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February 9, 2005
Joyce Rudolph If you look out your window and notice a woman, camera in hand, gazing at your hibiscus, don't be alarmed. It's most likely Lisa Lopuck, searching out subjects for her next watercolor painting. The Glendale resident often stops by neighbors' homes, asking permission to photograph their flowers, which she later paints. Lopuck's work is on display for the first time at Descanso Garden's Boddy House Gallery. Under her theme, "Watercolors Redefined," she has included at least six original watercolors and several limited-edition prints, called giclees, or prints on watercolor paper, of her paintings of tropical flowers.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 1, 2014
A little more than two years ago, residents flooded City Hall to protest a 24-hour Taco Bell proposed in their neighborhood along Burbank Boulevard , concerned that traffic congestion and trash would disrupt their quality of life. Many of those same residents returned to those same chambers Monday, but this time, for a different purpose: to support a cafe proposed in that same location, the vacant building where Conroy's flower shop used to sit. That struck a chord with the Burbank Planning Board, which on Monday unanimously approved bringing “California Eatery,” along with a two-story office building and another one-story medical office building, to the corner of Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | November 28, 2007
Iron will meet foam this weekend as Burbank Rose Float Assn. workers put the base coat on the 2008 Pasadena Rose Parade Float entry. Behind schedule and just a week away from receiving the first batches of thousands of pounds of fresh flowers to decorate the float, volunteers prepared the float barn Friday and will continue today in anticipation of Sunday’s work. “It is really crunch time, and we got a lot of work to do,” said Steve Edward, design committee chairman for the Burbank Rose Float Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | January 20, 2010
Flower aficionados plucked the early blooms of camellia season from their bushes and carefully took them to Descanso Gardens for judging in the Pacific Camellia Society’s show over the weekend. The delicate task was for the first of nine shows presented by member organizations of the Southern California Camellia Council. Three more are planned at Descanso later in the season. About 900 examples of the flower, from as small as a thumbnail to the size of a hand, were lined up on tables in Van de Kamp Hall.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Christopher Cadelago | December 30, 2009
George Tisdale, an aging military veteran, bounced around a room of roses, orchids and tulips Tuesday, eager to display various techniques he’d learned in his nearly two decades of volunteering as a float decorator for the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. Every winter for the last 17 years, the 86-year-old retired U.S. Marine drives the 75 miles from his home in Redlands to Burbank. Still, he said it’s difficult to describe the exuberance displayed in the final days before the float makes its way to Pasadena.
NEWS
January 24, 2004
Molly Shore Once a month, homebound residents receive a special treat to brighten their day when Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver food trays. Since the start of the school year, Walt Disney Elementary School students have been contributing flowers they grow in the school's garden to the program, which is sponsored by the city's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. Mary Brady, 87, received flowers for the first time this week. Accompanying the gift was a handwritten note from a Disney fifth-grader, who said he enjoys watching television and playing sports.
NEWS
April 28, 2004
Mark R. Madler Barbara Smith led a group of third-graders past the playground at Walt Disney Elementary School on Tuesday and headed for the school's not-so-secret garden. The students were there to snip flowers for homebound Burbank residents. As they made their way around the flower beds, Smith, the garden coordinator and an English language development assistant at Disney, reminded the students to cut healthy flowers with long stems that would fit in the plastic vases.
NEWS
January 29, 2005
PRIMO MARGARIT Primo Margarit died Jan. 24, 2005. Mr. Margarit was born Nov. 4, 1910, in Udine, Italy, and worked as an auto mechanic for 45 years. After retiring, he served on the Burbank Transportation Board. He also volunteered for 25 years at the Joslyn Adult Center. Margarit is survived by his son, Raymond Margarit; daughters, Maruine and Joanne Cooper; and eight grandchildren. A service and rosary is at 7 p.m. Thursday at Valley Funeral Home, 2121 W. Burbank Blvd.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | December 27, 2008
Hundreds of volunteers have begun giving Burbank?s 2009 Rose Parade float its flowery skin ? and they have just five days to do it. In what organizers said was one of the city?s most ambitious entries so far, thousands of flowers shipped in from across the globe must be meticulously applied to the large steel and plaster structure before it is entered into the preliminary judging round Wednesday. This after months of construction on a structure that includes pyrotechnics, an animatronic tyrannosaurus and laser beams as part of the float?
NEWS
January 3, 2012
I've arrived at the Flower Cage and my sinuses beg me to turn around and get back in the car. They're quickly appeased, however: The covered area behind the Burbank Water and Power Auxiliary Warehouse is more like a tent than a standing structure, and though many volunteers pack the space on this warm Friday afternoon, the air is comfortable and relaxed. I'm told that's usually the case when volunteers get to work on flowers for Burbank's Tournament of Roses Parade float. “As long as they're around the flowers they're happy; they're not around the fumes of the glue,” said Philippe Eskandar, the floral prep supervisor.
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THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 1, 2014
A little more than two years ago, residents flooded City Hall to protest a 24-hour Taco Bell proposed in their neighborhood along Burbank Boulevard , concerned that traffic congestion and trash would disrupt their quality of life. Many of those same residents returned to those same chambers Monday, but this time, for a different purpose: to support a cafe proposed in that same location, the vacant building where Conroy's flower shop used to sit. That struck a chord with the Burbank Planning Board, which on Monday unanimously approved bringing “California Eatery,” along with a two-story office building and another one-story medical office building, to the corner of Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.
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NEWS
January 3, 2012
I've arrived at the Flower Cage and my sinuses beg me to turn around and get back in the car. They're quickly appeased, however: The covered area behind the Burbank Water and Power Auxiliary Warehouse is more like a tent than a standing structure, and though many volunteers pack the space on this warm Friday afternoon, the air is comfortable and relaxed. I'm told that's usually the case when volunteers get to work on flowers for Burbank's Tournament of Roses Parade float. “As long as they're around the flowers they're happy; they're not around the fumes of the glue,” said Philippe Eskandar, the floral prep supervisor.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | January 20, 2010
Flower aficionados plucked the early blooms of camellia season from their bushes and carefully took them to Descanso Gardens for judging in the Pacific Camellia Society’s show over the weekend. The delicate task was for the first of nine shows presented by member organizations of the Southern California Camellia Council. Three more are planned at Descanso later in the season. About 900 examples of the flower, from as small as a thumbnail to the size of a hand, were lined up on tables in Van de Kamp Hall.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Christopher Cadelago | December 30, 2009
George Tisdale, an aging military veteran, bounced around a room of roses, orchids and tulips Tuesday, eager to display various techniques he’d learned in his nearly two decades of volunteering as a float decorator for the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. Every winter for the last 17 years, the 86-year-old retired U.S. Marine drives the 75 miles from his home in Redlands to Burbank. Still, he said it’s difficult to describe the exuberance displayed in the final days before the float makes its way to Pasadena.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | December 27, 2008
Hundreds of volunteers have begun giving Burbank?s 2009 Rose Parade float its flowery skin ? and they have just five days to do it. In what organizers said was one of the city?s most ambitious entries so far, thousands of flowers shipped in from across the globe must be meticulously applied to the large steel and plaster structure before it is entered into the preliminary judging round Wednesday. This after months of construction on a structure that includes pyrotechnics, an animatronic tyrannosaurus and laser beams as part of the float?
NEWS
By Alison Tully | August 16, 2008
As the sounds of big band music on Thursday night filled the room at the Joslyn Adult Center, newlyweds Ernie and Jeanette Pappalardo reminisced about the dance at the center where they fell in love more than a year ago. “When you reach a certain age it is hard to meet someone, but when I saw her it was just magic . . . I said that if she wasn’t married, she was mine,” said Ernie Pappalardo, who married Jeanette two months ago. While Jeanette was taking photos for the Valentine’s Dance last February, she spotted Ernie dancing with another woman and immediately wanted to get to know him. “I thought he was very handsome and loved the way he was dancing,” Jeanette Pappalardo said.
NEWS
By KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN | January 19, 2008
I find very intriguing the story in the book of Luke that describes an angel telling John the Baptist’s father, Zechariah, about his future son John’s life. Zechariah’s wife was pregnant with John and the angel told Zechariah, “He will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous — to make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17, Holy Bible, New International Version)
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | December 29, 2007
As the new year nears, hundreds of volunteers are putting the final floral touches on Burbank’s Rose Parade float entry. This year’s float, titled “Oktoberfest,” will depict flute-playing squirrels and a merry German beer maiden serving a man in front of a cottage. It will also feature a live Oom-pa-pa band and dance troupe called Die Gemutlichen Schuhplattler, who have been instructing 20 people who will dance alongside and on the float during the parade.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | November 28, 2007
Iron will meet foam this weekend as Burbank Rose Float Assn. workers put the base coat on the 2008 Pasadena Rose Parade Float entry. Behind schedule and just a week away from receiving the first batches of thousands of pounds of fresh flowers to decorate the float, volunteers prepared the float barn Friday and will continue today in anticipation of Sunday’s work. “It is really crunch time, and we got a lot of work to do,” said Steve Edward, design committee chairman for the Burbank Rose Float Assn.
BUSINESS
By Rachel Kane | October 10, 2007
Residents on the north side of Glenoaks Boulevard had their neighborhood opened up to eating fresh, getting haircuts, buying flowers and drinking lattes last week. A new strip mall, complete with a Starbucks, Subway, Pretty Woman Beauty Corner salon and Lavanda’s Flowers and Gifts was ready for business last week at the corner of Glenoaks Boulevard and Keeler Street. Anait Baytaryna, owner of Lavanda’s Flowers and Gifts, said it was about time the northern side of Burbank got a spiffy new shopping spot.
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