February 26, 2014
BURBANK - The Providence High girls' basketball team couldn't have asked for a better start in its playoff game Wednesday night. The Pioneers opened up their CIF Southern Section Division IV-A quarterfinal game against No. 2 Fairmont Prep by scoring the first seven points of the contest, while forcing three turnovers. Motivated by the opportunity to guide the program to its third-straight semifinal berth, the Pioneers looked determined and invigorated. Unfortunately for Providence, they then hit a monumental skid and a scoring drought that began in the first quarter and carried over into the second.
January 21, 2014
Officials at Burbank Water and Power this week urged customers to be vigilant about saving water in the wake of Gov. Jerry Brown's drought emergency declaration Friday , though the utility does not plan to implement mandatory conservation. Reducing the sprinkler usage from daily to three times a week is the most effective way to conserve, as more than half the city's water usage goes toward landscaping, said Bill Mace, the utility's assistant general manager. Usually, the utility sees a drop in water use during the rainy winter months.
August 23, 2013
This is the fourth in a four-part series looking back on the sports accomplishments of the four local high schools during the 2012-13 year. This installment is Burbank High: Coming into the 2012-13 campaign, the Burbank High girls' volleyball, softball and baseball teams had endured decades of futility when it came to winning league championships. The droughts were so lengthy, in fact, that the volleyball program hadn't claimed a title in 37 years, the softball team had gone 26 years without a crown and the baseball team was on its 22nd year without a title.
August 15, 2013
When she arrived at Burbank High as a freshman, Katie Hooper was determined to play multiple sports. Along with softball, Hooper competed in girls' volleyball and girls' soccer. However, after enjoying a successful sophomore season on the diamond for the Bulldogs, Hooper said she began to hear rumblings that she should specialize in one sport and not divert her efforts among multiple endeavors. "There were some people who did tell me that," said Hooper, who earned All-CIF Southern Section Division II honors after batting .539 with 48 hits, 45 runs batted in, 32 runs scored and nine home runs as a sophomore in 2010.
November 19, 2010
MEMORIAL FIELD — After more than two decades, the wait is over. The Pacific League co-champion Burroughs High football team hosted El Rancho Friday night in a first-round Southeast Division playoff game, and the Indians had no plans on seeing their season end. The Gatorade bath and smile on Burroughs Coach Keith Knoop's face said it all shortly after the contest concluded, as the Indians beat the Dons, 41-21, capturing their first postseason...
April 10, 2010
This isn’t a garden tour for pansies — it’s strictly native. The Theodore Payne Foundation’s 50-year anniversary garden tours today and Sunday include 50 gardens in Los Angeles County to commemorate the organization’s dedication to native California plants and Theodore Payne’s legacy. Payne dedicated his life to preserving wildflowers such as golden poppies and yellow tidy tips in his nursery and seed business. He helped to create the native plant garden at Descanso Gardens and in other gardens throughout Southern California.
October 28, 2009
Driver has lucky escape as tree topples A large tree on the 900 block of North Screenland Road snapped near its base Tuesday, falling over a parked pickup truck seconds after the driver exited, witnesses said. Jenny Garcia said her husband had just parked on the street and was walking near the bed of the truck when the tree came crashing down. No one was hurt, but the truck sustained minor damage, she said. ?He was a lucky man,? she said. The tree looked healthy earlier in the day when she was watering her yard, so the sudden break was a surprise, Garcia said.
May 30, 2009
Writer’s attitude is just sour grapes I’ve often wondered why some people use only sarcasm when they want to criticize others. I’ve suspected it was because they’re stuck back in junior high school, and never took that class in high school that would have taught them that sarcasm is the tool of a weak mind. Richard J. Tafilaw brought this thought to me again when I saw his juvenile piece, “Pool and spa owners needed a voice,” in the May 16 Mailbag.
May 20, 2009
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday voted 4 to 1 to approve six stages of mandatory water restrictions, despite repeated warnings from Councilman David Gordon that city officials had not adequately vetted the legal, environmental and safety implications. Under the draft regulations approved Tuesday, property owners will be placed under a number of mandatory water-use restrictions meant to curb Burbank’s consumption as regional wholesale deliveries are cut in July.
March 14, 2009
BURBANK — City officials are bracing for a Metropolitan Water District of Southern California decision that could increase water rates by as much as 35% as the state continues to struggle with a drought emergency. City executives are weighing in on the matter and hashing out a plan to inform residents of the pending spike in water rates before the water district board votes on the matter at its April 14 meeting. The City Council announced plans this week to send e-mail and letters alerting the public about the coming vote.