August 16, 2008
Vacancies on child care committee The Burbank Child Care Advisory Committee is accepting applications until Sept. 12 for several vacancies for a one-year term concluding Oct. 1, 2009. The committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month and is responsible for such tasks as promoting the availability to residents and commuting employees a safe, high-quality, accessible and affordable child care in Burbank. Appointments to the committee are recommended by current members and are forwarded to the City Council for approval.
October 9, 2004
Brighton bracelets battle breast cancer Bell Cottage, in support of breast-cancer awareness month, is selling exclusive Brighton bracelets to raise funds for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Bell Cottage is located at 3816 W. Magnolia Blvd., in Burbank. For more information, call 841-8415. Meet children's book writer Shusterman Award-winning author Neal Shusterman will make a special appearance at the Buena Vista Branch of the Burbank Public Library.
November 28, 2001
Karen S. Kim City employees' credit union sponsors blood drive MAGNOLIA PARK -- Burbank City Employees Federal Credit Union and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center will sponsor a blood drive at the union's Burbank office Thursday. Appointments can be scheduled online at o7 www.bcefcu.orgf7 or by calling Linda Peterson at 846-1710, Ext. 312. Walk-ins are also welcome, though appointments are preferred. The credit union's office is at 1800 W. Magnolia Blvd.
August 27, 2003
'Lizzie' throws fans into a tizzy MEDIA CITY CENTER -- A record-signing event Tuesday drew between 2,000 to 3,000 people to the Virgin Megastore, where teenage actress/singer Hilary Duff signed copies of her new CD, officials said. About 500 people were allowed inside the store to purchase a copy of "Metamorphosis" and have it signed by Duff, star of the Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire." "Fortunately, the crowd was very orderly," Burbank Police Lt. Rick Madrid said.
August 7, 2004
James Roeske, 14, and Emily Roeske, 12, of Burbank were awarded their second-degree black belts in American Freestyle Karate at Burbank Family Martial Arts. The pair has been practicing martial arts together for more than nine years. Their martial-arts skills have won them several national and world championships, as well as commercial, television and movie roles. Both youngsters had roles in the Tri-Star Pictures' "3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain," and Emily displayed her skills in commercials for McDonald's.
April 22, 2009
A Hollywood premiere-style kick off and Disney Channel star power are part of the glitz planned for Burbank on Parade beginning its trek down Olive Avenue at 11 a.m. Saturday. The theme, Burbank on Parade Goes Hollywood, is perfect for a parade in this city because of all the media here, said parade President Linda Barnes. “We are the center almost of the entertainment industry,” she said. “We have Disney, NBC for now, Warner Bros. and Universal City at our doorstep.
September 7, 2002
Laura Sturza Rewrite is nothing new for media professionals, and the Platt Companies' proposal for the four-acre Media Center development has gone through multiple revisions. Plans for the $200-million Media Center will be heard Monday by the Planning Board. Conceived as a centerpiece of the media district, the project's primary exterior would be glass, president Rick Platt said. Plans for offices, apartments, condominiums, a church, retail businesses, a health club and a child-care center are on a triangle-shaped lot near the Ventura (134)
October 31, 2007
Alvord to be honored as Woman of the Year The Zonta Club of Burbank Area will honor Burbank City Manager Mary J. Alvord as Burbank?s Woman of the Year for 2007 at a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank. Reservations and sponsorship opportunities are available by calling Grace Farenbaugh at (818) 846-1927 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.zontaburbank.org. Tickets are $50 each in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
April 23, 2003
Laura Sturza City Council members Tuesday night unanimously denied the Platt Companies' plans for a four-acre development in the Media District, as well as the $300,000 environmental impact study required for it. Developer Rick Platt, whose company paid for the study, said it was too early to specify how his firm will respond to the decision. "I need to think about what they've said," Platt said. "We have a large board who likes to review these things."
September 22, 2007
In the kitchen, too many cooks can sometimes spoil the recipe. But when it came to the creative minds working on the animated film ?The Brave Little Toaster,? it was the more the merrier, Director Jerry Rees said. The independent film was made by former Disney employees in 1986, and it was released on the Disney Channel and later on video in 1987. It is the final movie to be presented Friday at the Kenneth Village September Film Festival. Film creators Jerry and Rebecca Rees, of Glendale, will attend and answer questions about the film.