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December 16, 2005
The CV High girls' soccer players shared the holiday spirit for the seventh year in a row with the children at City of Hope. At the Seventh Annual Pajama Party, there were gifts galore and extra-special raffle items. The pediatric patients at City of Hope and their families were treated to a magical night with Santa, which also included music and dinner. The soccer squad served dinner and also provided crafts at every table for the children to enjoy. The parent of a CV girls' soccer player created the event seven years ago. Co-sponsored by the Desi Geestman Foundation, the CV community comes together each holiday season to donate new pajamas and slippers to provide the patients and their siblings with a new pair of pajamas at the party.
NEWS
By by monica lee valley sun | December 12, 2008
The holidays have arrived — even at the most unexpected of places. At the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, it was apparent what the celebration was all about, even to a first-timer. The red and green balloons inside the Cooper Auditorium were the telltale signs of a holiday party, and the room pulsed with the clamor of children, clad in colorful pajamas and slippers. Together, they summed up a delightful, festive scene. The Holiday Pajama Party is sponsored annually by the Desi Geestman Foundation for the pediatric cancer patients at City of Hope.
NEWS
November 27, 2004
Robert Chacon For the sixth consecutive year, the Crescenta Valley High School girls' varsity soccer team is not just getting lessons in sportsmanship, but in community service as well. Each year, Falcons have collected pajamas to donate to cancer patients at the City of Hope in Duarte. The deadline for the collection this year is Tuesday. The girls deliver the pajamas to the patients and then have a huge pajama party at the hospital for the patients.
NEWS
March 29, 2002
Five hundred people showed up for nighttime reading, milk and cookies at John Muir Elementary School Thursday night -- many wearing their favorite pajamas. It was the school's third annual "Pajamarama." District officials, teachers, parents and students arrived in their pajamas and many brought blankets and teddy bears. District officials and teachers took turns reading books like "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Paddington Bear" to students. Participants in the event then made their way to the cafeteria for milk and cookies.
NEWS
By Vince Lovato | March 4, 2006
About 20 students were sprawled on the classroom floor Friday Morning. Most were dressed in pajamas and wrapped in sleeping bags or blankets. Empty doughnut boxes were stacked on top of the desks, which were pushed up against one wall. A firefighter sat in an inflatable silver chair at the front of the class and read several pages from "Island of the Blue Dolphins," by Scott O'Dell. Columbus Elementary School students in Elena Buensuceso's fourth-grade class enjoyed Drop Everything And Read Day, as did most of the other classes at the school Friday.
FEATURES
March 14, 2009
DOLL CLUB PREPARING FOR ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE The Jewel City Doll Club presents its 31st annual Doll Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 Verdugo Road, Glendale. Proceeds from the show support local charities such as the Desi Geestman Foundation, the blind and hospice organizations and others. Members of the Jewel City Doll Club live in Glendale, Burbank, La Crescenta, Pasadena, Canyon Country and Valencia. There will be about 80 dealers with a variety of modern and antique dolls, accessories, books, doll clothes, toys, paper dolls and Barbie dolls.
NEWS
December 22, 2001
Charles Rich DUARTE -- Less than two weeks after she was seriously injured, Melody Mawhinney entered the boisterous auditorium on crutches. The Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer junior goalkeeper broke her left fibula and tibia Dec. 8 during a match in La Verne, prematurely ending her season and beginning an exhausting rehabilitation process. Mawhinney had a helping hand when she and her teammates distributed more than 100 pairs of pajamas for pediatric cancer patients during the third annual Pajama Drive at City of Hope on Thursday night.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 8, 2013
The District Attorney's Office on Wednesday declined to file charges against a Glendale mother who was arrested early Tuesday morning after her 3-year-old son was found wandering in his pajamas slightly less than half a mile from his home while carrying a tablet computer, police said. A good Samaritan was driving to work at 2:49 a.m. when she saw the boy trying to cross the street near a Rally's Hamburgers at San Fernando Road and Brand Boulevard, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
NEWS
September 23, 2003
GIRLS' UNDER-14 DIVISION Orange 5, Rockin' Red Rhinos 1: The Orange (3-0) continued to add to its league-leading goal total Saturday at Toll Middle School, tallying five before the Rockin' Red Rhinos' Breanna King broke the shutout in the final quarter. Coach Karen Lawrence's Rockin' Red Rhinos (1-2) will look to rebound Saturday against Blue U Away (1-1-1) at the Glendale Sports Complex. Christina Jacobson's Orange squad will attempt to maintain its unbeaten mark against Emerald Spirit (1-2)
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 8, 2013
The District Attorney's Office on Wednesday declined to file charges against a Glendale mother who was arrested early Tuesday morning after her 3-year-old son was found wandering in his pajamas slightly less than half a mile from his home while carrying a tablet computer, police said. A good Samaritan was driving to work at 2:49 a.m. when she saw the boy trying to cross the street near a Rally's Hamburgers at San Fernando Road and Brand Boulevard, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
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FEATURES
March 13, 2010
BANNERS ADDED TO GAS STATION The Adams Square Mini Gas Station received several historic embellishments in the form of four banners depicting road maps published by the Richfield Oil Co. in the 1930s and six images from the American Automobile Assn.?s vintage magazine covers. This project, installed March 5, was sponsored by the city of Glendale?s Cultural Affairs section of Community Services and Parks Department, the Glendale Historical Society, and the Arts and Culture Commission.
NEWS
By by monica lee valley sun | December 12, 2008
The holidays have arrived — even at the most unexpected of places. At the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, it was apparent what the celebration was all about, even to a first-timer. The red and green balloons inside the Cooper Auditorium were the telltale signs of a holiday party, and the room pulsed with the clamor of children, clad in colorful pajamas and slippers. Together, they summed up a delightful, festive scene. The Holiday Pajama Party is sponsored annually by the Desi Geestman Foundation for the pediatric cancer patients at City of Hope.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | October 17, 2008
More than 600 early risers showed up at the Crescenta Valley High School Quad last Saturday morning for the first-annual C.V. Town Council Pajama Pancake Breakfast. “People were standing in line at 7 a.m.,” said organizer and Town Councilman Frank Beyt. “It was an outstanding turnout. The weather was perfect everything came together wonderfully,” Beyt said. In addition to superb pancakes — served hot off the griddle by Councilmember Cheryl Davis and other volunteers, including the Griffith Park Lions Club, which provided a full-service kitchen for the event — diners were treated to the melodic sounds of the school’s choral ensemble, Les Belles Bleues and string quartet.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | October 10, 2008
No need to get dressed before hopping in your car Saturday morning to drive down to the Crescenta Valley High School Quad for Crescenta Valley Town Council?s Pancake Breakfast. In addition to serving up hot cakes, eggs, sausages, orange juice and steaming hot coffee, the event coordinators promise an almost-guaranteed-to-be-hilarious pajama contest with a wealth of cool prizes. And, all this for only $5. Door prizes also will be given out, so you might not go away empty handed even if you?
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | March 2, 2007
More than 400 students and family members wore pajamas Thursday night at John Muir Elementary, kicking off a national reading event that almost all Glendale schools will participate in today. A Glendale police officer, a doctor, an actor, school board member and Muir Elementary faculty volunteered to read for the evening. They kicked off the National Education Assn.'s Read Across America celebration a day early at Muir. Anna Gasparyan, 8, brought her stuffed teddy bear, Emily, as a guest to the reading event.
NEWS
December 8, 2006
The Crescenta Valley High School Women's Soccer teams and the Desi Geestman Foundation are joining forces again this season for the 8th Annual Pajama Drive for the City of Hope Pediatric Ward in Duarte. The annual drive culminates with a party for the pediatric patients at the hospital on Friday, Dec. 8. According to organizer Kim Villa, the girls on the soccer teams do all the work for the party. "They make all of the centerpieces, they decorate, they are hostesses and waitresses for the party and they make gifts that are given to the patients and their families," Villa said.
NEWS
By JOANN STUPAKIS | November 28, 2006
Opportunities for community members to lend a helping hand to those in need can be found in abundance at Crescenta Valley High School this holiday season. The annual Food Drive is sponsored by the Associated Student Body has begun. It runs through Dec. 7. All food collected goes to needy families in our area and is distributed through the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's volunteers. Community members are invited to drop off canned goods by the main entrance of the high school, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta, near the health office.
LOCAL
By Robert S. Hong | November 28, 2006
GLENDALE — A Glendale woman and her ex-boyfriend, who allegedly kidnapped her early Sunday morning, have been found and are being detained, Glendale Police said Monday. Liana Trashina, 20, was thought to be somewhere in Tijuana after her former boyfriend, 24-year-old Vardan Vardanyan, allegedly took her from her apartment at about 1 a.m. on Sunday, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The couple broke up two months ago because of Vardanyan's allegedly abusive behavior, according to Trashina's roommate, Lorenz said.
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