May 30, 2009
NORWALK ? Western Nelson?s season was already long since over at this time last year. The Burroughs High senior never made it to the CIF prelims as a junior, much less to the CIF State Meet. But that?s exactly where Nelson is headed after a breakout fourth-place finish in 9 minutes 4.19 seconds at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet Friday night at Cerritos College. Fifth place was the cutoff for advancement to state. ?After last year, it?s a quantum leap, I?m pretty happy with it,?
November 11, 2011
Burbank Unified officials have outlined plans to increase the minimum age for incoming kindergarten students while simultaneously launching a new program to serve those who don't make the modified cut-off date. The move will bring the district into compliance with new state legislation designed to eliminate younger children from the classroom who experts say sometimes can be unprepared. The Kindergarten Readiness Act, signed into law in 2010 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, requires that all students entering kindergarten in 2014 must turn 5 by Sept.
October 14, 2000
As the elections for state Senate, Assembly and Congress -- among many others -- approaches, so does our cutoff date for running letters about the Nov. 7 election. It is our our paper's usual practice to black out the campaign letters as the election nears as a matter of fairness to all candidates. It avoids a last-minute attack that leaves no time to respond. Do not wait until the end of the month to get your letters in. There are dozens waiting to be printed already.
March 29, 2006
The Burbank Unified School District's plan to move the start of school into early August to give students more time in class before scheduled standardized tests reflects one of the worst aspects of our educational system ? teaching to the test ("School year to start earlier," March 1). While district officials claim that a benefit will be that students will have their first semester exams completed before the Christmas break, the primary goal is increasing test scores. The district maintains that three to four weeks of additional time in class will make a significant difference in students' scores.
September 29, 2004
Despite all that is going on, too-tall walls and fences, and trees and Bob Hope Airport, life is good and continuing for most of us who live here in our dear Burbank. While watering my front yard in the mornings I have met a darling neighbor and her husband and their dog. Jack and Wilma Herman walk their dog, Missy, from their home on Griffith Park Drive to the doughnut shop on the corner of Magnolia Boulevard and Keystone Street -- my street -- and up to Chandler and back home every morning.
November 8, 2008
BURBANK — A course that provided Burroughs High girls’ golfer Emily Tubert her finest accomplishments this season was also the site of her biggest disappointment. Last week, the junior won the Pacific League individual championship on the Mountain Meadows Golf Course in Pomona. Tubert played on the same course Thursday in the CIF Southern Section Individual Finals. However, this time, she was not as successful. Tubert had problems during the round, shooting an eight-over-par 80 to finish tied for 45th.
June 23, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- It's summertime, when the living is easy -- unless you're in summer school. Educators and custodians throughout the district have been rushing through preparations for Monday's start date for a summer school session in which some 1,250 students will cram 20 weeks worth of schooling into a mere six. Dr. Wanda Armstrong is summer school principal at Luther Burbank Middle School,...
July 22, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, July 22, 2012. Cal State Northridge has managed to keep its summer drama program for teenagers running, despite cuts to the campus. The program offers six weeks of acting, singing, dancing and improvising . Daily News A Sherman Oaks restaurant worker was shot and killed outside a business on Ventura Boulevard last month, but no suspects have been found . A $50,000 reward is now being offered. KTLA Miss Oregon 2012 Rachel Berry has given up her title and glistening crown after it was revealed she didn't move to the region by the cut-off date . She was a previous resident of Burbank.
May 3, 2013
Gorgen Zargarian looks out the window as a young woman in a vintage yellow Volkswagen “Thing” pulls into his auto shop. “Hey baby, how is your car run?” he asks while clutching a mechanic's tool. “Do you have trouble with your transmission?” The 62-year-old self-described “young old man” then busts into song and dance amid three young women in cut-off denim shorts. So starts the web commercial for Arlen's Transmission, a Burbank auto shop in business for 22 years, produced by the comedy and directing duo Rhett and Link.
February 23, 2005
Mark R. Madler Candidates in the primary election for three City Council seats endured a long wait Tuesday night anticipating the race's outcome. With ballots coming in until close to the 7 p.m. cutoff time, the city clerk's office got a late start counting. No returns had been posted by press time. "I'm very excited about the turnout," candidate Vahe Hovanessian said. Hovanessian, 30, was among four challengers to the three incumbents running for reelection.