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May 31, 2011
Mary Theresa (Terry) Ventura Mary died May 26, 2011 from complications after abdominal surgery. Born in Brooklyn and married June 3 rd , 1956 to husband, Joseph, from Jersey City for 55 years. Survived by husband, Joe; son, Joe Jr.; daughter, Janice; and sister, Virginia Fochesato (Cliffside Park, NJ). Memorial Services: Rosary at 10:30 a.m., mass at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3 rd at St. Francis Xavier, 3801 Scott Rd. Burbank, CA. Private Graveside service to follow.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 31, 2011
GLENDALE — Glendale Community College men's tennis Coach Bob MacKay doesn't need any further convincing about Ventura. For the second time this season, MacKay came away impressed with the Pirates. "Nobody is going to beat them," MacKay said after host Glendale suffered a 7-2 Western State Conference loss against Ventura on Thursday afternoon. "They are so solid and you can go from their Nos. 3-6 in singles and they have extra guys who are strong. Ventura (7-0 in conference)
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 26, 2011
Los Angeles firefighters extinguished a small fire spotted at the Ventura (134) Freeway at Harvey Drive interchange, officials said. The fire erupted just before 3 p.m. in the middle of the freeway interchange, officials said. A Sigalert was briefly issued.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | September 14, 2011
Firefighters are responding to reports of smoke, possibly from a small grass fire, near the Glendale (2) and Ventura (134) freeway junction. The smoke was reported at about 8 a.m. [Updated 8:33 a.m.: The smoke and its cause was not found. The Sigalert has been cancelled. ]
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 24, 2011
VENTURA — Deadlocked in a scoreless skirmish, St. Francis High's soccer team was continually saved by Paul Dean, while fourth-seeded Ventura simply couldn't save itself. Bolstered by a dazzling display in net by Dean, benefited by an own goal that turned the game and further buoyed by the healthy collarbone and accurate right foot of Billy McCreary, the Golden Knights prevailed on Wednesday afternoon, defeating the host Cougars, 2-0, in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I boys' soccer playoffs.
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September 8, 2010
Donald Edward Pugh passed away suddenly in Ventura Ca on July 13 th 2010 at the age of 81. Don was born in Chicago, IL in 1929. After High School he served in the Marines for 2 years. He went on to attend Wheaton College where he met and married Marilyn Jo Graham. Don devoted his whole life to serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  He received his Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He served as Youth Pastor at Whittier Baptist Church and then College Ave. Church in San Diego.
NEWS
February 22, 2011
State transportation officials plan to close the Alameda Avenue on-ramp to the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway at 9 p.m. and reopen the ramp at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 20, 2012
When the St. Francis High and Crescenta Valley boys' soccer teams take to the field for their respective CIF Southern Section division home matches today, they will do so facing opponents whom they eliminated from the playoffs last year. St. Francis Coach Glen Appels and Crescenta Valley Coach Grant Clark haven't lost sight of that and have reminded their players about the added incentive their opponents will have. St. Francis (8-8-8) will meet Ventura (20-0-7) in a Division I match and third-seeded Crescenta Valley (17-0-6)
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 21, 2012
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE - For more than 65 minutes of game time, St. Francis High's soccer team was holding a winning ticket for a trip to the CIF Southern Section Division I quarterfinals. But then a familiar storyline reared its ugly head, as the Golden Knights saw a late lead, along with their ticket to the next round, slip away on a late regulation goal before an overtime tally by visiting Ventura that was as controversial as it was heartbreaking brought St. Francis' season to a halt with a 2-1 sudden-death loss on Friday afternoon at Friedman Field.
COMMUNITY
July 23, 2013
Dorothy Bellesiles, of Ventura, California, passed away on Saturday, July 13 after a brief illness. Dorothy was born September 5, 1931 to Rev. Stanley Bailes and Hazel Bailes, in Southern California. She graduated from Dorsey High School in Los Angeles and followed her dream to become an actor by joining the Orchard Gables Repertory Theater Group in Hollywood. There she met and fell in love with Anthony (Tony) J. Lorea, whom she married in 1950.They went on to act, together and separately, through the 1950s on stage and television.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
Reaching the point of exhaustion while looking to extend their season, Viktoriya Shumakova and Alexandra Amor had just enough left to complete arguably their most dramatic victory of the season. The No. 1 doubles tandem on the Glendale Community College women's tennis kept returning shots at a feverish pace during a tiebreaker in the second round of the California Community College Athletic Assn. Regionals on Thursday. The suspense even got the best of Glendale first-year Coach Deo Sy at times.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
A few days after suffering a knee injury, Alexandra Amor returned to the court Friday looking to pair with partner Viktoriya Shumakova in their quest to capture the Western State Conference doubles championship in Ventura County. Amor, a member of the Glendale Community College women's tennis team, had injured herself Tuesday during Glendale's 5-0 defeat against Orange Coast in an opening-round match of the Southern California Regionals. She wanted to come back Friday with something significant at stake.
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From Staff Reports | April 5, 2014
While the Western State Conference tournament was unkind to the Glendale Community College men's tennis team, the Vaqueros still posted some success Saturday afternoon at Ventura College. Glendale advanced its conference championship doubles team to the tournament's semifinals next Friday back at Ventura College, while other players clinched berths to the season-ending Ojai Tournament on April 24. “It was a trying weekend for the team,” Glendale Coach Bob MacKay said. “It was cold and windy out there, but our guys performed as best as they could.
NEWS
February 1, 2014
[UPDATE 4:30 p.m.] The Central Avenue exit off of the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway was reopened after a brief closure Saturday afternoon due to a two-vehicle collision. Officer Peter Bishop with the California Highway Patrol said one vehicle on the offramp had turned over on its side. The Glendale Fire Department sent to two fire engines, one truck and one ambulance to the scene, according to Brandy Villaneuva, spokesperson for the department. Two people were transported to the hospital, she said.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 30, 2014
A $1.4 million street improvement project along Glendale Avenue near the Ventura (134) Freeway was given the green light by the City Council this week. The stretch of roadway near the freeway is one of the most traveled throughout the city with an estimated 50,000 trips per day expected for the street by 2030, according to a city report. “As you all know from experience, it gets pretty clogged there,” Public Works Director Steve Zurn told the council at a meeting on Tuesday night, adding that the improvements have been in the planning stages for the greater part of his more than 25-year career at the city.
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July 23, 2013
Dorothy Bellesiles, of Ventura, California, passed away on Saturday, July 13 after a brief illness. Dorothy was born September 5, 1931 to Rev. Stanley Bailes and Hazel Bailes, in Southern California. She graduated from Dorsey High School in Los Angeles and followed her dream to become an actor by joining the Orchard Gables Repertory Theater Group in Hollywood. There she met and fell in love with Anthony (Tony) J. Lorea, whom she married in 1950.They went on to act, together and separately, through the 1950s on stage and television.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | July 19, 2013
GLENDALE - After trailing all game, the Glendale Angelenos brought the tying run to the plate in both of the final two innings. Despite out hitting their opposition, the Angelenos never could find the one big hit they needed to overcome their defensive mistakes in a 5-3 California Collegiate Summer League loss to the Ventura Pirates at Stengel Field Friday night. In all, Glendale posted nine hits to Ventura's six but was hampered by six errors, including two in the first inning that gave the Pirates an immediate 3-0 advantage.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | June 15, 2013
A driver who got out of his car following a crash on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale early Saturday morning died after being struck twice by oncoming traffic, according to California Highway Patrol investigators. The name of the driver, who was black and in his 40s, has not been released pending notification of next of kin, Los Angeles County coroner's office Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said. The initial crash occurred at 12:24 a.m. after a 2001 Honda CRV stopped for unknown reasons in a middle westbound lane just before Pacific Avenue and was rear-ended by a 2005 Toyota Solara traveling at an unknown speed, California Highway Patrol officer Monica Posada said.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | June 7, 2013
GLENDALE - Angel Rodriguez and Jay Sheely played major roles in helping the Glendale Community College baseball team win a Western State Conference South Division championship in the spring. Now, the duo is looking to get something else accomplished in helping the Glendale Angelenos win the California Collegiate Summer League's North Division. They each got off to a good start, as Rodriguez struck out seven and Sheely hit a solo home run and scored a pair of runs Friday night to spark the host Angelenos to a 6-2 division victory against the Ventura Pirates at Stengel Field.
NEWS
May 3, 2013
A brush fire has broken out in Glendale between the Ventura (134) and the Glendale (2) freeways, where the transition road has been shut down as firefighters move in. The fire is on the ridge line of the 2100 block of Chevy Chase Drive and Glenoaks Boulevard, according, police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. Evacuation orders have been issued for some homes in the 500 block of Solway Street. Traffic into Chevy Chase Canyon has been closed as water-dropping helicopters attacked from above. [Updated: 3:35 p.m.: Portions of Chevy Chase and Glenoaks Canyons will be evacuated, according to the city.
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