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On the Town: Young kidney patients celebrate at annual prom

The Renal Support Network’s 19th annual Renal Teen prom drew more than 200 young people from 12 to 24 years old with kidney disease. This past Sunday, the Glendale Hilton ballroom was decorated Calypso-style with tropical decor, dancing, a photo booth and renal-friendly food such as apples and...

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  • Verdugo Views: Clark Gable’s first wife helped launch his career

    Verdugo Views: Clark Gable’s first wife helped launch his career

    Josephine Dillon, best known as Clark Gable's first wife, lived out her final days at Rockhaven Sanitarium in Montrose. Despite her label as Gable’s first wife, Dillon, who grew up in Los Angeles and studied acting at Stanford University, had an extensive career of her own. After graduating from...

  • Verdugo Views: Sometimes a man’s past can have unexpected turns

    Verdugo Views: Sometimes a man’s past can have unexpected turns

    I didn’t really expect to write about Civil War veteran Capt. Henry Mingay again. After all, his story has been told in several Verdugo Views columns, detailing how he joined the Union forces soon after Ft. Sumter was fired on, served with the famed “Fighting Sixty-ninth,” which saw a lot of action...

  • Verdugo Views: Dedicated volunteers helped make restoration of Doctors House a reality

    Verdugo Views: Dedicated volunteers helped make restoration of Doctors House a reality

    When the historic Doctors House arrived in Brand Park in 1980, it was “a sorry sight,” Marie Luft wrote in the book “Memories of Glendale’s Doctors House, 1979-1984, A Labor of Love.” “The key to the restoration’s success was the many volunteers who participated in the project,” she wrote. “Some...

  • Verdugo Views: Emails share so many memories

    Verdugo Views: Emails share so many memories

    One of the rewards of writing this column is receiving correspondence from readers. Here are several recent emails. May 19, from Chris Blakey: “Thank you for your interesting column today. [Verdugo Views, June 16, 2018] Mention of Babe Herman caught my eye. I went to elementary school (Monte Vista)...

  • Verdugo Views: Many volunteers helped make local districting effort a reality

    Verdugo Views: Many volunteers helped make local districting effort a reality

    Many residents played a part in Glendale’s historic districting effort. It took several years and many volunteer hours to become effective. This column is the story of one woman — Patricia Messina, who supported the effort at its beginning and later helped organize a restoration fair and historic...

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