October 10, 2009
Stephen and Rose Marchese celebrated their birthdays and wedding anniversary with their family Oct. 3 at Cornerstone Building in Van Nuys. Stephen was born June 10, 1919, and Rose was born Dec. 9, 1919. They were married June 15, 1940, in Batavia, N.Y. They called it their “90, 90, 70” celebration, 90 years old and 70 years married. The Marcheses came to Burbank in 1959 and have lived in the same house since. The party was planned by the couple’s daughter Rosalie Cuccias of Laguna Woods and daughter-in-law Joni Marchese of Tustin Heights.
May 23, 2001
Times have changed. We have evolved, I'm proud to say, into a society where minorities have a stronger voice. Most of us try to be politically correct and respect the wishes of minorities, such as Native Americans. Native Americans do not wish to be symbols of mascots for non-Native American schools. Please understand this and deal with it. It should never have happened at all. But back in the '30s, '40s and '50s, products such as Redman Tobacco, sayings such as Indian giver, cigar store Indians, etc., were allowed and accepted.
October 6, 2007
From classical to blues, composer Scott Detweiler never strays too far from his New Orleans roots. The former Burbank resident has written a blues instrumental piece recognizing the devastation of his hometown following Hurricane Katrina. “The Sun Will Rise” is a 20-minute piece in four movements for string quartet and alto saxophone. It will premiere tonight at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park. “I wrote it based on my experience with the Katrina disaster and its effect on my family and my friends,” he said.
December 12, 2009
Many anti-smoking advocates in Burbank took it as a bit of a slight earlier this year when Glendale, that notorious bastion of second-hand smoke, took top honors with the American Lung Assn. for — gasp — its efforts to curb the public effects of the dirty habit. Previously, places like Burbank, Calabasas and Santa Monica had been held up as models of municipal governments going far beyond state regulations in protecting their citizens from the deleterious effects of second-hand cigarette and cigar smoke.
June 28, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Calling for an end to the glorification of drug use in a weekly radio program hosted by a popular rapper, a Pasadena coalition protested outside of Power 106 radio station. Saturday's protest brought out about 70 people to the Power 106 offices at 2600 W. Olive Ave., organizers said. Day One, a nonprofit coalition of ministers, church members and young people, targeted the weekly show "Smoke-out Session," hosted by rapper Snoop Dogg, because of its content.
July 5, 2000
The following incidents were taken from police reports. BURBANK VILLAGE 200 block of East Magnolia Boulevard: A 21-year-old Northridge man was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on suspicion of grand theft and possession of cocaine. Two employees of Gitana told police they saw the man take two plastic bags to his car. Police said the man stole a humidor full of cigars and a neon Bud Light sign from the restaurant and cigar bar. MEDIA DISTRICT WEST 2700 block of West Olive Avenue: Police are investigating a break in at a liquor that occurred at 3:40 a.m. Sunday and netted the thieves $2,300 in cash.
July 17, 2002
McCONAUGHEY SAVES THE DAY Billie Nichols of Burbank is a Realtor associate. Matthew McConaughey has found his niche. I have never much cared for him until now. As a seemingly uncaring action hero, he now has me as a fan. The movie doesn't really start until he comes on the scene. Had the story started in London, and built human-interest relationships, I would have liked the first quarter of the film. Since it didn't, it kind of left me hanging out there wondering what was going on until McConaughey barged in and took it up a few notches.
January 23, 2008
Not all that surprised at officials? support When I read in the Burbank Leader that Rep. David Dreier and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich were gaga over former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, I must say I wasn?t surprised given their shared proclivity for ultra right-wing politics (?Area lawmakers choose sides,? Political Landscape, Saturday). What a crew. By the way, to Dreier, how?s the ol? economy doing now? STEVE EASTIN Burbank City should help without being asked Regarding the should and should not of helping the homeless (?
September 17, 2003
Molly Shore Teachers are everyday heroes to St. Finbar Parish School student Catherina Ticsay, 13, who honored them with an award-winning art project sponsored by state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank). When Catherina's art teacher, Courtney Hammill, asked students to select an individual or profession for the art competition theme "heroes," Catherina said that she did not want to copy her classmates who chose firefighters, police and doctors. "I chose teachers because they taught all those people when they were little," Catherina said.