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By Rachel Kane | December 11, 2006
Toys like teddy bears, racing cars, building blocks and electric keyboards were strapped to the backs of more than 800 bikes on Sunday morning. As part of the 19th annual Skid Row Toy Run, bikers had come from all over Southern California with presents as their passengers. By early afternoon they would hand out toys to homeless children waiting in line all morning at the Fred Jordan Mission in Los Angeles' Skid Row. "We actually get to see where the majority of the toys go," said Fred "Sarge" Matthews, vice president of ABATE Local 1 of Los Angeles, the event's co-sponsoring motorcycle club.
NEWS
December 14, 2012
A local company on Friday donated more than $5,000 in toys and sports equipment to the Glendale Fire Department's toy drive for low-income children. Glendale firefighters picked up the large donation from 4 Over Inc., a wholesale trade printer in the 5900 block of San Fernando Road. The toys will be distributed to local children. The Fire Department's toy drive is part of the larger Spark of Love campaign, in which firefighters from Southern California collect new and unwrapped toys for under-served children.
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By Robert S. Hong | December 14, 2006
GLENDALE — At this time last year, the big brown boxes in Glendale Fire Station No. 21's garage overflowed with toys to be handed out to children through the Fire Department's Spark of Love program. But as Christmas approaches this year, the garage is more than half empty. Just a few boxes of toys sit sandwiched between two large fire trucks — a sight that leaves fire officials wondering if they will be able to bring joy to the same large number of children this year.
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By Joyce Rudolph | December 1, 2006
GLENDALE — New Horizons is making sure that more than 3,000 youngsters from underprivileged families will have toys to open this Christmas through its Holiday Toy Give-Away. Officials working on the 12th annual Gifts on the Horizon toy donation and volunteer drive gathered Thursday morning for a kickoff at Citibank Glendale Central Financial Center. From now until Dec. 15, participating businesses, individuals and service clubs will be collecting toys that will be distributed to children attending the toy event with their parents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 16 at the New Horizons Youth Recreation Center, 744 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale.
NEWS
November 29, 2013
Firefighters have started collecting new and unwrapped toys for local children as part of their annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. The Glendale Fire Department partners with ABC7 and Southern California firefighters during the campaign to collect toys for underserved children. The campaign collected nearly 500,000 toys last year. Toys and sports equipment can be dropped off now until Dec. 24 at any of Glendale's nine fire stations. For more information about the toy drive, visit glendalefire.org or follow the Fire Department on Twitter @GlendaleCAFire.
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By By Lauren Hilgers | December 12, 2005
Laden with toys, struggling to open the door, 7-year-old Scotty Noye emerged from the New Horizons Family Center on Saturday morning, unable to wipe the grin off his face. "I can't hold everything," Scotty said. "My mom is coming with the rest of it." Scotty and his older brother and sister spent three hours waiting in line for the opportunity to pick out gifts in the center's annual toy giveaway, an event that provides presents for nearly 3,000 children. "For some of these kids, this is the biggest gift they'll get this year," said Rich Roche, the president of the board of directors of the family center.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | January 13, 2012
The Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee collected 152 toys and $140 it will use to buy more toys as part of its Christmas celebration Wednesday at the Glendale Youth Center. Half of the toys will be given to the Glendale YWCA's domestic violence shelter. The other half will be sent to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, which occupies one of the poorest counties in the United States, according to local chapter officials. The chapter's new board and scholarship winners were announced at the event.
NEWS
December 16, 2004
Rosette Gonzales Pfc. Miguel Martinez and Lance Cpl. Emilio Castaneda could be in Iraq with the rest of their unit. Out of 200 Marines in the 4th Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, they are among the 13 soldiers that weren't deployed overseas. But Martinez and Castaneda are still thinking globally, they're just acting locally. The Marines' presence was as curious as it was commanding when they drove up in their camouflaged Humvee to Curves at Adams Square in Glendale.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 23, 2013
Six-year-old Camilla Lopez timidly walked along a table topped with dozens of dolls - soon one would be hers if she could just find the right one. She finally settled on a girly doll resembling a baby and gently placed it in a black plastic bag. The doll was just one of several toys that she and her two sisters received Saturday from deputies at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, where the holiday spirit was in full swing. “They are doing good for the kids,” said Camilla's father, Oscar Lopez of Tujunga.
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 30, 2007
For 20 years the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station has collected toys and food for needy foothill families. Confident in the generous nature of valley residents, station volunteers have once again set up collection barrels around the Foothills. ?This year we will be servicing over 150 families, with over 400 children. We have heard from one family with seven children that are homeless and living in a campsite,? said Joanne Berg, sheriff volunteer and the drive?s chairman. ?
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 23, 2013
Six-year-old Camilla Lopez timidly walked along a table topped with dozens of dolls - soon one would be hers if she could just find the right one. She finally settled on a girly doll resembling a baby and gently placed it in a black plastic bag. The doll was just one of several toys that she and her two sisters received Saturday from deputies at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, where the holiday spirit was in full swing. “They are doing good for the kids,” said Camilla's father, Oscar Lopez of Tujunga.
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NEWS
December 20, 2013
Good morning, 818 readers. Temperatures for today, Friday, Dec. 20, are expected to hit lows of around 44 degrees and highs around 63. Here are the top headlines in the 818 area code: Changing faces of the Glendale police department and fire department: Robert Castro was sworn in as the new police chief Thursday afternoo n , replacing retired Police Chief Ron De Pompa. In a separate ceremony Thursday, Stuart Tom, formerly the building official for the City of Glendale, was sworn as the city's newest fire marshal . An eight-year dream came true for 21-year-old La Cañada resident Kate Hansen , 21, with her selection to the U.S. Olympics luge team this week, two days after turning in the best performance of her career at the fifth Viessmann Luge World Cup in Park City, Utah.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 19, 2013
The Salvation Army's Glendale Corps expected to serve 500 families on Thursday during its annual event in which parents had the opportunity to shop for their children's Christmas toys. Over the past six weeks, the Salvation Army has collected toy donations for boys, girls and teens from local businesses, churches, donors or nonprofits. But Jessica Sneed, co-leader of the local Salvation Army, found a 150% increase in applications this year compared to last year from families looking for extra help with toy donations during the holidays.
NEWS
November 29, 2013
Firefighters have started collecting new and unwrapped toys for local children as part of their annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. The Glendale Fire Department partners with ABC7 and Southern California firefighters during the campaign to collect toys for underserved children. The campaign collected nearly 500,000 toys last year. Toys and sports equipment can be dropped off now until Dec. 24 at any of Glendale's nine fire stations. For more information about the toy drive, visit glendalefire.org or follow the Fire Department on Twitter @GlendaleCAFire.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | January 2, 2013
The sound of thundering basketballs echoes throughout the Glendale YMCA's large gym every Saturday morning. Some 150 youngsters, ages 5 to 13, are members of the Junior Lakers League, a sports program that the YMCA is looking to expand. The YMCA hosted an all-star game and pizza party on Dec. 15 to reach out to the community and bring attention to the camaraderie and sports training it offers to the youth of Glendale, said Mineh Petrosian, assistant sports director of the league.
NEWS
December 14, 2012
A local company on Friday donated more than $5,000 in toys and sports equipment to the Glendale Fire Department's toy drive for low-income children. Glendale firefighters picked up the large donation from 4 Over Inc., a wholesale trade printer in the 5900 block of San Fernando Road. The toys will be distributed to local children. The Fire Department's toy drive is part of the larger Spark of Love campaign, in which firefighters from Southern California collect new and unwrapped toys for under-served children.
NEWS
December 10, 2012
Hundreds of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders packed the streets of skid row in downtown Los Angeles Sunday afternoon for a toy drive at the Fred Jordan Mission, delivering Christmas presents to underprivileged children from around the area. The parade, which began at the Harley Davidson of Glendale dealership, featured riders from throughout the region. Some dressed as Santa Claus while others decorated their bikes as reindeer sleighs. “What a wonderful day!” said Willie Jordan, the mission's president.
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By Ruth Sowby | December 4, 2012
The Assistance League Glendale celebrated its 37th annual Festival of Trees. On Sunday the Glendale Hilton was all aglow with the league's theme, “By the Candle's Glow.” More electric light than candlelight, the city's fire laws were met. Some 400 women and a smattering of men basked under the glow of the Hilton's largest ballroom, decorated with 20 Christmas trees. League President Alma Tycer welcomed members and their guests. Event Chair Sally Benson was a one-woman show. She had just spent the last two weeks in league headquarters decorating the trees.
THE818NOW
January 30, 2012
A 10-year-old boy was arrested in Burbank Sunday after reportedly pointing a toy gun at a woman who thought it was real. The boy, whose identity was not released because he is a minor, knocked on the front door of a house in the 1100 block of Evergreen Street and allegedly pointed the plastic gun at a 67-year-old woman who answered the door. The boy allegedly picked the house because the woman's grandson reportedly beat up his friend at school, Burbank police Lt. John Dilibert said.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | January 13, 2012
The Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee collected 152 toys and $140 it will use to buy more toys as part of its Christmas celebration Wednesday at the Glendale Youth Center. Half of the toys will be given to the Glendale YWCA's domestic violence shelter. The other half will be sent to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, which occupies one of the poorest counties in the United States, according to local chapter officials. The chapter's new board and scholarship winners were announced at the event.
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