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By By Tania Chatila | October 22, 2005
90LA CRESCENTA -- Sarah Zohrehvand, 4, glared for a few minutes at "The Great"-- an oversized pumpkin at the La Crescenta Elementary School Harvest Barbecue Friday. She then slapped both her hands on it and peered at the giant fruit as she and other children played "Guess the Weight of 'The Great.'" It was 100 pounds, Sarah guessed, writing it on a piece of paper. It was just one of the featured games at Friday's barbecue, an annual event the school and its foundation have organized for about the last 15 years.
NEWS
October 21, 2000
Amber Willard LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Her parents say it was divine intervention that Kelly Berg guessed the exact weight of a pumpkin in a grocery store giveaway. "She said, 'God told me. It just came right in my head,"' John Berg said of his daughter's guess of 103 pounds for a pumpkin on display at Trader Joe's at 475 Foothill Blvd. The family lives in Glendale, but Kelly and her mother, Ruth Ann, were shopping at the store Tuesday in La Canada Flintridge when 5-year-old Kelly saw the pumpkin.
NEWS
October 18, 2002
More than 60,000 pounds -- 30 tons -- of pumpkins of different shapes and sizes are available at the Glendale YMCA pumpkin patch at 238 S. Brand Blvd. at the intersection of Brand and Colorado Street. Pumpkins range in price from $2 to $25 and will be available through Oct. 31. The lot is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, YMCA Director of Financial Development Craig Yaussi said. Funds raised from pumpkin sales go into the YMCA Youth Support Campaign, which is a youth scholarship fund for needy children.
FEATURES
April 2, 2009
PUMPKIN Pumpkin, a beautiful, 6-month-old, calico and tabby cat, is looking for a new home. She is very loving, playful and an all-around great kitten. She will be spayed before going to a new home but is available for adoption now. The regular cat adoption fee is $70, which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations and a free follow-up health check at a participating vet. For more information about her, call (626) 792-7151 and ask about A246840 or come to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, 361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena CA, 91105.
NEWS
August 17, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman The home-grown produce in Salomon Schmidt's backyard is anything but puny, with a pumpkin weighing in at whopping 240 pounds. Schmidt began growing the giant gourd about two months ago, and the vegetable's stalk -- with leaves the size of elephant ears -- has taken over a good portion of his backyard. The pumpkin is flanked by two smaller ones, at about 55 and 60 pounds each, and the three rest under a giant blue tarp. They thrive on a heavy dose of compost, in addition to Miracle Grow, Schmidt said.
NEWS
October 30, 2006
Pumpkin-like pieces of orange glass no bigger than the palm of a hand lay on tables in the Forest Lawn Museum. Just under 30 men, women and children came together for a free Halloween-themed stained-glass workshop on Sunday. The students used three pieces of colored glass to make a mini stand-up pumpkin. "This has been a really fun project," said Gwen Osep, of Los Angeles. She came to the workshop with her 8 year-old daughter Maya. "I didn’t expect I’d be doing one," she said, and let loose a giggle.
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | October 30, 2006
Thomas the Tank Engine made his way down Kenneth Road, carrying an assortment of characters ranging from Batman to Cinderella. The characters were actually children dressed in their Halloween costumes. They were taking a ride on the train at the 15th Annual Fall Festival at Kenneth Village on Saturday. "Over the years, we've done different events, and I think this is the most popular," said Susan Stanton, president of The Kenneth Village Merchants Assn. The merchants association sent fliers to area schools near the village, including Balboa and Keppel elementary schools, inviting children and their families to the annual event, she said.
NEWS
October 25, 2003
Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School on Friday played host to its annual Fall Bash at the school, an event organized each year by the school's Parent-Teacher Assn. More than 200 people attended the fall festival and Halloween event, including students, parents, friends, faculty, staff and neighbors. The event included face painting and pumpkin painting and games, including a fishing booth, duck pond, skeeball, pinball, basketball, a ring toss and a color wheel.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | October 31, 2006
Pumpkins were dolled up in black capes, feather boas and body paint at John Muir Elementary School on Monday. Student council members moved about the colorful scene, carefully judging the more than 200 entries in the school's pumpkin-decorating contest. The festive competition is part of an incentive program the school uses to encourage positive interactions and activities in their students, John Muir Elementary Principal Amaly Avakian said. Whenever a student does something good they are rewarded with "Muir money" — vouchers they can use to buy items in the student store and participate in special programs at the end of each month, like the pumpkin decorating, she said.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | October 18, 2009
The inaugural harvest hoedown, replete with prizes, carnival games and a petting zoo, afforded parents the opportunity to take a breather while proving a long-standing truth: Children love ponies. “I want to ride the pony,” said Mattie Sax, 4, staring up at the temporary corral Saturday at Glendale Community College. “Lift me up. I want to see the pony.” Her stroller tumbled over the family’s brown terrier. Mother Gloria Sax slipped Mattie into the pony enclosure, lifted the stroller and sipped a tall cup of coffee.
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NEWS
October 11, 2010
R.D. White's Foundation is in a harvest mood hosting a Pumpkin Patch from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 and again from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 on the school's front lawn, 744 E. Doran St. It's a great chance to buy pumpkins for Halloween carving. Glendale High School The College and Career Fair at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Glendale Civic Auditorium will provide high school students with resources from colleges, universities and technical schools represented. Students Opposed to Starving, also known as the Fall Food Drive, is Nov. 2 to 5. The ASB and PTSA collect dry and canned food for needy families.
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By Christopher Cadelago | October 18, 2009
The inaugural harvest hoedown, replete with prizes, carnival games and a petting zoo, afforded parents the opportunity to take a breather while proving a long-standing truth: Children love ponies. “I want to ride the pony,” said Mattie Sax, 4, staring up at the temporary corral Saturday at Glendale Community College. “Lift me up. I want to see the pony.” Her stroller tumbled over the family’s brown terrier. Mother Gloria Sax slipped Mattie into the pony enclosure, lifted the stroller and sipped a tall cup of coffee.
FEATURES
April 2, 2009
PUMPKIN Pumpkin, a beautiful, 6-month-old, calico and tabby cat, is looking for a new home. She is very loving, playful and an all-around great kitten. She will be spayed before going to a new home but is available for adoption now. The regular cat adoption fee is $70, which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations and a free follow-up health check at a participating vet. For more information about her, call (626) 792-7151 and ask about A246840 or come to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, 361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena CA, 91105.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | October 31, 2008
Preschooler Ryan Gump knows how to pick out a pumpkin and was darting between piles of the orange fruits Wednesday to prove it. Asked how he got his sense for the fall favorites, the 4-year-old Sylmar resident explained, “Because I’m finding one,” before dashing to another pile on the dirt-covered lot at the corner of Brand Boulevard and Colorado Street. The YMCA of Glendale’s annual pumpkin patch has returned to the lot after a one-year relocation to accommodate for construction personnel for the Americana at Brand, said Craig Yaussi, director of properties and special events for the YMCA.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | October 14, 2008
In this classroom, it’s normal for a 6-year-old to offer detailed biological explanations of arachnid body parts. Explaining why he thinks a black widow spider’s abdomen is cool, Sebastian Sardo said, “It’s the part where they have their spinnerets.” “It’s the place where the silk comes out of,” he added. Sebastian’s specialized knowledge of spider anatomy is part of first-grade teacher Christie Crahan’s curriculum at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School.
NEWS
By KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN | October 27, 2007
There is something eerie about the Santa Ana winds kicking up here in our area every October. I fluctuate between perceiving them as a nuisance and enjoying the seasonal sentiment they bring about. Last Saturday, when the winds were particularly harsh, I found myself somehow enjoying the sensation of the wind whipping my hair across my face as I walked. I inhaled the warm air and proclaimed the winds as “spooky” to a family member. The Santa Anas fit perfectly with the Halloween season, and God is so creative in His design of sending them our way each fall.
NEWS
By Odalis A. Suarez | October 26, 2007
Maybe it was years of growing up watching Charles M. Schulz’s, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” that inspired La Crescenta residents David and Natalee Kennedy to grow a 518-pound pumpkin this year. But regardless of the source of inspiration, the couple decided to go for the gold – or perhaps the orange – and shoot for the world’s biggest gourd. “I started growing regular pumpkins, but when I saw the world record, which was over 1,000 pounds, it inspired me to grow a big pumpkin,” said Kennedy.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | October 23, 2007
Halloween arrived early at Balboa Elementary School, with students pouring into the kindergarten playground in their costumes Monday during the school’s Pumpkin Patch event, a PTA fundraiser that’s in its fifth year. Elementary school students dressed as mermaids, princesses, pirates and superheroes trolled the playground, stopping to play beanbag-throwing games or pick up a piece of pizza in exchange for a few tickets. Despite modest prices like the 50 cents it cost to play a game, the homegrown Halloween celebration brought in about $3,000 last year, said Lorna Lopez, PTA secretary at Balboa.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elaine LaMarr | October 19, 2007
F "PumpkinPalooza is sure to grab the imagination of children and adults alike," said Public Relations Manager Mary Ellen Walker. "Descanso Gardens will be filled with pumpkins as well as activities for all ages." Planned events include costume parades, hay rides on a tractor-drawn wagon, a tractor display and crafts such as the Fairy Gourd Father’s Craft Table where children and adults will be able to create a flower-power pumpkin, and the Pun’kin Head Design workshop where participants can create 2-D pumpkin heads using stencils and rubbings.
NEWS
By Ryan Vaillancourt | October 17, 2007
Nadia Janoian, 2, doesn’t have a vast vocabulary, but as she ambled around a makeshift patch of autumn’s ubiquitous orange fruits on Tuesday, she was eager to show off her new word of the week — “pumpkin.” She was one of the thousands of children who, by Halloween, will have contributed toward the purchase of about 30 tons of pumpkins now scattered about the Glendale YMCA’s improvised pumpkin patch at Brand Boulevard and Wilson Avenue. More likely, parents like Nadia’s mother, Carla Janoian are doing the buying, said Craig Yaussi, property manager and special events coordinator for the YMCA.
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