| Apr 24, 2015
| 1:54 PM
Vartouhi Tcholakian remembers hearing bombs passing over her home when the civil war started in Lebanon in 1975.
Her husband had a corner shop in a commercial area in Bourj Hammoud, a district in Beirut heavily populated by Armenians, where he made...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 2:25 PM
Five individuals and one high school organization have been selected winners of this year’s prestigious Les Tupper Community Service Awards and are to be honored in a May 11 ceremony in von Karman Auditorium at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory....
| May 13, 2015
| 7:00 PM
The rivalry between fans and alumni of USC and UCLA in the area is well known and oft mentioned, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the annual Fiesta Days Parade in La Cañada.
That’s where for the past two years USC mascot Tommy Trojan...
| May 21, 2015
| 3:47 PM
Glendale High alum Gene Mako was a world-class tennis player and a colorful character, according to two longtime locals who knew him well: Reggie Perry and Jim Pagliuso.
Perry contacted me a few months ago to talk about Mako, a “fantastic tennis...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 6:05 PM
Summoning a collective spirit of gratitude — for family, faculty and friendships forged — La Cañada High School’s Class of 2015 bid farewell Friday to the school that provided a temporary backdrop for what will become lifelong memories....
| Feb 26, 2015
| 12:32 PM
Applying to college? Now that we've discussed the advantages of being multilingual, it's time to take another look at the issue.
Stanford recommends four years of a foreign language, but will consider a student with only three years. “For example,...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:01 PM
In 2012, St. Francis High School’s Sebouh Bazikian made a promise to raise $5,000 to provide orphans in Kenya with bicycles that would get them to school safely and potentially change their lives forever.
He created a blog, Bikes 4 Orphans, to...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Mayor Zareh Sinanyan visited third-graders at Franklin Magnet School on Friday where he stressed the importance of voting and answered questions from the students who are currently learning about government.
“What happens if you don’t vote?&...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Ian Hamilton (St. Francis High, 2011) University of Texas El Paso football senior: The former All-Area first-team wide receiver with the Golden Knights will kick off the festivities as his Miners get going Saturday on the first day of the bowl season....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Ten Years Ago
La Cañada Flintridge resident Brian Muirhead was settling into his new position as chief engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Muirhead first became acquainted with the operations at the lab as an intern in 1977; he was hired on the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Unquestionably, the older I get the more persnickety I become. It’s the curse of aging. Recently, I’ve read a plethora of articles about the politicians in Sacramento and other institutions of ill-repute betraying the youth of California by...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:01 PM
Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
A conductor, producer and musical director, his accomplishments include a Grammy for an...