March 4, 2009
Students across Glendale and Burbank heard the riddles and rhymes of Dr. Seuss on Monday, in honor of the famous children’s author and illustrator Theodor Geisel. Geisel, who wrote children’s books under the name Dr. Seuss, died in 1991, but Monday was his birthday, and teachers across the area took the opportunity to engage students in his work. Children at Chamlian Armenian School in Glendale heard a parent read “Green Eggs and Ham,” after which they ate green eggs and ham. Classes throughout the Glendale and Burbank unified school districts spent time reading some of Seuss’ most famous titles, including “The Cat in the Hat” and “Fox in Socks.
October 2, 2009
No comic relief Michael Lent v. Dabel Brothers Production Inc., Case No. EC050391 Ten thousand dollars was supposed to guarantee a series of comic books for Michael Lent. He was approached by the Dabel Brothers Production Inc. to put up $10,000 of his own money, which was going to be used for developing six comic books. Lent’s buy-in guaranteed that he would get a percentage of profit from the comic book sales, according to a lawsuit filed in Glendale Superior Court.
July 10, 2012
Glendale and Burbank have been awarded nearly $900,000 to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety around school sites, the latest wave of grant money aimed at addressing local traffic congestion and the dangers it poses to students. The combined amount was announced by the California Department of Transportation last week as part of $48.5 million in grants to be filtered via the Safe Routes to School Program that will fund 139 projects up and down the state. The city of Burbank received $438,700 to enhance the bicycle infrastructure around Muir Middle School and Jefferson and Washington elementary schools, and to offer a safety education program.