| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:44 PM
City officials, dignitaries and community members convened on a tiny street off Foothill Boulevard Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the completion of three Foothill (210) Freeway sound walls and unveil a new mural installed on one of them.
Chairs and a...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 10:34 AM
YMCA branches are staples for offering family-friendly physical activities such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming.
But the YMCA Foothills Crescenta-Cañada branch is offering something different — piano lessons.
The classes, which are open...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Glendale is looking to spruce up well-known areas with original works by area artists starting this fall.
Called "You Are Here," the exhibit will showcase eight temporary public art pieces around Glendale from Nov. 1 to December 2015. The initiative...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Oh my gosh, I'm absolutely melting in this extreme hot weather. But what has been worse is the stickiness that has accompanied the heat.
I must admit that I am a wimp. When the weather forecasters said that we could be experiencing triple-digit heat...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
I had a great, albeit too short getaway recently. My love for art took me to San Diego's Balboa Park and the San Diego Art Museum to see a fabulous exhibit of Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida called, "Sorolla and America." An extra dollop of...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:41 PM
As NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combs the planet's surface for evidence of water, visitors to Descanso Gardens can contemplate the physical and symbolic importance of water here on Earth in a new exhibit at the Sturt Haaga Gallery.
"Signs of Life," which...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Splashes of blue, green and red shoot out in the form of an elephant; the movement of its large ears and trunk swaying among the vivid hues.
In another painting, the eye of a zebra gazes out of one-third of the canvas, its black and white stripes...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:36 PM
For decades, visitors to Descanso Gardens have strolled along winding paths, enjoying garden views as they learn about Southern California flora and marvel at the botanic collections showcased throughout the year.
One thing they’ve not likely...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Educators and parents at Benjamin Franklin Magnet School on Friday unveiled a mural created by 26 students from Daily Continuation High School that was six months in the making.
The 10-foot-by-20-foot mural, depicting an atlas, more accurately...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Our national art consciousness has long had at least a vague sense of contemporary art (and a few individual artists) in Asia. Japanese and, more recently, mainland Chinese artists have been part of America’s collective art conversation and,...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Leonor Gaviña-Valls remembers with photographic clarity the August day she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.
"I was completely shocked," the Glendale resident said of that day 15 years ago. "I didn't feel anything, didn't know anything was...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The Autry Museum's three-part La Cena Salon series concludes September 18 with tapas, booze and a quintet of Latino artists riffing about Los Angeles' urban landscape and its effect on their work.
The curators of the event were smart to choose feminist...