March 5, 2009
Pauline Marasek never cared much for brittle. “In fact, I hated it,” said Marasek, standing beside large sacks of her famous hard candy. “Most brittle — not mine — is hard, sticks to your teeth and is made from peanuts.” Ten years ago, she received a special family recipe from her mother: butter, sugar, a dash of corn syrup and nuts. Marasek uses pecans. She made the brittle by hand, and mostly for friends, until one woman offered to pay her for a batch.
December 16, 2000
--Lolita Harper HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Kids can satisfy their sweet tooth while exploring nature in Wildwood Canyon Sunday during the Candy Cane Lane Hike, presented by the Burbank Docents. A docent will lead hikers on the moderately difficult trek through the trails of Wildwood Canyon, which will be littered with candy canes for the kids to collect. The free hike lasts about 90 minutes, requiring hikers to bring water and wear shoes with good tread.
May 12, 2007
Candy bars and soda pop sales at Burbank schools are a thing of the past, following both the district's decree against sweets and a coming state law that bans their sale on campus. At all grade levels, the district has banned sale of candy for both personal consumption and for fundraising as well as the sale of sodas in anticipation of the California law, effective July 1. Teachers can no longer reward good behavior in class with Butterfinger and Snickers bars. "Effectively, you can't pass it out in schools," said Ted Bunch, a Burbank Unified School District board member.
February 19, 2003
Residents can reach out to the military BURBANK -- Military personnel continue to receive care packages from Burbank residents and businesses through the city's Hands Across the Battlefield program. About 300 boxes have been shipped since the program started last year. Suggested items to donate include a brief note, nuts, hard candy, gum, candy bars, dried fruit, disposable cameras, playing cards, crossword puzzles, writing tablets and pens.
March 18, 2009
President heading to Burbank Thursday President Barack Obama will join host Jay Leno on ?The Tonight Show? Thursday, becoming the first sitting president to appear on the late night talk show taped in Burbank. Obama will hold a town hall-style meeting today in Costa Mesa and then tour an electric vehicle factory in Pomona on Thursday, the White House said. Obama was a featured guest on comedy shows as a candidate, but NBC and the White House said this will be the first time a serving president has been on ?
June 7, 2008
Hilda Akopyan on Thursday night sat down to do her homework, when she came to a realization. “I’ll never have homework for Burbank High again,” she said. “I’m so used to everything being the same, and now I am about to embark on a big change.” Akopyan, who plans to attend Pasadena City College in the fall, was one of 617 seniors who graduated on Friday night from Burbank High. Parents, grandparents as well as other family members and friends gathered at the Starlight Bowl to honor the graduates.
June 1, 2002
Molly Shore AIRPORT DISTRICT -- A carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Providencia Elementary School ushers in the start of the summer season. Traditional carnival games, face painting, button making, temporary tattoos and spin art will keep children amused. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, snow cones and drinks will appease hungry appetites. To win gift baskets, tickets -- at 50 cents apiece -- can be put in the container next to the basket of choice.
March 11, 2006
Walt Disney Elementary School student David Pangilinan may only be 9, but he can dance the robot like a practiced teenager. It's a skill his dance teachers at John Burroughs High School are looking to capitalize on. "David is great," said 17-year-old Kristina Geddes. "We let them freestyle at the end, and David is always there doing the robot." Kristina and her teaching partner, 17-year-old Callista Hintz, have spent the last six weeks guiding a class of elementary school students.
October 25, 2003
Darleene Barrientos With Halloween fast approaching, local law-enforcement and safety officials want children to stay safe during the dark, spooky holiday. The night usually sees young children wandering darkened streets in search for candy from homes inhabited by people who are oftentimes strangers. "We are gearing up for a little more activity," Burbank Fire Capt. Ron Bell said. "There will be extra firefighters in the field." Burbank Police, Glendale Police's traffic bureau, the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station and California Highway Patrol officers offer these tips for a fun, safe Halloween.
June 20, 2009
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY The ninth annual Burbank High School and John Burroughs High School All Class Reunion Picnic is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Johnny Carson Park, 300 Bob Hope Drive, Burbank. A $2 donation, which includes a raffle ticket, is requested. Parking is free in the Providence High School Lot adjacent to park.