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  • Ron Kaye: Honoring those who didn't make it home

    One of my earliest memories dates to my fourth birthday, when it seemed like the whole world was celebrating with me. The whole world was indeed celebrating, but it had nothing to do with me. It was May 7, 1945, the day the Germans unconditionally...
  • A Glendale native projects his film dreams

    A Glendale native projects his film dreams
    Five weeks ago, Matthew James Reilly sat for an elegant dinner at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, on the French Riviera. Around him were acclaimed filmmakers such as Alexander Payne, Michael Haneke and many others, and earlier that evening, Reilly himself...
  • Commissioners float 2013 parade concept

    Commissioners float 2013 parade concept
    After the controversy surrounding Glendale's circus elephant float for the last Tournament of Roses Parade, city commissioners are recommending a design for the next go around that focuses more on industry.  Earlier this month, the proposed 2013 design...
  • Armenia's independence, culture celebrated at annual Glendale festival

    Armenia's independence, culture celebrated at annual Glendale festival
    Thousands of Armenian Americans celebrated their native land’s independence during a festival at Verdugo Park on Sunday that featured dancing, music and, of course, food. The 14th Annual Armenian Independence Day Festival has gained in popularity...
  • Rose Parade 'love float' to feature live wedding, sponsor says

    Rose Parade 'love float' to feature live wedding, sponsor says
    Forget "The Love Boat" — the "Love Float" is coming to Pasadena. Farmers Insurance announced Monday that its entry in the 2013 Rose Parade — fittingly dubbed "The Love Float" — will feature a live wedding, the first in the iconic...
  • Unity Fest returns for 11th year

    Unity Fest returns for 11th year
    One of Glendale's major thoroughfares will be transformed into an international street fair aimed at celebrating the city's cultural diversity this Saturday. The annual Unity Fest will take over Brand Boulevard between Wilson and California avenues from...
  • Schiff, community remember Sally Ride

    Schiff, community remember Sally Ride
    Astronaut Sally Ride is remembered locally not only as the first American woman to travel in space, but also as a pioneering educator who encouraged girls to pursue careers in science. Ride, who became famous for her presence aboard the space shuttle...
  • Levitt Pavilion: Breaking camp, becoming All Stars

    Levitt Pavilion: Breaking camp, becoming All Stars
    It's hard to think of a more harrowing inspiration for a band than that of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. The West African group met in a Guinean refugee camp after fleeing the brutal, decade-long civil war in their native Sierra Leone. But rather than...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank deserves better than Burbank on Parade

    The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank deserves better than Burbank on Parade
    On Saturday, April 14, my family went to my sister’s house and walked to Verdugo Avenue to watch the annual Burbank on Parade. I mainly participate in viewing the parade in order to spend time with my family more than the excitement of the parade...
  • Jane Goodall named 2013 Rose Parade grand marshal

    Jane Goodall named 2013 Rose Parade grand marshal
    If Tanzania's chimpanzees were to join millions of viewers around the world tuning into the 2013 Rose Parade, they would see their friend Jane Goodall as grand marshal, speaking on their behalf and for the betterment of the planet. The famed...
  • Dino to represent La Canada in 2013 Rose Parade

    Dino to represent La Canada in 2013 Rose Parade
    A brontosaurus made of cold steel and uncounted flowers will represent La Caņada Flintridge at the 124th Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2013. This week officials with the La Caņada Flintridge Rose Tournament Assn. unveiled the winning concept and a preliminary...
  • Descanso Gardens director talks about being a Rose float judge

    Descanso Gardens director talks about being a Rose float judge
    Brian Sullivan spent New Year’s Eve surveying 40 floats covered in roses, carnations and fresh fruit. If he had the chance, he said, he’d do it all over again. Sullivan, the director of horticulture at La Caņada Flintridge’s Descanso...