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January 11, 2013
The Burbank Salvation Army Community Center would like to thank the many individuals, companies, studios, Holiday Inn, City Employees, and organizations that helped make the Angel Tree Program a success again this year. The food, toys, bicycles and gifts were distributed in a beautiful winter wonderland setting with falling snow. More than 2,200 individuals had a merrier Christmas because of our many caring volunteers and friends. The Red Kettle Program enables us to provide food and needed supplies to numerous families each week, conduct church services in English and Spanish on Sundays, and to plan more youth and senior programs for the new Community Center.
NEWS
November 9, 2012
The LED snowfall lights downtown are installed much too early. Each fall I've been downtown - sometimes on 80 degree days - only to see the holiday season already launched by our city. Let's give our citizens some time to embrace autumn before we commence the craziness of Christmas. Doug Bell Burbank
NEWS
December 25, 2010
This year, perhaps more so than in any other in recent memory, people can relate to the desperation of Mary and Joseph as they searched frantically for shelter on the eve of Jesus' birth. No assets, poor, and completely dependent on the generosity of others, they came to rest in a stable, beaten back by the harsh realities of even the small town of Bethlehem. As the economy continues to weigh heavily on households — lost jobs, cut hours, lost health insurance — and with little hope for improvement in the near term, more and more people have had to settle into their own stables and accept the humility and frustrations that come with it. It's the range of impact that makes it all so staggering.
NEWS
July 24, 2010
Christmas arrived early this month at La Providencia Guild Thrift Shop, 3301 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. Lorelei Kelley , chairwoman for this event, was helped by her committee, Joanne Bailey, Fanny Belle Mound, Malena Tapan , and Chris Welker , who hosted the complimentary coffee bar for all of the patrons. In fact, all the members of the guild helped on this event. The thrift shop turned into a holiday atmosphere for early holiday shopping and to buy some of the homemade baked goods contributed by the guild's members.
NEWS
December 28, 2012
Nearing Christmas, with a tragedy lingering over the country, the last thing I expected to find in the local paper was a letter to the editor from Steve Urbanovich, bashing immigrants (“ Where is the union on day laborers ,” Dec. 19). It's a time of community, of finding agreement and values we all share, not tearing down and attacking others. How can anyone be so bitter? I would suggest he enjoy the company of his family while he can, and think about all the wonderful things in the world.
NEWS
December 23, 2000
Dear Santa, First, I wanted to thank you for traveling around the universe to all the kids, giving them a gift with wishes and a warm heart. Every day, new kids are born, and we should think about about them, too. I hope you are not tired -- after all -- because I have one more wish for myself. Can you please get me a PlayStation game called Crash Team Racing or Crash Bash? Fady Ellaham, 8, Washington Are you a real person? Do you play ice hockey?
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | December 16, 2011
Hoping for a gift in this season of giving, about 30 needy people, mostly women, waited patiently for the doors to open at the Salvation Army near downtown Burbank Thursday morning. Ana and Tony Tamayo of North Hollywood said they heard about the Salvation Army's program to provide food and other items for Christmas through friends, and this year, they needed the extra assistance. “We lost our apartment, we lost our jobs, we're unemployed,” Tony Tamayo said in Spanish. “This helps us give something to our children.” The giveaway has happened every year since the Salvation Army opened its doors in Burbank in 1957, said Lt. Kari Rudd.
NEWS
December 24, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Lilith Garibyan loves getting presents at Christmas- time, but she also looks forward to hearing the religious story behind the holiday every year. Lilith, a fourth-grader at Emerson Elementary School in Burbank, was one of about 45 children from Burbank and Glendale who performed Saturday during a Christmas celebration at the Armenian Church Western Diocese in Burbank. More than 800 people, including Armenian American children from public and private schools in Burbank and Glendale and their families, attended the event.
THE818NOW
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 20, 2011
The Assistance League of Glendale hosts a “Christmas in July” sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the Assistance League Thrift Alley, 314 E. Harvard St., Glendale. There will be ornaments, books, jewelry, crafts, formal outfits, fabrics and more for sale. The thrift alley will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Proceeds support the organization's philanthropies, some of which provide clothing and school supplies for children and academic scholarships.
FEATURES
December 16, 2006
W ith the holidays upon us, do you find yourselves getting caught up in the frenzy over shopping and gifts and all the related hustle and bustle? How do you deal with it, and do you worry that the true messages of the season get lost? My wife and I are both pastors and we serve different churches. That brings an added burden during the Christmas season because there are two of everything. That's two churches to decorate, two choir concerts, and the community outreach and mission projects to attend to as well as the regular meetings and worship preparations, both weekly and the special services to handle.
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THE818NOW
December 28, 2013
Earlier this month a controversy arose after a tongue-in-cheek column written by Aisha Harris, a woman of color, was published online at Slate.com , suggesting maybe it's time that Santa Claus is no longer depicted as a white man. A Fox news host, Megyn Kelly, commenting on air about the Harris column, caused a firestorm by saying Santa is most certainly white and that Jesus is too. After many expressed outrage at Kelly's comments, she later said...
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | December 28, 2013
Two men who ended up in the hospital after initiating a high-speed police chase on Christmas Day in Burbank have been charged with one count each of auto burglary and receiving stolen property, police said. One of the men, Javier Hernandez, is awaiting his arraignment - which will likely take place in 30 days - in Los Angeles County Jail, while the other, Anthony Garay, remained in the hospital due to a fractured leg as of Friday, according to Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Garay was given a citation for the felony charges while in the hospital, Ryburn said.
NEWS
By Bryan Mahoney | December 24, 2013
On my parents' Christmas tree hangs a wooden train ornament. It is a simple, quaint expression of the youthful joys of the holidays - not the flashy hi-techitude of the laser-cut teddy bear that hangs nearby. It doesn't provide the luminescence of its glass-blown cousins on the lower branches (placed nearer to the gifts so that if gravity should loosen them from the plastic pine-needles, they have far less to fall). The train's wheels don't move. It does nothing to hide the glue that binds its pieces together.
COMMUNITY
By David Laurell | December 24, 2013
Just as he had asked us to imagine a better world and to give peace a chance, singer/songwriter John Lennon also posed a question in his 1971 holiday offering “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” “And so this is Christmas,” sang the ex-Beatle, “and what have you done?” What have we done? It is a question we all pose to ourselves on this day, as the holiday season hits its crescendo, and we move into the final few days of the year. In Burbank, the volunteers and supporters of the Burbank Coordinating Council have been able to answer that question for over 80 years by knowing they have done something that has made a tremendous difference in the lives of families who, without their care, concern, giving and work, would have seen Christmas slip by without a special dinner and gifts.
COMMUNITY
August 13, 2013
Fans of secondhand shopping found holiday decor and other treasures at bargain prices during the La Providencia Guild Christmas in July Sale at the Children's Hospital Thrift Shop. A benefactor getting ready to downsize recently donated her household collection of furniture, china and crystal to the thrift shop, said member and past president Sue Ann Gordon. Among the items were Waterford crystal and Italian 24k gold-plated crystal. The special donation inspired members to create a display to showcase the fine tableware, calling it Collector's Corner.
NEWS
January 11, 2013
The Burbank Salvation Army Community Center would like to thank the many individuals, companies, studios, Holiday Inn, City Employees, and organizations that helped make the Angel Tree Program a success again this year. The food, toys, bicycles and gifts were distributed in a beautiful winter wonderland setting with falling snow. More than 2,200 individuals had a merrier Christmas because of our many caring volunteers and friends. The Red Kettle Program enables us to provide food and needed supplies to numerous families each week, conduct church services in English and Spanish on Sundays, and to plan more youth and senior programs for the new Community Center.
NEWS
December 28, 2012
Nearing Christmas, with a tragedy lingering over the country, the last thing I expected to find in the local paper was a letter to the editor from Steve Urbanovich, bashing immigrants (“ Where is the union on day laborers ,” Dec. 19). It's a time of community, of finding agreement and values we all share, not tearing down and attacking others. How can anyone be so bitter? I would suggest he enjoy the company of his family while he can, and think about all the wonderful things in the world.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | December 11, 2012
There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than attending the Holiday Program presented by BCR "a place to grow. " BCR provides program services for children and adults with developmental disabilities that enable them to achieve their individual potentials and become increasingly self-reliant, well-integrated and contributing members of their families and communities, according to its mission statement. The program, celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, is a success.
THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
December 2, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, December 2. Many neighborhoods got into the holiday spirit early last night. Pacoima celebrated its 45th annual Christmas parade . Daily News Over in Montrose, the Mars rover Curiosity made an appearance - an inflatable version, that is . Glendale News-Press Police are looking for a motive in a Friday shooting on the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood , reports the L.A. Times ...
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