June 21, 2003
The summer swim season begins today at McCambridge Recreation Center pool and Verdugo Park pool. The pools will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays. The McCambridge pool will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on the Fourth of July, but the Verdugo pool will be closed. McCambridge will be closed for recreational swimming on Aug. 13 when it hosts the annual Water Carnival Day. The last day of swimming is Aug. 31 at Verdugo, and Sept.
July 26, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, July 26, 2012. A 9-year-old Sherman Oaks resident is headed to the White House. What's the honor? Creating a soup recipe. Sean Reichbach and dozens of other young chefs are traveling to Washington, D.C. next month as part of Michelle Obama's healthy eating initiative. Daily News T he Supreme Court won't review a case in which a North Hollywood man shot his ex-girlfriend and two other people at a carnival . The man tried to argue that the incident occurred "under the weight of his demons.
March 3, 2007
TODAY Author Steve Niles and artist Bernie Wrightson will be signing their graphic book "City of Others #1" at 2 p.m. at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. For more information, call (818) 556-6660. Mainstream Gallery, 2703 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, will be have an opening reception for its second photography show featuring "Three Photographers," Marco Franchina, Andrew Ward and Dove Shore from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Refreshments will be served.
August 20, 2005
Ani Amirkhanian Russ Johnson, a beloved coach at Bellarmine-Jefferson High School and St. Finbar Parish School in Burbank, died on Wednesday. He was 67. Johnson was the athletic director and football coach at St. Finbar from 1975 to 1995. He was also a member of the first graduating class at the school. "He was so dedicated to teaching and coaching children and young people," said Bernie Dourisboure, a longtime friend of Johnson. Dourisboure and Johnson coached their sons' T-ball team together.
October 31, 2012
Under a harvest moon, children and adults of Washington Elementary School enjoyed the balmy weather Friday evening playing carnival games and snacking on pizza during the school's Family Festival. Holly Bragg, PTA first vice president, estimated attendance at about 200 at the annual gathering, which raises funds for an art night, reading programs and bus transportation for field trips. Maian Maouas, 7, dressed in a sorcerer's costume, tried the beanbag toss. “There are lots of games, and I can have fun with my family,” she said about her favorite parts of the festival.
November 1, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Whether it was dancing to the "Monster Mash" or taking a picture with Count Dracula, George Washington Elementary School students had lots of spooky fun at the first Halloween Festival. The entire student body of 700 took part in Tuesday's Halloween festival and morning assemblies, Washington Principal Joan Baca said. The highlight of the assembly was the "Miss Frankenstein" contest, where students vied for the title during a mock beauty pageant.
June 28, 2000
Judy Seckler BURBANK VILLAGE -- Crowds braved the heat on the weekend for a leisurely stroll through the fourth annual Burbank Summer Street Fair. About 10,000 people each day visited the Village, enjoying food, music, shopping and plentiful sunshine at the festival, organizers said. The festival stretched along San Fernando Road between Magnolia Boulevard and Olive Avenue. North Hollywood resident Pat Schneider said she preferred the Burbank festival's "homey" atmosphere to another festival held in her neighborhood that was scheduled the same weekend.
October 12, 2002
Molly Shore When fifth-grade students at Joaquin Miller Elementary School study science next month, they will be doing it outdoors for the first time. The students and their teachers will travel to Lake Arrowhead the first week in November to study wildlife, plant life, conservation, geology, and astronomy at the Outdoor Science School. "The experience is more than just academic," said Derrick Kolus, the president of Miller's Team Jaguar Booster Club.
May 21, 2013
Ceramic artists are making a statement with their pottery pieces while raising funds to help homeless families. The third annual Empty Bowl fundraiser benefits Family Promise of the East San Fernando Valley. The event is from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 2 at the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, 134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. Proceeds provide safe shelter, meals and support to homeless families. Area artists are creating one-of-a-kind bowls and donating them to the fundraiser.
May 11, 2002
A few years ago, I was driving down Olive Avenue past George Izay Park and spied an unusual scene -- scores of people sitting in lawn chairs, pitching tents, all queued along the sidewalk leading toward the Olive Recreation Center. Curious, I stopped and asked a bystander, "What are you guys in line for?" The somber reply: "Summer camp." Ah, summer camp. For kids, it begins the week after school ends in June. For parents, sign-up began at 7 a.m. May 4, when the choice spots in the summer camp programs at McCambridge, Verdugo and Robert Gross parks are ripe for the taking.