March 8, 2003
Joyce Rudolph At 76, Arne K. Wickstrom will be changing a few lifestyle habits, now that he's engaged to Doris J. Frost, 71. The lifetime bachelor said he has to stop looking at other women and learn to pick up his clothes. "Doris said, 'You can look, but don't touch other girls, or you're out,' " said the retired Volvo mechanic, who lives in La Crescenta. His fiancee also keeps an immaculate house. "So I'll have to pick up my clothes and fold them.
May 30, 2000
Alecia Foster DOWNTOWN -- Glendale Fireman Scott French has been there. Four years ago, he and colleague Bill Jensen were seriously burned fighting a fire in Malibu. Both recovered, but it took a lot of work -- both physically and mentally. "It's a big, emotional roller coaster," French said. It also often involves keeping up with a number of hospital bills, the 19-year veteran firefighter said. That's where the Firefighter's Quest for Burn Survivors comes in. The nonprofit organization was formed in 1996 to help burn victims.
October 20, 2001
Paul Andersen, Weekend GLENDALE -- It sits on a mound in a swirl of freeway ramps, a low-slung, woodsy fauna-inflected bastion of seafood, at the true junction of the Ventura (134) and Glendale (2) freeways. It might not seem at first glance to be a hot night spot, but for much of the past year the Rusty Pelican has been steadily gaining a reputation as a great place to hear live jazz on weekend nights, thanks to the superlative sounds of 2AZZ1 and the Body and Soul Band and the Eric Byak Band.
May 4, 2000
Alecia Foster The following incidents were taken from police reports. 700 block of South Street: A woman told police Monday that someone had flattened all four tires on her car. 1000 block of Concord Street: A woman told police Monday that someone had flattened the tires on her car. 4000 block of San Fernando Road: Three front windows at Pacific BMW were shattered by a BB gun sometime between Saturday and Sunday....
August 21, 2002
Paul Andersen Brooke Ramel smiled at the thought. "I figure," she said, "that I've been passing by this place every day for the last six years, maybe more. Now, finally, I'm going to see what it is like to work near home. I think I'm going to like it a lot." For the next four Saturdays, Ramel, a Montrose-based singer/songwriter who has drawn comparisons to folk/pop star Jewel, will appear at the Rusty Pelican in Glendale. And rather than just playing solo with her guitar, as she often does, she'll be fronting a trio, though it will change from week to week.
November 20, 2003
Peter Fuertes After winning a non-title featherweight bout in San Antonio against a boxer considered to be one of the best, pound for pound, in the world, Manny Pacquiao received a hero's welcome once he returned home to the Philippines. Though the surroundings Wednesday were a bit more subdued as he held a congratulatory news conference at The Cove at the Rusty Pelican restaurant in Glendale, Pacquiao was honored to be in the presence of the Filipino Americans who came out to see him. "I feel proud of myself, and my country, to represent the Filipino Americans as a fighter," said the soft-spoken Pacquiao, who originally hails from Bukidnon in the Philippines.
September 17, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum City Manager Jim Starbird does not know much about his upcoming trip to Armenia. He knows when he is leaving -- Oct. 2. He knows when he is coming back -- Oct. 11. But other details on the trip, well, Starbird will find out. "I don't even know who's going," Starbird said. "People are coming up to me on the street and saying, 'I'm going to Armenia with you.'" Starbird is one of 18 delegates to take the nine-day trip to Armenia, with stops scheduled in the country's capital of Yerevan, as well as Karabagh and Ghapan, Glendale's sister city.
December 31, 2003
JOYCE RUDOLPH Yes. That recliner looks comfy, beckoning to you as well as that new DVD you got for Christmas. But hey, 2003 was a rough year, and you deserve a night of celebration. Here are several reasons why you shouldn't stay home this New Year's Eve. Clancy's Crab Shack is showcasing jazz singer Bill Henderson backed by an all-star guest list of Ed Vodicka on piano, Chris Conner on bass and Paul Kreibich on percussion. Henderson's musical career credits go back to 1958, when he had a hit single with Horace Silver, called "Senor Blues."
April 1, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- To the victors go the spoils - and the right to hoist their colors. Such is the case at Glendale's eastern gateway, where theVentura (134) Freeway intersects with the Glendale (2) Freeway. The backdrop is the San Rafael Hills for those headed east and the Glendale skyline for those traveling west. That scenic view will have another feature now -- three steel poles, 85 to 95 feet tall, and the lighted flags of the United States, California and Eagle Rock.