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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.
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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,...
NEWS
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.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | March 20, 2012
A jury this week sided with former Deputy Police Chief William Taylor to the tune of nearly $1.3 million, siding with his claims that he was fired in retaliation for refusing to sign off on the terminations of minority officers. In his 2009 lawsuit, Taylor also said he was retaliated against for raising concerns about how a sexual harassment incident was being handled. Late Monday afternoon, jurors awarded $1.29 million, with $250,000 of that awarded for pain and suffering, his attorney Gregory Smith said.
COMMUNITY
By David Laurell | June 19, 2012
As it has for the past 42 years, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) gave more than 800 guests a wild evening they won't soon forget as the organization staged its annual Beastly Ball fundraiser this past Saturday. Guests, dressed in safari attire, strolled the zoo's grounds, stopping to sample the offerings of local restaurants, observe the facility's inhabitants, engage in up-close-and-personal meetings with animals and their handlers, bid on unique silent-auction items, visit the new LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles)
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | June 24, 2012
The first labor contract covering maintenance workers at Bob Hope Airport went into effect on Friday, giving hefty wage increases to the employees over the next three years. Workers will see a $14% pay increase in the first year of the contract, 8% in the second year and 3% in the final year, airport spokesman Victor Gill said. The sharp wage increases reflect just how low the local maintenance wages were compared to other airports in the state, said Gavin Koon, a representative of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501. “They were significantly underpaid,” he said.
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.
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By Megan O'Neil and Jeff Tully megan.oneil@latimes.com, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 9, 2012
A popular Burbank High School football player died at his home in Shadow Hills Tuesday night in what officials have ruled a suicide. The student was identified by Los Angeles County coroner's officials as 17-year-old Matthew Smyser. The official cause of death was released Thursday. Burbank Unified officials were notified of the death Wednesday morning by the Los Angeles Mayor's Crisis Response Team, Supt. Stan Carrizosa said. District grief counselors were immediately deployed to the school, where they remained all week.
NEWS
October 5, 2012
The sound-proofing program for homes around Bob Hope Airport is slowly wrapping up and airfield officials are urging property owners who haven't signed up to contact them as soon as possible. “It is winding down because we've done so much insulation,” Monica Newhouse-Rodriguez, deputy executive director of facilities and planning, said after a public workshop this week where residents learned about a study the airport is conducting to analyze the current and five-year forecast for aircraft noise.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 3, 2012
Burbank has initiated a series of funding deals to keep IKEA - a top sales-tax revenue generator - within city limits. The Swedish furniture retailer - a retail powerhouse in Burbank for more than two decades - has outgrown its current building has been looking for about a decade to expand its operations, said IKEA spokesman Joseph Roth. “Parking is challenging, the loading zone is challenging, the store itself is too small,” he said. The retailer already has its eye on a property - located at 805 South San Fernando Boulevard - that is twice the size of its current location, but it's occupied by Western Studio Service and a number of office tenants.
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