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By Charles Rich | November 18, 2008
TUJUNGA ? It?s a slice of property nestled along the foothills that?s seen many take to the range and short fairways. La Crescenta resident Jean Woody once brought her son and grandson to Verdugo Hills Golf Course when they were young to learn the basic fundamentals of the sport. The course hasn?t been forgotten by Woody, though she?s been wondering for months how much longer she and other local residents will have the opportunity to enjoy it. Woody was on hand Friday to help organize an 18-hole tournament that featured members from 17 Three-Par Assn.
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By Katherine Yamada | January 29, 2014
Glendale native Paul Ignatius, retired Secretary of the Navy, will be honored at this year's Glendale Educational Foundation event as a distinguished Hoover High alumnus. Born in 1920, Ignatius grew up on Columbus Avenue in a Spanish-style house with a red tile roof and five apricot trees in the backyard; a reminder of a time when the entire area was covered in orchards, he wrote in his memoirs, published in 2000. He started school at Field Elementary - a long walk, he recalled.
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July 19, 2000
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan MONTROSE PARK -- Verdugo Major Baseball All-Star Coach Jeremy Camacho isn't a confident man. Before Monday's game against Tujunga he expected his team to lose in the second chance bracket game of the Little League District 16 Tournament. Verdugo proved Camacho wrong as it defeated Tujunga, 11-3, at Montrose Park. "I didn't expect to win this game, our team came out hitting and Heather Brusokas pitched very well," said Camacho.
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By Katherine Yamada | April 23, 2014
Bowling alleys have been around in Glendale for many years. Some, such as Jewel City Bowl and the Montrose Bowl, are still here; others, such as the alley in Jensen's Palace Grand Shops on Brand Boulevard and the Glen Bowl on Colorado Boulevard, disappeared when the buildings were demolished or dramatically altered. One of the first alleys arrived in 1923, when the Glendale Recreation Center and Club opened in Jensen's with a tournament: Caswell's Gateway team versus Jensen Drugs, “an all-local match that will surprise you as to the class of bowlers that Glendale can produce,” as noted in an ad in the Glendale Evening News, March 1923.
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By Sharon Hales La Crescenta Member, Verdugo Hills Golf Course Committee | July 20, 2007
After reading recent reports regarding the possible closure of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course, one might be inclined to despair that saving the Verdugo Hills Golf Course is a lost cause. Far from it. The doomsday tone came from direct quotes by Dale Thrush, Planning Director to L.A. City Councilmember Wendy Greuel, which almost seemed congratulatory of MWH Developments' beefed-up plans to build 229 single family homes on the existing golf course and to scratch plans for an executive golf course.
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May 5, 2006
Crescenta Valley golfers are being offered half a loaf in the latest plan advanced by MWH Development Corporation for the 2.5 acre Verdugo Hills Golf Course in Sunland- Tujunga. The course, bought by MWH in 2004, is one of the last remaining recreation facilities in the area and a favorite destination for residents of the foothill communities. MWH proposes replacing the 18-hole course with 269 townhouses and condominiums, constructing a new 9-hole course with the rest of the 60-acre property.
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By Mary O’Keefe | July 8, 2009
TUJUNGA — Opponents of a controversial redevelopment plan for the Verdugo Hills Golf Course cheered a 30-day extension of a public comment period, saying it would give them more time to present their case. Dale Thursh , planning director for Los Angeles Council District 2 made the announcement Tuesday night to hundreds of area residents who had not expected the extension for public comment on the draft Environmental Impact Report. “It was an excellent meeting,” said Karen Zimmerman, member of the Save the Verdugo Hills Golf Course committee.
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July 13, 2009
I am currently 14. Last summer I contracted Crohn’s disease. I thought about golf because many of my family and friends play it, and I knew it would not be strenuous to my health. I started at Verdugo Hills Golf Course where it made me feel welcome to play. For more than 50 years it has been a part of our community here in La Crescenta. It is one of the few recreational open fields available in our town. The location is perfect for my father and me because we are both learning how to get to Tiger Woods’ level.
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May 10, 2008
News on golf course was encouraging Supporters of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course preservation efforts received encouraging news this week from Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel’s office. Planning Deputy Jim Dantona reported that a recent meeting to explore funding options for a Verdugo Hills Golf Course purchase went very well. The golf course has been deemed by L.A. City Golf Division to be in “serviceable” condition, which means the site will not necessitate any major overhauls to continue operations.
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By Katherine Yamada | April 23, 2014
Bowling alleys have been around in Glendale for many years. Some, such as Jewel City Bowl and the Montrose Bowl, are still here; others, such as the alley in Jensen's Palace Grand Shops on Brand Boulevard and the Glen Bowl on Colorado Boulevard, disappeared when the buildings were demolished or dramatically altered. One of the first alleys arrived in 1923, when the Glendale Recreation Center and Club opened in Jensen's with a tournament: Caswell's Gateway team versus Jensen Drugs, “an all-local match that will surprise you as to the class of bowlers that Glendale can produce,” as noted in an ad in the Glendale Evening News, March 1923.
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By Katherine Yamada | April 9, 2014
For a brief moment back in the late 1920s, Chevy Chase Drive connected the Biltmore resort hotel in Flintridge with the elegant Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The connection? A bus, a De Luxe Parlor Car Bus. The hilltop resort, first called the Flintridge Hotel, was the brainchild of Frank P. Flint, a retired senator, landowner and real estate magnate, and was designed by noted Southern California architect Myron Hunt, who also designed the Ambassador Hotel. Known as the father of Flintridge, Flint had opened some 1,500 of his acres for development in 1917.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 9, 2014
The family of a 21-year-old San Pedro man who was found dead inside a suitcase in Glendale is trying to raise funds to help pay for his funeral costs. It has been more than a week since Victor Manuel Moreno was discovered March 31 in the Verdugo wash near Glorietta and Woodland avenues in Glendale , but police still don't have any answers for his death. The news of the grim discovery was alarming to Moreno's mother, who had reported him missing to local police just days before, said his aunt, Lori Rosado.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 27, 2014
Registered nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital on Wednesday voted in favor of joining one of California's largest nursing unions in hopes, they said, of securing better retirement plans, improved staffing and other additional benefits. Ninety-six nurses, or 72%, voted to join the California Nurses Assn./National Nurses United while 38 cast their ballots in opposition. There are 150 nurses overall at the hospital. The vote aligns Verdugo Hills staff with approximately 800 nurses at USC's other Southland medical centers, including Keck Hospital and the Norris Cancer Center and Hospital.
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By Katherine Yamada | March 27, 2014
When Bruce Merritt, a longtime member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, volunteered to research the church's history in preparation for its 125th anniversary, he didn't realize that it would turn into a multiyear project. “I've always loved history and when Father Mark (the Very Rev. Canon Mark Weitzel) asked if somebody would do a little exhibit on the church's history, I volunteered,” Merritt said. “When I discovered that the church had detailed handwritten records all the way back to the 1880s, I got really interested.” Merritt realized that - beyond the bare facts of the church's founding and its transition into a large suburban church - was a greater story.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 21, 2014
Glendale Community College educators said this week they are confident they are meeting the demands for the workforce needs of the region. Don Nakamoto, executive director of the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board, told college officials that Los Angeles County officials predict a 3% growth in jobs in the area through 2014. He urged college officials to keep informed on local employers' needs in order to better train students to meet demand. “Without the employers there at the table telling us what their needs are…we're kind of working from the workforce side and education side in a vacuum, pretending to know what employers need,” he said.
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By Katherine Yamada | March 12, 2014
L.C. Brand's custom-made Tioga Wolf has always intrigued vintage car buffs and local historians, including Arlene Vidor, president of Associates of Brand Library & Art Center. In preparation for the grand reopening of the library later this month, Vidor set out to learn more about the vehicle. Some sleuthing on the Internet put her together with the car's owner who told her the Wolf is in pristine condition and has completed many Horseless Carriage Club of America tours. She also learned that it was built around 1913 by Moreland Truck Company in Burbank to Brand's specifications and used as transport to his then-remote hideaway, Tioga Lodge, in the Mono Lake area.
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By Katherine Yamada | February 26, 2014
The young children had just celebrated their first communion and had gathered on the lawn of the Tujunga home of John Steven McGroarty, California's Poet Laureate, to have their picture taken. McGroarty, an important figure in the history of Tujunga - and of the state - was born in Pennsylvania in 1862 and displayed his writing skills early in life. As a child, he had severe respiratory problems, and during one illness when he was just 10 years old, he wrote a poem that was published in the Boston Pilot.
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By Katherine Yamada | February 12, 2014
While browsing in an antique shop in Oregon last summer, a tiny, glass bottle filled with grains of rice caught my eye. I picked it up and read the label. “The daily ration for 750 children in 1 Near East [Armenian] Relief Orphanage is 40 pounds of rice, less than 7/8 ounce per child. For lack of this small amount, they are turning children away by the thousands. Will you help?" The label included the names of Samuel C. Lancaster as state chairman and J.J. Handsaker as director and included an address of 606 Stock Exchange Bldg., Portland, Ore. There was no date or any other information.
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By Katherine Yamada | January 29, 2014
Glendale native Paul Ignatius, retired Secretary of the Navy, will be honored at this year's Glendale Educational Foundation event as a distinguished Hoover High alumnus. Born in 1920, Ignatius grew up on Columbus Avenue in a Spanish-style house with a red tile roof and five apricot trees in the backyard; a reminder of a time when the entire area was covered in orchards, he wrote in his memoirs, published in 2000. He started school at Field Elementary - a long walk, he recalled.
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