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  • Roland E. Meissner III November 23, 1944 - March 13, 2014

    Roland E. Meissner III  November 23, 1944 - March 13, 2014
    “Hap”, as he was known to everyone, passed away peacefully at home. A long-time resident of La Canada, Hap was a native of WI. He was a Chem. Eng. with a BS from UW, a MS from USC, and a MBA from CSULA. Hap started his career with ARCO in the mid 60’s. In 1976, he joined The Ralph M. Parsons Co. in Pasadena as a Sr. Process Engineer, and in 1986 became VP, and Dir.& Mgr. of the Technology Dept. He had over 34 years of management and engineering experience in the oil, gas & petroleum industry. Hap loved challenges and had a great passion for his work; he was an expert in hydroprocessing & sulfur recovery. He authored many papers on petroleum refining, gas treating & sulfur recovery, thermodynamics, and CO2 recovery. He also held patents for high activity catalyst for direct reduction of H2S to sulfur. In 2003, Hap retired from Parsons and pursuing entrepreneurial ventures, he started his own consulting business while teaching at CSULB. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Pilar; son, Leo; stepsons, Juan and Omar; daughters, Deborah and Jeanne; sister, Annie Pedersen; niece Maggie, nephew Paul, and four grandchildren. A wonderful husband and terrific father, he was and will be forever loved and profoundly missed. Cabot & Sons in Pasadena.
  • Intersections: A ride that changed a life

    Intersections: A ride that changed a life
    Lt. Lola Abrahamian never intended to become a police officer. She was already enjoying a fruitful and rewarding career she had had since graduating from college, but an interest in criminal law and a chance meeting with the Glendale Police Department led...

    Stats point to Glendale's most dangerous intersections

    Stats point to Glendale's most dangerous intersections
    Two of the top 10 intersections with the highest collision rates in the city are situated in Glendale’s busiest neighborhood: downtown. Police logged 43 collisions at North Brand Boulevard and Goode Avenue, which leads drivers off and onto the...

    Hoover tornado marching band wants your unwanted electronics

    Hoover High School's marching band will collect unwanted electronic items Saturday to raise money for the band. They welcome computers, copiers, scanners, printers, microwaves, cell phones, stereos, televisions and glass and paper. The band will...

    Council votes to study bridges over the L.A. River

    Council votes to study bridges over the L.A. River
    A study on the potential construction of bridges along the Glendale Narrows area of the Los Angeles River — including one that may connect to Griffith Park — is set to begin following City Council approval this week of a $725,000 contract with...