September 22, 2009
“For those of you who have never heard us, your luck just ran out,” cornet player and leader of the Night Blooming Jazzmen Chet Jaeger said to roaring laughter as the Jazzmen kicked off the Alex Film Society’s 10th annual “Vaudeville Extravaganza” show at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. A packed house tapped toes and bobbed their heads to the Jazzmen’s applause-worthy renditions of Fats Waller’s “Crazy About My Baby” and “The Rose of Washington Square,” as they took the theater back to its vaudeville roots dressed in red shirts that read “I’m a Nightblooming Jazzmaniac.
September 23, 2004
Jackson Bell What Michael Carone likes about Glendale Adventist Medical Center -- besides the food -- is the attention and care given to patients, despite the hospital's rate of growth over the years. "I've watched this hospital expand from something small to what it is today," said Carone, 88, a lifelong Glendale resident. In the next few years, Carone and other patients will see a lot more expansion. Faced with a rising healthcare demand from baby boomers entering senior ages, the hospital is in the early stages of building three new structures on the campus.
December 29, 2006
This year La Crescenta Presbyterian Church has made a quantum leap in its involvement in mission projects. "Approximately 31 percent of the funds raised for our church in 2006 went directly to missions this year," said Pastor Andy Wilson. "In addition to our budget-appropriated missions, our members and friends have added $86,600 in off-budget mission support for a grand total of $188,000 in givings this year." That represents a 30 percent increase from 2005 and a 66 percent increase from 2001.
April 29, 2004
Erik Boal A daunting double: It is uncertain whether Crescenta Valley High freshman standout Sara Sun is going to compete in the 50- and 500-yard freestyle events at the May 6 Pacific League final at Pasadena City College, simply because Falcon girls' Coach Peter Kim might need her to score crucial points in other events. But Sun confirmed at Saturday's 18th annual Royal Invitational at the Rancho Simi pool in Simi Valley that she would swim both events at the May 14 CIF Southern Section Division I final at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach.
January 15, 2004
Re "Veterans are no more patriotic or wise than others," by Howard H. Gething: Talk about a pessimist languishing in self-pity. What a convoluted and self-serving waste of otherwise fine use of the English language. Mr. Gething again raises his improbable, liberally impeded thoughts in the realm of politically partisan patriotism to vex the common-sense mind of even the most common patriotic citizen. I had hoped that his vitriol and patriotic paranoia might have died a natural death from neglect, but no, it seethed and slathered in unpublished silence until again spewing its vileness in print in another nonsensical rhetoric obviously in perfect denial of liberalism's loss of credibility and current political inconsequence now devoid of little more than neurosis and self-pity with little faction of truth.
November 24, 2006
In the year 2006, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church has made a quantum leap in its involvement in mission projects. "Approximately 31 percent of the funds raised for our church in 2006 went directly to missions this year" said Pastor Andy Wilson. "In addition to our budget appropriated missions, our members and friends have added $86,600 in off-budget mission support for a grand total of $188,000 in giving this year." That represents a 30 percent increase from 2005 and a 66 percent increase from 2001.
December 30, 2009
It’s time again for the eternal optimists in our midst to prepare their New Year’s resolutions, most of which will be relegated to the “best intentions” scrap heap within a month. One reason our resolve is so short-lived is the absence of supportive resources necessary when attempting meaningful changes in our behavior and life goals. And we will soon have one less source of help as the Only Helpful Books store on Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta closes, a casualty of the Great Recession, the Internet and the Kindle.
April 28, 2011
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. I was 9 years old when the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to L.A. in 1958. The day that my dad took my brothers and me to see them play a game at the Coliseum was a moment that will live in my memory forever.
June 19, 2002
Since the fall of 1998, hundreds of local high school students have congregated five -- and, in some cases, six -- days a week at their homes away from home, attending classes, participating in activities, competing in athletics and most important, maturing into the outstanding young men and women that represent our future. St. Francis High was the first graduating class to be presented with the opportunity, and responsibility, of taking the quantum leap into the real world June 2, and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Flintridge Prep have since followed suit.
March 28, 2005
Council not bad, this line-up better Glendale's present City Council isn't half bad. If it weren't for Councilman Frank Quintero's strong, independent, watchful courage, it was most often all bad, but for some votes and curmudgeon humor from Dave Weaver ... and a few stirring speeches from Mayor Bob Yousefian. Former Councilman Gus Gomez was a nice-guy non-entity (I hope I never have to stand before him in his courtroom) and Councilman Rafi Manoukian?