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  • On the Town: Hospital receives $50K donation

    On the Town: Hospital receives $50K donation

    The USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Women's Council made a $50,000 donation to the hospital foundation during its recent installation luncheon. A delighted Keith Hobbs, hospital chief executive, was there to receive the check, which will go to establishing a neonatal intensive-care unit at the Verdugo...

  • On the Town: YMCA of the Foothills salutes volunteers

    The YMCA of the Foothills recognized its top volunteers during the annual Spirit of the Y Volunteer Recognition Award Dinner held recently at the Oakmont Country Club. Rick Dinger received the Call to Service Award, which is given to the volunteer who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to volunteerism...

  • On the Town: Group recognizes beauty in nature and sustainability

    On the Town: Group recognizes beauty in nature and sustainability

    With new officers in place, members are prepared to kick off a year of activities that stay true to the group's name — Glendale Beautiful. Mayor Paula Devine conducted the installation at the meeting on June 14. Matt Gangi is president, assisted by Vice President Mary Jane Boltz, Secretary Judy...

  • On the Town: Las Candelas presents funds to philanthropies

    On the Town: Las Candelas presents funds to philanthropies

    Las Candelas, a Glendale women's group that helps vulnerable children improve their lives, recently installed officers and presented donations to local charities during the final meeting of the year at Oakmont Country Club. President Ellyn Semler presided over the meeting. Special guests were Natalie...

  • On the Town: Disney works its magic on historic air terminal

    It was an opening reminiscent of a blockbuster premiere when the Walt Disney Co. hosted the Glendale Historical Society's "Come Fly With Us" gala and benefit at the spruced-up Grand Central Air Terminal. Guests, some dressed in 1920s finery, walked a red carpet and stopped for a photo in front...

Verdugo Views

  • Verdugo Views: Native village to camp to prison to golf course

    Verdugo Views: Native village to camp to prison to golf course

    As a young boy, Peter Breckheimer often went to work with his father at a camp in La Tuna Canyon, a place with a long and varied history, a history that reaches back to the days of the Tongvas. With a reliable water source and an abundant oak forest, the canyon was a good place for a Tongva village,...

  • Verdugo Views: Recalling the ups and downs of yo-yo contests

    For young Tom O'Loughlin, the corner of Kenneth Road and Grandview Avenue in northwest Glendale meant just one thing: the Duncan YoYo contest. "For years, I had a yellow sleeveless sweater with the Duncan YoYo logo on the front. That was for winning the contest at Kenneth and Grandview. You were...

  • Verdugo Views: Kids' dimes helped pay for the war effort

    Verdugo Views: Kids' dimes helped pay for the war effort

    Carl Moseley was 12 years old when the World War II started in 1941. He had a steady job mowing lawns in those days. "I made a lot of money when I was a kid," the Hoover High Class of '48 grad told me recently. "I did a lot of neighbors' yards." One day, Moseley took some of his money, went downtown,...

  • Verdugo Views: Old fundraiser's program lights up memories

    Verdugo Views: Old fundraiser's program lights up memories

    "Lights Up" was a fixture on Glendale's social scene for many years. Produced by Oakmont League, the fundraiser began in 1955 and quickly became a popular community event. Some time ago, the late Doris Boyer lent me a program book from the 1956 production. Recently, while looking through the thick...

  • Verdugo Views: Flying high with Glendale's own air terminal

    Verdugo Views: Flying high with Glendale's own air terminal

    The historic Grand Central Air Terminal, newly rehabbed and restored by the Walt Disney Co., will be the fabulous location of the Glendale Historical Society's upcoming gala, "Come Fly With Us." The June 11 event celebrates the airport's importance in aviation history, beginning with a small airstrip...

Pet of the Day

  • News-Press Pet of the Day: Lily

    News-Press Pet of the Day: Lily

    Friendly Lily is a large, 3-year-old, spayed, female, white and brown pit bull. Lily quickly won over Pasadena Humane Society's staff and volunteers with her friendly, gentle nature. She loves attention and being petted. Lily has a soft spot for toys — she loves playing with her plush raccoon. ...

  • News-Press Pet of the Day: Augustine

    News-Press Pet of the Day: Augustine

    Augustine is a fun-loving, 7-year-old, neutered, male catahoula/pit bull mix. Augustine came to the Pasadena Humane Society underweight. But with consistent meals and a lot of love, he's now back to a healthy size. Augustine has a goofball personality that has endeared him to staff and volunteers....

  • News-Press Pet of the Day: Shelly

    News-Press Pet of the Day: Shelly

    Shelly is a sweet, 1-year-old, black and white, spayed, female short-haired cat. This affectionate gal first arrived at the Pasadena Humane Society at the end of March and soon gave birth to kittens. She raised her kittens in a foster home and has since returned to the shelter for adoption. Her...

  • News-Press Pet of the Day: Inky

    News-Press Pet of the Day: Inky

    Sweet Inky is a 12-year-old, neutered, male, white and black, short-haired cat. He comes running for love and attention the second you enter the room. When Inky first came to the Pasadena Humane Society, he had a hard time adapting to the shelter environment. But our staff was not ready to give...

  • News-Press Pet of the Day: Baby Buttons

    News-Press Pet of the Day: Baby Buttons

    Baby Buttons is a small, white, female rabbit. This cuddly bunny rushes to the front of her kennel when people approach and loves ear and nose rubs. When she's in a quieter mood, Buttons also enjoys sitting on laps. Cute as a button, she'd look even cuter in a new home. The adoption fee for rabbits...

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