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May 6, 2010
Kindergarten through second-grade students in the Korean dual-language immersion program at Keppel Elementary School performed traditional Korean children’s stories Wednesday. Kindergartners sang about tadpoles, and first-graders starred in a play about two stepsisters, Kongjwee and Patjwee. Second-graders performed a Korean mask dance. Because students are learning a new alphabet, instruction is half in Korean and half in English. The Korean program is one of six languages in the Foreign Language Academy of Glendale.
November 9, 2002
The Glendale Unified School District will air a live call-in program next week completely in Korean. The "Issues in Education" show will air at 7 p.m. Tuesday on Charter Communications Channel 15. The show will focus on how schools are governed, enrollment and attendance policies, life on campus and parent involvement. The same topics have been addressed in two previously aired programs, one in Armenian and the second in Spanish. An English show will be broadcast Nov. 26. All four versions of the show will be repeated through December.
February 11, 2004
Gary Moskowitz A pilot program to offer Korean-language classes at Crescenta Valley High School has sparked so much interest that Glendale Unified board members intend to make the classes permanent. Board members this week said that a high amount of interest -- 66 students enrolled in two Korean-language classes at the school -- was sufficient to continue offering the classes. Any new class requires between 35 to 60 students to be considered for permanent status, officials said.
June 19, 2003
Gary Moskowitz It's not every day that Hoover High School's teachers and staff can enjoy a veritable spread of home-cooked Korean cuisine during their lunch break. Once a year, school employees get their chance to enjoy sushi rolls, noodles and vegetables, beef and vegetable dumplings, and white and fried rice prepared by members of Hoover's Korean parent group. Members of the group on Tuesday hosted an appreciation lunch for staff as their way of saying "thank you" for helping to educate their children.
December 17, 2001
Karen S. Kim SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- It was Friday night at the Won house, and all four family members were at home to participate in an event they've coined "family night." About once a month, the Korean family's members will take a break from their individual lives to share experiences with one another. The four will eat together, chat about their days, work through the problems they face, offer advice to one another and sometimes even put on shows for each other.
By Ryan Vaillancourt | September 10, 2007
From a small, newly restored Foothill Boulevard storefront, the scent of Korean barbecue mixes with steam wafting above heated stone bowls stuffed with rice. The jovial chatter of local business people enjoying a lunchtime dose of tofu soup and sizzling barbecue filled this new La Crescenta eatery on a recent weekday afternoon. Tofu Village, a growing Southern California restaurant franchise, recently opened a branch at 3839 Foothill Blvd. Franchisee Sung An hopes to reach out to the area?
April 25, 2003
Ryan Carter As talks begin between the United States and North Korea over recent tensions between the countries, a local congressman hopes his recent trip to South Korea was a step closer to understanding the region. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale, whose district has a large population of Koreans) returned last week from the trip. He was part of a congressional delegation that included Reps. Edward Royce (R-Fullerton), Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles)
March 22, 2008
Commission to present ‘Jewels’ The Glendale Commission on the Status of Women will present the annual “Jewels of Glendale” Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oakmont Country Club. Tickets are $50 and parking is complimentary. The 2008 “Woman of Courage” award will be presented. For information and reservations, call Lana Haddad at (818) 548-4844 or e-mail her a   Congregations come together on Easter Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church members will gather with the Korean congregation of Hansarang United Methodist Church and friends from Christ Armenian Church to dedicate a peace pole, which will have “May Peace Prevail on Earth” written in English, Korean, Armenian and Spanish at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta.
September 19, 2009
EDUCATION Amid forecasts of a wet winter and federal health advisories warning of a worse rash of the H1N1 influenza virus, the Glendale Unified School District has already purchased $12,000 worth of hand sanitizer in an effort to stop the spread of illness, administrators said. And federal health agencies issued warnings earlier this month that children aged 5 to 18 were at a higher risk of death from contracting swine flu, prompting school districts to step up their sterilization efforts.
September 1, 2003
I read with great interest Steve Hedrick in Community Commentary on Aug. 8. Transition into an already established population has always been difficult for immigrant groups. He was wise to relate his own Italian family's painful integration into American society. I know from history that my ancestors, the Irish, caused great social problems for America when they arrived by the tens of thousands in the mid-1800s. Many of us have seen the recent movie "Gangs of New York," which, though fictional, was based on real social conditions.
By Brittany Levine, | November 6, 2013
About 20 Korean Americans protested on Tuesday against Mayor Dave Weaver's recent critiques of a memorial in Central Park that honors women taken as sex slaves by the Japanese Army during World War II. VIDEO: Weaver tells Japanese media he disagrees with 'Comfort Women' statue The protesters held up signs that read “Glendale Small City Big Heart” and “End Sexual Violence Against Women” outside City Hall. During the council meeting, several protesters said they were disappointed that the mayor would tell Japanese reporters and his counterpart at Glendale's sister city in Japan that the 1,110-pound statue honoring so-called comfort women should not have been erected.
By Kelly Corrigan, | October 3, 2013
[Note: This article was corrected. See details below. ] The Japanese dual-language immersion program at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary will be downsized rather than moved to another school, the Glendale Unified school board decided Tuesday. The vote ended months of discussion among Glendale school officials, parents and residents over the future of that dual-language program, as well as the Korean program at Monte Vista Elementary, which will be expanded. Much of the discussion centered on how the two schools would accommodate the programs that increased both schools' populations and added to neighborhood traffic congestion.
By Kirk Silsbee | September 5, 2013
Our national art consciousness has long had at least a vague sense of contemporary art (and a few individual artists) in Asia. Japanese and, more recently, mainland Chinese artists have been part of America's collective art conversation and, typically, California leads the way: MOCA presented a Murakami retrospective a few years ago and Ali Weiwei's giant bronze animal heads were displayed at LACMA. But even on the West Coast, few art viewers have a handle on present-day Korean art. In a small but pointed way, the Pacific Asia Museum has taken steps to remedy that deficiency.
By Kelly Corrigan, | September 5, 2013
Glendale officials and parents continue to debate the future of the dual-language immersion programs at Verdugo Woodlands and Monte Vista elementary schools, programs whose popularity has become a significant resource issue. Children involved in the program at Verdugo Woodlands, which began in 2010, spend 50% of the day speaking and learning in Japanese, but the school has little space left for expansion into the fifth and sixth grades. The Glendale school board will hold a special meeting on Thursday evening to discuss possible solutions for Verdugo Woodlands.
By Brittany Levine, | July 9, 2013
Despite significant opposition both overseas and locally, the City Council Tuesday approved a 1,110-pound monument honoring Korean women taken as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II . Members of the council received hundreds of emails - many appearing to come from Japan - and listened to dozens of speakers at the Tuesday meeting who claimed the so-called "comfort women" were not indentured servants, but ordinary prostitutes....
March 21, 2013
Yesterday we received the sample ballot for the April 2 Glendale Municipal Election. Is our household the only one puzzled by ballot being in English and Armenian exclusively? First, let's make clear that in our opinion one should understand the language of the land before voting. One has to be a citizen to vote, and to become a citizen, one needs to pass an English comprehension exam. If one cannot understand the candidates' positions and the issues discussed in English, the language of the land, where is the informed vote?
October 12, 2012
Twenty-two students from Goseong, South Korea, visited Glendale and La Crescenta this week. The students stayed with local families, attending Toll, Roosevelt and Rosemont middle schools. On Friday, the three middle schools held assemblies for the visiting students to showcase their dance and martial arts skills. Alex Woo of the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition helped organize the weeklong stay. He was inspired by the five Rosemont students and five Wilson students who went to Goseong, South Korea, last April and stayed with local families there.
By Brittany Levine, | April 26, 2012
They do things “Filipino-style” at Holy Family Catholic Church. They call Mary by her Filipino name - Our Lady of Perpetual Help - and have a Filipino choir. Seventy percent of the parish's population is Filipino. And it's growing every year, just as it is throughout Glendale. In the past two decades, the city's Filipino population has grown 66% to 13,328, according to recently released 2010 U.S. Census data. Filipino Americans now make up about 7% of Glendale's population, outpacing Koreans, who were once the third-largest minority group in a city of about 192,000.
November 15, 2011
Reporting from Seoul - In a canine experiment in better policing, the LAPD recently spent months training a pair of South Korean-bred Jindo puppies as possible new street enforcement partners. But the Jindos are in the doghouse as a replacement for more traditional European bloodlines, such as German shepherds or Belgian Malinois. The loyal but excitable Jindos, officials said, just didn't take to the exacting work of crowd control, weapons detection and drug sniffing.
By Veronica Rocha, | October 27, 2011
A 49-year-old Glendale man is expected to appear in court today on suspicion of stealing the personal information, including Social Security numbers, of more than 90 Korean-Americans, police said. Dong Ho Han, who is being held in lieu of $4.6-million bail, was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of identity theft, possessing a forged driver's license or identification card and possessing pills without a prescription, according to Glendale police reports. “There is no indication of what he was going to do with them,” Financial Crimes Sgt. Harley Wing said.
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