September 10, 2005
Home sweet home. Six years since playing an on-campus match, the Burbank High girls' tennis team met visiting Flintridge Prep on Thursday in the season opener for both teams. The Bulldogs christened their new courts -- which sits atop the school's parking lot -- with a 12-6 victory. "It's still weird to be here and not at the [Burbank] tennis courts," Bulldog Coach Paul McNiff said. The Bulldogs were set on cruise control midway through the match, as they built an 8-1 lead.
November 19, 2003
DAVID SILVA The "Guardians" statue in front of the Burbank Police and Fire Headquarters was brightly illuminated Monday night. Television news crews had set up a tower of camera lights to better capture the shrine of flowers and mementos that had sprung up around the monument. Throughout the evening, visitors approached the statue and laid down their small tokens -- bouquets, or stuffed animals, or cards. Some stood and held each other as they looked upon the scene.
March 19, 2003
Burroughs High played well in last year's Hoover Softball Classic, rolling to a tournament championship. With a fine core of returning players, the Indians figured they would have a good shot at repeating in this season's 11th annual event -- although the field includes some talented teams. However, those hopes were dashed Tuesday as Burroughs was defeated in the first round, 3-2, to Torrance at Pelanconi Park in Glendale. Burroughs will take on San Fernando today at 5 p.m. in a second-round consolation game at Pelanconi Park.
May 31, 2003
Laura Sturza When 32-year-old Todd Campbell took his seat on the City Council earlier this month, he faced the daunting task of working with his four colleagues to balance the city's $10-million budget deficit. Campbell, a third-gene- ration Burbank resident who won election with 31.7% of the vote, is policy director for the Coalition for Clean Air. He recently sat down with the Leader to talk about his first few weeks in office. BURBANK LEADER: Why did you run for City Council?
August 20, 2009
BURBANK — Jay Leno sauntered through glass doors and onto a newly renovated stage, nonchalant and trimmer since “The Tonight Show” stopped taping across the lot in May. “The monologue is right here,” Leno said Wednesday, inching toward rows of stadium seats. Technicians and stage hands bustled in the background, readying the set for the Sept. 14 primetime premiere of “The Jay Leno Show.” The 59-year-old host continued past two 103-inch televisions, a practicing band and large detailed pictures from his vast car collection.
February 16, 2000
Jeff Tully and Hamlet Nalbandyan BURBANK -- The local boys' basketball teams should feel right at home in the opening round of the CIF Southern Section playoffs, which begin tonight. In a rare feat, all four high school teams -- Burbank, Burroughs, Bellarmine-Jefferson and Providence -- will be at home for first-round games this week. The teams qualified for the postseason by finishing among the top three teams in their respective leagues. Mira Costa at Burbank: Before the season, not many gave the Bulldogs a chance to make it to the playoffs.
January 8, 2000
It was a fine start to the new year for city thanks to the terrific work of the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association and the many volunteers who contributed to the building of Burbank's float for the 111th Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade. For the fourth time in seven years, Burbank's entry took home one of the event's most distinguished honors. "To the Future... At Full Throttle," featuring a grinning puppy at the controls of a multicolored rocket ship, garnered the coveted Mayor's Trophy, which is given to the most outstanding city entry -- national or international.
February 2, 2002
Jeff Tully BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH -- Both Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' basketball Coach Bryan Camacho and Downey St. Matthias Coach Bob Santisteven were in pain following their Camino Real League game at Bell-Jeff. However, at least Santisteven had the satisfaction of a 51-46 victory Thursday night to lessen his discomfort. During the game, Santisteven got so excited he dislodged one of his teeth. "I guess it came out because I was biting down and yelling so much," he said, clutching the wayward tooth in the palm of his hand.
May 4, 2002
Mary Mallory, Weekend GLENDALE -- People search for connection in order to feel less alone, as a sense of belonging in the community. In order to fit in, however, many are willing to erase their individuality and assume a group identity. Mass conformity reigns as popular culture and advertising homogenize tastes for culture, morality and work. In Glendale Community College's production of Eugene Ionesco's "Rhinoceros," townspeople gradually lose their own personalities to join in collective conformity.