Local Author and Illustrator Wins Prestigious Award

By Nicole MOORE La Crescenta author and illustrator Tina Kugler received a 2018 Geisel Honor for her fifth book, “Snail and the Worm Again.” The prestigious Geisel Honor, named after Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is given to a handful of children’s book authors and illustrators in the United States. Kugler […]

MSPA Holds First Meeting of New Year

By Nicole MOORE On Thursday, Jan. 4, the Montrose Shopping Park Association held its first meeting of 2018. Andre Ordubegian, president of the MSPA, began the meeting with well wishes for the New Year. “I wish everyone a happy new year and a healthy year … [The Montrose Shopping Park Association] made progress last year […]

Horace Mann Elementary Folkloric Dancers Showcase their Talent

By Nicole MOORE On Saturday afternoon, the folkloric dancers from Horace Mann Elementary School, ages 6-11, graced the historic Casa Adobe de San Rafael’s patio with their beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps. Glendale Beautiful, a non-profit corporation that is invested in the beautification of the Glendale area, hosted the annual holiday event. The non-profit […]

MSPA Holds Final Meeting for 2017

By Nicole MOORE On Thursday, the Montrose Shopping Park Association held its last meeting of 2017. President Andre Ordubegian began the session by thanking those who have attended the monthly meetings and participated in MSPA events during the past year. “I would like to thank all the participants … and board members. [We] have worked […]

MSPA Discusses Art in Glendale

By Nicole MOORE Lt. Oscar Rodriguez from the Glendale Police Dept. addressed concerns mentioned by members of the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. at the monthly meeting of the MSPA. Steve Pierce, Montrose film liaison, reported that a number of syringes were found behind the Color Me Mine property. Whether the syringes were medical waste or […]

Splish Splash – the Ducks were in Glendale

Splish Splash – the Ducks were in Glendale

By Nicole MOORE On Saturday, the Glendale Kiwanis Club hosted its 13th annual incredible duck race at Verdugo Park. The family-oriented event was from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offered many Halloween-themed activities for children including a Frankenstein build-a-bear booth and a zombie target toss. Additionally, the Glendale Educational Foundation, a co-host of the […]

MSPA Discusses Las Vegas Attack and Future Development

By Nicole MOORE The Oct. 5 meeting of the Montrose Shopping Park Association began with a somber tone as President Andre Ordubegian remembered those who lost their lives in the recent Las Vegas attack. “Before we start, I want to offer my deepest sympathies and condolences to the victims and family members of those who […]

Local Author Hopes to Ignite Children’s Love of Reading

By Nicole MOORE On Sept. 20, Lincoln Elementary SOn Sept. 20, Lincoln Elementary School’s kindergarten and first grade students ventured to the Glendale Fire Station 28 to attend a reading of “Red the Fire Truck: A Story of Friendship” with the book’s author Debi Devens. Devens, who has previously written for various blogs and newspapers, […]

MSPA Welcomes Councilman, Remembers Former Members

By Nicole MOORE On Sept. 7, the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. held its monthly meeting. The president of the MSPA, Andre Ordubegian, began the meeting by honoring former board members of the Montrose Shopping Park Myrna Grijalva and Vito Cannella with a moment of silence. Grijalva died on Aug. 7 and Cannella on Sept. 1. […]

New Restaurant, Film Festival and More Discussed at MSPA Meeting

By Nicole MOORE On Aug. 3, the monthly meeting of the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. started with President Andre Ordubegian expressing the board’s  gratitude and admiration for Mary Dawson, owner of Revelation Tops, for her ongoing assistance in bettering the Montrose Shopping Park. “She’s been helping us on numerous occasions and any time we needed […]