September 14, 2005
For Glendale resident Maria Bennett, a career as a flight attendant gave her the freedom to not only travel but to find adventure. Bennett, 70, began her career with Western Airlines in 1957. She had a pottery and printmaking business and worked in her studio when she wasn't traveling. Bennett taught ceramics to pay for her studio in between her flights to Hawaii, Mexico City, England and Japan. After a 46-year career, Bennett retired three years ago from the airline industry.
July 20, 2007
Mary O'Keefe The Glendale Police Department announced on Wednesday that Ara Grigoryan, 21, the suspect wanted in the hit and run death of a 24-year-old Glendale woman, was in custody thanks to a strong effort by the community and police that stretched from Glendale to Mexico City. In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, GPD Chief Randy Adams made the announcement of the arrest. Grigoryan was wanted in the July 10 fatal hit-and-run accident that took the life of Elizabeth Sandoval.
June 24, 2005
MARY C. HARTSON Mary C. Hartson died on May 19, 2005, at Glendale Memorial Hospital. She was 83. She was born on Sept. 21, 1921, in Mexico City, Mexico, and was a Glendale resident for 40 years. Mrs. Hartson was a dermatologist and was a member of the Oakmont Country Club Women's Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband Leon J. Brenner; son David Hartson and family, Mariann, Katherine and Jessica Hartson of Shadow Hills; brother Robert C. Callicott and family of San Diego; and sister, Martha Biggins of Ukiah.
March 20, 2006
Ximena Valazquez is a bilingual globetrotting art prodigy who earned a scholarship to a prestigious arts school just months after she arrived at Hoover High School. The sophomore just turned 16 and never painted a picture, and yet her talent is so extraordinary that her art teacher at Hoover, Mary Anna Pomonis, recommended her for a scholarship to the Chouinard Institute of Art in Pasadena based just on Ximena's drawings. "Her sketches have great proportion, and she has a real understanding of the human figure," Pomonis said.
May 21, 2004
The first exhibition in Los Angeles to fully explore Mexico City's role as a global metropolitan center of contemporary art, Made in Mexico presents paintings, photographs, sculpture, installations, and videos by 19 international artists. Created in and inspired by Mexico, the works in the exhibition reflect the international influence exerted by the thriving Mexico City art community. Comprised of over 30 works produced during the past 12 years, Made in Mexico investigates the different ways in which artists express their notions of Mexico -reflecting on its history, the concerns of its citizens, and the way the country is perceived by the rest of the world.
January 9, 2009
PASADENA — A Superior Court judge set a $2-million bail Thursday for Ara Grigoryan, the Glendale man accused of causing the hit-and-run death of Elizabeth Sandoval. Grigoryan was being held without bail, but Judge Dorothy Shubin set bail Thursday saying that although he was a flight risk, he did not meet the other criteria to be held without bail. Shubin set Grigoryan’s bail high because of the seriousness of the crime and because he had fled the country, she said.
February 5, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- He once performed for students and parents in the auditorium at Hoover High School. These days, Innis Dumm, as he was known at Hoover, sings before crowds of screaming fans throughout Mexico. Now known professionally simply as Innis, the 25-year-old who grew up in Glendale has been featured on the cover of Eres magazine with pop star Christina Aguilera, appeared on several episodes of the Mexican soap opera "DKDA" and been interviewed dozens of times.
September 16, 2008
Pancake chain expands outside U.S. Glendale-based IHOP, one of America?s largest breakfast chains, announced Monday that officials plan to expand the breadth of its service in Mexico amid the recent opening of its first Ontario, Canada, branch. The newest Canadian chain opened Saturday in Niagara Falls and was the 13th IHOP north of the American border but first in eastern Canada. Officials also revealed Monday that two more restaurants are scheduled to open in Mexico in the fourth quarter this year, in Monterrey and Hermosillo.
September 27, 2005
Two days ago, I had a long chat with Edgar Vazquez, a soccer guru and local businessman, at a coffee shop. Since this sport has been in the news lately in Costa Mesa, I thought I should retool my knowledge of the game, including understanding the politics hidden behind it. To begin with, I've always thought the few people who complained about the game, and the city officials who generously acquiesced to these individual's unfounded...