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May 25, 2012
I'm confused. Last week I received a political mailer from Greg Krikorian, who is running for state Assembly for the 43rd District. I found no political party affiliation in his literature. I checked his website but did not find a party affiliation. I thought this odd because California is politics, nothing but politics. Image my confusion when I read the Official Sample Ballot for the Primary Election delivered by mail just recently. Krikorian is running against state Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a Democrat.
NEWS
July 26, 2013
A post has been making the rounds recently on social media sites such as Facebook in which a man asks God a series of questions and God answers. The man starts off by asking, "Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?" He goes on to list several grievances that may seem trivial - his car not starting, his sandwich being made wrongly and his phone going dead. God answers each question with an explanation of why these things happened. For example, he tells the man that he prevented his car from starting because if it had, the man would have been hit by a drunk driver.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | October 20, 2007
A Burbank man and three of his college buddies are trying to bring AIDS awareness to Africans this year, one text message at a time. The program Brent Schackmann, a 22-year-old John Burroughs High School teacher, and his friends have developed will allow Tanzanian AIDS and HIV sufferers to send their questions and concerns regarding the illness via text message to volunteers in California for answers. “There’s just a total lack of information about things,” said Dustin Long, 22, one of the men who pioneered the project.
NEWS
December 15, 2001
The city of Burbank asked if I wanted to pay up to $5 a month to support the city's purchase of renewable or green energy. A form was provided to sign up or request additional information. I did the latter, adding a question as to why the city had to beg for contributions to do the right thing. I received several pages of canned answers, although my question was skirted with, "Green energy is usually more expensive than other types of power. If we were to provide only green, energy rates would have to go up significantly."
NEWS
By June Casagrande | March 10, 2010
In this column, I sometimes answer reader e-mails to try to help people with their grammar problems. It?s a good gig. I get to play expert and hero all at once. And through the magic of old-fashioned printing, my answers appear immediately after the questions. No one can tell how long it took me to produce them. So the finished product makes me look like a bottomless font of instant answers who never has any questions or conundrums of my own. If only that were true. In real time, there are a lot of grammar and usage issues that trip me up. The good news is I?
NEWS
July 10, 2002
Karen S. Kim It's not easy to stump Brian Draper, owner of Geographia Map and Travel Bookstore in Burbank. Whether a customer is looking for information about trekking in the Patagonian Andes, traveling to Bangladesh, what kinds of native foods are available in Ethiopia or where the pet-friendly lodging spots are across the country, Draper has an answer. The answers are in the countless shelves of travel books that line the walls of Geographia.
NEWS
By Patrick Caneday | April 17, 2010
I got one of those e-mails last week, the “getting to know you” e-mail from a friend with too much time on their hands. It’s a list of random questions answered by the sender designed to tell you more about them even though you didn’t ask. Not the major things that you may already know, like who they voted for, what they worship and who they stalk, but the little things that make us unique. After all, who doesn’t stalk Ryan Seacrest? You’re supposed to put in your own answers, reply all and include any new people you’d like to annoy.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 17, 2014
GLENDALE - Burbank High softball Coach Mike Delaney and Glendale Coach Greg Martin walked into distinctly different situations when they took over their respective programs this season. For Delaney, a longtime coach at Village Christian, he took over a squad fresh off winning a Pacific League championship and chalk full of experienced players, including a standout junior pitcher in All-CIF Southern Section and All-Area Player of the Year Caitlyn Brooks. Conversely, Martin inherited a team that didn't make the playoffs in 2013 after placing fifth and half the players on the roster were underclassmen.
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NEWS
By Bryan Mahoney | March 25, 2014
If I've learned anything over the last three years writing in Burbank, it's that there is never a shortage of ways people can help their community. There's also no shortage of groups to facilitate the work. You have Rotary, two different groups of Optimists and a couple chambers of commerce. There are shelter programs, counseling programs, a literacy program at the library and the super-senior crew that volunteers for special events. There are so many Kiwanians that Burbank has not one chapter but three - a morning, noon and evening group just to make sure you can fit it into your schedule.
NEWS
July 26, 2013
A post has been making the rounds recently on social media sites such as Facebook in which a man asks God a series of questions and God answers. The man starts off by asking, "Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?" He goes on to list several grievances that may seem trivial - his car not starting, his sandwich being made wrongly and his phone going dead. God answers each question with an explanation of why these things happened. For example, he tells the man that he prevented his car from starting because if it had, the man would have been hit by a drunk driver.
NEWS
March 6, 2013
Re: “ Should India send a mission to Mars? ” In Theory, March 2. How do you discuss the economic woes of India without mentioning overpopulation, or, for that matter, birth control? You ask a bunch of local religious leaders to write about it, that's how. Alan Burnett Burbank
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 6, 2012
Burbank's Colony Theatre will not be closing its curtains this season after roughly 200 supporters answered the company's plea for help and pulled together $50,000 in donations, operators said Tuesday. “It just flooded in - the checks and the letters and online donations,” said Artistic Director Barbara Beckley. Pinned to a wall near the theater's front entrance was a collection of handwritten and typed-up letters full of heartfelt comments and memories from theater-goers across the Southland.
NEWS
May 25, 2012
I'm confused. Last week I received a political mailer from Greg Krikorian, who is running for state Assembly for the 43rd District. I found no political party affiliation in his literature. I checked his website but did not find a party affiliation. I thought this odd because California is politics, nothing but politics. Image my confusion when I read the Official Sample Ballot for the Primary Election delivered by mail just recently. Krikorian is running against state Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a Democrat.
NEWS
May 23, 2012
I think most of us feel that Burbank is a good city in live in. It has a few faults, but who doesn't? But what's with the problems of the Burbank Police Dept.? The first problem is that only a small percentage of Burbank's police officers are women. We have a male-dominated police force. Another problem is officer Cindy Guillen, who is alleging social and ethnic discrimination. Then there is former deputy chief William Taylor, who joined other officers in a suit against the city of Burbank for the firing of minority officers.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | April 17, 2012
John Hall is a successful entrepreneur and is earning his doctorate in education from USC. He's married, 37, and has two kids. By all accounts, Hall has a successful life. And all of it despite an early childhood diagnosis that could have set him on a completely different path, had he not had an intense intervention. At the age of 2, Hall was diagnosed as being autistic, or at that time, “mentally retarded.” “I exhibited all the signs of classic autism,” Hall said in an interview this week.
SPORTS
By Mario Aguirre, mario.aguirre@latimes.com | September 24, 2011
NORTH HOLLYWOOD — The first play from scrimmage Friday was indicative of how the rest of the evening would pan out for the Bellarmine-Jefferson High football team. The Guards surrendered a 39-yard scoring pass following a 40-yard kickoff return and they suffered a 49-12 nonleague loss to visiting Malibu at North Hollywood High. In all, Bell-Jeff (2-2) yielded three touchdowns on the first play of Malibu drives, though the latter two came with the game out of reach in the second half.
NEWS
October 9, 2010
I have been trying to find words to express my disgust for the hate-filled diatribe of Bryan Griem, who chose not to answer the simple question regarding repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" with a spiritual answer, but filled his space by conjuring negative images that anyone who actually knows gay people will say are false ("In Theory: Should 'Don't Ask' law be repealed?" Sept. 29). And Jon Barta, who says that many homosexuals are fighting an internal battle against their "chosen" lifestyle.
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