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, 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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Written by Raul Roa

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.


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