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By Joyce Rudolph | November 19, 2013
Charities supported by the Burbank Elks Lodge will receive a portion of the proceeds made during a holiday boutique slated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 2232 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank. There will be one-of-a-kind gifts available from hand-crafters and vendors. The kitchen and lounge will be open with food and refreshments available for purchase. For more information, call Corinne at (818) 422-8968. -- JOYCE RUDOLPH can be contacted at rudolphjoyce10@gmail.com .
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June 16, 2004
Business owners discuss recruiting LOS ANGELES -- The Burbank Chapter Leads Club, an organization that helps business leaders network, will meet from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. today at the Taste Buds restaurant in the Toluca Lake Sports Center, 6711 Forest Lawn Drive. Topics of discussion will include bringing new business leaders from Burbank into the Leads Club Chapter. Breakfast is $10. The club will present a business mixer from 7 to 9 p.m. June 30. Admission is $12. For more information, call 973-7142.
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June 7, 2000
Robert Blechl MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- They'll be standing proudly next to their glistening machines, some powered by triple deuces and others rumbling with high-rise cams. The Road Kings of Burbank will hold a picnic and hot rod car show -- with an estimated 500 vehicles -- from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Johnny Carson Park. Entertainment will be provided by the John Burroughs High School Jazz Band and a DJ spinning oldies music. Coffee and homemade baked goods will be provided by Road King families.
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February 10, 2001
I have never seen Will Rogers at any function in our city that is for the benefit of any charity or for the enrichment of Burbank's citizens. I don't believe Rogers has ever done anything constructive for Burbank, but his constant contemptuous remarks about the citizens who try to improve our city is destructive. It takes a lot more effort to build up. All Rogers does is try to tear down. Since Rogers works for a newspaper he is aware of all the opportunities to be a part of charities and services in Burbank, but he has chosen to belittle those efforts.
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June 2, 2001
BURBANK -- Burbank Road Kings are warming their engines for the 2001 Charity Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Johnny Carson Park, 100 S. Bob Hope Drive. Close to 500 modifieds, factory stock and vintage hot rods will be displayed, along with a midway with Road Kings memorabilia, special interest vehicles and vendors. Hamburgers and hot dogs and other refreshments will be sold. Wives of the Road Kings will be selling baked goods and Browns Garage band will entertain.
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May 26, 2004
Central building sold for more than $4M BURBANK -- Los Angeles investors recently paid more than $4 million for a fully leased office building in Burbank. Gateway Title Co. and state government agencies rent offices in the 31,000-square-foot building at 1405 San Fernando Blvd. There is 7,000 square feet of parking next door. Larry Iles and Ken Kneale of GVA Daum's downtown Los Angeles offices represented the buyers, Three D Properties LLC. Charles Cusumano Real Estate of Burbank represented the sellers, C & P Properties LLC. The wood and stucco offices feature ground-level parking on the first floor.
NEWS
May 21, 2003
Molly Shore Hannah Richards, a second-grade student at American Lutheran School, already knows a lot about the tropical rain forests. "They lose about two football fields of trees and plants every day," the 8-year-old said. Since the beginning of the school year, Hannah and her classmates have been doing something to combat the loss, raising money so parcels of tropical rain forest can be purchased to preserve trees. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade selected charities to benefit from their fund-raising efforts, which totaled $648.
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July 5, 2008
President Bush noted on June 26 at the national conference of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives that his first executive order was to establish that office. The White House program has improved relationships between the federal government and religious charities. But many people say there should be a church-state separation and that the program should be shut down. Should this program be kept by the next president? ? No, it shouldn?t. I know that it sounds harmless and maybe even good that government and faith-based charities work together.
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By: Bill Scollon | September 3, 2005
Before there was hip-hop, there was car-hop, a style of service that has all but disappeared, with one happy exception. Every Friday and Saturday night, you can find it at Bob's Big Boy restaurant In Toluca Lake. The place is swell. Teeny boppers and hep cats, squares and swing daddies can all be found there enjoying the same diner fare that Bob's has been dishing out since 1949. The building has been preserved in its original form earning it recognition as a Historical Place of Interest.
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By Joyce Rudolph | January 28, 2014
The Burbank chapter of National Charity League will host a Casino Night on Saturday at the Castaway restaurant to benefit the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, Burbank Family Service Agency, Kid's Community Dental Clinic of Burbank and BCR “a place to grow,” to name a few. The night will feature dinner and dancing as well as card and table games. There will also be basket raffles and numerous silent-auction items. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased by emailing Burbank chapter President Kim Kaufman at kakauf1@aol.com . For more than 50 years, the mothers and daughters of the Burbank chapter of National Charity League, Inc. have worked together to perform volunteer services as well as to provide goods and funds for local nonprofit agencies.
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By David Laurell | December 31, 2013
With Tuesday evening the time to take one final reflective look back at 2013, this Wednesday is the day we look forward and begin a brand-new chapter. Among the reflections of this past holiday season are those of the annual party thrown by former Mayor Dave Golonski and his wife, Barbara Sykes , which has become a Burbank tradition for nearly two decades. Since the mid-1990s, this annual gathering has seen Golonski and Sykes open their Magnolia Park home to hundreds of the city's political, municipal, business and media leaders who, along with enjoying the evening of festive mingling, also have the opportunity to support the children of Five Acres Orphanage, the Kids International Foundation, the El Faro and Hacienda Orphanages of Tijuana, Mexico and the Burbank Coordinating Council's holiday basket program.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 2, 2013
Actor Paul Walker was the heart and soul of Burbank-based charity Reach Out Worldwide, representatives said Monday, two days after the “Fast and Furious” star was killed in a single-car crash in Valencia. “Paul was an honorable, hard-working, dedicated, respectful man with a humble spirit who shared his blessings with those who needed it most,” said JD Dorfman, operations manager for the nonprofit, in a statement. After the earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Walker, a Glendale native, assembled a team of first responders and reported to the hardest hit areas of the country to deliver supplies and medical aid. “He took a team there, out of his own pocket,” Dorfman said in a phone interview Monday.
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November 29, 2013
Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues. East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have withdrawn from the annual Operation Christmas Child project, run by Samaritan's Purse, an organization describing itself as a “nondenominational evangelical Christian International Relief organization.” The drive involves students filling boxes with toys, which are then sent to poor children in the developing world.
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 19, 2013
Charities supported by the Burbank Elks Lodge will receive a portion of the proceeds made during a holiday boutique slated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 2232 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank. There will be one-of-a-kind gifts available from hand-crafters and vendors. The kitchen and lounge will be open with food and refreshments available for purchase. For more information, call Corinne at (818) 422-8968. -- JOYCE RUDOLPH can be contacted at rudolphjoyce10@gmail.com .
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By Joyce Rudolph | October 8, 2013
La Providencia Guild 's 66th annual fashion show on Oct. 20 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel should be the social event of the fall season. The guild raises funds for Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the current project is the Associates Endowment to Advance Developmental Neuroscience at the hospital. The invitation's cover deliciously illustrates the theme, “Sweet Charity - Giving Never Tasted So Good!,” with a whimsical strawberry milkshake drawn by Edgar, an 8-year-old patient at Children's Hospital.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 18, 2013
A local club raised more than $1,200 for needy mothers at a garage sale Saturday that boasted thousands of children's items at bargain prices. More than 90 members of the Moms Club of Burbank donated 7,500 items of clothing - each of which was on sale for $1 - and roughly 75 strollers, cribs, high chairs and rocking horses to the garage sale. The event drew dozens of mothers - some expecting, others with their kids in tow. “When you're an at-home mom, you gave up your salary - the idea is to help cover expenses,” said club member Karen Bowlin, a stay-at-home mother of two who hosted the event.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 1, 2013
Fifth-graders at Roosevelt Elementary performed a play for parents and teachers Thursday that incorporated a hula dance they learned from Hawaii native and Roosevelt teacher Tiffany Kaloustian earlier this year. Since October, all 95 fifth-graders on campus practiced the hula with Kaloustian, who had flown in orchids from Hawaii to make leis for the performance . In the months that the students rehearsed the play, they also raised $2,500 by selling lollipops. All the money will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which will help grant a child's wish in April.
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December 3, 2012
Gary Casella hovered over a 17-foot bundled Christmas tree one recent morning under a large white tent on the Burbank High School soccer field. “This one's going to the city of Burbank,” Casella, 74, said of the 19-year-old tree, one of the first he would deliver this season. Casella's 75-year-old Christmas tree business - founded in 1937 by his father, Paul Casella - has been operating in Burbank for nearly five decades. “I told my dad before he passed I'd get to 75 years,” Casella said of the business.
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November 27, 2012
Politicians who had their campaign accounts plundered by former Burbank-based campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee may not get much in restitution, but a civil action has freed up $2.5 million in funds frozen in bank accounts during the federal investigation. First California Bank had frozen the accounts of dozens of politicians whose money was handled by Durkee. A Superior Court judge recently ordered the accounts unfrozen and the money left over distributed to its owners. The money was what was left in the accounts after Durkee misspent up to $7 million, said Atticus Wegman, an attorney pursuing civil action against Durkee on behalf of federal and state legislators.
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