June 2, 2010
M y husband and I have a disagreement about the dishwasher. He clings to the irrational belief that it's possible to overload it. I, on the other hand, subscribe to the enlightened view that, when it comes to dishes, there's always room for one more — even if you just made room for 20 other "one mores." So please don't tell him what happened in this column last week. The column was about the mistakes that can slip past even the best writers. I started by compiling a list of easily confused words, and then I started putting them into column form.
June 18, 2001
I was delighted to read that Charles E. Hed, a News-Press copy editor who died in World War II, had been added to Glendale's Veteran's Memorial this past Memorial Day (News-Press, May 29). Hed's name also appears on another memorial in Glendale that I don't think many people know about. Tucked away in the beautiful Court of Freedom at Forest Lawn Glendale is a memorial to the members of the press who died during World War II. The inscription reads, "o7 This memorial honors the integrity and selflessness of all who serve mankind by accurate and dispassionate appraisal of world events in peace or war. It is dedicated to the perpetual memory of those whose courageous adherence to an ideal in the battle zones of World War II made a final headline at the cost of their own livesf7 ."
April 22, 2002
I am a 24-year-old Armenian female. I was born here, my parents were born here, and half of my grandparents were born here. Both my grandfathers served in World War II; my great-grandfather served in World War I. I am just about as American as they get, and I am enraged by this woman's remarks. I am writing to whomever I can, including everyone I know, to do something about these horrible remarks and the hatred this woman has toward my people and me. I thank you for the article and bringing this issue to my attention.
September 6, 2012
Carl Louis Almquist Jr. was born in Glendale, California on October 4th, 1926 and passed away on August 16, 2012. He was born to Carl Louis Almquist Sr. and Nancy St. Clair who were married in 1924. Carl had one sibling, Catherine Almquist born in 1929. Carl originally lived in Beverly Hills where his parents purchased a home and then moved to Glendale, where his parents purchased their second home. Carl grew up in Glendale and attended Hoover High School where he enjoyed playing the violin.
February 1, 2012
Richard C. Snodgress, long-time Glendale resident passed away January 27, 2012. Born July 21, 1917 in Iowa Falls, Iowa, Richard attended Glendale schools and graduated with a degree in economics from U.C. L.A. He worked for Bank of America for 43 years until his retirement in 1982 and also was on the Board of Directors of the Kasler Corporation. During World War II he served as a Navy communications officer. Recently predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy, he is survived by sons James (Carol)
November 7, 2012
Students and faculty at Wilson Middle School paid tribute to four U.S. military veterans Wednesday as a part of the school's annual Veterans Day assembly. With Veterans Day still a few days away, guests of the assembly included World War II veterans Thomas Simms, Joseph Onesty and Richard Ostronik, as well as World War II and Korean War veteran and test pilot Bob Gilliland. “There is no other greater responsibility of a citizen than to wear the uniform of the military of the United States of America,” said school Principal Richard Lucas, “and we are honoring those people today.” Gilliland detailed his experiences in the wars and also spoke to students about being the first person to ever fly the SR-71 Blackbird, a reconnaissance aircraft that was produced in Burbank in the 1960s.
March 1, 2006
Matthew Jamgochian grew up and attended public schools in Glendale, which he has called home for more than 80 years. Jamgochian, 84, attended college before he served in the armed forces during World War II. After the war, he went back to school on the G.I. Bill and earned his teaching and school administration credentials. In 1949, Jamgochian started working for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He took part in educational radio and television programs and played host for a series of science-themed shows.
November 1, 2012
ST. GEORGE, UT: Robert Emery Lusby, 90, October 26, 2012 in Washington City, Utah. He was born October 09, 1922 in Glendale, California to Charles Raymond Lusby and Gertrude Carrie Wilson. He married Patricia Ann Heydenreich. They later divorced. He married Patricia Fry in Glendale, California on June 11, 1968. Bob was raised in Glendale, California on Pacific Avenue. He mowed lawns and enjoyed homegrown persimmons and avocados. He grew up fishing. Bob attended R.D. White Elementary (Doran Street School)
May 31, 2010
GLENDALE — A well-preserved black-and-white photograph of Maj. Arthur Lynch was delicately pinned Saturday on a cloth wall created in honor of war veterans. Kathy Lynch decorated her father's photograph with his World War II and Korean War badges for Saturday's inaugural Veterans' Memorial Program at Wellness Works, a holistic medicine center. The center provides free therapy services to active-duty service members, veterans and their family, who are stressed and suffering. "He was a great dad, but I didn't know him . . . and I didn't realize how much he was suffering," said Kathy Lynch, the center's director.
September 8, 2011
Lorraine Webber died 24 August at her home in Glendale after a long illness. She was 92. Doris Lorraine Burger was born 7 September 1918 in Brooklyn, New York. In the 1930's she moved with her family to Glendale, where she attended business school and worked for the Glendale Board of Education. At the outbreak of World War II she enlisted for the duration in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service), at that time the only unit in the Navy in which women were allowed to serve.