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  • On the Town: Cabrini Literary Guild president whips up a supper for 70

    On the Town: Cabrini Literary Guild president whips up a supper for 70
    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 spreading tree, the group held a meeting welcoming a record 32 guests seen as “younger, fresh blood,” according to Guild President Marie Urrutia. On Sept. 12 at the Glendale home of Urrutia's daughter, Susan Theiring, about 70 members and guests gathered for sociability and supper.
  • Bookstore founder dies

    Bookstore founder dies
    Jane Humphrey, the founder of Once Upon A Time bookstore, which opened in Montrose in 1966, died Oct. 7 after a long illness, according to her family. She was 79. Born Mary Jane Goad on May 5, 1934, in Chicago, her family moved to Glendale when she was a...

    Debut novel should hit home for teen readers

    Debut novel should hit home for teen readers
    An author with local ties will be at Once Upon a Time bookstore this weekend to sign and read from a new book he co-wrote, “Glitter Girl,” which tells the story of two girls who have been friends since preschool and now find their friendship...

    Sanctuary, Meatball's biggest fan in tug-of-war over rights

    Sanctuary, Meatball's biggest fan in tug-of-war over rights
    The San Diego County animal sanctuary that took in Meatball, the Glendale bear, now wants the woman who turned him into a social media darling, effectively saving his life, to sign away all legal claims to the bear’s name. Meatball, who got his...

    A Word, Please: Even dictionaries don't always agree

    A Word, Please: Even dictionaries don't always agree
    According to my 1933 Oxford Universal Dictionary, “good-bye” and “co-operate” are hyphenated, neither “leg room” nor “birth rate” can be run together into a single word, and “teenager” doesn&...