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By Zain Shauk | June 3, 2009
BURBANK — A day after General Motors filed for bankruptcy, confidence was booming at Community Chevrolet on West Olive Avenue. The 50-year-old dealership received a notice early Tuesday that, despite plans from the troubled Detroit automaker to terminate thousands of dealer contracts nationwide, GM plans to renew its contract as the city’s lone new-car outlet, said General Sales Manager Roger Cowan. Sales at the site have slumped by more than 30% over the last year, matching the drop in consumer interest seen at other regional auto dealerships.
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January 3, 2013
Burbank police arrested a 69-year-old convicted sex offender on suspicion of possessing child pornography Wednesday after allegedly finding images of underage girls in his car during a traffic stop. The man -- Donald Cowan of Moreno Valley -- was stopped in the 1900 block of North Ontario Street, near Providencia Elementary School, for allegedly not wearing his seatbelt, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Cowan allegedly told officers that he did not have his driver's license but was a registered sex offender.
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April 7, 2001
Sang Lee GROSS PARK -- It might be a little unfair for Providence High softball team to judge its season in wins and losses. Considering almost the entire team is new to the program, the Pioneers' 5-3 nonleague loss to Bellarmine-Jefferson High on Friday at Gross Park was not all that bad. "We played very well and inspired ball," Providence Coach Tony King said. "Half these girls couldn't catch [the ball] at the tryouts. And people who didn't think they would make the team are now starting."
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December 19, 2001
Gary Moskowitz SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- McKinley Elementary School's auditorium was a feast for the eyes Tuesday, as about 300 students put on handmade holiday costumes and sang seasonal songs for teachers and parents. Lisa Meza, pianist for the show and parent of second-grade McKinley twins Karley and Sarah, said the show gives students a chance to perform in front of their peers and celebrate different cultures during the holiday season. "They love working together and singing with each other, because they feel like they are a part of something," Meza said.
THE818NOW
April 19, 2013
Times are tough for KCET-TV. The former PBS outlet announced Friday that it would lay off 22 employees, or nearly one-fifth of its staff, as it completes a merger with the Bay Area satellite provider Link Media. Now called KCETLink, the Burbank-based nonprofit entity is scrambling to reposition itself as a "transmedia" company that provides content to mobile devices and other platforms as well as televisions. The company has hired a well known PR firm, Rogers & Cowan, to help manage its image during the transition.  The harsh belt-tightening has been dictated by poor financial results.
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May 29, 2004
National Charity League Ticktockers presented The National Charity League Burbank Chapter had its Senior Presentation for the Class of 2004 at the Sheraton Universal. The master of ceremonies was Bruce Osgood, principal of Burbank High School. The Ticktockers presented were Kristina Marie Barragan, daughter of Ruben and Karen Barragan; Stefanie Judit Cowan, daughter of Eugene and Maritza Cowan; Briana Nicole Cwik, daughter of Ronald and Carol Cwik; Jacqueline Michele Goglia, daughter of Donald and Jeanette Goglia; Ashley Christine Kurges, daughter of Robert Kurges and Sharon Kurges; Kelly Kimie Reinig, daughter of Patrick and Gail (Hamanaka)
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January 24, 2004
Charity League has membership tea The members of the Burbank Chapter of National Charity League are busy planning their annual Membership Tea to welcome the chapter's newest mother and daughter members. Under the leadership of Chairwoman Nancy Baylon, the members will transform a hall at St. Francis Xavier Church into a tropical paradise and extend an "aloha" to these new members. The membership drive, headed by Membership Vice President Jamie Reeves, is underway.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2011
From the dawn of each year on through the end of February, just about every imaginable award, from Oscars and Grammys to the certificates of recognition of local organizations, is bestowed upon those who have made a significant contribution throughout the previous year. This past Sunday evening, while the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was doling out its annual accolades on the south side of Mount Lee, congregants and supporters of Burbank’s Temple Emanu El gathered in the Castaway Restaurant overlooking Lee’s northern exposure to honor Jerry and Barbara Starkand as their Couple of the Year.
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May 24, 2003
Jeff Tully Earlier this season, the Providence High softball team was ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division VI. However, some struggles during Liberty League play knocked the Pioneers out of the top 10. In a first-round playoff game Friday, Providence took on the top team in the division, and the result wasn't good for the locals. With some of its players missing because of prom, visiting Providence was defeated by Capistrano Saddleback Valley Christian, 9-0, to end the Pioneers' season.
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June 24, 2000
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By Zain Shauk | June 3, 2009
BURBANK — A day after General Motors filed for bankruptcy, confidence was booming at Community Chevrolet on West Olive Avenue. The 50-year-old dealership received a notice early Tuesday that, despite plans from the troubled Detroit automaker to terminate thousands of dealer contracts nationwide, GM plans to renew its contract as the city’s lone new-car outlet, said General Sales Manager Roger Cowan. Sales at the site have slumped by more than 30% over the last year, matching the drop in consumer interest seen at other regional auto dealerships.
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