October 13, 2004
Joyce Rudolph A three-year journey was completed for the Family Service Agency as officials unveiled a new logo and announced its new name -- Families First in Burbank. The agency's new name and logo, featuring a dove carrying an olive branch along with the letter B and number 1, reflect its top priority of helping families in need. "This new image better reflects our vision and mission, said Laurie Bleick, executive director, during the first Tennis Ball dinner dance at The Castaway on Friday.
July 10, 2004
Mall losing its best attraction I'm surprised to see no news in the Leader about the famous carousel leaving the Media Center mall. As a father of two, that merry-go-round got me in the mall more than any other restaurant or store. Other malls may have a P.F. Chang's. but no one had a historical carousel, one that used to be at the old Pacific Ocean Park in Santa Monica. It's too bad more people or more management companies don't look to uniqueness rather than sameness.
November 22, 2003
FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY HONORED FOR 50 YEARS The Family Service Agency of Burbank honored those who have served on the board of directors over the years during its 50th anniversary Gala in October at The Castaway Starlight Ballroom. The agency provides programs designed to help strengthen the lives of families, men, women and youths struggling with relationship issues, substance abuse, domestic violence as well as social and diversity issues. These programs include family, child and couples counseling, parenting education, domestic violence advocacy, counseling services for battered spouses and their children and psycho-educational services for perpetrators of family assault.
October 4, 2003
Jackson Bell A Burbank resident charged this week with killing his live-in girlfriend apparently deceived friends and neighbors into believing he was a Los Angeles Police officer, authorities said. Ray Pascual, 38, who was arrested Monday on suspicion of killing 37-year-old Courtney Quintin, worked as a security guard and not an LAPD officer, Burbank Police Sgt. William Berry said. "Apparently, he told friends that he was employed with the police department, but he was not," Berry said.
August 2, 2003
Ben Godar A tearful Joong Myung Kim appeared in a Burbank courtroom Thursday to face first-degree murder charges for allegedly strangling his wife in their Burbank apartment last month. Kim, 53, was scheduled to be arraigned, but the public defender representing him asked that the proceeding be delayed until Aug. 14. Dressed in yellow and blue prison fatigues and speaking through a Korean interpreter, Kim answered only "yes" when asked if he agreed to the delay.
March 8, 2003
48 HOURS Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" will be presented by students at Glendale Community College at 8 tonight in the Student Center in observance of National Women's History Month and the V-Day campaign. Benefit V-Day performances supporting programs to end violence against women and girls have featured celebrity performers Glenn Close, Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Sarandon, and others. Proceeds from this performance will go to the Glendale YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention Program.
October 19, 2002
Compiled by Joyce Rudolph Family Service plans Appreciation Dinner Two community leaders will be honored during "An Appreciation Dinner" sponsored by the board of directors of the Family Service Agency of Burbank on Friday at The Castaway. Marissa Rosoff and Paul Lambert are the honorees of the event that will raise funds for the agency that provides counseling for families and individuals. Rosoff is the Burbank Unified School District Child Welfare and attendance specialist/coordinator of School Safety.
February 20, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- The Burbank Police Department's Community Class still has a few openings for students in its upcoming session. The academy will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 14 through June 6 at the Police and Fire Headquarters, 200 N. Third Street. The goal is to help citizens develop a better understanding of police operations. In its last session, topics included officer recruitment, evidence collection and combating gang and domestic violence.
July 18, 2001
Lolita Harper NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- A Burbank Police officer, who allegedly shot a Burbank family's pet dog Friday night, was arrested Sunday in an unrelated incident on suspicion of disorderly conduct at a concert, police said. Burbank Police Officer Anthony Valento, 30, was described as belligerent and unable to care for his own safety due to alcohol consumption while attending a pop-punk concert by Offspring at the Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Carl Deeley said.
June 9, 2001
Kudos to the Burbank Police Department for taking female-on-male domestic violence seriously and the Burbank Leader for printing this story ("Woman arrested for beating her boyfriend," May 19). I hope Burbank PD would have still arrested her, even if she hadn't admitted to making a false report, according to police. Many people are unaware that domestic violence is initiated equally by men and women, yet the funding of shelters is almost exclusively for women.