July 22, 2000
Judy Seckler MONTROSE -- Plan a fun getaway weekend with the help of the Montrose-Verdugo Chamber of Commerce and Montrose Travel. Montrose Travel is coordinating a three-day cruise to Baja, Mexico, on Carnival Cruise Line Nov. 10. The company isorganizing the event for the second year in a row. The reservation deadline is Sept. 10. Vacationers can expect swimming, cocktails, food, formal night, karaoke and other entertainment. Call Kate Bernier at Montrose Travel at 553-3332 for reservations.
May 1, 2010
When Deborah Johannes visits her family?s beach cottage in the Mexican village of Popotla, just south of Rosarito, she travels, sans jewelry, in a low-profile Jeep Patriot. ?You don?t go driving a BMW in Mexico,? the La Cañada Flintridge resident said. During her most recent trip she left her teenage son at home, even though he was on spring break. ?We would have loved to have our son take his friends down and surf, but none of the parents wanted to let their kids go with us,?
January 18, 2003
Gary Moskowitz A Columbus Elementary School fourth-grader and four members of his family were killed in Mexico as they drove back from a holiday trip. Grieving classmates and teachers will hold a car wash today to raise money for the boy's family. The accident happened Jan. 5 in a remote area of Zacatecas, Mexico. Nine-year-old Columbus student Fidel Galvez was returning to Glendale from Zacatecas in a Suburban with his mother and father, grandparents, 3-month-old sister Valerie and older brother Juanito, a seventh-grader at Toll Middle School, according to Fidel's cousin, Lea Galvez.
May 29, 2008
I was waiting for a letter writer like David Becerra (“Global integration is what society needs,” Community Commentary, Saturday) to answer and set the record real straight about the 12 million to 20 million illegal immigrants in the United States who think it is perfectly all right to break our federal immigration law and be rewarded as a result. Apparently, Becerra seems to be a strong believer in global integration, which is never, never going to happen, and puts the letter writer in the naïve category.
December 21, 2002
Gary Moskowitz When he looks back on it now, Dr. James McCaffery thinks of his 15 years of medical work in the Copper Canyon area of Mexico as payback. McCaffery was honored by colleagues Friday at the Glendale Eye Medical Group offices for his work in treating patients in Mexico with poor eye conditions. He was presented with a soft-toned painting that depicts McCaffery putting drops in a patient's eyes, surrounded by patients in a courtyard in Mexico.
January 26, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta LPRETO, MEXICO -- Glendale resident Edwin Hovsepian embarked Jan. 1 on a yearlong bicycle tour around the world. He promised to keep News-Press readers updated on his 45-country tour, whenever Internet access was available. His first message recently arrived, with Hovsepian having reached the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Future updates will be given in a more timely manner. This is what Hovsepian wrote: "After 14 days of Internet withdrawals in Baja, here I am!
July 29, 2011
I don't follow sports. Not firsthand, anyway. I know that when I hear curses coming from my living room, the Red Sox are doing badly, and that a “woo” or “woo-hoo” indicates the opposite. I also know that hunger pangs can be a symptom of a condition called “extra innings,” and that, contrary to all logic, the Papelbon is not a highway in Germany. But usually I pay no attention to sports at all. That's probably why I was so surprised some weeks ago to notice a headline that flashed at me from an online news site.
June 25, 2001
Tim Willert SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- He came to preach about the importance of prayer and unity, and stayed for a barbecue. Rt. Rev. Sergio Carranza-Gomez, Bishop of the Diocese of Mexico, delivered two guest sermons at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Sunday, before joining parishioners for hamburgers and hot dogs in the church courtyard. "It's been great," Carranza, 59, said. "I've been treated like royalty." Carranza becomes the second Bishop to preach to the St. Mark's congregation in the past month.
May 7, 2004
Nina Bagley, who recently drove to Mexico and was found dead in her car, died of a heart attack, her son Howard Bagley said Thursday. Mexican coroners confirmed that a heart attack was the cause of Nina Bagley's death April 27, but told Howard Bagley that his mother could have suffered a stroke in the cerebral part of her brain. His mother had no history of a heart condition, Bagley said. "It also could have been Alzheimer's, but we don't know and we may never know," said Bagley, 55. "I thought maybe her diabetes was off or something.
November 20, 2002
MARK NATHANIEL LAGERSTROM Mark Nathaniel Lagerstrom, 49, a longtime resident of Glendale and La Crescenta, died Oct. 29, 2002, in Todos Santos, Mexico. Mr. Lagerstrom was born Feb. 7, 1953, in Los Angeles. He graduated from Glendale High School. He was a retired member of the Glendale Auxiliary Police Officers Program, an active member of St. Luke's Of The Mountain Episcopal Church, and had extensive involvement in the Cursillo, Chrysallis and Kairos Ministries.