March 21, 2013
Re. “ Sinanyan keeps seat for now ,” March 13. I watched City Council that night and was bothered beyond words at what I saw and heard. Councilwoman Laura Friedman was absolutely correct to bring this matter up before City Council. I was not only disgusted by the comments but also embarrassed that these comments were attributed to a Glendale city commissioner. When [City Council candidate Zareh] Sinanyan and his supporters tried to turn the comment section that night into an attack on Friedman, I really became disgusted.
April 17, 2012
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE - After giving up a lead-off single in the first inning and seeing the runner thrown out trying to stretch it into a double, Cole Currie became rejuvenated. The Crescenta Valley High pitcher felt like he needed to return the favor by picking his team up. By mixing up his pitches, Currie accomplished that goal. Currie struck out 10 and received plenty of offensive support Tuesday afternoon in Crescenta Valley's 16-0 Pacific League road victory. The game was called after six innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
February 2, 2012
The women and children of this state are facing a crisis of major proportions. When California faces tough times, those times are even tougher for women and the families in their care. For the past several years, the state has consistently balanced its budget by cutting services to women and children. The California Commission on the Status of Women is needed now, more than ever, to ensure women are not unfairly burdened in this dire economy. It is the official voice of women in this state and advises the administration on gender equity issues.
January 23, 2011
“Curious Silence” at the Brand Library Art Gallery is an exploration of types and causes of silence. The premise of the exhibition is an essay, printed in the exhibition brochure, written by A.S. Hamrah, a contributing artist who delineates feminist author Susan Sontag’s thoughts in her essay titled “The Aesthetics of Silence (1967).” Sontag’s essays, novels and screenplays about world politics and popular culture had a great impact on experimental art in the 1960s and ’70s.
September 13, 2010
CENTRAL GLENDALE — A solemn message in honor of victims who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was read over emergency radio airwaves early Saturday as Fire Station 21 firefighters observed a moment of silence for fallen servicemen. Nine years after two airplanes struck the World Trade Center's twin towers, Glendale firefighters continued their tradition in honoring the attacks' victims, including 343 New York firefighters, with the moment of silence, flag salute and prayer.
April 17, 2010
About two dozen Glendale High School students and teachers were taking their seats Friday to protest prejudice and harassment of all types, when a student a few yards away repeatedly yelled a derogatory term for homosexuals. The incident occurred as students handed out small notices that said they muted themselves to represent the unheard victims of discrimination and name-calling as part of the national Day of Silence. Participating students kept silent all day and wrote their responses to questions.
November 25, 2009
Mailbag: All I want from the Americana is silence Published Nov. 20 Once again, like many Glendalians, I was startled out of my chair Thursday night by what sounded like gunfire. I finally decided it must have been fireworks at the Americana at Brand, although I couldn?t see anything (?Lighting up the night,? Nov. 20). Why does the city of Glendale allow this? Fireworks are for the Fourth of July and places like Dodger Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl in the summer.
November 21, 2009
Once again, like many Glendalians, I was startled out of my chair Thursday night by what sounded like gunfire. I finally decided it must have been fireworks at the Americana at Brand, although I couldn’t see anything (“Lighting up the night,” Nov. 20). Why does the city of Glendale allow this? Fireworks are for the Fourth of July and places like Dodger Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl in the summer. They aren’t appropriate for a shopping mall in November that is surrounded by residences.
October 10, 2009
Local residents were out at Glenoaks and Central, in front of the Armenian Consulate doing a hunger strike against the Protocols. The reporter said that they were chained together in solidarity and that would probably make a nice photo. I headed out there one day after they started their hunger strike, but they were not chained to one another. I was informed that they chain themselves about every two hours, so I decided to return when the dramatic chaining would be going on. Waiting this time paid off with this dramatic photo of about 30 people sitting on the sidewalk, with red tape over their mouths and chained together.
September 22, 2009
Michael Mortilla keeps a lot of silent film lore tucked up his sleeve. It comes in handy when he’s accompanying the silent flicks on the keyboard for special screenings. In the early 1920s, film audiences watched the action on screen without dialogue or sound effects. A pianist played music to match the emotions the actors were feeling, Mortilla said. The practice continued until the first talkie — “The Jazz Singer” — was released in 1927. “In small cities, the piano accompanists were women because men were working,” the Burbank resident said.