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July 28, 2001
Hamlet Nalbandyan BURBANK -- At the free-throw line with just seconds remaining and her team ahead by two, Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' basketball player Jeannae Peoples didn't need any more incentive to make her free throws. Then, she got one. After hearing Glendale High Coach Errol Garnett instruct his team to be ready to get the rebound when she misses the front end of a one and one, the 5-foot-8 junior took it personal. After calmly making the first free throw, she snuck a peak at the Nitro coach.
July 3, 2002
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Jeanine Deno had Emily Forsythe in her freshman season, Ashley Powell followed suit last season and now, it's Natasha Belou's turn to carry some of the scoring load. Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball Coach Bruce Breeden realizes Deno, a junior, will score her 20-plus points on a nightly basis, but it is the duty of her supporting cast to put up decent numbers for the Falcons to be successful. Belou has answered the call this summer, and continued to do so Tuesday in a 45-31 Burroughs Summer Jam victory against Bellarmine-Jefferson at Burroughs High.
December 31, 2002
Jim Riggio BURBANK --It was Bellarmine-Jefferson High's home court and its own tournament, but you would have never known it Monday. Visiting La Canada took it to the Guards from the opening tip and rolled to a 55-43 victory in the third-place game of the Bell-Jeff Christmas Classic. The Spartans (10-4) started to get their engine rolling when Robin Toyota hit a three-pointer from beyond half court to end the first quarter and give La Canada a 14-6 lead.
By Melonie Magruder | February 13, 2010
The Chris Hopkins exhibit at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale is both an homage to our native roots and a silent indictment of the cultural genocide our European forefathers visited upon indigenous peoples. Hopkins’ beautifully detailed oils offer portraits of tribal elders and historical snapshots of tribal communities up the northwest coast of America that reveal the everyday lives and spiritual journeys of native cultural heritage. The first large oil, titled “Columbia River Bounty,” shows a scene at Celilo Falls on the Columbia River of native men “dip net fishing,” a custom still employed today.
March 1, 2001
I feel sorry for Albert Eryakub. Despite his apparent academic credentials, he is either completely ignorant about history or has taken on his shoulders the impossible task of a defense attorney against whose indefensible client there are undeniable mountains of evidence and witnesses. In either case, I really feel sorry for him. But don't worry. I think as a defense attorney -- despite the overwhelming evidence against his client -- he is doing a good job. Who knows?
August 20, 2007
People should be able to keep their right to smoke I am a 19-year-old male who currently lives in Northridge, but do almost everything in Glendale. I have come to love the city’s atmosphere and night life, but there’s just one thing that really bugs me. That one thing is the people’s right to smoke. I for one do not smoke, nor have I tried, but I am against the fact that the city is trying to restrain such a natural behavior (“City inches toward smoking ban,” Aug. 11)
April 18, 2008
Simcha Backman O n Saturday evening, people of the Jewish faith will be celebrating the first night of Passover with a traditional meal called the "Seder." During the Seder, we observe various traditions such as eating the "Matzah," unleavened cracker with horseradish, and drinking four cups of wine. All of these rituals are reminders of the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt 3,319 years ago. Our ancestors’ miraculous escape from oppression to freedom has served as a source of inspiration for many generations and will do so for many more to come.
By Dan Kimber | August 14, 2009
My first real job was as a box boy at Ralphs Grocery (the one on Colorado Street and Verdugo Road). I was 16. Sometimes on my lunch breaks I would go up into the upper reaches of the store where our security officer, Gus, was watching the customers through one-way mirrors. Gus was a bit of a philosopher, and I must say that his 9-to-5 view of humanity differed from most people’s. “People do strange things when they think that no one’s watching,” he told me. At my young age, I already knew that to be true, but in my sheltered, abundant life, I did not know, or had not come face to face with, real poverty and destitution.
November 10, 2004
JUNE CASAGRANDE America Online recently asked me to click a button to specify which candidate I thought would be a better president. (I couldn't find Pat Buchanan's name anywhere, so being the good Floridian I am, I boycotted the polling.) After the election, AOL asked me whether I thought George W. Bush was an effective leader. The first time I ever encountered this brand of cyber-interrogation was years ago, when the Los Angeles Times briefly had its own online service.
February 12, 2005
PATRICK AZADIAN Many of my Armenian friends have an idealistic vision of the Jewish-American community. Comments such as: "There is a lot to be learned from Jewish-Americans. They help each other when they can. They do not stab each other in the back. They don't have 'zillions' of organizations doing the same thing. And most importantly, they have assimilated into the American mainstream while maintaining their distinct culture," are not uncommon among some of my friends.
By Ray Richmond | April 12, 2014
This is probably going to sound odd coming from a guy who has a giant picture of himself running with his column, but I don't really get the whole “selfies” thing. If I could convince my editor not to run the photo of me, I would. I'm just not that in love with my own reflection. Particularly since I got, you know, old. The whole idea of people constantly and indiscriminately posting self-shot images of themselves all over social media pretty much creeps me out. Trust me, if we go 15 minutes without being updated on how you're looking right now, we'll survive somehow.
By Brian Crosby | April 10, 2014
A video went viral last week of Santa Monica High School teacher/coach Mark Black restraining a student in his classroom . When the public first saw the video, reaction was negative about the teacher. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Supt. Sandra Lyon issued a statement calling the event “utterly alarming” and labeling “the kind of physical restraint used by the teacher [as] unacceptable.” She further promised the family of the student involved “support that they may need.” Then details emerged that the student allegedly had marijuana and had first attacked Black with a box cutter.
March 25, 2014
Ouch! The spectacle of how askew some people's mentality wanders really hurts. We debate all minuscule aspects of everyday life, but ignore the downhill slide of our society which is, pushed by its own gravity, slowly but securely accelerating toward a big havoc similar to those which ended various civilizations and empires. As a Christian, I believe in helping those who are genuinely in need. My observation which follows and the response is stimulated by reading contributions to the Forum emanating from various philosophies, from some welfare advocates to the more rational ones, but they all do not see the light.
By Arin Mikailian, | March 15, 2014
The March 31 deadline to sign up for insurance under Covered California is fast approaching, and for one branch of case workers, it's crunch time to help people get signed up. Rasheedah Scott is one of three certified enrollment counselors at the Verdugo Jobs Center, a title she earned through a training program to specifically assist individuals in joining the state's healthcare exchange set up as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. ...
March 12, 2014
On the eve of July 4, 2013, a group of concerned citizens met at Glendale Central Library because Glendale City Council was planning to raise the electric rates of the people without their consent. On Aug. 6, 2013, our City Council, without the expressed approval of the people, raised our electric rates 29.1% over the next five years, because our politicians since 2000 depleted approximately $250 million from Glendale Water & Power and decided to use that money for nonutility usage.
By Veronica Rocha, | February 13, 2014
Police issued warnings and citations Thursday to dozens of people who were reportedly unlawfully dashing across Brand Boulevard. Twenty people were cited for reportedly failing to obey pedestrian signals at crosswalks along Brand and Central Avenue between Colorado Street and the Ventura (134) Freeway, Glendale Police Sgt. Harout Bouzikian said. "Mostly, they were trying to get somewhere quickly," he said. While some pedestrians were cited, 18 people were issued warnings for the same violation.
By Brittany Levine, | January 28, 2014
The Fhardos have been waiting for subsidized housing assistance in Glendale for 13 years and, after attending an affordable housing informational meeting hosted by the city Monday night, the elderly couple said they felt more in the know, but frustrated by their slim chances. “It's so hard,” said 62-year-old Angela Fhardo, who cares for her blind husband, Jose. The retired husband and wife were two of 12,000 people who applied for Section 8 housing in Glendale back in 2001.
By Ari Bloomekatz | January 16, 2014
Three people were in custody Thursday morning as a fast-moving wildfire burning north of Los Angeles grew to 1,700 acres. The Colby fire broke out about 6 a.m. near Glendora. Few details were available about the detained individuals, including whether they had been arrested. A news conference was scheduled for 11 a.m. Nathan Judy, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said at about 10 a.m. that more than 1,700 acres had burned, the Los Angeles Times reports . Chris Jeffers, Glendora city manager, said in an email that the city's emergency operations center was activated and “we have declared a state of emergency so that we can better access resources and coordinate them.
By Brittany Levine, | January 2, 2014
Flooding inboxes at Glendale City Hall with emails didn't work, neither did pleas from Japanese politicians, but now those who oppose a Glendale monument to women used as sex slaves by the Japanese Army during World War II are trying a different approach - petitioning the White House . A petition asking for removal of the 1,100-pound statue on President Barack Obama's website “We The People” has netted more than 100,000 signatures ...
By Brittany Levine, | December 25, 2013
John Emery Johnston spent last Christmas sleeping in his Dodge Caravan. This Christmas, he sat eating waffles, bacon and a spinach quiche served by volunteers at a Glendale shelter. “I never dreamed I'd be in that kind of plight,” said the 62-year-old Army veteran, who has been living for five months at a transitional housing center run by Ascencia, Glendale's largest services homeless provider. Before that, he lived for a year in his car. PHOTOS: Volunteers serve Christmas breakfast at Ascencia Johnston - who spiraled into homelessness in 2011 after losing his job of 26 years as a library technician - and about 50 others were served breakfast by Skip 1, a nonprofit that asks people to skip one thing a day and use that money to help others.
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