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Palmer Park reopens to Glendale residents

Palmer Park in south Glendale reopened Saturday after almost a year of renovations and a short rain delay. The Community Services and Parks Department and Glendale City Council hosted a ceremony celebrating the $2.5-million improvement project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a morning full of...

On the Town

  • On the Town: Glendale Soroptimist distributes funds to charities

    On the Town: Glendale Soroptimist distributes funds to charities

    Soroptimist International of Glendale made its annual distribution of funds to local organizations during its Service Grants Luncheon last month. Members work together on projects and fundraising efforts throughout the year to support the Soroptimist mission to improve the lives of women and girls...

  • On the Town: Campbell clients donate holiday gifts to children

    On the Town: Campbell clients donate holiday gifts to children

    For the first time, clients of the Campbell Center collected holiday gifts for children of families served by the Glendale chapter of the Salvation Army. The project was part of the Salvation Army's Angel Tag program. Campbell clients divided into 20 teams, each with four clients and headed by...

  • On the Town: Donations support Adopt-a-Family project

    On the Town: Donations support Adopt-a-Family project

    Businesses and organizations brought smiles to many faces this holiday season by donating gift cards, clothing and toys to families served by the YWCA's domestic violence center and shelter through the Adopt-a-Family project. The center serves about 2,200 women a year providing case management,...

  • On the Town: Athletic club raises its teacups to the holidays at social

    On the Town: Athletic club raises its teacups to the holidays at social

    Members of the Women's Athletic Club of Glendale spent a joyous afternoon together during the group's annual Christmas Tea. Kathleen Aberman, club president, welcomed members and guests to the clubhouse on Dec. 20, and also took a turn pouring tea and coffee at the refreshment table laden with...

  • On the Town: Columbus 5th-grader wins 'Peace' prize

    On the Town: Columbus 5th-grader wins 'Peace' prize

    Peace was the common theme throughout the Northwest Glendale Lions Club's holiday luncheon on Thursday at the Foothill Service Club for the Blind. President Tom Masterani introduced visiting Lions officials and guests, including Grace T. Joe, district governor of District 4 L1, California, and...

Verdugo Views

  • Verdugo Views: Float trophies evoke a golden age

    Verdugo Views: Float trophies evoke a golden age

    To the dismay of many who left messages on social media sites, there was no Glendale float in this year's Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena. But, our long and illustrious history of participating in our neighbor's big party — more than 100 years — did merit a front-page story in this newspaper....

  • Verdugo Views: Fond memories of a neighborhood hangout

    Verdugo Views: Fond memories of a neighborhood hangout

    As a young boy, Jeff Margarit was a regular customer at Gerry's Orange-O, near the Vons in the shopping center at Glendale Avenue and Doran Street. "It was the 'Cheers' of Glendale," said Margarit, who grew up on Doran across from R.D. White Elementary School. Known these days as the "Electrician...

  • 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...

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