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Sports | By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 15, 2014
ARCADIA - Still in the first round of Pacific League play, the Burroughs High baseball team isn't about to panic just yet. Coming into league competition Tuesday, the Indians were tied for third place in league, just one game behind the Apaches and two behind league-leading Pasadena. Burroughs was hoping to jump into the thick of title contention with a game against host Arcadia. However, the Indians missed their chance. Two errors in the first inning allowed the Apaches to score four runs and the Indians were never able to fully battle back, absorbing a 4-2 loss on the road.
THE818NOW
April 16, 2014
Burbank City Manager Mark Scott came out of a closed-door evaluation with elected officials on Tuesday with the “unanimous support” of the City Council, the mayor said. After the discussion in closed session, Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy Tuesday announced the City Council's full support for Burbank's top executive. “We had, I thought, a very frank discussion and a good give-and-take, and it was the conclusion of that meeting to give our unanimous support to the city manager,” Gabel-Luddy said.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 20, 2014
Burroughs High boys' basketball Coach Adam Hochberg confirmed late Thursday that starting senior transfer players Amaad Wainright and Rashid Ewing have left the team. Both players transferred to Burroughs from Kansas City, Mo during the offseason and played just one abbreviated season for the Indians. "Wainwright and Ewing have quit the team and left school," Hochberg said. "They left the team over the weekend and checked out of school Tuesday. Yeah, they bailed out on us. " Hochberg said a problem with the players' grades, along with being homesick, prompted them to depart Burroughs and go back home to Missouri.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | August 23, 2011
California is no longer reimbursing Burbank for its curbside recycling because the operator of the city's recycling center is accused of making more than $48 million in fraudulent claims. The city received nearly $20,500 in curbside recycling revenues from the state last fiscal year, according to a statement released Tuesday by the city. It will not receive any additional funds until a new operator is certified by the state and a new curbside application is approved. The California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery - known as CalRecycle - denied Burbank's application in January, but the city appealed.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday imposed terms of employment on the Burbank city attorneys union after a year of unsuccessful negotiations, a move Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy called “regrettable.” The council approved imposing the terms in a unanimous vote with no discussion. The terms include a 3% raise for members of the Burbank City Attorneys Assn., made up of 10 attorneys and a paralegal, in exchange for the employees paying their full employee pension contribution, which is 8% of their salaries.
THE818NOW
By Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times | April 17, 2014
Former  White House  press secretary Dee Dee Myers has been named head of Burbank-based  Warner Bros.  corporate communications, replacing longtime studio executive Sue Fleishman.  Myers, who served as White House press secretary during President Clinton's first term, will begin work at Burbank-based Warner Bros. on Sept. 2, the Los Angeles Times reported .  Fleishman, who had worked at Warner Bros. for nine years, stepped down from her post this week. She oversaw communications for Warner Bros.
NEWS
September 22, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Many of us who grew up in Burbank remember spending the summers swimming at the Pickwick pool. In an effort to preserve memories for their family's posterity, current owners Carole and Ed Stavert are on a quest to find photographs and information on Pickwick's past, prior to when their family purchased the facility in 1953. The family changed the name to Pickwick Gardens three or four years ago from Pickwick Recreation Center. When the Stavert family purchased it, it was called the Pickwick Swim Park.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 4, 2012
The wife of Woodbury University's former president filed a complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court this week alleging she was fired from her job as senior director of development without cause after reporting alleged mistreatment of other employees by the wife of the school's new president. Rose Nielsen alleges in her complaint, filed on Monday, that she was fired Sept. 6 not long after reporting that she had been approached by a maintenance employee in tears because he had allegedly been “threatened with termination” by the wife of Woodbury's new president, Luis Calingo.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | May 3, 2013
Gorgen Zargarian looks out the window as a young woman in a vintage yellow Volkswagen “Thing” pulls into his auto shop. “Hey baby, how is your car run?” he asks while clutching a mechanic's tool. “Do you have trouble with your transmission?” The 62-year-old self-described “young old man” then busts into song and dance amid three young women in cut-off denim shorts. So starts the web commercial for Arlen's Transmission, a Burbank auto shop in business for 22 years, produced by the comedy and directing duo Rhett and Link.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 17, 2013
Alcohol, drugs and a high rate of speed appear to have been factors in a fiery car wreck in September that claimed the lives of five young people and left one severely injured , records show. The driver of the Nissan Altima involved in the single-car crash, Stephen Stoll, 23, had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, according to toxicology reports released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office . Stoll also reportedly had marijuana in his system.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | April 8, 2014
It was such a success last year that the Burbank Police Foundation has organized the second annual Hoof and Woof walking event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 19 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk and guided trail horseback ride start at 9 a.m. Funds raised go to the Burbank Police Department K-9 and equestrian units, said Michael Hastings, president of the Burbank Police Foundation. Those serving on the equestrian unit are all volunteers, so funds raised help cover the costs of equipment, such as saddles and other gear.
NEWS
April 15, 2014
With the exception of David Gordon, the rest of Burbank's City Council members are utterly useless. Take for example the contentious housing issue ( “Housing issue pushes buttons,” April 5 ). While this elected body dithers around trying to come up with a solution to unlicensed group homes, these businesses will more than likely establish a firm hold in our neighborhoods because no regulations will have been enacted to prevent their proliferation. Relying on city staff for more ideas on how to regulate group homes clearly indicates that the council majority (Emily Gabel-Luddy, Gary Bric and Jess Talamantes)
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.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | August 12, 2012
A woman enters unlocked homes, looking in mirrors combing what she thinks are silk worms coming from her head. A man is holed up in a room full of guns as he fights voices in his head that are telling him to kill himself. Prior to the establishment of a new mental health team at the Burbank Police Department, these sorts of calls would elicit a purely police-centric response that would do nothing to address the root of the problem, officials say. Now, the team is funneling these people away from the law enforcement grind and into a system where they can be connected to services that have a more long-term effect.
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.
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