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News | By DAVID LAURELL | November 7, 2007
Two exceptional individuals were lauded Saturday for their passion and care for the betterment of our community. The Zonta Club of Burbank honored Burbank City Manager Mary Alvord as its Woman of the Year, while the late Mike Tawdy was remembered for his outstanding career as a tennis instructor during the Burbank Tennis Center’s 10th anniversary celebration. Since 1949, the Zonta Club of Burbank has honored exemplary women who have made significant contributions to the community.
FEATURES
June 9, 2007
Emin Abnousi, Angelo Ray Acharon, Jose Aguilar, Sarah Aguilar, Joseph Alarcon, Brooke Allen, Brandi Almanza, Yania Almanza, Michael Alvarado, Agina Alvarez, Andrea Alvarez, Daniel Alvarez, David Alvarez, Deanna Alvarez, Jennifer Alvarez, Melissa Alvarez, Brandon Andersen, Meredith Anderson, Kyle Aragon, Bryan Arceo, Jessica Arceo, Jairo Arenas, Danny Arevalo, Alberto Arias, Cassandra Arias, Yader Arita, Tigran Arjoyan, Toschkannie Arnold, Stephany Arroyave,...
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 Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 13, 2012
The 55-year-old veteran Alaska Airlines pilot found dead on a 5 Freeway offramp in Burbank in October died of natural causes, authorities said Thursday. The man - Lee Morris of Richland, Wash. - died of atherosclerotic heart disease, said Los Angeles County Coroner spokesman Craig Harvey. The disease results in a build-up of plaque in the arteries. Morris had no external injuries and there was no indication of foul play, Harvey said. The 26-year pilot had passed regular physical check-ups and appeared to be in good health, Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said shortly after Morris' death.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 26, 2010
K essler Jewelers, the family-owned business that for more than 40 years has been a fixture of the downtown shopping district even as everything around it changed, will close its doors for good next month, the family said. An award-winning shop whose grand opening in 1967 coincided with the opening of the Golden Mall, Kessler served as the last remaining holdout of an era that saw seven downtown jewelers shut down in the last 50 years. A sluggish economy, Internet competition, soaring downtown rents and the mass migration of buyers from brick-and-mortar jewelers to big-box chains have made for an especially tough last three years, the family said.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | August 23, 2011
The man accused of using a Burbank officer's gun against him and his partner during a scuffle at a Kmart last year was double-handcuffed because of his size and to allow for greater range of motion, according to testimony Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Jamie Willard - the man accused of shooting at two Burbank police officers after he was able to wrangle one of the guns while under arrest at Kmart for an alleged shoplifting - required two connected handcuffs because his 6-foot-tall, 220-pound frame was too large for a single cuff, one of the officers testified during the preliminary hearing.
THE818NOW
July 30, 2013
Professional skateboarder Brandon Biebel was arrested Saturday night after allegedly throwing beer bottles into the street outside St. Joseph's Medical Center while drunk, police said. Around 10:30 p.m., Biebel, 32, was reportedly standing in the street outside the hospital emergency room with his shirt off as threw beer bottles onto South Buena Vista Street, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. Police reported that Biebel - who was yelling at hospital staff -- had watery, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol, Ruiz added.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 6, 2013
Former Burbank Mayor Leland Ayers, who was instrumental in acquiring Bob Hope Airport and creating the city's paramedic service during his three terms on the Burbank City Council, died Monday at his San Diego County home, his family and friends said. He was 80. The two-time mayor was first elected to the council in 1973 and served until 1985, city officials said. During his tenure, he was involved in passing the joint powers agreement between Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena to acquire the Bob Hope Airport from Lockheed Corp.
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
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.
COMMUNITY
By David Laurell | December 11, 2012
When it comes to names that one associates with Burbank, of course you have Dr. David Burbank for whom the city is named, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin and Gary Owens of “Laugh-In” fame who coined and perpetuated the phrase, “Beautiful Downtown Burbank, and “Tonight Show” hosts Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. Another name that is included in that list is Cusumano. As in the Cusumano Real Estate Group, which hosted its annual holiday soiree at Another Broken Egg Café this past week.
THE818NOW
July 26, 2013
Swinging London in the spring of 1967 was a feverish hot house of British big beat, the very latest mod fashions and a burgeoning psychedelic culture. Music was ruled by the Rolling Stones and Beatles, yet in the Ides of March saw a version of the 20-year-old country & western standard "Please Release Me" roar to the top of the UK charts and remain there for six weeks. The singer was, of course, Engelbert Humperdinck and the record ignited one of the most extraordinary careers in pop music.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 24, 2014
Burbank maintained a “B” on the American Lung Assn.'s annual report card grading California cities and counties on their anti-smoking laws - one of 33 cities and counties to receive that score. According to the agency, Burbank fared better than hundreds of cities and counties, including the 330 that received an “F,” in overall tobacco control on this year's “State of Tobacco Control” report. Even so, officials would've liked to have scored higher, having made “bold” strides in creating - and enforcing - anti-smoking rules, said Community Development Director Joy Forbes.
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