April 26, 2003
Molly Shore On the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the Temple Beth Emet Players will recreate a radio broadcast of the battle for this year's Days of Remembrance of the Holocaust. The radio drama, "The Eternal Light," originally broadcast in 1961, dramatized the 1943 uprising. "We feel it's important for people to remember what happened during the Holocaust so that something like this can never happen again," organizer Sylvia Sutton said.
December 4, 2013
Seventy-five years ago, 7-year-old Susanne Goldsmith watched her father wave goodbye, clutching a handkerchief in a crowd of people at a railroad station in Vienna, Austria. She and her 10-year-old brother had just boarded the Kindertransport, a rescue mission that saved nearly 10,000 Jewish children from Nazis in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia in the nine months leading up to World War II. Photo Gallery: 75th anniversary of Kindertransport...
June 24, 2009
Ryan Naccarato is taking the family tradition of building model airplanes to new heights. A third-year student at UC Davis, he competed in the Red Bull Paper Wings competition in Austria in April and won third place in the aerobatics category with his paper airplanes. The 19-year-old learned all about aeronautics from hanging around his dad’s hobby shop, Tony and Addie Hobby Lobby, a Burbank mainstay for 60 years. His father, Tony Naccarato Jr., took over the business from his father and mother.
July 6, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Taking a trip to Austria is exciting enough, but for several California Dance Arts ballet students, the journey will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Nine students from the La Canada Flintridge-based academy, along with owner and director Erin Holt, will fly to Austria Friday for the Salzburg International Ballet Academy Summer Intensive. The workshop is July 11 to Aug. 6. The thought of learning directly from ballet giants like Peter Breuer, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, the London Festival Ballet and the Munich Ballet; Yehuda Maor, former teacher of the Royal Ballet of London; and Maya Plisetskaya, an international ballet star, is cause for more than just a little anxiety and excitement for 17-year-old dancer Gioel Enriquez.
April 18, 2007
Almost 70 years after Kristallnacht — the anti-Jewish riots in Germany on Nov. 9, 1938, that are largely regarded as the start of the Holocaust — stories of Holocaust survivors are among the most important windows into a horrifying chapter of world history. And three Holocaust survivors who now live in Burbank — Ruth Marks, 83, Suzanne Goldsmith, 76, and Walter Goldsmith, 80 — were part of a candle-lighting ceremony in Council Chambers on Tuesday, commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Week, April 15-24.
October 13, 2009
DOWNTOWN — To Otto Huber, the founder and 40-year owner of Otto’s Import Store and Delicatessen who died last week, lifting the bedroom shade was like raising the curtain on a stage show. “People would ask, ‘Is Otto always like that,’” said his son, Thomas Huber. “His disposition never changed. He was such a comedian.” In a town slowly ceding its grip on mom-and-pop businesses, he stood as one of the last remaining holdouts from a bygone era where family shops were the norm.
April 6, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Holocaust Memorial Day, observed at events throughout the city, commemorates lives lost during the Holocaust, and honors its survivors. "It's particularly important in the aftermath of Sept. 11 when we see what hatred and bigotry can do," organizer Sylvia Sutton said. An interfaith service, led by rabbis and ministers from area synagogues and churches, is set for Tuesday. Gunther Katz, a child survivor of the Holocaust and a 2002 Olympic Torch Bearer will speak.
June 21, 2006
HILLSIDE DISTRICT ? For 20-year-old poet-actress Masiela Lusha, writing and performing are two things that she prefers to separate along strict lines. "I am a poet, period, and I am an actress, period," said Lusha, who played Carmen in the ABC prime-time series "The George Lopez Show." "I don't like to blend the two because it dilutes the importance of one to the other. I don't want to have a hobby of writing, or a hobby of acting. Both are my careers." Lusha's writing career reaches a milestone today with the release of her second collection of poems, called "Drinking the Moon."
June 5, 2004
LaVon Ruth Becht LaVon Ruth Becht, 79, died May 31, 2004, in Burbank. She was born Nov. 18, 1924, in Walnut, Iowa, and was a Burbank resident for 55 years. She is survived by her daughter, Randee Becht Borggrebe; brother, Stan Lorenzen; sisters, Ardelle Lorenzen and Janet Eslick; and two grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, 700 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Franklyn Earl Wheeler Franklyn Earl Wheeler, 87, died May 28, 2004, in Burbank.
February 13, 2002
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- Brian Volpei has a chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the NHL's finest players. Volpei and his Junior Mighty Ducks ice hockey team are in Quebec City, Canada taking part in the 43rd annual Quebec International Pee Wee Tournament, the most prestigious youth event in the world. Since its inception, the tournament -- which began Thursday and concludes Feb. 24 -- has hosted future professional stars Wayne Gretzky, Guy Lafleur, Marcel Dionne, Mario Lemieux, Patrick Roy and Eric Lindros.