"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.
Last Thursday was opening day of the revamped farmers market in Glendale as the Downtown Glendale Assn. assumed its management.
After being dark in December, the Doctors House Museum in Brand Park has resumed its Sunday tours.
On Sunday, Glendalians were having fun in very different ways.
"'Tis the Season of Service" was the theme for the annual grant-presentation luncheon held by the Glendale Soroptimists. The Embassy Suites was the sweet setting for the festivities. Last Thursday, dozens of Soroptimists dressed in red gathered to celebrate the holidays and some of Glendale's...
Advances in low-vision aids are thinning the ranks in a good way at the Foothill Service Club for the Blind. At least that’s the opinion of the Oakmont League’s Donna Sauer, who put together this year’s Luncheon for the Blind at the service club.
The Glendale Assistance League's 38th annual Festival of Trees was truly "A Golden Christmas."
The holidays bring out a potpourri of parties. The latest was hosted by La Crescenta resident Lynne Muro. Her home decorated for Christmas brought out the holiday spirit in her guests last Saturday. A gift exchange and lunch of hors d’oeuvres, drinks and desserts satisfied the most “...
“It's a Mustache Bash! It's big. It's stylish.” That was the flier's catchy description of last Friday's event at Katsuya Restaurant at the Americana at Brand.
Nobody can throw a Thanksgiving Luncheon like the women in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Armenian American Medical Society, made up primarily of doctors’ wives.
A huge sheet cake marked the 20th anniversary of the Glendale Healthier Community Coalition. But supporters were encouraged to load up on a healthy buffet of stuffed turkey rounds before digging into the cake.
Eating for charity is a popular sport among Glendalians. Last Wednesday, some 70 hungry supporters gathered at Dish in La Cañada to do just that. Benefiting from a percentage of the evening's proceeds was GAR Services, a work-activity program for adults with developmental disabilities.
Oktoberfest came to the Glendale Elks Lodge for the 34th year in a row on Saturday. Representing the fun were napkins picturing beer steins and pretzels.
After two years of renovation, the Brand Library and Art Center will reopen at the beginning of next year.
Glendale Memorial Hospital’s 26th annual “Evening of Wine & Roses” had a new venue this year. The Langham Hotel in Pasadena was the setting Sunday for 540 guests who enjoyed cocktails, live auctions and dinner fit for a magician.
Those gunning for an invitation to Chateau DePompa got just what they wanted last Saturday, when a Santa Maria-style barbecue was served up to some 70 guests at the arresting Royal Canyon home of Glendale Police Chief Ron DePompa and his wife, Carol DePompa.
Last Friday, the new Nordstrom at the Americana at Brand opened to the public with a flourish. All three stories of the 135,000-square-foot building were packed with hundreds of potential customers ready to drop some cash at the store’s 10 a.m. opening.
The Cabrini Literary Guild couldn't have prayed for a better afternoon to hold their annual membership tea with the theme of “lavender and lace.” Trailing Lantana plants provided the lavender color. Under the shade of a...
"Tropical Breezes" with attire to match was the appropriate theme for Las Candelas' Summer Party.
Our own “Love Boat” expert Jeraldine Saunders is making news again, this time on dry land. Saunders, with fellow Glendale resident and writer Sheila Farrell Murray, has just published a book about Saunders’ life as a cruise director and model.
Author-director-producer Marc Cushman, currently president of the Glendale Alameda Writers Group, is launching his new book into the universe of “Star Trek” enthusiasts.
A theater party of Glendale residents added "Forever Plaid" to their subscription series at the Glendale Centre Theatre. A passel of out-of-town relations joined them.
The new Glendale Community College Supt./President David Viar was introduced at the college foundation's annual dinner meeting.
The Oakmont League of Glendale is celebrating its 75th anniversary. To that end, each event it holds seems more sumptuous than the one before.
Celebrating their 70th year of service to the community, the Glendale Soroptimists installed their 2013-2014 slate of officers in style last Thursday at the Glendale Hilton.
Those in the know found their way to Recess Eatery on June 11. Around 140 hungry patrons sat inside and on the outside patio of the North Brand restaurant. The big occasion was the screening of the Food Network’s “Chopped,” with Recess chef-owner Sevan Abdessian.
Orb won the Kentucky Derby after coming from 17th place on Saturday. It was a gloomy day in Churchill Downs but a bright, sunny day in Burbank. That's where the Glendale Association for the Retarded celebrated its 22nd annual Derby Day with the use of a giant screen at Pickwick Gardens so members...
Bras, bras and more bras were the order of the evening on Saturday. More than 300 supporters packed a ballroom in the Hilton.
The rafters were raised at the Verdugo Woodlands Dad’s Club’s Youth House for a century-old gentleman. Glendale resident Arthur Chase Moore was feted by some 200 of his closest friends and family in celebration of his 100th birthday (actually on the following day).
“Twenty-four percent of the California Legislature are women. It’s a hard job. No one wants to go to Sacramento,” said Senator Carol Liu. “But it’s a place where power sits and policy is made. It’s a place where you can make a difference.”
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club ladies donned their chapeaux for their second annual Night at the Races.
Members of the Glendale Latino Assn. make any event a party. The tone of their annual Community Awards Luncheon was fun with just the right amount of earnestness. On Thursday more than 200 members and guests gathered at the Oakmont Country Club to honor community leaders.
It seems as if the 40 dedicated women members of Las Candelas become several hundred as each puts in triple duty to produce their every-other-year fashion show benefit.
Love was in the air at the luncheon for the Founders Guild of Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
Beginning its 66th year, the Glendale Center Theatre premiered its latest musical: “Crazy for You.” It’s full of familiar tunes with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Sunday’s matinee (Feb. 9) was the show’s debut. Third-generation owner-producer...
The ladies at the La Crescenta Woman's Club pulled out all the stops for this one. On Saturday, for the first time, the club was transformed into the La Crescenta version of "Antiques Roadshow." Volunteer appraiser Jacqueline Wise of Crown City Estate Sales in Montrose held court as members of the...
If the Souplantation didn't tickle your taste buds, the "Soup-er Bowl" at Glendale's First Baptist Church was also available this week. On Sunday (Jan. 27), the church opened the first weekend of its annual Missions Festival with plenty of soup ladled out in the church's fellowship room. Association...
"I hope to one day be able to extend a hand to others in the same manner you have done to me, to be able to make a difference in one's life by providing others with tools to thrive in their chosen field," said Trichele Bubla, recent graduate of the registered nursing program at Glendale Community...
It isn't every day that more than 750 women gather in one place in Glendale. On Saturday (Jan. 12) that's what took place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) ward building on North Central. The Women's Conference began with a continental breakfast of Porto's pastries and fruit....
Violinist Jacqueline Suzuki is a one-woman wrecking crew. What she wants to “wreck” is Glendale's image of not being a city known for classical music. Starting its fifth year is the Glendale Noon Concert series Suzuki established in November 2008. The free concerts are offered on the...
Glendale Elks Lodge #1289 members sure know how to throw a party — especially if it's their centennial year anniversary. On Friday (Dec. 28), Lodge members and guests pulled out all the stops for their themed “Celebrating 100 Years of Service” bash at the local lodge on Colorado.
"Gifts of the Heart" was the theme of Glendale Soroptimists' Grant Presentation Luncheon. The Glendale Hilton in its holiday splendor was the setting for over 100 members and guests welcomed by President Gayle Craig on Thursday (Dec. 20). At each table setting was a small rounded plastic heart...
What better way to celebrate some holiday cheer than at a speakeasy? How about one at the Roaring '20s-era Seeley's Furniture Company Building on South Brand? That's just what members and guests of the Glendale Historical Society did. On Sunday (Dec. 16), for one night only, “prohibition...
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club Junior Section just held one of the earlier Breakfasts with Santa in the holiday season. On Saturday (Dec. 8), the clubhouse was jumpin’ with a holiday buffet, live music, door prizes, opportunity prizes and gifts and crafts for each child to make. All of...