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By Max Zimbert | December 30, 2009
BURBANK — As Christmas gives way to the new year and households start packing up their decorations, city officials have announced a number of recycling programs for that withering tree in the living room. Burbank and Glendale trash collectors will pick up Christmas trees before 7 a.m. off the curb for the first two weeks of 2010, officials said. Brace Canyon and Verdugo parks in Burbank have also been designated as recycling pick-up centers. Trees taller than 8 feet must be cut in half, and officials said all drop-offs should be without ornaments and decorations.
By Robert S. Hong | December 2, 2006
GLENDALE ? With Christmas less than a month away, residents are prepping for the holidays and Christmas trees are beginning to disappear from tree lots. But with the festive season also comes the potential for danger, and residents should be extra cautious to avoid fires and other hazards during the holidays, Glendale Fire officials said. One of the most important parts of holiday safety is choosing and maintaining a proper Christmas tree, Glendale Battalion Chief Bill Bailey said.
December 18, 1999
Robert Shaffer BURBANK -- Just in time for Y2K is the great Christmas tree famine of 1999. Noble firs, the most popular species of holiday tree sold in Southern California, are hard to find this year. "There is a shortage," said Gary Casella from his tree lot at Burbank High School. Casella, who has donated more than $100,000 to the school in the past eight years in exchange for the space, said the shortfall is not for lack of trying. "We just haven't been able to buy nobles," he said.
November 13, 2002
Signs of Christmas season are in the air already -- about 50 feet up in the air. In what has become an annual tradition, off-duty Burbank firefighters spent Monday and Tuesday adding branches to a giant metal Christmas tree near the Media City Center. The tree, which will be lighted at the end of the month, is on the northwest corner of Cypress Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard through New Year's Day. A big star tops the tree and its branches are heavy with multicolored ornaments.
December 7, 2002
The following reports were taken from police reports. BURBANK VILLAGE 260 E. Magnolia Blvd.: A 20-year-old Los Angeles man told police while talking to a woman Wednesday night in an alley near Gitana restaurant, a man hit him in the face, pushed him to the ground and ran away. NORTHWEST DISTRICT 700 block of North Naomi Street: A 50-year-old Burbank woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of hitting her 51-year-old boyfriend on the head with a ceramic Christmas tree.
November 29, 2003
Santa Claus and his entourage jump-started the holiday season Wednesday evening at Media City Center as part of the mall's first holiday parade. Snowmen, holiday elves, clowns, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, a teddy bear and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer started at 800 S. San Fernando Blvd. and traveled two blocks south to the IKEA Courtyard at 600 S. San Fernando Blvd. Santa greeted guests and lighted a 50-foot metal Christmas tree assembled earlier this month by off-duty Burbank firefighters.
November 22, 2003
Santa Claus will usher in the holiday season Wednesday when the Media City Center presents its first Holiday Parade. The parade, which starts at 6 p.m. at 800 S. San Fernando Blvd., will make its way two blocks south to the IKEA Courtyard at 600 S. San Fernando Blvd. The event will feature snowmen, holiday elves, clowns, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, a teddy bear and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Santa will greet guests and light the 50-foot metal Christmas tree assembled last week by off-duty Burbank firefighters.
June 14, 2000
Joyce Rudolph Folk artist signs works at Trifles Saturday LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Nancy Thomas, a folk art creator whose works have adorned the White House Christmas tree, will sign her work for customers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Trifles folk art store, 1375 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge. Thomas has delighted collectors with her bigger-than-life vegetables, articulate animals, whimsical angels and people with an attitude. Thomas is a nationally recognized wood carver.
By Ani Amirkhanian | December 23, 2006
Parents and visitors filled the auditorium at Roosevelt Elementary School on Friday, eagerly awaiting the student presentation of "Pageant of the Holiday Lights." The annual holiday show featured songs and poems about Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Students told the story of how various cultures celebrate the holiday season as Principal Betsy Quinn narrated stories about the history and traditions of the winter holidays. "Living in the Los Angeles area gives us the opportunity to become acquainted with different cultures," Quinn said, as she sat on a rocking chair on the stage.
November 29, 2000
--Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- Some big angels are needed to make some little cherubs' dreams come true. The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Adopt-A-Child program puts concerned residents together with needy local kids in an effort to ensure everyone has a happy holiday. Every day until 6 p.m. Dec. 23, caring citizens can pick up a cardboard angel at the Salvation Army Christmas tree, on the third floor of the Media City Center Mall, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd.
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