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June 22, 2001
Amber Willard DOWNTOWN -- After moving off Brand Boulevard four years ago, the Church of Scientology returned earlier this month. The church's Mission of Brand Boulevard celebrated its grand opening at 222 1/2 N. Brand Blvd. on June 10 with a ribbon cutting. "That's where they started -- Brand Boulevard. It's in the heart of downtown," spokeswoman Pam Shannon said of the church's mission that opened its doors in the city 12 years ago. In 1997, the mission moved to South Glendale Avenue to make room for The Marketplace downtown, where it had been located, Shannon said.
By: Lindsay Sandham | August 10, 2005
It isn't every day that Don Schoendorfer gets a call from the White House. In fact, the Santa Ana resident had never gotten any calls from the White House, which is why he was skeptical when a woman claiming to be with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives called and said President Bush wanted to meet with him. This was no prank call -- the president wanted to meet Schoendorfer to commend...
By Tiffany Kelly, | August 14, 2013
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is known for its exploration of space, but the La Cañada Flintridge facility is starting to focus its gaze back to Earth. Three new missions scheduled to launch in 2014 will examine soil moisture, wind, and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The data obtained from the orbiters sent on these missions can be used by farmers, meteorologists and others in understanding how the planet works, scientists said. PHOTOS: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visits JPL “Last year was the year of Mars,” said JPL Director Charles Elachi on Tuesday.
August 1, 2002
Kenny Carpenter has always been on a mission. From his days as a youth-aged swimmer until he graduated from Crescenta Valley High in 1999 as a 15-time All-American in swimming and water polo and leading the Falcons to CIF Southern Section Division II swim titles in 1998 and 1999, he has been as a focused and sure of himself as an athlete can be. Now three years later, the 21-year-old Carpenter has really been ...
June 27, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum When Charles Broberg retired from a 30-year medical practice, he could have split his time between the swimming pool and the driving range, like the stereotypical retiree. Instead, he and his wife, Jeanne, tried another typical retiree activity -- travel. But they did it in a very atypical fashion, spending two years in the Ukraine on a Mormon mission. "Instead of sitting around a swimming pool, we elected to do something we believe in and do some good," said Charles Broberg, 68. "We were kind of excited to learn a language like Russian.
August 1, 2001
Katherine Tolford, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- Larry and Sheila Gluck believe there's a Monet or a Rembrandt in everyone. The La Canada Flintridge couple are the founders of Mission: Renaissance, a Glendale-based company that has 18 studios throughout Southern California. A staff of 100 teachers helps spread their mission, that everyone can become creatively literate, to more than 4,000 students a week. "We found a way to get somebody to do things people had said only a few could do," 70-year-old Larry Gluck said.
December 14, 2002
CLARK Stacy Bayles and Grant Clark have announced their plans to marry this month in the Los Angeles Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Calvin and Marilyn Bayles of La Crescenta. She graduated from Crescenta Valley High in 1996, attended Brigham Young University, served a mission in Croatia and recently received her bachelor's degree in nursing from BYU. She works in the labor and delivery room in a hospital in Orem, Utah.
November 16, 2009
Companies form strategic alliance Glendale-based Evergreen Development Co., a full-service real estate development firm, and Green Building Services, a Portland-based sustainable development consulting firm, announced this week that they have formed a strategic alliance designed to provide clients fully integrated green building services. Founded in 1975, Evergreen delivers real estate development. Green Building Services, founded in 2000, is comprised of architects, engineers, interior designers and construction specialists.
August 12, 2005
Glendale Community College will host the premire of a play written by author Pamela Wells and co-produced by GCC alumni Albert Hartfeld on Aug. 17 in Kreider Hall, 1500 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale. "The Flagg Sisters Secret" is the story of three teenage sisters who are homeless. Abby, Regina and Sarah Flagg are just regular kids until they are faced with living in the streets. The story is about love, loss and compassion, as the three girls struggle with growing up and dealing with life's real problems.
By Andrew J. Campa, | April 30, 2014
LONG BEACH - On a morning in which the St. Francis High football team could have been moved into one of two different leagues and what most consider up three divisions, the Golden Knights instead found their position within the Mission League not only settled for the next four years, but significantly bolstered thanks in large part to rival Los Angeles Cathedral High. The Phantoms appealed their placement within one of two four-team leagues set to participate in the Pac-5 Division, or the top division within the CIF Southern Section, proposed by the Catholic Athletic Assn.
By Charles Rich, | April 17, 2014
PASADENA - With its spring break about to begin, the St. Francis High golf team will enter its well-earned vacation having generated plenty of momentum. After a brief slump, the Golden Knights appear to have turned things around as they look to advance to the CIF Southern Section playoffs for the second season in a row. The Golden Knights might reflect on this week as a turning point. Nathan Han carded a one-under-par 34 to help propel host St. Francis to a convincing 183-211 Mission League victory Thursday against Chaminade at Brookside Golf Course No. 2. St. Francis improved to 9-4, 8-3 in league.
By Charles Rich, | March 31, 2014
PASADENA - Just past the halfway point of his nine-hole round, Michael Finney got things organized. Struggling in a couple of facets of his game, the St. Francis High golfer attacked a pair of par-four holes to get back on track. Finney birdied the sixth and seventh holes to earn medalist honors and lead St. Francis to a 198-216 Mission League home victory against Alemany on Monday at Brookside Golf Course No. 2. "My ball-striking wasn't too good and I couldn't make any putts early on," said Finney, a senior.
By Joey Kaufman, Special to the Glendale News-Press | March 27, 2014
LA CAÑADA - With relative ease, the St. Francis High volleyball team got back on track Thursday night. The Golden Knights snapped their three-game losing skid by sweeping visiting Chaminade, 25-21, 25-18, 25-14, in Mission League play. It marked the team's first victory since a similar three-set sweep over Crespi in its league opener on March 13. “I think we just passed the ball a lot better,” said junior outside hitter Markar Agakanian, who led the way with 13 kills. “We had our transition game going, because of our passing.
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| March 26, 2014
A tough season wasn't without rewards for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team. Tologs senior Dani Garcia was named the Mission League's Most Valuable Goalie, while senior Casey Basso was selected to the league's first team and sophomore Lauren Savo was tabbed a second-teamer on the recently released awards list. “It's surprising, but not surprising, at least when I first heard about it,” Garcia said. “A couple of [Mission League] coaches said they thought I did an amazing job this season and I was honored they said that.
By Charles Rich, | March 20, 2014
GLENDALE - Through nearly the first month of the season, it's been enjoyable for the members of the St. Francis High tennis team to arrive at the court ready to compete. Backed with a steady group of singles players and more depth than its had in recent memory, St. Francis is looking to make a charge for a top-three spot in the Mission League and a postseason appearance for the second time in three seasons. “They have that confidence and it starts with coming to practice prepared,” said St. Francis Coach Ron Zambrano, whose team registered a 15-3 league home win against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame on Thursday at Fremont Tennis Center.
By Charles Rich, | March 18, 2014
STUDIO CITY - With the core of its team back and a few talented underclassmen on board, it might be difficult to wrestle the Mission League title away from the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming team. The Tologs came into the season having won two straight undefeated league championships with a seventh-place finish in the CIF Southern Section Division I final in Riverside last season. Backed with additional depth, the Tologs figure to be a tough squad for their league opponents to solve.
By Grant Gordon, | March 13, 2014
GLENDALE - In one regard, Glendale Community College baseball's five runs all coming with two outs showed how potentially clutch the Vaqueros can be. But loading the bases twice and coming away without runs both times showcased the other end of the spectrum and ultimately proved crucial in the Vaqueros falling Thursday afternoon in a key Western State Conference South Division tilt to L.A. Mission, 6-5, in 10 innings at Stengel Field. “Score one, it's a completely different ball game,” said GCC Coach Chris Cicuto, whose team stranded 11 runners.
By Jeff Tully, | March 13, 2014
GLENDALE - Glendale Community College's softball team received production throughout its lineup Thursday against L.A. Mission College. The Vaqueros hammered out 13 hits, had two home runs, including a grand slam, and eight of nine starters collected hits - and that all came in just four innings. It took two innings for the Glendale college offense to get rolling, but once it did, runs started coming in bunches. The Vaqueros used two big innings to knock off the Eagles, 11-2, in a Western State Conference Blue Division contest that was halted in the fifth inning at the Glendale Sports Complex.
From Staff Reports | March 12, 2014
BOYS' GOLF St. Francis 196, Harvard-Westlake 199: Johnny Brandt fired an even-par 36 on Wednesday to lead the host Golden Knights (2-0) in a Mission League opener at Oakmont Country Club. Michael Mozilo and Stian Lintvedt had 39's for St. Francis. Flintridge Prep 230, Azusa 258: Jonah Sacks had an eight-over-par 42 on Wednesday for the visiting Rebels (3-0) in a nonleague match at Azusa Greens Golf Course. SOFTBALL Glendale 7, Sylmar 5: Tiffany Bartamian had two hits, including a triple, and three runs batted in as the Nitros won at home Wednesday.
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