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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | April 22, 2014
Artwork of all kinds, including animation, took center stage this past weekend during the annual Downtown Burbank Arts Festival. Booths lined San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue, featuring a wide variety of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and jewelry. One section of the event focused on animation with participants including Gnomon School of Visual Effects, the Art Institute of California-Inland Empire and the Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
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NEWS
April 19, 2014
City Manager Mark Scott says that a closed-door evaluation session with the City Council this week left him feeling “energized.” Inasmuch as we were not privy to the conversations that took place during that meeting, we're left to take him at his word that his enthusiasm for his job has returned and he's looking ahead to brighter days. That confident attitude had been left somewhat in question after Scott stated in a recent public meeting that Burbank is a “very frustrating place to work.” In all fairness, we have to agree with Scott, in that the relentless complaints he and other civic leaders are called upon to endure must be exhausting, at best.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 19, 2014
Burbank police raised roughly $2,500 for the Special Olympics on Thursday by waiting on tables and serving food at the annual “Tip-A-Cop” event, officials said. A dozen police officers, cadets and explorers in uniform collected tips at the Claim Jumper in Burbank to benefit athletes in the Special Olympics. “It just gives us another opportunity to help others,” said Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick. “It's a very selfless act not only for the police department, but for those who are willing to donate as well.” The funds will help cover costs for the year-round program, including transportation, facility rentals and uniforms for the roughly 500 athletes in the Tri-Valley and Santa Clarita area, according to Laura Mayo, regional director for the Special Olympics.
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | April 18, 2014
BOYS' VOLLEYBALL Burbank d. Arcadia, 25-18, 26-24, 25-22 : The Bulldogs stayed in second place in the Pacific League with a win Friday on the road. Burbank (14-2, 7-1 in league) was led by Joseph Servin, who tallied 12 kills and 15 digs. Teammate Robert O'Brien added 10 kills, Willie Perryman had nine kills and Peter Jang had 33 assists. BASEBALL Pasadena 1, Burroughs 0 (eight innings) : The Indians just couldn't topple the league-leading Bulldogs Friday in a Pacific League game at home.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 18, 2014
Burbank school officials reported this week that about 100 fewer students are currently in the district compared to this time last year. There are currently 15,191 students enrolled in Burbank schools this spring, 94 fewer students than in 2013. Of the total, 1,046 have received interdistrict permits, meaning they live beyond Burbank's boundaries, but their parents own a Burbank business or they are employed within the school district's boundaries. The school district also grants permits to release students who live in Burbank to attend other school districts.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 17, 2014
GLENDALE - Burbank High softball Coach Mike Delaney and Glendale Coach Greg Martin walked into distinctly different situations when they took over their respective programs this season. For Delaney, a longtime coach at Village Christian, he took over a squad fresh off winning a Pacific League championship and chalk full of experienced players, including a standout junior pitcher in All-CIF Southern Section and All-Area Player of the Year Caitlyn Brooks. Conversely, Martin inherited a team that didn't make the playoffs in 2013 after placing fifth and half the players on the roster were underclassmen.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 16, 2014
ARCADIA - With the Arcadia High boys' track team being a perennial powerhouse in the Pacific League, Burroughs received some encouraging news two weeks ago. That news came in the form of a Burbank win over the Apaches, giving the Indians hope that they too could possibly topple the defending league champions. Burroughs realized that aspiration Wednesday, as it remained undefeated in league with a 72 ½-63 ½ victory over the Apaches in a double-dual meet that included Hoover at Arcadia High.
NEWS
April 16, 2014
Jefferson Elementary has a new hummingbird garden on its campus, which also features a butterfly habitat. Like the nearby butterfly area, the hummingbird garden has flowers, feeders and baths to welcome the small, energetic birds. The garden was built with help from a $2,000 grant ING Direct that helped pay for supplies. A local Boy Scout named Ryan Austin coordinated the overhaul of the garden area as his Eagle Scout project, said first-grade teacher Kim Anderson. Anderson's students, along with fifth-graders from teacher Tish Reed's class, will study, explore and maintain the garden.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014
SOFTBALL Arcadia 10, Burroughs 6 (10 innings) : The Indians dropped their first Pacific League game of the season in an extra-inning loss Tuesday at Olive Park. Burroughs (12-4-1, 4-1 in league) - ranked No. 8 in CIF Southern Section Division III - scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extras. Down in the eighth, 6-4, the Indians pushed across two runs to stay alive. The Indians had 16 hits, but also committed five errors. Michelle Santiago was four for six with two doubles and four runs scored and Kaitlin Okimoto was two for five with a double and three RBI. Burbank 11, Hoover 1 (five innings)
THE818NOW
By David Colker, Los Angeles Times and By David Colker, Los Angeles Times | April 15, 2014
Talking toys have been around since at least 1960, when pull-the-string Chatty Cathy debuted. But Teddy Ruxpin, a cuddly teddy bear that hit stores in late 1985, marked a technological leap forward. Created by then-Granada Hills resident Ken Forsse, the talking Teddy moved his mouth in sync, making him seem much more lifelike. The effect was both delightful and a bit creepy, and kids loved him. "1986 and 1987 were insane; you could hardly find Teddy Ruxpin in stores, it was so popular," said toy expert Jim Silver.
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