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May 29, 2012
A terrific organization is having a positive impact on the foothills from La Crescenta to Altadena. Founded in 2000, the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy has preserved natural areas, planned regional trail systems, and educated residents about issues pertaining to local history and open space. Recently, the Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy (AFC) successfully secured funding to purchase, preserve and maintain land in La Crescenta. The 7.75 acre property is located atop Rosemont Avenue.
NEWS
January 26, 2011
I do not understand all the hoopla over the Americana at Brand and the Golden Key Hotel. Rick Caruso built the Americana on land that the Glendale Redevelopment Agency essentially gave to him. Ray Patel's Golden Key Hotel was not part of that land deal. Instead, he and his employees put up with years of inconveniences during the building process. This process also allegedly drove a recording studio out of business ("Caruso lawsuit plot thickens," Jan. 22). If Caruso wanted this piece of land, why didn't he buy it from various owners at the start of the project?
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | June 11, 2007
Graduates of Glendale Adventist Academy celebrated their milestone on Sunday with family and friends during the commencement ceremony on Sunday in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills. About 60 students from the centennial class of 2007 walked down the aisle during the processional and took their seats on stage. Commencement speaker Sam Leonor, a pastor at La Sierra University, addressed the graduating class at the podium. "The question is whether you have defined success," Leonor said, to the class.
NEWS
By Ray Richmond | November 22, 2013
In a world where everything seems to be a reality show, nearly everyone appears to believe that his or her life qualifies for national exposure. The guy with a wacky family. The odd couple running a dry cleaners. The crazy old lady who never throws anything away. [For the record: An earlier version of this piece stated "White Color Brawlers" was created by Authentic Entertainment and developed by Olkkonen. Neither is correct. ] But it turns out there's a little more to it than that.
NEWS
By The Los Angeles Times | July 18, 2011
The success of "Carmageddon" has given way to a political and lifestyle question: If L.A. residents can cut their driving for one weekend, why can't they drive less the rest of the time? The closure of the 405 Freeway over the Sepulveda Pass came with the threat of epic gridlock -- but the exact opposite happened. Streets and freeways were clear. Caltrans statistics show there were significantly fewer cars on some freeways and significantly less traffic, even in areas far from the 405. The outcome has Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other politicians suggesting the city try to build on the success and encourage people to stick close to home and stay out of their cars more often.
NEWS
September 7, 2002
Erik Boal If it isn't already, the theme for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' volleyball team this season should be new additions. On Aug. 8, Tolog Coach Nancy Tinkham and her husband, David, welcomed a new member into their family -- joining 15-month-old daughter Emily -- with the birth of their son, Ian Scott Tinkham. In addition, Flintridge Sacred Heart is welcoming a group of talented newcomers -- featuring sophomore Kelly Smiland -- who will be joining the area's best core of returning players, led by 2001 News-Press All-Area selections Jillian Davis, Brittany Esser and Kacey Knauf.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 23, 2013
After helping the Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball team reach the semifinals and qualify for the state tournament for the second straight season, Cole Currie reflected on the accomplishments from each season. The senior point guard, regarded as the linchpin to the Falcons' offensive attack with a knack for also grabbing a big rebound or threading a nifty pass to a sprinting teammate upcourt for an assist, had no difficulty drawing up a comparison between the two teams. “Last year, we expected a lot of success because we had a lot of experienced players who had been together for a long time,” Currie said.
NEWS
June 12, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum John Wooden lived on a farm about eight miles north of Martinsville, Ind., during his freshman year at Martinsville High School. That's the year his father, Joshua, decided to raise horses, a simple decision that might have done wonders to shape one of the greatest basketball coaches in NCAA history. "He had the horses vaccinated," said Wooden, now a 93-year-old retired legend. "The vaccination happened to be bad, and they all died.
NEWS
By Fred Ortega | June 12, 2006
The Glendale Adventist Academy Class of 2006 paraded into Forest Lawn's Hall of Liberty Sunday to the sounds of "Pomp and Circumstance," wearing white gowns and flowered leis. And while the 37 graduates were accompanied at commencement by myriad family and friends ? many of them cheering loudly as their own graduate entered the huge auditorium ? their religion teacher reminded the class that no matter what they did in life, they would always have God on their side. "What is success?"
NEWS
April 12, 2004
Ms. Deravanesian quoted me ("Board ignored south Glendale and its citizens," April 1) as saying that New Horizons was more successful than all the other CDBG applicants. I did not say that, nor is it true. My comment was centered on their success and/or ability to raise huge amounts of money, real estate and land. In turn, New Horizons, I hope, will counsel and teach children of south Glendale. I would suggest that New Horizons study and attempt to copy the methods used by the Homenetmen facility, which is a classic example of success.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 2, 2014
Three Glendale elementary schools were among hundreds named as 2014 California Distinguished Schools on Wednesday, including one that was eligible for the first time. Cerritos, John Muir and Thomas Edison elementary schools are among 424 schools in the state recognized for improving students' academic achievement. Cerritos Elementary hit a milestone earlier this year when the school became eligible to apply for the award for the first time in its history. Principal Cynthia McCarty said Wednesday she was proud of the students and the staff, describing the award as "a huge highlight of our year.
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SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 30, 2014
With two coaches looking for a change of scenery at Crescenta Valley and Glendale highs, the rival schools examined the possibility of a swap among health teachers who to be manning the pool deck, as well. It came in 1992, shortly after Chris Kaufman had already turned the Crescenta Valley boys' swimming and water polo teams into some of the top programs in the area while also serving as a health instructor. Over at Glendale, Pete Loporchio had spent several years as a health teacher and achieving success with the Nitro boys' water polo and swimming teams.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
To look at the body of work compiled by the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team this past season is to grab a snapshot of another successful campaign for the area's top program. The Falcons finished 24-7, captured a fifth straight Pacific League championship and advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs for a fourth consecutive season. Such success has become consistent and expected at a program that rose to prominence under coach Pete Loporchio and reached its pinnacle with Brent Danna at the helm.
NEWS
By Steve Appleford, steve.appleford@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
The Bots are as surprised as anyone about how things have gone with their little band. A few years ago, brothers Anaiah and Mikaiah Lei were a couple of Glendale kids who just wanted to rock 'n' roll , and called themselves the Bots. It turned out they were good. The band began as a trio playing "indie acoustic folk," but evolved into a euphoric garage rock duo by the time the Lei brothers were signed up to play on the Vans Warped Tour in 2011, bouncing onstage to a sound of bristling guitar and drums in white shirts with black ties.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk, Special to the Glendale News-Press | March 11, 2014
During coach Steve Bergen's current tenure, now entering its fifth season, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming team has made quantum leaps of improvement from year to year, placing 34th in CIF Southern Section Division 1 three years ago, 14th the next and vaulting all the way to seventh last season. Perhaps just as impressive has been the Tologs' return to sustained preeminence in the elite Mission League, where they are coming off back-to-back championships. With both youth and experience on its side, the renaissance is primed to roll on, as Sacred Heart would appear to have enough depth and star power on its roster to not only sustain its current footing, but perhaps push its way back into the running for its first Division 1 title since 2007 over the next couple of seasons.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 7, 2014
Glendale Community College educators are gearing up to implement a state law that aims to improve students' graduation and transfer rates. When the fall semester begins, incoming students will be asked to create an educational plan, stating whether they are interested in earning a specific degree, a certificate or whether they want to transfer to a four-year school. "The way that I like to explain a student education plan - it's like having a personal GPS so that you know how to get where you're going," said Jeanette Stirdivant, who is the interim dean of student services for the college.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
With the success of a new program that allows Glendale Water & Power customers to pay their bills at any 7-Eleven, store officials aim to reduce visits to in-house cashiers by 5% - a welcome shift as the cash-strapped department continues to pare back spending. But at least one Glendale Water & Power Commissioner expressed some reservations about the cost of the program during a utility commission meeting on Monday. The program, called “Pay Near Me,” is operated by a second party and doesn't cost Glendale Water & Power a cent, but it does cost customers $2.99 every time they make a payment through the remote system.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich,charles.rich@latimes.com | February 26, 2014
With most of the lineup set to return, sprinkled in with some added depth, expectations appear to be rather lofty for the St. Francis High golf team. The Golden Knights placed second in the Mission League and sixth in the CIF Southern Section Central Team Divisional last season, leading to them to raise the bar. “There's a lot to look forward to,” said St. Francis second-year Coach Kyle Ostrom, the reigning All-Area Boys' Golf Coach of the Year. “First, we have a lot of guys back, to go along with some new additions, so that really energizes us even more.
NEWS
By Sal Polcino | February 22, 2014
A large piece of the original ceiling of the California State Capitol building hangs on the wall in the showroom of J.P. Weaver & Co. in Glendale. Racks and racks of moldings, old and new, are on display for customers to choose. Just a few blocks from the Disney campus, J.P. Weaver is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The company produces molding, friezes, frets, scrolls and dozens of other types of ornamentation for homes, businesses and the movie industry. The company's namesake, J.P. Weaver, emigrated from England and brought his affinity for the art to a shop in Hollywood in 1914.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | February 21, 2014
LA CRESCENTA - A season that included 20 victories, an undefeated run through the second half of Pacific League play and a share of the program's first league title since 2004 ended for the Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball team Friday evening. The underdog Falcons were just too undersized versus Trinity League-power Orange Lutheran in falling in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs, 59-49. PHOTOS: CV boys' basketball fall to Orange Lutheran in playoffs' first round   “Hey, this is a great team that we played and they come from a very, very difficult league,” Falcons Coach Shawn Zargarian said.
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