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By Megan O'Neil and Jeff Tully megan.oneil@latimes.com, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 9, 2012
A popular Burbank High School football player died at his home in Shadow Hills Tuesday night in what officials have ruled a suicide. The student was identified by Los Angeles County coroner's officials as 17-year-old Matthew Smyser. The official cause of death was released Thursday. Burbank Unified officials were notified of the death Wednesday morning by the Los Angeles Mayor's Crisis Response Team, Supt. Stan Carrizosa said. District grief counselors were immediately deployed to the school, where they remained all week.
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December 13, 2006
'Reflections' winners are named, recognized Award recipients for the 2006-07 Reflections Art Program, themed "My Favorite Place," were recognized on Tuesday at Burbank High School during the PTA meeting. The winners from Burbank High School were Dennis Brian Wilson, first place for literature; Grace Kang, second place for literature; Mary Beth Medina, first place for visual arts; and Bret Kendell, first place for music composition. Students to visit local health center patients Members of Burbank High School's Associated Student Body will visit residents at the Alameda Health Care Center Geriatric Facility, 925 W. Alameda Ave. from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.
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By Christopher Cadelago | May 29, 2010
DOWNTOWN — A 20-year-old man charged in connection with the 2008 death of his father will not face jail time after pleading this week to lesser charges. Noah Loock, of Burbank, pleaded no contest Tuesday in Pasadena Superior Court to one count of misdemeanor battery stemming from a fight with his father, Timothy Loock, an assistant football coach at Burbank High School. Noah Loock was sentenced to eight days in jail, but will not spend additional time behind bars based on credit for time served, prosecutors said.
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May 17, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- The Burbank High School soccer program is hosting a fund-raiser and collectible show June 4. The "Baseball Cards & Comics Collectible Show" will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Burbank High School gym. The school is at 902 N. Third St. Sports and nonsports cards, beanie babies, toys and other items will be sold to benefit the soccer program. A Pokemon tournament will be held at 11 a.m. Admission to the show is $1. Dealers may rent a 6-foot table for $40. For more information, call New Image Sports Cards and Comics at 891-4944.
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September 6, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Members of the award-winning Burbank High School band spent a week fine tuning their musical talents at the annual Bulldog band camp. About 130 band members, coaches and parent volunteers spent the week of Aug. 21 at Idyllwild Park. During the six-day camp, students averaged 10-hour rehearsal days, as well as shared notes around the camp fire. In addition to local and national awards, the Burbank High School band was selected as a finalist for a high school Grammy in January.
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May 8, 2002
Maya Kukes MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- In the old days, the female roles in Shakespeare's plays were performed by men. The drama department at Burbank High School turned that idea on its head with its production of "Henry V," where many of the females will be playing men. Even Henry will be played by a girl -- senior Selin Mehrabian. "It's really different from traditional versions where guys played all the parts," Mehrabian said. The cast has been rehearsing for the play since early March.
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September 29, 2004
Republican office opens in Burbank MAGNOLIA PARK -- The 43rd Assembly District Republican Headquarters is available for meetings of small local area groups. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 929 "B" W. Olive Ave. All Republican Party election information and supplies are available at this office, and the volunteer staff members are there to answer any questions that community members might have. For more information or to reserve the office, call 238-9550.
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October 3, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MAGNOLIA PARK -- Any of Burbank High School's football fans could be the winner of a new color television this season. Burbank residents can help Burbank High School's football teams by purchasing $5 raffle tickets at the school's home football games this season. A winning raffle ticket will be selected at the Burbank High vs. John Burroughs High School football game Nov. 9 at Memorial Field, and the winning ticket holder will receive a 45-inch color television set. Funds raised from raffle ticket sales will go toward the purchase of new helmets and shoulder pads for Burbank High football players.
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January 22, 2003
Five Burbank high school students are semifinalists in the Music Center's 2003 Spotlight Awards for visual arts. Eleventh-grader Katherine Park of Burbank High School is competing in the two-dimensional design category. Photography semifinalists are Burroughs High School 12th-graders Marsha Graniel, Pachaporn Pandensaeng, Adam Senate and Curran Wedner. Winners will be announced March 6 during a reception at the Bobbie Greenfield Gallery at Bergamont Station in Santa Monica.
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November 24, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- The Burbank High School Law Dogs made it to the 2001 playoffs of the Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition this month. The 21-member team, comprised of five seniors, five juniors and 11 sophomores at Burbank High School, made it to the third of six rounds of mock trial competitions before losing to Marshall High School, in Los Feliz. The county competitions include 60 senior high school teams in Los Angeles.
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