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By Zain Shauk | December 24, 2008
Plant invaders were the target Sunday for Yeva Mirzakhanyan, who was roaming the trails of Stough Canyon armed with a hand-held satellite mapping system and a list of species. The 16-year-old junior at Clark Magnet High School is part of a team of students who have been using global-positioning-system coordinates to mark the locations of invasive plants — species that are not native to the region and hurt local ecosystems, her teacher, Dominique Evans-Bye, said. “This is Spanish broom,” said Yeva, pointing out a green shrub of pointy stems after having already identified several mustard plants and tobacco trees, which are also invasive plants.
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NEWS
By Zain Shauk | December 21, 2008
BURBANK — Plant invaders were the target Sunday for Yeva Mirzakhanyan, who was roaming the trails of Stough Canyon armed with a hand-held satellite mapping system and a list of species. The 16-year-old junior at Clark Magnet High School is part of a team of students who have been using global-positioning-system coordinates to mark the locations of invasive plants — species that are not native to the region and hurt local ecosystems, her teacher, Dominique Evans-Bye, said.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | November 12, 2008
Cary Michel huffed and puffed Saturday morning all the way back down from Fire Warden’s Grove, a 3.6-mile hike one way. It was the Glendale resident’s first time hiking in the Verdugo Hills, and after Saturday’s hike, she couldn’t explain why. She only knew she’d be back soon. “It was great,” Michel said in between heavy breaths near the bottom of the fire road off La Tuna Canyon Road. “So beautiful . . . and everyone on the trail was great.
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By Natalie Yemenidjian | October 18, 2008
Jeffrey Maxim held on tightly to his mother’s hip. The 10-year-old didn’t want to meet the creatures of the night, lurking in the bushes, waiting to hear his footsteps so they could pounce. He and his mother waited in line Friday to hitch a ride up the hill to the Stough Canyon Nature Center, where laboratory animals had supposedly taken over the grounds. Jeffrey, a Burbank resident, had been to haunted houses in the past and said he can sense when the enraged animals will stay silent or scream, or when they’re creeping through the bushes.
NEWS
By Alison Tully | September 13, 2008
Bob Fisher wanted something to occupy his time after retirement — little did he know that his new hobby would send him back to the books. Fisher picked up woodcarving two years ago and took his skills to a whole new level when he joined the Smokey Hollow Wood Carvers in May. Avid carver George Smith formed the club to give locals a chance to learn the craft. Since then, up to 16 adults, seniors and college students have showed up on Wednesday afternoons at the Stough Nature Center to try their hand at transforming pieces of wood.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | February 27, 2008
HILLSIDE DISTRICT — A man who police said appeared to have been stabbed several times was found dead Tuesday morning on the porch of a home on Joaquin Drive, leaving neighbors on the quiet street shocked as details of the incident remained murky. A neighbor called police, who found the man at about 10 a.m. with several stab wounds, Sgt. Travis Irving said. Police are investigating the incident as a homicide. The identity of the man, who was about 50 years old, was not released pending notification of his next of kin, Irving said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | February 2, 2008
A partnership has developed between local artists and Chevy Chase Country Club that offers artists a venue to show their work and also provides artwork for empty walls of the Glendale club. Glendale resident and oil painter Dahl Delu knew there were several local artists in his neighborhood. He also knew how hard it was to find a place to show one’s work. “I noticed the country club’s restaurant, ballroom, bar and lounge have bare walls,” he said. “I asked them about us doing a group show there, and they said yes.” He called seven of his neighbors who are artists, and in three weeks they put together their first show in October.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | October 24, 2007
Duncan Blanchard took one look at a demented, drooling clown figure standing 10 feet tall in the darkness near the Stough Canyon Nature Center’s entrance and decided he would not go in. It was Terror Under the Big Top at this year’s Haunted Hike at the Stough Canyon Nature Center on Friday and Saturday. Pasadena residents Karen Decano, her son Benjamin Bowen, 11, and his friend Duncan 10 came out on Friday night to see the nature center converted into a circus gone wrong.
SPORTS
By Jonathan Raber | October 17, 2007
GLENDALE — In a matchup pitting College of the Canyons’ potent offense against the stingy defense of Glendale Community College, one would figure that something would have to give during Saturday’s meeting. While it was the defense that forced five turnovers and arguably upstaged the Cougars’ aerial attack on this night, it was not enough to secure a victory. As the Vaqueros’ offense stuttered and offered little support for the defense, Glendale college fell, 19-10, in the Western State Conference inter-divisional game between two of Southern California’s top teams.
NEWS
By Paul H. Wangsness | September 26, 2007
As a result of a gift of 100 acres of canyon land in Stough Park in the mid-1950s from Joseph DeBell, the city of Burbank started development of the DeBell Municipal Golf Course. The city agreed to develop the course and name it in the donor’s honor. It also agreed to rezone, to multifamily, a hillside property DeBell owned far up on what was to become an extension of Walnut Avenue. Massive earth movement started to shave off ridge lines to fill in canyons for fairways and greens, but only after extensive surveying and core sampling had been done.
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