| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:49 PM
A gently used dress in the back of a closet could make a young woman’s evening special later this month as the Renal Support Network prepares for its 15th annual Renal Teen Prom for young kidney-disease survivors and their guests.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:46 PM
When Anna Djanbazian lost her brother after his battle with colon cancer, she grieved the only way that seemed natural to her — through dance.
“As soon as it happened, I felt I needed to do something,” she said.
It took Djanbazian, who...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Four cancer survivors were lauded for their strength in battling the disease during the Courage Awards luncheon earlier this month at the Brandview Connection.
The event was presented by the Glendale Adventist Medical Center's Dr. Norick Bogossian Cancer...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The front desk at Roslin Art Gallery used to be where Seeroon Yeretzian would sketch fantastical drawings of peacocks, serpents and colorful flora that, with a mix of oils and gold foil, took on an illuminated, glow-in-the-dark quality.
| Nov 30, 2011
| 7:13 PM
Family members and local officials unveiled a new sign Wednesday at Glendale’s Transportation Center in honor of former Mayor Larry Zarian, who died in October.
The Amtrak and Metrolink rail station at 400 W. Cerritos Ave. was dubbed the Larry...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:53 PM
“A Representative Life” was more than just a slogan for former Congressman Carlos Moorhead — it was his legacy.
That was the central message relayed during Moorhead's memorial service on Saturday, attended by dozens of friends, family...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:06 PM
Glendale resident Doug Yakich was recently named one of two winners in a national awareness campaign for inflammatory bowel diseases, telling his story of living with Crohn’s disease.
The face and voice of the campaign, called IBD Icons, is “...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:06 AM
I thought it was just me but then I heard several women in my step class at the YMCA talking about the "Party Of The Century," for the Burbank centennial celebration and expressing their disappointment.
One woman said it was boring, and that there were...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:29 PM
The Aaron Nigel Trio performs at 5:30 p.m. at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The show with reggae-inspired tunes for families is free with general admission which is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and $3 for...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 10:25 PM
I read a story in the Leader about the first murder in Burbank since 2009. A 70-year-old man beat his 64-year-old wife to death in Burbank, just a few miles away from me and the whole thing has left me with many questions about the victim, Marie Brancato....
| Jul 14, 2011
| 1:42 AM
Dina Morrone invited me to come see her new play, "Moose On The Loose," in Hollywood to write about it for Beverly Hills Times Magazine, one of my many freelance jobs, but it was so good, I'm writing about here too.
Morrone wrote and performed in the...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 1:46 AM
Some of my favorite stories as a freelance reporter are those about how music and arts programs make a positive difference in young students' lives. The idea that we wouldn't balance music and art with academics in education is sinful to me.