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November 22, 2011
The students of Montrose Christian Montessori School recited a poem and sang a song in honor of veterans who visited their school in November. The visiting veterans included Mike Baldwin, who served in Vietnam; Manuel Ramos, who served on the U.S.S. Nimitz; Roy Allmon, who served in Congo; and Warren Spayth, who served in Vietnam. Spayth encouraged the children to serve their country in some way. “Joining the military is not for everyone,” he said. “However, there are multiple ways to volunteer and serve our country.”
NEWS
May 27, 2011
There is a tendency on Memorial Day, even now with U.S. troops stationed across a restive Middle East, to focus on the past. With two World Wars, Vietnam, the Korean War and other military conflicts under our collective belt, there is certainly much to memorialize. But as cities across the nation are starting to realize, an influx of new, younger military veterans returning home from current tours of duty is forcing some adjustments. From Burbank to the Foothills, our local communities have long traditions of honoring those who have served their country in the military.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 11, 2010
GLENDALE — Life hasn't been the same for 24-year-old Christopher Chappelle since he was deployed twice to Iraq and Afghanistan while in the Navy. During his four years in the Navy, Chappelle was never stationed on the ground. He lived on the USS Enterprise at sea from January 2005 to September 2008. "When I first got out, I was really depressed," he said. "There was a lot on my mind. I wasn't sleeping, had a lot of anxiety and wasn't sure what I was going to do. " Since off active duty, the paychecks stopped.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 8, 2013
Franklin Magnet School honored 17 veterans during a campus assembly Thursday. The veterans were either connected to American Legion Glendale Post 127 or to the school's students. For decades, the elementary school has hosted local veterans on campus, where Ana Jones, a teacher specialist, said they are touched by the recognition. “Every year, they get very emotional that we invite them,” she said. “They just feel like it's such a great honor.” The elementary students read the veterans' names out loud, sang songs and read a poem written by the schools' sixth-graders.
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By Sal Polcino | February 4, 2014
The two-story home at West Broadway and Pacific, built in 1929, may look like many other old homes in Glendale, but inside is an organization whose sole purpose is to help heal military veterans. A sign above the driveway reads, “Welcome Home Veterans... and Thanks!” About 100 veterans come home to Wellness Works on a regular basis for treatment and a sense of community. Former Marine Patrick Ignacio served in southeast Asia. One of the newer clients, Ignacio has been coming to the facility since late November and tries to take advantage of all the services offered.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | August 28, 2010
CITY HALL — Local military veterans will soon have access to a pilot program that would combine rental assistance with job training and other help as part of a slew of proposals approved by the City Council this week. The City Council and the Housing Authority, absent of Mayor Ara Najarian, voted to create the pilot program while city officials vet a controversial proposal to reopen the long waiting list for Section 8 rental assistance, a federally sponsored program that uses vouchers to subsidize rent payments, to give military veterans higher priority.
NEWS
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | May 19, 2011
A job fair for military veterans planned for Friday at the Glendale National Guard Armory has been canceled due to what officials said was a lack of uniformed personnel to handle the event. The fair, organized by the California Economic Development Department, was aimed at connecting veterans with potential employers — including Macy’s, public safety agencies and staffing firm Manpower — and other job services, such as resume help and interviewing techniques. But in a notice sent out by organizers this week, “circumstances beyond our control” had forced them to cancel the event.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 27, 2013
Veterans with special license plates will soon get to park for free at metered spaces in Glendale. The City Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday that would allow veterans with license plates showing they had received a Congressional Medal of Honor, Purple Heart or a number of other military honors known as the Legion of Valor to park for free. Veterans with licenses showing they are former American prisoners of war or Pearl Harbor survivors will also get the perk. The ordinance must still be officially approved at a meeting next week, but with all the council members on board, it's likely to pass.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | June 28, 2011
Regional workforce officials say they plan to use a $465,000 federal grant to train local military veterans for a rebounding manufacturing industry. The Verdugo Workforce Investment Board plans to use about half the funds to train veterans to manufacture tools and equipment using computer numerical control, or CNC, technology. The technology, which allows for precise machining of engine parts and specialized tools, is used widely among regional manufacturers serving aviation and other industries.
NEWS
August 28, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Veterans from the area and beyond will gather today to support Rep. James Rogan (R-Glendale) in his run for reelection against state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale). Veterans and fellow House Republicans, Randy Cunningham of San Diego and Sam Johnson from Texas, will appear at the Rogan rally, according to a news release. As a member of the U.S. Navy, Cunningham earned several medals during the Vietnam War. Johnson spent nearly seven years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and was also highly decorated, the release said.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
Garrett Ohara is used to following in Alex Rivera's footsteps down the career path at Flintridge Prep. In 2000, Ohara succeeded Rivera as the school's boys' basketball coach before building a program that would go on to win 12 Prep League championships and one CIF Southern Section championships in the next 14 seasons. Now, Ohara will take over for Rivera as the school's athletic director, a position held by Rivera since 1986. Ohara, a 1984 Flintridge Prep graduate who has served the past couple of years as Rivera's assistant athletic director, will take over the reins in full on July 1. “It was an honor to take over for Alex in basketball and will be the same as the athletic director,” said Ohara, 48, who guided Flintridge Prep to a CIF Southern Section Division V-AA championship in 2011.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 19, 2014
Standing in a massive, 15-feet deep hole, city officials broke ground on a 44-unit affordable housing project that will give preferences to veterans on Wednesday. The $20.4 million project for low-income residents at 327-331 W. Salem St. is expected to be under construction for 15 to 18 months. Councilman Frank Quintero, a Vietnam War veteran and chair of the city's Veterans Coalition, acknowledged that the city officials were united in their support of the housing project, called Veterans Village, since its inception, but noted their dedication to veterans issues shouldn't end there.
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By Sal Polcino | February 4, 2014
The two-story home at West Broadway and Pacific, built in 1929, may look like many other old homes in Glendale, but inside is an organization whose sole purpose is to help heal military veterans. A sign above the driveway reads, “Welcome Home Veterans... and Thanks!” About 100 veterans come home to Wellness Works on a regular basis for treatment and a sense of community. Former Marine Patrick Ignacio served in southeast Asia. One of the newer clients, Ignacio has been coming to the facility since late November and tries to take advantage of all the services offered.
NEWS
By Jonny Whiteside | January 31, 2014
When veteran guitarist Bob Summers hits the stage at Pasadena jazz joint Red White & Bluezz next Saturday, it'll be much more than a hometown hoedown. The 74-year-old Pasadena-born musician's family helped pioneer the Los Angeles music scene, performing gospel, country, pop and rock 'n' roll, almost from the ground up. Summers' parents were singing spirituals on KPCC in the 1930s and his older sister Iris regularly performed with Singing Cowboy star Jimmy Wakely as part of western vocal trio the Sunshine Girls.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 16, 2014
For the second time, the idea of changing the name of Central Park to Veterans Park fell flat with a lower-level city commission, which recommended earlier this week that the City Council wait until future capital improvements near the park are complete before considering renaming it. Back in 2011, the City Council decided to not change the name, as recommended by a local veterans group. Now, council members want to consider the name swap again, but it's city policy to first get a recommendation from the appointed members of the Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 8, 2013
Franklin Magnet School honored 17 veterans during a campus assembly Thursday. The veterans were either connected to American Legion Glendale Post 127 or to the school's students. For decades, the elementary school has hosted local veterans on campus, where Ana Jones, a teacher specialist, said they are touched by the recognition. “Every year, they get very emotional that we invite them,” she said. “They just feel like it's such a great honor.” The elementary students read the veterans' names out loud, sang songs and read a poem written by the schools' sixth-graders.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | November 5, 2013
Officials with the YWCA of Glendale continue making women in the military a priority. An inaugural runway luncheon, with the theme “We Carry On,” will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at the YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. Female veterans and professional models will showcase on the runway a workforce wardrobe for military women reintegrating into civilian life. Also planned is a live auction that will raise funds for the YWCA's Focus on Female Veterans programs and services. White House/Black Market will be showing its holiday collection under the theme “Wear What Works.” Toni Brooks, a fashion stylist and Army veteran, will coordinate the outfits while Makeovers That Matter will do the models' hair.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kirk Silsbee and By Kirk Silsbee | August 14, 2013
When jazz singer Julie Kelly takes a stage, she does so with authority. A local veteran, she has the ease of control in her presentation. Indeed, for the jazz-listening public, it's hard to imagine the tall, imposing Kelly doing anything else in her life. It's not a studied pose. "At this point," she states, "I don't do a lot of formulating. " That ability to trust her instinct is the result of a career that has bred her artistic convictions. Kelly will bring that sure-footed quality to Mambo's in Glendale on Tuesday.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | July 18, 2013
Two planned affordable housing projects that will give priority to military veterans have received millions more in state and federal subsidies. On Tuesday, the City Council, in its dual role as the Housing Authority, approved giving Veterans Village and Cypress Senior Living about $1.8 million, and a state commission recently doled out $1.5 million for the projects. Veterans will be given priority in applying for the new 44-unit Veterans Village at 327-331 W. Salem St. and the 18-unit Cypress Senior Living, a rehabilitation project at 311 E. Cypress St. The city's extra funding - $1.28 million for Veterans Village and $531,000 for Cypress Senior Living - came after the city discovered additional federal money that had to be used or risk being returned to Washington, D.C. In addition to the federal loans, Veterans Village and Cypress Senior Living also netted $1.2 million and $300,000, respectively, from a state commission charged with doling out federal tax credits.
SPORTS
By Robert Fulton, Special to the News-Press | July 5, 2013
GLENDALE - It was just one of those baseball games where the Crescenta Valley 10-11 All-Star team could do no wrong, and the Foothill-Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans squad couldn't catch a break. “Our team is from top to bottom capable,” said Crescenta Valley Coach Dean Baker. “All 12, 13 kids can definitely hit the ball. We look for them to put up good numbers all through out.” And they certainly put up good numbers, as Crescenta Valley defeated Foothill, 24-0, in the opening round of the District 16 tournament at Montrose Park on Friday.
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