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By Joyce Rudolph | November 19, 2013
Charities supported by the Burbank Elks Lodge will receive a portion of the proceeds made during a holiday boutique slated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 2232 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank. There will be one-of-a-kind gifts available from hand-crafters and vendors. The kitchen and lounge will be open with food and refreshments available for purchase. For more information, call Corinne at (818) 422-8968. -- JOYCE RUDOLPH can be contacted at rudolphjoyce10@gmail.com .
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 5, 2013
In conjunction with the national Family Promise's 25th anniversary, the board of directors of the local affiliate has changed its name from Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley to Family Promise of the Verdugos. The organization's mission is to help children and families who are homeless regain their sustainable independence. The board believes the new name reflects more accurately the service areas including Glendale, Burbank, North Hollywood and Eagle Rock. The name change coincides with the recent opening of a second case management office at 134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale.
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 5, 2013
The instrumental music associations of Burbank and Burroughs high schools are setting aside their crosstown rivalry this week and producing a fundraising jazz concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Burbank High School Auditorium. “An Evening of Jazz” will showcase TV composer and Burbank resident Ron Jones (“Family Guy”) and his Influence Jazz Orchestra, along with jazz ensembles from the two high schools. Proceeds will benefit the music education programs at Burroughs and Burbank high schools.
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By Joyce Rudolph | December 3, 2013
Jennifer Mireles, of Burbank, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Cal State Northridge. Mireles is among about 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible. -- JOYCE RUDOLPH can be contacted at rudolphjoyce10@gmail.com .
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By Joyce Rudolph | October 8, 2013
Nonprofit organizations are always looking for ways to make money for their philanthropies, and members of the Burbank Kiwanis for Fun and Burbank Kiwanis Noon clubs have a suggestion. They are inviting other groups to piggy-back on the annual pancake breakfast to be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 26 in the parking lot of the Ume Credit Union, 3000 W. Magnolia Blvd. Groups can sell tickets to the breakfast and receive $3 from the sale of each $6 ticket. For tickets or more information, call Donna Wade at (818)
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By Joyce Rudolph | February 11, 2014
Several Burbank residents are performing with a theater company called the Unknown Artists in the sci-fi spoof “Gearhead and the Realbot” from Feb. 21 to March 8 in the Dorie Theatre at The Complex in Los Angeles. Tiffany Brain, a member of the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter and Burbank On Parade Committee, plays communications officer Cpl. Holly Henderson in the production. “This comedy takes the ragtag crew of the Pomegranate Fizz through a conflict that tears at the very fabric of space, or at least the space of their ship,” Brain said.
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By Joyce Rudolph | September 25, 2013
The Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. will have its annual Craft Faire and Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the float barn, located at 123 W. Olive Ave., to raise funds to build its 2014 float entry. Vendors will be selling candles, soaps, jewelry and other gift items. Handy Market will be barbecuing on site and Enola's Krispy Kettle Korn will offer desserts. Parking is available in the MetroLink lot. The 2014 float marks the city's 100th entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade, said Robert Hutt, publicity chairman.
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December 31, 2013
We live, work and play in a wonderful community. This thought was brought home to me over the holidays when Burbank “adopted” more than 550 families for whom our community provided food for a holiday dinner and gifts for the whole family. And this was but one example of our community at its best: other outstanding efforts to insure that everyone in our community shared in the gifts of the season included the Fire Department's Spark of Love, the Burbank Police Officers Heroes and Helpers, the Bike Angels, the Salvation Army, our YMCA, Family Services, BTAC, Boys and Girls Club, Family Promise, BCR and the whole hearted participation of our community service clubs as well.
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By Jason Wells | February 9, 2009
GLENDALE — Danette Goulet, editor of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader for four years, announced plans Thursday to step down, citing plans to move her family to Boston and raise her 7-month-old son. She will stay on as director of editorial for all four local Times Community News titles, including the Crescenta Valley Sun and La Cañada Valley Sun, until a replacement is found. In announcing her decision to all four local community newsrooms Thursday, Goulet stressed that it was based on a family decision to move back to the East Coast.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 22, 2014
The Burbank Chorale will honor William Shakespeare's 450th birthday with its program titled “If Music be the Food of Love” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Burbank First United Methodist Church. Kyrian Corona, chorale president, said the program will range in genres from madrigals to works by George Shearing, Ralph Vaughn Williams and John Rutter, along with a medley from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein. The chorale has its own Romeo and Juliet story, Corona said, minus its tragic ending.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 22, 2014
Some participants in this Saturday's Burbank On Parade pay homage to films and TV shows of the past in their depictions of the theme “Burbank - City of the Future.” The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. and travel east along Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita streets. Volunteers with the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. have taken the locomotive from this year's Rose Float and created a smaller design and mounted it onto an all-terrain vehicle, said Robert Symons, chairman of the association's entry titled “Back to the Future.” The locomotive is being driven by the conductor character who was on the off-camera side of the Rose Float.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 8, 2014
It was such a success last year that the Burbank Police Foundation has organized the second annual Hoof and Woof walking event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 19 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk and guided trail horseback ride start at 9 a.m. Funds raised go to the Burbank Police Department K-9 and equestrian units, said Michael Hastings, president of the Burbank Police Foundation. Those serving on the equestrian unit are all volunteers, so funds raised help cover the costs of equipment, such as saddles and other gear.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 8, 2014
Hundreds of local residents raised nearly $10,000 for the Talbert Family Foundation on Saturday during a 5K walk at David Starr Jordan Middle School held in honor of Christopher Wilke, the 12-year-old boy who died last month after battling a rare form of cancer . Christopher was a student at the school, where more than 400 people participated in the walk. The event started with a warm-up led by Christopher's physical education teacher and class. "There was just a huge feeling of support and emotion," said Principal Stacy Cashman.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 8, 2014
Burbank identical twins Erin and Jamie Schonauer have completed a project to collect and organize almost 200 historical photographs into a paperback book that will be released on April 14. “Early Burbank” was published by Arcadia Publishing, a company that works with individuals, historians and historical societies to publish books that preserve the history of local communities through its Images of America series. The authors will give a talk about Burbank's history and sell and sign their book from 2 to 3 p.m. April 26 at the Buena Vista Library.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 8, 2014
Whenever I hear a Broadway song, I think of my favorite volunteer, Elaine Paonessa. She is musical director of the Van Bloem Singers, a group that does more than 30 shows a year at service clubs, volunteer organizations, church groups, senior residences and healthcare facilities. I saw them entertain at a local rehabilitation facility and I can assure you they left the patients smiling. The group is seeking new members. If you love to sing Broadway and popular tunes, and are available to perform between noon and 3 p.m. weekdays and occasional weekends, give Paonessa a call at (818)
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 8, 2014
The Burbank Noon Kiwanis Club has partnered with students at Woodbury University to create a Circle K service group. This experience will allow the students to network, be mentored and create relationships, said Circle K President Cassandra Perez, 20, a communications major. She attended Bishop Alemany, a private high school in Mission Hills, and that is where she began her involvement with the Key Club, the high school club sponsored by Kiwanis. Perez was inspired by those she and her fellow students helped during that time.
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April 1, 2014
On Monday, April 14, Burbank's planning board will consider the proposed project to install gates at the streets of Castleman Lane and Lamer Street and Wedgewood Lane and Lamer Street. If allowed, this will set a precedent for future applications to create gated communities within Burbank. The citizens and leadership of Burbank need to consider if they want our future to be one of isolated groups within our community or whether we have equal access for all. I encourage this proposal to be declined as it further fragments society which I believe is unhealthy for the future of Burbank.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | March 28, 2014
Burbank residents are being asked to weigh in on the city's housing element at two meetings slated for next week, one of which will include a City Council discussion on implementing a moratorium on certain development permits, with the idea being to block community care homes that don't require licenses . On Monday, city officials will host a community meeting at 7 p.m. in room 104 of the Community Services Building, located at 150 N. Third St....
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By Joyce Rudolph | March 25, 2014
James and Wendy Etter have announced the engagement of their daughter, Darlene Ann Etter, to Timothy Joseph Gardner, son of Gregory and Kelly Gardner of Palmdale. The wedding is planned for April and the couple will honeymoon on Catalina Island. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Burroughs High School and Los Angeles Valley College, majoring in child development. She is working as an entertainment payroll scanner for TEAM. Her fiancé graduated from Paraclete High School in Lancaster and Antelope Valley College, majoring in business administration.
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