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By Mary O'Keefe | June 24, 2005
Fourteen-year-old Benjamin Blackburn is wise beyond his years. That wisdom is evident through his award winning essay on tolerance. What started out as a classroom assignment has now become a series of honors for the Crescenta Valley High School freshman. CVHS English teacher Kimberly Mathias assigned her class to write an essay on their visit to the Japanese American National Museum. The essay was part of a contest sponsored by the Glendale Sunrise Rotary in corporation with the Japanese American National Museum and the Glendale Unified School District.
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By: | September 3, 2005
o7The Air Force this week has announced new guidelines for religious tolerance that seek to have members of the service refrain from public prayer at official functions. The move comes in response to allegations of pervasive religious intolerance that favored Christian evangelicals at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Some have wondered if the guidelines will be implemented fairly. What do you think of the guidelines and the chances of their being properly implemented?
NEWS
February 15, 2000
GLENDALE -- A bill to be introduced this week in the state Legislature will propose a $2-million grant program to fight hate crimes in California schools. The bill would provide money for students to attend educational programs that fight intolerance based on race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation. The bill would also require schools to report hate-crime data to the state and provides training for school district personnel on the identification of hate crimes.
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By Michael Arvizu | May 8, 2010
The immigration situation in Arizona esta que arde esta que arde , I told my dad last week, meaning that things seem to be at a boiling point in that state. The new immigration law in Arizona makes it illegal for immigrants to be in the state ? regardless of whether you?re just trailing through it ? without proper documentation. Police can question your immigration status only if it is part of a larger investigation, say, if you were stopped for speeding or failing to yield to a pedestrian.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 21, 2011
City officials on Monday declined to confirm whether two additional Glendale police officers have been put on administrative leave. The Los Angeles Times cited unnamed sources on Monday in its report that two officers had been placed on leave over allegations that one allegedly made a sexual solicitation and that the other created a “hostile work environment.” Human Resources Director Matt Doyle declined to comment on whether the...
NEWS
March 22, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- It was born out of a national day of prayer in the 1950s. In Glendale, the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast has been celebrated annually since 1963, with dignitaries ranging from John Wooden to Pat Boone delivering inspirational speeches to an ecumenical audience. Organizers are expecting 300 people to attend Wednesday's 39th interfaith event at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. "I think the prayer breakfast is important," said City Clerk Doris Twedt, co-chairwoman of the breakfast.
NEWS
January 15, 2005
Jackson Bell Angelica Oriola believes tolerance has come a long way since the days of Martin Luther King Jr. And the Monterey Middle School seventh-grader had a pretty good example to point to on Friday. Angelica joined about 300 of her classmates in the sixth-annual Unity Fest to celebrate ethnic tolerance before King Day on Monday. "He gave us our freedom to have all this," Angelica, 12, said, referring to students of Armenian, Asian, European, Latino, and other ethnicities living in harmony at her school.
NEWS
January 28, 2005
Some conservative Christian groups are criticizing a children's video featuring SpongeBob SquarePants and other cartoon characters because they believe it promotes acceptance of gay and lesbian families. The video's makers, however, say it is meant to promote tolerance and diversity. Peter Sprigg, senior director of policies of the Family Research Council, said: "Much of what they have is coded language that is regularly used by the pro-homosexual movement such as 'tolerance' and 'diversity.
NEWS
April 19, 2003
Ryan Carter A man who said he was the owner of a Numero Uno pizza restaurant drove up to nine members Friday of the Armenian Youth Federation and gave them four pizzas for free. But the group couldn't eat them. For three days they've been on a hunger strike, drinking only water and sleeping in sleeping bags in front of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance. With bulging eyes, they ended up giving the pizza to nearby security guards and went on with their fasting.
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December 16, 2011
Editor's note: While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we're running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published Dec. 5, 2009. Let me say something that may deeply offend many of you - something so insidious and filled with controversy it has the power to tear apart a community and collapse our economy. Merry Christmas. That's right. I bid you good tidings of joy in this, the season we celebrate the birth of the newborn king Jesus Christ.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 20, 2011
GLENDALE — Three Glendale police officers who took a patrol car on a joyride to Las Vegas are no longer working for the department after a weeks-long misconduct investigation. City spokesman Tom Lorenz confirmed that Officers Patrick Hamblin, Fernando Salmeron and Mike Ullerich were no longer employees with the city, but declined to say for what cause. City sources confirmed, however, that the trio had taken the patrol car to Vegas, although officials have refused to discuss the case of the subsequent investigation.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 21, 2011
City officials on Monday declined to confirm whether two additional Glendale police officers have been put on administrative leave. The Los Angeles Times cited unnamed sources on Monday in its report that two officers had been placed on leave over allegations that one allegedly made a sexual solicitation and that the other created a “hostile work environment.” Human Resources Director Matt Doyle declined to comment on whether the...
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By Gary Guerta | September 27, 2010
Limits. We all have them. For instance, this weekend we all got to see what our own personal tolerance for heat was. I already knew mine. Let's just say I prefer a more "polar ice cap" climate. And even though it was interesting to see what it feels like to live on the surface of the sun for a few days, I prefer days where my flip-flops don't melt to the pavement. When it comes to smoking in public, I have a greater tolerance than our local ordinances, I suppose. No, I don't endorse smoking, and I have not yet been offered any money by the big tobacco lobbyists to do so in this column.
NEWS
By Michael Arvizu | May 8, 2010
The immigration situation in Arizona esta que arde esta que arde , I told my dad last week, meaning that things seem to be at a boiling point in that state. The new immigration law in Arizona makes it illegal for immigrants to be in the state ? regardless of whether you?re just trailing through it ? without proper documentation. Police can question your immigration status only if it is part of a larger investigation, say, if you were stopped for speeding or failing to yield to a pedestrian.
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By Gerry Rankin | April 25, 2009
The Glendale News-Press deserves praise for including Dan Kimber as one of its regular columnists. Kimber gives us an exceptional perspective from his vantage point within the public school system in his history classes at Hoover High School. He obviously writes it as he sees it. He is a shining example of how we benefit from the freedom of expression allowed and practiced in the Glendale Unified School District and in the community at large. While I share much of his perspective regarding the American “Melting Pot,” which he persuasively promoted in his column, I would like to mention the “Tossed Salad” concept that has been even more popular in recent years.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | December 12, 2008
With the first black president-elect, the United States has made a leap forward in dealing with extreme prejudice, but to think that intolerance over race, gender or sexual orientation is history would be wrong. According to Los Angeles County Sheriff Chief of Field Operations Region One Neil Tyler, hate crimes and prejudicial thinking are still very much a part of our society. According to reports, L.A. County hate crimes increased by 28% in 2007, while the rest of the nation showed a decrease.
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | April 26, 2007
Two student groups at Hoover High School with a history of antipathy toward each other made a symbolic gesture of unity, tolerance and human rights Wednesday. The Armenian Club and La Voz Latina — a volunteer and fraternal campus group that focuses on Latino culture — unveiled a 10-foot-tall and 12-foot-wide mural that depicted two hands clenched together. "We have all these different cultures on campus," said Vaheh Hartoonian, 17, co-president of the school's Armenian Club.
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By Mary O'Keefe | April 20, 2007
On April 24 people throughout the world will be commemorating the genocide of the Armenian people that occurred during World War I. Solemn religious and civil ceremonies will connect those who survived the tragedy with those who will keep its memory alive. In 1915, the Young Turk, a political faction of the Ottoman Empire, sought the creation of a new Turkish state extending into Central Asia. Within the empire was an ideology to create a homogenous Turkish state called "Pan Turkism."
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