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January 22, 2007
Presentation to focus on districting The Glendale Historical Society will present a free seminar on "How to Create a Historic District" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sparr Heights Recreational Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale. Guest presenter, Cindy Thomack, history preservation planner for the city of Glendale, will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. For more information, call (818) 242-7447. City releases Grand View visiting schedule The city has released a revised visiting schedule for Grand View Memorial Park which cuts operating hours at the cemetery from each Sunday a month to two Sundays a month.
January 11, 2005
Oral communication is a contradiction in terms By any definition, oral communication in Glendale is a misnomer. As practiced by nearly all governmental committees in this city, the oral communication portion of meetings has become a cultural practice of make-believe. Our City Council leads the way in this make-believe policy of participatory democracy. They put on a good show by pretending they are communicating with the public. Many, who have presented their opinion or concerns to the council, can vouch for the experience.
April 6, 2007
Opera Pacific, led by artistic director John DeMain, presents Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love" at Segerstrom Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The production will be conducted by John DeMain and directed by A. Scott Parry. Scenery and costumes by Isabella Bywater, with lighting design by Jeff Harris. The scenery and costumes belong to New York City Opera. The production, a re-imagination by Jonathan Miller, is set in a west Texas diner in the 1950s. Miller is a British physician, theater and opera director, author, and television presenter.
By Herbert Molano | July 20, 2009
Last Tuesday’s unnecessarily long City Council session and the U.S. Senate’s confirmation hearings were perfect examples of the egotists’ delight. Pity the poor souls who had to sit and watch the people behind the dais preen, postulate and pontificate. I may not be able to fix the U.S. senators’ “it’s all about me” acumen before the cameras, but I can certainly wish relief from all the self-serving prime-time hot air now taking up the bulk of the Glendale City Council sessions.
December 26, 2002
Janine Marnien Many Glendale residents spent Christmas morning with their families, unwrapping gifts and beginning to prepare food for meals to be served later in the day. Larry and Josie Sacino spent it in the hospital. Josie Sacino had been a patient at Glendale Adventist Medical Center for exactly three weeks and counting on Dec. 25. She remained in critical condition on Christmas Day, a result of complications from hip surgery and her Type 1 diabetes.
October 16, 2002
Janine Marnien Crescenta Valley Town Council elections are looking better in the candidate area. Four people have filed applications to run for a seat on the council in November, with two other incumbents intending to file. There are six open seats on the council for three regular and three alternate members. All candidates will be introduced Thursday at the regular meeting of the council. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.
By Fran Tunno | February 21, 2011
Congratulations to PTSA Honorary Service Award recipients: Donald Ashman, Homa Javidan, Addora Beall, Diana Zelezny, Mitch Zelezny, Kathy Yepez and all Hoover volunteers. Tea with the Principal is from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, followed by a tour of the science labs. Hoover’s musical theater presents “Into the Woods” at 7 p.m. March 3 to 7 in the auditorium with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Teen Physical & Mental Health is the topic of Hoover’s next PTSA meeting at 7 p.m. March 14 in room 12101.
July 24, 2010
National Charity League Inc., Glendale Chapter honored six local girls during a recent award reception at The Oakmont Country Club. Each young woman was presented with a $1,000 scholarship to further her education. The girls were selected for their academic achievements, leadership skills, exceptional community service, and a history of volunteering. The scholarship recipients are Ashlynn Fiss , a graduate of Crescenta Valley High School who will be attending UCLA, majoring in biology; Christine Garibian , a graduate of Glendale High School who will be attending UC Berkeley with a major in cognitive science; Lara Kumjian , graduate of Clark Magnet High School will be attending UC Irvine, majoring in biology; Rebecca Mendiola , a graduate of Daily High School, who will be attending Glendale Community College majoring in Dance and Business; Analilia Rodriguez , graduate of Hoover High School who will be attending Cal State Northridge, majoring in biology; Julia Rowe , a graduate of La Cañada High School and attending University of the Pacific and majoring in history and political science; and Rochelle Shabanian , a graduate of Glendale Community College and moving on to UCLA to major in psychology.
By Bruce Campbell | June 19, 2011
The Crescenta-Cañada Rotary Club continued its tradition of recognizing outstanding graduating seniors from Crescenta Valley and La Cañada high schools. The Rotarians held a Scholarship Awards Dinner for the seniors this year at the La Cañada Country Club. Club President Fred Konrad and Scholarship Chairman Frank Whipple organized an inspiring dinner event where scholarships were presented to eight graduating seniors. Crescenta Valley seniors selected to receive scholarships were Helene Cook, who will attend UCLA for the pre-med program to start her career goal to become a pediatrics surgeon.
By Ruth Sowby | September 21, 2010
The Armenian National Committee of Glendale did itself proud as it honored individuals and organizations during its 2010 annual banquet at Renaissance Banquet Hall. On Thursday, a sumptuous silent auction, cocktails and dinner gave way to the program in which the honorees were presented. This year's award winners included former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian , who received the committee's Leadership Award. He was applauded by proud twin sons Lawrence ("The Fashion Guy")
April 29, 2014
In his book “Requiem for a Nun,” William Faulkner gave one of his most famous lines, “The past is never dead. It's not even past.” The past is never past for an Armenian. The wounds do not heal if they are left open. We are survivors of an event that has never stopped. Fast forward 99 years of Turkish negationism and threats. On March 21, 2014, the past again appeared not to be past. Turkish-backed rebels attacked the historic town of Kessab in Syria populated by Armenian Christians where they had taken refuge after the genocide.
By Joyce Rudolph | April 15, 2014
The Ticktocker Class of 2014 of National Charity League Glendale was honored for its years of volunteer service to the community at the Presentation Ball at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena in early March. Those presented were Chelsea Nicole Johnson, Elizabeth Ashley Hakes, Daisy Marilyn Beckner, Alison Laurel Roth, Taline Christina Albarian, Carly Stiles Padilla, Andrea Freda Klein, Taylor Noor Afshar, Kendall Clark Eberhardt, Emma Louise Fuller-Monk, Margaret Frances Vischer, Marissa Lenore Glidewell, Giavonna Antoinette Futia, Amanda Lynn Johnson, Kelly Christine Berg, Michelle Emile Grochow, Madeleine Ann Cortes Impert, Camaryn Elise Del Guercio, Nora Anne Sagal, Jenna Isabelle Schwartz, Alexa Nicole Rittichier and Lauren Widuch Snyder.
By Ruth Sowby | April 9, 2014
"Bras might be the most creative, supportive and uplifting invention of all time," said fundraising chair Kathy Lefkovits at Glendale Soroptimists' 11th annual "Bras for a Cause. " Decorating bras for dollars may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it sure was last Saturday. At the Glendale Hilton, there were wall-to-wall bras - all up for silent auction to benefit Glendale's three local hospitals and charities on behalf of women and girls. This year's decorating theme was "Celebrating Women Throughout the Ages.
By Brittany Levine, | March 13, 2014
Since opening its doors on Dec. 1 for 92 nights, the Glendale emergency winter shelter, which for the first time in years took place at a location other than the National Guard Armory, has served 414 people, according to data released by shelter officials this week. The shelter, organized by Glendale's largest homeless services provider, Ascencia, had two sites comprising 80 beds, but on some chilly nights, the capacity grew. Last year's shelter, also organized by Ascencia, housed a total of 541 people.
By Lynne Heffley | March 7, 2014
In "Stand-Off at HWY #37," Vickie Ramirez's deeply felt new play presented by Native Voices at the Autry National Center, a protest against a highway slated to cut across sovereign Indian land sparks issues of identity, cultural tradition, difficult historic truths and present-day hardball politics. Bulldozers are scheduled to arrive for the construction of a public highway on land reclaimed from a Haudenosaunnee (Iroquois) reservation in upstate New York by the United States government, reportedly due to the recent unearthing of an obscure historical document, but widely assumed to be the result of yet another broken treaty.
By Ruth Sowby | March 5, 2014
"She could be the unholy love child of Ricky Ricardo and Charo. " That's how Glendale City Manager Scott Ochoa described the Glendale Latino Assn.'s 2014 Woman of the Year Mercy Velazquez , past president of the organization. Dubious birthright aside, this dynamo has recently been seen about town in her capacity as chief executive of the Arturo Sandoval Institute. More awards were given as dozens of Glendale VIPs including a smattering of Glendale's finest turned out for the association's Community Awards and Installation Luncheon.
By Veronica Rocha, | February 12, 2014
There is no better way to show love this Valentine's Day than to give the gift of food. That's the sentiment the Salvation Army of Glendale is hoping to spread this weekend with the “Love Food Drive.” The nonprofit service provider saw a 20% decline from 2012 to 2013 in food donations, which help feed 700 local residents who include working families in need of meal assistance. The decline has led to a significant shortage in food supplies that would generally keep the Salvation Army's pantry stocked.
By Veronica Rocha, | January 22, 2014
When Anna Djanbazian lost her brother after his battle with colon cancer, she grieved the only way that seemed natural to her - through dance. “As soon as it happened, I felt I needed to do something,” she said. It took Djanbazian, who owns and directs the La Crescenta-based Djanbazian Dance Academy, nearly a year to create her latest ballet-theater piece, “Priceless Soul,“ as she faced the ups and downs of mourning her brother's death. “It was like reliving every moment that I had in my life,” she said.
December 5, 2013
Ed Stone, former director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and scientist on the long-running Voyager mission, got a surprise at the end of his appearance on the Colbert Report this week. Stone was a guest on the show Tuesday night and chatted with host Stephen Colbert about the La Cañada Flintridge facility and Voyager 1's achievement of reaching interstellar space. And the end of the show, Colbert floated onto stage wearing a silver spacesuit and presented Stone with a NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal.
By Joyce Rudolph | March 5, 2013
The Northwest Glendale Lions Club presented the annual Community Appreciation Award to the Glendale Youth Alliance at the Feb. 7 meeting at Shaker's Restaurant. Karine Grigoryan, Community Development supervisor for Glendale Youth Alliance, accepted the award. The Glendale Youth Alliance is a nonprofit organization that provides jobs and employment preparedness training for Glendale's low-income youth ages 14 to 24. -- JOYCE RUDOLPH can be contacted at .
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