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By Jeff Tully | January 31, 2009
BURBANK — Burroughs High girls’ water polo Coach Carlos Ponce could not bridal his enthusiasm following his team’s match Wednesday against Arcadia. With an 8-7 Pacific League win at home against the Apaches, the Indians earned a spot in the CIF Southern Section playoffs. It will be the program’s first trip to the postseason in three seasons. “We can’t finish lower than fourth place, and that’s just great for us,” said Ponce, whose team is 9-10, 3-2 in league.
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By Jeff Tully | August 26, 2006
Tom McDonald sat in his office Wednesday when another telephone call came in. McDonald, the president of the Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football program, had to tell another parent that there was little room for any more signups for this year's teams. "The calls have been nonstop," said McDonald, whose association with the organization goes back to 1971 when he was a Viking player. "We have been working out in pads for almost three weeks and there are still people calling about the possibility of getting their kids on a team this season.
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April 3, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Dina Mande has a dream and hopefully it will be realized during the Method Fest independent film festival continuing this week in Burbank. The Burbank resident pays the bills designing titles for feature films and TV shows as art director for New Wave Entertainment in Burbank. But she hopes her experience completing projects once a month with the organi- zation, Group101 Films, will be noticed when her short "Small Change" is screened at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. Wednesday in the festival.
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February 9, 2002
Jeff Tully If all goes well, a group of young Burbank tennis players will get the opportunity to play at the same venue that has hosted the likes of Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. Two 12-and-under youth teams from the Burbank Tennis Center will be busy this weekend taking part in the Southern California Assn. Championships at UCLA. If the local boys' and girls' squads do well in the six-member team-tennis format event Saturday at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, they will earn a spot in Sunday's finals at the center-court stadium at Los Angeles Tennis Center on the UCLA campus.
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By Jeff Tully | December 16, 2009
BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH — Jocelyn Cervantes isn’t the type of team leader who will yell and scream to motivate her teammates. Instead, the girls’ volleyball player from Bellarmine-Jefferson High uses her actions on the court to help inspire and lead the Guards. Bell-Jeff relied a great deal on the sophomore outside hitter for her leadership, as well as her play on the court, this past season, as she helped guide her team to a record-breaking campaign. Her talents have paid off, as she has been named as an All-CIF Southern Section first-team selection in Division IV. Cervantes is the only area player to receive the honor this season.
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May 9, 2009
The scope of goals rattled off by City Council members on Thursday calls for a fairly long measuring stick, and we sincerely hope they don’t disappoint. It’s a paradox. On one hand, we want our elected leaders to be ambitious and have a vision. On the other hand, they only set themselves up for disappointment and shaking heads when they fail to meet their self-prescribed goals. The list of accomplishments the council hopes to achieve this coming fiscal year — from reprised pools at Verdugo and McCambridge parks, to a new zero-waste facility and improved traffic flow — would certainly pencil out to lasting political achievements in any environment, but during a recession of the decades, the significance would be amplified even more.
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September 24, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum When Branford Marsalis took the stage at the main lawn at Descanso Gardens Thursday night, he paused to take in the surroundings. "This is beautiful," Marsalis said. "If I knew this was here when I lived [in Los Angeles], I probably would've pitched a tent." For the next 90 minutes, Marsalis and his quartet thrilled an intimate audience with breathtaking jazz, from the fast-paced, roaring beat of "Mr. J.J. (J.J. Was His Name)" to open the set, to the lovely, emotional ballad "Eternal," a love song written for his wife.
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October 26, 2002
Laura Sturza With an oversized truck filled with trims for sewing on clown skirts, "Top Cat" cartoon patches and blue and brown mushroom-printed nylon cloth -- Judith Brahinsky moved to Burbank to open Esther's Vintage Fabrics in 2000. Her Uncle Stanley might not have known what would become of the boldly designed '60s, '70s and '80s fabrics he collected -- but his niece thinks he would pleased with the splash they've made in film world. Stanley Brahinsky was an artist who purchased the strongest graphics and colors he could find for the fabric shop he ran with his mother Esther -- whether his St. Joseph, Mo. patrons wanted them or not. "All these little ladies wanted stuff for quilts -- like little calicos," Judith said.
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By Jeff Tully | January 31, 2009
BURBANK — Burroughs High girls’ water polo Coach Carlos Ponce could not bridal his enthusiasm following his team’s match Wednesday against Arcadia. With an 8-7 Pacific League win at home against the Apaches, the Indians earned a spot in the CIF Southern Section playoffs. It will be the program’s first trip to the postseason in three seasons. “We can’t finish lower than fourth place, and that’s just great for us,” said Ponce, whose team is 9-10, 3-2 in league.
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By Jeff Tully | August 18, 2007
The distinctive ping of aluminum bats rocketing baseballs and the hum of pitching machines delivering a steady stream of offerings fills the air. The sound of young athletes laughing and spurring each other on mixes with the voices of instructors giving pointers on fundamentals to attentive players. The atmosphere can be loud at times at the Burbank facility that houses On Deck Baseball Training and West Coast Baseball School, but Daris Toussaint and Glen Raasch wouldn’t have it any other way. “We wanted this to be a place where players can come and learn baseball, and get better at what they do,” Toussaint said.
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April 3, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Dina Mande has a dream and hopefully it will be realized during the Method Fest independent film festival continuing this week in Burbank. The Burbank resident pays the bills designing titles for feature films and TV shows as art director for New Wave Entertainment in Burbank. But she hopes her experience completing projects once a month with the organi- zation, Group101 Films, will be noticed when her short "Small Change" is screened at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. Wednesday in the festival.
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February 9, 2002
Jeff Tully If all goes well, a group of young Burbank tennis players will get the opportunity to play at the same venue that has hosted the likes of Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. Two 12-and-under youth teams from the Burbank Tennis Center will be busy this weekend taking part in the Southern California Assn. Championships at UCLA. If the local boys' and girls' squads do well in the six-member team-tennis format event Saturday at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, they will earn a spot in Sunday's finals at the center-court stadium at Los Angeles Tennis Center on the UCLA campus.
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