January 25, 2003
Lisa Ann Rowe has been named director of development at Providence High School. In her new post, she is responsible for the school's fund-raising and development. Rowe, a Burbank native, previously served as account executive for Greer/Daily/ Minter Public Affairs Consulting in Los Angeles. Prior to that, she was assistant executive director of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. At the chamber, she worked with elected officials, business and community leaders and local organizations, as well as developing fund-raising programs and activities.
July 5, 2003
D'ANGONA -- CAMPOSANO Gena D'Angona of San Francisco, the daughter of John and Linda D'Angona of Burbank, and Brian Camposano of San Francisco, the son of William and Barbara Camposano of Edison, N.J., have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be graduated from Burbank High School and Georgetown University with a bachelor's degree in English and government. She is employed as an account executive for Goodby, Silverstein and Partners in San Francisco.
January 12, 2002
LaBAGH -- LONGERETTA Kathleen LaBagh and James A. Longeretta were married at Beltane Ranch, with Alan Bell officiating. The reception was at the ranch with a wedding supper served at sunset. The groom played the guitar and serenaded the bride with a special song. The bride is the daughter of Theresa and Charles Wright of of Middletown, N.Y. She graduated from Pine Bush High School in New York, and Brooks College in Long Beach, Calif. She is an account executive at Rampage Clothing Co. The groom is the son of Hope D. and A. Thomas Longeretta of Burbank.
April 22, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta BURBANK -- Richard "Dick" Decker didn't have big plans for his retirement. He just wanted to do the things he loved most -- play golf, square dance and spend time with his granddaughters. On Wednesday, less than a month after he retired from his longtime post of dispatch driver for the Leader and Glendale News-Press newspapers, Decker died of complications from a stroke he suffered in early April. He was 69. An avid softball player, Decker played in various leagues across Southern California, including the Burbank Senior Softball League.
October 1, 2003
Ryan Carter From the home-based businesses of Burbank to the city's post-production houses, J.J. Connaughton has a big job. As membership account executive for the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, Connaughton is on the front line when it comes recruiting businesses to join the chamber. "She tells our story," said Susan Bowers, the chamber's executive director. "She is that person out there talking to businesses every day." Every time a business moves into the area, it is Connaughton who must go to them, introduce the chamber and its programs, and try to get them to join.
March 4, 2000
Irma Lemus RANCHO DISTRICT -- The good doctor was in at St. Finbar School Thursday. Dr. Suess, that is. As part of the school's celebration of "Read Across America Day," St. Finbar students threw a party to mark the 96th birthday of the venerable children's author Thursday morning and then got down to the not-so-serious business of reading some of his classics. About 150 students, from kindergarten to fourth grade, participated in the celebration, said organizer Lorraine Bellis-Mark.
May 16, 2001
Too many chinks in 'Knight's' armor John Francis is the editor of the Leader Newspapers. While it is unlikely knights jousted to Queen's "We Will Rock You," I do agree it would have been more fun if they did. So when "A Knight's Tale" starts off with the crowd stomping and clapping to the beat, I figured I was in for an interesting movie. I figured wrong. The concept of putting this mediocre tale to rock tunes was a great one. However, the music, with only a couple of exceptions, just becomes a background soundtrack.
April 15, 2009
The Burbank offices of LAgraphico and Midnight Oil Creative, sister graphic solutions companies that design and print promotional materials for movie, television, video game and retail clients, are liberally sprinkled with award-winning posters, 3-D stands, packaging and interactive content. But for a nose-pressed-against- the-vinyl perspective, the folks here recommend getting a little closer to the action — say, by flipping through Creative Director Max Cameron’s sketchbook.