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November 29, 2001
Tim Willert NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Fernando Roman used to smoke cigarettes to fit in, but found they kept him from playing sports. "I smoked, but I wasn't happy doing it," he said. Adriana Rodriguez finally quit smoking after pleas from her 5-year-old brother, who would open all the windows in the house every time she lit up. On Wednesday, the Daily High School seniors and two of their classmates -- all cigarette-free for at least one year -- shared their experiences as former smokers with Keppel Elementary School fourth-graders in hopes of preventing them from picking up the habit.
FEATURES
July 11, 2008
Recently, the Crescenta Valley Sun ran a series on drinking and drug use among teenagers in the Crescenta Valley. And a June 27 article reported that four individuals were arrested on suspicion of selling 1,000 balloons of heroin to teenage buyers throughout La Crescenta. What is your congregation doing or what would you like to see you congregation do to encourage young people to stay away from drugs and alcohol? In Judaism, there is a concept that every human being is created in the image of God, b’tzelem elohim, and therefore treating ourselves, and others, with care and concern is of paramount importance to leading an ethical and moral life.
NEWS
August 4, 2003
Gary Moskowitz The roof of the Glendale Galleria's parking structure this weekend resembled a carnival of sorts, complete with trick-riding bicyclists and skateboarders, games and prizes and a famous supermodel. The Glendale Galleria on Saturday hosted a back-to-school event called "The Scene," which brought nearly 2,000 people, mostly teenagers, to the Galleria's parking-structure roof. The event included music from KROQ-FM (106.7), new fall clothing and hair fashion demonstrations and plenty of free candy provided by The Willy Wonka Candy Factory's "Wonka Mobile" and Nestle.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | August 12, 2009
CITY HALL — Improved recreational activities, job programs and training sparked the interest of local teens at a city-sponsored youth focus group Wednesday. City officials organized the event to gather input from local teens for an upcoming five-year plan that the Community Development and Housing Department is currently drafting, said Moises Carrillo, senior community development supervisor. “We want to know, as a city, where we should put our money,” he told about two dozen youth, ages 13 to 18, gathered at the Maple Park Community Center.
NEWS
May 23, 2000
On May 2, the president and his wife hosted conferences on how to raise a responsible teen. At these conferences, there were many doctors, psychologists, school officials, and parents sharing their ideas on how to cope and work with teens. I personally congratulate, applaud, and celebrate the conferences. As a parent of two daughters, 22 and 15, I strongly believe that this is one of the most important steps to improve teenage issues like drugs, guns, pregnancy isolation, and peer pressure.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 26, 2007
Red ribbons can be seen tied onto trees, fences and signs all around Crescenta Valley this week and every child in public school knows what that signals: “Red Ribbon Week.” “Oh cool, we’re going to get the bracelets,” shouted out one of kids at Valley View Elementary early Monday morning. The school was decorated with ribbons tied on fences and posts. “Sooner or later you will have to deal with it,” said Valley View fifth grader Jason Chang.
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By Monica Lee | February 27, 2009
On Friday, Feb. 20 students at Crescenta Valley High School were treated to a special assembly by “Teen Truth Live,” an organization that raises awareness of drug abuse and bullying in schools. Pupils gathered at the campus’ MacDonald Auditorium early in the morning, most of them with little idea about what the assembly would address. Once the auditorium lights dimmed, a 22-minute film began; it was a presentation created with the help of teenagers around the nation, focusing on certain issues that might pressure teenagers to use alcohol and various types of drugs.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Two new faces, both La Canada High teens, will be joining the La Canada Flintridge Youth Council. Diana Caley and Timothy Yiu, both 16, were appointed to the five-member group at Monday's City Council meeting. The Youth Council serves as a liaison between the City Council and the city's young people. Caley, a junior, and Yiu, a sophomore, will fill the spots created when Jonathan Caswell and Drew Atwater, two of the group's original members, completed their two-year commitments.
NEWS
September 3, 2004
KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN So our children are off to school again. For many of us, this event holds two realms of emotion. One, we may feel sentimental as another milestone is reached and we again are reminded how quickly our children grow up, and out, of our homes. Second, we might be experiencing some relief. Come on, we are only human, parents! And as much as we enjoy the summer together with our children, it is nice to get back to familiar routines, and for those who stay home with their children, more time to accom- plish tasks.
NEWS
By: Kevin McKenna | September 3, 2005
Time flies when you are having fun. So, it is hard to believe that the Burbank Boys and Girls Club has been open for 10 years. It seems like yesterday that the first few neighborhood children showed up for the free popcorn, hot dogs, soda at the ribbon-cutting, kick-off ceremony, Sept. 9, 1995. Over the last 10 years, I noticed how the organization had become a home away from home for a lot of its young members. Furthermore, I realized that these children were becoming more positive, confident and were also learning self worth, usefulness, teamwork and how to express themselves more effectively.
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July 9, 2010
Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber's “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece. As any parent of a teenager will tell you, adolescence, with all of its uncertainty and insecurity and growing feelings of independence, is a major departure from all the years before it. How well I remember conversations with my wife when our two girls were about 10 and 8 years old and we both wondered how on earth we would ever be able to stand it when they would one day leave us. Not too many years later, after having weathered their teen years, the answer came to us clearly, unequivocally and somewhat painfully.
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By Melanie Hicken | August 12, 2009
CITY HALL — Improved recreational activities, job programs and training sparked the interest of local teens at a city-sponsored youth focus group Wednesday. City officials organized the event to gather input from local teens for an upcoming five-year plan that the Community Development and Housing Department is currently drafting, said Moises Carrillo, senior community development supervisor. “We want to know, as a city, where we should put our money,” he told about two dozen youth, ages 13 to 18, gathered at the Maple Park Community Center.
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By Monica Lee | February 27, 2009
On Friday, Feb. 20 students at Crescenta Valley High School were treated to a special assembly by “Teen Truth Live,” an organization that raises awareness of drug abuse and bullying in schools. Pupils gathered at the campus’ MacDonald Auditorium early in the morning, most of them with little idea about what the assembly would address. Once the auditorium lights dimmed, a 22-minute film began; it was a presentation created with the help of teenagers around the nation, focusing on certain issues that might pressure teenagers to use alcohol and various types of drugs.
FEATURES
July 11, 2008
Recently, the Crescenta Valley Sun ran a series on drinking and drug use among teenagers in the Crescenta Valley. And a June 27 article reported that four individuals were arrested on suspicion of selling 1,000 balloons of heroin to teenage buyers throughout La Crescenta. What is your congregation doing or what would you like to see you congregation do to encourage young people to stay away from drugs and alcohol? In Judaism, there is a concept that every human being is created in the image of God, b’tzelem elohim, and therefore treating ourselves, and others, with care and concern is of paramount importance to leading an ethical and moral life.
FEATURES
By Mary O’Keefe | October 26, 2007
Red ribbons can be seen tied onto trees, fences and signs all around Crescenta Valley this week and every child in public school knows what that signals: “Red Ribbon Week.” “Oh cool, we’re going to get the bracelets,” shouted out one of kids at Valley View Elementary early Monday morning. The school was decorated with ribbons tied on fences and posts. “Sooner or later you will have to deal with it,” said Valley View fifth grader Jason Chang.
NEWS
By: Kevin McKenna | September 3, 2005
Time flies when you are having fun. So, it is hard to believe that the Burbank Boys and Girls Club has been open for 10 years. It seems like yesterday that the first few neighborhood children showed up for the free popcorn, hot dogs, soda at the ribbon-cutting, kick-off ceremony, Sept. 9, 1995. Over the last 10 years, I noticed how the organization had become a home away from home for a lot of its young members. Furthermore, I realized that these children were becoming more positive, confident and were also learning self worth, usefulness, teamwork and how to express themselves more effectively.
NEWS
September 3, 2004
KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN So our children are off to school again. For many of us, this event holds two realms of emotion. One, we may feel sentimental as another milestone is reached and we again are reminded how quickly our children grow up, and out, of our homes. Second, we might be experiencing some relief. Come on, we are only human, parents! And as much as we enjoy the summer together with our children, it is nice to get back to familiar routines, and for those who stay home with their children, more time to accom- plish tasks.
NEWS
August 4, 2003
Gary Moskowitz The roof of the Glendale Galleria's parking structure this weekend resembled a carnival of sorts, complete with trick-riding bicyclists and skateboarders, games and prizes and a famous supermodel. The Glendale Galleria on Saturday hosted a back-to-school event called "The Scene," which brought nearly 2,000 people, mostly teenagers, to the Galleria's parking-structure roof. The event included music from KROQ-FM (106.7), new fall clothing and hair fashion demonstrations and plenty of free candy provided by The Willy Wonka Candy Factory's "Wonka Mobile" and Nestle.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Two new faces, both La Canada High teens, will be joining the La Canada Flintridge Youth Council. Diana Caley and Timothy Yiu, both 16, were appointed to the five-member group at Monday's City Council meeting. The Youth Council serves as a liaison between the City Council and the city's young people. Caley, a junior, and Yiu, a sophomore, will fill the spots created when Jonathan Caswell and Drew Atwater, two of the group's original members, completed their two-year commitments.
NEWS
November 29, 2001
Tim Willert NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Fernando Roman used to smoke cigarettes to fit in, but found they kept him from playing sports. "I smoked, but I wasn't happy doing it," he said. Adriana Rodriguez finally quit smoking after pleas from her 5-year-old brother, who would open all the windows in the house every time she lit up. On Wednesday, the Daily High School seniors and two of their classmates -- all cigarette-free for at least one year -- shared their experiences as former smokers with Keppel Elementary School fourth-graders in hopes of preventing them from picking up the habit.
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