August 25, 2009
This letter is in response to Eugene and Barbara Smith’s open letter to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Rep. Adam Schiff (“Health-care plan is not one we can afford,” Aug. 14) regarding their opposition to current proposed health-care reform. As self-proclaimed “influential” Democrats and senior citizens, the Smiths are certainly misinformed of the intent of the various health-care-reform proposals presented for consideration by members of their chosen political party, including Medicare reform, legislation both past and present supported by all of the government representatives they mentioned.
August 23, 2003
CLAUDE R. DUQUETTE Claude R. Duquette, 68, died Aug. 4, 2003, in Whitehorse, Canada. He was born July 19, 1935, in Ontario, Canada, and lived in Burbank for 39 years. He worked in construction for 45 years. His interests included fishing and camping. Mr. Duquette is survived by his sons, Jacques, Andre, Pierre and Guy; daughter, Sylvia Crowell; and eight grandchildren. The service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 3801 Scott Road.
March 14, 2000
Andrew Kushner BURBANK -- For the La Canada and Burbank high baseball teams', scoring really hasn't been the problem this year. Instead, it's been their inability to hold the opposition scoreless. However, when the two teams met on Monday, it was anything but a problem for the Lancers, as they held a struggling Burbank team to just one hit to help themselves blank the Bulldogs, 10-0, in a non-league game at Burbank High. The game was called after six-innings due to the ten-run mercy rule.
August 12, 2009
Playing his final year of golf at La Cañada High, Brian Veeh made the best of it. He was low medalist at the Rio Hondo League finals, shooting a remarkable 71 and 73 over the two-day event, qualifying him for the CIF Individuals. He followed that up with a top-25 finish in the CIF Southern Section Northern Individuals on May 19 at Sterling Hills Country Club, shooting a 73 to qualify for the CIF Southern Section Regional Finals at Hacienda Golf Club in La Habra Heights. His season ended there, as he shot an 85 at an unfamiliar course, but Veeh wasn’t down afterward.
November 29, 2012
BURBANK HIGH - In early season high school girls' soccer, the games sometimes lack the cohesion and flow that gets developed through time on the pitch as the season progresses. But they mark a time to gain valuable experience and figure things out before league play. That was definitely the case Thursday afternoon as host Burbank, playing its second game, took on nonleague opponent La Cañada, playing its first, and did just enough to come away with a 1-0 win. “It was pretty ugly,” Burbank Coach Eric Montoya said.
July 31, 2002
Charles Rich The La Canada High boys' basketball team couldn't omit Burroughs from its mind throughout July. Though coaches won't admit to it, some games leave a lasting impression that might border on revenge should the squads meet again. It might also turn up an offense a notch. La Canada exacted revenge and made more than half of its shots in the third quarter Monday to record a 68-41 victory against Burroughs in a Glendale High Summer League contest.
May 9, 2009
BURBANK ? Walt Disney Co. had little to offer in the way of good news to a battered media industry this week after it announced a 46% drop in second-quarter earnings compared with last year. Poor DVD and home entertainment sales, slumping resort and amusement park attendance and falling ad revenue from its broadcasting division all contributed to the weak performance, according to the Burbank-based company. And adding stress to an already soft production market, Disney is also planning to open a new animation studio in Vancouver, Canada, according to reports from various news organizations.
August 9, 2006
RANCHO DISTRICT - In a rodeo arena draped with dozens of state and national flags, one pattern eclipsed all the others at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center on Saturday -- a banner bearing red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple horizontal stripes. And beneath that rainbow flag, about 100 cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the United States and Canada competed in the 22nd annual Los Angeles Gay Rodeo. The idea for gay rodeos started in Reno, Nev., about 30 years ago, as safe-haven for homosexuals from ranching and rural backgrounds, who could not necessarily be open about their sexual orientation within their mainstream communities, International Gay Rodeo Assoc.