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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)
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Adolfo Flores, adolfo.flores@latimes.com | May 11, 2012
A welfare fraud bust in Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank this week netted three arrests, nine guns and almost $300,000 in cash, according to Pasadena police. George Kerio, 38, of Glendale, the owner of Sunshine Liquor on East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena , and two of his employees were arrested Tuesday for conspiracy to commit welfare fraud, said Lt. Phlunte Riddle. The liquor store clerks are Nassib Shankou, 43, and Daniel Bonilla, 29, both of Pasadena.
THE818NOW
January 9, 2013
Homes near North Clyborn Avenue and Riverside Drive were in the process of being evacuated Wednesday afternoon due to a broken residential gas line, authorities said. Construction workers reportedly dug through the gas line in the 4400 block of North Clyborn Avenue, said Burbank Fire Capt. Peter Hendrickson. Utility crews are on the scene to assess the extent of the damage, he added. It was not immediately how many residences were affected by the gas line break or the evacuation.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | August 30, 2013
Keeping the momentum going after a successful season can often be a tough task. The Burbank High boys' water polo team will be facing just such a challenge this season after enjoying one of its most fruitful years in program history in 2012. Across town, Burroughs will also be looking to build on the success it enjoyed last season after making it make to the playoffs for the first time in a number of years. The rival squads also have something else in common: new coaches.
THE818NOW
July 24, 2012
David A. Garcia, the man accused of killing Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka in November 2003, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday. Garcia, 28, was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Pavelka, 26, was killed in an exchange of gunfi re during a routine stop outside the Ramada Inn after just 10 months on the force. His partner, Officer Gregory Campbell, was wounded as they approached a parked SUV -- in which Garcia was a passenger -- on suspicion that drug activity was taking place.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph, joyce.rudolph@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
Family and friends toasted guitar legend Randy Rhoads on Sunday during a release party for a Cabernet Sauvignon that bears his name. Rhoads was the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot before he was killed in a plane crash while on tour with Osbourne in 1982. The D'Argenzio Winery created the 2005 vintage at the full production facility in Santa Rosa, and the wine is being exclusively sold there and at the family's tasting room in Burbank. Kathy Rhoads D'Argenzio, who is married to Richard D'Argenzio, has been trying to come up with a way to honor her brother.
NEWS
By Bryan Mahoney | June 26, 2013
I have seen the mountaintop and it is layered thick in cheese and beef. Since March my friend and I scoured Burbank for the best cheeseburger in the city. Many readers offered their favorite haunts - and some griddle jockeys I met along the way pointed me to new stops on the path to burger Nirvana. Like all great adventures, it's about the journey, not the destination. In my ground-beef-laden stupor I discovered a culinary subculture that revels in the art of the burger. Burbank history is deeply slathered in the wizardry of its burger bon vivants - the places people went 20, 30, 40 years ago are still flipping for your pleasure.
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
By Gregory S. Krikorian | December 17, 2013
As president and chief executive of the Valley Economic Alliance, I have the opportunity to speak with many people about the challenges the Valley faces and what can be done to make it a better place to do business and live in. Late last year, IKEA announced plans to build their largest store in the United States in the heart of Burbank. That same month, a Walmart opened in Irvine on the site of a former Great Indoors store soon after it was first announced, to the cheers of elected officials and the community.
COMMUNITY
By Tim Berger, tim.berger@latimes.com | December 17, 2013
Julia Swanwick, the president of the Burbank Community Theater, had a problem. A big one. A cast of children, arriving in October for the first rehearsal of “Annie,” the company's debut production, milled around outside the recreation center of Robert Gross Park. But Swanwick didn't have the keys, and the kids needed to be sent home. Despite the initial hiccups, the musical is set to open this Friday at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in the Hall of Liberty. And Swanwick couldn't be happier.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 21, 2014
To recoup the costs of the graduation ceremonies at Burbank and Burroughs high schools, officials will now charge $10 per graduation ticket, beyond the handful of free tickets that seniors receive each year. "We've had some years of cuts so the principals are looking at the growing costs of graduation," said Emilio Urioste, director of secondary education of Burbank Unified. The extra tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Burroughs seniors will continue to get five free tickets, while Burbank seniors will get four.
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
July 18, 2001
Lolita Harper NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- A Burbank Police officer, who allegedly shot a Burbank family's pet dog Friday night, was arrested Sunday in an unrelated incident on suspicion of disorderly conduct at a concert, police said. Burbank Police Officer Anthony Valento, 30, was described as belligerent and unable to care for his own safety due to alcohol consumption while attending a pop-punk concert by Offspring at the Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Carl Deeley said.
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