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Sports | By Jeff Tully | 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.
NEWS
By Fred Ortega | March 15, 2006
DOWNTOWN ? A Burbank resident who fled to Armenia after allegedly bilking 10 area victims out of $65,000 by selling them fake plots at Forest Lawn Glendale is back in the Southland and in custody, authorities said Sunday. Robert Ovsepyan, 35, was taken into custody by Armenian law enforcement authorities on March 8 , said Det. Tigran Topadzhikyan of the Glendale Police Department. Two members of the FBI's Fugitive Task Force, which worked with Glendale detectives in tracking Ovsepyan down, flew to Armenia's capital of Yerevan over the weekend and brought the suspect back to the Southland Saturday night, officials said.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | March 3, 2010
Even before the Pacific League season, which is set to begin next week, there is a buzz about the Burroughs High boys’ tennis team. With the influx of two talented freshmen players for the Indians, coupled with a few departures from league-champion Arcadia, Burroughs looks to be the front runner in league. “With those new players, I don’t think anybody’s going to be able to tough Burroughs,” Burbank Coach Loi Phan said. “Burroughs should be the top team, followed by Arcadia.
SPORTS
By Story by Seth Amitin ?Photo by Tammy Abbott | April 18, 2009
Berit Kaesler might owe some of her athletic prowess to genetics. Being the daughter of a German gymnast probably aided in giving her the foundation she needed to become a success. “I used to be a swimmer and I used to play soccer,” said Kaesler, a standout aquatics athlete at La Cañada High. “But I was never that great at soccer, and swimming got really boring. “Water polo seemed to be the perfect fit for me. Being able to swim and outswim other girls, [and]
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | July 22, 2009
BURBANK — Six people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of stabbing five people during a private party at a production studio on Maria Street, police said. Police arrested Spartak Hovakimyan, 26, of Van Nuys; Zareh Manjikian, 21, of Van Nuys; Arman Hayrapetyan, 29, of North Hollywood; Lyubov Remenaik, 21, of North Hollywood; Areg Khachikian, 29, of Glendale; and Sayad Agadjanian, 30, of Tujunga in connection with assault with a deadly weapon, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | July 3, 2009
BURBANK — A North Hollywood pain management doctor awaiting a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to writing illegal prescriptions was found dead last weekend in his Burbank home, police said. Dr. Bernard Bass, 62, was discovered dead at 5:28 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of East Andover Drive, Burbank Police Sgt. Thor Merich said. The case is being investigated, but police said they do not suspect foul play. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office Thursday confirmed Bass’ body was requested from the funeral home for an examination, toxicology analysis and autopsy, the results of which are expected in four to six weeks.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | December 1, 2007
GLENDALE — A jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict Friday against a Burbank woman accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 75-year-old parking attendant whose fatal head wound resulted from an altercation over a $5 parking fee. In June 2006, 32-year-old Hilda Voskanian, who was seven months pregnant, pushed Pedro Dorado in the parking lot near Bellaj Reception Hall on East Olive Avenue after she refused to pay the fee. ...
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | June 9, 2007
They piled into shuttles and trekked up a mountainside carrying flowers, balloons and well wishes for graduates of the Class of 2007. Loved ones packed the Starlight Bowl in Burbank Friday night for Burbank High School's graduation. Inside the bowl, they waited, dressed in blue caps and gowns, some wearing their honors cords and service learning medals, all ready to change their tassels from right to left. "I'm excited because I'm the first person to graduate," Sosi Abrahamian, 17, said.
NEWS
February 3, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- Faced with the possibility of public distrust over a campaign donation received from Sempra Energy, the parent company of Southern California Gas Company, City Council candidate Stacey Murphy said she will look into returning the $250 she received on Dec. 27. Although Murphy doesn't think there is a conflict of interest, as the city in her words "doesn't really have a relationship" with Sempra...
NEWS
September 29, 2001
Ryan Carter HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- State insurance fraud investigators have arrested a 41-year-old Burbank man on suspicion of insurance fraud and filing a false police report. Steve Vlaszof, a Burbank auto body mechanic, allegedly reported $35,000 worth of items stolen from his home in the 500 block of Eton Drive, said Daniel Deglauve, criminal investigator in the California Department of Insurance's Fraud Division. In 1999, Vlaszof reported that items including expensive jewelry, camera equipment and computer hardware had been stolen from his home, said Sgt. Bill Taylor of the Burbank Police Department.
THE818NOW
By David Ng and Alene Tchekmedyian | October 29, 2012
Shock over the possibility that the Center Theatre could soon close if it isn't able to resolve a budget shortfall continued to reverberate through Burbank this week, but city officials said there's little they can do in the way of financial assistance. The 37-year-old Burbank company has run out of money and needs to raise $49,000 in the next two weeks and $500,000 by the end of the calendar year in order to remain open, operators announced this past weekend. The Colony, which produces contemporary and classic plays and musicals, operates a 268-seat theater in the Burbank Town Center mall.
THE818NOW
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | March 5, 2013
The number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport took a nosedive in January, with a 12% drop compared to last year, leaving some airport staffers feeling like they're a bit under siege. Airport Executive Director Dan Feger paused before starting his report to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday to display a Bob Hope Airport version of the famous “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster, which was used by the British government to try and raise morale in advance of German bombardment of major English cities during the World War II. “The news is not very good, it's not a good-news report,” Feger said.
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.
THE818NOW
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | June 26, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called Wednesday a “huge day for the cause of equality” after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings essentially affirming the rights of gay couples to marry. The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was unconstitutional because it denied equal rights and benefits to all married couples. The court also turned away the defenders of Proposition 8, essentially sending the case back to California, where state officials are likely to resume gay marriages.
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