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By Lauren Hilgers | May 3, 2006
As she checked out the tables at the Burbank Adult School's career fair on Tuesday, one particular booth gave adult-school graduate Carolyn Baskin pause. Instead of the application forms and pamphlets featured at the other tables, a set of vampire teeth and a realistic rubber nose were carefully displayed on the table. "I have a cosmetology degree," she said. "But this is the real scary stuff ? I'm not sure if I can do that." Although Baskin is no longer attending classes at the school, she returned on Tuesday to volunteer and take a look at some of the options that the fair offered.
November 1, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Students and parents are invited to today's college and career fair, sponsored by the Burbank and Glendale school districts. The fair will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road. More than 100 recruiters from major colleges and universities, as well as career programs, will provide information. At least 2,000 area residents are expected to attend, officials said. There is no charge to attend the event and parking is free.
February 9, 2000
Irma Lemus NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Burbank Adult School will host a "Career and College Day" at the school in March. The college fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8. Recruiters from local colleges will be available to speak to those interested in applying to the schools, said Diana Dysthe, a counselor at the school. Representatives from Burbank will also attend the fair to speak to the prospective college students, she said. The event is free and open to the public.
August 12, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Hoping to promote adoption of some of the city's four-footed residents, the Burbank Animal Shelter will hold its first animal fair on Aug. 19. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the shelter, 1150 Victory Place. Food, raffles and giveaways will be part of the festivities. Children will also have the opportunity to take a picture with McGruff, the U.S. Department of Justice's crime-stopping pooch. Tours of the shelter will also be given.
April 8, 2000
Robert Blechl MEDIA CITY CENTER -- Book lovers will have an opportunity to help the Burbank Temporary Aid Center with purchases from a Barnes & Noble book fair. The fair will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 15 at the store, 731 N. San Fernando Blvd. Depending on the dollar amount, 15% to 25% of the purchase price of books will go to the aid center. Book fair support vouchers will be available at the store before and during the fair. The Burbank Temporary Aid Center will also have an informational table set up. Call 558-1383 for more information.
By Joyce Rudolph | October 2, 2009
Alice Turner did her family proud by winning ribbons for each of her three quilt entries at the L.A. County Fair, plus a Best of Show for one of them. It was the first time the La Crescenta resident had entered the fair’s competition. “My husband has been telling me to enter for a few years, but I haven’t done it,” she said. “I think he was more excited than I was.” “We kept telling her to enter,” Jim Turner said. “Last year, we tried to enter but it was too late.
February 6, 2002
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Burbank Kiwanis for Fun served burgers and chicken sandwiches to students at Bret Harte Elementary School Saturday during a special "Burgers and Books" event. School faculty and parents participated in a book fair Saturday. About 300 people attended the event, which sold $4,000 in books. Book titles at Saturday's book fair varied from "Clifford the Big Red Dog," Harry Potter and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to classics like "Great Expectations."
March 12, 2005
High school faculty to take on L.A. Breakers John Burroughs High School Cheer Squad hosts an evening of competition as the high school faculty takes on the Los Angeles Breakers, professional dwarf basketball players. The activity is a fundraiser for the cheerleading squad and starts at 7 p.m. March 18 Friday in the gym, 1920 W. Clark Ave. Pizza, popcorn and refreshments will be for sale. Tickets are $6. For more information, call (818) 558-4777.
February 14, 2001
I applaud the sentiments expressed in Jill Herbertson's letter ("Test hardly a fair picture of schools," Feb. 7), which raised many good points about the quality of the schools and their teachers, which can hardly be measured on a test. As a further measure of fairness, in addition to tests that grade the schools and their teachers, how about tests that grade that other crucial component to any child's education -- their parents. Let's rate each child's parents in terms of the quantity and quality of their participation in their child's schoolwork, be it as simple as correcting nightly homework, all the way to volunteering in school activities, with numerous other items in between.
April 21, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Students at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School will be teaching their peers about foreign countries at an annual social studies fair later this month. The fair, which will run for family viewing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Holy Cross Hall in the upper school building, will feature students acting as ambassadors for a country of their choice. A student viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at the school, 3801 Scott Road.
By Alene Tchekmedyian, | March 1, 2014
Veterans hunting for jobs can print out their resumes and head to McCambridge Recreation Center Thursday for the Veterans Job Fair. About 50 employers have registered to attend, and will be holding on-the-spot interviews and collecting resumes from job seekers, city officials said. Participating employers include Warner Bros., Charter Communications, Lowe's Home Improvement, Stock Building Supply, Bank of America, the Social Security Administration, the Beverly Hilton and Andrews International.
August 22, 2013
The Obama administration has surprised its supporters and some in the Republican party by agreeing that town councils should be allowed to open meetings with a Christian prayer. Several towns across America have been taken to court and lost cases brought by those who believe that beginning a political meeting with prayer violates the Constitution, and that if Christian prayer is allowed, then other religions should be represented, too. The Conservative Family Research Council said of the decision, “It's gratifying that even the Obama administration recognizes that courts are not qualified to censor prayers.” But Americans United for Separation of Church and State said, “A town council meeting is not like a church service, and it shouldn't be treated like it is.” Q: What's your take on this issue?
By Megan O'Neil, | May 11, 2012
McKinley Elementary School families are accustomed to browsing titles penned by prominent authors at their annual book fair. Next year, there will be some familiar names in the mix. Scholastic officials made a surprise visit to the Burbank campus Thursday where they announced that a fiction work written and illustrated by seven third-grade students had been selected as the grand prize winner in the company's Kids are Authors competition. “Two Dollars, One Wallet” will be published and sold at Scholastic's 116,000 school book fairs across the country next year, said regional field sales manager Alan Gilreath.
By Isabel Adams | April 6, 2012
The Burbank Kiwanis For Fun Car Show and Arts and Crafts Fair is almost here. This 13th annual Car Show will be from 9 to 3:30 p.m. April 29 at Johnny Carson Park, 400 Bob Hope Drive, Burbank. It will feature beautiful vintage vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, live entertainment, goodie bags, opportunity drawings, food, beverages, and arts and crafts vendors. This club serves a great pancake breakfast and a super lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs and the best French fries this side of the Mississippi.
By Maria Hsin, | September 11, 2011
Saying the honor system in Burbank wasn't enough, Civil Service commissioners this week continued crafting an anti-nepotism policy to codify hiring and other workplace rules in a city where inter-employee relationships abound. Burbank, unlike neighboring Glendale, has yet to institute a policy on hiring relatives and dating, which critics contend leads to biased appointments instead of hiring the most qualified candidate. The draft policy would strengthen existing rules prohibiting employees from supervising another employee who is a relative.
By Gabriel Rizk, | April 3, 2011
GLENDALE — Keeping pressure on Aliso Niguel's pitching and defense kept the Burroughs High softball team in both games of its road doubleheader on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Indians, a failure to fully cash in on some big opportunities kept them from winning either contest, as the squad fell, 6-1, and 4-3 in a pair of nonleague tilts. "We had a hard time producing that one key hit that could have propelled us and that was kind of the key in both games," Burroughs Coach Doug Nicol said.
By Veronica Rocha, | June 30, 2010
BURBANK — Granada Hills resident Bob Kalaba found a new best friend in a Labrador mix named Iggy, whom he adopted Saturday at the Burbank Animal Shelter. Iggy playfully ran to Kalaba, tail wagging. Kalaba and his family were the first group to adopt an adult dog at the shelter's Annual Summer Adoption Fair that runs until Thursday. "I wanted to adopt one that was going to be euthanized if nobody took the dog," he said. "That to me is so sad." Iggy's previous owner turned her over to the shelter because she was "not a good camping dog, so just go ahead and put her to sleep," Kalaba was told.
By Richard Tafilaw | May 5, 2010
My friend Doug is not a happy camper. Normally he’s an easygoing sort of guy, your typical Burbank resident — decent, hard-working, fair and honest, but last week he was fit to be tied. Due to disabilities, his life has slowed down quite a bit lately. Though a little shy of 60, he’s pretty much retired now. For a long time, he’s dreamed of buying a small RV and exploring the ghost towns and histories of the Mojave Desert, including Arizona and Nevada. A few years ago, after checking out city restrictions on RVs and finding nothing to be concerned about, he found a nice, low-mileage, second-hand rig that suited his needs perfectly.
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