July 10, 2009
Don Galleher spent many Saturday nights dressed up in a coat and tie, practicing social graces at Jane Denham’s cotillion classes at the Thursday Afternoon Club. “I hated it, just hated it,” he said. “The only reason I went was because she [Denham] was so pretty. I was going to Roosevelt Junior High at the time, in 1946, and really wasn’t at all interested in learning to dance, but my folks made me go. But it was OK, because most of us guys were in love with Jane Denham.
November 11, 2000
Terri Roberts, Weekend BURBANK -- In a day and age where the selling points for almost anything -- including theater, unfortunately -- are speed, spectacle, action and volume, there's a certain pleasure to be found in a group of people sitting on stage and simply sharing a story. That's what's happening at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank with the staged reading of A.R. Gurney's "Ancestral Voices." It's the tale of a three-generation, upper-middle-class family in Buffalo during the 1940s, and the long-term effect of the grandparents' separation.
April 23, 2004
Beware if you save someone's life and that person decides to repay the debt owed - especially if you've never met the person to know what he or she is like. In "The Nerd," that fate befalls Willum Cubbert, a rising young architect played by Don Owens Jones in the upcoming comedy at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. In Vietnam, another soldier saved Cubbert's life when he was wounded. Although he has never met the man, Willum has written to Rick Steadman (Barry Schwam) pledging his willingness to do anything to repay the debt.
January 27, 2006
Getting a new computer or a new software upgrade is like getting your cook to learn new dishes or getting married the second time around ("Schools facing software dilemma," Tuesday). Should the Glendale Unified School District upgrade to a new system? This may seem like a distant subject to those not involved with computers directly, but you should know more than you know now. It should matter to you. If you are retired and on Medicare, you know by now the confusion on the prescription drug problem faced by many who could not get their medicine recently.
February 27, 2009
WARNING: Do not read this column at the breakfast table. Or while eating anything in general. You’ll thank me. She was talking animatedly with another girl, the two of them standing on the sidewalk a block or so above CV High. I noticed them while waiting in the idling line of parental traffic, slowly making my way toward where my son was waiting for me after school one day last week. The two had that all-American, fresh-faced, girl-next-door look about them — both dressed similarly in spendy designer jeans and matching CV Falcons sweatshirts.
October 28, 2011
Last week, in my little corner of your local newspaper, I contemplated the ills of society. I offered my opinion on humanity's great downfall, be it political, spiritual or social in nature. Namely, that all of us are so absorbed in our own interests and realities we can't be bothered to consider the needs, beliefs or concerns of others. Thanks to everyone for their feedback to my latest delusion of grandeur. And, no, I was not dropped on my head as a child. I fell. A lot. Now I'm not so naive to think that any of our problems will be solved by a new seat warmer in the White House, the adoption of a new tax code, the limitation or expansion of certain inalienable rights or by holding hands globally and singing “Kumbaya” until pixie dust rains down from the heavens.
November 1, 2006
Bob Dylan observed that "he not busy being born is busy dying." This city has it's share of those doing both, and perhaps this little remembrance belongs in the obituaries and not the Community Forum. But Glendale lost a native son recently, and I think he deserves more than a line or two under the specials at Ralphs. Fifteen or so years ago, when my wife and I moved into our little home, a very youthful older guy was one of the first to come down the street and welcome us. He had a full head of Edward (Kooky)
June 9, 2010
I just wanted to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who came to the community meeting on May 27 ("Unleash the fun," May 29). Barring any major problems, we should have L.A. County's first off-leash dog park in the Crescenta Valley by next June! First, I would like to thank Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and his staff for supporting this idea. Working with the supervisor's office has been a genuine pleasure. Their professionalism and dedication to the dog park is greatly appreciated.