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By Jason Wells | December 2, 2008
BURBANK — A persistent decline in the number of people willing to shell out for a plane ticket prompted Bob Hope Airport officials Monday to cutback on their own spending plans, deferring multimillion-dollar construction projects in the face of falling revenue. Just four months into a fiscal year rife with market turmoil, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted unanimously Monday to adjust its capital improvement plan budget to reflect a 16.5% drop from last year in the number of passengers using the airport in October, a total of 419,213 people.
By Angela Hokanson | January 30, 2008
GLENDALE — A Burbank teacher was among teachers, nurses and small-business advocates who spoke out against Proposition 92 at a Monday morning news conference held at the office of the Glendale and Burbank teachers unions. Proposition 92, which will be on the Feb. 5 ballot in California, would change the way state funding for community colleges is determined, and set minimum state funding requirements for community colleges that would be separate from the minimum state funding guarantees for kindergarten through 12th-grade education.
By Jesse Byers | May 3, 2008
The headline said it was a fight for student rights, but it’s no such thing. It’s a fight for illegal aliens to get free handouts from American taxpayers (“A fight for students’ rights,” Wednesday). Sorry, not illegal alien, “Undocumented immigrant” — PC-speak, in my opinion, for “illegal alien” and “criminal.” Plain and simple. And they are criminals, make no mistake about it. Illegal alien, remember? Did we forget what “illegal” means?
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.
By Ryan Carter | July 5, 2006
BURBANK ? Will Fleet, publisher of the Burbank Leader and four other Times Community News papers, announced Tuesday that he will be leaving to take a position as publisher and president of The Bradenton Herald on the gulf coast of Florida. "This is a bittersweet time for me," Fleet said. "I really enjoy being in the GlendaleBurbankFoothill communities and I think the world of [Los Angeles Times publisher] Jeff Johnson, [Times Community News General Manager] Tom Johnson and the Tribune Company."
February 5, 2005
Rima Shah Local Democrats and Republicans responded along party lines to President Bush's State of the Union address Wednesday evening, especially on the issue of Social Security. The address focused on revamping Social Security, spreading democracy across the Middle East, creating a temporary guest-worker program for immigrants, encouraging faith-based organizations while chiming against human embryo testing. Bush wants to revamp Social Security with voluntary personal investment accounts for younger Americans.
September 25, 2006
Burbank Salvation Army to honor former mayor The Salvation Army Burbank Corps Advisory Board will host a gala event Nov. 10 at The Castaway to honor former Mayor Jef Vander Borght . Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Reservation deadline is Nov. 6. The evening will highlight the many services that The Army provides to the local community. The Salvation Army brass ensemble will entertain. For tickets, call DeeDee Ruhlow at (818) 843-6950. College graduates can join Burbank University Women All female college graduates 55 or older are invited to consider membership in the Burbank University Women, which meets to promote education, intellectual growth, and broadening opportunities for women and girls and to provide college scholarships for worthy Burbank senior high school graduates.
By Vince Lovato | July 12, 2006
GLENDALE ? The skyrocketing cost of attending a prestigious university was just cut in half for seven area students. The University of Southern California awarded presidential scholarships to the seven National Merit Scholarship finalists from Glendale, La CaƱada Flintridge and Burbank, officials announced Monday. The scholarships represent more than $64,000 over four years for each student. "If a student is selected by National Merit as a finalist and we are their first-choice school, we guarantee them a presidential scholarship from USC, which is half tuition," said L. Katharine Harrington, USC's dean of admission and financial aid. "We want the best and the brightest and we are proud to have students who are finalists.
October 20, 2007
The state Legislature sent 964 bills to the governor this year. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed 780 bills and vetoed 214. Here?s a review of how bills backed by area legislators fared in Sacramento. Bills that were approved or vetoed before the Sept. 12 legislative deadline are not listed. ? Signed: SB 52 , Career Technical Education, simplifies and streamlines the teacher- credentialing process for career technical education. SB 193 , Paraprofessional Teachers, increases funding for the California Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program, which brings classroom aides into the teaching profession through a plan of financial and instructional support.
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