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By Robin Goldsworthy | September 28, 2007
Sunshine greeted car enthusiasts who turned out for the sixth annual Montrose Invitational Classic Car Show last Sunday on Honolulu Avenue. Sponsored by the Montrose Shopping Park Association under the direction of Tom Russell, the invitation event is a highly anticipated show every year due to the uniqueness of the vehicles. More than thirty cars representing every decade for the last ninety years were on display including some rarely seen beauties like a classic Ford Shelby Cobra and a restored 1936 Lincoln Model ‘K.
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August 16, 2000
Tim Willert MONTROSE -- Tom Russell's business is pets, but his hobby is classic cars. Russell, the owner of Andersen's Pet Store on North Verdugo Road, plans to enter his '57 Chevy, '64 Corvette and '73 El Camino in Saturday's "Hot Nights, Cool Cars" car show on Honolulu Avenue in the Montrose Shopping Park. "I love them," Russell, 48, said Monday. "I enjoy looking at them, driving them and polishing them." The El Camino is black with orange flames and the Chevy is painted turquoise and white.
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By Maane Khatchatourian | September 9, 2009
Tom Russell was 13 years old when he first dreamed of customizing his own car — and he fulfilled that fantasy even before he received a driver’s license. His first car, a lime green 1946 Willys Jeep, gave way to an orange 1964 Corvette with flames and finally a burgundy and black 1926 Lincoln, Russell said. The latter car earned Russell and his son Robert a third-place trophy at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The father and son drove up onto a small bridge to claim their prize.
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November 17, 1999
Robert Blechl LA CRESCENTA -- The cool autumn breeze flowed through Barney's fur Sunday as eight La Crescenta Cub Scouts washed an array of foothill dogs during a fund-raiser in his honor. Carrie Rahming, the hospital's registered veterinary technician, said the fund-raiser achieved its goal of helping to cover some of Barney's medical costs. The 7-year-old canine's right rear leg was amputated in October as the result of a September hit-and-run accident in La Canada Flintridge.
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December 4, 2002
Ben Godar Those wanting a new pet in Glendale can rest assured their furry friend is coming from a good home. Pasadena Humane Society officers recently concluded an investigation of all Glendale pet stores and found no violations. The investigations were sparked in part by the Oct. 27 shutdown of the Pets R' Us at 1315 E. Colorado St. Officers removed from the store 55 animals that reportedly were living in squalid conditions. At the time, Humane Society Executive Director Steve McNall said pet shops were a major priority.
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September 1, 2004
Jackson Bell Rita West enjoys her weekly travels to Montrose, which she affectionately nicknames "the Southland's Mayberry." The main attraction in this "quaint slice of Americana," is the Montrose Harvest Market, West said. "I just love coming here to pick up all the fresh produce and sifting through all the antiques and collectibles," the Mission Hills woman said. "It's just a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon and get some of my shopping done."
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August 5, 2005
Deborah Meron Both shoes and paws will hit the pavement Saturday at the first annual "Wags and Whiskers" Walk at Crescenta Valley Park, where owners and their dogs can walk in support of the Glendale Humane Society. At the walk, owners can pamper their canines to a massage and treats from vendors who will also offer entertainment and food to those without fur. Live music will be provided by the band "The Power of Music," and there will be three air bounce machines for children.
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May 6, 2002
Tim Willert MONTROSE -- Merchants weren't sure what to expect from Sunday's inaugural Harvest Market. "We didn't know if we were going to get two people or 10,000," said Linda Strack, a Honolulu Avenue art gallery owner. It didn't take long for Strack and other members of the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. to realize that their replacement for the popular Montrose Family Festival was a rousing success. Hundreds turned out for the weekly farmers market, which included the association's annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.
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February 28, 2003
Ryan Carter When the film production set for "American Pie 3" halted traffic and parking a couple of months ago on a stretch of Honolulu Avenue, Montrose Shopping Park merchants felt the lights, cameras and action also affected business. That's why merchants resolved to encourage smaller-scale projects and more complete notice if filming is to be held Saturdays on Honolulu Avenue. "Saturday is the busiest day of the week," said Tom Russell, owner of Andersen's Pet Shop.
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By David Laurell | February 6, 2010
The Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America convened for its annual board installation and awards dinner at La CaƱada Country Club last week. Welcomed by council President Thomas McLurkin Thomas McLurkin , the evening saluted the achievements of Scouts, leaders and volunteers who have been dedicated to scouting in Glendale, Burbank and throughout the Verdugo Hills region. Emceed by the organization’s Council Advancement Chairman Dan Humfreville , the event included the presentation of four Silver Beaver awards that are bestowed upon adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth and have a history of community service and dedication to scouting.
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By Maane Khatchatourian | September 9, 2009
Tom Russell was 13 years old when he first dreamed of customizing his own car — and he fulfilled that fantasy even before he received a driver’s license. His first car, a lime green 1946 Willys Jeep, gave way to an orange 1964 Corvette with flames and finally a burgundy and black 1926 Lincoln, Russell said. The latter car earned Russell and his son Robert a third-place trophy at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The father and son drove up onto a small bridge to claim their prize.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | September 28, 2007
Sunshine greeted car enthusiasts who turned out for the sixth annual Montrose Invitational Classic Car Show last Sunday on Honolulu Avenue. Sponsored by the Montrose Shopping Park Association under the direction of Tom Russell, the invitation event is a highly anticipated show every year due to the uniqueness of the vehicles. More than thirty cars representing every decade for the last ninety years were on display including some rarely seen beauties like a classic Ford Shelby Cobra and a restored 1936 Lincoln Model ‘K.
NEWS
August 16, 2000
Tim Willert MONTROSE -- Tom Russell's business is pets, but his hobby is classic cars. Russell, the owner of Andersen's Pet Store on North Verdugo Road, plans to enter his '57 Chevy, '64 Corvette and '73 El Camino in Saturday's "Hot Nights, Cool Cars" car show on Honolulu Avenue in the Montrose Shopping Park. "I love them," Russell, 48, said Monday. "I enjoy looking at them, driving them and polishing them." The El Camino is black with orange flames and the Chevy is painted turquoise and white.
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