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By Joyce Rudolph | April 29, 2014
Las Candelas received a certificate of appreciation from the YWCA of Glendale at its April meeting. Lisa Raggio, YWCA senior director, made the presentation to President Jeannie Flint. Las Candelas then presented a check to Raggio for the YWCA's community services. Raggio thanked the group for its continued support of the YWCA's programs. The YWCA seeks to empower and serve female military veterans. It also provides shelter and services for victims of domestic violence. In fiscal year 2013, the women's shelter took in 43 families (83 individuals)
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 5, 2013
Officials with the YWCA of Glendale continue making women in the military a priority. An inaugural runway luncheon, with the theme “We Carry On,” will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at the YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. Female veterans and professional models will showcase on the runway a workforce wardrobe for military women reintegrating into civilian life. Also planned is a live auction that will raise funds for the YWCA's Focus on Female Veterans programs and services. White House/Black Market will be showing its holiday collection under the theme “Wear What Works.” Toni Brooks, a fashion stylist and Army veteran, will coordinate the outfits while Makeovers That Matter will do the models' hair.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 26, 2011
Restoration of Pasadena's historic former YWCA building remains viable despite significant damage and decay, according to the most recent architectural assessment of the structure. Designed in 1921 by celebrated Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the South Marengo Avenue landmark has remained vacant and become increasingly derelict since its 1996 sale to an investment firm. Sue Mossman, executive director of the preservation group Pasadena Heritage, credits the Morgan building as setting an architectural tone for the Civic Center that influenced development of City Hall, the Central Library and the Civic Auditorium.
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By Connie K. Ho | October 19, 2013
Candles lined the stage, lighting life-sized cutouts of a mother and child. The darkened room at the YWCA in Glendale flickered with dozens of candles, quiet for a moment of silence as people lowered their heads as part of a vigil Thursday night to raise awareness of domestic violence. The event, hosted by the city's Commission on the Status of Women and the YWCA, coincides with October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month. "This is an important event; we all understand the issue and it's a major issue.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | August 6, 2010
GLENDALE — The executive director of the YWCA of Glendale was terminated Wednesday by the organization's Board of Directors — three months after she assumed the position, prompting a board member to resign in protest. In a special meeting Wednesday evening, the board voted to terminate Jacqueline Jones-Love in response to "substantial allegations" against her, according to interviews and written correspondence from board members. Jones-Love said she was stunned when board President Valerie Merritt and another board member met with her Thursday morning and told her they had "decided to make a change."
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March 18, 2003
The nomination deadline for the YWCA of Glendale's Women of Heart & Excellence Awards is rapidly approaching. The deadline is March 28 to let the YWCA know of a woman in the community whose professional and personal life has shown a commitment to improving the lives of women and girls. The nominee should be able to accept the award May 14 and live in Glendale, Burbank, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Eagle Rock, Silver Lake, Sun Valley or other neighboring areas.
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July 28, 2001
Amber Willard NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- YWCA members will soon be getting their pool back, as a YMCA facility. In an agreement announced Friday, the YWCA, which had closed its pool in June for financial reasons, will turn over its sports and fitness program to the YMCA. "We talked with the city's Parks and Recreation Department and a few other groups and decided this was the ideal partnership," said Wayne Page, second vice president of the YWCA.
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April 25, 2002
Tim Willert NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- The state has restored $4 million in funding for 10 domestic violence shelters, including one operated by the Glendale YWCA. The YWCA will receive $414,000 over the next two years to operate its shelter, which offers a variety of services, including a 24-hour hotline, a 45-day crisis center and two traditional housing programs "This is excellent news," YWCA Interim Executive Director Wayne Page said Tuesday.
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August 23, 2001
Tim Willert NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- A summer filled with financial uncertainty nearly cost the YWCA its Griffith Manor Child Development Center. The center survived, but site Director Noemi Abdessian has left to pursue other interests, YWCA Second Vice President Wayne Page confirmed Wednesday. "We were sorry to see her go," Page said. "She was very dedicated to the program and especially to the children." Abdessian, who ran the day-to-day operations of the center, resigned in July.
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January 23, 2004
Gary Moskowitz The YWCA of Glendale will be "ARTrageous" this weekend, and staff members want the community to join in the fun. The organization will hold its second annual ARTrageous Evening of Art at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the YWCA of Glendale, 735 E. Lexington Drive. The event includes a cocktail reception and art preview session at 5:30 p.m., followed by an art auction at 6:30 p.m. A few hundred pieces of art -- including lithographs, engravings, etchings, silk-screen prints, watercolor and oil paintings, and cartoons -- will be auctioned off at the fundraising event.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 29, 2014
Las Candelas received a certificate of appreciation from the YWCA of Glendale at its April meeting. Lisa Raggio, YWCA senior director, made the presentation to President Jeannie Flint. Las Candelas then presented a check to Raggio for the YWCA's community services. Raggio thanked the group for its continued support of the YWCA's programs. The YWCA seeks to empower and serve female military veterans. It also provides shelter and services for victims of domestic violence. In fiscal year 2013, the women's shelter took in 43 families (83 individuals)
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 15, 2014
This year's honorees receiving YWCA Heart and Excellence Awards will be thanked for their contributions in making life better for girls and women during the 17th annual Legacy luncheon on April 30 at the Oakmont Country Club. Congratulations to Roberta “Bobbi” Gangi, Laura Guillory, Gertrude Ness, Seda Khojayan and Sharon Townsend. The Jane O'Connor Volunteer Service Award will go to Jenna Schwartz, a senior at La Cañada High School. For tickets, call Virginia Ruiz at (818)
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 5, 2013
Officials with the YWCA of Glendale continue making women in the military a priority. An inaugural runway luncheon, with the theme “We Carry On,” will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at the YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. Female veterans and professional models will showcase on the runway a workforce wardrobe for military women reintegrating into civilian life. Also planned is a live auction that will raise funds for the YWCA's Focus on Female Veterans programs and services. White House/Black Market will be showing its holiday collection under the theme “Wear What Works.” Toni Brooks, a fashion stylist and Army veteran, will coordinate the outfits while Makeovers That Matter will do the models' hair.
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By Connie K. Ho | October 19, 2013
Candles lined the stage, lighting life-sized cutouts of a mother and child. The darkened room at the YWCA in Glendale flickered with dozens of candles, quiet for a moment of silence as people lowered their heads as part of a vigil Thursday night to raise awareness of domestic violence. The event, hosted by the city's Commission on the Status of Women and the YWCA, coincides with October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month. "This is an important event; we all understand the issue and it's a major issue.
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By Joyce Rudolph | August 20, 2013
The YWCA of Glendale recently honored the first graduating class in the Pathways financial literacy program sponsored by Sen. Carol Liu. Joyce Roys Aguilera, the senator's district representative, adapted the program to be used by clients in the YWCA's domestic violence program. The eight-week course ran from May to July and included guest speakers. "Joyce and Sen. Liu's staff have been extremely accommodating and inspiring to our clients," said Lisa Raggio, senior director of community services, development and communications.
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By Ruth Sowby | May 7, 2013
Orb won the Kentucky Derby after coming from 17th place on Saturday. It was a gloomy day in Churchill Downs but a bright, sunny day in Burbank. That's where the Glendale Association for the Retarded celebrated its 22nd annual Derby Day with the use of a giant screen at Pickwick Gardens so members and guests could enjoy the famed horse race in real time. GAR Executive Director Sandy Doughty greeted dozens of visitors. But she was upstaged by client Lynette Sparks in a southern plantation dress.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 4, 2013
Officials at the YWCA unveiled their Giving Tree during an early-evening reception on March 21. Proceeds from the sale of the tree's leaves support the many programs offered by the organization, like the Domestic Violence program. Executive Director Michelle Roberts talked about the history of the local YWCA and the international organization, then Lisa Raggio, senior director of Community Services, Development & Communications, discussed the future with the more than 30 supporters attending.
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January 11, 2013
On behalf of the Glendale Unified School District and the Board of Education, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the R.D. White staff, and to the Glendale Police and Fire departments, Whole Foods Market, and the YWCA for assisting us in the evacuation of our students at R.D. White Elementary on Monday, Jan. 7. The police and fire department's prompt response and timely handling of the event ensured the safety of our students, parents and...
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By Liana Aghajanian | November 28, 2012
A two-week event that aims to raise awareness about gender violence began this week and will continue until early December in an effort to engage local, national and international communities and strengthen work about a global problem that knows no color or class. Given the fact that, according to the World Health Organization, up to 70% of women experience physical and sometimes sexual violence by a partner at some point in their lives, organizers have put together the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, which began on Nov. 25, the International Day Against Violence Against Women, and International Human Rights Day, “in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights,” according to the Center for Women's Global Leadership.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 19, 2012
Joanne Meraz was a successful businesswoman who had everything, except a loving relationship. But when she finally found a partner, her dream was turned upside down. He initially made her feel special, but soon he became violent. Meraz was trapped “between four walls” in an abusive relationship that left her penniless and friendless, and stopped her from communicating with her son. “I lived like that for about a year and started to lose my mind, my soul and myself,” she said.
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