "To think, and not to move into the wrong spaces." PAUL VREBALOVICH, 6 Newport Beach "Be able to control the center."
By Kelly Corrigan, | February 20, 2014
Rudy Donofrio didn't feel any pain in his chest the day he collapsed, lost his pulse and nearly died from a heart attack outside Glendale Memorial Hospital and Heart Center. What he felt was a nagging ache in his neck that worried him enough that he called his physician one day last August. “I just called up and said, 'Hey, I gotta see you. I have a pain in my neck,'” Donofrio said. Shortly after parking his car on Brand Boulevard, Donofrio, 66, was walking to the hospital's entrance on Laurel Street when he collapsed.
By Andrew J. Campa, | February 20, 2014
NEWPORT BEACH - While the position may have been familiar for the Glendale High boys' soccer team, the Nitros' opponent was certainly different, as was the final score. For a second straight postseason contest, Glendale trailed early in allowing a second-minute score. This time, however, there was no playoff magic or rally, as host Corona del Mar ended the Nitros' season via 3-0 victory in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs on Thursday afternoon. With the victory, the Pacific Coast League champion Sea Kings (15-3-4)
December 17, 2013
As I watched the Glendale City Council Meeting on cable Dec. 10, I was shocked and embarrassed by the way Mayor Dave Weaver treated a citizen who was giving input on an agenda item. The citizen was critical of the city's irresponsible spending and gave a few factual examples. Mayor Weaver interrupted the citizen several times and then said something to the effect of, “If you don't like the way we run the city, why don't you move out?” The mayor cut the citizen off and made it very clear that the issue was not open for discussion, but let Councilman Quintero and City Manager Ochoa discuss it, and make comments about how misinformed the citizen was - note, that's misinformed in their opinion.
By Daniel Siegal, | November 12, 2013
Another apartment development with more than 500 units is coming to Glendale, as a six-story, two-building project that will straddle either side of two downtown streets won the City Council's approval last week. The project, being developed by San Francisco-based Carmel Partners, would split 507 apartments across two buildings, with the development running on both sides of Central Avenue and Doran Street. The council gave final design approval for the project, though Councilman Ara Najarian didn't support many aspects of it after asking the motions and ordinances tied to the project be broken into separate votes.
August 8, 2013
Marilyn King, a native of Glendale and the youngest and last surviving member of the King Family vocal group that starred in its own musical-variety television series, died Wednesday in Laguna Niguel following a battle with cancer. She was 82. “The King Family Show” aired for three seasons from 1965 to 1969, and after the series ended, the Kings maintained a regular presence on national television with their holiday specials. The group began in the 1930s, assembled by their father, William King Driggs, who was a college voice trainer, the Los Angeles Times reported . They were billed early on as the Six King Sisters, and sang with  Horace Heidt 's orchestra in Chicago, before paring down to a quartet featuring Marilyn's older sisters Alyce, Donna, Luise and Yvonne, who earned considerable respect and commercial success with their jazz harmonies.
July 23, 2013
A 51-year-old woman who claimed she was once married to Michael Jackson was arrested late Saturday after allegedly kicking and spitting on officers outside a Burger King restaurant, police said. Nancy Balcorta called 911 about 11:25 p.m. from the fast-food restaurant in 3500 block of Foothill Boulevard, claiming she had been raped, kicked out of her home and that she was the ex-wife of the late pop star, according to Glendale police. Officers arrived at the restaurant and recognized Balcorta from an earlier call after she was allegedly discovered sleeping on a driveway outside a home and refused to leave.
July 2, 2013
A 39-year-old Glendale woman was arrested Saturday when she allegedly punched a police officer in the face and bit his arm. The woman, Elena Minn, reportedly entered the Burger King in the 1200 block of East Colorado Street at about 3:37 p.m. and asked employees for a cup of water, according to Glendale police. Minn initially filled her cup with water, but then allegedly returned several times and served herself soda. Employees asked her to stop and to leave, but she refused and began yelling profanity, police said.
By Kelly Corrigan, | May 11, 2013
A Glendale Unified educator who began teaching in the district 23 years ago will take on a new leadership post in July as assistant superintendent of educational services. Kelly King will take the position that was held by John Garcia, who left Glendale Unified in March to become superintendent of the Downey Unified School District. "There were amazing candidates for this position," King said. "I'm honored and humbled that I was selected. " King began her career as a kindergarten teacher at Balboa Elementary in 1990 before becoming a teacher specialist at Glenoaks and Dunsmore elementary schools.
By Brittany Levine, | May 10, 2013
Mark Geragos, a Glendale attorney who has represented Michael Jackson and numerous other high-profile clients, has penned a book with fellow criminal defense attorney Pat Harris that delves into the faults of the criminal justice system and gives an inside look at the headline-grabbing cases he's argued in court. Geragos - who is scheduled to discuss his book, "MISTRIAL: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works…and Sometimes Doesn't" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Glendale Central Library - said defendants are too often assumed guilty in the modern justice system.
May 9, 2013
A 26-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he and two other men allegedly beat up his neighbor outside a fast food restaurant and stole his iPhone 4, police said. Edvard Zograbyan, who was reportedly on probation for felony theft, was booked on suspicion of the May 1 robbery outside Burger King in the 1200 block of East Colorado Street, according to Glendale police. The neighbor told police he had gone to a nearby gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and was walking back when he was suddenly punched, knocked to the ground and kicked.
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