Archive for December 5th, 2009

Montrose-Glendale Christmas parade

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The Crescenta Valley High School band plays for the crowds at the 33rd Annual Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade on Honolulu Ave. in Montrose on Saturday, December 5, 2009. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

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Written by Raul Roa

December 5, 2009 at 11:21 pm

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Podcast on Coaches Aid

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Glendale News-Press Sports Editor Grant Gordon – yes, the same guy writing this blog – recently conducted his second podcast interview with old friend Ryan Lindgreen for the website Coaches Aid.

The topics at hand were the outlook for the area’s girls’ and boys’ basketball and soccer seasons. It’s good listening to hear me try and pull knowledge from my rear end during a live interview segment.

To listen to it, visit www.coachesaid.com, it’s the top entry under podcasts on the home page.

Written by Grant Gordon

December 5, 2009 at 7:39 pm

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St. Finbar Catholic Church to purchase property at 2600 W. Olive Ave. in Burbank

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St. Finbar Catholic Church in Burbank this weekend announced its plans to buy office property at 2600 W. Olive Ave. in Burbank. The announcement was made by the Rev. Albert Bahhuth, pastor of St. Finbar’s Church, in a letter to parishioners on the church website.

The purchase is part of the parish’s development plan called “Building on the Keystone,” the largest construction project at the church since 1950 when the original church was built.

According to the church’s website, “This plan is designed to provide the resource space and facilities needed to meet our mission and accommodate our community’s continuing growth”

“I’ve had numerous prayerful and practical consultations with our Pastoral, Finance and Ministry Leaders Councils, in order to explore the concept of purchasing this property,” said Bahhuth. “I believe this decision has resulted in a very smart financial move for our long-term facility operation and parish plan.”

Read the Rev. Albert Bahhuth’s letter to parishioners >>>

Written by Michael J. Arvizu

December 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Residents float around on Saturday

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Glendale residents helped out with the city of Glendale float, “America’s Pride,” at Phoenix Floats in Pasadena on Saturday, December 5, 2009.

Vincent Tam, 27, of Glendale, left, and Sarah Whang, 17, from Crescenta Valley High School, right, put on dry material on the head of the eagle on the city of Glendale float "America's Pride" at Phoenix Floats in Pasadena on Saturday, December 5, 2009. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

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Written by Raul Roa

December 5, 2009 at 3:47 pm

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Adams Square Merchants Association give free X-mas Carnival

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Free rides, including a ferris wheel, and free face painting were among some of the free stuff area residents were treated to by the ASMA on Saturday, December 5, 2009. 

Melanie Zakarian, 4 of Glendale, is all smiles and in holiday dress as she enjoys one of three free rides at the Adams Square Merchants Association Christmas Carnival in Glendale on Saturday, December 5, 2009. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

 

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Written by Raul Roa

December 5, 2009 at 3:43 pm

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Bethlehem marketplace at Village Church

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A marketplace to resemble one from the time of Jesus’ birth is being built at Village Church on Victory Blvd. in Burbank.

Sharon Crane paints fake logs as other volunteers build a nativity scene for a marketplace to resemble Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth, at Village Church in Burbank on Saturday, December 5, 2009. (Raul Roa/Leader)

 

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December 5, 2009 at 3:39 pm

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The Early Edition: Burbank Leader

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Officials: Supt. is leaving

WEST BURBANK — Little more than six months after taking over as the Burbank Unified School District’s superintendent, Kevin Jolly is expected to announce his resignation in a statement Monday, officials said.

City to hear antenna concerns

HILLSIDE — Opponents of a proposed T-Mobile wireless antenna at Brace Canyon Park plan to take their case to the City Council and Planning Board on Tuesday.

Chief candidates culled to 3

CITY HALL — A final announcement on Burbank’s interim police chief is expected next week after a panel interviewed the candidates Thursday and narrowed the pool of candidates from six to three, officials said.

Declawing on agenda

CITY HALL — After weeks of political wrangling and testimony, the City Council is slated to vote Tuesday on whether to immediately ban pet declawing.

31 named all-league

BURBANK — There were a wealth of fine accomplishments turned in this past season by the three area football teams — Burroughs, Burbank and Bellarmine-Jefferson highs.

2009-10 GIRLS’ WATER POLO SEASON PREVIEW:

BURBANK — With both teams making the postseason a year ago; it was a successful year for the Burbank High and Burroughs girls’ water polo teams.

Small Wonders: Be happy in any celebration

Let me say something that may deeply offend many of you; something so insidious and filled with controversy it has the power to tear apart a community and collapse our economy.

Written by Melanie Hicken

December 5, 2009 at 10:49 am

The Early Edition: Glendale News-Press

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The hills have eyes

A video camera is installed by city of Glendale communications technician Steve Fokarski at Quail Canyon Debris Basin in La Crescenta on Friday. The basin will be monitored remotely when hard rains come down during this winter season. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

GLENDALE — A rainstorm is expected to roll in Sunday night and continue through the early part of the week, causing hillside residents and officials to brace for what could be the biggest test yet for mudslide preparations.

Council settling in after fine 

CITY HALL — Days after state officials unsealed a $9,000 settlement agreement with Councilman Dave Weaver detailing campaign finance and reporting violations in 2005, his colleagues appeared ready to move on.

Candidates culled to 3

BURBANK CITY HALL — A final announcement on Burbank’s interim police chief is expected next week after a panel interviewed the candidates Thursday and narrowed the pool of candidates from six to three, officials said.

Officials: Burbank supt. leaving

BURBANK — Little more than six months after taking over as the Burbank Unified School District’s superintendent, Kevin Jolly is expected to announce his resignation in a statement Monday, officials said.

Wildcats go cold

BURBANK — For most of the night, the Renaissance Academy basketball team seemed destined to make another appearance in the championship game of the annual Bulldog Tip-Off Classic.

Senior leads way for CV

LA CRESCENTA — There were times during Friday night’s Falcon Classic pool-play contest when Crescenta Valley High standout Cassie Pappas wasn’t a factor at all.

Small wonders: be happy in education

Let me say something that may deeply offend many of you; something so insidious and filled with controversy it has the power to tear apart a community and collapse our economy.

Written by Melanie Hicken

December 5, 2009 at 10:39 am

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