March 24, 2010
Solveig Traeger, a former member of the Crescenta Valley Town Council and longtime La Crescenta resident, died Friday at Verdugo Hills Hospital. She was 78. Traeger helped spearhead the renovation of the new Los Angeles County library in La Crescenta and saw it to its completion in February. She served on the nine-member town council from 1994 to 1997 and during that time helped establish a scholarship fund for students at Crescenta Valley High School. Born Feb. 3, 1932, in Minneapolis, then-Solveig Ronning moved from Minnesota to Glendale in 1938 with her family.
July 19, 2009
LA CAÑADA — Forty years ago on July 20, Neil Armstrong took that unforgettable step onto the moon as the world watched. It was one of the seminal achievements of technology, imagination and courage — one that captured a nation. While Armstrong’s boot may have been the first to land on the lunar surface, to get to that point, it took hundreds of dedicated scientists and engineers who received only a collective share of the spotlight. Some of those technocrats were at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which had sent robotic explorers long before Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins climbed into their Apollo 11 capsule.
July 9, 2002
Erik Boal It was a case of the unexpected that kept Monday's opening-round game in the Little League District 16 Junior Baseball All-Star Tournament closer than Jewish War Veterans Coach Frank Cuccinello anticipated through five innings. Cuccinello didn't expect Tujunga to send right-hander Matt Stein to the mound and, as a result, didn't expect his team to strike out nine times against him and 12 overall. Cuccinello also didn't expect his usually potent offense to give starter Eric Cordova just three runs of support through those five innings.
April 7, 2013
Though the work of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick has been criticized on many grounds, it's doubtful that a lack of subtlety is among them. From "The Killing" (1956) through "Dr. Strangelove" (1964), his work was brilliant, but from "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) on, it was not only brilliant but also complex and ambiguous in ways that almost demand analysis. Rodney Ascher's "Room 237" focuses in on one Kubrick film, "The Shining" (1980), which in recent years has surpassed "2001" as the center of Kubrick analysis.
September 10, 2010
They might have lived through World War II and Neil Armstrong's moon landing, but don't expect age to put a damper in their step. For many seniors who have become part of a growing dance movement, the cha-cha, waltz or rumba is a way of life. This cultural art form that has been a part of ceremonies and celebrations for eons exists as the foundation for a movement that is replacing the loneliness and inactivity many seniors suffer from with social circles and renewed energy. Paul Maure, a renowned ballet instructor at the Burbank Media Dance Centre, would know — he's been dancing for 68 years.
March 6, 2013
A gun show was held in Glendale last weekend , what may be the last one in the city as the City Council gets ready to vote on banning gun shows on city property after the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary shooting tragedy shook the United States during the holiday season. The banning of gun shows after last year's tragedy, in which 26 people, most of them children, were gunned down, isn't unique to Glendale. In Maryland, Prince George's County has banned gun shows indefinitely. Closer to home in Del Mar, the City Council has urged the banning of the Crossroads of the West Gun Show, held in the city the last 22 years.
February 7, 2009
The Vatican recently angered many people when it stood by a decision to return Richard Williamson, a bishop who denies that the Holocaust happened, to the fold. Jewish leaders in particular have decried the move, saying it will undo decades of progress between the two faiths. Vatican officials, while denouncing Williamson?s comments, argue that the true reason for embracing him is to make amends with the conservative religious group he belongs to, the Society of St. Pius X, which has had strained relations with the Catholic community in the past.
March 10, 2004
DAVID SILVA I've always found it odd that one of the most frightening experiences of my life occurred in serene and sunny Newport Beach. Actually, the words "serene" and "sunny" have no place in this story, because the events described in it occurred during the great storm of 1983. The power of the storm caught everyone off guard, dumping more than 18 inches of rain on the region and sending seaside homes and historic piers crashing beneath the waves.