August 28, 2002
Jackson Bell The story of Professional Fit's inception goes back to the preteen days of Kurt Rieback and Tom Pirruccello, the founders and owners of the customized clothing store for people with special needs. Although buddies since middle school, Rieback and Pirruccello lost touch during and after college. It wasn't until a random meeting on the freeway 15 years ago when Pirruccello, while driving, gave makeshift hand signals and wrote on paper for Rieback to stop at the next offramp.
February 27, 2010
The seeds were planted for a growing partnership between two schools Wednesday. Students in the Woodbury University School of Architecture, under the direction of professor Jeanine Centuori, have been creating ideas for upgrading Tierra del Sol, an educational facility for adults with disabilities in Sunland. Models of the main building were unveiled, as well as proposed structures for throughout the campus, including pavilions for sports, a garden, art gallery and a folly ramp that curls around a tree.
September 22, 2007
GLENDALE ? Two motorists were injured Wednesday afternoon when a camper traveling about 50 mph struck a stalled van on the Golden State (5) Freeway. The driver of the camper was traveling south on the freeway when his vehicle struck a Ford van, CHP Officer B. Simmons said. ?The driver of the van had a dead battery,? Simmons said. ?He was parked in the slow lane of the freeway when he was struck.? The man driving the camper checked his left, side-view mirror in an attempt to change lanes after noticing the stalled van, Simmons said, adding that both men were driving alone.
June 23, 2010
To enter Judy Rudin's home in Burbank is to enter a world of dogs. Rudin, owner of SuperShmuttle at 854 Ford St. in Burbank, has for the last two decades dedicated her life to taking care of dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages and breeds. SuperShmuttle might be compared to a baby-sitting service for dogs, Rudin says. Clients leave their dogs with Rudin at the beginning of the day, and she takes them to Laurel Canyon Dog Park, where they spend the entire afternoon frolicking with other dogs.
February 10, 2001
I have never seen Will Rogers at any function in our city that is for the benefit of any charity or for the enrichment of Burbank's citizens. I don't believe Rogers has ever done anything constructive for Burbank, but his constant contemptuous remarks about the citizens who try to improve our city is destructive. It takes a lot more effort to build up. All Rogers does is try to tear down. Since Rogers works for a newspaper he is aware of all the opportunities to be a part of charities and services in Burbank, but he has chosen to belittle those efforts.
May 28, 2013
I applaud Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy for asking council members to stay off their cell phones on the dais. All cell-phone communications made or received by council members during council meetings should be publically disclosed. Members of the public may be expressing comments to some council members that should be shared with all other council members for transparency and the ability for open debate. Also, council members could text each other during the meetings, which might violate the Brown Act. Most importantly, I recently attended a function at a location where no cell phones were allowed.
October 13, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Pam Allender wants her students to think of themselves as public servants. Allender, literary resource teacher and facilitator of the Center for Civic Education's citizenship education project, recently told the school board exactly how she plans to do just that. "Just taking a government class in their senior year isn't cutting it," said Allender, an employee of the school district since 1972. "Americans tend to think that you get it through osmosis, elections and our jobs, but it goes beyond that.
July 1, 2010
Last month, we launched a major redesign of our website. The fonts were clean, stories easy to find, the design elegant – but a bunch of important features were missing. Most importantly, readers were no longer able to comment on stories, and finding articles older than a month was nearly impossible. I want to announce that we’ve made significant progress in this area. As of now, readers can comment on any story, and those comments will show up immediately. The catch, of course, is that you have to register, which you can do by clicking here.
March 28, 2014
A group of children gathered at the Verdugo Log Cabin in Burbank on Thursday for the first day of a two-month course in which they'll learn to build mini- robots, which eventually can function as an elevator, catapult or ski lift - all using Legos. The robotics course is just one of many spring classes that kicked off this week and are offered through the city's park, recreation and community services department. “It's a very popular class,” said Burbank recreation supervisor Christine Rumfola.
February 9, 2008
It is easy for humans to retaliate when we are hurt or something unjust is done to us. This is our human reactivity — our immediate response to pain. When we react, we are using a lower brain process. Thankfully, God gave us brains with a higher function. Ever notice when you feel like reacting to a negative deed done against you, but you instead are able to close your mouth and walk away? You just used your higher brain function. You stopped, thought and did the right thing, either because you are mature, did not want to enter into a verbal battle, or you are practicing the fruits of the Spirit as a Christian.