October 30, 2004
McDonald makes a different throw Burbank High football player Mike McDonald is used to making memorable throws as a senior quarterback for the Bulldogs. However, in a Foothill League game against Valencia on Oct. 22 at Memorial Field, McDonald had a few throws he would probably like to forget. After taking a pounding and expelling a lot of energy in the first half, the player took some time during half time to take in some nutrition. McDonald's choice of food was a chocolate, peanut candy bar that, let's say, was not "mighty satisfying," as the bite to eat came back up three times.
August 21, 2002
BURBANK TENNIS CENTER -- Eric Mann has seen it all as an instructor and coach at the Burbank Tennis Center. From running tournaments, to instructing youth to helping with administration duties, Mann has seen the facility grow from a few courts at McCambridge Park to a state-of-the-art facility that hosts top satellite tournaments. "Eric Mann has been with us from the beginning in 1993 when the Burbank Tennis Center opened," Executive Director Steve Starleaf said.
February 28, 2001
Regarding Pamela Lillig James' Jan. 17 letter, I do respect the process of electing officials and feel they represent us. We may disagree with some of their opinions, but there is plenty of time given for public input on various issues. Burbank has a cast of characters who appear every Tuesday night at council meetings and criticize the council on every imaginable subject. I think the initiative process needs reform in California, especially at the state level.
March 24, 2001
Josh Goldstein CIVIC CENTER -- Court officials are set to adopt a plan in September that would either seat jurors on a court case or set them free after one day of waiting for selection, Burbank Superior Court Judge Carl J. West said Tuesday. Once up and running, the one-trial or one-day program, which is used in about 20 of the 58 courts in Los Angeles County, will be a more effective way for jurors to do their civic duty, said West, supervising judge of the North Central District.
March 26, 2003
Molly Shore Burbank High School's head tennis Coach Paul McNiff is pleased. After three years of coaching the teams at McCambridge Park's Tennis Center because the school's courts were demolished in Phase I construction, the tennis program will return to campus early next year. "I am happy that the courts will be back on campus," McNiff said. "For the past three years, students have been playing at McCambridge Park's Tennis Center, and while the center does a good job accommodating the school's tennis program, the students have to share the facilities with many others who use it."
August 31, 2002
BURBANK -- The ongoing construction at Burbank and Burroughs highs has had varying affects on both the school's girls' tennis teams. For the Indians, their courts have been virtually untouched by the renovation project. In fact, there have even been improvements made to the facility. "We have eight brand new courts," said Burroughs Coach Roy Bernhardt, who also heads the boys' program. "All the courts have been resurfaced and we have new nets and even a new wind screen.
March 17, 2001
Letters attacking me personally for my Jan. 3 community commentary have been too hysterical for rational response. But I will try to correct factual errors, such as Lowell Gronich's Jan. 24 "Shame on you, Mr. Bill Starr for your commentary." He stated: "'We the people,' who have assigned the job of interpreting the Constitution to the courts, are a nation of laws."' No, neither "We the people" nor our elected representatives have ever made that assignment in the Constitution or anywhere else.
January 21, 2002
Ryan Carter GLENDALE -- For the past 15 years, a diligent nucleus of weekend tennis warriors has braved the morning air on weekends at the tennis courts at Glendale Community College -- all for the love of playing a match. Somehow, for several years, they've been able to maintain a sizable core group of players to come out and play. Weekly round-robin tennis matches have led to lasting friendships within this group of 45- to 70-year-old men. It can be competitive.
November 16, 2002
It was not a laboratory experiment gone bad that brought down Burbank High School's science building this week. Demolition crews are wrecking the 60-year-old building, along with the school's old library, built in 1939, and its cafeteria, built the following year, to pave the way for Phase II of the school's renovation project. "[The science building] was only a year old when I started there," 1946 Burbank High graduate Herb Vincent said. "We had to walk across Walnut Avenue to get to it because Walnut ran through the campus."
February 26, 2005
Jeff Tully Like many other spring sports, the local high school boys' tennis teams have been affected by the recent rains. "We practiced a few days before the rains came a few weeks ago, but we haven't been able to practice much since then," Burroughs Coach Roy Bernhardt said. "One of my players was complaining because we weren't able to practice, and he was concerned. But I told him most of the other teams are in the same boat because of the rain."