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The818now | January 22, 2013
Los Angeles police on Tuesday identified the man who, the day before, led officers on a slow speed chase into Burbank that ended after his utility work van struck two cars. The man -- Albert Stokes, 52, of Paramount - was arrested on suspicion of felony evading, according to Los Angeles Police Officer Bruce Borihanh. Officers had tried to pull Stokes over in Sun Valley after they suspected him of being intoxicated while driving, but after the chase, Borihanh said police found no sign that he was under the influence of alcohol.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | June 9, 2007
Red cap-and-gown-clad seniors covered nearly all the grass at Memorial Field at John Burroughs High School Thursday night. While parents beamed and fellow students gave speeches about the future, their present lives and the past four years they spent together, the graduates waited to hear their names called. "Well, class of 2007, you have made it," Principal Emilio Urioste said. Names were called and echoed through loudspeakers around the graduating class as people in the stands shouted messages of encouragement and love toward them.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | August 1, 2009
BURBANK — City and school officials set foot on Burbank High School’s new artificial turf field Wednesday, getting their first look at a product of their $18-million joint venture. The sight of a sweeping green mat of fake grass, which was part of a larger, three-pronged project, offered a sense of encouragement to the excited officials, who wanted to get an early glimpse of the field, they said. “It’s just impressive when you spend your whole life in Burbank and drive by and all you see is dirt.
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 ...
NEWS
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.
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.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 1, 2014
David Starr Jordan Middle School is one of three middle schools that are finalists in a countywide competition to reduce the amount of trash schools send to landfills. Months ago, Jordan students began participating in a competition overseen by Grades of Green, an environmental nonprofit that works with the sanitation districts in Los Angeles County to promote environmental education. Over time, students already involved in a club on Jordan's campus known to pick up trash after lunch began educating other students by informing them in classroom presentations about which bins on campus should be used for recyclables, trash or compost items such as orange peels or salad.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Laurell | September 13, 2011
One of the most ancient crafts, the production of pottery, for both utilitarian use as well as artist expression, dates back thousands of years before Christ. While the pottery collection of Burbank residents Tim and Angie Meikle doesn't include pieces from that far back, it does consist of items created during the late 1880s and throughout the 20th century. The couple, who have been collecting for more than 43 years, are currently sharing their impressive amassment at the Burbank Creative Arts Center in the gallery's current show: “A Collection of Pottery 1880-1970.” The opening of the show was celebrated with a reception that, along with the Meikles, included a full house of their friends, fellow collectors, artists and lovers of antique pottery this past Friday evening.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | June 12, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Mary Alice O'Connor, the former school board member and volunteer whose service began during World War II and grew into leadership positions in the Tournament of Roses, Friends of the Burbank Library and the Burbank Historical Society, died early Saturday. She was 93. Mary Alice O'Connor passed away peacefully at her home, according to her family. Dozens of well wishers visited in the days leading up to her passing, retelling stories about her life and the lessons they learned over the years.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | October 8, 2013
Hundreds gathered Tuesday to mourn the passing of Sugey Cuevas, who family and friends remembered as a colorful, free spirit who had a contagious laugh, and loved dancing and Flamin' Hot Cheetos. The 19-year-old John Burroughs High School graduate died in a car crash in Burbank on Sept. 28 that claimed the lives of four other young people and left one injured .  PHOTOS: Hundreds gather for Sugey Cuevas funeral A group of Cuevas' friends attended her funeral clad in bright outfits, their arms covered in “kandi,” or colorful beaded bracelets popular at electronic music festivals, or raves, of which Cuevas was a fan. “If we were all wearing black, she'd be striking us with lighting,” her best friend Heather Haynes, who was dressed in pink and white, said with a laugh.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 24, 2014
Burbank maintained a “B” on the American Lung Assn.'s annual report card grading California cities and counties on their anti-smoking laws - one of 33 cities and counties to receive that score. According to the agency, Burbank fared better than hundreds of cities and counties, including the 330 that received an “F,” in overall tobacco control on this year's “State of Tobacco Control” report. Even so, officials would've liked to have scored higher, having made “bold” strides in creating - and enforcing - anti-smoking rules, said Community Development Director Joy Forbes.
NEWS
By Lisa Dupuy | May 2, 2014
Forget the fact you have to park in an auto repair shop across a busy stretch of Glenoaks Boulevard. Ignore that this hard-to-find eatery is next to a hectic multipump gas station. Overlook the limitation that it's only open at night. Just get yourself to Commonwealth, an outstanding little restaurant recently opened in Burbank. Commonwealth is the brainchild of co-owners Ryotaro Isobe and Peter Park. They used to run a similarly themed restaurant on the Westside but recently brought their efforts to our valley.
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