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By Veronica Rocha | June 15, 2010
CENTRAL GLENDALE — First- and second-graders at R. D. White Elementary School on Monday donned black paper fedoras sparkling with silver glitter as they serenaded hundreds of fellow classmates with two Michael Jackson tunes in tribute to his life. Two weeks before the first anniversary of the pop icon's death, the first- and second-graders stood outside on the school's footsteps and belted out the lyrics to "Heal the World" and "I'll Be There" while using hand gestures to illustrate the songs.
By Grant Gordon | May 8, 2010
HOLLYWOOD — Taking the latest step in what’s quickly becoming a promising career, Glendale boxer Artur Bernetsyan remained undefeated with a dominant knockout win late Thursday night as one of four fighters with local ties claiming victory at King of the West Promotions’ debut event, Rage Against the Ropes, at the Circus Disco in Hollywood. “The whole point of fights like this is getting better,” said Bernetsyan’s trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan. “It’s step by step.
By Grant Gordon | May 4, 2010
GLENDALE — Having aided in the burgeoning careers of boxer Vanes Martirosyan and mixed martial artists Manny Gamburyan and Karen Darabedyan, among others, as a trainer, Roma Kalantaryan has always wanted to do more when it came to the fight game. And Kalantaryan, the proprietor of the Main Event Sports Club in Glendale, has teamed up with friend John Nemkerekyan to form King of the West Promotions, which will put on its first-ever fight card on Thursday at the Circus Disco in Hollywood when it presents “Rage Against the Ropes,” a hybrid fighting event that will feature both boxing and MMA. “I’m very excited,” said Kalantaryan, who will present a card that’s scheduled to feature six MMA fights and four boxing bouts with five fighters having local ties on the card.
By Gabriel Rizk | May 3, 2010
Edmund Chow’s season on the hardwood begins in early winter and continues well into the spring. With the standard the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team has set for deep CIF Southern Section Division V playoff runs in recent years, its often much closer to summer before Chow’s work in the gymnasium is done. Over his four years at Prep, Chow has risen to an All-CIF level basketball player as the school’s point guard, but he continues to entertain raucous crowds at big games in the school’s gym long after hoops season is over, having developed into one of the top volleyball players in the at Prep, as well.
By Veronica Rocha | March 25, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Manager Norma Gutierrez and fellow Burger King employees got a lesson Tuesday on lending a hand to troubled teens seeking a safe place or advice. The fast food restaurant at 3517 Foothill Blvd. was the fourth area Burger King to be designated as a Safe Place — a Salvation Army program to provide safe havens for troubled youth, coordinator Meghan Ravada said. The restaurant’s employees were also one of several Burger King staffs to get training from Ravada on how to properly help teens with problems.
By Gabriel Rizk | February 6, 2010
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Entering Friday afternoon’s Prep League game against Chadwick in desperate need of a slump buster, the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team got two for the price of one. With a dominant 2-0 victory on a rain-slicked field at the Glendale Sports Complex, the Rebels snapped a three-game slide and held on to their third-place standing in league. It was also the first time Prep had beaten Chadwick, which is ranked 10th in CIF Southern Section Division III, since 2004, according to Rebels Coach Esteban Chavez.
By Dink O’Neal | January 30, 2010
Burbank’s Theatre Banshee kicks off the new year in fine style with the U.S. premiere of “The Kings of the Kilburn High Road.” Playwright Jimmy Murphy’s internationally acclaimed script is a roller-coaster ride of emotions as five Irishmen gather in a seedy London pub for a friend’s wake. Overseeing this presentation, crackling with intensity as the relationships between these characters unfold, is Banshee co-founder Sean Branney. His attention to detail is most evident in the conversational tone found in Murphy’s script.
By Christopher Cadelago | November 15, 2009
It was a weekend of peaks and valleys for the students of Glendale and Hoover high schools. And while only one school captured the coveted Victory Bell (the Tornadoes came from behind to defeat the Nitros, reclaiming the bell for the first time since 2006), a consolation prize remained for students from each of the rival high schools — homecoming king and queen. Glendale High School’s announcement came Friday night in front of an eager crowd at Moyse Field. The court, red ribbons buckled across their torsos, waited nervously before Mary Cagulada and Shant Alvandyan heard their names come over the loudspeaker.
By Max Zimbert | September 3, 2009
Morrie Fiss, manager of Glendale Flower Mart, has been a media darling lately. Reporters from London and Germany have swung by his flower store asking for interviews and insider tips about the neighboring Forrest Lawn Memorial Park across the street on South Glendale Avenue. The cemetery is now the final resting place for Michael Jackson and could become a pilgrimage of sorts for fans of one of the greatest pop stars of all time. And so if location is everything, Glendale Flower Mart is poised to see big business.
June 5, 2009
Valley View fifth-grade student Matthew Worden was crowned King for the Day last Friday, May 29 at the school after joining the 1,000 point Accelerated Reader club. Students participating in the club receive points for each book read. A book can be worth up to 40 points; the more challenging books are worth more points. To earn points one must get a score of 85% or better. If the student gets 100% on the test they get the full points. The points earned are lower as the percentage drops.
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