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August 27, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. - Republican convention officials plan to stick with their current three-day convention schedule, but are keeping a careful eye on Isaac, as the tropical storm heads toward the Gulf Coast. “Obviously, our first concern is for the people who are in the path of the storm,” Mitt Romney campaign strategist Russ Schriefer said at the convention's Monday morning media briefing. Convention officials are taking a “wait and see attitude,” he said, adding that he was “not gonna answer the hypothetical 'what if, what if'” questions about possible changes to the Tuesday through Thursday schedule.
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February 26, 2005
Gavel -- Welsh Bonnie Lee Gavel of Glendale and Edward Joshua Welsh of Glendale were married in New Orleans. The Rev. Dr. Jerry Kenneth Schwehm officiated. The couple eloped and jumped the broom in legendary Pirates Alley in the French Quarter. Jumping the broom is an African wedding tradition representing strength, love and togetherness. The couple honeymooned in New Orleans and are living in Glendale. The bride is the daughter of Carol Ann Gavel of Alta Loma and the late Gordon Raymond Gavel, both formerly of Massachusetts.
NEWS
October 7, 2005
Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans When Senator Tom Daschle was the majority leader of the Democrat-controlled Senate, there was legislation brought up to rebuild the levees in New Orleans to the necessary No. 5 category, which would withstand any hurricane, but they turned it down, leaving the levees at the No. 3 category. The Democrats, who have controlled the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans for at least 60 years, were satisfied at that time. Four days before the hurricane struck New Orleans, President Brush asked Gov. Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana if he could arrange to have the federal government help out when the hurricane strikes, but she turned him down.
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May 21, 2005
Civilian Cory E. Churchwell, a 1996 graduate of Hoover High School, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in New Orleans. Churchwell will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill. Navy Seaman Apprentice Christopher M. Colley, a 1995 graduate of Hoover High School, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Navy Seaman Recruit Claudia Romerocasiano, daughter of Herminia Romero of Glendale, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
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October 6, 2011
Walter Alex Forstall   Walter Alex Forstall born on October 13, 1918 in New Orleans, Louisiana and passed away on October 2, 2011 in Granada Hills, California. Loving husband of Lorrayne A. Forstall and mother of Gary Forstall, Judy Barnes, Tina Gan (Leslie Gan) and Mark Forstall (Debbie Forstall). He is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. As a young adult Walter performed as a professional dancer and violinist. He was well known performer to the Alex Theater in Glendale.
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By: Sarah Hill | September 24, 2005
Sitting next to a row of luggage, Bionca Sykes, 26, cradled her son on a bed in the Burbank Ramada Inn and wiped tears away as she talked about the house and the dog she and her family lost in Hurricane Katrina. Sykes, her husband Alex, 28, and their two children, Alex Jr., 7, and Blake, 3, are among the thousands of New Orleans residents displaced by the disaster. They are currently living at the Ramada Inn after they came to be near Bionca Sykes's sister, who has taken in several other family members displaced by the hurricane in her North Hollywood home.
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By: | September 7, 2005
It's my opinion that those shots fired from roof tops in New Orleans were not aimed at the helicopters, but were simply trying to get their attention, since they had passed over them several times without seeing them. Sometimes I think the press, or some others, are trying to cause discourse between black and white people to stir things up and make a bigger story of it. I can tell you right now that all the people I talked to at church were very upset with the way things were being handled.
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By: Tania Chatila | October 6, 2005
George McClements is really an artist. But for now, he will just have to be another employee at Trader Joe's. "Another weird thing is to be 60 and starting over," he said. McClements has lost everything -- his home, art supplies, paintings and slides chronicling years of work -- in Hurricane Katrina. He used to live in a two-story, three-bedroom home in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. Now McClements lives in the guest house of his son and daughter-in-law's Kenneth Road home.
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By Gary Huerta | April 18, 2011
A few of you may have noticed I was missing last week. For those of you who were praying that my absence would continue, I am sorry to disappoint. I have returned from a nine-day business trip to New Orleans and will now resume with my regularly scheduled pestering. This week I thought it might be appropriate to compare and contrast our little corner of the world with the Big Easy — or “Nawlins” as the locals are prone to call it. Come to think of it, I wonder what tourists will call Glendale once we get that long, long, long-awaited brand strategy from that firm in Tennessee.
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By Gary Huerta | April 5, 2012
It's not often that I write my column with the Mississippi River, Jackson Square and the rest of the French Quarter at my feet. But here I sit, exhausted and bleary-eyed after spending the last five days enduring all the festivities, pomp and debauchery associated with the NCAA Final Four. While the games are easily one of the greatest sporting events of the year, they were almost an asterisk to the events of the last five days. That's not to diminish the games themselves, or the athletes.
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August 27, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. - Republican convention officials plan to stick with their current three-day convention schedule, but are keeping a careful eye on Isaac, as the tropical storm heads toward the Gulf Coast. “Obviously, our first concern is for the people who are in the path of the storm,” Mitt Romney campaign strategist Russ Schriefer said at the convention's Monday morning media briefing. Convention officials are taking a “wait and see attitude,” he said, adding that he was “not gonna answer the hypothetical 'what if, what if'” questions about possible changes to the Tuesday through Thursday schedule.
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By Gary Huerta | April 5, 2012
It's not often that I write my column with the Mississippi River, Jackson Square and the rest of the French Quarter at my feet. But here I sit, exhausted and bleary-eyed after spending the last five days enduring all the festivities, pomp and debauchery associated with the NCAA Final Four. While the games are easily one of the greatest sporting events of the year, they were almost an asterisk to the events of the last five days. That's not to diminish the games themselves, or the athletes.
NEWS
October 6, 2011
Walter Alex Forstall   Walter Alex Forstall born on October 13, 1918 in New Orleans, Louisiana and passed away on October 2, 2011 in Granada Hills, California. Loving husband of Lorrayne A. Forstall and mother of Gary Forstall, Judy Barnes, Tina Gan (Leslie Gan) and Mark Forstall (Debbie Forstall). He is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. As a young adult Walter performed as a professional dancer and violinist. He was well known performer to the Alex Theater in Glendale.
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By Gary Huerta | April 18, 2011
A few of you may have noticed I was missing last week. For those of you who were praying that my absence would continue, I am sorry to disappoint. I have returned from a nine-day business trip to New Orleans and will now resume with my regularly scheduled pestering. This week I thought it might be appropriate to compare and contrast our little corner of the world with the Big Easy — or “Nawlins” as the locals are prone to call it. Come to think of it, I wonder what tourists will call Glendale once we get that long, long, long-awaited brand strategy from that firm in Tennessee.
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By Melanie Hicken | November 15, 2009
CITY HALL — The City Council and Glendale Water & Power Commission will join Tuesday for a special meeting to discuss the crisis brewing over the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta. While the delta is hundreds of miles north of Glendale, city officials say its reliability and ecosystem issues trickle down in a big way to affect a significant portion of the city’s water supply. Two-thirds of all state residents rely on the delta as a key water source, according to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which supplies up to 70% of the Glendale’s water supply.
NEWS
December 9, 2005
Los Angeles Sheriff Leroy D. Baca and Bishop Edward R. Turner, director of the Sheriff's Clergy Council and senior pastor of the Power of Love Christian Fellowship, Los Angeles, along with other community leaders, political leaders, and concerned citizens to send over 5,000 toys to New Orleans. The toys have been gathered over the last several months. They have been delivered to the Community Day Headquarters 1426 W. Manchester Ave. According to Bishop Edward R. Turner, organizer of Community Day, "It is our responsibility to reach out to those who are less fortunate in our communities and to bring hope to those who are in despair."
NEWS
October 7, 2005
Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans When Senator Tom Daschle was the majority leader of the Democrat-controlled Senate, there was legislation brought up to rebuild the levees in New Orleans to the necessary No. 5 category, which would withstand any hurricane, but they turned it down, leaving the levees at the No. 3 category. The Democrats, who have controlled the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans for at least 60 years, were satisfied at that time. Four days before the hurricane struck New Orleans, President Brush asked Gov. Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana if he could arrange to have the federal government help out when the hurricane strikes, but she turned him down.
NEWS
By: BARBARA DIAMOND | October 7, 2005
Peppertree Lane's Bourbon Street Bash netted $22,000 for the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. The whole lane was blocked off for the Sept. 29 fundraiser. "We still have more money coming in, and Peppertree Lane will match whatever the total is," said Katy Moss, property manager of the lane. Philo and Diane Smith own the lane, one of the city's most picturesque thoroughfares. Diane Smith did the floral decorations for the fundraiser. The event was the idea of Partners Bistro proprietor Rick Sadleir, who spent three days preparing a lavish buffet of French Quarter-inspired cuisine.
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By: Tania Chatila | October 6, 2005
George McClements is really an artist. But for now, he will just have to be another employee at Trader Joe's. "Another weird thing is to be 60 and starting over," he said. McClements has lost everything -- his home, art supplies, paintings and slides chronicling years of work -- in Hurricane Katrina. He used to live in a two-story, three-bedroom home in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. Now McClements lives in the guest house of his son and daughter-in-law's Kenneth Road home.
NEWS
By: Sarah Hill | September 24, 2005
Sitting next to a row of luggage, Bionca Sykes, 26, cradled her son on a bed in the Burbank Ramada Inn and wiped tears away as she talked about the house and the dog she and her family lost in Hurricane Katrina. Sykes, her husband Alex, 28, and their two children, Alex Jr., 7, and Blake, 3, are among the thousands of New Orleans residents displaced by the disaster. They are currently living at the Ramada Inn after they came to be near Bionca Sykes's sister, who has taken in several other family members displaced by the hurricane in her North Hollywood home.
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