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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 8, 2011
Mathew Schick, a music teacher at Crescenta Valley High School, on Monday was named one of five winners of a 2011 BRAVO award, which recognizes exemplary arts teachers and programs. Schick was one of seven finalists in the Music Center’s arts specialist teacher category. Glendale High School art teacher Scarlett Lowe was also among the seven. Other categories include generalist teacher, school program and school. It was nice, albeit a bit embarrassing, to receive the honor, Schick said.
NEWS
February 27, 2013
A teacher who taught vocal music lessons at Glendale Adventist Academy was sentenced Wednesday to a year in county jail for allegedly engaging in lewd acts with a male high school student, officials said. Valerie Jane Gonzales, 29, of El Monte, was also ordered to serve five years of formal probation and must register as a sex offender for life, according to Jane Robison, spokeswoman of the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Gonzales must also complete a year of sex abuse counseling.
NEWS
June 7, 2003
Elsie Church and Jackie Rudolph Veselich came to Glendale when they were very young -- Church in 1904, and Veselich around 1930. Their lives intersected the year after Veselich arrived. Church's father managed the new Home Telephone Co., which was in one half of a private home. The family lived in the other half of the house that stood on the north side of Broadway. It was the first home erected west of Central Avenue. Church wrote her memories in an undated story found in Special Collections.
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By Tania Chatila | June 15, 2006
NORTHWEST GLENDALE ? Glendale music teacher Stan Hatanaka, whose love for music inspired generations of musicians in several Glendale schools, died from cancer on June 8. He was 51. Hatanaka, whose true musical passion was for the guitar, began working with the Glendale Unified School District in 1987 when he was hired to teach music at Roosevelt Middle School. "Mr. H. was always there, nutrition, lunch time," said Glendale resident Joy Lee, who took music classes with Hatanaka for two years while she attended Roosevelt.
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November 21, 2011
Longtime Wilson Middle School music teacher Sarah Gianos died Thursday due to an undisclosed illness, according to Glendale Unified officials. She was 40. The location and cause of death were not immediately available on Monday. “She was a very good teacher, a wonderful part of our staff [and] was loved by her students,” Wilson Principal Rich Lucas said in a statement. “She was quiet, reserved and respected.” Gianos started her career with Glendale Unified in 2000 at Wilson Middle School, where she taught instrumental music to nearly 250 students each year.
NEWS
July 6, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Alex Noice and Colin Kupka will miss the chatter of students' voices, the thump of drums and the random strumming of electric guitars that regularly pours out of Hoover High School's music room. For Alex, 17, and Colin, 16, classes this fall will be at the California Institute for the Arts. The two boys, who have been an integral part of the acclaimed Hoover High School jazz band for the past three years, passed the state high school equivalency test and were accepted to CalArts' music program.
NEWS
February 29, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE - The announcement must have been music to her ears. Grace Sheldon-Williams, a music teacher at Glendale High School, on Monday night was named one of 10 finalists for the 1999-2000 BRAVO Award, honoring innovative arts instructors and programs in Southern California. The winners, who were to be announced at a gala awards dinner hosted by director Garry Marshall, were Palm Avenue Elementary School in San Bernardino County and teachers Carol Wright Dobbs of the Los Angeles Unified School District and Samantha Carson of the Saugus Union School District.
NEWS
April 28, 2001
Alecia Foster SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- Glendale High School will be hustling and bustling with activity during its 100th anniversary celebration May 19. "The band's excited about playing," said Matt Schick, music teacher and head of the school's band program. Schick and the anniversary's organizers, however, have added a twist to the band's performance. Any former band member will be invited to play with the 70-piece band at the event. "They wouldn't have to learn very much," he said.
NEWS
May 10, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Craig Kupka wasn't sure his jazz students would fare all that well in the 24th annual Down Beat Music Competition. "The kids say I say that every year," the Hoover High music teacher said with a smile. He admitted it just might be his way of preparing himself for the worst. But Kupka's students didn't let him down -- they took home five first-place awards in the high school category of Down Beat magazine's national competition.
FEATURES
December 8, 2007
CANDLELIGHT TOURS FEATURE VICTORIAN THEME Visitors will gain a sense of how the holidays were celebrated during the Victorian era by joining in the festive Candlelight Tours at the Doctors’ House Museum in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Docents will be giving tours from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight and Dec. 15 at the museum, which has been decorated for the season. Ornaments will be offered for sale. Hot beverages and cookies will be served. No reservations are needed.
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February 27, 2013
A teacher who taught vocal music lessons at Glendale Adventist Academy was sentenced Wednesday to a year in county jail for allegedly engaging in lewd acts with a male high school student, officials said. Valerie Jane Gonzales, 29, of El Monte, was also ordered to serve five years of formal probation and must register as a sex offender for life, according to Jane Robison, spokeswoman of the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Gonzales must also complete a year of sex abuse counseling.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | May 14, 2012
At some schools, students recognize Mother's Day with paper maché and handmade cards. At Franklin Elementary, Glendale Unified's foreign languages magnet, they serenade their mothers with tunes from Spanish-language headliners Ozomatli and Maná. “They are learning folk songs from all over Spain and Latin America,” said music teacher Sara Quintanar following a performance at the school's third annual Mother's Day breakfast on Monday. “This year is the first year they have learned pop songs.” Quintanar started to give music lessons to her daughter's Spanish-language kindergarten class at Franklin Elementary School three years ago on a volunteer basis.
NEWS
November 25, 2011
The premature passing of Sarah Geanos - the Wilson Middle School music teacher in Glendale who inspired hundreds of Glendale's children - as reported in the Glendale News-Press Nov. 22 is a loss we will feel for a very long time. Hers is that special life we should be celebrating today. To me, and for many other parents whose children developed their musical talent in her classes, her contributions would be reason enough to hold our own American Music Awards at the Alex Theatre.
NEWS
November 21, 2011
Longtime Wilson Middle School music teacher Sarah Gianos died Thursday due to an undisclosed illness, according to Glendale Unified officials. She was 40. The location and cause of death were not immediately available on Monday. “She was a very good teacher, a wonderful part of our staff [and] was loved by her students,” Wilson Principal Rich Lucas said in a statement. “She was quiet, reserved and respected.” Gianos started her career with Glendale Unified in 2000 at Wilson Middle School, where she taught instrumental music to nearly 250 students each year.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lance A. Wawer | March 18, 2011
“Hoboken to Hollywood: A Journey Through the Great American Songbook,” has been playing to sold-out crowds and critical acclaim for several months at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. That trip from Hoboken to Hollywood required a few stops in Glendale, however, to achieve its success. “H to H” puts theater-goers in the audience at a taping of a Frank Sinatra network television special in the 1960s. The show is a mix of comedy and music. Luca Ellis plays Sinatra and carries the show with his impersonation.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 8, 2011
Mathew Schick, a music teacher at Crescenta Valley High School, on Monday was named one of five winners of a 2011 BRAVO award, which recognizes exemplary arts teachers and programs. Schick was one of seven finalists in the Music Center’s arts specialist teacher category. Glendale High School art teacher Scarlett Lowe was also among the seven. Other categories include generalist teacher, school program and school. It was nice, albeit a bit embarrassing, to receive the honor, Schick said.
FEATURES
May 20, 2010
I am encouraging support for the instrumental music program in Glendale elementary schools (“Save elementary music program,” May 18). Glendale Unified School District has 20 elementary schools, and all of them are served by four teachers. These teachers have no permanent location. Materials are carried to each school daily. The classes are large, and go from beginners to more advanced students. Many times a teacher doesn’t even have time for a lunch break.
NEWS
By RUTH SOWBY | January 23, 2008
The Patrons Club of Glendale Community College opened its new year with the annual Installation Luncheon Meeting on Thursday at The Castaway restaurant in Burbank. About 50 members and guests enjoyed Chicken Diablo in the Lagoon Room, assembled under the gentle guidance of club advisor Paul Schlossman , the college dean of Student Affairs. Also present were Supt./President Audre Levy , past Supt./President John Davit , Vice President of Instruction Dawn Lindsay , Chief Financial Officer Larry Serat and Human Resources Director Vickie Washington . Members of the newly elected board of directors are President Judy Gorham , First Vice President Margaret Hammond , Second Vice President and immediate past president Betty Musacco , Third Vice President Pat Beggs and Geri Costello , Treasurer Shirley Wright , Recording Secretary Karen Wharton and Corresponding Secretary Celeste Brenner . Publicity Chairwoman Flora Corsini helped arrange the picture-taking as each board member held up a letter spelling out “Patrons” and stood in a row. Glendale residents attending were Ann Arrobio, Connie Batenhorst, Sue Borquez, Celeste Brenner, Melanie Brown, Donna Dieny, Lois Edwards, Carol Jean Felkel, Ethel Galleger, Vittoria Jardini, Marianne Jennings, Patricia Mack, Betty Myers, Nadia Myers, Gertrude Ness, Carolyn Payne, Ellie Pipes, Pauline Richardson, Diana Sertich,...
FEATURES
December 8, 2007
CANDLELIGHT TOURS FEATURE VICTORIAN THEME Visitors will gain a sense of how the holidays were celebrated during the Victorian era by joining in the festive Candlelight Tours at the Doctors’ House Museum in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Docents will be giving tours from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight and Dec. 15 at the museum, which has been decorated for the season. Ornaments will be offered for sale. Hot beverages and cookies will be served. No reservations are needed.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erna Taylor-Stark | October 26, 2007
For many, jazz is an acquired taste; rather like black olives. For local 16-year-old Mike Gurrola, jazz seems to be in his blood. Gurrola began his musical adventure at the tender age of 6 while taking violin lessons. At Rosemont Middle School, Gurrola joined the school orchestra as a violin player. One day, his music teacher, Rod Yonkers, said he needed a bass player and Gurrola volunteered. "I was about 12 or 13 years old — I can’t remember," Gurrola said.
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