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By Gabriel Rizk | August 21, 2009
GLENDALE — With a 9-2 win over Cape Cod Thursday night in Washington in the quarterfinals of the Babe Ruth 16-18 World Series, the San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth All-Stars showed that just because they aren’t the top seed in the playoffs, they can’t be counted out as a favorite to capture the team’s fourth title in the last six years. Paul Paez allowed just one run on three hits with nine strikeouts over six innings and catcher Matt Page went three for three and drove in four runs on Thursday to help San Gabriel Valley rebound from a 9-2 loss on Wednesday that cost it an opportunity to win the American Division and enjoy a first-round playoff bye. The All-Stars, who count nine Crescenta Valley High players among their fold and are coached by Falcons Coach Phil Torres, will play Hammond (Ind.
By Charles Rich | August 3, 2009
GLENDALE — Playing in front of a lively crowd that was mostly against them didn’t sidetrack the members of the San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth 16-18 All-Star team. A clutch first-inning home run and some solid pitching helped San Gabriel Valley to a 5-2 victory against host Watsonville in a winner’s-bracket contest of the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament late Sunday night at Watsonville High. Cody Regis continued his torrid hitting with a first-inning home run and pitcher Bryce Rutherford scattered two hits in a complete-game performance to send San Gabriel Valley into today’s 5 p.m. championship game against Watsonville or Modesto for the right to advance to the World Series in Washington later this month.
By Charles Rich | August 16, 2006
GLENDALE — Already down by two runs, nobody panicked in the dugout. The members of the San Gabriel Valley 16- to 18-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team couldn't afford to, as they were one loss away from elimination. San Gabriel Valley responded in a hurry, and kept its dreams of winning a championship alive for at least one more day. Crescenta Valley High senior pitcher Dustin Emmons drove in two runs and struck out eight in six innings Tuesday night to power San Gabriel Valley to an 8-2 victory against Nederland, Texas in a second-chance bracket game of the World Series at the Babe Ruth National Complex at Don Edwards Park in Newark, Ohio.
By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | August 19, 2006
GLENDALE ? They did it again. They had to overcome a first-round loss and the fatigue of playing seven consecutive days, but the members of the San Gabriel Valley 16- to 18-year-old baseball team can call themselves champions. For the second time in three years, San Gabriel Valley ? featuring six locals and piloted by Crescenta Valley High Coach Phil Torres, along with two of his Falcon assistants ? won the Babe Ruth World Series in Newark, Ohio. San Gabriel Valley defeated the co-host team, Licking County of Ohio, 7-4, on Friday in the if-necessary title game to win the crown at the Babe Ruth National Complex at Don Edwards Park.
By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | August 23, 2006
GLENDALE — Their postseason journey started at Arcadia High, the site of numerous memorable games for a handful of Crescenta Valley athletes. Their run then took them to Alameda, a six-hour drive away from home and a plane ride away from their dream destination. Their mission ended in Newark, Ohio, where their dreams came true. Crescenta Valley's Dustin Emmons, George Adrian, Micah Dunham, Zack Torres, Kam Krise and Bryan Longpre went to Newark in hopes of bringing home a World Series title for the San Gabriel Valley 16- to 18-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team.
By Gabriel Rizk | July 17, 2008
ARCADIA ? Behind a three-hit complete-game shutout from A.J. Talt, the San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth All-Stars continued their trend of winning big in the Southern California round of the 2008 16-18-year old Babe Ruth Tournament with a 13-0 drubbing of the La Crescenta/Glendale All-Stars in an elimination game on Wednesday at Arcadia High. In each of San Gabriel Valley?s three wins, the team has posted 10 runs or more and won by an average margin of over 13 runs, with its only loss coming, 6-1, at the hands of Arroyo Seco on Sunday.
By Gabriel Rizk | July 21, 2007
ARCADIA — Riding high off their win over their San Gabriel Valley counterpart on Wednesday in the SoCal Babe Ruth 18 Tournament, the Arroyo Seco Babe Ruth All-Stars turned in a repeat performance on Friday. Behind Leo Madrid, who pitched five scoreless innings and staked the team to an early lead with a three-run homer, Arroyo Seco held defending-champion San Gabriel Valley to one run on three hits to clinch the tournament title with a 5-1 win. "That was Leo's first at bat, first pitch — that was pretty impressive," said Arroyo Seco shortstop and 2007 St. Francis High graduate Joe De Pinto of Madrid's first-inning shot that scored him and Mitchell Maseredjian for a 3-0 lead.
By Charles Rich | August 9, 2006
GLENDALE ? Youth might be the best ? and only ? option for the San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth baseball team when it takes the field to compete against the best that the rest of the country has to offer during the next week. One thing will be certain for San Gabriel Valley, which will compete in the 16- to 18-year-old division of the 38th annual World Series at the Babe Ruth National Complex at Don Edwards Park in Newark, Ohio, beginning Saturday: It will have three bona fide starting pitchers with tons of big-game experience.
By Gabriel Rizk | July 19, 2008
ARCADIA ? As the sun began to dip low in the sky over Giambrone Field at Arcadia High Friday evening, it was the Arroyo Seco Babe Ruth All-Star team that seemingly had everything to lose. Locked in an extra-inning battle with San Gabriel Valley, an Arroyo Seco win would send the team straight to the Babe Ruth Western Regional Tournament beginning Thursday in Watsonville. A loss in the game that was pushing three hours in length going into the ninth inning would trigger an ?
From Staff Reports | December 27, 2013
BOYS' BASKETBALL St. Francis 51, Ayala 46: Junior guard Kyle Leufroy had another brilliant game, scoring a game-high 25 points to lead the Golden Knights to a bracket victory in the San Gabriel Valley Classic on Friday evening. With the victory, the Golden Knights (9-2) advanced to the tournament semifinals on Saturday evening at 7:30 at Monrovia High versus Bonita. Hoover 65, Alhambra 62: Teo Davidian finished with 22 points and Kevin Nazari added 14 on Friday to carry the Tornadoes (8-3)
November 19, 2013
Suzanne Elaine Vercruse passed away at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, CA on Thursday from complications of a massive stroke associated with CLL Leukemia. She was 64. Mrs. Vercruse grew up in the San Gabriel Valley with many friends and family in the Glendale, Pasadena and Alhambra areas. After graduating from Alhambra High-School, she attended Pasadena City College with aspirations of interior decorating. She married her soul mate Kent Vercruse in 1969. After raising two children, they grew a highly successful real estate business together -- Vercruse & Associates Realtors.
By Jason Wells | October 28, 2013
Temperatures across Southern California are expected to drop sharply Monday as a storm brings gusty winds, rain showers and snow at higher elevations, forecasters told the Los Angeles Times . VIDEO: Storm expected to bring gusty winds, rain showers to Southland Foothill communities near the San Gabriel Valley area will likely see the steadiest rainfall, with up to an inch possible, said Andrew Rorke, a meteorologist with the National...
July 1, 2013
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a warning Monday about the air quality in the Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys. Public Health Director Jonathan Fielding advised people with respiratory or heart disease to stay inside as much as possible and to avoid outdoor exercise, the L.A. Times reported. Children with asthma or other respiratory problems shouldn't do physical education or other activities outside, according to the public health department.
February 21, 2013
Strong winds and subfreezing temperatures are expected in inland and mountain areas across Southern California on Thursday in the wake of a winter storm that dumped snow and rain on the region. Temperatures are expected to range from the upper 20s to low 30s from interior valleys in San Luis Obispo County to the Antelope, San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys in Los Angeles County, according to the National Weather Service. The frigid temperatures are a result of a cold, dry air mass.
By Mark Kellam, | December 11, 2012
Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian is in a fight for his seat on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority after failing to get appointed for another term - an outcome he claimed was orchestrated by officials upset by his opposition to a 710 Freeway extension through Pasadena. Several representatives for San Gabriel Valley - who've been pushing to connect the 710 and 210 freeways - declined to support Najarian at a procedural vote last week of the City Selection Committee, a group of elected officials from cities throughout Los Angeles County that send nominations for confirmation to the MTA board.
By Charles Rich, | November 20, 2012
SAN MARINO - For the first several weeks of the season, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy first-year basketball Coach Ty Buxman plans to pay extra attention to the progress being made by his players in the rebounding department. It's an area that Buxman said the Tologs will need to continue improving on before beginning play in the rugged Mission League in January. Buxman got a glimpse of what might be in store Tuesday night, as Flintridge Sacred Heart grabbed 33 rebounds en route to a 48-22 win against South Region in a pool-play contest of the San Gabriel Valley Classic at San Marino High.
August 20, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, August 20. Pasadena city officials are not pleased with any of the Metropolitan Transportation Agency's proposed routes for the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension. The city is exploring ways to overturn a 2001 voter initiative that formally offered the city's support for an extension that would connect the freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena from its current terminus in Alhambra. Pasadena Sun Police are searching for suspects after a man was stabbed while intervening in an argument at an Arcadia park . Pasadena Star The final projects of Measure B, a $25 million school bond approved by voters in 2004 to fund La CaƱada Unified School District projects, are wrapping up . Officials say the bond covered more projects than originally expected, but dollars from the bond are expected to run out by the end of the summer.
April 4, 2012
State agricultural inspectors have enacted a quarantine and are going door-to-door in a Hacienda Heights neighborhood in an effort to help save the state's $2-billion citrus industry and beloved backyard fruit trees from a disease that has wreaked havoc in Florida and Brazil . The sale of citrus trees is banned in a five-mile radius around the Los Angeles County neighborhood where Huanglongbing, or yellow dragon disease, was first detected...
December 16, 2011
More than 3,000 Southern California customers were without power Friday after a short-lived but strong thunderstorm hit the region and residents braced for a day of high winds. Southern California Edison estimated that 3,196 customers did not have electricity early Friday morning, mainly in the San Gabriel Valley. At the height of the storm more than 20,000 lost power, said Vanessa McGrady, a spokeswoman for the utility. A high-wind warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until Saturday afternoon in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
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