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April 19, 2003
INSIDE/OUT I'm not sure, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the way my family celebrated Easter wasn't exactly what the creator of the holiday had in mind. Sure, we went to church on Easter Sunday. Easter was one of the three days of the year my mother insisted we attend Mass, the other two being Christmas and Ash Wednesday. These were the Big Holy Days, and by my mother's way of looking at things, if we were scrupulous in observing Catholic tradition during them, our souls would be safe the remaining 362 days of the year.
FEATURES
April 1, 2006
Next week, we celebrate Palm Sunday, five days later, Good Friday; and then Easter. As Christians, these are pinnacle events for us. They represent the means to our salvation, and the One who came to die, resurrect and conquer sin for us as fallen humans. Palm Sunday is the day we remember Jesus as Messiah and reflect on His triumphal entry. Palm branches are a declaration of victory (John 12:13, Holy Bible). On this day, Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of a King riding on a donkey from the Old Testament (Zechariah 9:9)
NEWS
April 10, 2004
DAVID SILVA Every Easter morning, at first light, my mother would wake up the kids and commence the difficult task of getting us ready for church. This required a lot of time and endless patience, neither of which my mother ever had. As long as she loomed over us, threatening and cajoling every step of the way, we would steadily dress ourselves to the point at which we could be seen in public. But the moment she turned her back, off we would run to do something entirely unrelated to the subject of salvation.
NEWS
March 23, 2002
Maya Kukes NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Easter preparations got underway a week early as volunteers from the Burbank Parent Education Program assembled baskets for children from the Burbank Temporary Aid Center. The baskets, stuffed with Easter books, stuffed animals, lollipops, jelly beans and chocolates, will be distributed to the children next week. The 225 baskets were put together by 12 volunteers at the Burbank Adult School. "It's just a great way for parents who are in the Burbank Parent Education Program to support another organization in the community," said Michelle Duarte, community service liaison with the Burbank Parent Education Council.
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By KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN | March 31, 2007
Easter will be upon us next week. On April 8, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What He accomplished for us cannot be replicated. There is no substitute. It is simply a free gift of grace. When we accept it, we gain salvation and eternal life. In Luke, chapter one, we foresee the birth and life of Christ; His call and resurrection. The birth of John the Baptist is also foretold. John leads the way for Christ. His parents are told that he will be, "a joy and delight to you," (Luke 1:14)
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By Chris Wiebe | April 7, 2007
Christian churches throughout Burbank this week observed Holy Week, a time for atonement and spiritual renewal. Parishioners at St. Finbar's Catholic Church gathered Friday for a Good Friday Mass, performing the 12 Stations of the Cross, a ritual meant to retrace the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The service also featured a dramatization of the stations, from Jesus being sentenced to death to his burial in a tomb. Acting out the stations helps believers to identify with Jesus' suffering that leads up to the celebration of his resurrection on Easter, said Father Albert Bahhuth, pastor of St. Finbar's.
NEWS
April 22, 2000
Robert Blechl BURBANK -- Local church leaders may have different views about whether Easter in the year 2000 carries special significance for worshipers, but they agree on one thing: the observance of Jesus Christ's resurrection will be on of the most important spiritual days of the year for their congregants. Father Ron Raab of St. Francis Xavier Church said Easter lay at the core of all Christian denominations. "Many people think Christmas is the most important feast of the Christian faith, but it's not," Raab said.
NEWS
April 16, 2003
Molly Shore Their small hands were a rainbow of colors Tuesday afternoon as children dipped hard-boiled eggs into cups of red, orange, yellow, green and blue dye. Then it was down to serious business at the spring break Easter egg dyeing and decorating class at Verdugo Park. Sandra Allen, a senior recreation leader with the city of Burbank, assured the youngsters that they couldn't mess up their eggs because each one was their own unique creation.
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By KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN | April 4, 2009
Palm Sunday is approaching. As I reflect on the last days of Jesus’ earthly life, I am amazed at how He suffered, as each of us do, with human feelings and circumstances. I see that He experienced monetary need (Matthew 21:2); anger (vs. 12); sleepiness (vs. 17); hunger (vs. 18); faith (vs. 19-21); doubt from others (vs. 23); and utter rejection (vs. 45). He endured the mortal feelings each of us has suffered at one time or another, but in greater magnitude than any of us have.
NEWS
April 14, 2001
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend MONTROSE -- Former students of La Canada High School are proving that children encouraged to study the arts can go on to future success in the arts. Cory Peters, Nancy Andruk and David Heimerl have all been students of Karen Mealiffe, director of the art department at La Canada High. They are joined by other college and graduate-level students in a show at Whites Gallery in Montrose. Also exhibiting are Ken Peterson, Andrew Paiko, Cynthia Herrera, Katherine Moeller and Julie Shafer.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | May 25, 2013
Burbank's primary election will live on after the City Council on Thursday decided not to pursue plans to cut the first of a two-step electoral process in order to save roughly $72,000 a year. Doing so would have required voter approval. The change would have left the city with an extra $144,700 - the average cost of the primary - in its coffers every two years, but the savings was not enough to sway the council. "The cost savings are minimal and I don't think they should be considered in a democracy," said Councilman David Gordon, adding that a one-election system would skew results in favor of incumbents.
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NEWS
March 22, 2013
Burbank Councilman Gary Bric laments that there is no money in the city's budget for this year's Easter Egg-Stravaganza (“ Council restores Easter egg hunt ,” March 16). He says, “We have to stand up and be able to say, 'I wish we could do it, but we can't.'” Funny, Bric didn't utter those words two years ago when he readily gave his blessing to a $2 million bailout of the DeBell golf Course. Oh, that's right, he's an avid golfer. In Bric's world there exists plenty of money for his priorities, but not a piddling $14,000 for the Easter egg hunt, which probably attracts more people in one day than the failing golf/Frisbee course attracts in one month.
NEWS
March 16, 2013
The City Council gave Peter Cottontail awfully short notice this year, but he will still be expected to make an appearance - or at least drop off thousands of colorful Easter eggs - at McCambridge Park March 30. Yes, Burbank's Egg-Stravaganza, canceled last year due to budget concerns, will be back. There won't be quite as elaborate a presentation as in previous years: no goody bags and no game prizes. Judie Wilke, director of park, recreation and community services, will be scrambling with her staff to pull this party together.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | March 15, 2013
After last year's hiatus due to budget cuts, the Easter Egg-Stravaganza is returning to Burbank this month, despite concerns from city officials that time and funding constraints could compromise the quality of the event. Noting that the holiday celebration has been “overwhelmingly well-received” in the past, the Burbank City Council Tuesday pushed for its rebirth and expressed confidence that officials could pull off a scaled-back version in just two weeks. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m., March 30. Two years ago, roughly 1,600 parents and children flocked to McCambridge Park for egg hunts, carnival games and visits with the Easter Bunny, leaving the city's tab at roughly $14,000.
FEATURES
By KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN | April 4, 2009
Palm Sunday is approaching. As I reflect on the last days of Jesus’ earthly life, I am amazed at how He suffered, as each of us do, with human feelings and circumstances. I see that He experienced monetary need (Matthew 21:2); anger (vs. 12); sleepiness (vs. 17); hunger (vs. 18); faith (vs. 19-21); doubt from others (vs. 23); and utter rejection (vs. 45). He endured the mortal feelings each of us has suffered at one time or another, but in greater magnitude than any of us have.
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By Chris Wiebe | April 7, 2007
Christian churches throughout Burbank this week observed Holy Week, a time for atonement and spiritual renewal. Parishioners at St. Finbar's Catholic Church gathered Friday for a Good Friday Mass, performing the 12 Stations of the Cross, a ritual meant to retrace the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The service also featured a dramatization of the stations, from Jesus being sentenced to death to his burial in a tomb. Acting out the stations helps believers to identify with Jesus' suffering that leads up to the celebration of his resurrection on Easter, said Father Albert Bahhuth, pastor of St. Finbar's.
NEWS
By KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN | March 31, 2007
Easter will be upon us next week. On April 8, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What He accomplished for us cannot be replicated. There is no substitute. It is simply a free gift of grace. When we accept it, we gain salvation and eternal life. In Luke, chapter one, we foresee the birth and life of Christ; His call and resurrection. The birth of John the Baptist is also foretold. John leads the way for Christ. His parents are told that he will be, "a joy and delight to you," (Luke 1:14)
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By Chris Wiebe | April 12, 2006
BURBANK ? Johnny Carson Park will ring with enthusiasm and spring cheer on Saturday, when the city holds its eighth annual "Easter Eggs-plosion of Fun." The event is a joint effort between the Burbank Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Radio Disney 1110 AM, which provides the afternoon's entertainment. "It's a complete day of fun and activities," said Natalie Eig, Radio Disney's station manager. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt geared toward children preschool age to 14. Parents are encouraged to arrive early because the hunt will begin promptly at the top of the hour, said Chris Smith in the Parks and Recreation Department said.
FEATURES
April 1, 2006
Next week, we celebrate Palm Sunday, five days later, Good Friday; and then Easter. As Christians, these are pinnacle events for us. They represent the means to our salvation, and the One who came to die, resurrect and conquer sin for us as fallen humans. Palm Sunday is the day we remember Jesus as Messiah and reflect on His triumphal entry. Palm branches are a declaration of victory (John 12:13, Holy Bible). On this day, Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of a King riding on a donkey from the Old Testament (Zechariah 9:9)
NEWS
April 10, 2004
DAVID SILVA Every Easter morning, at first light, my mother would wake up the kids and commence the difficult task of getting us ready for church. This required a lot of time and endless patience, neither of which my mother ever had. As long as she loomed over us, threatening and cajoling every step of the way, we would steadily dress ourselves to the point at which we could be seen in public. But the moment she turned her back, off we would run to do something entirely unrelated to the subject of salvation.
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