April 17, 2004
Brown -- Ortiz Debra D. Brown, the daughter of Virginia Brown of Burbank, and Ryan G. Ortiz, the son of Sergio and Yolanda Ortiz of Glendale, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be graduated from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School in 1994 and received her associate in arts degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 1996. She is a designer and space planner for Trendway Corp. in downtown Los Angeles.
August 6, 2003
A woman who was taking her son to the Burbank Central Library lost control of her car and crashed into Bellarmine Jefferson High School on Tuesday afternoon. The unidentified woman might have stepped onto the accelerator instead of the brake at 5 p.m., Burbank Fire Capt. Jim Baldridge said. She collided with the outer wall of the school's cafeteria at 465 E. Olive Ave., he added. "Apparently, the occupant mistook backward for forward and ran her vehicle over the curb and into the school," he said.
March 8, 2003
Erik Boal Since its opening in 1944, Bellarmine-Jefferson High School has competed in only a handful of California Interscholastic Federation championship events. It wasn't until 1997 that the Guards won their first -- and only -- Southern Section title, posting a 47-45 victory against Cerritos Valley Christian in the Division IVA girls' basketball final. After a six-year hiatus, Bell-Jeff returns today to the scene of its crowning athletic achievement, the Long Beach Pyramid.
September 11, 2002
A year after the terrorist attacks in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania, people are still playing back the scenes of that day -- where they were and how they found out. "I was in my car on the way to work with the car radio on. I was, gosh, totally shocked. As soon as I got into work, it was on TV all day." North Hollywood resident Debbie McCormack, 46, who works in Burbank. "The Starbucks manager [in Tempe, Ariz.] told me when I walked in the door.
September 19, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Kandie Soderstrom's Girl Scouts, like all Americans, will forever remember Sept. 11, 2001. But what is important to Soderstrom and the 600 Burbank Girl Scouts who made thank-you cards Saturday for relief workers in New York City is that they remember how they helped during a time of tragedy. "A lot of my girls are scared by all of this," said Soderstrom, a service unit manager and troop leader. "Many of us can't talk about what's happened, so drawing and writing these thank-you cards has been a way for us to express ourselves."
September 1, 2001
BURROUGHS/BURBANK Class officials have decided to have a joint reunion instead of two separate gatherings tonight. The 1976 classes of Burbank and John Burroughs high schools will have their 25-year reunion at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road, in Burbank. For more information, call (800) 385-5638, ext. 107, or (661) 297-0361. BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL Burbank High School Class of 1961 will have its 40-year reunion Nov. 10 at the Holiday Inn in Burbank.
August 9, 2000
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Bellarmine-Jefferson High School students are getting a taste of Hollywood filmmaking. With a borrowed 16 mm camera and other equipment, 50 students from the school are putting in time over the summer to produce their first film, said Bell-Jeff film teacher Michael Kane. The equipment was donated by Clairmont Camera in Hollywood and the film was given to the school by Kodak and Fuji, Kane said. Kane said he was eager to have a finished product by the time school begins in the fall so he has something to show off to students who will be in his film and video production class.
June 24, 2000
Leslie Vicky De Leonardis, Valedictorian Brian Anthony Idoni, Salutatorian Anna Celine Abaygar Fadel Mutih Abdulhai Desiree Christina Acosta John-Paul Santos Alfonso Luis Angel Alvarenga, Jr. Veronica Michelle Amador Christian Joseph Amoyo Yolanda Anguiano Carlos Arroyo, Jr. Josef Arnold Tac-an Avecilla Eva Claudette Ayala Masha Babchinska Edward Xavier Barajas ...
March 22, 2000
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT --After eight months of planning a benefit dinner for two children with cerebral palsy, Burbank High School Key Club members saw their hard work pay off in a big way. The high school club raised $12,000 at the fund-raising dinner held at Bellarmine-Jefferson High School on March 12, said Armen Zenjiryan, the Burbank High senior who coordinated the event. The dinner was attended by about 200 community leaders and members, he said.