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  • Virginia FriedricksSeptember 29, 1922 - November 19, 2014

    Virginia Friedricks, 87, passed away peacefully at home on November 19, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.  Ginny, as most people called her, was born in Denver, Colorado, but was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.   Though many of her family members were hit hard by the Great Depression, Gin had a happy childhood and remembered a constant card game going on in her living room; she was invited to join the game when she was six years old and from then on, enjoyed a lifelong love of cards.   Ginny attended Indiana University, where she received a BS in Social Service.  It was there she met her future husband, Burton Friedricks.
  • On the Town: Celebrity dealers join Casino Cruise Night

    On the Town: Celebrity dealers join Casino Cruise Night
    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. Blackjack, craps roulette and Texas Hold ’em were...

    Dining Review: New Theresa's inherits its namesake's best ingredients

    Dining Review: New Theresa's inherits its namesake's best ingredients
    Theresa Sprunk was a powerhouse back in the 1950s and ’60s. She had a career, raised a child, made her clothes and volunteered at numerous philanthropic organizations around Glendale. She was an integral part of the erstwhile Tuesday Afternoon...

    Police release surveillance photos of man who allegedly broke into YMCA, church

    Police release surveillance photos of man who allegedly broke into YMCA, church
    Glendale police on Monday released surveillance footage of a man suspected of breaking into the Glendale YMCA and a local church in September, police said. On Sept. 7, the man allegedly broke into and ransacked two offices in the Glendale YMCA,...

    Dining: Splendor in the glass

    Dining: Splendor in the glass
    Back in 1912, when the little bungalow at 492 S. Lake Ave was first built, South Lake was just a dirt wagon track. One hundred and two years later, neighboring houses have given way to attractive retail developments, but the charming bungalow, like the...