June 21, 2006
Chamber hosts mixer at museum The Burbank Chamber of Commerce June Mixer will be co-hosted by the Burbank Historical Society, the Road Kings of Burbank and Handy Market. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gordon R. Howard Museum, 1100 W. Clark Ave., in Burbank. There will be a cash drawing of $725. Admission is $15 for nonmembers of the chamber and $10 for members. For more information, call 846-3111. Local company releases film on Brazil Burbank-based Milan Entertainment has launched a new DVD called "Moro no Brasil," a film that the chronicles director Mike Kaurismaki's 2,500-mile journey highlighting Brazil's musical culture.
September 5, 2009
Media from across the world packed into tents Thursday facing the entrance of Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park, beaming reports to Russia, Brazil and Japan in an effort to sate the voracious appetite for information about the slain pop star. ?For me it?s a mixed experience,? said Jessica Maldonado, a reporter whose Univision dispatches on the life and times of Michael Jackson have informed the Spanish-language audience for years. ?It doesn?t matter where you are in the world, to the smallest town in Mexico, he was the king of pop. With him, the language never mattered.
November 27, 2012
BURBANK - Having grown up playing soccer in his native Brazil before becoming one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the mixed-martial-arts world, Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Jose Aldo might surprise a few people when asked his opinion on American football. “American football, for me, is the best sport,” said Aldo, who proclaimed the New England Patriots as his favorite team and quarterback Tom Brady as his favorite player, through an interpreter.
October 19, 2002
Jim Riggio Michael Chang hasn't walked through the $25,000 U.S. Tennis Assn. Challenger of Burbank with ease. However, the 1989 French Open champion has reached the semifinal round, where he will face unseeded Bjorn Rehnquist of Sweden today at the Burbank Tennis Center. The championship match is scheduled for noon Sunday. "I know nothing about him," said Chang, who has never faced Rehnquist, the 184th-ranked player in the world. The Chang-Rehnquist match will be the third -- and last -- played Saturday, with matches beginning at 11 a.m. In a semifinal doubles match, Daniel Melo of Brazil and partner Ivan Miranda of Peru will be squaring off against the Australian pair of Scott Draper and Peter Luczak.
September 18, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Ben, a spider monkey living at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, didn't seem too interested in getting in on the pinata-busting with some of his neighbors Thursday. And he certainly didn't seem to want to go about it the normal way, poking it with a stick until it yielded treats. Then he saw a large oval one to his liking and he took hold of it with his mouth and climbed down to the floor where he could better pick it apart.
April 12, 2000
Paul Clinton MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Instead of delivering a release print to a studio office or rushing between production meetings, the Hollywood workers at Warner Bros. were moving their feet for a different cause. During Sunday's MS Walk 2000, members of the studio and public raised money to fight multiple sclerosis. Nearly 5,000 walkers raised more than $800,000 to help fight the crippling disease, said event spokeswoman Beverly Magid. "It was admirable," Magid said.
April 1, 2009
As you read this column, Brazilians and visitors to the South American country are celebrating the festival of Carnival. An annual Brazilian celebration that ushers in Lent, Carnival begins 40 days before Easter and includes spectacular parades and musical events. While 6,000 miles separate Brazil from Burbank, that distance evaporated Saturday as the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Guild presented its annual spring fundraiser under the theme “Destination Brazil.” Festivities, emceed by longtime Los Angeles broadcast journalist and anchorman Harold Greene , were at the Universal Sheraton.
August 21, 2004
The Glendale Area Alumnae Pan-Hellenic, a nonprofit organization made up of national Panhellenic sorority alumnae, has awarded a total of $4,900 in scholarship funds to one college woman and six high school graduates. The college recipient is Elizabeth Wade of Glendale, who will be a senior at the University of South Carolina. The graduating high school recipients are Lucy Abramyan of Clark High School, who will attend Harvey Mudd University; Colleen Nilsen of Glendale High School, who will attend Westmont College; and Nanar Hovasapian of Hoover High School, who will attend UCLA.
July 2, 2012
BURBANK - Just five days in front of what many prognosticate will be the biggest Ultimate Fighting Championship event of the year, Chael Sonnen - the No. 1 contender to champion Anderson Silva's UFC middleweight title at Saturday night's UFC 148 in Las Vegas - touched down in Burbank. Regarded for his superior wrestling and ground-and-pound skills inside the cage as much as his ability to talk the talk outside of it, Sonnen, seated next to girlfriend Brittany Smith, tipped his chair back and held court among a gathering of print, Internet and television media on Monday afternoon at Morton's The Steakhouse.
November 28, 2001
Sang Lee BURBANK -- Last season was a lean year for the local girls' soccer teams, as no school was able to make it into the CIF Southern Section playoffs. However, with expanding programs, talented returning players and some new coaches, things are looking up for Burbank, Burroughs, Providence and Bellarmine-Jefferson highs. Here is a look at how the season is shaping up: BURROUGHS Expectations are soaring for the Indians, as youth is leading the way. Despite losing eight seniors from last year's team, Indian Coach Mike Marcos has high hopes for his squad this season.