May 16, 2008
Problems we all have them. Think about this: Problems cannot be solved at the same level of thinking at which they were created. Look at problems as a normal part of the cycle of life. Change them to challenges and what do you have to lose? A problem. The Chamber needs your help. Membership is vital to the Chamber and by belonging to your local chamber of commerce you are doing your community part by enriching the businesses in the community where you live and work. A big thank you to Tuscany Spa for hosting our May mixer last week.
July 9, 2004
Nighttime visitors to Montrose Shopping Park will be walking in the dark along Honolulu Avenue a few months longer than planned, the Glendale City Council decided Tuesday. The city had planned a major project this summer to replace sidewalk and street lighting in the shopping park, which is becoming more and more a night destination and eating spot for local residents. However, the city received only one bid for the project, an eye-popping $1,061,606 from Excel Paving Company, $290,000 above what the city engineer had estimated for the job. Bill Hall, the city's electrical services administrator, said the high bid might be a result of the short timeline for the project, which the city wanted to finish before Oktoberfest, scheduled for Oct. 2. Hall said almost half the bid was for sidewalk work, with Excel bidding nearly twice the price for pavement work than the city was paying for other projects.
September 20, 2006
Oktoberfest Kick-off Mixer upcoming An Oktoberfest Kick-off Mixer will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 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 will 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.
October 29, 2005
There were things at Frank Roberts' funeral that I wanted to say. But emotions and tears somehow got in the way. So, I decided to follow the minister's advice, to get paper and pencil and start to write. When I think of Frank, I have to smile, he was a man, much bigger than life! I know only two words, by which he could be defined. "Big Fish" best exemplifies his body and mind. As an avid sportsman, maybe he caught, a 50 pound fish or just a bite he got. It doesn't matter, because it has nothing to do, with the "Big Fish" that I'm referring to. Frank was a "Big Fish" in the small town of Montrose.
October 13, 2001
Alecia Foster LA CRESCENTA -- His name was David and he rode into the La Crescenta Ralphs parking lot on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was kind of a tough-looking with his long hair, Harley T-shirt and a black half-helmet. "He was so atypical of what you think a do-gooder would be like," said La Crescenta resident Kerry Smith. David was Smith's knight in shining armor, so to speak. Just a day earlier, Smith and her family had been in Montrose taking in the sights and sounds of the Oct. 6 Oktoberfest celebration.
October 3, 2005
The "Beyond the Flood" hurricane-relief fundraiser held at the Glendale High School baseball field Saturday attracted a small crowd of about 200. Event organizers had anticipated a turnout of over a thousand. The relief effort was organized by the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club and the Salvation Army. "We wanted to give people the opportunity to serve and model a tradition of serving others," said Keith Sorem of the Rotary Club. By 5 p.m., the rock 'n' roll band Bandana Blue was performing to an almost empty field, the audience consisting mainly of volunteers and event staff.
November 12, 2003
An education on working at a grocery store The only fools are those ignorant enough to write about "humans" they know nothing about. Those of us on the picket lines do have lives, and we are fighting to keep them. If paying a few hundred dollars for health care was the only issue, none of us would be out here picketing. I'd like to know why some citizens think that we are all doing so well without our paychecks? As far as the 25-hour work week, the union guarantees grocery employees 24 hours a week, but that does not mean workers work only three days a week.