June 16, 2007
Mothers get all the hype. Sure, they bear us, nurture us and patch up our skinned knees. But it is often the fathers who are the support systems that make all that possible. They take care of our mothers while they carry us. They provide support and caring. They get stuck with the unpleasant job of pulling out the splinters before Mom can kiss the mark left behind. Every family is different. But mothers seem to, rightfully, get touted all the time, while fathers get an occasional pat on the back.
March 5, 2008
STATE BUDGET REBUKE The board is slated to consider a resolution rebuking the 2008-09 state budget proposal, which addresses a shortfall of $14.5 billion, in part, with spending cuts in kindergarten through 12th-grade public education. The proposed budget is slated to either reduce or suspend Proposition 98 funds for schools, which could mean statewide teacher layoffs and increases in class size. In that last several years, the Burbank Unified School District has already incurred cuts of more than $7 million, which officials say obstruct their efforts to ensure up-to-date textbooks, ongoing teacher training and small class sizes.
September 30, 2006
If you like films about football and underdogs, run a quick slant to the theater and see "Invincible." Cheerleaders and band members should skip this sports flick and stay home and practice. In 1976, Vince Papale went to an open tryout for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles and, against all odds, he made the team. Mark Wahlberg stars as Papale. "Invincible" is based on Papale's real-life inspirational story from bartender to professional football player. Papale's life is well documented and he is a legend in South Philadelphia.
September 12, 2001
There's nothing quite like the glitz and glamour that is high school football in the local area. The fields filled with potholes and occasional patches of grass surrounded by dirt. The stands packed with a few hundred -- except in some settings, where that number drops to double digits, if that -- avid and enthusiastic supporters. The cheerleaders yelling the same two or three cheers, over and over and over again -- yet doing it with passion, even when their team is on offense and they're chanting "DE-FENSE."
September 24, 2005
Shell casings carpet the ground in "Lord of War." Stacks of U.S. dollars fill suitcases. Bodies are left behind. Fired in a frenzy normally reserved for Xbox afternoons, bullets are but one item in the lethal inventory of Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage): the dollars are the profit and bodies the loss. "Lord of War" is an episodic journey through 20 years of Yuri's life as a mega-successful, and highly illegal, international arms dealer. The story opens in New York where Yuri is one of many Russian immigrants dreaming of vast American riches.
November 20, 1999
HOMETOWN Burbank is a city, but it feels like a town Saying hello to people is going around Not much crime or gangs in the streets People helping neighbors stand on their feet The Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA Open after school so our kids can play A lot more to this than meets the eye Hardworking people to make it all fly The City Council is taking our calls While business is booming at...
April 12, 2000
Amy Dominguez GLENDALE -- Glendale Community College's "Grease" is fun for the whole family. The music is great, the costumes are festive and the tale is a classic boy-meets-girl love story. The setting is 1959 at Rydell High School. The production is much the same as the classic John Travolta-Olivia Newton John movie. You have the Pink Ladies, the guys in black leather jackets (they're called the Burger Palace Boys), the cheerleaders and The DJ's.
April 19, 2006
Locals compete at Mt. SAC Relays Burbank's Ginny English's leap of 10 feet was good for second place in the girls' pole vault seeded competition on Saturday at the 48th annual Mount San Antonio College Relays in Walnut. For Burroughs, its 4x100 relay boys' team of Rhett Haboush, Thomas Kyle, Lafayette Blackmon and Joe Wiggan was sixth in 45.63 seconds. The same quartet finished fourth in the 4x200 relay in 1:36.6. The Indians' 4x400 team of Hector Carrillo, Chris Morris, Josh Velandria and Jonathan Alpizar was fourth in 3:42.
October 13, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- The fear of getting booed off the stage during the talent show did not stop Armine Dabayan from stepping into the spotlight and giving the best performance she could. "I just try to have the best time when I go onstage. It's like watching a movie, but I'm in the movie," said Dabayan, 12, a seventh-grade student at John Muir Middle School. Dabayan, who sang her rendition of "Fallin"' by Alicia Keys, joined more than 20 other students who performed at Muir's talent show Wednesday evening in the school's auditorium.
February 14, 2004
Jackie Conley Middle school students kicked off the three-day weekend with a dance dedicated to love. More than 100 Luther Burbank Middle School students lined up outside the gymnasium after school let out Friday afternoon, eager to get inside for the Valentine's Day dance. "The good part about these dances is you actually get to ask a girl to go with you," said 11-year-old Stephen Flores. "But the bad part is when they reject you." Luther Burbank was one of three middle schools that celebrated Valentine's Day with dances, along with Muir and Jordan.