April 1, 2010
Capt. Clark extended his hand. “Take a seat left-tenant,” he said. I did, opposite him on an 81-Mike-Mike ammo crate. He brought me up to speed on enemy movements, their strength, weaponry and combat readiness. We were operating 20 clicks from Phouc Tuy, and the intelligence would prove to be fortuitous. With devilish good looks, Clark was an image from a Kipling novel. He was an Aussie, SAS (Strategic Air Service). The Viet Cong called them ma rung , phantoms of the jungle.
September 25, 2008
Grandma (the more gracious one of my two — not the whiskey-belting, chain-smoking, outspoken one) used to say it would reflect very poorly on me indeed if I were to discuss religion or politics in polite company. I can’t recall how we all knew Grandma was a Democrat, but I remember trying to draw her out in a political conversation once when I was about 19 and getting only a bemused smile in return. She wasn’t going to discuss her views. That isn’t to say she didn’t have any; she just didn’t believe one should impose one’s personal beliefs on anyone else.
March 9, 2006
L'aureole's Annual Perennial Rose Luncheon and Fashion Show is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, in the Mountain View Room of the Castaway Restaurant, 1250 Harvard Road in Burbank. Kathryn Kashuba, president of L'aureole, invites guests to come at 11 a.m. for the social hour. Luncheon will be served at noon. Ione Becker, chairman of the event, will present fashions from Draper's & Damon's,396 S. Lake St., Pasadena. Carolyn Robinson will be the narrator. Models from the community include Ruth Charles, Delia Nogueira Noonan, Shirley de Perini, Susan Skiffington, Betsy Savant, and Grace Sheldon Williams.
February 21, 2008
Hawaiian themed philanthropic benefit The Cabrini Literary Guild will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 8 at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The theme is Hawaiian Paradise. In addition to lunch there will be a silent auction, a raffle and more surprises. Entertainment will feature Island Inspirations, a group that will dance to the beautiful music of Hawaii. The Cabrini Literary Guild is a philanthropic organization that contributes to many local charities including the Glendale Community Foundation.
May 27, 2010
Large-scale construction projects are underway at two La Cañada supermarket complexes, forcing shoppers to navigate fences and concrete in addition to store aisles. Work at Plaza de La Cañada, at the northeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Oakwood Avenue, is overlapping with work at the Ralphs shopping complex, at the northwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Gould Avenue and is causing minor traffic disruption in and around their respective parking lots, according to officials.