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  • On the Town: Luncheon benefits students on a road to success

    On the Town: Luncheon benefits students on a road to success

    I'd say the Glendale Latino Assn. lived up to its mission statement last week when it presented its annual awards and installed officers during a luncheon at the Oakmont Country Club. Its purpose is to raise scholarship funds for local students, promote activities that improve education and bring...

  • On the Town: Quilting groups commit to 12-hour sewing session

    On the Town: Quilting groups commit to 12-hour sewing session

    The quilters department of the Glendale Women's Athletic Club recently joined the Glendale Quilt Guild on a 12-hour quilt-a-thon at the athletic organization's clubhouse. A few members arrived at 8:30 a.m. to set up sewing stations. Others came at 9 a.m., machines in tow, to begin cutting fabric...

  • On the Town: Charity League honored for supporting homeless

    On the Town: Charity League honored for supporting homeless

    A mother/daughter philanthropic organization was praised for giving time and financial support to Ascencia, an organization whose purpose is to end homelessness. The Glendale chapter of the National Charity League received the Ambassador of Hope Award at the 11th anniversary gala held on Jan. 28...

  • On the Town: Founders' Day filled with sunshine and daisies

    On the Town: Founders' Day filled with sunshine and daisies

    It was apparent that spring is on its way last Saturday as 200 members and guests gathered for the Founders' Day celebration of the Philanthropic Educational Organization at Oakmont Country Club. Members are part of the Glendale Reciprocity Bureau, which is made up of 13 chapters, each identified...

  • On the Town: Members of Las Candelas toast to year's accomplishments

    On the Town: Members of Las Candelas toast to year's accomplishments

    The women's philanthropic group Las Candelas celebrated a year's worth of achievements recently during a holiday party at a private club in Pasadena. After a one-hour reception, a seasonal three-course dinner consisting of butternut squash soup, tenderloin of beef and filet of salmon followed by...

Verdugo Views

  • Verdugo Views: Recalling the voyages of the USS Glendale

    Verdugo Views: Recalling the voyages of the USS Glendale

    The USS Glendale, funded with help from bond-buying Glendale students, was launched in a Wilmington shipyard as a convoy escort that also served as an anti-submarine and anti-aircraft vessel. Christened in 1943 and commissioned in October of that same year, the ship sailed from San Diego in January...

  • Verdugo Views: Buzz about the 'Queen of the Bs'

    Verdugo Views: Buzz about the 'Queen of the Bs'

    Actress Gloria Talbott, who gained fame as "Queen of the Bs," for her roles in sci-fi and horror films, was born into an illustrious Glendale family. Thanks to reader John Hammell Jr., who emailed me with a tip that Talbott's great-grandfather was one of our city founders, I went searching in Carroll...

  • Verdugo Views: 'Cucumber Queen' had a fight on her hands

    Verdugo Views: 'Cucumber Queen' had a fight on her hands

    A local woman who helped transform skin care from made-at-home into today's multibillion-dollar business, had a personal life as unusual as her business life. Fanny Briggs Carr, known for her cucumber-based products, was the focus of an exhibit at the Doctor's House Museum last spring. It was curated...

  • 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...

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