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By Robin Goldsworthy | October 10, 2008
Last Friday night as Kyle Studebaker sat down with friends to enjoy dinner, an unexpected guest made a welcomed visit. Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce president Howard Hakes stepped into the neighbor’s house to surprise Studebaker with the news that she had been chosen as the Female Volunteer of the Year. Studebaker was one of nine awardees that the chamber chose. Additional honors were extended to Bob Fletcher as Male Volunteer of the Year; Pastor Dave Roberts as Man of the Year; Patty Scripter as Woman of the Year; Holly Stevens as Student of the Year and Lynn McGinnis as Educator of the Year.
NEWS
January 13, 2003
Tim Willert Leslie and Sergio Aguilar have lived near the intersection of Boynton Street and Palmer Avenue for 10 years. The couple and their three children visit Palmer Park every week, but were shocked to learn a shooting took place not far from where their kids played Sunday. "It does surprise me because this neighborhood is pretty quiet," Leslie Aguilar said. "I feel safe because I see police cars patrolling all the time." On Thursday, one alleged gang member shot another in the 1200 block of South Boynton Street near the park's western entrance.
NEWS
April 18, 2008
It is not too surprising that oral communication has finally been moved to the end of the City Council meeting, since it?s been in the works, off and on, for years (?Mayor Drayman faces first salvo,? Thursday). This move will undoubtedly lessen public comment, which is probably OK since not much attention is paid to those not financially well-off enough to foster new high-rises, new condos, increases in city management salaries, public land giveaways and so on. In Glendale, and probably in other cities, open government is without meaning and is merely two words.
FEATURES
April 18, 2008
It is not too surprising that oral communication has finally been moved to the end of the City Council meeting, since it’s been in the works, off and on, for years (“Mayor Drayman faces first salvo,” Thursday). This move will undoubtedly lessen public comment, which is probably OK since not much attention is paid to those not financially well-off enough to foster new high-rises, new condos, increases in city management salaries, public land giveaways and so on. In Glendale, and probably in other cities, open government is without meaning and is merely two words.
NEWS
May 13, 2000
Judy Seckler HORACE MANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -- Without the help of a fancy set of wheels or a cell phone, the students at Horace Mann Elementary School have big plans for their moms on this Mother's Day. "I'm going to go on Saturday and buy my mom a single red rose to surprise her," Armen Martirosyan, 10, said. He admitted she deserved more stuff, but he didn't have the time to go shopping because he had to study and do homework. "Actually, I don't like spending money.
NEWS
March 6, 2002
Slow pace, borrowed stories Gabrielle Reynolds is president of EZ Cater, Inc., manufacturing collapsible catering equipment. She is married to fellow critic Patrick Reynolds. "Dragonfly" might have been very enjoyable, were it not for a pace so slow that it gave you lots of time to anticipate the next twist. The plot seemed like a conglomeration of story points from many otherworld features of recent years ("What Dreams May Come," "Sixth Sense," etc.)
NEWS
March 13, 2000
Anderson Bittersweet birthday Hagop Seksenyan wanted to throw a surprise party for his best friend, Mary Berberian, on her 17th birthday Tuesday. But he got so wound up trying to get Assemblyman Scott Wildman elected state senator that he had to make a quick change of plans. "We were all going to go to his house, but he called me and said, 'Sorry, I can't take you out for your birthday because of the election,"' Berberian said. Instead, Seksenyan and other friends serenaded Berberian with a hearty version of "Happy Birthday," as Wildman's other volunteers anxiously watched for election returns.
NEWS
August 19, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Flanked by friends at a table laden with plates full of fresh, warm pancakes, syrup and fruit, Edward Van Houghton spent Wednesday morning much the way he has so many others for the past 43 years. But Wednesday's breakfast club was a little more special. Van, as he's known by his friends, had a birthday cake in front of him as the waitresses at the International House of Pancakes, 605 N. Glendale Ave., and his friends who breakfast with him regularly, threw a surprise 96th birthday party for him at his favorite restaurant.
NEWS
May 28, 2002
Will someone please call the Glendale Health Department to cite the owner and Realtor of 1342 Mountain St. for violations of the city health codes? Holding an open house that will be serving barbecued food to the public has many health and zoning code problems. The event is aggressively advertised. This is a despicable display of arrogance. There is no regard for the law. This carnival atmosphere doesn't surprise me. Realtors are running around falling all over themselves cutting their commissions to obtain business.
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By Andy Klein | March 7, 2014
As both producer and director - and, to a lesser extent, writer and actor - Tsui Hark has long been one of the most influential and proficient filmmakers in Hong Kong, directing “Peking Opera Blues,” the first three “Once Upon a Time in China” entries, “The Blade,” and maybe a dozen others and producing “A Better Tomorrow,” “The Killer,” “A Chinese Ghost Story,” and yet another dozen others - all within a little more than a...
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SPORTS
By Joey Kaufman | March 1, 2014
LOS ANGELES - When the final buzzer sounded on Saturday night, the Glendale Adventist Academy students rushed onto the floor and sprinted over to their girls' basketball team's bench. PHOTOS: Glendale Adventist Academy vs. Shalhevet High School girls' basketball They joined the Cougars' courtside huddle, surrounded the players in a circle, locked arms and then began chants of “GAA, GAA!” Those rang out, at least for some 30 seconds. The upset-minded, 13th-seeded Cougars had just fallen to ninth-seeded Shalhevet, 51-38 in the CIF Southern Section Division VI semifinals at the Westside Jewish Community Center.
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 Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 12, 2014
As Valentine's Day approaches, five local couples shared their stories of how they met with the News-Press. Below is the first couple's story. Brenda Gant had a crush on Jeff Hughes in third grade, but nothing ever came of it - until roughly four decades later. The two grew up together in La Crescenta, going to the same elementary, middle and high schools. They were classmates, but never close friends. After their senior year, their lives took divergent paths. Both married other people.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | January 30, 2014
LA CRESCENTA - Generally when there's a 12-goal differential in girls' water polo, one team walks away pleased and the other disappointed. Such was the case following Thursday afternoon's Pacific League showdown between visiting Glendale High and Crescenta Valley - only it was the winning team that was disappointed. PHOTOS: Crescenta Valley vs. Glendale girls' water polo The CIF Southern Section Division V third-ranked Falcons recovered from an early deficit for a 19-7 win versus the ninth-ranked Nitros in a light mist.
NEWS
By Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives | November 6, 2013
After years of silence , the former police chief of Bell took the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he was initially “suspicious” about taking the job in the working-class town because of the long legacy of corruption in southeast Los Angeles County. Randy Adams, who was one of the highest-paid law enforcement officials in the nation when he was forced from his job, said he was stunned by the salary the city offered to pay him, the Los Angeles Times reported. “I was surprised that a little city like this could afford to hire me” Adams testified.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | January 4, 2013
PASADENA - A tie may have sounded unappealing to the Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer team, while it probably would've been something Muir would be satisfied with coming into Friday's Pacific League opening match. When it come to the final whistle and the Falcons and Mustangs found themselves deadlocked in a 2-2 draw at Muir High, the feelings were much different for both sides. Crescenta Valley felt happy to start league with a point after giving up a goal to Muir's Alex Tapia with about two minutes left in regulation.
NEWS
December 14, 2012
In the midst of Sunday night football, our doorbell rang and I cautioned my wife to open only the small window in the door to see who it was. To my surprise, she opened the door and what a delight. On our porch was our neighbor, who I had only met once, his wife and their new baby and several other folks in Christmas costumes, singing a couple of Christmas carols, accompanied by our neighbor, playing a violin. For us it was such a wonderful treat and I don't think anything we may receive or experience on Dec. 25 could top this.
NEWS
November 26, 2012
In case there was any remaining shred of hope that Glendale Unified might stand a chance in a highly competitive federal grant program, the U.S. Department of Education on Monday wiped it clear. The finalists for the Race to the Top grant program, which could send up to $40 million over four years to winning school districts, were announced Monday -- and Glendale Unified was not on the list. In California, the finalists were Animo Leadership Charter High School, Galt Joint Union School District, Lindsay Unified and New Haven Unified.
NEWS
November 21, 2012
Thanksgiving meal planners looking for their favorite pies from Marie Callender's this year will find a new restaurant in its place at the corner of Pacific Avenue and Burchett Street -- but the faces, surroundings and recipes will be familiar. Gevik Beginian, the restaurant's owner, decided last week to drop his franchise with Marie Callender's -- which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection -- and opened his own restaurant called Serious Bar & Grill. When he purchased the restaurant last March, it had been a Marie Callender's, but the former owner had dropped the franchise.
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