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December 8, 2000
Judy Seckler HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL -- Hoover High Tornado Times photographer Efrain Olivares knows its going to be hard to get a photo of Anita Siraki crossing the finish line at the Foot Locker National Championships in Orlando, Fla. As a long distance runner on the high school track team, he knows that's the best shot he can get for the school newspaper. However, race regulations dictate that only media with real press passes can have access to that part of the field.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 9, 2014
Glendale officials are seeking submissions for a poetry contest connected to the annual Man's Inhumanity to Man weeklong event. Submitted poetry should focus on the strength of the human spirit when facing oppression. The contest is open to Glendale students, residents or those who work in the city. Winners will read their poetry at 6 p.m. on April 22 in the Parcher Plaza at City Hall, 613 E. Broadway. Entries must be typed and double spaced and should be no longer than two pages.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | December 14, 2007
Poetry that two classes at Columbus Elementary School read to the school during assemblies Thursday focused on the meaning of compassion. But it was the way the students of different ages and abilities collaborated to put on the show that provided the real example of compassion, some said. Sixth-graders in Gail Dunham’s class and first-, second- and third-graders in Sheila Monger’s class for students with special needs presented a program featuring student-written poems about compassion, which is the word of the month for the Glendale Character and Ethics Project.
LOCAL
By Mary O'Keefe | May 14, 2004
"Well I stood up straight and spoke clearly," said second-grader Daniel Allard, explaining the secret to a good poetry reading. "I said the words like 'BANG' and 'SWISH' really loud." Allard, who read "Hockey Time," his ode to the aggressive sport, was one of the celebrated poets from Mountain Avenue Elementary who performed art for parents and friends Friday night at Higley's Coffee House in La CaƱada Flintridge. The second to sixth-grade students are part of the extended learning program, the school's after-school day care program.
NEWS
May 5, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Toll Middle School swept four of the five top places in the school district's first Middle School Poetry Contest. The sweep also gave the school the team championship title in the contest, sponsored by the Glendale Host Lions Club. A total of 37 poems from the area's four middle schools had been submitted to the competition. Of those, 15 finalists were chosen, said Dick Holway, a Lions Club member and judge in the contest.
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | April 17, 2007
A red card with the words "meaning," "imagery" and "sound" lay on a table where Natasha Kongsonboon and her teammates sat and studied Maya Angelou's poem, "Life Doesn't Frighten Me." Natasha and the Gifted and Talented Education students at Wilson Middle School, discussed what they each thought the poem meant to them. "In this poem, the speaker is listing things she is not afraid of," Natasha said. Teammate David Bukujian, 11, has a different interpretation of the poem.
NEWS
March 19, 2004
CHARLES J. UNGER Do you remember the story I wrote about last year, dealing with a young student in Chico, Calif., who drew a picture of a police officer being shot in the head for his art class? The officer he drew had once arrested the young man on drug-related charges. Well, now we have a similar situation that is bringing the case I previously wrote about back into the headlines. This is the story of George T. who is being prosecuted for making criminal threats in his classroom.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2007
The Friends of the Altadena Library will sponsor its fifth annual Poetry & Cookies celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Those attending will have the chance to meet and hear poets from Altadena and the surrounding area read their poetry. There will also be a drawing for two poetry baskets filled with items that poets or poetry lovers might enjoy. Past attendees have commented on what an "inspiring and fun event" this free program has been. The featured poems will be included in an anthology published by the library and will be available at the event.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2005
Last week, I joined a group of 12 pre-teens in the conference room of the Montrose Branch of the Glendale Public Library to observe their poetry writing class. The four senior citizens who are enrolled in the class were unable to attend. I was disappointed not to see them because the course is billed as a cross-generational experience; that feature had drawn my interest. I love to read poetry, but my college poetry writing classes made me feel as though I had taken apart a valuable watch to see how it worked and didn't have the skills to put it back together.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | September 30, 2006
Music Director Olivia Tsui is adding a few original touches to her debut concert conducting the Glendale Symphony Orchestra. Along with a rousing musical program of Spanish and Argentine-inspired music, Tsui said she is integrating the visual element of tango into the performance on Oct. 7 at the Alex Theatre. Only the 20-member string section, two guest soloists and two tango dancers will perform this first concert of the orchestra's 83rd season, Tsui said. Tango dancers will be included in 20th century tango composer Astor Piazzolla's piece "Cuatro Estaciones en Buenos Aires" (The Four Seasons)
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