October 9, 2008
Life atop the Chevy Chase canyon has been good to Suzanne Coscarelli for the past 30 years. She has enjoyed financial success and traveled a lot. Despite these pleasures, however, she has always been aware that they are not enough. “I’ve been very, very lucky in life,” Coscarelli said. “I want to share that.” For nearly two decades, Coscarelli has been volunteering on the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded’s (GAR) board of directors. Founded in 1954, GAR provides support for developmentally disabled adults in the community.
February 15, 2001
The topic of Will Rogers' column of Feb. 13 involves my direct testimony by my sworn deposition of a confidential nature to the California Commission on Judicial Performance. I cannot and will not break my oath or word in trying to defend myself as a candidate for office while this investigation continues. Apart from the nature of the investigation, Judge Jim Simpson -- a good friend and good man -- has had his reputation attacked by allegations smeared with newsprint.
December 21, 2001
It is amusing to me that the Glendale News-Press' Dec. 18 editorial endorses more government to manage someone else's business. (Is it possible the editorial is a ruse in order to generate more letters to the editor?) Just for fun, let's form a News-Press Authority. Of course, it is always difficult to take on the "press," since they buy their ink and newsprint in bulk. However, the Authority could force the News-Press to lower its subscription rates, because the rates are too high.
October 13, 2000
In response to Lila Ramirez's commentary, I can't help feel the arrogance comes from her Homeowners Coordinating Council lieutenants and soldiers who, with little thought, aim and fire at any business or group they fundamentally disagree with. Arrogance is when the Homeowners Coordinating Council acted with outright insubordination in orchestrating a one-hour presentation by their "dirty dozen" at the Sept. 5 Redevelopment Agency meeting. The redevelopment chairman allowed five minutes per speaker, and wasn't it coincidental that each member was given their time in the exact order requested by the president of your coordinating council?
June 18, 2004
Did you know that recycling a 4-foot stack of newspapers saves a tree? Valley View Elementary fourth-grade teacher Annmarie Pesa read that fact to her class earlier this year and inspired her students to do something about it. The students decided to recycle newspapers all year to see how many trees they could save. The students began their recycling project at the beginning of the school year, and got more intense about it in the last few months, Pesa said. As of June 11, the class had recycled enough newspapers to save 23 trees.
January 22, 2001
Your decision to publish Ergun Kirlikovali's letter in the Jan. 17 edition of the Glendale News Press leaves me puzzled as to your understanding of journalistic responsibility. The letter is replete with gross mischaracterizations, distortions and one-sided propaganda under the guise of historical fact. What's worse, its overall tone is inflammatory, condescending and arrogant: just for a sampling, Armenians are "sore losers" and "full of hatred." And this diatribe goes on and on for about 1,000 words, roughly half a page of newsprint!
May 20, 2005
I attended Mark Keppel Elementary School during World War II. Going on field trips would have been impossible due to gasoline rationing. After the war, around 1946, when I went to Toll Junior High School, going on a trip to the Glendale News-Press was something I remember as an exciting adventure. I can only guess that this was either a social studies or English class trip. The News-Press office and plant, as I recall, were downtown on Brand Boulevard in those days.
February 22, 2001
In writing this letter, I am flying in the face of the best advice ever given about dealing with newspapers and their allegations. This advice came from Carroll Parcher, former Glendale mayor, longtime publisher of the News-Press and my mentor during my 10 years as a reporter for the News-Press. Mr. Parcher observed (perhaps borrowed from the original Will Rogers), "never argue with someone who buys ink by the barrel and newsprint by the ton." That said, I have a few observations about the musings of your Will Rogers in his Feb. 13 column in reference to Allen Brandstater and the alleged investigation by the Commission on Judicial Performance into the conduct of Judge James Simpson.
September 7, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Even as a kid growing up in Glendale, Jack Russell was always surprising his mother with his unusual antics. There was the time he arrived home one morning, his young face smudged with black newsprint, and surprised everyone by announcing he had obtained a paper route delivering the News-Press. Then there was another time when Russell decided to earn extra cash by decorating storefront windows with holiday greetings over his winter vacations from school, mother Ruth Russell recalled.
April 19, 2002
Because I teach in one of Glendale's high schools that will send some of its students to the Japanese-American Museum, I read with interest the News-Press article, "Students to study internment camps" (April 13-14). I was surprised to read there is such a controversy over this field trip -- at least according to Glendale resident Allen Brandstater, who worries that students will be "propagandized that the [United States] did a terrible thing by interning them [Japanese residents]