December 5, 2001
Laura Sturza MEDIA CITY CENTER -- Santa Claus will join a room full of happy children for a special Saturday breakfast. The event features music from a toy soldier band, storytelling, a warm breakfast and letter writing to Santa with a mailbox to the North Pole. It is suggested that tickets be purchased in advance, as the breakfast often sells out. However, any tickets still available that morning can be purchased at the Media City Center customer service desk.
August 16, 2003
Molly Shore Teachers are getting more than shiny, red apples this morning. Educators attending the annual Teacher Appreciation breakfast hosted by Office Depot in Burbank will leave with tote bags full of supplies to use in their classrooms this fall. About 150 Burbank teachers turned out for last year's breakfast, but store manager Ben Min said he is expecting an even bigger turnout this morning because Office Depot has created the Star Teacher Program.
May 31, 2008
Program changes recommended Lori Ordway-Peck, assistant superintendent of business services for the Burbank Unified School District, will present four options to amend the food services program. Her suggestion proposes to either increase food prices by 25 cents, reduce labor in the program, and eliminate breakfast at secondary schools. The second option would also decrease labor and eliminate breakfast, but increase food prices by 50 cents. Two final options would reduce labor, remove breakfast from all four secondary schools and increase food prices by either 25 or 50 cents.
November 21, 2001
Karen S. Kim Chamber hosts new member breakfast BURBANK -- The Burbank Chamber of Commerce is inviting all of its new members, those who joined in 2001, to a breakfast to celebrate their membership. The breakfast begins at 9 a.m. on Dec. 6 and will give new members a chance to meet chamber officials, committee heads and staff members, review the chamber's service in 2001 and discuss how to best use a chamber membership. Participants must RSVP to the chamber by Nov. 30 by calling 846-3111.
June 29, 2002
RSVP volunteers honored at breakfast HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Six hundred members of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Burbank will be honored this morning for their service. The breakfast at the Castaway will include recognition of those who have volunteered from five to 25 years of service. Scheduled to present awards are Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank). For entertainment, the Verdugo Hills Showtime Chorus will perform patriotic songs.
May 22, 2004
The public is invited to attend the second annual State of the Schools breakfast recognizing accomplishments in the Burbank Unified School District. The breakfast will be at 7:15 a.m. Thursday at the Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road. Seats are $20 each. Supt. Gregory Bowman will give the keynote address. The event will recognize Burbank Community Foundation Fellows, a mentoring program that paired three district high school students with area business leaders and Teacher of the Year nominees from the district's 11 elementary schools.
October 19, 2002
AS IF YOU ASKED We've all heard the truism "Brunch is the most important meal of the day." Who doesn't know of the slogan for a cereal that claims to be, "The brunch of champions?" Surely "the midmorning bird gets the worm" couldn't have become a cliche unless there is some truth to it, right? I'm sure most of you recognized something was a bit off with every one of those sayings, all of which actually refer to breakfast and early morning hours.
December 19, 2007
Austin Cook would have turned 12 on Sunday. But on Saturday morning, instead of starting his birthday weekend with wishes and gifts, his family and friends will hold a fundraiser in memory of his short life. Austin, a sixth-grader at John Muir Middle School, died of a heart attack Nov. 29 after collapsing during a midmorning run in his physical education class. “I think that, obviously, it was a very traumatic experience for students and the staff,” Principal Dan Hacking said.
October 30, 2002
AS IF YOU ASKED A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about local school officials having discovered that, although federal law requires school districts to make a breakfast available to students who might not otherwise get one, the BUSD can save a few dollars by serving that breakfast hours after school starts. The breakfast at some school sites, paid for by students or a federal program that's nearly 40 years old, has been shifted from before school hours to two "seatings" during the school day. That meal service, during what is a recess and snack period, ends shortly before lunch is served.