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News | January 24, 2014
A study has found that those who attend church regularly are less likely to commit minor crimes. Researchers from Manchester University believe that spending time with like-minded people makes individuals less likely to get mixed up with "the wrong crowd" and more likely to follow religion's moral teachings. Study participants were asked about eight kinds of bad behavior including littering, skipping school or work, using illegal drugs, fare dodging, shoplifting, music piracy, property damage and violence against the person.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 21, 2012
Soap star and acting coach Gene Bua - who helped train the likes of Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore and Katey Sagal at his Burbank school - died Saturday after a 13-year battle with Parkinson's disease. The Glendale resident was 72. Bua is survived by his wife and creative partner, Toni Bull Bua, and his son, granddaughter and brother. He and Bull Bua met nearly 50 years ago on the set of CBS's long-running soap opera, “Love of Life,” where they fell in love on and off screen. “He taught me everything - he taught me how to sing, he taught me how to play baseball, he taught me how to marathon run, he taught me Shakespeare, he taught me how to feel,” Bull Bua said Tuesday.
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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.
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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.
SPORTS
June 11, 2011
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene: Burbank High grad and U.S. squad thrive in event : Sara Tubert has wasted little time beginning her success in international volleyball after graduating from Burbank High recently. Tubert, a setter on the USA National Deaf Women's Volleyball Team, got a taste of top-level competition at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships, June 1-4 in Dallas. Pitted against 32 teams from all across the United States, the USA National Deaf Women's Volleyball Team won the Division A title.
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...
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | August 21, 2012
There was not much depth to the Burroughs High football team during the 2011 season. With a workhorse of a running back in senior Zander Anding, the Indians were able to have a productive year despite possessing a one-dimensional offensive attack. "We couldn't pass to save our lives last season," said Burroughs Coach Keith Knoop, whose team opens the season Aug. 31 against Paraclete at Memorial Field. "We tried to throw and we failed miserably. We would get something like 30 yards a game.
NEWS
January 29, 2011
Current school board member Dave Kemp has lived in Burbank since September 1966. He was employed by Burbank Unified for more than three decades, working as a teacher, coach and athletic director. Kemp served for years on the Burbank Teachers Assn. negotiations team, and was part of the committee that helped develop school-site councils in the mid-1990s. Kemp was first elected to the school board in 2003, emerging from a field of 15 candidates. He was re-elected in 2007 after his seat went unchallenged.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | June 29, 2012
Newly appointed Burbank Unified Supt. Jan Britz will earn a starting salary of $185,250, nearly $50,000 less than that of her predecessor, according to the terms of her contract released by the district this week. The Burbank Unified school board announced on May 25 that Britz, previously assistant superintendent of instructional services, would replace outgoing Stan Carrizosa. Carrizosa was hired by the district in 2010 with a starting salary of $235,000. At the time, the school board took heat for what some considered excessively high compensation, said President Debbie Kukta.
NEWS
September 20, 2012
The porn star who's made a name for himself with his guy-next-door looks and role opposite Lindsay Lohan in an upcoming indie flick came out Thursday against a proposed initiative to require condoms on adult film sets in Los Angeles County. At a news conference inside an adult entertainment company in Burbank, the porn actor, James Deen, likened the “Safer Sex” initiative -- Measure B on the Nov. 6 ballot -- to an infringement on the civil rights of him and other performers. “The idea of restricting our ability to make choices of our own is insulting.
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March 21, 2013
A female rider in the Cavalia Odysseo show suffered minor injuries after being dragged by her horse during the Wednesday night's performance, Burbank Fire Department officials said. Deputy Fire Marshal Jorge Martinez said a performer fell off her horse mid-show. While attempting to climb back on, her foot caught in the stirrup, and the horse dragged her on the ground for a short distance. The performer suffered a concussion and minor head injuries, said Martinez, and was transported by ambulance to a hospital.   -- Daniel Siegal, Times Community News Follow Daniel Siegal on Google+ and on Twitter: @Daniel_Siegal .
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 16, 2013
Local athletes found the themselves in the heat of competition Saturday at the annual Burbank All-City Middle Schools Track and Field Meet. Boys and girls' in the sixth through eighth grades from the three local middle schools - Jordan, John Muir and Luther - took to the track and infield at Burbank High for the friendly event. Nearly 300 athletes took part in the meet. PHOTOS: Burbank All-City Track and Field Meet It was also a good showing as far as new meet records go, as 16 new marks were set across the divisions.
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 25, 2014
Burbank city officials approved a 113,760-square-foot office addition to the Nickelodeon Animation Studios lot on Olive Avenue this week, a move company representatives said would help streamline its operations and bring about 450 additional employees to the Media City. Planning Board members voted 4-0 Monday to give developers Accord/BRO Members, LLC the go-ahead to build on a lot next to Nickelodeon's offices, which currently house 300 employees in 120,000 square feet on a 1.5-acre lot. The animation network will then lease all of the units in the new building.
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.
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