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August 12, 2004
George Chakiris, who received an Academy Award for the role of Bernardo in the 1961 film "West Side Story," will grace The Stepping Stone Players' rehearsal stage Aug. 19. Chakiris played the role of Riff (leader of the Jets) in the London stage production and later played the role of Bernardo (leader of the rival Sharks) in Robert Wise's film version of "West Side Story." Chakiris made his acting debut singing in the chorus for the film "Song of Love" and has worked regularly on stage and screen since his debut at the age of 12. When he heard of the Stepping Stone Players production, Chakiris enthusiastically contacted the producers to offer his presence during rehearsals and performances.
July 15, 2004
The Stepping Stone Players, Glendale's community theatre group, will soon present the Tony-award winning musical, "West Side Story." Nine performances are scheduled for September with two Sunday matinee performances that will have American Sign Language interpretation. Now in their fifth season, the troupe continues to attract both deaf and hearing audiences to their "near Broadway quality" performances of popular Broadway musical shows. The Stepping Stone Players is a nonprofit Glendale-based community theater group with the vision to inspire a sense of community by encouraging the participation of people of all ages and backgrounds in their annual production.
June 12, 2008
  Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, for Andrew Carlyle Macdonald, 90, who died of cancer on May 27, 2008 in La Crescenta. Born April 26, 1918 in Glendale, he graduated from Hoover High School, then trained in Bombardier School of the Army Air Corps. At the end of World War II he started his own business, Macdonald Bros., specializing in foreign automobiles. He later worked with Bob Smith and finally State Farm Insurance.
September 9, 2004
March 9, 1914-Sept. 7, 2004 Founding Member of St. Bede the Venerable Catherine Cecilia Brown, 90, died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 7, 2004, at her home in La Cañada. At her side was her husband of 66 years, J. Howard Brown. Born on March 9, 1914, Catherine was the daughter of the late Earl W. and Mary V. Tuttle of Glendale. She graduated from Hoover High School in 1932 and the University of Southern California in 1936, where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority.
June 11, 2009
L?aureole install new officers for year Jeannine Jones has been installed president of L?aureole . Daughter of two-time president, Kathy Sova , she has lived in Glendale since 1940. Jeannine is a graduate of Hoover High School and Mills College. She served as first vice-president the last two years. Installed with her, were Phyllis Marks , first vice-president; Lucille Mellon , second vice-president; Martina Thelin , third vice-president; Lynda Burns , fourth vice-president; Karin Jonkey , recording secretary; Joan Taylor , treasurer; Nell Michael , corresponding secretary; Kathryn Kashuba , budget secretary; Margaret Clarke , newsletter secretary.
By Bianca P. Gallegos | March 8, 2007
Amid salsa dancing, pirate-fighting and chili tasting, culinary arts students from nine area high schools became pioneers for the chili cook-off at Glendale Community College. "It's been quite a learning experience for all of us," said Sarah Harms, culinary arts advisor for Crescenta Valley High School. "The lessons the students have learned from this have been amazing. When you don't know what to expect and learn how to deal with last-minute change, it really prepares you for the real world."
April 27, 2006
Ernie Gilbert, an award-winning animator/art director at Nickelodeon Studios and a resident of Glendale, is producing and directing an old-time radio show for The Stepping Stone players of Glendale. A recent addition to SSP's Board of Directors, Gilbert lends his considerable talent as a writer and director to On the Air, a hilarious radio show with a cast of oddball characters that Gilbert wrote with collaborator Frank Rocco, and which is a new addition to SSP's regularly scheduled summer production (Guys and Dolls)
June 30, 2005
July 13, 1920-June 23, 2005 Asbury "Ab" Francis Dickins died June 23 in Pasadena. Ab was born in Hartford, Conn. on July 13, 1920 to the late Asbury M. and Wilhelmina Dickens. He and his family moved to Glendale in 1923. Ab is a graduate of Hoover High School and Glendale College. He worked many years in the aerospace industry before retiring from Jet Propulsion Laboratory. After retirement, he became a real estate investor in Glendale and Orange County. Ab married Jeannette Eames on May 30, 1942 at Incarnation Church in Glendale.
October 16, 2008
Jr. Gremlin Gladiators, Azusa Raiders (flag teams do not keep score) The Junior Gremlins found themselves in a very physical game on Sunday morning at La Cañada High School against the tough Whittier Redskins. Despite the physical nature of the game, the Gladiators stood tough, and battled the entire game. Chris Wood had a long touchdown and a long completion to Carson Okland. Jake George had many great downfield blocks from his quarterback position to spring the stable of running backs for long runs.
By Zain Shauk | February 9, 2010
The lone Republican candidate so far planning to run in the 43rd Assembly District special election will be able to register for the race today from a new address, about two months after he rented an apartment in the district. The candidate, Sunder Ramani, has lived outside the district in La Cañada since 1994, but for about 25 years has operated businesses and been an active member of organizations in Glendale and Burbank, which fall largely within the district’s boundaries.
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