The Early Edition: Glendale News-Press

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Kindergarten parents Michael and Crystal Rieger, left, cross a symbolic wall and enter classroom where German Kindergarten and first grade students wait for parents at Franklin Elementary School in Glendale on Thursday. The students are learning about the history of the Berlin Wall. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

Students tear down that wall
After hearing President Ronald Reagan’s notable phrase, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” Franklin Elementary School students tore through a replica of the Berlin Wall, a symbolic move that demonstrated freedom between East and West Germany.

Toy drive gets derailed
GLENDALE — Local firefighters say they’re struggling to fill orders for toy donations in the wake of Metrolink’s decision to cancel a main collection drive last week.

Teaming up against youth drug use
GLENDALE — A coalition of parents, educators, law enforcement officials and other community stakeholders have decided to meet monthly in an effort to combat illicit drug use among Crescenta Valley students.

Burbank names interim chief
DOWNTOWN — Scott LaChasse, a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department who went on to serve as vice president of security and emergency services at Paramount Pictures Corp., has been named interim police chief for Burbank.

Falcons heat up the holidays
GLENDALE — While the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team wouldn’t have exactly experienced a white Christmas by spending the entirety of December in the mild climate of Southern California, the Falcons are pretty much guaranteed to have a warm winter break now that they have jetted off to Hawaii for a run in the five-day 2009 Maui Winter Classic.

Titles within Martirosyan’s reach
GLENDALE — In the buildup to his title fight against Willie Lee on Saturday, undefeated Glendale welterweight Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan been a visible presence around Youngstown, Ohio, appearing at promotional and press events and even conducting a media workout on Tuesday at the gym of Youngstown favorite son and middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik.

Education Matters: With apologies, rhymes of the ailing teacher
You might gather from what follows here that I’ve had a little too much time on my hands lately, and that would be correct.


Written by Times Community News

December 18, 2009 at 9:11 am

Posted in glendale, News Roundups

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