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NEWS
January 13, 2003
Gretchen Hoffman A suggestion by the Montrose Area Business Development Committee to tell the City Council about the group's goals has gone back to the drawing board after some members said they were too vague. The Montrose Area Business Development Committee was formed in September to serve as an umbrella group for four groups: the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, Montrose Shopping Park Assn., Sparr Heights District Business Assn. and Montrose Commercial Property Owners Assn.
NEWS
February 18, 2005
Served as pastor of Montrose Community Church from 1947-1979 Rev. Charles N. Svendsen, pastor of the Montrose Community Church for 32 years, (1947-1979), died Saturday, Feb. 12, in San Gabriel. He was married to Audrey Talbot for 55 years. They had been living at the Atherton Baptist Homes in Alhambra. The Svendsen family made their home in La Cañada for over 50 years. Rev. Svendsen was born October 24, 1919 in Elgin, Ill. The family moved to Los Angeles in 1925. His father sold and repaired shoes on Pico Boulevard and his mother cared for their seven children.
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | October 27, 2006
MONTROSE — Santa Claus may be opening the Montrose Christmas Parade in his usual grand fashion, but legendary actor Mickey Rooney will lead the parade as Grand Marshal this year. "I was looking for something special for the 30th anniversary," said John Drayman, president of the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. "The parade has a hometown feel and Rooney's body of work has that feel." Rooney's fame, which began with his legendary "Andy Hardy" films in the 1930s, cannot be pegged to just one of the hundreds of movie and television appearances in his successful career.
NEWS
March 24, 2001
Dave Weaver I'd like to respond to Joe McClure's Feb. 14 letter on the Community Forum page. I am sorry he feels my comments were antagonistic toward Montrose Travel, Mr. McClure or his family. As anyone knows, both from my comments and my record, I have absolutely nothing against Montrose Travel Agency. I believe that he operates an excellent business and contributes much to the community. I do have concerns with the lack of parking in the Montrose Shopping Park area and the need to preserve the village-like character of Montrose.
NEWS
June 26, 2009
Laments the loss of the CV Sun As I read through last week’s CV Sun, I am again reminded of what the Glendale News-Press is not. The folding of the Sun is a true loss to the CV/Montrose area. Every page is filled with great stories and pictures about our community. Most of the stories are about our children and schools and the great things they are accomplishing. The CV Sun was outstanding in its coverage of the local schools. The Glendale News-Press fills it pages with the soap opera of the Glendale City Council and its spinoff soap the Glendale Design and Review Board while the CV Sun was providing excellent local coverage.
NEWS
February 17, 2000
Robert Shaffer MONTROSE -- Chris Waldheim has become a lot more popular in the past couple of weeks. "The City Council has called me, politicians and lots of organizations that need help," said the new president of the Montrose/Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce. "It definitely puts you in a new circle." During the day, Waldheim is sales manager at J's Maintenance, a 31-year-old family janitorial business founded by his father in La Crescenta.
LOCAL
August 3, 2007
The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce announced that Executive Director Liz Church will be retiring and relocating out of state. Her last day will be on Aug. 15. Church became executive director in 1998, but has worked in the Montrose area since 1978. She first worked in Montrose as an account executive for the award-winning newspaper, The Ledger. She then went on to run the Montrose edition of the Record-Ledger in the early '80s and began working at the Crescenta Valley Chamber helping their directory company.
LOCAL
July 27, 2007
Special welcome to an out-of-state member who just joined the Chamber: Rental Car Momma, located in St. Cloud, Florida. The company deals in California rental cars, so call Daniel Batista at (409) 396-4152 or visit www.rentalcarmomma.com/cities/california/htm. Join us at the August mixer which is being hosted by Oceanview Investments Group located at 3525 Oceanview Blvd. in the Montrose area on Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Come enjoy the socializing and networking, plus there are lots of prizes along with food and refreshments.
NEWS
By Geghard Arakelian | January 6, 2006
Two Pacoima men being charged with the Dec. 27 burglary of a Montrose sporting goods store and receiving stolen property, both felonies, await a Jan. 9 court date. Glendale police allege Gilbert Miranda, 44, used his 12-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter to distract store clerks at Landry's Sporting Goods last Wednesday afternoon while he and Julio Morataya, 23, attempted to steal baseball bats from the store. "It's unusual for adults to involve their children in criminal activity, but I've seen it before," said Glendale Police Department Burglary/Auto Theft Detective Keith James.
NEWS
April 25, 2000
Several weeks ago, on March 22, J.B. Nunez wrote a letter to the News-Press titled "We need more houses, not condos." I have lived in Glendale since 1940. I am married and have four kids who have gone through the Glendale schools. All of them are married with families and live outside the city because of the high cost of housing. We have come a long way since 1940. Now they tell us our population is going to double by the year 2050. Where are we going to put them?
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com and By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 17, 2013
View Larger Map A man held two pregnant pharmacy workers at gunpoint Wednesday after demanding powerful prescription painkillers in a note. Karmen Sefyan, owner of Arianna Medical Pharmacy in Glendale, and a co-worker were alone just after noon inside the drugstore in the 3600 block of North Verdugo Road when she said a man walked in pointing a gun at them. Sefyan - whose pregnancy is nearly full term - and her co-worker were not harmed during the incident. "The whole thing took a few minutes," she said The man, described as wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap, was gripping a demand note for the prescription narcotic pain reliever Norco, which Sefyan, a pharmacist, said is stronger than the popular painkiller Vicodin.
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BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | September 18, 2009
CITY HALL — Trader Joe’s is eyeing Montrose for a potential new location and has proposed terms for a ground lease agreement at a site on Honolulu Avenue, the company and city officials said Thursday. Representatives for the grocery store chain, popular for its low-cost selection of natural foods, would not elaborate on the potential agreement, but confirmed that it is on the table. The chain already has locations in La Crescenta and Glendale. “We are interested in Montrose,” Trader Joe’s spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki said.
NEWS
June 26, 2009
Laments the loss of the CV Sun As I read through last week’s CV Sun, I am again reminded of what the Glendale News-Press is not. The folding of the Sun is a true loss to the CV/Montrose area. Every page is filled with great stories and pictures about our community. Most of the stories are about our children and schools and the great things they are accomplishing. The CV Sun was outstanding in its coverage of the local schools. The Glendale News-Press fills it pages with the soap opera of the Glendale City Council and its spinoff soap the Glendale Design and Review Board while the CV Sun was providing excellent local coverage.
LOCAL
September 19, 2008
The Chamber would like to thank Michelle Walton for volunteering her time helping us with our huge mailing. Also a thank you goes out to New Moon Restaurant and Montrose Melt & Gelato for donating a portion of the food we had at the EXPO last week. When people in the community do good things, they deserve to be recognized. Congratulations to Chamber member Controlled Burn Fitness, (818) 248-4242, on being nominated in FOX 11’s “myfoxla Hot List” for best personal trainers (http://community.
FEATURES
By Jason Wells | December 31, 2007
Two weeks after John Drayman took 30 of 50 precincts in Glendale’s City Council election, he joined his colleagues on the dais to vote for the new mayor. It produced a stalemate. Councilmen Dave Weaver and Frank Quintero wouldn’t budge on their nomination of Ara Najarian, while he, in turn, wouldn’t budge on his nomination of Bob Yousefian. But when all eyes turned to Drayman to issue the swing vote, they instead got the famous line: “This is your little red wagon.
LOCAL
August 3, 2007
The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce announced that Executive Director Liz Church will be retiring and relocating out of state. Her last day will be on Aug. 15. Church became executive director in 1998, but has worked in the Montrose area since 1978. She first worked in Montrose as an account executive for the award-winning newspaper, The Ledger. She then went on to run the Montrose edition of the Record-Ledger in the early '80s and began working at the Crescenta Valley Chamber helping their directory company.
LOCAL
July 27, 2007
Special welcome to an out-of-state member who just joined the Chamber: Rental Car Momma, located in St. Cloud, Florida. The company deals in California rental cars, so call Daniel Batista at (409) 396-4152 or visit www.rentalcarmomma.com/cities/california/htm. Join us at the August mixer which is being hosted by Oceanview Investments Group located at 3525 Oceanview Blvd. in the Montrose area on Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Come enjoy the socializing and networking, plus there are lots of prizes along with food and refreshments.
NEWS
By Robin Goldsworthy | July 27, 2007
More than fifty people, outfitted in comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and hats, gathered for a guided tour of historic Honolulu Avenue last Sunday afternoon. The event was sponsored by the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley. Glendale City Councilman and former Montrose Shopping Park President John Drayman led the tourists who came for a peek into the past and a view into what the future might hold for the town affectionately called Mayberry by local residents. After a warm welcome, Drayman quickly quelled possible questions regarding the current rent challenges many of the merchants are facing.
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | July 23, 2007
Montrose was once home to an Italian community and area restaurants served meals to prisoners at the local jail. Residents were treated to informational tidbits like these and more during a historic walking tour of Honolulu Avenue on Sunday in Montrose. The Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley hosted the tour with City Councilmember John Drayman, former president of the Montrose Shopping Park Assn., serving as guide. "John is a second generation Montrose businessman," said Mike Lawler, president of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley.
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