April 7, 2001
Tim Willert NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- With Easter right around the corner, a dozen Burbank Adult School students volunteered their time Thursday to bring some joy to those less fortunate. The students, young mothers enrolled in parent education classes at the Allan Avenue school, filled more than 250 miniature Easter baskets with books, bubbles and candy. The baskets, wrapped in cellophane and topped with ribbon by the volunteers, were then taken to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, where they will be distributed to underprivileged children and their families.
December 17, 2003
Molly Shore Allison Hele is determined to make this holiday season as happy as she can for her father. It will not be easy, because 54-year- old Mike Hele, diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his neck in the summer of 2002, recently underwent surgery after the cancer spread to his throat. Hele's tongue and voice box were removed in a desperate attempt to save his life, but following the surgery he developed an infection and had to return to the hospital, where he is expected to remain until shortly before Christmas.
May 3, 2006
Woodbury University's Department of Fashion Design threw a gala Sunday night that was so spectacular, it could have rivaled a film awards show. Set against the flashy backdrop of the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the 42nd annual student fashion show drew nearly 600 guests. The Burbank university's administrators, instructors, students and their families and friends were all dressed to the hilt. Funds raised from the $250 per-person ticket will go to student scholarships.
October 16, 2002
Molly Shore MAGNOLIA PARK -- Gussie Shultz, a volunteer tour guide at the Joslyn Adult Center, is in the mood for some fun and silliness. Shultz, 69, was a financial-aid administrator for Occidental College for 21 years, but is retired. "I'd like to get together with people who just want to have fun, lunch and laughs, nothing serious," she said. When Shultz heard about the Red Hat Society, an organization of women 50 and older who wear red hats and purple outfits with the express purpose of having fun, she showed up at the center's first meeting Monday wearing the royal color and the first red hat she ever owned.
April 24, 2004
Republican Women salute fashion The North Hollywood Republican Women Federated will salute the world of fashion at the "Star Spangled Fashions" gala on May 11 at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. This year's show will feature spring fashions from Draper's and Damon's. The president is Virginia Sardi of Toluca Lake and the chairwoman is Irene Metzger of West Toluca Lake. Mildred Simic of Burbank is decorations chairwoman. The boutique offering clothing and accessories by area vendors begins at 10:30 a.m. Luncheon begins at noon followed at 1 p.m. by the fashion show.
April 26, 2006
Although the name might seem mysterious, inside the Green Room at John Burroughs High School there are no master plans being hatched, no secret societies being formed and no interrogations being conducted. Instead, with plush couches, green walls and a bookshelf, it's a spot for students to comfortably plan their finances. "We've had a student credit union there for years," said Anita McLendon, vice president of marketing for the Burbank Community Federal Credit Union. "But the conditions of the room were really pretty wretched ?
November 27, 2010
Nearly 900 participants stretched and stomped their feet as the temperature hovered around 40 degrees on Thanksgiving morning waiting to take off for Burbank's first Turkey Trot. Organized by the Burbank YMCA, the race — split into 5 and 10 kilometers — was a successful trial run for what coordinators said they hope will become an annual event. "'Phenomenal' is the one word I can think of that describes the turnout at this event," said YMCA Chief Executive JC Holt.
August 9, 2008
As the election nears for the state?s 43rd Assembly district ? a seat held for two years by Democrat Paul Krekorian ? fundraising in the region continues to heat up. Krekorian, who spent more than $601,000 in his 2006 battle against Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero, has so far received nearly $100,000 in individual and business donations. His Republican challenger, Burbank resident Jane Barnett, has raised $5,888 in her bid to unseat the incumbent. Though Barnett?
June 24, 2006
Rep. Adam Schiff has sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urging her to help reduce the international transfer of small arms and light weapons to deadly conflict zones and terrorist organizations. Schiff's letter, co-signed by 69 House colleagues, is being sent in advance of United Nations meetings in New York from June 26 through July 7. "The easy availability of [small arms and light weapons] ? particularly assault rifles and shoulder-fired missiles ? in the post-Cold War era threatens our security and the lives of millions throughout the world," Schiff said.
July 15, 2009
GLENDALE — Glendale Community College students receiving state financial aid may be in a bind when fall courses start next month if officials are forced to continue making grant payments using IOUs, administrators said. State Controller John Chiang, in response to the California’s dire cash shortage, began issuing IOUs this month in lieu of $3.36 billion of July payments to public programs, state vendors, small businesses and taxpayers. Chiang was forced to pull the trigger on IOUs after lawmakers failed to come to terms on a budget solution that would have closed the state’s growing deficit, which is now projected to balloon to $26 billion.