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By Christopher Cadelago | April 11, 2009
BURBANK — Overcast conditions and booming thunder Friday could not dampen the mood at the eighth annual Greek Festival, where sixth-graders traded in their usual garb for togas and laurels, played games and lunched on Mediterranean dishes. Jordan Middle School students took the Olympic oath and participated in a parade of banners before swapping their white gowns for physical education T-shirts and shorts. “Greeks did most of the games wearing nothing at all,” said Dion Mokhtari, 12. “Our P.E. uniforms are supposed to represent nudity.
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August 14, 2004
Jeff Tully Thousands of miles away in Athens, 10,000 athletes from more than 200 countries are meeting on the world stage for the 2004 Summer Olympics. Although almost a world away from the excitement and hoopla of the Games, a small Burbank business is celebrating the spirit of the Olympics. Premiere Sports & Cards, a newly opened card and memorabilia shop -- 4017 W. Riverside Dr. No. A -- boasts an impressive Olympic display. In the center of the shop, owner Benny Dominguez has four Olympic torches displayed.
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April 15, 2000
Robert Blechl GRIFFITH PARK -- Melissa Sherrills said she was better equipped for the next Southern California shaker after attending the Emergency Preparedness Fair. "I'm going to have an escape plan so I can meet with my parents and keep it somewhere so I can see it and memorize it," said Melissa, a third-grader at West Athens Elementary School in Los Angeles. The ninth annual Emergency Preparedness Fair, which began Friday in the Los Angeles Zoo parking lot, features more than 200 private and public agencies teaching people how to remain safe after a major earthquake.
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May 2, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Diana Reynolds, a sixth-grade teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School, said she and her students work in preparation for the Future Problem Solving Event all year long. "It's very exciting," said Reynolds, the school's problem-solving coach. "These kids will make decisions that affect us all in the future." One participant, Byron Weiss, finished first in the individual junior cometition and will be representing California in the junior division at the International Conference this June in Athens, Ga. Reynolds and sixth-grade teacher Barbara Weiss coached their Gifted and Talented Education students at the Future Problem Solving State Bowl Saturday at Luther Burbank.
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August 4, 2004
Local martial artist Daniel Lim has brought a national championship to Burbank. Lim, 16, captured the title in taekwondo July 6 at the 24th annual U.S. Junior Olympics in Atlanta. Lim -- who lives and trains in Burbank -- bested competitors from across the country to win the gold medal in the 121-130 pound weight division. When he turns 18, Lim hopes to try to make the U.S. National Team. A third-degree black belt in the sport, it's easy to see why Lim has been successful in martial arts.
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September 4, 2004
Camille Goldberg would make a good spy. That's because when it comes to keeping a secret, she is extremely tight-lipped. This week, Goldberg -- a director at the Burbank-based Golden State Gymnastics -- had to keep a mammoth secret under wraps, and she did an admirable job of making sure the information didn't leak out. Goldberg and the gym were contacted by USA Gymnastics about the possibility of the United States women's...
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August 4, 2004
Jackie Conley While athletes are preparing this month to compete at the Olympics in Athens, Allen Ashrafyan and about 2,500 singers, dancers, musicians and other performers will be taking part in the Eighth Annual World Championships of the Performing Arts, beginning Monday at the Burbank Hilton Hotel and Convention Center. Allen, 16, a Bellarmine Jefferson High School student, will showcase his Latin ballroom skills at the competition. "I want to participate in it to show myself that I can do it and to show that I'm pretty good at it," Allen said.
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July 24, 2004
Jackson Bell Jim and Emmy Humberd have fixed their lunch next to the Parthenon in Athens. They've stayed the night across from London's Buckingham Palace. And they have sat back and enjoyed the view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris from their recreational vehicle. That's because the Burbank residents have spent nearly 1,000 nights traveling Europe during the past 35 years, visiting about 450 different places in 32 countries. And they have kept accurate records of their many trips -- from tracking travel statistics to recording anecdotes in journals and even writing travel books.
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March 12, 2003
Jim Riggio They came from all over North America, all young gymnasts, hoping to continue to hone their skills in search of future glory. More than 650 gymnasts from 48 teams were on hand at the Burbank Airport Hilton during the weekend for the 23rd annual Golden State Friendship Challenge. "It's one of the top three meets in Southern California for junior women's gymnastics," said Camille Goldberg, director of Golden State Gymnastics, which hosted the meet.
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By Michael J. Arvizu, michael.arvizu@latimes.com | July 28, 2010
Picture frames were created centuries ago and were often made from a single piece of wood. Over time, frames became as ornate as the art itself, and today, like much of the world, they've gone high-tech. Digital frames allow users to download images from their digital cameras or computers to display multiple photographs on a loop. Burbank-based Ceiva Logic, Inc., which started in 2000, is offering a service to connect digital frames and share pictures. Through the company's website, a user in Los Angeles, for example, can download the latest batch of photographs a user in Texas has uploaded.
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By Christopher Cadelago | April 11, 2009
BURBANK — Overcast conditions and booming thunder Friday could not dampen the mood at the eighth annual Greek Festival, where sixth-graders traded in their usual garb for togas and laurels, played games and lunched on Mediterranean dishes. Jordan Middle School students took the Olympic oath and participated in a parade of banners before swapping their white gowns for physical education T-shirts and shorts. “Greeks did most of the games wearing nothing at all,” said Dion Mokhtari, 12. “Our P.E. uniforms are supposed to represent nudity.
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