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By Angela Hokanson | April 30, 2008
After going through the motions of a graduation ceremony at Glendale Community College on Tuesday, about 20 students held up pieces of paper displaying printed messages that expressed their fears about the future. “Now what?” the papers read. But the students weren’t holding the mock graduation ceremony to philosophize about which life path they should take once they’re done with school. Rather, their concerns were more practical. Would they ever be given the chance to work in their chosen field?
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NEWS
June 16, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Kyle Duarte is anxious to start his freshman year at Stanford University. But he's been going back and forth about whether he's ready for high school to end. "We're such an independent class, and we've always been eager to try things," said Duarte, 18, who has received about $23,000 in financial aid that will go toward his college tuition in the fall. "It's weird to think about moving away and starting all over."
NEWS
July 3, 2004
Mark R. Madler Donations from various sources will help a Burbank teenager spend the summer studying at Harvard University. Deysy Ordonez, 16, who just finished her sophomore year at Burbank High School, was accepted into the university's summer school program but was not able to receive any financial aid. Thanks to the Burbank Firefighters Assn., an area Realtor, and other donors, Deysy left recently for the East Coast to spend eight weeks earning college credit and experiencing the life of a college freshman.
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By Alison Tully | August 2, 2008
A new program at the Boys and Girls Club is giving teenagers and parents a safe and fun alternative for Friday nights year-round. Starting Friday, 13- to 17-year-olds can drop by the club from 7 to 10 p.m. to enjoy free dinner, play games such as basketball and socialize with friends. “I won’t have to worry about my mom calling me every 30 minutes asking me where I am because she will know that I am safe,” said Melissa Martinez, 13. Participating in programs at the Boys and Girls Club helped Melissa make new friends after she moved to Burbank a few months ago, she said.
NEWS
January 31, 2001
Karen S. Kim MAGNOLIA PARK -- Bringing talent, heart, enthusiasm and a smile to the stage, more than 30 seniors performed in the Joslyn Adult Center's Senior Superstar Showcase Monday, proving that seniors can shake, groove, sing and giggle with the youngest of them. "It's good to be here today, I sometimes say," joked 80-year-old Melvin Presar after he performed a musical comedy routine with a ukulele and a kazoo. "But at my age, it's good to be anywhere today."
NEWS
March 22, 2003
Ben Godar Despite a low turnout for a rally this week, students at Burbank High School are planning to voice their anti-war message again Wednesday. After school Wednesday, a group of 15 students carrying signs with anti-war messages walked down Third Street from Burbank High School to City Hall. Several police officers on motorcycles sat along the students' route, but no disturbances were reported. A similar protest March 5 drew between 40 and 50 people, but student organizers said it was more difficult to publicize Wednesday's rally because school officials would not allow them to distribute fliers.
NEWS
September 18, 2002
College career fair at Woodbury The Burbank Unified School District hosts its annual free College and Career Fair at Woodbury University's upper field, adjacent to the north parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Representatives from more than 100 public and private colleges, universities and career schools will attend, including several from University of California and California State University campuses. Technical schools and the military will also be there to provide information and answer questions regarding educational opportunities beyond high school.
NEWS
April 4, 2009
A state legislative committee for the arts, entertainment and tourism sector approved a bill, written by Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, that would allocate 20% of the sales tax revenues derived from arts-related products to supplement the California Arts Council. The Assembly’s Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism & Internet Media Committee approved the bill on a 5-3 vote Monday, sending it to the Revenue and Taxation Committee for further consideration. The tax revenue, estimated to be $30 million each year, would go to the Arts Council for state grants.
NEWS
June 22, 2005
Rosette Gonzales A majority of sophomores proved they were ready to graduate high school, according to high school exit exam results released Tuesday. This year, 88% of the sophomores tested in the Burbank Unified School District passed the exam's mathematics section, and 85% passed the English language arts portion of the state-mandated High School Exit Exam. The district tested more than 1,200 students in March, slightly more than last year, with results increasing each year since the district started giving the test in 2002.
NEWS
May 26, 2004
Kevin McKenna I love Burbank. I love this city because it is one of the most kind and generous cities in the world. This is not a commentary about the second coming of Gandhi or the resurrection of St. Francis. It is just a humble story about one person helping another. A saga of brotherhood, generosity and a simple humanity that often seems nonexistent in this sometimes cold, cruel showbiz town. A few months ago, I wrote a Community Commentary about the Burbank Noon Kiwanis Club and its program Kiwanis Care About Children (KCAC)
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