August 22, 2008
I know that in my house, football is big big (go, Steelers). The first official football day is Sept. 7. Go and check out Leo?s All Star Sports Bar located at 2941 Honolulu Ave. in La Crescenta and try their NFL breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. Right now you can watch the Americans winning their medals at the Olympics on Leo?s 22 HD TVs. On Thursday nights they have Video Rock Band, on Friday nights it?s karaoke and on Saturday they have a live band. This is the best place with so many cool things to see. Did you know that Leo?
October 1, 2011
MONTROSE - The smell of locally smoked bratwurst and freshly popped corn lured thousands Saturday to Honolulu Avenue to enjoy Bavarian-themed festivities at Montrose's 34th annual Oktoberfest. Warm, sunny weather drew local families and Los Angeles-area residents to the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event to enjoy beer, carnival games and music. “The food is good, and it's for a good cause,” said Eleanor Wacker, who has attended the event since it started more than three decades ago. Ticket sales from the event will support the chamber, which uses the funds to help local businesses with advertising and participation in city activities, Chamber Executive Director Melinda Clarke said.
October 25, 2001
I am impressed by the people insisting that the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. must continue to sponsor the Montrose Festival, despite its $100,000 price tag and the fact that it has apparently lost money every single year. I am likewise impressed by the Oktoberfest, also in Montrose. I noticed that the Oktoberfest was sponsored by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce. I don't like the fact that the Oktoberfest is only one day long. I herby demand that the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce be forced to have the Oktoberfest every week.
October 16, 2002
Gary Moskowitz Students involved in Glendale Community College's Associated Students organization are hoping to make Oktoberfest an annual celebration on campus. Student government and about 10 campus clubs and organizations hosted their first Oktoberfest event Tuesday on the school's Plaza Vaquero, at which students ate, learned about different campus groups and watched the live entertainment of Gtev D'Oberlandler, a Los Angeles-based traditional Bavarian performing group.
September 26, 2006
Oktoberfest Kick-off Mixer upcoming An Oktoberfest Kick-off Mixer will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Citibank, 2350 Honolulu Ave., in Montrose. The event, sponsored by the Montrose-Verdugo Chamber of Commerce, will include German food and refreshments and a special drawing. John Corda 0will perform German music. Cost is $5 for chamber members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, call (818) 249-7171. Meeting to focus on development plans Dave Meyers, chairman of the Friends of Mountain Oaks, will discuss the proposed development of the Mountain Oaks area, focusing on the area at the southern end of New York Avenue near Crescenta Valley Park.
September 27, 2004
Chamber hosts Oktoberfest mixer MONTROSE -- The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce will have an Oktoberfest kickoff mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Citibank, 2350 Honolulu. German food and refreshments will be served, and John Corda will perform authentic German music. The event includes prizes and business card drawings for a chance to win Oktoberfest dinner tickets. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Oktoberfest is Saturday.
September 16, 2002
Sponsors sought for Oktoberfest MONTROSE -- Business owners are invited to showcase their businesses by sponsoring the 25th annual Oktoberfest. Sponsorships range from $50 to $500, including business name placement on signs, banners and in advertisements. Volunteers are also needed to work booths at the festival and can decorate the booths with business signs or advertisements. Proceeds from the sponsorships benefit the nonprofit organizations that help with Oktoberfest, which is Oct. 5. The festival is organized by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce.
October 6, 2000
Tim Willert MONTROSE -- Hours before the first bratwurst is grilled or keg of beer is tapped, long before the sounds of "oompah-pah" fill the air, dozens of bleary-eyed workers will begin transforming quiet Honolulu Avenue into Little Bavaria. Oktoberfest, Montrose's annual salute to German culture, doesn't begin until noon on Saturday, but by 6 a.m. volunteers like Rob Ravenstine are busy posting signs, receiving deliveries and setting up booths and stages along the street's 2300 and 2400 blocks.
October 12, 2004
Chamber outdid itself with well-organized Oktoberfest I wanted to be the first to extend a hearty congratulations to the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce for a fantastic job on their annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 2. As a representative of your sister organization, the Montrose Shopping Park Assn., and one who knows what it takes to put on a large-scale outdoor public event, I believe it is important for the public to know how much planning, coordinating and hard work it takes to make an event of this proportion come to life.