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July 9, 2001
Alecia Foster Members of the Christian Outreach for Armenians' youth group were busy scrubbing cars Saturday at J & M Chevron station. The car wash was part of a fund-raising effort for the group. Some of the proceeds will go toward a houseboat trip for the youth group. Another portion will be used toward a trip to Armenia some of the members will be taking in August. Outreach supports an orphanage there and several members will be visiting and taking the children on a trip to the mountains, said Samuel Sarkissian, assistant pastor for the group.
FEATURES
January 26, 2007
Jeremy Serrano will be assisting Pastor Bruce Johnson in Christian education at Lutheran Church in the Foothills, at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. Serrano's new title is director of children, youth and family ministry. The plan is to set up and enhance Christ-based programs for all people ? from the very young to the oldest ? who want to learn Christian values. He is currently studying at Fuller Seminary and hopes to become an ordained pastor in the future. Jeremy is 26 years old, married to Jessica, and they have a 2-year-old daughter, Caedmon.
NEWS
September 4, 2004
That shiny new car could also help local students if you happened to buy it at Glendale Nissan's "World's Greatest Tent Sale" this weekend. The sale, which runs today through Monday, will generate $50 apiece for every car sold to benefit Hoover High School's Associated Student Body and We Care For Youth organization. We Care For Youth is a local nonprofit dedicated to stopping youth violence. Today's sale is the first time the dealership will donate a dollar amount of every car sale to charity.
NEWS
January 12, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta DOWNTOWN -- By picking up trash and painting over graffiti on city streets, a group of area young people may do more than just improve the look of downtown Glendale. Middle and high school students from the Christian Outreach for Armenians Church at Glendale Presbyterian Church plan to take on the upkeep of several downtown blocks this year, something Pastor Daniel Albarian hopes will show these kids care about their community.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Bolger | June 6, 2009
Without exception, the Glendale Youth Orchestra is something special. The stunningly talented youth group packed a mesmerizing classical performance with selections from Mozart and Mendelssohn, in celebration of its 20th anniversary season finale Tuesday at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. The concert, under the gifted hand of Conductor Brad Keimach, who is Juilliard trained and a protégé of Leonard Bernstein, highlighted the youth orchestra’s exceptional talent with an efficiently laid out program worthy of a Disney Hall audience.
NEWS
June 24, 2005
Mark R. Madler With 30 minutes to go before the start of their graduation, seniors at Hoover High School were still straggling into the school's auditorium. At the front, standing before a microphone stand, was Hoover Co-Principal Kevin Welsh, who advised the soon-to-be-graduates to focus on the moment at hand and to let their nervousness out before getting to the athletic field where commencement was taking place. "We're going to do this once, and we're going to do it right," Welsh said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 19, 2009
The youth group of the First Congregational Church of Glendale created two live Nativity shows with musical accompaniment and narration Friday night. It was the second year for the event, said Christopher Holder, music director of the church. “I’m from Mississippi, and the church I attended there used to do a live Nativity,” he said. “I wanted to bring that tradition to this congregation.” Ten people ranging from sixth grade to college portrayed the actors.
NEWS
October 17, 2003
KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN This past weekend, I had the honor of performing a wedding for a couple who grew up in my youth group when I was a youth pastor. The young man has regularly attended church and the young lady was someone who knew nothing of a relationship with Christ -- until she came to one of our youth rallies. There, she met the man she would marry and found faith in our youth group. Six years have passed, and it was a tremendous blessing to pronounce them husband and wife after witnessing their struggles as adolescents.
NEWS
March 28, 2002
Janine Marnien MONTROSE -- On an Indian reservation in Arizona on Easter Sunday in 1980, Mark Yeager first realized he wanted to spend his life working with teens. A self-described troubled youth, Yeager had little supervision growing up and spent his preteen and teen years trying to get through the challenges life presented him. "I was just looking for ways out of the situations I was in," Yeager said. "I just decided to give it all up and at that moment I knew I was going to work with youth."
NEWS
June 27, 2003
Have you ever entered into a new type of work or position feeling you could make a difference or do the job a bit better than your predecessor? Perhaps a bit of pride was involved? Maybe you had never actually worked in the field before, but you were sure you would go where no man or woman had gone before with your innovative ideas. I call this good old-fashioned rookie syndrome. My personal definition of this is someone who goes into a job, ministry or other endeavor where they have been recently educated in the field or are replacing someone else's position.
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November 1, 2013
Beloved mother and wife, Ginny Morrow passed away peacefully on October 17, surrounded by her family. Virginia Kaspar was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the only child of Jack and Nelle Kaspar. She grew up on the North side of Chicago until she reached her teens. In 1940, the family moved to Glendale, California, where her father was employed by Jet Propulsion Laboratories in nearby Pasadena. Ginny, as she was called, attended Herbert Hoover High School and was active in the Glendale Presbyterian Church, participating in the youth group, choir, and Christian Endeavor.
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NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 22, 2011
The Glendale Bears Youth Football and Cheerleading organization has begun the painful process of paying its debts after coming to terms with twice being defrauded of tens of thousands of dollars. While the group has been making strides to reduce its financial burden, its leadership faces the challenge of rebuilding the community's trust. “We are going to pull together,” the group's co-treasurer Maria Mota said. “We are not going to bend the rules. It has to run like an organization.” Tina Marquez, the organization's former president, pleaded not guilty this week to grand theft and forgery after allegedly embezzling $42,228 from March 12, 2009 to Sept.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | January 10, 2011
Local Armenian Youth Federation members were busy chopping onions and stirring boiling mamounia Sunday morning as a part of a fundraiser for an orphanage in Ghapan, Armenia. A joint effort between the Glendale and South Bay chapters, Sunday's breakfast at the Armenian Cultural Foundation's Glendale Youth Center was the second year the groups joined together to help Glendale's sister city. Last year's breakfast raised around $1,000, according to Chair of the Armenian Youth Federation's South Bay Chapter Armen Karapetyan.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 4, 2010
GLENDALE — The former president of the Glendale Bears Youth Football and Cheerleading organization has been charged with disability insurance fraud and forgery stemming from another job. Tina Marquez, 41, was ousted from the nonprofit youth sports organization last month after members discovered $29,000 in unpaid debt, which had amassed under her leadership. Glendale police detectives are also investigating allegations that she embezzled up to $43,000 from the organization, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 19, 2009
The youth group of the First Congregational Church of Glendale created two live Nativity shows with musical accompaniment and narration Friday night. It was the second year for the event, said Christopher Holder, music director of the church. “I’m from Mississippi, and the church I attended there used to do a live Nativity,” he said. “I wanted to bring that tradition to this congregation.” Ten people ranging from sixth grade to college portrayed the actors.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | September 28, 2009
GLENDALE — Eight hikers were rescued Saturday from hiking trails above Brand Park after they became dehydrated and exhausted from heat during their trek, fire officials said. Glendale firefighters searched the Verdugo mountainside for the hikers, who were members of a Los Angeles-based youth group, after receiving their cell-phone calls about 3:12 p.m. Saturday, Capt. Vincent Rifino said. “Definitely, heat was a factor,” he said. Temperatures reached 100 degrees Saturday afternoon, overwhelming the hikers on the trail, Rifino said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Bolger | June 6, 2009
Without exception, the Glendale Youth Orchestra is something special. The stunningly talented youth group packed a mesmerizing classical performance with selections from Mozart and Mendelssohn, in celebration of its 20th anniversary season finale Tuesday at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. The concert, under the gifted hand of Conductor Brad Keimach, who is Juilliard trained and a protégé of Leonard Bernstein, highlighted the youth orchestra’s exceptional talent with an efficiently laid out program worthy of a Disney Hall audience.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | April 24, 2009
GLENDALE — The Glendale Bears Youth Football and Cheerleading hasn’t recovered financially from the more than $30,000 embezzled from the group last year, putting the coming season in jeopardy. The organization, established nearly 40 years ago, has a debt of $15,000 stemming from the theft by their former treasurer, Glendale Bears President Tina Marquez said. If the organization doesn’t pay down their deficit, she said, they might not play the 2009-10 season.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | March 17, 2009
GLENDALE — When Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ water polo team entered the 2008-09 season, it did so with only two returning starters — Taylor Kuh and Olivia Trimis — expected to lead the way. They did just that, helping a young group of Falcons progress and ultimately finish second in the Pacific League and in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division IV tournament. Thus, it was only fitting that Trimis and Kuh were rewarded with first-team All-Pacific League honors.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | December 9, 2008
BURBANK — A former treasurer of the Glendale Bears Youth Football and Cheerleading organization was sentenced Monday to serve 180 days in a county jail and three years’ probation for stealing more than $30,000 from the group. Louella Lucas Ragland, 39, of Los Angeles took a plea deal in Burbank Superior Court that offered a lesser sentence than the maximum three years in state prison for felony embezzlement, Judge Patrick Hegarty said. “Get over to probation and stay out of trouble,” he said.
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