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March 27, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE - The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club has recognized state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) as a protector of the environment. The chapter, which serves Los Angeles and Orange counties, presented Schiff with the 1999 Public Policy Award earlier this month. Chapter Director Linda Hoyer said the award goes to an elected public official who has contributed to the advancement of environmental causes. She cited Schiff's opposition to Oakmont View V and his work in several areas, including air pollution and coastal concerns, among the reasons for why Schiff was chosen for the recognition by the chapter's awards committee.
February 22, 2002
Tim Willert NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- The Sierra Club is sponsoring a hike through the proposed Oakmont View V project site beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. The hike, which is free and open to the public, will begin at Camp Max Straus, run by the Jewish Big Brothers of Los Angeles. The camp is at 1041 Shirleyjean Ave., south of Honolulu Avenue and west of La Crescenta Avenue. It is adjacent to the project site. The proposed project includes construction of a 572-lot lot, single-family housing development on a 238-acre site in the Verdugo Mountains.
March 2, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- Council candidate Mary Boger scored an improbable coup in the election game Wednesday as she picked up endorsements from both the business-friendly Glendale Tomorrow and the environmentally oriented Sierra Club. Glendale Tomorrow also endorsed candidates Tony Tartaglia and Hamo Rostamian. The Sierra Club gave its stamp of approval to Frank Quintero and Bob Yousefian. Both Quintero and Boger previously captured the blessing of the three city employee associations.
April 19, 2002
Gary Moskowitz GLENDALE -- Garen Yegparian, a community hike leader for the Sierra Club, has seen as many as 400 people show up for Sierra Club hikes in the area. Yegparian, a hike leader for the Angeles chapter of the Sierra Club, said the group is busy year round hosting hikes for varying skill levels and several hiking events are coming up this month. "Anyone interested in hiking is welcome to come, and we can accommodate different hiking abilities," Yegparian said.
February 27, 2002
We recently received a flier from the Sierra Club concerning the further development of the Oakmont area called Oakmont View V. Let us first say, we are not advocates of the Sierra Club, but we are residents of the area. Over the years, we have witnessed what developers do with their cost-effective projects, and we have seen nature disappear from the Los Angeles landscape. There is not much natural recreation left in the county, and you can't replace it once it's gone.
By Mary O'Keefe | September 15, 2006
The Mountain Oaks developers, M. Jorjrizian Investments, have postponed their presentation to Crescenta Valley Town Council at their September 21 meeting. The investment company was initially scheduled to present their plans for a 40-acre development in the Mountain Oaks area that would include a private Armenian high school and several condominiums. Residents have met with representatives of the Historical Society of Crescenta Valley, Sierra Club and the Glendale Crescenta Volunteers Organized In Conserving the Environment (V.O.
December 7, 1999
Robert Shaffer GLENDALE -- Bob Gregg, part of the Glendale development company that wants to put homes in the Verdugo Mountains, calls himself an environmentalist. And he has the record to prove it. Gregg is a member of the Catalina Island Conservancy, Big Bear's Friends of the Forest, The Nature Conservancy and The Yosemite Fund. He hikes in the Verdugos twice a week and volunteers as a fire lookout for the U.S. Forest Service in the Angeles National Forest.
July 15, 2003
Man arrested for illegal money solicitation SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- A Los Angeles man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of fraudulently soliciting money for the Sierra Club, and using the donations for himself. A Glendale woman told police that Bryan Antoine Mathews, 29, was going door-to-door soliciting money for the Sierra Club. An officer asked Mathews if he had a permit, and discovered Mathews was wanted out of Los Angeles for a $500 warrant, according to police reports.
February 21, 2002
To the City Council: We ask you to end this land speculation proposal by voting for the "no project" alternative and instead encourage that the land be purchased as park land, which the city sorely needs. Please consider the 33 significant and unavoidable impacts and 25 more significant impacts on our quality of life from Oakmont View V, listed in the latest revised draft environmental impact report, and the many more impacts identified by the Sierra Club.
October 22, 2013
Longtime Burbank resident Helma Melikian passed away peacefully on October 14 after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family. Services were held last Friday. Helma was born in Cologne, Germany on October 11, 1929 and eventually immigrated to Canada. She settled in Los Angeles in the 1950s where she met her late husband, Armen. They were married in 1962 and raised two sons, Mark and Andre. Helma was active as on officer in the PTA, holding the position of President multiple times, volunteered for various school activities and was a member of the John Burroughs High School football Booster Club.
By Megan O'Neil, | May 29, 2012
Officials at a local land trust said they are moving to close escrow on a 7.75-acre property in La Crescenta, dubbed the Rosemont Preserve, after community members closed a $40,000 fundraising gap that was preventing the purchase of the property. The Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy received multiple calls from prospective contributors after news of the shortfall and looming deadline became public earlier this month, said Executive Director John Howell. “I am swept off my feet by the generosity that was shown to this effort in a three-day period,” Howell said.
By Riley Hooper | March 24, 2010
Fred Dong has played tug of war with a black bear in Yellowstone and was almost trampled by a charging elephant in Zimbabwe. He has stories to tell from his personal travels and outings with the Sierra Club that have taken him across the United States and to more than 70 countries. Dong has been a member of the Crescenta Valley Group of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club for about 14 years and the group’s chairman for at least the last 10 years, he said. In the late 1980s, just out of college and working in the city of Los Angeles for a few years, Dong felt the need to get out of the city and enjoy the wilderness, so he joined the Sierra Club.
By Karen Keehne Zimmerman | May 7, 2009
A recent community commentary (“Help yourself, committee,” April 16) might lead some to believe the only ones who want to preserve the Verdugo Hills Golf Course and expand its recreational possibilities are a handful of people who single-mindedly have their heads in the sand. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Participating in the efforts to save the Verdugo Hills Golf Course are local residents and community leaders from throughout the greater Crescenta Valley corridor, Glendale and neighboring communities.
By Nicole Charky | June 18, 2008
Bob Thompson is known as “Bobcat” among his friends in the Sierra Club, for which he has led more than 500 hikes along Southern California trails. The leader and member of the Sierra Club’s Crescenta Valley chapter has lived in the Glendale, La Crescenta and Montrose areas for 60 out of his 61 years, and he knows a lot about the region. Thompson is a former Glendale News-Press paper carrier, retired Glendale postmaster, Frisbee golfer, volunteer for Glendale’s Adopt-A-Block program and volunteer fire lookout for Vetter Mountain.
January 4, 2008
Chambers hold recognitions The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding its 83rd annual installation luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The luncheon recognizes outgoing board of directors and swears in the new members. Being honored this year for their service are Eleanor Wacker, a long time board member, Ira Hart, past honorary mayor and Barbara Nielsen. Additionally, the annual event will include the distribution of grants from the Mary Pinola/CV Chamber Educational Endowment Fund.
October 23, 2007
China trip discussed at Sierra Club event The Verdugo Hills Group of the Sierra Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room of the Montrose Citibank at 2350 Honolulu Ave. The meeting will feature a presentation by Bruce Hale, who has returned from a trip to South China and Tibet. Refreshments begin at 7 p.m., and the program starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (818) 843-0920. Soroptomists are seeking nominations Soroptmist International of Glendale is seeking nominations for its ?
October 9, 2007
The Brand Library Art Galleries and the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center present ?Brand 36: Thirty-Sixth National Juried Exhibition, Works on Paper: Secrets & Confessions,? through Nov. 16 at Brand Galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. A reception and awards ceremony will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 6. The exhibit will include 87 works on paper in a variety of media. The works have been selected based on the technical quality of the work and the successful expression of the exhibition?
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