May 18, 2012
Though most of my musical life has been spent in the realms of classical, sacred, and folk music, with a lot of attention to children's choral music, I now count myself an avid Glendale Pops fan. I'll give you three reasons I love Glendale Pops. Glendale Pops is a program of Glendale Arts at the beautiful and iconic Alex. Glendale Arts has been a terrific partner with the Glendale Unified School District and the Glendale Educational Foundation, not to mention all the other civic and business organizations it supports.
May 7, 2011
Mothers. Can't live with them. Wouldn't exist without them. Because asexual reproduction works only with certain species of frogs and turkeys. But beyond the biological oddities and the curious need to take away my drinking glass before I'm done with it, I still can't figure you mothers out. Seriously. You get one day a year to be pampered and served, given your choice to do anything you desire, and what do you want? I asked some of you, and here is what I heard back.
February 19, 2013
Love was in the air at the luncheon for the Founders Guild of Glendale Adventist Medical Center. The hospital's auditorium was standing room only on Valentine's Day. Upon checking in, every guest received a Swarovski crystal necklace, heart-shaped of course. A silent auction allowed visitors more opportunities to part with their money for charity. Harp music performed by Duquessa McGuffin accompanied a buffet lunch of heart-healthy chicken, rice and kale. Dessert was strictly decadent - red velvet cupcakes.
November 4, 2009
Sandra Miller, 67, a resident at the Broadview Retirement home, believes strongly in spiritual involvement. She has devoted her life to volunteer work and spreading the word of God. She lives by her strong commitment to making the world a better and more loving place. In a time when human kindness is rare, she said she has a ton to spare. YULIYA GRINBERG: What made you become such a spiritual individual? SANDRA MILLER: My first husband was killed at such a young age in an unfortunate car accident.
September 28, 2002
Mary Burkin Odalys Nanin co-wrote (with Maria Barrientos), co-directed (with Johanna Siegmann) and personally produced "Love Struck," at the Victory Theatre, which she describes in the program notes as "a candid look into the ups and downs of a relationship regardless of the sexuality of the couple involved." Not one to stay idle when the curtain goes up, Nanin also turns in a first-rate performance as rough-edged Laura, one-half of the two-female Latina cast.
January 16, 2009
Dear La Crescenta, my beloved hometown, birthplace of my children, home to my school alma maters, land that I love: I need to say something important to you. Ready? I’m sorry. Truly remorseful. Apparently, I hurt the one I love with my column last week. So, to my friends, neighbors and fellow La Crescentans, consider this Chase duly chastened. What did I do? It seems as though I inadvertently tweaked some of my fellow citymates with observations about a few perceived differences between our humble homeland and that of our upscale neighbor to the east, La Cañada-Flintridge.
July 6, 2012
Julie Burroughs Shermer One of Glendale's finest ambassadors, Julie Burroughs Shermer, passed away June 21, 2012. Born in Glendale to James and Genevieve Sultenfuss, Julie attended Glendale schools including Hoover High School and subsequently served as reunion chairperson for four decades. Married to Howard Shermer for nearly 30 years, Julie enjoyed travel, flora, fauna, and family - especially their four grandchildren. She was an avid and prizewinning photographer. Julie's vast knowledge and love of Glendale made her an invaluable asset to the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for nearly 20 years.
March 22, 2013
Joan Homick passed away this past Friday surrounded by her family, having recently celebrated her 82nd birthday. She was a native Californian who was born in Glendale to Katherine and Clyde Mundy. She married the love of her life, Theodore, Ted, Homick Jr. and spent the last 50 years raising her family in La Cañada Flintridge. She enjoyed taking road trips and traveling the road less traveled. Joan also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cross stitching, and tending to her garden where she would also love to watch the sunset.
September 19, 2001
Today (Sept. 14) is a day of national prayer, and I am praying for a day of global understanding. A day where there will be no prejudice, no hatred and no ignorance. A day that we can bridge our societal divide and a day in which love would prevail. From Buddha to Jesus to Baha'i, all we have heard is to embrace love. So, when can we reach this enlightenment? Is 4,000 years not enough time to lift ourselves to these higher thoughts? I hear people speaking of retaliation.
April 5, 2011
BONNIE JUE 4/22/1945- 4/17/2010 "Dear Bonnie, I miss you every day. You are my love, my light, my best friend and my comfort. You are with me always, everywhere I go. All my love. Your loving husband, Phil. "