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June 21, 2003
IKEA will offer discounts this weekend to customers who donate old furniture to Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit group that builds homes for low-income families. As part of "IKEA Helping Hands" program, customers can drop off their unwanted furniture from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Burbank store, 600 N. San Fernando Blvd. Those who donate will receive proportional discounts redeemable during the event for $20 off purchases of $100 or more; $50 off purchases of $250 or more; $100 off purchases of $500 or more; and $200 off purchases of $1,000 or more.
August 26, 2000
Jenna Bordelon PASADENA -- Burbank firefighters will give muscular dystrophy the boot. Firefighters will hold out their rubber boots for cash to fight muscular dystrophy from 6 to 10 p.m. today at the corner of Fair Oaks and Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. Proceeds from the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. drive will fund free clinics, support groups and summer camps. Part of the money will go to research and help buy special equipment. "The main support is coming from Burbank," campaign coordinator Amanda Le said.
By Joyce Rudolph | September 18, 2012
The Burbank Road Kings car club is still on the gas. The 60-year-old organization has pooled funds raised from two car shows this year and distributed $18,000 to its community charities during a dinner meeting on Sept. 11 at the Elks Lodge. President Rick Kalisz conducted the meeting and called for a moment of silence to remember victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and their families. Representatives from local charities took the stage to thank the Road Kings for their donations and to deliver a synopsis of what their organizations do. Burbank Historical Society board members Les and Elaine Rosenberg accepted a donation on behalf of the historical society.
By Christopher Cadelago | June 12, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Mary Alice O'Connor, the former school board member and volunteer whose service began during World War II and grew into leadership positions in the Tournament of Roses, Friends of the Burbank Library and the Burbank Historical Society, died early Saturday. She was 93. Mary Alice O'Connor passed away peacefully at her home, according to her family. Dozens of well wishers visited in the days leading up to her passing, retelling stories about her life and the lessons they learned over the years.
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.
November 28, 2009
With more than one in 10 people here without a job, clearly, many of us this holiday season have less to be thankful for. The signs of this “Great Recession” are everywhere — storefronts are sputtering as people cut their spending, more people are clamoring for government-subsidized housing, more children are crowding the doors of nonprofits as their households lose one or both incomes, and demand for bill assistance has skyrocketed....
By Max Zimbert | November 3, 2009
BURBANK — The line started a few minutes before cook-off and didn’t slow all morning. Hundreds of people wrapped around Tyerman’s Auto on Magnolia Boulevard and Beachwood Drive for the annual Kiwanis pancake breakfast. The event is expected to net Kiwanis, a global organization of volunteers, about $10,000, organizers said. “This is one of our big fundraisers,” said Bruce Varon, pancake chairmen and lead organizer. “This year we did it a little different.
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.
By: Mark R. Madler | September 21, 2005
A Burbank man and a Glendale woman were charged in federal court Monday with false impersonation of American Red Cross members to solicit money under false pretenses. Tino Lee,44, of Burbank, and Gina Liz Nicholas, 22, of Glendale, were charged by the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles for impersonating American Red Cross volunteers taking donations for Hurricane Katrina relief outside an electronics store in Burbank. Lee and Nicholas were taken into federal custody on Monday morning by FBI agents at the Burbank Police Department jail, where they had been held since their arrest Thursday night at the Empire Center shopping center.
By Bryan Mahoney | September 20, 2011
In the back corner of the John Burroughs High School courtyard, about as far as you can get from the stage and still keep an ear on the action, Connie Trimble packed up the last of her cooking utensils. On that stage all Saturday morning, the varied and dynamic singing groups of the school's Vocal Music Assn. took the community through a musical odyssey, from warm-ups all the way through a complex harmonized classical piece. Through it all, Trimble kept the crowd well-fed with a signature pancake recipe from her family's restaurant, Barron's.
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