December 25, 2001
Amber Willard TOOELE, UTAH -- While most people gather around Christmas trees at home today, some Glendale-based soldiers will be patrolling the snowy mountains of Utah. These 100 soldiers have traded their civilian jobs as teachers, mechanics, police officers and the like for the lives of military men in the state's Army National Guard 40th Infantry Division (Mechanized.) The men -- as a combat unit, there are no women allowed -- were federalized weeks after the Sept.
August 25, 2005
Former Edison High football standout Tommy Grady has transferred from the University of Oklahoma and enrolled at the University of Utah, said Liz Abel, associate athletics director of sports information at Utah. Grady has joined the Utes football squad and can join in on practices immediately, but has to sit out the 2005 season due to his transfer. He'll be eligible to play for the Utes in the 2006 and 2007 seasons, Abel said. Classes got underway Wednesday.
December 25, 2001
Amber Willard TOOELE, UTAH -- Tooele, Utah, is an unlikely place for most Glendalians to visit. About 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, the town is nestled in a flat valley with snow-capped mountains all around. The winter wind, often accompanied by blowing snow, howls through the town of a few thousand residents. State Highway 36, where it runs through Tooele, is called Main Street. Along it are most of the town's businesses -- a Super Wal-Mart, an Applebee's, even a Hollywood Video with a Christmas tree lot out front.
April 20, 2007
Crescenta Valley High School sophomore Rebeca Poore finished second all-around at the USA Gymnastics Level 9 State Championships earlier in April. With a combined score of 36.80, 15-year-old Poore qualified for the Regional Championships to be held this weekend in Orem, Utah. She will compete against the top 49 girls in her age group from the western division including California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada states. At the State Championships, Poore scored a 9.000 on vault, 9.100 on bars, 9.175 on beam and an impressive 9.525 for the floor routine.
March 26, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE -- The 130 Glendale National Guardsmen mobilized to active duty in October are about halfway through their assignment -- and beginning to get their first weekend leaves. The soldiers traded their civilian jobs as teachers, barbers, Glendale city employees and more to patrol the snowy mountains of Utah. The men were federalized weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and sent to guard Tooele Army Depot. With the end of the Olympics in nearby Salt Lake City, the men are being granted their first weekend leaves in six months, 1st Sgt. Terrance Herdliska said.
July 31, 2004
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan A couple of days ago, the La Crescenta Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Star baseball team made travel plans for West Jordan, Utah, the site of the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament. On Friday, Coach Brian Brady's squad arranged for plans to come back home after it was eliminated from the eight-team, double-elimination tourney. La Crescenta was sent packing after Murray, Utah rallied for a 6-4 victory in a second-chance bracket game.
May 27, 2002
Gary Moskowitz SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Diane Vasquez is 27 years old, four months pregnant and living on her own for the first time in her life. And she has not seen her husband, Gerardo -- an Army National Guardsman stationed in Utah -- since February. But at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Vasquez boarded a charter bus with 42 other people headed for Tooele, Utah, to reunite with husbands and relatives for a four-day visit. Their loved ones, all National Guardsman from Glendale and surrounding areas, were called to duty for homeland defense in October.
June 6, 2011
St. George, Utah - Dorothy Jane (Janie) Bateman Blair was born December 17, 1916 in Decatur, Illinois to Bertha Beatrice (Betsy) Bateman Coombes and Lester Bateman. Janie, her sister Mimi, and brother Billy moved to Los Angeles, CA with their mother in the early 1920's. She graduated from LA High School in 1935 and immediately went to work at the Hal Roach Movie Studios in LA. Jane's span of over 65 years in the entertainment industry started with Columbia Pictures in 1938 as an accountant, then continuing on at the Burbank Studios, and Warner Brothers Studios.
February 6, 2012
Our beloved husband, father, and friend, Kenneth John LeCheminant, Sr., has passed from our sight. He died peacefully in Lindon, Utah on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at age 89 after battling Alzheimer's disease for some time. One of four brothers, he was born in Ocean Park, California, on August 26 th , 1922. He was married to Ida Mary Boreham in 1942, and they had four children. After a divorce, he married Gertrude Overson in 1966, and they had one daughter. Long-time residents of Glendale, California, they lived there until retirement in 1991, when they moved to Orem, Utah.
December 17, 2012
Doris Elaine Jensen Woodall passed away in her sleep Dec. 12, 2012, after a battle with carcinoid cancer. Although she spent most of her adult years in the greater Los Angeles area, Doris always claimed herself a Utahn. Born December 21, 1928, in Brigham City, most of her childhood was spent on a farm in Corinne, Utah. She graduated from Tooele High's Class of 1947 and attended the University of Utah and the LDS Hospital School of Nursing, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1951.