December 23, 2000
Michael Martinez GLENDALE -- To Karen Berg, the Hanukkah potluck dinner party Friday night at her home was the ultimate o7 tzedekahf7 , or altruism. "The party itself is really about just getting together, about celebrating our community," said Berg, 17, a Glendale High senior who organized the dinner. "It was something I really wanted to do for the congregation. Including several people from Burbank, about 40 to 50 members of Congregation Hugat Haverim -- which Berg's mother, Jacqueline Gish, said means "circle of friends" -- attended the dinner and the formal Hanukkah services that followed.
October 11, 2000
Jenna Bordelon MAGNOLIA PARK -- Colleen Harris celebrated her 41st birthday Oct. 3. The mother of two planned to have a family dinner on Oct. 4, but she put it off until the weekend because her boyfriend was working. She never got the chance to have the dinner.. Harris died Thursday when a car driven by Betty Blaylock, 74, rammed into the steel shed where she was working at Crazy Jack's, 4311 W. Magnolia Blvd. Harris, who received massive head and internal injuries, died en route to Holy Cross Trauma Center.
January 28, 2009
Author to talk at association meeting The American Business Women?s Assn., Verdugo Glen Chapter will hear author Carolyn Howard Johnson talk today on ?Building credibility in your profession as a published author.? Networking begins at 6 p.m. with dinner, program and business meeting following at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Club, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale. The dinner cost is $18, and for reservations call (818) 419-6840. ? Wealth seminar coming to academy The Investing in Real Estate Clubs will be hosting an all-day Wealth Building Seminar from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Millionaire Academy, No. 202, Conference Room, 1201 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale.
June 30, 2007
RESIDENTS ACHIEVE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Katherine Trimble was named to the Chancellor's List for the spring 2007 semester at Chapman University. Jacob Michael Delaney was named to the Dean's List for spring 2007 at University of Hartford. BUSINESS WOMEN ANNOUNCE ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR The Verdugo-Glen Chapter of the American Business Women's Assn. recently awarded its "Associate of the Year" award for 2007 to Jeanette "Red" Mann at The Castaway. Mann was nominated by Andrea Manning , a fellow worker and member of ABWA.
February 22, 2003
Rosalie King, a Burbank resident since 1941, was honored by friends and family in celebration of her 90th birthday. A buffet lunch was hosted by her children, Carol and Ken Barnhart and Carleen and Jim Kent, and was at the home of her grandchildren, Shelley and Jim Barnhart. She was surprised by the attendance of her longtime friends from Glendale High School, Katherine and Willy White; grandchildren, Stacy and Dave Jones and Carol Nolan, who came from Houston; and artist, Kalmon Aron, who had painted her portrait nearly 52 years ago. Seven of her eight grandchildren and 11 of her 18 great-grandchildren showered her with gifts and affection.
November 16, 2012
With his recent reelection, President Obama has won the power to pardon more turkeys on Thanksgiving. But so does every one of us, by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that gives thanks for our good fortune, health, and happiness with a life-affirming, cruelty-free feast of vegetables, fruits, and grains. And here are more terrific reasons: • You will stay alert through the entire football game. • You are what you eat. Who wants to be a “butterball”? • Your vegetarian kid won't have to boycott the family dinner.
August 18, 2010
Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the fear of the 13th day of a month falling on a Friday — a day when the superstitious tend to avoid black cats. Well, if black cats were being avoided, Black Cows were being embraced as members, friends and supporters of the Burbank Elks gathered at their Hollywood Way lodge for a 1950s-themed dinner dance on Friday the 13th. As bobby-soxed, poodle-skirted and bowling-shirted folks arrived at the lodge, they were greeted by Kelly Loporchio and Brittney Peale who were delving out the Black Cows — a concoction of soda, ice cream, chocolate syrup and whipped cream that became a staple of 1950s malt shops.
September 20, 2003
Beta Epsilon has first meeting of year The Beta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma will have its first meeting of the new club year Monday at Genio's Restaurant in Burbank. The program committee will reveal the programs for the year. Members will bring two bags of school supplies to support the children of the YWCA's charitable project. For more information, call Bonnie Becken at 843-3420. Etiquette at work is speaker's topic Verdugo Glen Chapter of the American Business Women's Assn.
May 24, 2003
JRC Line Dancers entertaining locally The JRC Line Dancers have been entertaining at senior adult facilities in Burbank and Glendale. They have appeared at the Burbank Gardens Retirement Hotel and the Broadview Retirement Hotel in Glendale. They will also perform at a talent show in July at the Joslyn Adult Center in Burbank. JRC stands for Jackie Robinson Center where the group continues to rehearse. They perform a 30- to 45-minute show to such country and western favorites like "Boot Scootin' Boogie," Honky Tonk Attitude," "Waltz Across Texas" and others.
November 19, 2008
It wasn’t a pretty sight. The assemblage that had gathered at The Castaway restaurant last weekend to support a good cause had been pleasantly mingling and were just sitting down for dinner when a heated argument broke out. Moments later, shots rang out. When the gun powder settled, Pastor Paul Clairville of Burbank’s Westminster Presbyterian Church was lying on the floor. From that moment on, every person in the room became both a sleuth and a suspect as the newly formed Family Promise of the East San Fernando Valley presented a murder- mystery dinner that served as the organization’s first major fundraiser.