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  • On the Town: Guild members see how children benefit from author luncheon

    On the Town: Guild members see how children benefit from author luncheon

    Glendale and La Crescenta members of the La Cañada Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild recently attended the 59th Book and Author Luncheon to benefit the Orthopaedic Institute for Children. More than 170 people attended the luncheon at the Angeles National Golf Club. There was a silent auction, raffle...

  • On the Town: Campbell Center strikes a perfect game at 25th bowl-a-thon

    On the Town: Campbell Center strikes a perfect game at 25th bowl-a-thon

    Amid cheers and some impressive strikes, community members and clients helped make the Campbell Center's 25th anniversary bowl-a-thon a memorable event. More than 130 people gathered at Pickwick Bowl in Burbank one afternoon earlier this month to raise funds for the center, which partners with...

  • On the Town: Panhellenic perpetuates tradition of campus sororities

    On the Town: Panhellenic perpetuates tradition of campus sororities

    Raising scholarship funds for sorority members attending college and building membership are the goals of Kim Westhoff, incoming president of the Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic. Westhoff, a Glendale resident and member of the Alpha Omicron Pi, was installed during a recent meeting. "Our group...

  • On the Town: Patrons Club changes up fundraiser with much success

    On the Town: Patrons Club changes up fundraiser with much success

    There was a change in location and entertainment, but the Patrons Club of Glendale Community College still wowed its audience at the "Dancing Toward Success" luncheon on Friday. President Karen Wharton welcomed members and guests to the new venue, the Oakmont Country Club, which proved to be an...

  • On the Town: Club follows trail of female mystery writers

    On the Town: Club follows trail of female mystery writers

    The La Crescenta Woman's Club got a clue as to what it's like to be a mystery writer on Saturday during the annual Authors Luncheon held at the group's clubhouse. The event was organized by chair Carol Huntwork, who was assisted by co-chair Carol Stein and Carol Benedetti. President Marianne Jennings...

Verdugo Views

  • Verdugo Views: Adams Square Mini Park is in good company

    The first gas stations, built at busy intersections in rapidly growing neighborhoods, both here in Southern California and across the nation, were a vital component to suburban growth. But for years many have stood neglected. Now, according to a National Park Service website called "The Preservation...

  • Verdugo Views: Sisters' real estate buy benefited from prohibition

    Verdugo Views: Sisters' real estate buy benefited from prohibition

    In 1921, newspaper headlines announced that three sisters had purchased two unique properties in northwest Glendale. "The biggest real estate deal ever yet put through in Glendale was consummated yesterday when the Misses Jeanette, Ida and Myrtle Baldwin, sisters, of 903 South Central, purchased...

  • Verdugo Views: Remembering The Ledger's publisher

    Verdugo Views: Remembering The Ledger's publisher

    When Grace Carpenter passed away in 1971, the Glendale City Council adjourned in her honor, Supervisor Warren Dorn ordered the flag at the La Cañada branch of the Los Angeles County Library lowered to half-staff and joint resolutions by State Senator H.L. Richardson and Assemblyman Frank Lanterman...

  • Verdugo Views: Recalling Young's time at Toll

    Verdugo Views: Recalling Young's time at Toll

    School resource officer Rick Young was a welcome presence on Toll Middle School's campus during the 1980s. Young was on campus frequently in his position as a liaison between the Glendale Unified School District and the Glendale Police Department. His assignment brought him into direct contact...

  • Verdugo Views: Nonprofit gave a mortuary new life

    Verdugo Views: Nonprofit gave a mortuary new life

    When the Assistance League of Glendale purchased the Kiefer and Eyerick Mortuary on Harvard Street, they knew they were taking over a historic property with ties to one of the earliest mortuaries in town: the Pulliam Undertaking Co. on Broadway. Emil Kiefer, who began working for Pulliam in 1916...

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