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February 4, 2005
Columbus' voyages to the "New World" were just the beginning of the intermingling of peoples and cultures that formed our nation; this rich and varied history is reflected in the prehistoric sites, buildings, structures, objects and districts found throughout the Southwest. Greg Warriner's film, as part of the Kiwanis travel series, evokes a beautiful land of deserts, mountains and fertile valleys which is both very old and very new. The Southwest contains venerable adobe communities and ancient, long-abandoned prehistoric ruin collectively representing thousands of years of habitation.
NEWS
July 7, 2001
Erik Boal NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- With two swings of Chad Nacapoy's bat, the second that much harder and farther than the first, the first all-Foothill League final in the 10-year history of the Little League District 16 Major Baseball Tri-Cities Tournament was emphatically decided. The Kiwanis catcher/pitcher belted two home runs, including a grand slam in the third inning to break open a tie game, to lift the Foothill League champions to a 13-3 win against the Jets and their first Tri-Cities title Friday night at Babe Herman Field.
NEWS
June 4, 2003
From big band to Dixieland, it will be a day devoted to jazz music when the Glendale Kiwanis Club sponsors its largest fund-raiser for the year, the Glendale Jazz Festival. This year's "A World of Jazz" will be from noon to 11 p.m. June 28 at Glendale Community College. Among the attractions will be 20 musical groups on six stages, dancing, food, prizes, artisans and a children's instrumental petting zoo, where kids can see musical instruments up close.
NEWS
June 25, 2001
Erik Boal MONTROSE -- As if winning five straight Foothill Little League regular-season titles wasn't enough to earn the proper respect among a talented field in the District 16 Major Baseball Tri-Cities Tournament, Kiwanis stated its case again Saturday. Against Vaquero League-champion Russo, which was considered by some aficionados as one of the favorites to win the 15-team tournament, Coach Errol Simonitsch's squad proved that it is far from a one- or two-person team.
NEWS
June 27, 2001
Hamlet Nalbandyan NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Bold statements were made Tuesday after the Kiwanis 9- through 12-year-old Major Baseball team outlasted the Glendale Police, 4-2, in seven innings in a winner's-bracket semifinal game of the Little League District 16 Tri-Cities Tournament at Babe Herman Field. The first came from Police Coach Gregg Alsdorf, who was not the least bit worried that his team dropped to the second-chance bracket and will next play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Montrose Park against a team to be determined later.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | October 25, 2009
Siblings Isabelle and Henry Avanosian jumped up and down in anticipation Saturday afternoon as they waited for hundreds of rubber ducks to come rushing past them in a man-made waterway. Nine-year-old Isabelle and 7-year-old Henry were among hundreds of residents who went to Verdugo Park Saturday for the fifth annual Glendale Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash, the organization’s signature fundraising event, where community members could make donations to “adopt” rubber ducks for the afternoon’s races.
NEWS
June 16, 2003
Thank you to the volunteers who helped make last Thursday's annual Rabies/Pet Clinic a success. About 100 dogs and cats received vaccinations and licenses as volunteers worked until 8:30 p.m. keeping our pets healthy. A special thank-you to Dr. Woody Walker and the staff of the La Canada Pet Clinic, the La Canada Noon Kiwanis Club, Canada Auxiliary of Professionals of ASSISTANCE LEAGUE of Flintridge, the Pasadena Humane Society and the SPCA for volunteering time, energy and resources to make the event a tremendous success.
NEWS
By BRUCE CAMPBELL | September 15, 2007
Where is Lake Glendale? Everybody always asks me that question. The Glendale Kiwanis Club will transform Verdugo Park into a very large lake full of rubber duckies on Oct. 20. Each of the rubber duckies will have a number painted on it, and the ducks will be ready to go round and round and down the slides to see who is the fastest ducky. Remember your rubber ducky from early bathtub days? These are the very same rubber duckies, and now they are all ready to race. You can adopt a duck or a whole flock of ducks that might win you a prize from the Kiwanis Club.
NEWS
By BRUCE CAMPBELL | June 17, 2006
A bite by a black fly carrying a microscopic parasite worm can cause blindness. The blindness is called River Blindness. It is currently affecting about 770,000 people in 30 countries in Africa and South America. The Lions Clubs International has begun a campaign in conjunction with The World Health Organization to fight the spread of River Blindness and help the visually impaired. River Blindness is commonly treated with an oral medicine called Ivermectin. Vincent De Santis, from the Northwest Glendale Lions Club, told about the disease and the details of the Lions Clubs "Campaign Sight First II" during the Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club meeting on May 25. The Lions hope to raise $200 million to prevent the disease worldwide.
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December 19, 2013
After an energetic 5 years with a rare salivary gland cancer, Tim Scheck passed away at the age of 76, surrounded by family and friends.Timloved skiing, tennis, scuba diving, travel, his garden, Stanford, the Navy and fixing just about anything. Anyone who knew Tim knew he was endlessly generous with his time, tools and talents, connecting effortlessly with people and living a motto of “If not me, who?” Born in Los Angeles, the first of three children, Tim attended South Pasadena-San Marino High School and earned both his BA and MBA from Stanford University.
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SPORTS
By Emin Avakian, Special to the Glendale News-Press | June 15, 2013
GLENDALE - Natalie Bitetti had a sixth inning to remember. The Crescenta Valley Kiwanis pitcher put her stamp on a thrilling, well-played tilt with Crescenta Valley Aristo in the District 16 minor softball Tournament of Champions title game Saturday at Scholl Canyon. PHOTOS: Aristo vs. Kiwanis girls' softball Bitetti struck out the side in the top of the sixth inning to keep the Kiwanis deficit at one run. Then in the bottom of the frame, she stepped up to the plate with two runners on and capitalized with a walk-off double to right center to give Kiwanis the 14-13 victory and the championship trophy.
SPORTS
By Emin Avakian, Special to the News-Press | June 12, 2013
GLENDALE - The Crescenta Valley Kiwanis minor softball team will play in the District 16 Tournament of Champions final after defeating Foothill Original Tommy's, 14-8, Wednesday afternoon. Kiwanis was able to consistently put the ball in play and was relentless on the base paths. But it was ultimately taking advantage of Original Tommy's errors that proved to be the difference, as Crescenta Valley earned four of its 14 runs, while subpar Foothill defense accounted for the other 10. “We hit the ball well against a good team and a really good pitcher,” Kiwanis Coach Mark Bitetti said of Foothill pitcher Kylee Lousararian.
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By Joyce Rudolph | January 2, 2013
The sound of thundering basketballs echoes throughout the Glendale YMCA's large gym every Saturday morning. Some 150 youngsters, ages 5 to 13, are members of the Junior Lakers League, a sports program that the YMCA is looking to expand. The YMCA hosted an all-star game and pizza party on Dec. 15 to reach out to the community and bring attention to the camaraderie and sports training it offers to the youth of Glendale, said Mineh Petrosian, assistant sports director of the league.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 17, 2011
The Glendale Kiwanis Club raised roughly $75,000 at its annual duck splash in Verdugo Park on Saturday, a total that, despite the weak economy, is in line with what the nonprofit has made in the past, organizers said. This year's event, which featured hundreds of rubber ducks racing down a makeshift river, brings the club's seven-year fundraising total to $550,000, all of which goes to local schools and community groups in need, said Secretary Vic Legerton. “These organizations all have needs for funds,” he said.
SPORTS
By Emin Avakian, Special to the News-Press | June 24, 2011
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — It took a little bit extra from both teams to decide the Tri-Cities Junior Softball Tournament of Champions title game between Crescenta Valley Kiwanis and the Burbank Fusion on Thursday night at Scholl Canyon Ball Fields. The see-saw affair lasted over three hours and went nine innings with a combined 27 runs and required starting pitchers who had been relieved needing to come back on the mound to close it out, but in the end, Kiwanis prevailed, 15-14, to claim the championship.
SPORTS
By Emin Avakian, Special to the News-Press | June 22, 2011
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — The Tri-Cities District 16 Minor Softball Tournament of Champions title game between Crescenta Valley Kiwanis and the Burbank Heart Breakers played out in the exciting fashion one would expect in a winner-take-all game. The nailbiting contest played Tuesday night at Scholl Canyon Ball Fields needed extra innings and more than the two-hour time limit to settle which team would be champion and runner-up. Finally, with the sun setting in the eighth inning, Burbank's Ariana Farias stepped up to plate with Emily Monterrey on second base and lined a single to left field, scoring Monterrey for the game-winning run to give the Heart Breakers a 4-3 win and the championship.
SPORTS
By Emin Avakian, Special to the News-Press | June 21, 2011
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Familiar foes Crescenta Valley Kiwanis and Crescenta Valley's J's Maintenance faced each other for the fifth and final time this season at Scholl Canyon Ball Fields on Sunday with a chance to play for the Tri-Cities District 16 Minor Softball Tournament of Champions title game. Kiwanis had dropped three of the previous four to J's Maintenance, but prevailed this time, 9-7, and will play the Burbank Heart Breakers at 6 p.m. today at Scholl. "It's always a close game when these two teams play," Kiwanis Coach Dan Jensen said after clinching a spot in the finals.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 18, 2011
MONTROSE — Cross-town rivalries usually bring out the best in teams. That wasn't the case when two Crescenta Valley teams, Kiwanis and Muir-Chase, combined for six errors, eight walks and five hit batters in a first-round game of the Tri-City Junior Division Softball Tournament. There was only one hit between the Crescenta Valley teams after five and a half innings of play. Kiwanis' bats finally came alive in the bottom of the fifth for two big hits and three runs in a 6-3 victory over Muir.
SPORTS
By Emin Avakian, Special to the News-Press | June 18, 2011
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — The Jewel City Kiwanis squad received some unlucky news the night before playing in the second round of the District 16 Tournament of Champions Minor Baseball Tournament — one of its top players had suffered a broken finger. While there's no telling if Ethan Miller's bat and pitching would have done anything to change or prevent the 14-9 defeat to the Pacific Dolphins on Friday at Babe Herman Field, Kiwanis Coach Rafael Larin said he sure could have used him. "It was a big loss," said Larin, who had a four-hit day from Miller in the team's first-round win. "He would have pitched the middle innings, but instead we had to throw a lot of arms out there.
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