May 18, 2009
Confused about all these propositions on the May ballot? So are we. We’re two psychologists with a collective 43 years of schooling and 37 years of professional experience. And we can’t figure out how to vote on Proposition 1E. And don’t think that going to the Internet is going to help either. Because we went to more than a dozen websites, and read the actual text of the proposition from the California Voter Information website. We’re relatively smart people.
March 21, 2009
A hungry lunch crowd that included city employees and residents purchased meals Friday at a Burger King restaurant, which will be donating 10% of its sales to the Glendale Safe Place in the hopes of helping the organization stay afloat during the recession. The fundraiser was held at three Burger King restaurants — on Central Avenue, Colorado Street and Glenoaks Boulevard — for the Salvation Army’s nonprofit organization, which was looking for additional funding to support the program that is dedicated to helping troubled teens who need advice or a place a stay, said Meghan Bowra, the Safe Place coordinator.
January 16, 2009
We all want to fit in. We all are told that if you pay your dues, work hard and are a team player you will be rewarded. But what happens when you aren’t and your life, which appeared so well planned out, begins to falter? That would be difficult for anyone, but for a teenager it can be devastating. This is the issue facing Parker Stanhope, the key character in Tina Ferraro’s third book, “The ABC’s of Kissing Boys.” This time Ferraro, a Crescenta Valley resident, takes her readers into the world of girls’ soccer.
January 12, 2007
Active Adults in Christian Tranforming Service (AACTS), St. Philip's Ministry With Young Adults, presents its first young adult winter ball from 8 p.m. to midnight on Jan 13. Tickets are $15 per person at the door. To get tickets, send a check to St. Philip's Youth Ministry, 151 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena CA 91006. The event calls for formal attire and you must be 18 or older to attend. St. Philip's is at 151 S. Hill Ave. in Pasadena. For more information, call Beth Brown at (503)
November 3, 2006
California Highway Patrol is still investigating the vehicle accident late last month that resulted in the deaths of two local young adults. "At this time we are leaning toward the female as driver of the vehicle," said Officer Christian Cracraft of the California Highway Patrol. According to CHP, around 5 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, Daniel Morales, 23, of La Crescenta and Mallory Peck, 21, of Sunland were traveling westbound on the 210 freeway. The driver took the Ocean View Boulevard exit and for reasons unknown made an extreme right turn, became airborne and landed approximately 60 feet below on a residential street in Montrose.
September 18, 2006
Loss of Camp Fox is devastating to her My name is Ivy Hammond and I have been a camper at Camp Fox for several years. I was devastated to hear that the Glendale YMCA will not be renewing their lease after December, as were so many campers ("Glendale YMCA to lose Camp Fox lease," Sept. 8). A simple letter isn't enough to express how much this camp means not only to me, but to the directors, counselors and staff members, as well. Throughout the years, Camp Fox has become an escape from the world for kids all over Southern California.
April 30, 2005
ANI AMIRKHANIAN My friends and I marched on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday morning to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. It was, by all measures, a spectacle for the eyes and a display of cultural pride and patriotism. Allow me to describe the scene as best I can. Armenians young and old walked and chanted "Shame on Turkey," "1915 Never Again" and "Turkey run, Turkey hide, Turkey's guilty of genocide." Youth carried flags and signs of protest with statements that read "90 years of denial."
April 18, 2005
Local woman honored by Gas Co. La Crescenta resident Lysa Han was recognized in March by the Southern California Gas Co. for outstanding service as a customer service representative. The company employs more than 500 customer service representatives and recognized eight representatives, including Han, for distinctive service in 2004. In 2004, the company's customer service representatives matched their highest record in history for customer satisfaction, based on customer survey results.
April 16, 2005
Joyce Rudolph There'll be no sweet testimonials or white gloves at the In-Sight Youth Project fundraiser Sunday night at the Alex Theatre. Titled "Charity on the Edge," comedian Christopher Titus promises a night out for adults with edgy material delivered by today's most daring comics. On the ticket are Bill Maher, Joe Rogan from NBC's "Fear Factor" and Alonzo Bodden, winner of the "Last Comic Standing II." "If you thought 'Muppets on Ice' rocked, don't come to this," Titus said.
September 7, 2004
Young adults with a desire to help preserve nature can apply now with the California Conservation Corps. Corpsmembers work to protect natural resources and serve as emergency response forces. Work ranges between building trails, to filling sandbags and laying down protective plastic after a levee break in the San Joaquin Delta. No experience is necessary and corpsmembers are guaranteed a 40-hour workweek. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 23. Corpsmembers can earn their high school diplomas and college credits in the program.