May 25, 2012
Lives ravaged by heroin. Kids sniffing body sprays and dust removers to get high. Think you know what “bath crystals” are for? Think again. It seems every week, there's a new drug trend, a new method for getting high. Unfortunately, the ever-changing landscape of drug use continually challenges our youth - and the adults charged with their safety. If our series on heroin use by columnist Liana Aghajanian is any indication, we haven't been strong enough to stem the tide.
July 16, 2001
Once more, you've proved that you do publish the Gross Notional Press for noble Glendalians. Maxwell Kennard's chaotic dump ("Rogan should leave old district alone," July 11) on a person (now sadly absent from the local public scene) is more proof of a Nazi-like mentality amongst MK-type persons. Malign, allege dishonor, mentally spit upon, freak out with hate, MK! Kennard's canards are to the max! Obviously his sole purpose -- done probably with some coaching -- is couched in wildly inconsistent lingo emotionally concocted (like a Hollywood film script)
October 19, 2002
Tim Willert The pink T-shirt didn't apply to Lori Flagg. "Frankly, I never thought I'd be wearing one of the pink shirts," said the 48-year-old Montrose native, referring to those worn by breast-cancer survivors participating in the annual Avon 3-Day walk from Santa Barbara to Malibu. This weekend's walk raises money for breast-cancer research, treatment and education, and is one of several events planned in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
November 25, 2011
In Glendale, 339 cases of domestic violence were reported to police in 2010. The department's latest figures, as of September of this year, are 238. But many women don't report assaults to the police, and others report them to organizations like the YWCA. With this in mind, the Safe Family Task Force, the YWCA of Glendale and the Glendale Religious Leaders Assn. are holding a workshop on Dec. 15 on family violence for local clergy members to attend. The workshop is designed to help clergy learn about domestic violence, what resources are available, and how to respond.
October 9, 2002
Area women are invited to attend state Assemblywoman Carol Liu's (D-La Canada Flintridge) second annual Cancer Awareness Luncheon. The event, which is designed to provide information about cancers that affect women, is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Pasadena Hilton, 168 South Robles Ave. in Pasadena. Admission is free, but reservations are required. "Cancer is a scourge among all women, but the cure rate is lower among women of color -- particularly African American and Hispanic, who, for whatever reason, do not undergo screening for early detection of the disease," Liu released in a statement.
December 15, 2000
Alex Coolman GRAND CENTRAL -- The home that Ruth Parks lives in on Sonora Avenue has cheerful yellow shutters and an old organ equipped with a few books of holiday music. Step inside the door and you sense that you're in a place that's comfortable, safe and happy. But Parks, an 84-year-old retired school teacher and a five-decade resident of Glendale, doesn't spend all her time thinking about things that are pleasant and comforting. A significant part of her time is dedicated to dealing with something that is, in fact, rather difficult to consider: the disease of leprosy, which can cause nerve damage and disfigurement in its victims.
October 9, 2001
They joined to be there for their country in time of need, and that time has come. About 125 National Guardsman from the Glendale unit were mobilized Sunday for "homeland defense" duties. The soldiers bid goodbye to their families and jobs and answered the call, embarking on a tour of duty that could last as long as six months. Anyone who has ever referred to the Guard as "weekend warriors" can now see these fine patriots for who they really are: trained professionals.
April 1, 2003
Gary Moskowitz The last thing Kathy Frazer wanted to do when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 was sit at home. She needed to be active, and be around people as much as possible. Frazer, a guidance counselor at Hoover High School, will represent Glendale Unites Against Breast and Ovarian Cancer on May 10 at the Entertainment Industry Foundation's 10th annual 5K Revlon Run/Walk at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The event will be at Exposition Park, in downtown Los Angeles.
March 25, 2003
Halfway around the world, American men and women in the service of this country have again heeded the call of duty and taken up arms against a despot. They fight on a familiar battlefield and against a persistent foe. The risks are considerable: Our enemy has chemical and biological weapons, it is cornered and it is dangerous. But our troops are the best in world -- well trained, well equipped, highly motivated and brave. They will be successful; we hope and pray they will be quickly so, and come home safely.
April 22, 2000
Jack Scott Following the recent landmark gun safety agreement between the federal government and Smith and Wesson, the National Rifle Association and the gun lobby have shown their true colors. They have painted Smith and Wesson as traitors to the cause of gun ownership. They are urgently discouraging other gun manufacturers from following Smith and Wesson in these sensible steps of gun safety. They are even threatening a consumer boycott against Smith and Wesson.