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December 7, 1994 | STEVE RYFLE
The results of Glendale Community College's recent student body elections are in limbo, awaiting the outcome of a probe into allegations of illegal campaign tactics. Four candidates for Associated Student Body offices filed a grievance with the college's judicial review board last week, saying they witnessed a campaign worker for incumbent ASB president Arthur Katchatourians instructing students how to vote on election day.
January 26, 2014 | By Brittany Levine
Glendale got an A on the American Lung Assn.'s annual report card grading local governments' antismoking rules. Glendale is one of 18 California cities and counties - 3% of those surveyed - that received the top score on the “State of Tobacco Control 2014” report released last week. Glendale also moved up in a subcategory - smoke-free housing - from B to A due to new legislation the City Council passed last year, banning smoking in all new apartment and condominium units.
June 7, 1996
President Clinton will speak at Glendale Community College next Tuesday on a national tour combining campaign politics and college appearances. The president will address students, faculty and staff members during a stop that will be closed to the public, Merry Shelburne, a spokeswoman for the college, said Thursday. Clinton's trip to California has been planned for some time, but Glendale was added to the itinerary at the last moment.
May 3, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha, Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton
A massive aerial attack by water-dropping helicopters appeared to be effectively keeping a brush fire from encroaching on homes in Glendale.  Officials have ordered evacuations in sections of Glenoaks and Chevy Chase canyons, officials said. Helicopters were dousing the ridgeline near Chevy Chase canyon with water, hitting hot spots. Firefighting crews are also on the scene, protecting structures. The hills above Glendale were covered in white smoke but with far fewer flames than a short while ago. MAP: Southland fires The fire began at 2:29 p.m., north of the 134 Freeway and east of the 2 Freeway.
Two Glendale brothers who run a successful chain of Burger King franchises have agreed to donate $1 million to a planned NASA/JPL science education center at Glendale Community College. The gift from brothers Larry and Ralph Cimmarusti was announced by college Supt./President John A. Davitt at a news conference Thursday. The money will be used to equip a planetarium in the center and to fund an endowment for future programs.
To some drivers on the busy Glendale street, it was a strange and unsettling sight, the sort of thing that makes you do a double take, maybe even pull over to the side of the road. The familiar marquee at Glendale Community College, where school plays and football games are usually announced, was filled with the odd loops and curves of a foreign alphabet. No translation followed, just two dates, cryptically proclaiming some event, as if to tease those who didn't understand.
March 31, 1995 | JOHN MORELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; John Morell is a regular contributor to The Times
Who really wants to go back to school? To memories of history professors with food stains on their ties, algebra problems on sweltering September afternoons, the pain of a C that should have been a B-plus at least. If it's all too much to bear, then forget about this tour. But if you're up for it, try a walk around what is arguably one of the most attractive community college campuses around.
After years of complaints from residents, the Glendale City Council this week adopted a guest parking pass system to help untangle traffic snarls on residential streets surrounding Glendale Community College. Beginning Nov. 25, dozens of streets in the College Hills area will be posted with restricted parking signs to force college students who have been parking for free to use student lots or nearby metered city lots.
April 6, 1999
A Pomona College professor and a Glendale College administrator have died of injuries suffered in a March 29 car accident in Cuba. Harry C. Mullikin, a mathematics professor at Pomona College in Claremont, died in the accident. He was 58. Gary W. Parker, 53, dean of admissions and records at Glendale Community College, died Friday night of his injuries. The two men had been companions for 31 years. Details of the accident were not available.
March 12, 1995
A power outage at Glendale Community College has forced the cancellation of today's candidate forum. Four candidates for two seats on the college's board of trustees had been set to square off at 1 p.m. in a forum sponsored by the Glendale Homeowners Assn.
May 3, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha
A brush fire has broken out in Glendale at the 134 and 2 freeways, where the transition road has been shut down as firefighters move in. The fire is on the ridge line of the 2100 block of Chevy Chase Drive and Glenoaks Boulevard, according to Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. Evacuation orders have been issued for some homes in the 500 block of Solway Street and Chevy Chase Drive. Traffic into Chevy Chase Canyon has been closed as water-dropping helicopters attacked from above.
April 24, 2013 | By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times
The investigation into ricin-laced letters addressed to the president, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge highlighted a personal feud Wednesday and an unusual cast of characters - starting with Paul Kevin Curtis, an Elvis impersonator who had pestered officials for years about his conspiracy theory that the federal government was involved in an organ-harvesting plot. Government plot or no, Curtis was, of course, glad that officials had decided to drop the charges against him. He had been arrested last week, days after the letters were sent, and was freed Tuesday.
April 22, 2013 | By Kelly Corrigan
An unattended piece of empty luggage shut down a parking lot at Glendale Community College on Monday morning after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's bomb squad was called in to investigate. The luggage, discovered in Parking Lot C off East Mountain Street  at 7 a.m., was reported first to the college's police department, which called in Glendale police and later the bomb squad, the Glendale News-Press reported. “It turned out to be an empty piece of luggage,” said Glendale Community College Police Chief Gary Montecuollo.
April 22, 2010
Artist J. Walt Adamczyk dons his sorcerer's cap for "Spontaneous Fantasia," a live performance of digital animation that combines elements of painting, music and theater. Glendale Community College Planetarium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. 7 p.m. Sat. $10 in advance, $15 at the door ($6 for children 5-12). (626) 688-0778. .
December 18, 2009 | By Debra Levine >>>
Samantha Hoe, the statuesque blond who plays the icy title role in "The Snow Queen," perches unsteadily on the left shoulder of Czech ballet protégé Filip Stanek. They're rehearsing for California Contemporary Ballet's upcoming performances of the Hans Christian Andersen fable at Glendale Community College. Stanek wobbles slightly from bearing another human being on his frame. His flight from Prague landed at LAX only six hours ago, and he's barely even had a nap. FOR THE RECORD: Ballet times: An article in Friday's Calendar section on "The Snow Queen" ballet at Glendale Community College gave the Saturday and Sunday matinee times as 2:30 p.m.; it should have said 2 p.m. — "My brain is sleeping, but my body's awake," he says in English accented by the lightest trill.
May 2, 2004 | Jean-Paul Renaud, Times Staff Writer
The letter had finally arrived. Months of worrying -- what seemed like an eternity -- were over. It sat on the kitchen counter, already opened by an impatient mother. But neither the expression on her face nor the thin size of the envelope looked right. "Dear Arman," the letter began. "I am delighted to offer you future admission to UCLA through our new Guaranteed Transfer Option." Maybe it's a typo, Arman Matevosyan told himself.
August 7, 1985
H. Rex Craig, president of Glendale Community College and superintendent of the Glendale Community College District, died of cancer Saturday in a Glendale hospital. Craig, 47, was the first Glendale college administrator to hold dual responsibilities as college president and district superintendent after the school broke away from the Glendale Unified School District in 1982. Born in Garden Valley, Ida., Craig began his career as a high school biology teacher in 1959 in Denver.
May 7, 1991
Nicolaides' defense of the proposed community college entrance exam was ludicrous. "If they do not pass," she wrote, "students should seek remedial help, ideally made available through community colleges. . . ." How can students seek remedial help at community colleges if they can't get in the colleges? Evidently that simple logic escaped Nicolaides. She complained there were those with third-grade abilities enrolled in the history class she taught. How could that happen? At Glendale Community College, and at most others, students take assessment exams to determine skill levels and academic placement.
April 3, 2003 | Michael Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
Two newly elected trustees for Glendale Community College said their goal was to maintain a high level of education despite state budget cuts that will severely limit the number of classes offered at the 25,000-student campus. "When you cut classes, it adversely affects the educational plans for the students and delays their life," Ara James Najarian, a Glendale attorney, said Wednesday. "They plan to go on to a UC school and they can't because they get stuck on a community campus."
March 20, 2003
Re "Cutbacks Sting Community College Students," March 17: I went to a community college because it made economic sense. I could work enough to pay for my classes to get the education I needed for a better job. With these new cutbacks, doors to better jobs are being slammed shut on a great many people, some of whom will end up stuck in poverty-level jobs for good, with no time or money for schooling. Training and education are fundamental to upward mobility. Even with just a two-year degree, to land a job in a skilled trade will make for a decent living.
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