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News | By Ani Amirkhanian | May 20, 2006
Giuse Yen Viet Mai, owner of numerous furniture stores in Los Angeles county, including Urban Habitat Furniture in Burbank, died on May 15. He was 72. Mai was born on Oct. 10, 1933, in Vietnam. He was an officer in the Vietnamese army and a music conductor for the military band. After migrating with his family from Vietnam to the United States in 1975, Mai settled in Burbank and ventured into the furniture business. Mai started his furniture business in 1982 and opened his first store on Sunset Boulevard.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Famera | May 22, 2010
The love-hate relationship between a mother and daughter is the subject of Ellen Snortland?s fantastic one-woman show ?Now That She?s Gone,? at the Missing Piece Theater in Burbank. Although Snortland is rough on her mom, it?s obvious there?s more love than hate, and Snortland is at her best when she highlights some of the funnier moments of her awkward youth. But above all, her play is a heartwarming memoir of Snortland?s hectic journey from a small-town Norwegian-American girl who ?
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 21, 2014
Burbank Unified's top leader received a 7.8% raise Thursday with three school board members supporting her salary hike and two voting against it. Earlier in the meeting, the school board approved a 3% retroactive salary increase for Burbank teachers, which is the first salary increase the district has issued since 2007. The board's unanimous approval ignited applause from the audience. Supt. Jan Britz originally brought a $15,000-raise proposal to the table in January , but pulled the item from the agenda because the district's classified union and teacher's union were still in salary negotiations.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | March 19, 2013
Residents living near Bob Hope Airport who have been waiting to take advantage of a federally funded residential soundproofing program shouldn't wait any longer. After more than a decade and a half of installing new windows and doors in homes surrounding the airport, the eligible area for the soundproofing program is going to shrink, airport officials said during a Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority meeting on Monday. Due to quieter aircraft and fewer flights in general, the airport is projecting a much smaller noise-impact zone over the next five years - and that projection is used by the Federal Aviation Administration to determine which homeowners qualify for soundproofing projects.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | September 18, 2013
Just two seasons ago, the Providence High boys' basketball program had an energetic new coach in Ernest Baskerville and a freshman sensation in player Marcus LoVett Jr. The two helped the Pioneers make history during the 2011-12 campaign. Providence won its first league championship in more than a decade, advanced to the program's first-ever CIF Southern Section championship game - only the second appearance in any sport in school history - and qualified for the state playoffs for the first time.
NEWS
February 1, 2003
Jeff Tully Burroughs High has a fine reputation of churning out successful college football players. However, along with success on the field, the Indian program also has an impressive track record of preparing players for the future, as well as helping them make their way to prestigious universities. The latest in the line of successful student-athletes is senior Alan West. The 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive lineman has committed to play at University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy-League powerhouse.
NEWS
December 12, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Standing onstage in a cream-colored gown under bright spotlights in front of more than 500 people, Lindsay Muriedas dropped her jaw and gasped as she was crowned Miss Burbank 2002. "I feel so honored, and that feels great," said a flushed Muriedas, 17, a senior at Burbank High School. "This group was so supportive and not competitive. We all immediately clicked." Miss Teen Burbank, Mallory Sorkness, was equally humble after being crowned at Sunday's event, which took place in the Burbank Airport Hilton's Convention Center.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | March 4, 2014
Four strands of colorful beads dangled from Christopher Wilke's IV pole as he sat on the couch in his hospital room overlooking Los Angeles. PHOTOS: Burbank 12-year-old's battle with rare form of cancer The yellow beads - more than two dozen of them - represented the number of nights the 12-year-old Burbank resident has spent in the hospital in the last two months. The white ones stood for each round of chemotherapy. The black beads: every time he's been poked. Silver: every clergy visit.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | June 16, 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 Burbank Tournament of Roses, Friends of the Burbank Library and the Burbank Historical Society, died Saturday. She was 93. Mary Alice O'Connor died 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
January 3, 2012
Burbank resident Helena David is nearing her goal to pick 100,000 pieces of fruit by the end of January. Throughout the year, she has been coordinating a donation project in which she and her teams pick fruit from trees in the yards of people from Burbank, Glendale and throughout Los Angeles and then takes them to nonprofit organizations that assist the homeless and needy. Helena, along with her husband Scott and two neighbors, delivered 4,199 lemons, oranges and avocados to the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry on Dec. 23. That brings her grand total for the year to 84,801, she said.
NEWS
May 29, 2010
Emerita DelCarmen Abarca; George Abboud; Aroutin Tevan Abrami; Ejmin Abranosian; Candice Denise Abrignani; Ashley Abrigo; Katlen AbuAta; Hans Anthony Adame; Ibrahim Adwani; Andranik Andy Agadjanyan; Arthur Agadzhanyan; Stefanee Ann Agai; Sabina Sandy Agazarian; Arvin Aghakian; Nancy Agirian; Ricardo Oscar Aguayo; Briana Louise Ahern; Shannon Elizabeth Ainian; Nico Alba; Christopher Alcala; Joshua Edgar Carpentero Alegado; Michael Anthony Alfaro; Marie...
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | January 9, 2013
BURBANK - There were two contests in one taking place during Pacific League girls' soccer action at Burroughs Memorial Field on Wednesday afternoon. The first revolved around a brutish game in which both teams combined for three cards, two ejections, two warnings against the crowd and a physical level of play that perhaps neither the Bulldogs or Indians were aptly prepared. The second and most important, revolving around simple wins and losses and league standing, was perhaps lost in the above interference, as host Burroughs, which, behind a hat trick from junior striker Emma Pineiro, was victorious versus Pasadena, 4-0. “It was definitely a physical game and some of my girls are not used to that stuff,” Burroughs second-year Coach Eddie Garcia said.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 11, 2013
Marisa Sanders remembers when television icon Huell Howser wandered into Burbank's Tallyrand restaurant two years ago. She gushed when he sat in front of her in a swivel chair at the diner's counter. “I said, 'I just want you to know - I know who you are,'” she recalled. “'My husband is your No. 1 fan.'” [For the Record, Jan. 14, 2013: A previous version of this story mispelled Marisa Sanders' first name. ] By the end of Howser's meal, the 20-year Tallyrand waitress had shared the whole history of the family-owned diner, including that both owners had met their respective spouses at the restaurant, and that it's famous for its hot turkey sandwich.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | March 12, 2013
With a fire extinguisher strapped to his back, Jeff Ponton gripped a pull-up bar one recent morning and lifted his 146-pound body while his classmates cheered him on. “Up!” yelled Burbank Fire Capt. Tray White, 13 times. “C'mon Pon, 13!” He finished the set, and hopped off. “Next guy, let's go!” White bellowed. Ponton is one of nine people training for a job as a firefighter with the Burbank Fire Department. PHOTOS: Burbank Fire Academy trains new recruits Short-staffed by about 10 firefighters because of back-to-back retirements the last two years, the department is eager to integrate the new class, said Burbank Fire Chief Tom Lenahan.
THE818NOW
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 9, 2013
This post has been corrected. Please see note for details. Clear Channel's Internet-radio division, iHeartRadio, has signed on for 20,000 square feet in The Burbank Studios on a 10-year lease reportedly worth between $5 million and $7 million, according to the property's owner. The space is in the same building on Alameda Avenue that currently houses "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and NBCUniversal's news operations, both of which are expected to move out within the next 14 months.
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