January 19, 2000
Robert Blechl SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- Burbank Animal Shelter Supt. Fred DeLange said he will recommend charges of running a kennel without a license be brought against a Burbank man who lost more than 30 pets in a house fire. "Unfortunately, when someone has that many animals and violates the law, they open themselves up to disasters like that," DeLange said. Daniel Payne, 63, received burns to his chest and shoulders in the Jan. 11 fire at his rented home at 256 W. Valencia Ave. The fire killed two dogs, 10 guinea pigs and more than 20 cats, most by smoke inhalation, fire officials said.
July 2, 2005
Rosette Gonzales Walter the porcupine held a carrot in one paw and contently gnawed on it while the audience of curious children watched him. When he finished his carrot, he held up his paw and waived goodbye to everyone, then left the stage. "Goodbye, Walter," the children responded in unison. Walter doesn't sing or dance but he's used to entertaining. He and several other exotic animals visited Northwest Branch Library Tuesday for the kindergarten through eighth-grade summer reading program.
September 17, 2003
Molly Shore "Jambo" is "hello" in Swahili, but to many local children, it represents more than just a greeting. Project Jambo is a cultural exchange program creating friendships between Burbank students and youngsters in rural southeast Kenya. The program, developed by Burbank residents Sue and Joel Gilbert in September 2002, is offered at no additional cost as part of the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank's after-school program at Edison, Emerson, Jefferson, Miller, Roosevelt and Stevenson elementary schools.
July 24, 2002
Karen S. Kim Dr. Sam Basilious' daily routine isn't so different from those of other doctors. Like them, Basilious keeps busy examining and diagnosing his patients, often treating everything from a bad scratch to more serious problems like renal failure or cancer, and is regularly required to administer anesthetic and perform surgery. But unlike other doctors, Basilious won't receive a simple thank you or a smile from grateful patients. Instead, it's not uncommon for him to get his hand licked or his nose nuzzled in appreciation.
November 16, 2002
Ryan Carter If you love animals, malls and helping furry friends find homes, organizers of the city's holiday pet-center adoption fair have a job for you. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help staff the annual month-long animal adoption drive, which begins on Dec. 7 and continues to Dec. 22 at the Media City Center. Volunteers are pivotal to the event, said Madeleine Hibbs, assistant to Ellie Knapp, the city's community outreach organizer, who is planning the event.
March 15, 2011
Officials say they’re having a hard time keeping some shoppers at the Burbank Certified Farmer’s Market from leaving their pooches at home, which could draw the ire of county health inspectors. The farmer’s market, located on the corner of North Third Street and East Orange Grove Avenue, has had trouble enforcing state codes that prohibit bringing pets, with the exception of service animals, into the market, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said. “Any kind of animal, whether it’s a dog, parrot or pig, is not allowed near the food,” he said.
August 12, 2009
SARA AND HARLEY Sara, 12, is a spayed female yellow Labrador retriever. Harley, 10, is a spayed female Dalmatian. They grew up together and were recently relinquished by their owner. They are both friendly and still quite active. Harley loves Sara but does not like other animals. Harley is also deaf. If you are interested in meeting them, contact the Burbank Animal Shelter and inquire about ID No. A006561 & A006556. The animal shelter is at 1150 N. Victory Place, Burbank.
February 21, 2007
BURBANK — The director of a Chihuahua rescue shelter, which operated out of Burbank for more than four years, has filed a 10-party lawsuit against some of her former volunteers, accusing them of a smear campaign that tarnished her business reputation. Kimi Peck, director of Chihuahua Rescue — which relocated to Tehachapi after a court order forced the shelter out of Burbank — contends in her lawsuit that former volunteers committed slander and defamation against her when they told police in 2005 that Peck kept Chihuahuas in unsafe and squalid conditions.
October 1, 2008
Efrain Valenzuela opened the door to his mobile dairy classroom — an unusual classroom to say the least — to reveal a cow. And his audience was duly impressed. About 60 students sat on the floor of Roosevelt Elementary School’s playground in amazement Monday morning. “Wow,” the children said in unison as Milky Way, the cow, chomped on hay and whisked flies away with her tail. The children unanimously agreed that Valenzuela, of the Dairy Council of California, doesn’t look like he lives in the city.