September 12, 2007
Radio Disney announced Monday that Ray De La Garza, former vice president and general manager of station 830 AM, has been named vice president of programming for Radio Disney. De La Garza will oversee all aspects of Radio Disney programming, which is based out of Burbank. The stations run family- and child-oriented radio programs and music. Radio Disney?s new vice president was also chief operating officer for the Radiovisa Corp. and senior vice president of programming for Premiere Radio Networks.
September 21, 2005
Transactions will boost donations For the next two months, Lockheed Federal Credit Union will make a donation to the American Red Cross for credit card or signature-based transactions. Each time one of its 100,000 members use a Lockheed Federal Credit Union Visa or make a credit card purchase with a Visa Check Card, the credit union will make a donation, which officials estimate will be more than $40,000. The donations will be made to benefit relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast.
April 26, 2003
Soldiers, sailors and airmen are heading home from Iraq. But someone has to go to bring the heavy equipment back. Midshipman Tormod Engvig, 20, a John Burroughs High School graduate, left the United States on Good Friday with two other midshipmen from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to go to Dubai in the Persian Gulf. The son of Mona and Olaf Engvig of Burbank will serve on the Sealift Command's Patuxent, a 42,000-ton oil tanker, and bring the ship back to the United States.
March 19, 2003
LILLY EVELYN FESPERMAN Lilly Evelyn Fesperman, 91, died March 14, 2003, in Burbank. Born June 27, 1911, in Santa Rosa, she was a 51-year Burbank resident who worked as a secretary at Lincoln Elementary School for 10 years. Mrs. Fesperman was a member of the La Cadena Women's Club of Burbank and volunteered at the Burbank Temporary Aid Center and the American Red Cross. She is survived by one son, Ken; granddaughter Kelly Oliveira; and two great-grandchildren.
September 26, 2001
Molly Shore MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Adhering to the adage, "if you've got lemons, turn them into lemonade," three Burbank youngsters did just that -- and more. A weekend lemonade stand set up by Joshua Amen, 10, his brother Justin, 7, and their cousin Ryan Favor, 8, raised $620 for the families of people killed in the East Coast terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, the trio sold lemonade in front of Von's Market on San Fernando Road.
June 22, 2002
RUTH MARTIN Ruth Martin, a longtime Burbank resident, died June 16, 2002. Mrs. Martin was born Dec. 29, 1917. Prior to retiring she worked at Lockheed Corp. After her retirement she volunteered with the American Red Cross, Burbank Historical Society, Burbank Coordinating Council, Woman's Council, Family Service and the Salvation Army. She is survived by her husband, Clarence; and son, Kenneth. Private funeral services will be held. BARBARA ANN RALPH Barbara Ann Ralph, 64, a longtime Burbank resident, died June 14, 2002.
August 14, 2004
RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) seeks volunteers 55 and older to assist in various programs, including computer and Internet assistance, the Simple Will Program, and free electronic tax return assistance. Duties will include arranging and scheduling appointments, arranging reservations, selling gift certificates, collecting donations and mailing out paperwork. For more information, call Dee Call at 238-5370.
June 2, 2007
AMERICAN RED CROSS Volunteers are needed for the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles, to work the front desk at the Red Cross Service center, 1001 W. Magnolia Blvd. The task requires excellent phone etiquette, customer service skills, typing skills and consistent daytime availability. Call (818) 376-1724. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Volunteers are needed for the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop for many varied and interesting duties. Join the fun and feel rewarded.
August 25, 2004
Edward Han The Providence St. Joseph/Providence Holy Cross BloodMobile has hit the road to make donating blood a little easier this summer for residents of the San Fernando Valley. The BloodMobile, a motor home-sized vehicle with three donating stations inside, is a privately funded project that was launched in April to make donating blood more convenient, particularly in the summer months when participation traditionally dips. "During the summer and holidays, people are unlikely to give blood just because they're doing other activities," said Dan Boyle, public relations director for Providence Holy Cross and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.
September 22, 2001
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, will go down in history as a day evil tried to overcome our nation. I will also remember this day as the day that America united itself in a call to arms. What began as a trickle of phone calls escalated into hundreds of citizens converging onto Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center extending their arms to donate blood. The Ralph M. Parsons Blood Donor Center expresses its gratitude to every individual who came to donate blood.