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October 17, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- The Investigative Documentaries Educating American Society -- a Burbank-based organization -- is developing a board of directors, an advisory committee, enlarging the Founder's Committee and accepting volunteers in many capacities. The group, IDEAS, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, in the Ray Sense Room of the Burbank Family YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. The mission statement of IDEAS is to "educate and enlighten the public to the most important social issues threatening America going into the 21st century."
NEWS
January 6, 2007
Candidates forum set for chambers The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank will present a forum for candidates for City Council and School Board at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25 in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave. The forum will be televised live on Channel 6, with repeat broadcasts several times before the municipal election on Feb. 27. The public may submit questions to be asked of candidates through the...
NEWS
January 17, 2001
Bill Starr's half-page community commentary of Jan. 3 was riddled with illogic. Laughable is Starr's comment trying to claim Ira Rubin and the Jewish Defense League as "left-wing freedom haters" and promoters of "liberal tolerance." That's like calling the John Birch Society communist-ridden supporters of the ACLU. I hardly think Rubin's concern for the separation of church and state rates as the international conspiracy Starr hints at. With more than four million Americans moving to California over the past 10 years, clearly the demographic makeup of Burbank is changing.
NEWS
March 7, 2001
After reading the Howard Rothenbach endorsement that the Burbank Leader made for the City Council, I think there is something in our water. Don't we hear enough from the Restore Our Airport Rights crowd at council meetings and in the Burbank Leader's letters to the editor? Now we have to have a member of their group on the council? One member has already been banished. They are a one-issue organization that tolerates no opposing points of view. Their anti-development bias is not an answer to the pursuit of moderate growth in our city.
NEWS
July 18, 2001
It's nice to know racism is alive and well in Burbank. I'm referring to the vote the school board took that rejected appointing a committee to address John Burroughs High School's use of an Indian as school mascot. Talk about dumb. Using the American Indian as a mascot is insulting to an entire race of people. It's a holdover from our past, when Native Americans were thought of as savages. The school board can't even appoint a committee to check it out?
NEWS
February 19, 2003
Matt Bellner of Burbank is an actor. The "Daredevil," played by Ben Affleck, is a pill-popping, booze-drinking, womanizing, butt-kicking comic book superhero for the 21st century. He solves problems with a punch-first, ask-questions-later attitude. Imagine Spiderman combined with Charles Bronson from "Death Wish" and you have the "Daredevil." The plot is thin, but it's basically about the Daredevil avenging his father's murder and hunting down the evil Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan)
NEWS
December 30, 2000
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- Contrary to popular sentiment, the last year of the 20th century and the second millennium is winding down. According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, the nation's official time keeper, the 21st century and the third millennium begins Jan. 1, 2001. "It is common knowledge that we celebrate our first birthday on the first day of our second year," said Glendale resident Dick Marston. "A child is not a year old until the end of the first year, right?"
NEWS
July 10, 2002
Mary Mallory A postmodern take on Roman comedy, updated for the 21st century, "The Brothers" is a lighthearted, entertaining production that also contains fine acting by the Action Reaction Theater Company. While a little suggestive in its double entendres, it also provides a fun evening in Brand Park. Based on a comedy of manners by Terence, the story relates the struggles between two brothers over how to raise their sons. The patrician, libertine Micio, allows his son, Aeschinus, to roam and live freely, while his younger, overbearing brother, Demea, worries about these influences on his son, Ctesipho.
NEWS
February 15, 2003
I don't know whether to laugh or cry at the thought of city governments all over California asking Burbank what to do about their own prayer problems. So far, this lawsuit has cost Burbank about $22,000 and a lot of time, and the fight goes on. Why? Why do any legislative bodies need to start their meetings with an invocation, prayer or other appeal to the spirit world? I know, "it's traditional." We have inherited a lot of our lawmaking practices from the Romans of 2,500 years ago, when the world was still thought to be flat.
NEWS
May 24, 2003
Reader finds glaring omission in Top 50 I think your list of the Top 50 most influential people in Burbank is excellent, though I feel very strongly that one of the most important has been left out of the list of the acknowledged. There is a woman who is, what I believe to be, what every schoolteacher should aspire to be. She not only prepares our younger generations to be the next Top 50, but ensures that the community stays involved and in partnership with our school district.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 8, 2014
Burbank educators are taking another step toward establishing more technologically advanced classrooms nearly a year after voters passed the $110-million Measure S bond. The bond has emerged as a timely resource for the school district, officials say, as they begin to implement the new Common Core state standards that promote greater use of technology in the classroom, such as multimedia presentations, as well as more in-depth critical thinking, reading and writing skills. School officials estimate it will cost $9 million - or $10,000 per classroom - to bring the 21st-century technology to students.
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By Bryan Mahoney | August 9, 2011
When touring Burbank's central library a few months ago, I was shown many areas that “used to” be something. “Over here used to be where we'd keep the archives for the Warner Bros. collection.” “This used to be where we'd do such-and-such.” These areas were mostly upstairs; downstairs there was more action, and my tour guide, Library Services Director Sharon Cohen brought me to the newer areas for Internet access and multimedia lending. Almost every computer was in use. Occasionally, I was told, a new coffee cart sets up shop.
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By Claudia Bonis | March 17, 2007
Who's ranting? I find it very interesting that when Mayor Todd Campbell finally defended himself and other members of the council against weekly attacks from a few regular Tuesday night members of the public, it was called ranting by the Burbank Leader ("Tirade an alarming lack of discretion," Editorial, Feb. 17), and yet the ever-recurring abusive, unjust and false comments from those community members never get a mention. Their letters criticizing everyone and everything always get published, and few positive letters do. I am one who loudly applauded Campbell when he finally spoke up. He spoke for me and many other sane citizens of this city who are tired of hearing the same negative people over and over again on Tuesday nights.
NEWS
January 6, 2007
Candidates forum set for chambers The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank will present a forum for candidates for City Council and School Board at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25 in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave. The forum will be televised live on Channel 6, with repeat broadcasts several times before the municipal election on Feb. 27. The public may submit questions to be asked of candidates through the...
NEWS
April 24, 2004
He's confident officials will do the right things It didn't surprise me to see that Mr. Vanderford is continuing his negative remarks about having a new, modern airport in Burbank, and continues to criticize anyone who does not agree with his thinking. As for all the questions he asked me, in his (always) long criticism of my opinion, my answer is still a positive yes! Living in Burbank since 1953, I have seen a lot of positive things happen. I know that the City Council and Airport Commission will continue making wise decisions about the airport.
NEWS
May 24, 2003
Reader finds glaring omission in Top 50 I think your list of the Top 50 most influential people in Burbank is excellent, though I feel very strongly that one of the most important has been left out of the list of the acknowledged. There is a woman who is, what I believe to be, what every schoolteacher should aspire to be. She not only prepares our younger generations to be the next Top 50, but ensures that the community stays involved and in partnership with our school district.
NEWS
February 19, 2003
Matt Bellner of Burbank is an actor. The "Daredevil," played by Ben Affleck, is a pill-popping, booze-drinking, womanizing, butt-kicking comic book superhero for the 21st century. He solves problems with a punch-first, ask-questions-later attitude. Imagine Spiderman combined with Charles Bronson from "Death Wish" and you have the "Daredevil." The plot is thin, but it's basically about the Daredevil avenging his father's murder and hunting down the evil Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan)
NEWS
February 15, 2003
I don't know whether to laugh or cry at the thought of city governments all over California asking Burbank what to do about their own prayer problems. So far, this lawsuit has cost Burbank about $22,000 and a lot of time, and the fight goes on. Why? Why do any legislative bodies need to start their meetings with an invocation, prayer or other appeal to the spirit world? I know, "it's traditional." We have inherited a lot of our lawmaking practices from the Romans of 2,500 years ago, when the world was still thought to be flat.
NEWS
July 10, 2002
Mary Mallory A postmodern take on Roman comedy, updated for the 21st century, "The Brothers" is a lighthearted, entertaining production that also contains fine acting by the Action Reaction Theater Company. While a little suggestive in its double entendres, it also provides a fun evening in Brand Park. Based on a comedy of manners by Terence, the story relates the struggles between two brothers over how to raise their sons. The patrician, libertine Micio, allows his son, Aeschinus, to roam and live freely, while his younger, overbearing brother, Demea, worries about these influences on his son, Ctesipho.
NEWS
October 17, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- The Investigative Documentaries Educating American Society -- a Burbank-based organization -- is developing a board of directors, an advisory committee, enlarging the Founder's Committee and accepting volunteers in many capacities. The group, IDEAS, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, in the Ray Sense Room of the Burbank Family YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. The mission statement of IDEAS is to "educate and enlighten the public to the most important social issues threatening America going into the 21st century."
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