Helping foster children

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Communities, Community Profile, Talmadge, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Tonya Torosian has one of those jobs that brings great joy amid inescapable heartache.

As chief executive officer of the local nonprofit Promises2Kids, Torosian works diligently to help thousands of foster children who have suffered physical and/or sexual abuse or have been severely neglected by their parents or caregivers.

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‘This is a godsend’

Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Communities, Featured, News, Talmadge | 1 Comment

By Jess Winans

When Melvyna Landry became a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) 27 years ago, she never expected to wake up one day homeless.

“I’m used to working and getting up every day and living in someone’s home and taking care of them,” the 58-year-old said. “Now I need somebody to take care of me in a way, and that makes me feel old to know that you need help when you’ve been helping people all day. It’s weird to be that person.”

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Trying times in Talmadge

Posted: July 17th, 2015 | Feature, Kensington, Talmadge, Top Story | 2 Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

The Talmadge community is up in arms after city staff reintroduced left turns for 47th Street motorists at the busy intersection of Monroe Avenue between Aldine Drive and Euclid Avenue.

The left turn lanes suddenly appeared on the morning of July 6, prompting an urgent discussion at the July 8 meeting of the Kensington Talmadge Planning Group (KTPG).

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KenTal planners discuss ‘Talmadge Gateway’ project

Posted: February 13th, 2015 | Featured, News, Talmadge | 9 Comments

By Hutton Marshall Talmadge residents convened Feb. 11 for what one community planner described beforehand as “the most significant meeting in a generation on the future of Talmadge.” The monthly meeting of the Kensington-Talmadge Community Planning Group, held in a packed room in the new Copley-Price Family YMCA, centered on a 60-unit, mixed-use development for low-income seniors near El Cajon Boulevard and Euclid Avenue.

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