Falcons Knock Off Tornados in Lopsided Affair, 74-15

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Girls’ basketball at Crescenta Valley High had been on pause as COVID’s Omicron variant wreaked havoc with high school sporting events throughout the area. However, it was time to press the play button once again, and the Falcons got the chance to stretch their collective legs on the court, taking on host Hoover High.
After a sluggish start, it was not long before the visiting Falcons got going and ran over the host Tornados for a 74-15 victory Tuesday evening in Pacific League action.
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CV Holds On to Beat Hoover, 59-52

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

This season’s race for the Pacific League boys’ basketball title was supposed to be a marathon, with all the schools playing each other once before being separated into two tiers. Therefore, theoretically there was the prospect of playing the top competition twice to get to the finish line.
However, COVID’s Omicron variant and its effect on the scheduling has altered the route. Now it’s turned into a sprint, with the league championship being awarded at the conclusion of one round of competition.
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GUSD Reports Slight Attendance Bump

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

While other school districts are struggling to stay open — let alone keep students in classrooms — amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Glendale Unified reported a slight bump in attendance this week.
Superintendent Vivian Ekchian informed the Board of Education during a meeting Tuesday that attendance was 88.4% — nearly a four-percentage-point bump from the previous week — with about 4.3% of students enrolled in independent study. Attendance figures among teachers also improved.
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Stars Align in Gubler’s ‘Walk of Dreams’

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

By Jonathan Williams
Glendale News-Press

Nestled in the heart of the Southland, lies the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Since 1953, Hollywood stars have been immortalized on the streets of Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard.
Millions of tourists, upcoming actors and entertainers have flocked to the 2,710 stars to see their favorite person in the industry’s name on the sidewalk embedded in the heart of a 6-foot coral terrazzo star trimmed with brass.
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City OKs Next Steps in Water Plan

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

By Jonathan Williams
Glendale News-Press

The City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the third phase of the city’s water conservation plan in response to the state’s diminishing water supply.
Phase three, which begins on Feb. 1, will limit outdoor watering to two days per week for no more than 10 minutes. The goal of the ordinance is to increase water conservation leading into the summer.
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Kang Leads USC-VHH as Chief Medical Officer

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Dr. Tarina Kang, a healthcare professional who has experience at multiple USC-affiliated facilities, recently became USC Verdugo Hills Hospital’s newest chief medical officer.
Kang, who previously was the medical director of quality for Keck Medical Center of USC and medical director for the evaluation and treatment clinic at Keck Hospital of USC, stepped into the role on Jan. 4. While at the medical center, she planned and developed its outdoor COVID-19 evaluation tent and supervised physician staffing in the coronavirus vaccine clinic, according to a USC-VHH news release.
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Crimes and Arrests

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale Police Department

A 20-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested on suspicion of robbery, elder abuse, felony evading and probation violation after allegedly taking a woman’s purse while she sat at a bus stop near the intersection of Colorado Street and Glendale Avenue at around 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. The victim was injured as she attempted to repel the alleged robber, and the suspect reportedly led Glendale police on a surface street pursuit afterward, running red lights and stop signs and driving in excess of 50 mph. The man was apprehended after abandoning his vehicle in a yard in the 600 block of West Lexington Boulevard, police said.

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Elsa Kreider | Obituary

Elsie Freda Welz was born March 1918, in San Francisco during the Spanish Flu Pandemic, and died from natural causes January 2022.
After graduating from high school, she became the primary bread winner for her mother and younger sister after her father died. While in high school, she worked on the school newspaper. She wrote an article about her experience of walking across the Golden Gate Bridge before it ever opened to automobiles.
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Nitros, Falcons, Tornados Returning to Action

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team has been idle since routing John Muir High of Pasadena, 7-1, in a Pacific League match on Jan. 4.
The Nitros (9-4-1 overall record, 4-0-1 in league) will attempt to remain undefeated in league when they travel to Pasadena on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. Continue reading “Nitros, Falcons, Tornados Returning to Action”

Falcons Edge Burbank in Double Overtime, 15-14

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

After being idle for over a month, the Crescenta Valley High School’s varsity girls’ water polo team opened Pacific League action by edging visiting Burbank High in double overtime, 15-14, on Thursday. No individual statistics were reported to the News-Press.
The Falcons (7-3 overall, 1-0 in league) are scheduled to visit Hoover for a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 3:30 p.m. Continue reading “Falcons Edge Burbank in Double Overtime, 15-14”