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News | By Rachel Kane | June 9, 2007
Red cap-and-gown-clad seniors covered nearly all the grass at Memorial Field at John Burroughs High School Thursday night. While parents beamed and fellow students gave speeches about the future, their present lives and the past four years they spent together, the graduates waited to hear their names called. "Well, class of 2007, you have made it," Principal Emilio Urioste said. Names were called and echoed through loudspeakers around the graduating class as people in the stands shouted messages of encouragement and love toward them.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | August 1, 2009
BURBANK — City and school officials set foot on Burbank High School’s new artificial turf field Wednesday, getting their first look at a product of their $18-million joint venture. The sight of a sweeping green mat of fake grass, which was part of a larger, three-pronged project, offered a sense of encouragement to the excited officials, who wanted to get an early glimpse of the field, they said. “It’s just impressive when you spend your whole life in Burbank and drive by and all you see is dirt.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | March 25, 2009
BURBANK — Seven private medical laboratories, including two based in Burbank, are accused by the state attorney general’s office of swindling the state out of hundreds of millions of dollars by overcharging the Medi-Cal program for various tests. The seven companies included five from Los Angeles County that allegedly charged the state at least six times more than they did other customers for procedures such as blood and urine tests. Medi-Cal provides discounted health care to the poor and disadvantaged.
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June 24, 2000
Andrew Chon, Eugene Shin and Paul Hwang, Valedictorians Menooa Aboolian Elvis Abramyan Artor Acopians Allison Acord Roger Acuna Xochilt Adabache John (Jd) Adams Anashe Admean Kamron Aghevli Laura Aguilar Artin Ahounber Armine Alajian Belinda Alas Lizbeth Alburez Sabrina Alejandre Artak Alexanian Leslie Alfaro Sergio Alfaro Karla Almaguer Angineh Almasi Daniel Araiza Paul Araujo Alba Arevalo Natalie Arutunian Avetis Avo Arutunyan Selin Asadorian Arbi Asatourian Harutyun Aslanian Leobardo Astorga Marena Atallah Vernon Atwater Annie Austin Artin Avanousian Christian Ayala Kenneth Ayala Megan Baade Mher Michael Babakhanyan Hayk Hike Badalyan Andreh Baghdasarian Melissa Baker Steven Baker Michael Bang Brenda Banuelos Harry Batikian James Becaria Jane Behm Blake Bidar Amy Bloom Steven Boghoskhan Theodore Borders Jacqlyn Bowman Katharine Brennan Jill Briganti Jacob Brodsky Jason Brooker Emily Brower Katherine Bruce Alex Brugge Camille A. Bucu Andrew Budde Leandra Bustos Christopher Butcher Evette Cabanillas Gary Cabral Rosanna Cacace Ronald Carpenter Iveht Carrillo Oscar Castillo ...
NEWS
By Alison Tully | June 11, 2008
CITY HALL — The council approved $53,112 in next year’s fiscal budget to keep the McCambridge Park Pool open through October on a trial basis after several complaints from residents. The extension, which will be paid for out of the general fund, is part of the citywide fee scheduled to be included in 2008-09 fiscal year’s budget that was approved by a 4-to-1 vote on Tuesday. “The city is not the same place it was 12 years ago . . . people are hungry for healthy activities,” Councilwoman Marsha Ramos said.
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By Zain Shauk | June 10, 2009
Providence High School senior speaker Alexia Townsend and her 151 classmates got their diplomas Saturday at a peculiar place that had spooked her parents, she said. “They would have slept here to get good seats, but they didn’t because it’s a graveyard,” she said. But the solemn surroundings outside the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills weren’t without meaning, she said. “Graves quite literally leave their mark on the world,” she said, explaining that her experience at Providence had left its mark on her and her peers.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | May 10, 2011
BURBANK — Emily Tubert is surely getting the most out of her freshman college season. Tubert, a Burroughs High graduate and true freshman at the University of Arkansas, has had a first season with the Razorbacks' women's golf team filled with success. And in turn, Arkansas has benefitted from the play of the former All-Area player of the year. "I've loved every minute of this season," Tubert said. "It has just been amazing and a truly great experience. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else but at this school, with this team.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 8, 2013
Out of 75,000 eligible educators, Burroughs High School teacher Jill Tobin stands among 16 chosen as Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year. “It's totally humbling,” she said. “I feel like I don't deserve this any more than anybody else at this school or at this district.” In her ninth year of teaching science at Burroughs, Tobin aspires to help students apply the subject to their own lives. In one infamous lesson, students learned how phytoplankton require nitrogen made available from whale waste in order to fulfill their role as the basis of the ocean's food chain, which is a necessary element to the planet's well-being.
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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.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 28, 2014
As rain drenched the Southland on Friday, authorities responded to storm-related incidents, including a warehouse roof collapse and a tree that crashed onto a Burbank home. The roof of a warehouse collapsed in the morning, rupturing a gas line and forcing an evacuation. Investigators believe the collapse was caused by a “basketball-sized” blockage in a roof drainage pipe, said Burbank Fire Capt. Peter Hendrickson. The warehouse, located at 3083 Lima St., is part of a block-long, one-story building that also houses three other businesses, he said.
THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
December 3, 2012
Gary Casella hovered over a 17-foot bundled Christmas tree one recent morning under a large white tent on the Burbank High School soccer field. “This one's going to the city of Burbank,” Casella, 74, said of the 19-year-old tree, one of the first he would deliver this season. Casella's 75-year-old Christmas tree business - founded in 1937 by his father, Paul Casella - has been operating in Burbank for nearly five decades. “I told my dad before he passed I'd get to 75 years,” Casella said of the business.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lynne Heffley | March 12, 2013
Getting back into the dating scene "when you're 100 years old - or might as well be," isn't for shrinking violets. Neither is breast cancer, losing your beloved husband unexpectedly, watching two brothers deal with mental illness, and hoping the bikini top that you're expected to wear for a commercial audition will cover your mastectomy prosthesis. Veteran stage and screen actor Annie Abbott shares her years of hard knocks and success, love, loss and new love with high-octane spirit and a great deal of humor in her new one-woman show, “Giving Up Is Hard to Do,” at the Victory Theatre Center in Burbank.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | June 1, 2013
Richard Raad was running on the treadmill when he heard the news, and for a split second, he thought it was a bad joke. When he realized the call was no joke, Raad raced to his car and drove down to the carpet and flooring business he's had for decades .  He found it engulfed in flames. Decades worth of contacts, lost. Thousands of floor plans, gone. A brand new showroom, destroyed. Just one of six office computers was salvageable. PHOTOS: Beauty-Kiss Floor & Window Coverings recovers from fire with home business The fire that tore through Beauty-Kiss Floor and Window Coverings in Burbank on Memorial Day would ultimately cause an estimated $1 million in damage.
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