| 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 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.
| Jul 10, 2010
"When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better."
— Maya Angelou
According to the American Cancer...
| Jul 28, 2010
| 9:36 AM
La Cañada Flintridge topped the list of average life expectancies in Los Angeles County, according to a report released this week.
La Cañadans can expect to live an average life span of 87.8 years — 4.1 years longer than La Crescenta-Montrose...
| Aug 7, 2010
If you see a spunky gal stepping lively down Kenneth Road, it could be Theresa "Terri" Ulbricht.
The Glendale resident is training for a marathon and a half in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on Sept. 11 and 12 in Santa Barbara, and in New York Oct....
| Aug 21, 2010
Cancer patients and survivors find respite from treatment and build friendships with those facing similar trials in a program offered at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
Weekly dancing, yoga, knitting, jewelry-making and journaling classes along...
| Aug 28, 2010
Everything about the new Deluca's Deli in the Americana says "Italia." Strains of its lyrical language are bandied about over glass deli cases, products from Tuscany and Umbria scale its industrial metal shelving, and food offerings, like porchetta and...