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NEWS
August 8, 2001
Wow. The July 28 Burbank Leader certainly did succeed in getting my blood boiling. What an extraordinary messenger of misinformation, at least where "sports" is concerned. First, prominently displayed on the front page, there was an article, "District high schools could go artificial," noting that the Burbank school board is now considering installing artificial turf at both of the Burbank high schools. This prospect is a direct response to concerns about maintenance expenses for natural turf.
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NEWS
August 8, 2007
Adding artificial turf nothing to brag about Before you start jumping for joy about the new field and stadium construction at Burbank High and Burroughs, you should stop and consider how awful artificial turf is ("School athletics get boost," July 28). My child plays club soccer and will be playing at Burroughs this fall. We have had experience with these artificial fields and the experience is not good. Have you fallen on an artificial field? Can you say carpet burns?
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 1, 2014
It was something that Brandon Gerlach had done hundreds, maybe even thousands of times since he took up soccer as a boy. In a nonleague match in December, the Burroughs High senior midfielder slid a few times on the artificial turf, opening a sizable wound on his thigh. “I was wearing my old sliders because I couldn't find my new ones and those ones had a hole in them,” Gerlach said. “I ended up sliding a couple of times and I opened up my leg pretty good. But I just thought 'OK, I'll just put some bandages over it and it should be fine.'” Patched up, Gerlach didn't miss his next start for the Indians.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | October 12, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Before embarking on an Alaskan cruise, Fred Baldino took the early-morning rains to mean that his lawn could go the week without water. So the 87-year-old did what city officials for years have been instructing: He shut off his water. But when he and his wife returned to their North Keystone Street home, the lawn had severely dried. “It was so brown that we tried . . . three different kinds of fertilizers,” Baldino said. “And nothing worked.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | September 2, 2009
BURBANK ? Southern California?s main water supplier will bring back a popular rebate program this month on a first-come, first-serve basis, prompting local utility officials to stress the importance of getting in line early. Funding for the ?SoCal Water$mart? program quickly dried up in May after Southland residents flooded the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California with rebate requests for high-efficiency toilets, clothes washers, artificial turf, climate-response irrigation controllers unique sprinkler heads.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | October 14, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Before embarking on an Alaskan cruise, Fred Baldino took the early-morning rains to mean that his lawn could go the week without water. So the 87-year-old did what city officials for years have been instructing: He shut off his water. But when he and his wife returned to their North Keystone Street home, the lawn had severely dried. “It was so brown that we tried . . . three different kinds of fertilizers,” Baldino said. “And nothing worked.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | July 31, 2009
BURBANK — City and school officials set foot on Burbank High School’s new artificial turf field Wednesday, getting their first look at a product of their $18-million joint venture. The sight of a sweeping green mat of fake grass, which was part of a larger, three-pronged project, offered a sense of encouragement to the excited officials, who wanted to get an early glimpse of the field, they said. “It’s just impressive when you spend your whole life in Burbank and drive by and all you see is dirt.
NEWS
April 18, 2007
Board to decide contract approval The Burbank Unified School District board will discuss the collective bargaining agreement between the district and the Burbank Teachers' Assn. The Teachers' Assn. negotiators and district negotiators came to an agreement on a contract settlement March 9. Gabe Soumakian, the district's assistant superintendent of Human Resources Services, will recommend the board approve the agreement to officially end the salary negotiations. The raises consisted of a salary increase that varies between 4% to 7.25% over six pay columns, depending on teaching experience and education level, with the most experienced and educated teachers receiving the highest raises.
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