News | June 7, 2003
Rev. Larry Stamper honored at Kiwanis dinner Programs for children supported by the Kiwanis Club of Burbank will benefit from the sixth annual gala dinner shared by friends of the Rev. Larry Stamper May 31 at Lakeside Golf Club. Stamper, pastor of the Burbank First United Methodist Church, was honored for 30 years of giving to his community. Under the theme "Lights, Camera, Action," a silent auction kicked off the proceedings followed by dinner and a live auction.
July 1, 2009
The final week of June was by all means one filled with gloom. Not just the gloom of overcast skies that we Southern Californians are used to in the year’s sixth month, but the gloom that comes from the loss of iconic figures that have played a role in the cultural fabric of our lives. While most of us didn’t know them personally, it’s a good bet that at some time or another we all marveled at the beauty of Farrah Fawcett, the talent of Michael Jackson, and the fact that over the years we received more mail from Ed McMahon than from close friends or family members.
March 3, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Ray Krakowski on Monday became the seventh chief of the Burbank Fire Department, nine months after being named to the interim post. Krakowski joined the department in 1980 and rose through the ranks from firefighter/paramedic to captain, battalion chief and assistant fire chief. “There was never a feeling that I had to get the job at all costs,” Krakowski said. “It was really me saying ‘If you don’t like what you see, no hard feelings.
November 15, 2000
Lolita Harper NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Many people feel their pets are an extension of their family, and just like any other member of the family, it's necessary to protect dogs and cats against harmful diseases, Burbank Animal Shelter officials said. To help keep pets healthy and local neighborhoods free of disease, the Kiwanis Club of Burbank and the Southern California Veterinary Medical Assn. will offer a low-cost clinic to vaccinate dogs and cats today at the Burbank Animal Shelter.
January 1, 2000
BURBANK -- One hundred years ago, a single city marshal employed by the county was all the township of Burbank required to maintain law and order. Still, it wasn't long before the demand for law enforcement grew. In fact, during the second decade of the century -- with about 1,000 people living in town -- two marshals were killed in the line of duty in a span of six years. In November 1914, City Marshal Luther Colson was shot while clearing a hobo camp at the Southern Pacific railroad tracks near Victory Place.
March 24, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- An Alhambra jury voted Thursday to acquit a former Glendale resident accused of murder and attempted murder stemming from a 1997 argument at an apartment complex. Stepan Kozmanian, now 41, claimed the shooting death of Levon Barsegian was self-defense because Barsegian chased him through the building with a gun. "Barsegian was a thug brought in by (Sirekan) Agekian for revenge," said Kozmanian's attorney, Anthony Brooklier.
October 1, 2008
The Burbank Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall served as the venue for the unveiling of the Warrior Award this past week. Beginning with its inaugural presentation at the conclusion of the Nov. 14 homecoming game that will pit the Indians of John Burroughs High School against the Bulldogs of Burbank High, the 5 1/2-foot perpetual trophy will be presented on an annual basis to the winner of the classic cross-town rivalry. The Warrior Award is the brainchild of longtime Burbank resident Tino “T” Guerrero who is a part of the security team at Warner Bros.
May 8, 2004
Jeff Tully Jim Sartoris has heard countless stories and tall tales about his father Henry over the years. While most of the stories involving the all-around athlete are true, some of the recollections might have been stretched a bit with the passage of time. "I think one of my favorite stories about my dad has to do with running," Jim Sartoris said. "Legend has it that he once ran 10.1 [seconds] in the 100, in tennis shoes, on a dirt track.
March 31, 2004
The twin brother of the man accused of killing rookie Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka pleaded guilty Tuesday in Burbank Superior Court to being an accessory after the fact. James Garcia, 20, of Sun Valley, is scheduled to be arraigned April 15 in the Burbank courthouse, and is expected to serve 16 months in a state prison. Erwin DeLeon, 21, of Sun Valley, also pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact, along with being in possession of a machine gun. DeLeon is also expected to be sentenced to 16 months in a state prison next month.
May 7, 2005
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Johnathan B. Hauptfuhrer, son of Stephan P. McIlvaine of Burbank, and Barndt Hauptfuhrer of Bronxville, N.Y., is in the middle of a routine scheduled deployment, while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, homeported in Bremerton, Wash. Hauptfuhrer is a 1991 graduate of Bronxville High School in Bronxville, N.Y. and joined the Navy in June 1993. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Phil K. Flores, son of Manuela N. and Oscar A. Flores of Burbank, recently returned from a routine scheduled deployment, while assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105)
August 8, 2007
Fire up those hot rods and slick back your hair for "Be-Boppin' in the Park," Magnolia Park's first vintage car show and street festival this Saturday in Burbank. More than 1,000 visitors are expected to view about 200 pre-1972 classic, modified or muscle cars, motorcycles and trucks during the Magnolia Park Partnership event from 3 to 9 p.m. along Magnolia Boulevard. "We hope the entire community comes out and has a good time," Magnolia Park Business Improvement District Chairman Ira Lippman said.
April 29, 2006
Linda Murphy realizes her life will be forever intertwined with volleyball. Along with being a standout player for the United States national team in the 1960s, Murphy ? a Burroughs High graduate ? was also an Olympian and has spent decades coaching and holding clinics for young players. In recent years, she has also taken up another volleyball-relayed cause. Murphy is passionate about preserving and chronicling the history of the U.S. national women's teams from throughout the years.