April 23, 2005
Differing opinions on speeding picture Wow. It sure was lucky that your photographer, Dan Watson was on the south end of Mariposa Street to snap the picture of a car speeding by the slow-down warning (Residents driving in circles, April 2-3). The car almost looks to be on the other side of the street, too. Now let's be fair and publish a picture of an emergency vehicle (fire truck, paramedics) using valuable seconds to come to a complete stop at a speed bump before it can continue to a burning home or a person who is gasping for breath.
June 23, 2004
Jeff Tully Tommy Boucher calls what he did during the spring of his sophomore year at Providence High a momentary lapse. After playing volleyball as a freshman, Boucher decided to compete for the Pioneer baseball team as a sophomore, taking a chance on a sport he was unsure what success it would hold. Although he did fine in baseball, he decided to go back to volleyball, a sport he truly enjoyed. That decision paid off, not only for the Pioneers the past two seasons, but it also turned out to be a lucrative decision for Boucher.
July 19, 2000
KAREN HUBBARD Burbank Kiwanis Club members and chair Marsha Jackson are hard at work finalizing details and preparation for a Gala Fund raiser to be held July 29 at Lakeside Country Club. Reservations, information and opportunity drawing tickets are available from Herb Vincent 848-2962 or any Kiwanis member. This sounds like an event not to be missed! Magnolia Park Optimist Club members are marking calendars for their upcoming Summer Extravaganza on August 5. This special day will begin when members assemble at Sans Sylmar to tour the fabulous Nethercutt collection of antique cars.
August 8, 2009
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PAROCHIAL LEAGUE BASEBALL The St. Francis Xavier parochial league baseball reunion will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the lower social hall of the church, 3601 Scott Road, Burbank. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, call Sally Peterson at (818) 843-6263 or Doris Owings at (818) 767-4578. ? CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE Cal State Northridge alumni and friends will be gathering together to watch a Dodger game today at Dodger Stadium.
June 16, 2010
A bout a year ago, I wrote in this space about the wonders and occasional trials of cycling to work. I'm proud to say I'm still doing it, more frequently now that the air is warm and the sun sticks around later. The six miles between my home in Burbank and the Burbank Leader world headquarters in Glendale is flat and downright pleasant. The exercise puts me in a better mood once I get to work — something my reporters like — and allows me to blow off steam before getting home — something my wife loves.
May 28, 2011
BURBANK — In the hour-plus he spent signing autographs and greeting fans, Matt Kemp didn't stop smiling and laughing. Although the Los Angeles Dodgers player had a rare off-day Thursday, Kemp, the team's starting centerfielder, took time away from his day to give a little back to the people who support him and the team. Kemp appeared at the personal appearance, not at Dodger Stadium or at a memorabilia show, but instead at the Bank of America branch at 142 E. Olive Ave. Kemp made the effort to meet and greet every fan that came in front of him, and spent the session talking baseball and signing everything from baseballs and bats to photographs and jerseys.
December 26, 2009
As the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close, my generation will get a chance, for the first time, to look back on the first 10 years of a new century. The last time this happened to a generation, television hadn?t been invented. At my 10-year high school reunion in November, we couldn?t help but talk about what we didn?t have in terms of technology. In the late 1990s, there was no so such thing as social networking, other than the instant messengers and BBS message boards that existed then.
November 17, 2007
I was going to start this review by telling you how NYPD Pizza would make a great spot for that pre-Thanksgiving dinner or how a plate of their pasta will definitely keep you going for those day-after-Thanksgiving sales. While that is all true, and I still recommend it, I have to mention the best part of New York is on his way to Southern California. So, if you don’t mind, this review is for Joe Torre, the new manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dear Mr. Torre, if by chance, while you’re checking out your new digs at Dodger Stadium you happen to read this review, I hope you will let a California girl recommend the perfect place for you to unwind when you get a little homesick for New York City pizza and pasta.