| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Glendale's 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade float could end up going to the bears.
"Meatball" the bear -- who got his nickname after being caught eating frozen Costco meatballs from a garage refrigerator in Glendale last year -- became a media...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:31 AM
It's been a year since "Meatball" the bear created a legion of fans over the course of several trash foraging forays into Glendale's hillsides.
Reaction to a proposal to feature the bear's likeness on the city's next Rose Parade float was......
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:39 AM
A floral depiction of Glendale’s most famous former ursine resident -- "Meatball" -- will be the centerpiece of the city’s next Rose Parade float, council members decided Tuesday.
After he was caught devouring frozen Costco meatballs from a...
| Aug 11, 2013
When the woman who helped shine a spotlight on famed bear Meatball first heard the bruin's hometown was trying to raise money for a float in his honor, she worried that the funding could be better spent helping Meatball — also called Glen Bearian...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Two Glendale teenagers are among 80 finalists chosen to compete in the All-American High School Film Festival in New York City next month.
The films made by Artin Aroutounians and Aris Yeghiazaryan were chosen from more than 1,000 shorts submitted by...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Just $10,000 has been generated for Glendale’s 100th float in the Tournament of Roses Parade — and all of it from just one donor.
The amount of money raised is a far cry from the $150,000 the city would like to cover with donations from...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:19 AM
With $25 and some luck, you could win two seats on Glendale's 100th Tournament of Roses Parade float.
The city is selling raffle tickets to raise money to build the float and is asking for a minimum donation of $25 for the chance to wave to thousands of...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:33 PM
German music, dancing, food and beer are set to take over two blocks of Honolulu Avenue during the 35th annual Oktoberfest hosted by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce on Saturday.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to crowd the 2300 and...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Sarah Gallardo had bought lederhosen for herself and her husband, Jose Martinez, to sport at the 35th annual Oktoberfest in Montrose on Saturday, but he couldn't squeeze into the traditional German garb.
Instead, Gallardo, from Pasadena, got Martinez a...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Glendale police reported making no arrests at Montrose's annual Oktoberfest on Honolulu Avenue this past weekend.
The event brought out thousands of people, lured by the Bavarian cuisine, beer and carnival rides in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu...
| May 7, 2012
| 3:13 PM
During the annual Armenian cultural and food festival on Sunday, Osanna Bekarian, 77, and Arsine Aposhian, 72, were making what so many Armenians have grown up with: hand-braided string cheese.
Meanwhile, Nyree Derderian, 38, was lamenting about how...
| May 11, 2012
| 6:22 PM
The recent decision to expunge jazz from Doug McIntyre's morning show on KABC radio — in a purported move to enlarge the show's audience — has stirred passions around the Southland.
Playboy Jazz Festival publicist Nina Gordon is surprised by...