January 10, 2009
Funeral is today for woman killed by bus Funeral services for a Burbank resident who was fatally struck by a bus this week in Downtown Los Angeles are set for 2 p.m. today at Calvary Bible Church, 1101 S. Main St., Burbank. Gwendolyn Cole, 58, was hit by a DASH bus as she crossed the intersection of 5th and Flower streets about 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Cole was in the crosswalk when she was hit, and the case is still under investigation, police said. The funeral will be in the church?
April 8, 2012
A blind Burbank man is fighting to salvage his food service business in a downtown Los Angeles federal building more than a year after an administrative law judge ordered a state agency representing him to enter into arbitration on the matter. Michael Fields' case has been tied up in a morass of government bureaucracy since the General Services Administration, which owns the building at Los Angeles and Temple streets, began dismantling his lobby food cart operation in September 2009.
March 7, 2014
A lawsuit alleging Burbank Unified officials failed to properly oversee a teacher - convicted of having sex with a middle school student in 2009 - is scheduled to go to trial later this month. Amy Beck, then an instructor at David Starr Jordan Middle School, turned herself into police in March 2010, admitting she had a sexual relationship with the then 14-year-old student between the spring and fall of the previous year. She later pleaded no contest to one count each of unlawful sexual intercourse and committing a lewd act on a child.
March 3, 2007
Jefferson places at BRAVO awards Thomas Jefferson Elementary won first runner-up at the Los Angeles County Music Center Educational Division BRAVO Awards, in the schools category. Principal Esther Salinas represented the school Tuesday at their annual gala in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The award is for excellence in arts programs at schools. Salinas was presented with the BRAVO Award's statue at the event for first runner-up. Jefferson was also presented with a certificate of commendation from the city of Los Angeles.
May 11, 2005
Downtown Burbank has a new brochure that lists all its shops and restaurants, including a map and direction to Downtown. The new brochures are available at more than 300 hotels, car-rental agencies and airports in the Los Angeles area. It includes the communities of Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Long Beach and throughout the San Fernando Valley. The brochure will act as a fun, accessible guide to the district for customers, tourists and those interested in the area.
January 10, 2012
The Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery will feature the paintings of Burbank artist Charla Puryear during the monthly downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. Puryear's paintings will be on display at the gallery, located at 215 6th St., Ste. 115, from noon to 9 p.m. on Jan. 12. The entrance of the gallery is on Spring Street. The Art Walk is free to the public and showcases artists' work for buyers and onlookers at the various galleries located between 2nd and 9th streets on Spring Street and Main Street.
April 17, 2004
Brown -- Ortiz Debra D. Brown, the daughter of Virginia Brown of Burbank, and Ryan G. Ortiz, the son of Sergio and Yolanda Ortiz of Glendale, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be graduated from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School in 1994 and received her associate in arts degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 1996. She is a designer and space planner for Trendway Corp. in downtown Los Angeles.
February 11, 2006
reunionsBURBANK HIGH SCHOOL Burbank High School Class of 1961 will have its 45-year reunion over the weekend of July 28, 29 and 30. For more information, call Marian Campbell at (818) 845-5814. GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL Glendale High School Class of 1986 will have its 20-year reunion on June 10 at the Sheraton Universal. For more information, call (661) 259-5999. CRESCENTA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Crescenta Valley High School Class of 1986 will have its 20-year reunion on July 29 at the Sheraton Universal.