January 7, 2013
Constance Ann Wren died peacefully on the morning of January 3, 2013 after a long and heroic battle with lung cancer. She was 76 years of age and died in San Gabriel, California. She was born in Berkley, California, June 18, 1936. She was the daughter of Marian Burgess Holcomb LaFranchi and Dr. Edward Henry LaFranchi. She is survived by her brothers Charles LaFranchi, Stephen LaFranchi and a sister Caroline Meredith Gracis. Longtime friends include Marge Zaun and Lynn Rossi. She was married to Edward Wren for over 20 years.
August 13, 2007
Cancer survivor Laura Campanelli wore a 1960s blue and gold polka dot vintage cocktail dress and prepared to make her debut on the catwalk at the Hilton Glendale. Campanelli, who was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system, at 1 year old and with stage 1 metastatic breast cancer at 41, put her best modeling skills to use for a good cause, on Sunday. She took part in "Lights, Camera, Fight Cancer!" a fashion show fundraiser for cancer services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
January 10, 2009
DOWNTOWN — A government study showing that a partial smoking ban had a dramatic effect on reducing heart attacks in a Colorado town may have implications for Glendale and Burbank, where similar ordinances have been passed in recent years, experts said. The study, published Dec. 30 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, was the first conducted over a period as long as three years and showed a sustained decrease in hospital admissions for heart attacks, said Christine Nevin-Woods, the lead researcher on the study and the director of the Pueblo City-County Health Department in Pueblo, Colo.
November 6, 2012
Glendale Police Capt. Carl Povilaitis received the most online votes, garnering him the Man in Pink title in Glendale Adventist's Army of Pink campaign, a biennial event created to call attention to breast cancer awareness and the importance of early detection. He participated in the campaign, he said, because he has friends who have had breast cancer and other friends who had long battles with lung cancer and did not survive. “You can't go through life without running into those issues, and you see how it impacts people and families,” he said.
October 21, 2009
Last year, I ran into a man who was my very first mentor, 25 years after we first met at a backyard barbecue. It is such a small world. He was a great teacher, he had daughters about my age and he had a great influence on my career. At the barbecue, I met his wife and oldest daughter; it was so nice to catch up after so long. On Saturday, I went to funeral services for his oldest daughter, Diana. I thought I should pay my respects. She was 51 years old, just a bit older than me. I am sure she loved her daughter, 19, just like I love my own children.
September 13, 2007
If the Verdugo Hills Golf Course is to be used to build 229 homes, you can expect the following (“Developer wants to close course,” July 13): About 97 fewer fully grown oak trees that are slated to be removed. Then they will move 500,000 cubic yards of earth. To put it into perspective, a 10-wheeled dump truck holds 15 cubic yards. This project will produce between 900 and 2,400 more automobile trips a day. If you complain about traffic now, just wait until this disaster happens.
November 3, 2004
TODAY GLENDALE The Autry National Center is accepting applications for its 2005 docent classes for people interested in learning about Native American cultures and the Western Movement. For more information, call (323) 667-2000, ext. 242. The Montrose-Crescenta Branch Library presents "ABC, Baby and Me Storytime," from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. at 2465 Honolulu Ave. For more information, call 548-2048. The Chevy Chase Branch Library presents "Tots at the Library" from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at 3301 E. Chevy Chase Drive.
December 22, 2010
"It is not flesh and blood, but the heart that makes us fathers and sons. " - Johann Schiller Though you would have a difficult time finding one, there is a little known album by Nat King Cole entitled "Goodnight, Little Leaguer. " If you ever catch a glimpse, my Dad's the Little Leaguer on the right with the thin smile and the red cap. He grew up to be the man who took me on my first fishing trip, the man I had my first catch with, the man who told me how proud he was after my first karate tournament, the man who taught me how to get in front of a groundball during Little League and the man who was one of my two biggest fans when I put on a pair of shoulder pads.
February 14, 2011
Laura Marie Herbert 11/2/60- 2/8/11 Laura was born to Ron and Marjorie Thorsen on November 2 nd , 1960, she died at home peacefully with friends and family of brain and lung cancer on February 8 th , 2011. Laura worked at A&G Property Management in Montrose for 12 years. She was a Resident Manager at Vista Verdugo Apartments for 20 years. Survived by husband, Steve Herbert; two brothers, one sister; daughter, Angela Marie Robertson of Caldwell, ID; and eight-year old grandson, Matt.