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News | By Christopher Cadelago | March 25, 2009
BURBANK — Seven private medical laboratories, including two based in Burbank, are accused by the state attorney general’s office of swindling the state out of hundreds of millions of dollars by overcharging the Medi-Cal program for various tests. The seven companies included five from Los Angeles County that allegedly charged the state at least six times more than they did other customers for procedures such as blood and urine tests. Medi-Cal provides discounted health care to the poor and disadvantaged.
NEWS
June 24, 2000
Andrew Chon, Eugene Shin and Paul Hwang, Valedictorians Menooa Aboolian Elvis Abramyan Artor Acopians Allison Acord Roger Acuna Xochilt Adabache John (Jd) Adams Anashe Admean Kamron Aghevli Laura Aguilar Artin Ahounber Armine Alajian Belinda Alas Lizbeth Alburez Sabrina Alejandre Artak Alexanian Leslie Alfaro Sergio Alfaro Karla Almaguer Angineh Almasi Daniel Araiza Paul Araujo Alba Arevalo Natalie Arutunian Avetis Avo Arutunyan Selin Asadorian Arbi Asatourian Harutyun Aslanian Leobardo Astorga Marena Atallah Vernon Atwater Annie Austin Artin Avanousian Christian Ayala Kenneth Ayala Megan Baade Mher Michael Babakhanyan Hayk Hike Badalyan Andreh Baghdasarian Melissa Baker Steven Baker Michael Bang Brenda Banuelos Harry Batikian James Becaria Jane Behm Blake Bidar Amy Bloom Steven Boghoskhan Theodore Borders Jacqlyn Bowman Katharine Brennan Jill Briganti Jacob Brodsky Jason Brooker Emily Brower Katherine Bruce Alex Brugge Camille A. Bucu Andrew Budde Leandra Bustos Christopher Butcher Evette Cabanillas Gary Cabral Rosanna Cacace Ronald Carpenter Iveht Carrillo Oscar Castillo ...
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By Alison Tully | June 11, 2008
CITY HALL — The council approved $53,112 in next year’s fiscal budget to keep the McCambridge Park Pool open through October on a trial basis after several complaints from residents. The extension, which will be paid for out of the general fund, is part of the citywide fee scheduled to be included in 2008-09 fiscal year’s budget that was approved by a 4-to-1 vote on Tuesday. “The city is not the same place it was 12 years ago . . . people are hungry for healthy activities,” Councilwoman Marsha Ramos said.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jonny Whiteside | August 30, 2013
Ward Dotson, the brilliantly understated guitarist whose atmospheric style was a critical component of early '80s Hollywood underground rock legends the Gun Club, is definitely an odd one. Widely recognized as one of the post-punk era's most engagingly progressive musicians, Dotson is a dry, droll cat with a mile-wide streak of ingenuous, self-deprecating humor and, for an artist with his singular, significant cachet, a refreshingly disarming lack...
THE818NOW
November 4, 2011
A Los Angeles man who was struck and killed after reportedly walking across several lanes of the Ventura (134) Freeway early Tuesday morning has been identified, but officials have not released his name because he is homeless and his family has not been identified. “He has been identified,” Los Angeles County Chief Coroner Investigator and Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said. Harvey added that because the man was indigent, it has been difficult to track down next of kin. The man, 39, was fatally struck by several cars, forcing lane closures and snarling traffic from about 5 a.m. to almost 9 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | August 23, 2011
The man accused of using a Burbank officer's gun against him and his partner during a scuffle at a Kmart last year was double-handcuffed because of his size and to allow for greater range of motion, according to testimony Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Jamie Willard - the man accused of shooting at two Burbank police officers after he was able to wrangle one of the guns while under arrest at Kmart for an alleged shoplifting - required two connected handcuffs because his 6-foot-tall, 220-pound frame was too large for a single cuff, one of the officers testified during the preliminary hearing.
THE818NOW
June 27, 2012
After reviewing more than 100 applications for a public information officer, Burbank hired Drew Sugars, a veteran television journalist and current PIO for the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office, according to the city. Sugars arrives with 17 years of broadcasting experience as an Emmy award-winning television news reporter, main anchor and newsroom manager, the city said in a statement. The California native spent the past four years working for the largest law enforcement agency in Santa Barbara County where he successfully merged the Public Information Office and Media Resources Unit.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 27, 2013
The Orchard Supply Hardware store in Burbank is clearing things out before closing down, with the hardware store slashing prices in a final clearance sale. The OSH, located on Victory Boulevard, is one of 17 in the state being closed in the wake of the San Jose-based chain's entrance into Chapter 11 bankruptcy this summer and its subsequent acquisition by competitor Lowe's Companies Inc. Until it closes, all merchandise in the store is being sold at 25% to 70% off. Leigh Parrish, an OSH spokeswoman, said because stores will close based on how quickly clearance merchandise sells, the company couldn't set official closing dates.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | March 28, 2014
A group of children gathered at the Verdugo Log Cabin in Burbank on Thursday for the first day of a two-month course in which they'll learn to build mini- robots, which eventually can function as an elevator, catapult or ski lift - all using Legos. The robotics course is just one of many spring classes that kicked off this week and are offered through the city's park, recreation and community services department. “It's a very popular class,” said Burbank recreation supervisor Christine Rumfola.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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