May 20, 2009
BURROUGHS HIGH — The Burroughs High baseball team was one out away from winning their opening CIF Southern Section playoff game Tuesday. The Indians battled back to take the lead from visiting Chino Hills, and appeared to have their third straight wild-card win in the bag. However, the Huskies tied the game with a home run with two out in the seventh inning and won the game in the eighth, 5-2, as Burroughs went down to the Division II...
May 23, 2009
Even for a fanatic like me, sitting through more than seven hours of high school baseball Tuesday was a bit much. Both the Burbank high and Burroughs baseball teams were in action in separate CIF Southern Section Division II wild-card games ? back to back at the same venue. The Bulldogs took on Bellflower at 3 p.m. and the Indians faced Chino Hills in a 7 p.m. start. Unfortunately for the local teams ? and for me ? both games went into extra innings and both area squads lost by the exact same 5-2 score.
May 21, 2003
BURBANK TENNIS CENTER -- Early in Burbank High's playoff match Tuesday at the Burbank Tennis Center, the Bulldogs were distracted by music blaring from the adjacent McCambridge Park Pool area. While the Bulldogs were trying to concentrate against Chino Hills Ayala in a CIF Southern Section Division II second-round contest, the lyric stylings of Sir Mix-A-Lot's rap anthem "Baby Got Back" bombarded the athletes. Unfortunately for Ayala, it was only a momentary distraction for Burbank, as it rolled to a 13-5 victory.
March 20, 2012
A 39-year-old man known as the Tri-Cities Bandit was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for robbing banks in several cities, including Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena, according to court documents. Ernest Viana pleaded guilty in December to six federal counts of bank robbery and using force or intimidation to steal, according to U.S. District Court records. Viana was also ordered to pay $21,229 in restitution to the banks he robbed. When Viana is released from prison, he will be placed under supervised probation for three years.
August 7, 2002
Jeff Tully By losing the opening game in the Bell-Jeff Summer Hoop Finale, the host Guards blew a chance to capture their first championship in their own event. However, although the Guards failed to win the tourney title, they did take home the consolation championship in the 18th installment of the event by winning its final three games at Bell-Jeff. It is the fourth time Bell-Jeff has won the consolation crown. "We are happy with the consolation championship," Bell-Jeff Coach Bryan Camacho said.
November 3, 2008
BURBANK — Rose and Larry Esgurra, husband-and-wife dancing partners from Chino Hills, sat quietly in plush chairs while dozens of others learned some of the basic intricacies of the tango. As they sat, still reeling from a beginner class they had taken earlier, the Esgurras reflected on their love of tango. “The melody, how it goes from fast to slow . . . we’re addicts,” Rose Esgurra said. The Esgurras were two of more than 250 tango lovers from around the region who descended on Burbank over the weekend for an international festival devoted to the sensual Argentine dance.
July 29, 2008
GLENDALE — City officials have begun fanning out across Glendale to assess potential damage caused by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake that shook the greater Los Angeles region at 11:42 a.m. today. Glendale Water & Power crews were dispatched to assess the city’s infrastructure shortly after the quake struck. No immediate reports of power outages were reported as officials began checking the city’s reservoirs for cracks. The quake’s epicenter was centered two miles southwest of Chino Hills, and 29 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
October 25, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum The Most Rev. Dennis Patrick O'Neil, auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino and a former associate pastor at St. Finbar Catholic Church in Burbank, has died of natural causes. Diocesan officials found O'Neil, 63, late Sunday morning in his Grand Terrace residence after he failed to show up for several events over the weekend. O'Neil was the first of 10 children of Robert and Patricia O'Neil. He was born in Fremont, Neb., but moved to Montrose and attended Holy Redeemer Elementary School.
June 23, 2007
RESIDENTS RECEIVE GLENDALE AREA PANHELLENIC SCHOLARSHIPS Nancy Dabu, Rachel Lizotte, Melissa Medina and Melinda Zook are local Burbank residents that have been honored by Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic as high school scholarship recipients. The group awarded $5,350, which was raised at the annual scholarship luncheon in March. Two college sorority women received scholarships. They are Lana Sanfilippo , a junior at USC, and Elizabeth Sennett , a sophomore at Syracuse University.
June 5, 2010
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene: Burroughs graduate places second in amateur tourney : Award-winning golfer and recent Burroughs High graduate Emily Tubert continues to perform well in tournaments. Tubert shot a 68 Wednesday to finish second in a field of 92 at the 34th U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship Qualifier at Los Serranos Golf Course in Chino Hills. The result qualifies her to play in a prestigious event, hosted by the United States Golf Assn.