October 8, 2012
Glendale police reported making no arrests at Montrose's annual Oktoberfest on Honolulu Avenue this past weekend. The event brought out thousands of people, lured by the Bavarian cuisine, beer and carnival rides in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue. Police officials said the event, which went from noon to 11 p.m., went smoothly. Last year, police arrested nine motorists on suspicion of drunk driving during an “Avoid the 100” anti-DUI checkpoint. Another five people were arrested in connection with narcotics violations.
October 5, 2004
Robert Chacon This year's annual Oktoberfest was easier to pick up after and had less rowdiness, thanks to tighter security. Underage drinkers, rowdy teenagers and trash from the event left strewn on surrounding streets spurred numerous complaints last year by shop owners on the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue, where the celebration is held. But those complaints were quelled this year, as shop owners said Saturday's event was mellower than in the past.
September 30, 2005
FROM THE CITY EDITOR'S DESK There are three times a year when street parking in Montrose is at a premium -- Oktoberfest, the Christmas parade and the Arts and Crafts festival. They are all events that draw people to our sleepy town from all over Los Angeles. They make Montrose a destination, times when the town gathers together for a little food, a little fun and a lot of socializing. Last year was my first Oktoberfest, and I had a great time. I had never seen so many people here out past 10 o'clock at night.
November 29, 2003
The Montrose/Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce would do well to immediately tackle what has quickly become a public-relations problem, if not a legitimate public nuisance: the nighttime portion of Oktoberfest, the annual event held in the Montrose Shopping Park and surrounding streets. The event, staged in the outdoor shopping area, has something for everyone during its daytime hours: German bands playing for dancing; game booths; a petting zoo; carnival rides; a continuous Bingo game; a nonstop variety show featuring local and professional amateur talent; a contest for Dachshunds and the best Bavarian costumes; plus authentic German bratwurst, sauerkraut, strudel, hot dogs, soft drinks, coffee, beer, and carnival-type snacks.
September 19, 2008
The Chamber would like to thank Michelle Walton for volunteering her time helping us with our huge mailing. Also a thank you goes out to New Moon Restaurant and Montrose Melt & Gelato for donating a portion of the food we had at the EXPO last week. When people in the community do good things, they deserve to be recognized. Congratulations to Chamber member Controlled Burn Fitness, (818) 248-4242, on being nominated in FOX 11’s “myfoxla Hot List” for best personal trainers (http://community.
October 8, 2008
The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce pulled out all the stops for its 31st annual Oktoberfest on Saturday in spite of morning showers. The order of the day was German cuisine, Oompah bands, dancing, carnival rides, bingo, and costume and Best-Dressed Dog contests. Disappointed that her tiny Chihuahua-mix in authentic Bavarian dress didn’t win was Lainie Nakai of Echo Park. “Jerry was robbed,” Nakai said. Joining Jerry and Lainie were sister Kristi Nakai from Hollywood and Gail Byrd of Montrose.
October 4, 2010
Honolulu Avenue met Bavaria on Saturday, as the 33rd annual Oktoberfest celebration drew thousands to the Montrose Shopping District to sip beer, sample bratwurst and enjoy live bands and carnival rides. Attendees characterized Oktoberfest, hosted by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, as an annual homecoming where locals are likely to run into neighbors and old friends. "We call it our high school reunion. Everyone comes out," said volunteer Armine Akopyan, a 2005 graduate of Crescenta Valley High School.
August 31, 2007
Hi! My name is Rose Gamble, and I am the interim executive director for the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce. The 7th Annual Foothills Community Business Expo, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Fourth Floor Council Room at Verdugo Hills Hospital. The event is free to the public and affords everyone the opportunity to find out about the businesses and services that are right in their own backyard. Also, Sept. 15 is the third annual Art Walk and Sale of the year.