October 2, 2009
Demand for meals at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has surged 34% from a year ago, with 1 million pounds of food now being funneled to more than 900 agencies each week, administrators said Wednesday. That’s equivalent to 750,000 meals a week as local nonprofits continue to lean on the regional food bank for help in meeting the demands of their clients, said Michael Flood, president and chief executive of the agency. Local food pantries are struggling to keep up as well, with demand nearly outstripping available supplies, administrators reported Wednesday.
May 15, 2002
Jeff Tully PROVIDENCE HIGH -- Members of the Providence High softball team might be feeling a bit elitist as the CIF Southern Section playoffs roll around. Not only is Providence the only team in the city to win a league championship -- in any sport -- during the spring season, but the Pioneer squad is the lone local softball or baseball team to make it to the postseason. The Pioneers open the Division V playoffs at 3:15 p.m. Thursday at Olive Park against San Gabriel Mission.
May 22, 2002
Sang Lee LOS ANGELES -- Burbank civic leaders and citizens were feeling a little blue on Saturday night -- Dodger blue, that is. More than 1,200 Burbank residents sat in the blue-level seats Saturday night at Dodger Stadium to see the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Montreal Expos. The Burbank Park and Recreation Department and the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club sponsored the city's annual night at the park to raise funds for programs and schools in Burbank.
March 16, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE -- For the past two weeks, children from Glendale, Burbank and nearby cities have gathered in Glendale parks on Saturday for a rousing game of T-ball. Whether the batter is a teammate doesn't seem to matter to the 20 children on the field -- they cheer either way. Neither does it matter to the players that seven of them have Down syndrome. Opportunities abound for children to play organized sports with groups like Little League or the Special Olympics.
January 26, 2008
BURBANK — Home prices in Burbank declined sharply in December, and more than 300 homes in the city are in various states of foreclosure, but officials maintain the city’s financial standing is still strong. The median home price in Burbank in December was $540,000 — down from more than $613,000 a year ago. That nearly 12% drop is slightly more than the 11.5% drop in Los Angeles County and well below the 2.1% gain Glendale posted in the same period, according to the latest analysis from DataQuick Information Systems.
February 15, 2006
tullyBurroughs, Providence -- which has a first-round bye -- will host postseason games Saturday.BURBANK -- There's nothing like a little home cookin' for the playoffs. The Burroughs and Providence girls' basketball teams will get the benefit of playing their first games in the CIF Southern Section playoffs on their home courts. However, the teams will likely need their home crowds to help pump them up against tough opponents. The Indians (14-13), who finished tied for second in the Foothill League, will be in action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a Division IIA first-round game against 13thseeded Moorpark (17-9)
September 19, 2001
Jeff Keating, Enjoy! LOS ANGELES -- Lee Loughnane doesn't even pretend his job is a grind. "Let's see, 80 shows -- that means I work about 160 hours a year," he said with a laugh. "You probably have a real job, where you work in an office every day. I get to do what I love, which is play music, and do it for a lot of nice people a couple of hours a night. "I can't imagine a better job than that." Loughnane's schedule over the past three-plus decades hasn't always been so light, but his job's been the same.
January 29, 2005
Mark R. Madler Vahe Hovanessian said he feels blessed to have been raised in Burbank, and now the 30-year-old resident is taking a chance in becoming a leader in the city. One of seven City Council candidates in the February primary, Hovanessian paints himself as a uniter who will represent those who feel their voice is not heard by the city government. "Having been in Burbank most of my life, I feel a sense of duty," Hovanessian said. "I'm blessed to be a reasonable, intelligent, competent person and would like to apply those skills for the benefit of the community."