January 21, 2009
Burbank and Glendale students and city workers were among the hundreds of thousands in Washington for Tuesday’s historic presidential inauguration. A group of 14 Glendale High School students made the trip with two of their history teachers, as did Burbank youth Tara Bachman and Glendale Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, who said the opportunity of seeing Barack Obama sworn in as the nation’s first black president was too momentous to miss. “When you think of the significance of this, the first African American president, that can only happen once,” Scoggins said from the Capitol Monday.
January 19, 2009
Burbank and Glendale students and city workers were among the hundreds of thousands in Washington for today’s historic presidential inauguration. A group of 14 Glendale High School students made the trip with two of their history teachers, as did Burbank youth Tara Bachman and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, who said the opportunity of seeing Barack Obama sworn in as the nation’s first black president was too momentous to miss. “When you think of the significance of this, the first African-American president, that can only happen once,” Scoggins said from the capitol Monday.
April 19, 2008
Disgruntled with the way Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate was handled, about 30 demonstrators held signs and chanted slogans Friday night in front of Walt Disney headquarters in Burbank. “We’re feeling that it was really trivial,” said Larry Nemecek, publicity chairman for the Burbank Democratic Club. “It’s not about one candidate, it’s about not getting to the issues.” During the debate, which aired on ABC, moderators George Stephanopoulos and Charlie Gibson peppered Barack Obama with questions about why he does not regularly wear United States flag lapel pins and Hillary Clinton about her trip to Bosnia, in which a story about the then-first lady’s arrival at an airport in the country under threat of snipers was later disproved.
January 21, 2009
Franchise recognized as a national top seller Money Mailer of the Valleys, a locally owned franchise of the Money Mailer direct-marketing company, was recognized as one of the nation?s top 15 sellers out of more than 250 branches. The local operation, owned by Burbank residents John and Carol Salter, won the company?s President Club award for its performance. The award was given at the company?s three-day convention in Miami. Money Mailer?s franchises serve as marketing consultants for local businesses and help them develop a direct marketing plan, according to a press release.
November 6, 2012
Voters lined up at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in Woodland Hills, where several precincts were combined in a large meeting room at the 53-year-old St. Luke's Lutheran Church on Comercio Way. "I was fourth in line, maybe fifth," said Morton Roberts, 46, a Woodland Hills insurance agent. He cast his ballot for Barack Obama, he said. "I like what he's done so far. I don't think any one person could have fixed what he had to deal with in one term," Roberts said. Waiting at 7 a.m. in a line of about 60 people that snaked into the church parking lot was Joe Perdenza, a 43-year-old banker.
October 23, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, October 23. President Barack Obama will make a very quick stop in Los Angeles Wednesday evening. President Obama will tape an episode of “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno in Burbank Wednesday evening . He is slated to arrive in Los Angeles and 5:25 p.m. and scheduled to leave on Air Force One at 7:45 p.m. LAist The city of Burbank is set to name Ken Pulskamp as its interim city manager....
September 26, 2012
For anyone whose ultimate career goal is a secure, well-paid position in a stable, relatively affluent community, City Manager Mike Flad's announcement that he was leaving Burbank for the less attractive environs of South Gate would indeed induce “head-scratching.” But for those who continually seek new and greater challenges or simply the opportunity to make a difference, it's not such a big mystery. Years ago, Barack Obama made a similarly curious career choice when, with a degree from Harvard Law (awarded Magna Cum Laude)