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By Jeff Tully | May 14, 2008
BURBANK ? The good news for the local softball programs is that all four squads qualified for the CIF Southern Section postseason. However, the bad news is that with the exception of Burbank High, the three other teams ? Burroughs, Providence and Bellarmine-Jefferson ? will likely have tough roads if they hope to make significant playoff runs. The Bulldogs and first-year Nicole Drabecki were rewarded for a fine regular season by getting the No. 2 seed in Division II. Burbank will have the advantage of opening the playoffs at 3:15 p.m. Friday in a home game at McCambridge Park.
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SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | November 17, 2009
BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH — Playing in a Santa Cruz League that provides the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls’ volleyball team with minimal competition, Guards’ Coach Miguel Segura decided to beef up his team’s nonleague schedule this season. This year, Bell-Jeff took on its share of larger schools and programs that would provide qualify opposition, teams like Culver City, Arcadia, Hart and Chatsworth. Segura was hoping the experience would pay dividends come playoff time.
THE818NOW
April 17, 2014
Burbank City Manager Mark Scott said this week he felt “energized” after a closed-door evaluation with elected officials on Tuesday. “I thought they were extraordinarily constructive in their comments to me,” Scott said by phone Thursday, though he declined to reveal specific concerns broached or comments made. “I felt very positive energy coming out of the meeting.” After the discussion in closed session Tuesday, Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy announced the City Council's full support for Burbank's top executive.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | July 30, 2013
Mark Scott's first goal as Burbank's incoming city manager is simple: to listen. “I really need to spend the first two months getting to know people, and to listen to them,” Scott said in an interview Tuesday. “For a city manager coming into new community, the very first thing you want to do is to get to know your staff and your public.” He'll have a first chance to do so on Thursday afternoon at City Hall, where Burbank will be hosting a meet-and-greet with the city's new top official.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | June 21, 2013
Mark Scott's career has led him up and down California, and across the country and back, so it's no surprise he and his wife are always debating about which region they should call home. The 63-year-old Fresno-native spent two decades building his career in the city of Beverly Hills - while living in Glendale - six years leading Spartanburg, South Carolina before a brief stint managing Culver City and, most recently, three years helping to stabilize his hometown after the crippling effects of the economic recession.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | November 17, 2009
GLENDALE — An additional tax that could steer Glendale and Burbank school districts away from a looming funding cliff has piqued the interest of administrators, especially with the latest warning coming down from Sacramento. A parcel tax, which recently won in Culver City and failed in Long Beach, could preserve teaching jobs, class sizes, and arts and athletic programs that might otherwise face additional cuts as state financing fails to meet budget projections. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger predicted Tuesday that there would be additional cuts in education and other funding as the state continues to grapple with a budget cap between $5 billion and $7 billion.
NEWS
November 18, 2000
Joyce Rudolph GLENDALE -- A rare color short starring those beloved knuckleheads the Three Stooges will soitinely entertain when The Alex Film Society presents the third holiday film series on Saturday, Nov. 25, at The Alex Theatre. This year, the society has tracked down a color print of "Nertsery Rhymes" from 1933 for two screenings, at 2 and 8 p.m. The MGM short has never been shown on television. "It may be the only one in existence," said Randy Carter, president of the society.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk | September 10, 2008
CULVER CITY — A 20-13 season-opening loss to West Los Angeles College was a bitter pill to swallow for a Glendale Community College football team that had hoped to hit the ground running smoothly. If anything could make the Vaqueros’ debacle of a first half — the main culprit in the loss — a bit easier to digest, a second half in which Glendale college held the host Oilers scoreless, put together its first touchdown drive of the year and ultimately gave itself a strong chance Saturday to salvage a win would likely fit the bill.
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