June 13, 2009
WARNER BROS. WELCOMES INTERNS Warner Bros. Studios has chosen three Burbank high school graduating seniors Paige Andrews , Grace Babbes and Thomas DeMasters as the 2009 Burbank REACH Honorship winners. Andrews and Babbes will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship, and four consecutive, paid summer internships at the studio in their specific areas of interest. DeMasters, winner of this year?s vocational Honorship, will receive a $2,500 scholarship in addition to two consecutive, paid summer internships at the studio.
April 1, 2009
The people have spoken on shelter Is Mayor Dave Golonski running for reelection for himself or the people of this town, who need his voice on their behalf? People are saying no to the shelter in Burbank (“Groups battle over shelter,” March 21). A shelter is not just a roof. Along with this shelter, there needs to be responsibility and rehabilitation — something for these people to do. Their behavior is not productive. Our neighborhoods do not want to babysit.
October 4, 2008
Burroughs High has produced its share of fine distance runners the last few years. A host of those runners have gone to college and are enjoying success competing against top competition. Here is an update on some of those athletes: • Daniel Anderson (2005 graduate; University of California San Diego): In a tri-meet Aug. 30 against Point Loma, he placed fifth over four miles in a time of 22 minutes, 32 seconds. He is currently injured, but is expected to be back soon.
March 1, 2008
WILCOX ? WEAKER Jenna Wilcox of Burbank and Jeffrey Weaker of Burbank have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Reed and Denise Wilcox of Burbank. She received her bachelor?s degree in liberal studies magna cum laude from Cal State Northridge and received her teaching credential. She is employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District as a fifth-grade teacher at Kester Avenue Elementary. The bridegroom is the son of Frank and Mary Ellen Weaker of Burbank.
October 13, 2007
Local basketball players get a chance to showcase their skills Nov. 10 at the Burbank Elk’s Hoop Shoot. The event will take place at 8 a.m. at John Muir Middle School. The local Hoop Shoot is part of a national competition that starts with local schools. Players have the chance to move up to bigger events across the nation. The district event is scheduled for Dec. 1 at Van Nuys High. Winners continue on to regional, state and ultimately the national event. The program offers kids 8-13 the opportunity for skill development, social relationships and athletic competition.
August 18, 2007
Liza Carbe and Jean-Pierre Durand each had successful music careers before they met. Now, this Glendale husband and wife are making beautiful music together with the band Incendio. “We call our music Latin guitar world fusion,” Durand said. “It’s all instrumental upbeat Spanish guitar. The most popular act that is doing our style of music is the Gipsy Kings.” The band’s music is a mix of styles, Carbe said. “It’s more world elements and rhythms, like Middle Eastern music, Celtic, jazz improvisation,” she said.
August 14, 2007
NORTHRIDGE — A reversal of summertime plans would have been neat. If Andrew Fisher could have planned his summer itinerary, he would have first attended a quality baseball camp to help him improve his skills before competing in Little League for two months. Fisher, a member of the Crescenta Valley District 16 Little League Junior Baseball squad, couldn’t. However, he wasn’t about to sulk. Fisher was one of about 50 participants who showed up last week for the weeklong Northridge Baseball Camp at Cal State Northridge.