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By Joyce Rudolph | June 7, 2006
Rudy Droguett has risked his life for the love of his art. The artist, who is in his 70s, has traveled to Africa twice to take pictures of wild animals, which he later uses as subjects in his scratchboard etchings. He's come close to losing his life, he said. During one trip to Kenya, the vehicle he was riding in had a flat tire. There was a lion lying under a tree nearby watching the entourage. Not wanting to miss the opportunity, Droguett got out of the vehicle to take a picture.
NEWS
November 13, 2012
Why should an animal cruelty act (produce puppies from puppy mills) be grandfathered to anyone? This sends the wrong message to the public that it is OK for “preferred” store owners to be cruel to animals. I always thought Burbank City Council was one of the municipalities with integrity and high standards. To pass this grandfathering act to these two “special interest” stores shows how wrong I was. Please do not allow this to happen. Mahatma Gandhi once said “One can measure the greatness and moral progress of a nation by looking at how it treats its animals.” Are special interests crowding the judgment of Burbank City Council members?
NEWS
September 8, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- The animals will be out for more than a walk in the park this weekend. The Festival of the Animals will be from noon to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive Burbank. The event will include a pet fair, horse shows, dog contests, a chariot race and Frisbee-catching dogs. Money from the event will benefit local animal rescue organizations. "The event seeks to help these organizations get the word out, get animals into good homes, let people know more about spaying and neutering and being good to your animals," event spokeswoman Joanne Asman said.
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 8, 2006
Adonna Khare is wild about her art. The 26-year-old artist uses pencil to draw murals of animals but adds human body parts, giving them a whimsical touch. Khare, of Burbank, will finish her master's of fine arts degree in illustration this winter at Cal State Long Beach. Her graduate solo show, titled "Beast," is on display at the college's Gatov Gallery through Thursday. "As an undergraduate at Cal State Long Beach, I started drawing small pencil drawings of animals and made them larger and larger as time went by," she said.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 25, 2012
After more than 50 years as a veterinarian in Burbank, there's nothing small about Martin Small's contribution to Burbank's animal shelter. “I have never done anything more satisfying than what I've done since I've been here,” he said. After spending the last several years working full time to establish the shelter's medical program, Small, 82, is now an on-call surgeon. Before he set foot in the shelter in 2004, cats suffered from contagious respiratory diseases and dogs were prone to kennel cough and parvovirus.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 11, 2013
Village Church in Burbank will host an event this weekend called "Journey to Bethlehem," a live Christmas event recreating first-century Bethlehem and featuring a marketplace with roughly a dozen vendors, 60 cast members and a collection of rescued animals. "I want to show them what it was like in the first century back in Jerusalem, at the time Jesus was born," said Richard Zemaitis, a church member and set designer for the production. Upon entering, visitors will receive a handful of tokens, which they can use to "purchase" items from the vendors.
NEWS
June 25, 2005
Rosette Gonzales It is kitten season and the Burbank Animal Shelter is overflowing with felines, but the shelter also home to plenty of dogs, bunnies and even a rooster. This summer, volunteers at the shelter said they need more help than ever cleaning out cages and socializing animals for adoption. "There's all these mouths that need to be fed and not enough hands, said Martha Brown, a senior volunteer. The shelter has 60 volunteers but many of them go on vacation during the summer, said Cynthia Cavanaugh, volunteer director of development.
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By David Laurell | November 24, 2009
There is no doubt that Burbank has staked its claim as the entertainment capital of the world. Since the 1920s, some of the most classic films and iconic television shows ever projected or broadcast have been produced within the city’s borders. From “Casablanca,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Mary Poppins” to “The Mickey Mouse Club,” and the Johnny Carson and Jay Leno-hosted versions of “The Tonight Show,” Burbank has served as fertile ground for the imagination, creativity and technology that through the camera’s lens has made the world think, learn, laugh and cry. While a list of all the films and shows produced in Burbank would fill this entire paper, there is one production that has been more closely associated with the city than any other — “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.
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By Rachel Kane | December 12, 2007
Some teens at John Burroughs High School are trying to bring a little peace and goodwill toward animals. Members of the newly minted Animal Rights Club at Burroughs High School are collecting pet products such as leashes, bowls, bags and cans of pet food, towels and old bed linens to donate to the Burbank Animal Shelter. “We wanted to do something for the animal shelter during the holiday season because there are a lot of clubs doing things for underprivileged families, so we wanted to do something that would include the animals,” said Nikki Cox, 16, co-founder and co-president of the club.
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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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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 11, 2013
Village Church in Burbank will host an event this weekend called "Journey to Bethlehem," a live Christmas event recreating first-century Bethlehem and featuring a marketplace with roughly a dozen vendors, 60 cast members and a collection of rescued animals. "I want to show them what it was like in the first century back in Jerusalem, at the time Jesus was born," said Richard Zemaitis, a church member and set designer for the production. Upon entering, visitors will receive a handful of tokens, which they can use to "purchase" items from the vendors.
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By Joyce Rudolph | October 22, 2013
Performers from the TV and music industries are helping the organization Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter shout out about its recently launched campaign - “Love. Protect. Adopt.” They are appearing in still photographs and videos and providing voice-overs which are produced at the shelter by volunteer videographers and photographers, said Tiffany Brain, creator and project manager of the campaign and director of volunteer training at the shelter. “For the campaign, we are just trying to promote adoptions by showcasing local talents from all walks of life who vow to 'Love.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 10, 2013
Denise Fleck - a longtime volunteer at the Burbank Animal Shelter who owns a business teaching people how to perform CPR on dogs and cats - is a finalist for "Woman of the Year" honors by a national pet industry organization. The Oregon-based Women in Pet Industry Network received more than 60 nominations across the country to recognize women working in the pet industry as groomers, dog sitters, veterinarians and pet advocates. "Regardless of who wins, I hope we'll leave a combined legacy of improving the lives of animals and the lives of the people who love them," Fleck said.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | June 19, 2013
Dogs and cats lucky enough to get adopted out of the Burbank Animal Shelter will not only get a new home, but their own collars and identification tags. The new duds will come after the shelter uses a $6,500 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to purchase an engraving machine, ID tags and collars, officials announced Wednesday. “The simple act of providing a collar and ID tag to each animal that leaves the shelter can be the best way of preventing them from getting lost and coming back through those doors as a stray,” Jill Buckley, senior director of community initiatives at the ASPCA, said in a statement.
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May 9, 2013
Walt Disney Animation Studios is announcing its first movie inspired by a Marvel comic Thursday, an adaptation of a lesser known crime fighter series called “Big Hero 6.” Directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and due in 2014, the CG-animated movie will center on a robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada and his robot companion BayMax, who join a team of superheroes in a high-tech city called San Fransokyo. MORE: Disney is reanimated with 'Big Hero 6,' 'Frozen' (For a video showcasing a closer look at San Fransokyo, go here .)
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April 23, 2013
A hand-drawn, black-and-white Mickey Mouse animated short film will debut June 11 at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced Tuesday. The vintage-feeling short, which is called "Get a Horse," features the voice of Walt Disney as Mickey Mouse. The Burbank studio released a logline describing the short as "never before seen," but a studio spokeswoman, when asked if the short is newly made, refused to comment. Continue reading > > -- Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
COMMUNITY
By David Laurell | February 27, 2013
“As an advocate of homeless animals, it is great for all of us with the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter (VBAS) to see so many people be extremely generous and willing to help us do what we do,” said Alexis Cole who serves as the organization's director of development. Along with being generous and willing to help the VBAS achieve their goals - to provide medical, social, behavioral and financial care for animals at risk and to eliminate animal homelessness in Burbank - the people referred to by Cole were also interested in enjoying an evening of comedy, cocktails and culinary delights as the VBAS staged their “Third Annual Laugh Your Tail Off” fundraiser at Flapper's Comedy Club last Thursday.
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January 15, 2013
When singer-songwriter Alicia Keys wanted to create an animated children's television series about the exploration of music, she turned to Burbank animation firm Bento Box for ideas. Bento's producers suggested an alternative: Instead of a TV show, how about an interactive storytelling app? That idea became "The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee," which was released through the iTunes store last fall for $3.99 and expands to Android mobile devices and tablets this month.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 22, 2012
'Tis the season of giving - pets, apparently. Local animal shelters have experienced a spike in pet adoptions in recent days in Burbank and Pasadena, and many more were expected to occur this weekend. On Dec. 15, when the Burbank Animal Shelter welcomed people to adopt animals at a 50% discount, 25 animals - mostly cats and dogs and a few rabbits - were adopted, about double the typical volume. “They're hoping to maybe get an animal for their children,” said Brenda Castaneda, superintendent of the Burbank Animal Shelter.
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