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March 13, 2013
Well, I note that in the March 1 edition of the GNP that another of Glendale Water & Power's busy squirrels has caused still another power outage . Perhaps he can be induced, like many of the other squirrels in that department, to take an early retirement and start drawing his pension (he can always come back as a consultant and get a few more bags of acorns). With the weather starting to warm up and the inevitable turning on of air conditioning units, I assume we will be getting back to our daily outages, a hallmark of this city.
NEWS
March 2, 2013
The early retirement of experienced teachers from our schools has been presented as good news. Can someone tell us what we will replace them with? New teachers? Inexperienced teachers? Cheap teachers? Non-teacher teachers? Has any thought been given to the effect on our children who are the students of the aforementioned teachers? How much are we “saving” from this exercise, and at what cost? Theodore Polychronis Glendale
NEWS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 7, 2011
GLENDALE — After suffering a shoulder injury that stemmed from a violent home-plate collision last season, Gregg Zaun found himself behind home plate for the first time Sunday during a spring training contest against the Oakland Athletics at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Ariz. Zaun caught three innings and had two plate appearances. Shortly after the game ended, Zaun, a Glendale native and 1989 St. Francis High graduate, took off his equipment and tugged off his uniform for the final time before announcing his retirement on Sunday following a 16-year Major League Baseball career.
FEATURES
By Yuliya Grinberg | October 29, 2009
Maggie Doud, 68, retired recently after working for many years as an executive assistant. She participates in numerous charity organizations and programs because she thinks it?s crucial to help others in need. She said she believes everyone is capable of giving something back to the community by setting aside a chunk of time. ?Anyone can do it,? Doud said. ?All you need is a willing heart.? She has an optimistic view on life, she said, and she enjoys making everyone laugh.
NEWS
January 15, 2004
Darleene Barrientos The paperwork on his desk might make it look as if nothing has changed, but Glendale Police Capt. Jim Swinford retired recently after more than 30 years with the force. Swinford, 55, retired Dec. 30 after nearly 33 years of police work. But Swinford has not let retirement put a dent in his routine -- the captain will continue to work at an hourly rate until the department has moved into the new multimillion-dollar police headquarters across the street from the old station.
NEWS
August 30, 2001
Amber Willard NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Glendale Police Sgt. Bob MacLeod left the profession Wednesday that four generations of his family have followed. After almost 29 years with the agency, MacLeod retired with a roomful of co-workers wishing him well, including Chief Russell Siverling. "There's a certain apprehension I feel," MacLeod said Wednesday afternoon during his farewell party. "There are a lot of super people that I'm leaving." MacLeod is the last in a line of police officers.
NEWS
July 29, 2002
A senior citizen might say, "I'm retired. I have earned the right to do nothing but enjoy life." Pity. The premise might seem sound, yet there is surprise when many with such claims say premature farewells. Others who are more realistic use the age of Social Security to move on to more exciting and rewarding years. Retirement without activity is like an abandoned fireplace. Let it alone and the flame flickers out. Nurture it with fuel to live for and it continues to light up the room.
NEWS
May 26, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Horace Mann Elementary School's front office has been like home -- the place where school careers begin and where students go if they're hurt or need help. But home will lose three family members on June 30 with the retirement of clerks Sarina Schroeder, Anoosh Hambarsumian and administrative secretary Joy Pruett. With Track A students and teachers leaving for off-track vacation Friday, teachers and administrators are dreading the three longtime office workers' retirements.
NEWS
By: Lindsay Sandham | August 13, 2005
Newport Beach's Ed and Mary Chavez were living the dream of retirement, reaping the benefits of a lifetime of hard work. Ed Chavez retired in 1993, and the couple bought their retirement home -- a beautiful town house with a picturesque view of the Back Bay. They also bought a camper and spent much of their time traveling the Southwest. Without the restraints of a schedule, they were able to spend as much or as little time in any one place as they wanted.
NEWS
May 8, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- Public Works Director Kerry Morford announced his retirement Tuesday, nearly 21 years after going to work for the city. Morford, 55, was appointed director in 1996. He announced his plans to retire in a letter to City Manager Jim Starbird. "It was an easy decision for me," Morford said Tuesday. "I'm just ready for that retirement phase of my life." Morford, who oversees a division with 300 employees and a $70-million annual budget, will step down Dec. 6. Starbird called Morford a "strong and talented administrator" who has provided "tremendous leadership for the Public Works department."
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NEWS
April 11, 2014
Good morning, readers! Today is Thursday, April 10, 2014. The high is predicted to reach 82 and low 58 in the Glendale region. These are the top headlines in your area this morning: Retired Col. Nancy Sumner, a Glendale resident and a Burbank High School graduate, was recently appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve on the California Community College Board of Governors , a 17-member group responsible for helping guide and...
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 14, 2014
Two Glendale Unified principals, each with more than three decades as educators, will retire at the end of the school year, officials announced this week. Principal Bill Card of Toll Middle School began his career in the district in 1979 as a band director at Crescenta Valley High. “It's kind of a bittersweet moment as we say goodbye,” he said. “I'm not just saying goodbye to a school. I'm saying goodbye to an entire district I've been part of for a long time….There have always been people to whom I could look and learn from.
NEWS
By Nicole Charky, nicole.charky@latimes.com | February 12, 2014
Jerry Hill spent the past 34 years helping total strangers in Angeles National Forest with the people who became his family. The retiring Montrose Search and Rescue Team member, a resident of La Crescenta, just spent his first Saturday in years away from the tough San Gabriel Mountains. “I said on Saturday, 'What am I going to do this weekend? It's kind of like retiring from your family,'” said Hill. Hill started volunteering when he was 27 and has longtime friends from the team.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | January 15, 2014
A longtime resident, retired educator and member of numerous local nonprofit boards has announced her plans to run for City Council, a move that would make her the sole woman in the race. Paula Devine announced her plans this week to fill the seat vacated when Rafi Manoukian was elected city treasurer. She joins Chahe Keuroghelian and Vartan Gharpetian, both of whom stated their intent to run in the June 3 special election late last month. Keuroghelian is, so far, the only unsuccessful candidate from last April's election to decide to run in June.
NEWS
January 8, 2014
Welcome to your daily roundup of news headlines, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. The National Weather Service predicts it will be mostly sunny - nowhere near Arctic Vortex temperatures - with the high reaching about 66 degrees in the Glendale area, lows around 49 and partial clouds scattered in the evening. Here are your top news stories in the region:  Thomas Grosch, 53, of La Cañada Flintridge, lost control of his motorcycle and died on the Glendale (2)
COMMUNITY
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 7, 2014
For Edgar Bullington, or Mr. B as he's affectionately called, books are toys. And for the past 26 years he's had the grandest time playing with them as the children's librarian at Glendale's Grandview Library. “I love reading to kids. Their eyes, their smiles. I get to play,” said the 67-year-old who is retiring next month. Bullington is beloved for his theatrics. When he reads to children, which he has done weekly at a pre-school story time at Grandview Library for roughly two decades, he gives each character their own voice.
COMMUNITY
October 11, 2013
Founder of Once Upon A Time bookstore in Montrose California passed away peacefully after a long re-occurring illness. She will be remembered for her trail breaking spirit, having opened Once Upon A Time bookstore in 1966, long before women worked outside of the home and certainly before it was common for a woman to own a business. Jane enriched the lives of many with her love and knowledge of the written word, focused mostly on quality children's literature. Jane was born to Frank and Jessie Goad in Chicago Illinois and was soon joined by her younger brother Frank.
NEWS
September 24, 2013
A retired professional featherweight boxer was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing a drill from a parking lot attendant's booth, police said. The 34-year-old boxer, Vilyam Abelyan - who also goes by William - was taken into custody on suspicion of burglary at about 3:40 p.m. at his home in the 600 block of North Louise Street, where officers found the drill, according to Glendale police. Abelyan, who is a native of Yerevan, Armenia, was a North American Boxing Organization featherweight champion with a record of 24 wins - 13 of which were knockouts - six losses and a draw.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | September 19, 2013
The City Council struck a deal with Glendale's largest union this week to reverse a 1.5% pay cut council members imposed on the Glendale City Employees Assn . in 2010. Although the pay cut for the 750-member union will be lifted, rank-and-file employees have agreed to give an extra 1.5% of their paychecks to cover retirement benefits. Now, GCEA members will pay 11% of their paychecks toward their pensions, rather than 9.5%. At a Tuesday City Council meeting, officials said both the union and city negotiators worked cooperatively on the contract, a stark change from 2010 when union and city officials butted heads over contract terms.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 14, 2013
For the past dozen years, Len LaBella has led the administration at Verdugo Hills through the choppy seas of a changing healthcare business as the hospital's chief executive.  Now, having guided the 158-bed hospital into an acquisition by Keck Hospital of USC, LaBella is moving on. The 73-year-old LaBella, who has officially stepped down from the top role, will stay on a bit longer to help new Chief Executive Debbie Walsh transition into the...
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