September 18, 2004
George and Anne Marie Novinger Former Glendale residents George and Anne Marie Novinger of Tehachapi recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a weeklong family beach party at Cayucos, a 1950s beach town on the central coast of California. With lots of body-surfing, games, slide shows and delicious food, there were few complaints from their children and grandchildren. A Novinger Trivial Pursuit Game was played and won by daughter Mary, while many of the family slept through it. Traveling the furthest were son, Tom and family from Vienna, Va. The most enthusiastic body-surfers were daughter Barbara and granddaughter Marie.
September 4, 2004
Scouts complete 10-day trek in New Mexico Nine Scouts and three adults from the Verdugo Hills Council Troop 319 in La Crescenta just completed a 10-day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The group selected one of Philmont's toughest hikes -- a strenuous, 68-mile journey -- to the top of Mt. Phillips, 11,711 feet above sea level. The Scouts spent that night at Philmont's highest trail camp, just a few hundred yards from the summit. The crew rose at 5:30 a.m. each day and hiked to a new destination, where they set up camp and participated in fly fishing, rock climbing and burro racing.
April 17, 2004
Brown -- Ortiz Debra D. Brown, the daughter of Virginia Brown of Burbank, and Ryan G. Ortiz, the son of Sergio and Yolanda Ortiz of Glendale, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be graduated from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School in 1994 and received her associate in arts degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 1996. She is a designer and space planner for Trendway Corp. in downtown Los Angeles.
March 24, 2004
Jackson Bell Dr. John Douglas Chadney, a retired physician who practiced general medicine at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center for nearly two decades, has died. He was 82. Chadney, whose medical career spanned more than 40 years, died Monday of cancer at his home in Glendale. "Everyone loved him for his smile, his love of great jokes and his beautiful white hair," his wife, Ann, said Tuesday. "Mostly, they loved his heart for caring for them."
March 20, 2004
Mariel D. Lesaca, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Lesaca of Glendale, has been awarded dean's honors by Glendale Community College for superior academic achievement and outstanding scholastic record for the fall semester. After finishing her Associate in Arts degree at GCC, she plans to obtain her bachelor's degree in psychology at UCLA. Courtney Glaser, the daughter of Gregory and Deidre Glaser of Burbank, was named to the dean's list at the University of Redlands.
October 25, 2003
Kristine Franks of Glendale was named to the spring dean's list at Azusa Pacific University. The daughter of Robert and Kristine Franks, Kristine is a liberal arts major. She is a graduate of Crescenta Valley High School. Arsineh Davidian, Kysstina Janacua, Heather Ojeda, Heather Rivers and Tayne Yoon, all members of Glendale's Performing Arts Studio dance company, placed third in the annual Summer Festival dance competition sponsored by Radio Korea in July.
August 16, 2003
Club celebrates 40th anniversary The Verdugo Glen Chapter of the American Business Women's Assn. recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The chapter was founded on June 27, 1963 in Glendale. A special guest attending was Linda Shahinian of Glendale, who has served as the chapter's second president and national district vice president. Also in attendance was Teresa Jimenez, an ABWA National Scholarship recipient. Jimenez, a mother of three, was awarded $1,000 to continue her education as a nursing student at Glendale Community College.
April 16, 2003
The Kiwanis Club of Glendale is coordinating talent for its third annual Glendale Jazz Festival on June 28 at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Nineteen bands are scheduled to perform on six stages under the theme "A World of Jazz." The festival is from noon to 11 p.m. A rich mixture of well-balanced jazz sounds is planned from smooth and blues, straight-ahead and Latin, traditional Dixieland and popular 1940s and 1950s swing bands, organizers said.
March 5, 2003
Gary Moskowitz There were many questions asked, but a shortage of answers available Saturday at a town hall meeting about the state budget crisis. About 300 people crammed into the Buena Vista Branch Library in Burbank for the meeting, co-hosted by state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) and Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank). The legislators explained to the crowd that the governor's proposed cuts of as much as $35 billion to the state budget are supposed to be passed by a two-thirds vote of the legislature by June 30. It is not likely a budget conclusion will be reached by then, Scott told the crowd.
May 25, 2002
Jim Riggio BURBANK AIRPORT HILTON -- William Adamyan is just 20 years old, but he is already showing tremendous poise in the ring. On Thursday, the junior welterweight from Glendale improved to 6-0 in his career with a unanimous decision victory over Eddie Estrella in one of the undercard matches in Fight Night at the Burbank Airport Hilton. "I had the reach advantage on him and I used it," said Adamyan, who graduated from Glendale High in 2000 and now attends Glendale Community College.