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February 2, 2012
The women and children of this state are facing a crisis of major proportions. When California faces tough times, those times are even tougher for women and the families in their care. For the past several years, the state has consistently balanced its budget by cutting services to women and children. The California Commission on the Status of Women is needed now, more than ever, to ensure women are not unfairly burdened in this dire economy. It is the official voice of women in this state and advises the administration on gender equity issues.
By Mark Kellam, | July 15, 2011
State legislators honored six local women during a luncheon Friday for contributing to the business community and serving as role models. “Women make up a key part in the success of our economics and our recovery,” said keynote speaker Lisa Stevens of Wells Fargo Bank, adding that “women get better with age” because they are better at realizing perspective and learning from past experiences. Sen. Carol Liu and Assembly members Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge)
August 28, 2013
Since the Glendale Fire Department feels the need to fill their bloated staff with approximately 15 new employees, it is time for there to be some real reform in that department, which has no females on staff. Cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego have many women on board who are part of the fire department and its management staff. The fire department hides behind the usual scapegoat idea of “upper body strength” even though we have women in our military who are fighting all over the world.
March 14, 2012
Two women reported Tuesday that a motorist rolled his vehicle window down and began masturbating as he drove pass them, police said. The women, who were both 23, were walking for exercise about 8:38 p.m. on Kenneth Road near Merriman Drive when a white, four-door, 2002 Toyota Camry pulled up and stopped at a curb, according to Glendale police reports. The driver of the Camry rolled down the passenger side window as they were walking by it, and one of the girls looked inside the Camry and saw the motorist masturbating, prompting her to yell, according to reports.
By Rachel Kane | November 9, 2006
Nelson Nio is a man in a woman's world ? and he feels right at home. The self-defense instructor, producer of feminist theatrical events and rape-crisis counselor from Brentwood has recently thrown himself into the fight for women's rights. "I feel like I'm aligning everything that I do," Nio, 36, said. "I don't know. It just feels right." Members of the Glendale YWCA's Board of Directors also felt Nio was right. In June, they elected him as one of two men to serve on the board.
By Ani Amirkhanian | April 6, 2006
Glendale resident Charlotte Hogan believes in empowering women to take on leadership roles. Hogan, a volunteer and board member of the San Gabriel Valley Habitat For Humanity, is a mentor for women taking part in the Glendale Women's Build, a group of 20 women volunteers who are working to raise funds for Habitat For Humanity's upcoming Kenwood Project in Glendale. "Women have always had a soft spot in my heart," Hogan, 61, said. "This is a neat opportunity for us to bring women together to help build a future for families."
By Robert S. Hong | February 24, 2007
The Glendale Commission on the Status of Women announced its winners for the third annual Jewel of Glendale Award this week, selecting two women who they say have created exemplary results in their own lives and for the community. "This award is granted on the basis of succeeding despite obstacles in one's life," said Lana Haddad, city liaison to the commission. "It takes uncommon courage to make it through the challenges of everyday life." This year's winners were Cynthia "Chick" Benveniste, a cancer survivor and community activist, and Jeanne Brewer, owner of Acura of Glendale, who is highly involved with the community.
By Lisa Dupuy | January 30, 2010
Who would have thought that a little white-walled living room in a Montrose condominium could be such a hotbed of literary energy? Vicki Abelson did, and she still does as she moves into year two hosting monthly literary salons in the vein of 20th-century writer Gertrude Stein, who held salons in her Paris home. What started as a platform to workshop her recently completed novel, Vicki Abelson’s Women Who Write has become so much more. Accomplished writers and singers share their latest work in front of a welcoming and often raucous group of 30 or so women who may or may not be writers themselves.
June 29, 2007
Women from Verdugo Valley Baptist Church enjoyed their monthly evening "Ladies Meeting" at the home of Pat McLeod in La Crescenta. "Beautiful for Thee" is the theme for these meetings, taken from "He hath made every thing beautiful in his time" (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Candace Johnson, Pastor Jesse Johnson's wife, presided over the devotionals from the King James Version Bible and presented each woman with an inspiring pad of paper with pen titled "Abundant Blessings for a Woman's Heart."
By Brittany Levine, | April 30, 2014
Despite filing court documents this week opposing Glendale's request to dismiss a federal lawsuit calling for the removal of a city statue honoring women used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, the law firm representing those opposed to the memorial has resigned. The change comes after Mayer Brown, considered a top 20 global law firm, was criticized by several in the legal industry for taking on the case in the first place since the plight of the former sex slaves, known as comfort women, has been recognized by international historians and government officials in Japan and the United States.
By Charles Rich, | April 29, 2014
While competing in the Western State Conference championships, the members of the Glendale Community College men's and women's track and field teams had something more to fend off besides their opponents Friday. With a howling and frigid wind blowing throughout the majority of the meet at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, many of the Vaqueros were able to successfully conquer the opposition and the conditions. It turned out to be a big day in particular for Glendale women's distance runner Lizzy Nelson, who won a pair of events and helped the Vaqueros win the overall team competition.
By Charles Rich, | 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.
By Brittany Levine, | April 22, 2014
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on the Japanese government on Tuesday to “speak plainly” about a dark chapter in the country's history in which Korean, Chinese and other women were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. Standing next to a controversial Glendale memorial honoring the so-called “comfort women,” Schiff said clear recognition will pave the way for an improved diplomatic relationship between two...
April 16, 2014
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, April 16. Forecasters predict the high will be 75 and low 54 in the Glendale region. The top headlines in your area this morning : Attorneys for the city of Glendale asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city that calls for the removal of a local statue honoring women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. ...
April 15, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. It's Tuesday, April 15, 2014 and its expected to be a sunny day. National Weather Service forecasters predict a high of 81 and low of 46 in the Glendale region. Your top headlines this morning : Glendale city attorneys asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city that calls for the removal of a local statue honoring women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested at the Bob Hope Airport Sunday evening after he allegedly filmed another man urinating in a Terminal B bathroom, police said.
By Brittany Levine, | April 15, 2014
For the second week in a row, city officials have postponed a free self-defense class for women as the city attorney continues to review the legality of the gender-exclusive classes. The city and its Commission on the Status of Women host the popular classes annually in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but a letter sent by the National Coalition for Men questioning the classes' legality because they exclude men and boys prompted officials to put them on hold. The coalition, which was founded in 1977, claimed in its March 13 letter that barring men from the free self-defense training on public property violates equal-protection clauses of the state and federal constitutions.
By Brittany Levine, | April 14, 2014
Attorneys for the city of Glendale asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city that calls for the removal of a local statue honoring women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The request is the latest development in the controversial saga related to the so-called “comfort women” monument since Glendale installed the 1,100-pound, bronze memorial in Central Park in...
From Staff Reports | April 12, 2014
WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD Glendale Community College at Mt. SAC Relays: There were quite a few banner efforts for the Vaqueros at Saturday's meet in Walnut. Sophomore Justice Shank had the honor of delivering her team's lone victory by winning the high jump with a leap of 1.66 meters. Besides triumphs, Glendale also notched four additional top-three finishes, paced by sophomore Elizabeth Nelson, who took the silver in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4 minutes, 35.6 seconds.
By Charles Rich, | 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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