July 7, 2009
Ongoing coverage of the Burbank-area memorial for Michael Jackson from the Glendale News-Press and Los Angeles Times. Look here for local impact, and to The Times for regional and international news. Additional updates available via Twitter. Michael Jackson fans flock to family memorial BURBANK – Hoards of fans surrounded the perimeter of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in the Hollywood Hills this morning, waiting for a caravan of SUVs and limousines carrying the family of Michael Jackson.
July 4, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta I thought the power blue suit and a purposeful walk would make me blend in. I was wrong. To look like a White House press corps veteran, you need only carry a cheap paperback or a well-worn copy of that day's Washington Post and slump into any given seat. My lesson came during a recent evening spent following President Clinton around Washington, D.C. The moment I walked into the White House press office, it was obvious I was too enthusiastic to blend in with my more seasoned counterparts.
December 14, 2005
The Glendale Assn. for the Retarded got a visit from Old St. Nick and his police escort on Tuesday. Hovering in a police helicopter, then riding in with a motorcade, Santa Claus was a big hit with dozens of excited clients of the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded Tuesday morning. "Santa [flew] over three times, and I think he was yelling 'Ho, Ho, Ho!'" said Carole Jouroyan, who has been with the association, which provides services for adults with developmental disabilities, primarily those with mental disabilities, for 23 years.
September 5, 2001
Amber Willard SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- About 4,000 law enforcement officials and others lined the sidewalk in front of the church where Deputy Hagop "Jake" Kuredjian was remembered Tuesday morning. When St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church was filled, the officers stood shoulder to shoulder on the street and sidewalk -- united in their grief for a fallen comrade. Kuredjian, a deputy for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, was killed Friday in a shootout that followed an attempt to serve a federal search warrant in Stevenson Ranch.
October 22, 2010
The White House on Friday employed Marine One and Bob Hope Airport on Friday as part of a strategy to shuttle President Obama from USC to the Unum building in Glendale after the heat his administration took on the massive traffic jams caused by his last L.A. visit. The president was flown on Marine One from LAX to USC, where he delivered a rally speech Friday morning for Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, who’s facing a tough reelection challenge from former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina.
May 12, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Al Gore is laid-back, loves diet Coke and doesn't make his bed in the morning. Just ask Gloria Vasquez. The co-principal of Glendale High School and her husband, Emilio, served as hosts to the vice president during his visit to the area this week. Gore spent most of Thursday visiting the Elizabeth Learning Center in Cudahy, where Emilio works. For Gloria, the experience was just as stressful as it was exciting.
July 2, 2008
GLENDALE ? Glendale Police Department recruit Steve Kim wanted to become a police officer to catch criminals who had affected the lives of people he cared about. A few years ago, his then-girlfriend, who now is his wife, was robbed in a parking structure, Kim said. ?I am tired of the bad guys getting away with things,? he said. Kim, 26, of Glendale decided to enroll in the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Department Academy On Tuesday, Kim served as captain of Academy Class 372 in a 5.2-mile colors run in Glendale.
October 6, 2007
When President George H.W. Bush wanted Chinese food, he did not have to travel far from the White House. His favorite restaurant was only a few miles away in a nondescript strip mall. Most restaurant reviewers in Washington, D.C., agreed that the food was OK but nothing you would consider “presidential.” I know a place in Burbank that would make “41” stop the motorcade. On your first glance, Sun Moon Garden does not seem that inviting. It is on San Fernando Boulevard inside a rather ordinary strip mall and across the street from a car wash.
June 14, 2007
GLENDALE — More than one torch was carried through Glendale Wednesday as Special Olympics athletes and their supporters jogged down the middle of busy streets flanked by a police motorcade. While nine developmentally disabled athletes took turns carrying a torch from the west to east end of the city, Glendale Police Officer Sharon Kim ran with a torch of her own. Six months ago, longtime special athlete John Smith succumbed to cancer at 41. Kim was his basketball coach and ran Wednesday's 5.5-mile route wearing his jersey and carrying the torch of his memory.