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Verdugo Views: How a protest saved Marion Drive's lampposts

Verdugo Views: How a protest saved Marion Drive's lampposts

The time was 7 a.m. The year was 1994. It was a Thursday morning and many who lived on Marion Drive on Adams Hill were still in their bathrobes.

Small Wonders: Pay close attention to your metadata

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. And I am already annoyed.

Wrestling in the corner of my mind

Wrestling in the corner of my mind

Tucked inside the curtained confines of Glendale Studios, marked by a boisterous yet intimate gathering on a clear California afternoon, sat a time machine.

A father's competitive struggle with kids

A father's competitive struggle with kids

As parents, we try and steer our children in the right direction. Sometimes it takes a gentle, loving push, and other times it takes an all-out shove.

Open Forum about L.A. Kings

Some associate the Los Angeles Kings with silver and black. I remember Forum Blue and Gold.

Jewel City 'Diamond' looks to shine under lights once again

Jewel City 'Diamond' looks to shine under lights once again

"There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."

Berry's legacy lies in spring eternal

Berry's legacy lies in spring eternal

"There's no quit in this group, they fought. You can't ask for any more."

Rousey speaks volumes during, after title win

Rousey speaks volumes during, after title win

"Most of all to my Dad, wherever you are, I hope that you see this, we all miss you, we love you and this is for you, I hope you're proud of me."

Questions linger, character shines at Prep

"It's like feeding them to the wolves."

The football column

The football column

"Football is like life — it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority."

If you play them, will anybody still show up?

"The administration's been great. They've given me everything I've wanted. They just can't give me what I need; more players, community support, they don't have that power. … It's the weirdest thing I've been through as a coach. Where's...

Goodnight, Little Leaguer … and Good Bye

"It is not flesh and blood, but the heart that makes us fathers and sons."

Are Angelenos a big deal for Glendale?

Before a modest crowd of potential ballplayers, media and other assorted on-lookers, Tony Riviera proclaimed that Wednesday afternoon's press conference stood as the beginning of, "what we believe will change the baseball face in the city of...

Friday nights, they'll pass you by

"It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of young men."

Second String: Putting Glendale on the fighting map

"What would be better than walking down any street in any city and knowing you're a champion." — Rocky Marciano

Second String; A spring to be forgotten

"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." — Rogers Hornsby The greatest second baseman of all-time

'Nightmare' leads off huge month of fights

GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.

Martirosyan nears biggest fight of career

Martirosyan nears biggest fight of career

"Vanes is such a hard worker. He's just a baby now, he's only 19, but we're getting there a little bit every day." — Freddie Roach on Vanes Martirosyan after the latter's second pro fight...

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