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News | By Zain Shauk | June 10, 2009
Providence High School senior speaker Alexia Townsend and her 151 classmates got their diplomas Saturday at a peculiar place that had spooked her parents, she said. “They would have slept here to get good seats, but they didn’t because it’s a graveyard,” she said. But the solemn surroundings outside the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills weren’t without meaning, she said. “Graves quite literally leave their mark on the world,” she said, explaining that her experience at Providence had left its mark on her and her peers.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 4, 2012
The wife of Woodbury University's former president filed a complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court this week alleging she was fired from her job as senior director of development without cause after reporting alleged mistreatment of other employees by the wife of the school's new president. Rose Nielsen alleges in her complaint, filed on Monday, that she was fired Sept. 6 not long after reporting that she had been approached by a maintenance employee in tears because he had allegedly been “threatened with termination” by the wife of Woodbury's new president, Luis Calingo.
THE818NOW
March 8, 2013
This story has been amended, see note below for details. Burbank is clamping down on roving billboard ads after brightly colored vans touting topless maid services caused a stir and prompted complaints from the public. Under a new ordinance, vehicles with attached signs or billboards aren't allowed on city streets. This after Hot Topless Maids vans and other roving ads in and around Burbank last year prompted officials to address what many called "visual blight. " “What we're capturing with this ordinance is those signs that are bolted to a van, leaned against a van, trailers that are unhitched and left in public right of way,” said Deputy City Planner Patrick Prescott at a meeting last week.
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By Zain Shauk | June 6, 2009
The future may be uncertain for the class of 2009, but one thing is clear, senior Marianne Epstein told her fellow John Burroughs High School graduates Thursday. “The worst is over — no more state testing,” she said. Her speech, one of six by students, drew cheers from the crowd of cap-and-gown-clad students on the school’s football field. Bursts of confetti and screams of joy capped off the ceremony, which took place under stadium lights as a cool breeze blew across the field, waving tassels and red gowns.
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By DAVID LAURELL | November 7, 2007
Two exceptional individuals were lauded Saturday for their passion and care for the betterment of our community. The Zonta Club of Burbank honored Burbank City Manager Mary Alvord as its Woman of the Year, while the late Mike Tawdy was remembered for his outstanding career as a tennis instructor during the Burbank Tennis Center’s 10th anniversary celebration. Since 1949, the Zonta Club of Burbank has honored exemplary women who have made significant contributions to the community.
FEATURES
June 9, 2007
Emin Abnousi, Angelo Ray Acharon, Jose Aguilar, Sarah Aguilar, Joseph Alarcon, Brooke Allen, Brandi Almanza, Yania Almanza, Michael Alvarado, Agina Alvarez, Andrea Alvarez, Daniel Alvarez, David Alvarez, Deanna Alvarez, Jennifer Alvarez, Melissa Alvarez, Brandon Andersen, Meredith Anderson, Kyle Aragon, Bryan Arceo, Jessica Arceo, Jairo Arenas, Danny Arevalo, Alberto Arias, Cassandra Arias, Yader Arita, Tigran Arjoyan, Toschkannie Arnold, Stephany Arroyave,...
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June 7, 2003
BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL Burbank High School Class of 1933 will have its 70th reunion June 25 at a Burbank home. For more information, call Lois (Brockman) Wellington at 848-3905. Burbank High School Class of 1973 will have its 30-year reunion Aug. 23 at Lakeside Golf Club. For more information, call 848-6863 or 419-9456. Burbank High School Class of 1983 will have its 20-year reunion Sept. 27 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. For more information, call (800)
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By Leslie Simmons | December 15, 1999
BURBANK VILLAGE -- A tip from a customer that rat droppings were seen in Bobby McGee's restaurant has led to its permanent closure, a county health official said Tuesday. The restaurant was closed down on Dec. 7 during an inspection based on a customer complaint that rodent droppings were seen in the dining area, said Mike Spear, a county health department director. "Not only was a live rat found on the premises, which was injured in some matter, but numerous droppings were found in the food, equipment and on the floors," Spear said.
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By By Lauren Hilgers | February 4, 2006
PTAs work to promote programs and weave art into the culture and curriculum of the schools.Alexandra Helfrich has always been a creative person, so when she sent her child to a school arts camp during the summer at Thomas Jefferson Elementary, she made a few suggestions. She had no idea what she was getting herself into. "A very wise person once said, 'Don't make a complaint unless you're ready to do something about it,'" Helfrich said. Before she knew what had happened, Helfrich assumed a roll that many parents are playing across the district -- creating what they call an "arts revolution" in the elementary schools.
NEWS
July 21, 2010
Alan Kalkin, a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, died June 20. He was 76. Kalkin began his career of public service in the Burbank city attorney's office. He was later appointed Municipal Court commissioner until his judicial appointment by Gov. George Deukmejian. After a brief service in West Covina and Glendale, Kalkin spent most of his career in Burbank. Over the years he received many letters from people who had appeared before him thanking him for his fairness in their trials.
NEWS
July 18, 2001
Lolita Harper NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- A Burbank Police officer, who allegedly shot a Burbank family's pet dog Friday night, was arrested Sunday in an unrelated incident on suspicion of disorderly conduct at a concert, police said. Burbank Police Officer Anthony Valento, 30, was described as belligerent and unable to care for his own safety due to alcohol consumption while attending a pop-punk concert by Offspring at the Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Carl Deeley said.
NEWS
May 11, 2002
A few years ago, I was driving down Olive Avenue past George Izay Park and spied an unusual scene -- scores of people sitting in lawn chairs, pitching tents, all queued along the sidewalk leading toward the Olive Recreation Center. Curious, I stopped and asked a bystander, "What are you guys in line for?" The somber reply: "Summer camp." Ah, summer camp. For kids, it begins the week after school ends in June. For parents, sign-up began at 7 a.m. May 4, when the choice spots in the summer camp programs at McCambridge, Verdugo and Robert Gross parks are ripe for the taking.
NEWS
February 18, 2004
Accountability called into question by BTAC project Where is the accountability for up to a million dollars to remodel and expand the Burbank Temporary Aid Center facility? Who makes up the difference in funds if the project goes seriously over budget, leaving the facility incomplete or an eyesore? BTAC board leadership was seriously questioned with the firing of the former director, Pat Smola. Now with funds so tight in Burbank and so many critical needs, we are expected to believe that the board suddenly has developed exceptional project management skills that will enable it to stay within budget and bring the remodeling project in on time?
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