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April 10, 2004
Shannon -- Owens After pitching his proposal to Sharon Shannon of Chatsworth, Roger Owens of Torrance got a "yes" and the couple were married Feb. 14 by Owens' longtime friend the Rev. Larry Stamper at Burbank First United Methodist Church. Roger is known to many local baseball fans as the famous peanut man at Dodger Stadium. Sharon first saw him when she started taking her son to the games in the 1980s, but she didn't realize how famous he was. She was attracted to him she said, but even though she bought peanuts from him, she never had a conversation with him. And she didn't know he was single.
NEWS
April 12, 2000
Robert Blechl BURBANK -- The city of Burbank and the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club are searching for a soloist or group to sing the national anthem at Burbank Dodger Night at Dodger Stadium. Burbank Dodger Night is May 3. The Dodgers will play the Atlanta Braves. Auditions will be held Saturday at the Starlight Bowl Stage, 1249 Lockheed View Drive. Individuals and groups of no more than eight people are encouraged to try out. Those interested must bring a head shot of themselves or of the group and a cassette recording of the national anthem.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2006
Information to aid inventors is on tap The Service Corps of Retired Executives ? SCORE ? will offer a workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 titled "Promoting and Protecting Your Invention" to instruct inventors on how they can advance and legally protect their ideas. Robert M. Sperry, a former U.S. Patent Office examiner, will speak. The class will take place at the SCORE Conference Room, 330 N. Brand Boulevard, Suite 190 in Glendale. For more information, call SCORE's Los Angeles Chapter at (818)
NEWS
By: Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | October 1, 2005
Freddy Sanchez remembers where he was when he watched Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1988 World Series. He reminisces about the days when his dad, Fred, would take him to Dodger games, sit in the pavilion and watch their heroes play. Those were the memories he savored as a kid. Now a mature 28-year-old, Sanchez couldn't help but have the same giddy emotions when he returned to Dodger Stadium as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. "I've played at Yankee Stadium, I've played at Fenway Park and I've played at Wrigley Field," said Sanchez, a 1996 Burbank High graduate who attended Glendale Community College in 1997-98.
NEWS
June 29, 2002
Jeff Tully Dave Roberts remembers what it's like to be a young baseball fan waiting for an autograph from a major league player. A native of San Diego, the 30-year-old L.A. Dodger center fielder said it wasn't too many years ago that he was the one holding a pad and pen hoping for a John Hancock from his favorite standout. "I remember waiting on line to get an autograph from Tony Gwynn when I was little," Roberts said. "So I know how important it is to get an autograph and what it means for the kids to wait for me to sign one for them.
SPORTS
By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | May 10, 2006
LOS ANGELES ? Ryan Cortelyou had been to Dodger Stadium before. He has sat in the stands and been in awe of his Dodger heroes, taking it all in from afar. On Saturday, Cortelyou, 8, got to take in the action close up, and was invited to walk on the same field that so many Major League Baseball greats have roamed. "This is amazing," Cortelyou said. Cortelyou was one of 2,000 Burbank residents who attended the 15th annual City of Burbank Dodger Night at Dodger Stadium. He was only a handful of spectators, though, who walked behind home plate prior to the game.
NEWS
June 9, 2004
BASEBALL Anaheim Katella 3, Encino Crespi 0: Katella scored all its runs in the first inning with two out off losing pitcher Trevor Plouffe Saturday, defeating the Celts in the CIF Southern Section Division III baseball championship game at Dodger Stadium. Crespi (27-5) -- which featured two players and two assistant coaches from Burbank -- missed winning its second straight title after capturing the crown in 2003. Katella (18-13) pitcher Sean Kalmen (8-3)
NEWS
By Joyce Rudolph | September 17, 2008
Ten white doves, one for each decade, were released at Burbank High?s small athletic field Sunday afternoon, completing the school?s four-day centennial celebration. Burbank High graduate Bob Sheehan, class of 1972, set them free. The birds formed an arrow as they headed south, returning to their roost in Hacienda Heights, said Sheehan, who works for Nelstar Productions in Burbank, which contracts bird releases for weddings and Dodger Stadium openings. ?I had to come, so it was nice,?
NEWS
April 28, 2004
Jackson Bell Blue will be the color of Burbank pride Friday night as a throng of residents and civic leaders swing into Dodger Stadium. More than 1,000 people are expected to turn out to watch the baseball game against the Montreal Expos during the 13th annual Burbank Dodger Night. The fundraiser is spon- sored by the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club, which collects a portion of ticket sales for programs and schools in the city. Burbank Dodger Night will feature a pregame introduction of city leaders on the field, a rendition of the American and Canadian national anthems by resident Gino Guadio, a giveaway of Eric Gagne bobblehead dolls and the Burbank Police Department's Color Guard.
NEWS
April 30, 2003
Tickets on sale for Dodger Night BURBANK -- Tickets are now on sale for the city's 12th annual outing to Dodger Stadium. This year's Dodger Night will be at 7:10 p.m. May 17, when the team takes on the Florida Marlins. Burbank residents will serve as a color guard and sing the national anthem. The mayor, who will be elected Thursday by other council members, will throw out the first pitch to the vice mayor, organizers said. Tickets for the event are $10 and orders must be received by May 9. They are available at the City Hall Annex, 301 E. Olive Ave.; Burbank Water and Power, 164 W. Magnolia Blvd.
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October 11, 2008
CROSS-COUNTRY Bellarmine-Jefferson in league meets : The Guards girls’ team wrapped up its third straight league championship with a first place finish Wednesday at the Santa Cruz League meet at Elysian Park. “We are very happy to win the title for the third time,” Bell-Jeff Coach Mike Morgan said. “This is a great accomplishment for the girls.” As of Friday, Morgan hadn’t received the official times and scoring from the meet from host Salesian.
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NEWS
By Joyce Rudolph | September 17, 2008
Ten white doves, one for each decade, were released at Burbank High?s small athletic field Sunday afternoon, completing the school?s four-day centennial celebration. Burbank High graduate Bob Sheehan, class of 1972, set them free. The birds formed an arrow as they headed south, returning to their roost in Hacienda Heights, said Sheehan, who works for Nelstar Productions in Burbank, which contracts bird releases for weddings and Dodger Stadium openings. ?I had to come, so it was nice,?
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | July 4, 2007
LOS ANGELES — Before a crowd of more than 40,000 baseball fans on Monday, 10-year-old Burbank resident Austin Salvador took the field at Dodger Stadium. And though he may not have been scheduled to play that night, a taste of big leagues was more than enough to bolster Austin's ambitions of being a professional baseball player. "I've always wanted to play for the Dodgers," he said. "And being on that field makes me want to play for them even more." Austin won the pre-game visit to the field — accompanied by his sisters Allison, 6, Alexa, 12, and his friend, Josef Topete, 10 — thanks to an essay written by his mother, Caroline Salvador.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2006
Information to aid inventors is on tap The Service Corps of Retired Executives ? SCORE ? will offer a workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 titled "Promoting and Protecting Your Invention" to instruct inventors on how they can advance and legally protect their ideas. Robert M. Sperry, a former U.S. Patent Office examiner, will speak. The class will take place at the SCORE Conference Room, 330 N. Brand Boulevard, Suite 190 in Glendale. For more information, call SCORE's Los Angeles Chapter at (818)
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | August 12, 2006
A love of baseball combined with a passion for knitting was the theme on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. About 500 people with an interest in baseball and the needle arts showed up at the stadium to take part in the annual Stitch N' Pitch event. They watched the Dodgers-vs.-Colorado Rockies game while knitting, crocheting or stitching their favorite garments. "Basically, it was a bunch of knitters getting together to have a good time at the ball park," said Pam Wheat, a knitter.
SPORTS
By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | May 10, 2006
LOS ANGELES ? Ryan Cortelyou had been to Dodger Stadium before. He has sat in the stands and been in awe of his Dodger heroes, taking it all in from afar. On Saturday, Cortelyou, 8, got to take in the action close up, and was invited to walk on the same field that so many Major League Baseball greats have roamed. "This is amazing," Cortelyou said. Cortelyou was one of 2,000 Burbank residents who attended the 15th annual City of Burbank Dodger Night at Dodger Stadium. He was only a handful of spectators, though, who walked behind home plate prior to the game.
SPORTS
By By Rick Assad | February 11, 2006
RickDodger players and coaches enjoy taking time to talk baseball with students at Luther Burbank Middle School It's never a bad idea to bring out two first-string position players and a power arm, even if the first pitch of the big-league baseball season is nearly two months away. So when the Dodger Caravan -- with the team's world-famous logo on the side -- rolled onto the Luther Burbank Middle School blacktop Wednesday morning carrying current and former players, along with Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, the crowd of about 1,000 students, teachers and administrators erupted into a chorus of "Let's Go Dodgers!"
NEWS
By: | October 8, 2005
EDITOR'S NOTEo7: The following is a guest column by Tom Battaglia. A 19-year Burbank resident, Battaglia grew up in Brooklyn rooting for his beloved Dodgers. He reminisces about the Dodgers winning the 1955 World Series championship. Oct. 4 was the 50th anniversary of that title.f7 Aug. 28 was not only my twin brother John and sister-in-law Carol's 34th wedding anniversary, but it was the most thrilling day that I have ever had at Dodger Stadium, except, perhaps, my first visit in 1986, when my daughter Judy and I met Roy and Roxie Campanella.
NEWS
By: Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | October 1, 2005
Freddy Sanchez remembers where he was when he watched Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1988 World Series. He reminisces about the days when his dad, Fred, would take him to Dodger games, sit in the pavilion and watch their heroes play. Those were the memories he savored as a kid. Now a mature 28-year-old, Sanchez couldn't help but have the same giddy emotions when he returned to Dodger Stadium as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. "I've played at Yankee Stadium, I've played at Fenway Park and I've played at Wrigley Field," said Sanchez, a 1996 Burbank High graduate who attended Glendale Community College in 1997-98.
NEWS
June 16, 2004
Jeff Tully During his career as a professional heavyweight boxer, Rocky Pepeli had a set ritual he would go through prior to a fight. The night before a bout, Pepeli would take in a movie, suspending reality for a few hours in an attempt to get his mind off the brutal task at hand the next day. "My way to escape was to go to the movies and forget about everything," said Pepeli, who now makes his living as a...
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