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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.