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By Mary O'Keefe | August 18, 2006
A young girl from Los Angeles who just turned 17 a month ago, was struck and killed by a pickup truck at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 210 Freeway near the Lowell Avenue exit. According to California Highway Patrol Officer K. Faciane, the girl was traveling eastbound on the 210 Freeway, west of Lowell Avenue, when she rear ended a 2000 Kenworth dump truck which disabled her vehicle. The driver of the dump truck pulled forward and over to the right shoulder. The girl left her car in the number two lane and walked to the left shoulder.
NEWS
September 10, 2004
Jobyna Cynthia Casey, born Oct. 22, 1935, in Painsville, Ohio, passed away in Palm Springs on Saturday, Sept. 4, at the age of 68. Jobyna was married to Joseph Casey in Painsville in 1957; the couple moved to La Crescenta to raise their family. The Caseys recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary and split time living in La Crescenta and Palm Springs. For 40 years, Jobyna was well known in her profession as a bridal consultant and was considered an icon in the bridal business.
NEWS
September 18, 2000
I am trying again to say what I mean about Glendale's homeless shelter. The Catholic nun, Mother Teresa, who worked among the homeless and poor, said when we see a homeless person, we are looking at Jesus Christ in a distressing disguise. We may also be looking at the son or daughter, brother or sister, of our own Glendale neighbors and friends, without knowing it. I learned this many years ago when I saw a beautiful young girl barefoot and filthy lying on the pavement in front of our church every Sunday morning.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | April 29, 2008
  At 9:30 a.m. today (Tuesday, April 29) two men surprised a 15-year-old girl when they forced their way into her Lowell Avenue home off the Foothill (210) Freeway, tied her up and stole jewelry, cash and other personal items.   The Glendale Police Department is asking for the public’s help in this home invasion robbery, which took place in the 4300 block of Lowell Avenue. According to Sgt. Tom Lorenz, the young girl was home alone when the two men knocked at the door.
NEWS
July 11, 2012
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) gave a shot out to the Montrose Search and Rescue team Wednesday while addressing his colleagues in the House, citing a June 29 incident in which members found and resuscitated a drowning toddler. The team had been searching for a missing 33-year-old Bakersfield hiker in the Angeles National Forest when they came upon the 1-year-old girl face down in a pool of water near a picnic area. Reserve deputies Mike Leum and Janet Henderson aided the girl, who was flown to Northridge Hospital for treatment.
COMMUNITY
October 11, 2012
Concepcion G Garcia, better known as "Concha" and "Connie" amongst her relatives and friends, passed away September 30, 2012 at the age 87 after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Marcos, son Ronald, both of Burbank, and son William of FL. An infant daughter, Linda Ann, her parents, Apolonia T. Ontiveros and Nicolas Gonzalez, and a grandmother she loved dearly, Apolonia Tellez, had preceded her in death. Mrs. Garcia was a loving wife and mother, and friends described her as being "a classy lady.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
Jerry Lane Have you ever been to Mesa, Ariz.? It's the third-largest city in the Grand Canyon State and its public relations organizations call it one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. We've been visiting my sisters there several times each year since 1983 and the expanding traffic situation there in that period of time makes me believe they might be telling the truth. When we arrived there on Wednesday, the main roads around the city looked like Los Angeles at rush hour.
NEWS
November 27, 2004
Robert Chacon For the sixth consecutive year, the Crescenta Valley High School girls' varsity soccer team is not just getting lessons in sportsmanship, but in community service as well. Each year, Falcons have collected pajamas to donate to cancer patients at the City of Hope in Duarte. The deadline for the collection this year is Tuesday. The girls deliver the pajamas to the patients and then have a huge pajama party at the hospital for the patients.
NEWS
July 28, 2005
Real loss to our community and our world. I have asked myself over and over again why, and I know I will never get an answer. I keep thinking that when I show up to the park I will be greeted by a hug and a smile like always by one of the most genuine girls that I have ever met, but that will no longer happen. Annemarie was one of the best people that I know. I had never ever heard her say a bad word about anyone, and you know how young girls can be. She was as real as it gets.
NEWS
December 21, 1999
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER - Santa Claus doesn't always make it to Yonorelda Pineda's house so she was happy to bring her two children to St. Nick this year. The Pinedas were among the estimated 1,000 low-income families from throughout the Los Angeles area invited to a Christmas party Monday sponsored by the hospital and the Glendale Health Center of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. When her children, Alejandro, 7, and Ana, 9, ask why they don't get presents like other kids in their Glendale neighborhood, Pineda makes excuses for Santa Claus.
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COMMUNITY
October 23, 2012
Margie, as she was known to most of her friends, was born in Washington DC. At an early age she moved to Berkeley, California. As a young child she was entrusted with many of the responsibilities of caring for her younger sisters, Helen and Anne. When Margie was a teenager her family left California and moved to Kansas City where she graduated from Shawnee Mission Rural High School. Her family then returned to Southern California where she enrolled in college and began to study art. The first time Margie met Vance Nelson, it was at a party of a mutual friend.
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COMMUNITY
October 11, 2012
Concepcion G Garcia, better known as "Concha" and "Connie" amongst her relatives and friends, passed away September 30, 2012 at the age 87 after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Marcos, son Ronald, both of Burbank, and son William of FL. An infant daughter, Linda Ann, her parents, Apolonia T. Ontiveros and Nicolas Gonzalez, and a grandmother she loved dearly, Apolonia Tellez, had preceded her in death. Mrs. Garcia was a loving wife and mother, and friends described her as being "a classy lady.
NEWS
July 11, 2012
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) gave a shot out to the Montrose Search and Rescue team Wednesday while addressing his colleagues in the House, citing a June 29 incident in which members found and resuscitated a drowning toddler. The team had been searching for a missing 33-year-old Bakersfield hiker in the Angeles National Forest when they came upon the 1-year-old girl face down in a pool of water near a picnic area. Reserve deputies Mike Leum and Janet Henderson aided the girl, who was flown to Northridge Hospital for treatment.
THE818NOW
February 9, 2012
Burbank police today issued a warning after three young girls said a man tried to pick them up in his truck as they walked home on Wednesday. The girls, ages 10 and 11, flagged down police officers at about 4:25 p.m. after running away from the man in the 500 block of East Cypress Avenue. The girls told officers that the man, who appeared to be in his 40s, stopped his pickup truck and tried to convince them to "come on and get in," according to police. He was described as being white with dark brown hair and thick stubble on his face, and was wearing short-sleeve blue shirt and driving a mid-size gray pickup truck.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | June 22, 2009
To many, the traditional images of scientists and engineers were of men, but at Jet Propulsion Laboratory that stereotypical representation vision has never been the case. “There are a fair number of women here,” said Joy Crisp, Mars Science Laboratory deputy project scientist. Crisp, along with fellow MSL scientists and engineers Jamie Waldo, lead mobility engineer; Julie Townsend, robotics engineer and robot driver; and Suparna Mukherjee, sampling engineer, has had a love of science for many years.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | April 29, 2008
  At 9:30 a.m. today (Tuesday, April 29) two men surprised a 15-year-old girl when they forced their way into her Lowell Avenue home off the Foothill (210) Freeway, tied her up and stole jewelry, cash and other personal items.   The Glendale Police Department is asking for the public’s help in this home invasion robbery, which took place in the 4300 block of Lowell Avenue. According to Sgt. Tom Lorenz, the young girl was home alone when the two men knocked at the door.
FEATURES
By Ani Amirkhanian | January 24, 2008
Volunteering is how Glendale resident Ginny Chien explores different career paths. “It also provides me with an avenue to do something that I enjoy,” said Chien, 32. For the last four months, Chien has been mentoring a young girl at Five Acres, a residential treatment center for abused and neglected children in Altadena. She visits the 9-year-old regularly. “It’s something that helps her have a positive interaction with an adult,” Chien said, adding that Five Acres volunteers partner with youngsters who don’t often get visitors.
FEATURES
By Ani Amirkhanian | February 21, 2007
Florence Coutin was 6 years old when she started dancing. That was 78 years ago. She not only danced on stage, but she used her acrobatic skills to enhance her performances. Coutin practiced for hours and learned how to be a contortionist. She gained enough flexibility to do back-flips and the splits and even danced wearing roller skates. But her career in dance was short-lived. Coutin left the world of dance at the age of 16 and started working before she got married.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | August 18, 2006
A young girl from Los Angeles who just turned 17 a month ago, was struck and killed by a pickup truck at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 210 Freeway near the Lowell Avenue exit. According to California Highway Patrol Officer K. Faciane, the girl was traveling eastbound on the 210 Freeway, west of Lowell Avenue, when she rear ended a 2000 Kenworth dump truck which disabled her vehicle. The driver of the dump truck pulled forward and over to the right shoulder. The girl left her car in the number two lane and walked to the left shoulder.
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