“You are invited to a festive evening of Italian-inspired cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction.” So read the invitation to the Glendale Historical Society’s 2015 Gala & Benefit. The party more than lived up to expectations.
Glendale Community College may be undergoing some construction on its east campus, but that didn’t stop members of the Glendale College Foundation from holding their annual board installation dinner meeting. Its substitute venue, the Oakmont Country Club, played host on July 28.
Members of the always-optimistic Glendale Soroptimists act as if “Enthusiasm Moves the World.” Newly installed as president, Lola Abrahamian, has taken the saying to heart and is using it as her 2015-16 theme.
One of the best-kept secrets in town is the little Glendale club of Altrusa International. But, like the little train that could, just-installed president and Glendale resident Pat Zayas plans to puff-puff up the hill of increasing membership and greater visibility in the community.
Scholarship-giving season is in full swing. The Oakmont League was no exception.
There are those who say that a job at Glendale Community College is seldom left. Sure, retirement is an option. But short of retirement, many members of the faculty and administration stay working for decades.
The Campbell Center was off to the races earlier this month for its 24th annual "Run for the Roses" Derby Day held during the Kentucky Derby Race, natch. The Royal Crest Room of Burbank's Pickwick Banquet Center easily held the 250 or so supporters ready to "gamble" with their "Derby Dollars."
Where else can you sip tea with finger sandwiches and scones, wear your fascinator just like Kate Middleton and win a vintage hat contest, all the while watching a parade of models wend their way between tea tables?
This annual event is eagerly looked forward to by Glendale bargain hunters. Last Wednesday, it was standing room only as customers lined up way before the 10 a.m. opening of Glendale Assistance League’s Thrift Alley on Harvard Street.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but pearls run a close second, if you ask the Cabrini Literary Guild.
“Surrounded by Love” was the theme of Las Candelas’ 62nd Benefit Fashion Show, Luncheon and Boutique. Close to 650 members and guests packed the Academy Ballroom of the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel to share the love.
The mood was definitely upbeat at the annual luncheon of the Founders Guild, part of the Glendale Adventist Medical Center. On Feb. 11, the Oakmont Country Club was the setting for the high spirits among members and guests.
Although the Billy Strayhorn jazz hit “Take the A Train” played in the main concourse of the Los Angeles Union Station for Ascencia’s ninth anniversary gala on Jan. 31, it was the Metro Rail Gold Line from Pasadena that dozens of guests took to reach Union Station.
“Human Trafficking 101” was the controversial subject addressed at the Glendale Soroptimists’ buffet luncheon last Thursday.
The fifth anniversary season of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra kicked off this past Saturday evening. With a mere $3,000 endowment to support its efforts, the Glendale Phil is the little orchestra that made good.
Those Glendale Soroptimists gals just gave away $21,000. The recipients of checks between $1,000 and $2,000 were members of 11 organizations serving women and girls. The Oakmont Country Club in its holiday splendor was the opulent setting for the giveaway.
The Glendale Assistance League’s 39th annual Festival of Trees was held with a flourish. On Dec. 7, the Glendale Hilton’s largest ballroom was filled to capacity with 420 smartly-clad women and a smattering of gentlemen.
Those attending the recent Glendale Salvation Army’s annual fundraising breakfast had to arrive early. By 8 a.m. on Nov. 21, little food was left. An unexpected, record-breaking crowd of some 250 community leaders packed the Army’s largest community room in their Windsor Road Corps...
There was gambling on the deck of Cruise Night for members and guests of the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. No more parlor games with big, fuzzy dice for these gals. This was the real thing.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? That question was answered at the Glendale home of Mona and Greg Astorian. This past Saturday evening, some 80 guests joined their hosts to toast margaritas in honor of Glendale Healthy Kids.
The Committee for a Clean and Beautiful Glendale is alive and well. On a recent hot afternoon, a reception was held at the home of David and Jane Viar. David Viar is superintendent/president of Glendale Community College. His wife, Jane, has been a committee...
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center hosted its 27th annual Evening of Wine and Roses attracting the beautiful people of Glendale, Pasadena and surrounding communities.
From the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded to GAR Services to the Campbell Center, no matter what you call it, this organization has served its clients for 60 years.
Cabrini Literary Guild members look forward to their membership tea each year. Besides kicking off their new year, the tea brings in new members as well.
After the Doctors House Museum in Brand Park was threatened with demolition in 1979, the Glendale Historical Society was formed to preserve the museum and other Glendale landmarks.
Technology met sweets at Americana at Brand's Sprinkles' grand opening last Friday. Promised to dozens of cupcake aficionados in line was a free scoop of ice cream if they flashed their smartphones showing that they "liked" Sprinkles' Facebook page.
Some 200 Glendale residents never miss the "Meals on Wheels" all-you-can-eat benefit luncheon held annually at the First United Methodist Church on Kenwood Street. In fact, Laveta Hill has perfect attendance, having gone to all 37 luncheons.
Paula Devine was the undisputed star of the evening at her post-swearing-in celebration. With 200 of her closest friends, Glendale City Council's newest member opened her party, “Thank you for making your vote Devine.”
"Love" was indeed "in the Air" at the Glendale Soroptimists Installation of new officers last Thursday. It is also the theme of Paula Devine's upcoming year as president of the Glendale Soroptimists.
In keeping with awards season, the Founders Guild of the Glendale Adventist Medical Center recently put on its annual membership reception and awards luncheon.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Lady of Rockhaven statue will be restored!
Glendale's Oakmont League at the Oakmont took its turn on the scholarship bandwagon by handing out thousands of dollars to community school students. Three nonprofit organizations were also the recipients of funds.
At a recent evening at L.A.'s Taix French restaurant, the atmosphere was anything but French. An Africa safari motif graced the tables at the installation dinner of Altrusa International of Glendale.
Seventy-nine artists interpreted the theme of "celebrate" in honor of the reopening of the Brand Library and its galleries. And "Celebrate!" their audiences did.
The ladies on the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women pulled out all the stops for their 10th Annual Jewels of Glendale Awards Luncheon at the Oakmont Country Club. Last Thursday, about 400 women and men gathered to honor six "jewels" of our Jewel City.
For 17 years in a row, the good women of the Glendale YWCA have been presenting an annual Legacy Luncheon. Last Wednesday, the Oakmont Country Club was the perfect setting for ladies who lunch — with a purpose.
On a recent sunny weekend on the USC campus, more than 100,000 bookies gathered to read, attend author seminars, panels and lunch from ubiquitous food trucks.
"Bras might be the most creative, supportive and uplifting invention of all time," said fundraising chair Kathy Lefkovits at Glendale Soroptimists' 11th annual "Bras for a Cause." Decorating bras for dollars may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it sure was last Saturday.
Last Friday, state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) opened her La Cañada home for a reception to honor five "Women of the Year" in celebration of Women in History Month. The awardees, Sister Terry Dodge, Jan Sanders, ...
After an extensive, two-year renovation, the Brand Library & Art Center reopened with a celebrity gala. Close to 150 supporters got a first look at the brand new library and art center's facelift.
As part of their 75th anniversary celebration, members and guests of the Oakmont League spent a day in "Italy" even if it was a ballroom in the Glendale Hilton decorated with crepe paper touches of red, white and green — the colors of the Italian flag.
The ladies of the Oakmont League decided to have fun at their recent dinner meeting. The venue, the Beckham Grill in Pasadena, was only a hop, skip and a jump from Glendale. The group is commemorating 75 years of service in Glendale and the surrounding communities. Each event seems more...
"She could be the unholy love child of Ricky Ricardo and Charo." That's how Glendale City Manager Scott Ochoa described the Glendale Latino Assn.'s 2014 Woman of the Year Mercy Velazquez, past president of the organization.
Not only is Women at Work celebrating its 35th anniversary, it's also welcoming its new executive director, Camille Levee, who is the former executive director of Glendale Healthy Kids.
It was standing room only for the Arturo Sandoval Benefit Concert, "Save the Music," at the Alex Theatre. Besides being a 10-time Grammy Award winner, Arturo Sandoval is known internationally as a premier jazz trumpeter and Dizzy Gillespie protégé.
Guests at the Dancing with Diamonds gala rocked the night away on Friday at the Glendale Educational Foundation's annual ball. Representing the diamond theme, two half-carat diamond rings were given to drawing winners, who purchased champagne flutes for a chance to win.
This year, the Oakmont League of Glendale celebrates 75 years of service to the community.
Ascencia's eighth Anniversary Gala committee to support the homeless pulled out all the stops at Union Station in Los Angeles. But no guest was railroaded into attending this event — there was something for everyone.
The red-carpeted "Spectacular Event" at Recess Eatery equaled anything Hollywood could turn out. The restaurant on North Brand was bathed in klieg lights and scurrying paparazzi.