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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 Kirk Silsbee | January 24, 2014
Artist Peter Adams likes a challenge. He has passions and procedures that make his paintings significantly more difficult than they might otherwise be. Known for his landscapes, Adams often likes to paint in nature, trying to capture a piece of the changing light. That's not terribly unique but as an opera buff, he will sometimes work using theatrically lit studio situations. "Most artists I know," he explains, "don't know how to work under colored lights. Those lights lose a lot of detail but those unseen elements are what I find fascinating.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 7, 2014
Two men were arrested Friday after police observed them walking down Chandler Boulevard pushing a shopping cart filled with what appeared to be eight stolen surveillance cameras, police said. At around 2:10 p.m., police saw the men - Thomas and Sean Finnegan, 46 and 47, respectively - pushing a Walmart cart on the street filled with the new, boxed cameras, each valued between $560 and $700, said Burbank Police Lt. Matthew Ferguson. Police did not know if or how the two were related.
NEWS
By David Laurell | February 11, 2014
Members of the Burbank chapter of National Charity League were joined by their family members, friends and supporters as well as school and city officials for an evening of fun and fundraising at the Castaway restaurant this past week. Mothers in the organization are known as Patronesses, while their daughters are Ticktockers. Convening for its annual Mardi Gras Casino Night, the local league chapter, which is celebrating its 54th year, was honored to welcome special guests including Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy , Burbank School Board Vice President Roberta Reynolds , City Treasurer Debbie Kukta and Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority President Sue Georgino . Other notable guests included Barbara Howell , executive director of the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, and Vicki Williams , who serves on the executive committee overseeing the organization that provides emergency aid to families and individuals in need.
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.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 15, 2013
Marcus LoVett Jr., one of the most highly touted sophomore boys' basketball players in the country , has left Providence High, head of school Joe Sciuto said Friday in a statement. Earlier this month, LoVett, the reigning All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year and Burbank Leader Male Athlete of the Year, left the team and didn't compete for the Pioneers in Wednesday's 72-66 loss to Lancaster Desert Christian in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division V-AA playoffs.
COMMUNITY
By David Laurell | March 19, 2013
Stepping into the spotlight on the Colony Theatre's stage, Toni Bua thanked the venue's capacity-plus crowd for coming out to honor her late husband, Gene Bua, this past Wednesday evening. “It means the world to me that you are here tonight, sharing and enjoying Gene's life through what he loved so much - creating music and entertaining audiences with joy, delight, and his outrageous sense of humor,” said Toni. Gene Bua, who died in November after a 13-year battle with Parkinson's disease, may be remembered by some as the lead singer of Gene Bua and the Cardinals, who recorded the 1950's hit song “Golly Gee,” or from his starring role in the Broadway revival of “The Boys from Syracuse.” Many more knew him for his work in the 1960s as Bill Prentiss on the long-running CBS daytime drama, “Love of Life.” Since the early-1980s, Burbankers best knew Gene for his establishment of the Gene Bua Acting For Life Theatre on Magnolia Boulevard in which he mentored thousands of singers and actors - not just on how to hone their craft, but their very lives.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 27, 2013
The Orchard Supply Hardware store in Burbank is clearing things out before closing down, with the hardware store slashing prices in a final clearance sale. The OSH, located on Victory Boulevard, is one of 17 in the state being closed in the wake of the San Jose-based chain's entrance into Chapter 11 bankruptcy this summer and its subsequent acquisition by competitor Lowe's Companies Inc. Until it closes, all merchandise in the store is being sold at 25% to 70% off. Leigh Parrish, an OSH spokeswoman, said because stores will close based on how quickly clearance merchandise sells, the company couldn't set official closing dates.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 18, 2014
A 20-year-old Burbank man was arrested Monday after police recovered 1,000 steroid pills and 15 vials of liquid steroids from his residence, authorities said. Police served a search warrant at the home - located in the 3300 block of West Alameda Avenue - and recovered the substances, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The man, identified as Nicholas Sayegh, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance. He is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail and is due in court this week.  -- Follow Alene Tchekmedyian on Google+ and on Twitter: @atchek . ALSO: Burb's Eye View: A tale of unexpected friendship 'American Idol' isn't idle Burroughs boys' soccer switches gears for CIF playoffs
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 26, 2014
Though state officials point to high levels of arsenic, chromium 6 and uranium in Burbank's water in a recent report , city officials claim the data is based on untreated groundwater, saying what flows out of residents' taps far exceeds mandated requirements. Sam Delson, a deputy director for external and legislative affairs for California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard, said Burbank toxicity score was based on data gathered from treated water, but local water officials contend this is not the case.
THE818NOW
June 27, 2012
After reviewing more than 100 applications for a public information officer, Burbank hired Drew Sugars, a veteran television journalist and current PIO for the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office, according to the city. Sugars arrives with 17 years of broadcasting experience as an Emmy award-winning television news reporter, main anchor and newsroom manager, the city said in a statement. The California native spent the past four years working for the largest law enforcement agency in Santa Barbara County where he successfully merged the Public Information Office and Media Resources Unit.
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
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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