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May 19, 2012
The executive boards for three local Democratic clubs will hold a fundraiser for several candidates running in the 43rd state Assembly District at 5 p.m. May 27 at Flappers Comedy Club, 102 E. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. Called the “43rd AD Get Out the Laugh” fundraiser, proceeds will pay for door hangers and postcards for the primary election and several candidates running for offices, including Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada-Flintridge)
COMMUNITY
By David Laurell | August 28, 2012
Just a decade short of being a centenarian, like its host city, the Kiwanis Club of Burbank staged its 15th annual gala fundraiser at Lakeside Golf Club this past week. Chaired by Marsha Jackson, this event, established in 1998, which honors dedicated Burbank residents along with business and civic leaders for their leadership, compassion and generosity, this year tipped its hat to recently retired Woodbury University President Kenneth Nielsen and his wife, Rose. Nielsen, who served as the Glenoaks Boulevard university's 12th chief executive, came to Woodbury in 1996 after serving as the president of the College of Saint Mary in Omaha.
NEWS
By David Laurell | February 25, 2014
Equating their auditorium to the living room of a home where people gather to meet, exchange ideas, learn and be entertained, students, faculty, administrators and supporters of John Muir Middle School welcomed more than 600 guests to join them to raise funds to modernize their "living room" this past Saturday. Presented as "The Really Big Show," last week's fundraiser saw supporters welcomed to a VIP reception hosted by Muir Principal Greg Miller and his three predecessors, Bruce Osgood , Dan Hacking and John Paramo . Among the special guests in attendance were City Councilman Gary Bric , School Board members Larry Applebaum , Roberta Reynolds and Charlene Tabet and representatives from Burbank Business Partners - Lisa Rawlins with Warner Bros., Alethia Calagias with Logix Federal Credit Union, Cynthia Wagner with Cynthia Wagner Social Media and Carson Smith with Nickelodeon, which kicked-off the school's goal of raising $120,000 by donating the first $1,000.
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By David Laurell | October 31, 2012
Take over the entire top floor of the office tower known as the Pointe, fill it with 250 of the city's government and business movers and shakers dressed as witches, devils, pirates, goths, ghouls, goblins, clowns and various pop-culture icons, throw in the musical showmanship of the Spazmatics, have it all benefit a good cause, and what do you get? You get one of the best darn parties Burbank has seen in years. Staged as a fundraiser for Leadership Burbank, a community-based organization that offers a nine-month program to assist people in enhancing their personal and professional skills and gain a deeper understanding of how Burbank works, Saturday evening's Spectacular Costume Party at the Top of the Pointe was chaired by Barry Gussow.
COMMUNITY
By David Laurell | October 22, 2013
There are few things that can so sweetly fill the soul with joy like giving of ourselves for someone who is in need. That message came through sweet and strong as the officers and members of the La Providencia Guild of Children's Hospital Los Angeles presented their 66th annual fall fashion show fundraiser at the Sheraton Universal Hotel this past Saturday. Staged under the theme, “Sweet Charity,” guild members and guests were welcomed to the Sheraton's Grand Ballroom that had been candy-coated in a confection motif by the event's chairwoman Glenda Jones, and the guild's presiding officers, President Rosemarie Witten, Vice Presidents Tish Hawkins Sellers and Deborah Spang, Secretary Lynn White-Shelby, Treasurer Dorothy Austin and Public Relations Officer Lorelei Kelley.
COMMUNITY
By David Laurell | September 18, 2012
The physical and aesthetic condition of our teeth, gums and mouth are things we rarely give thought to - until something goes wrong. When things do go wrong, they do so in a big way. Few ailments are as debilitating as a toothache. Few untreated health issues can bring about such negative results as uncared for teeth and gum issues; and, few things can impact our physical appearance as missing or discolored teeth. For many, these problems can be easily dealt with by simply making an appointment to see the dentist.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | March 25, 2014
Burbank High School is in the running for the second year in a row as top high school in the Pennies for Patients campaign, a national fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Schools in the district hold fundraisers for the society's Los Angeles chapter. In 2013, Burbank High earned the most money of all high schools in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Students will find out if they won again in May. Over three weeks during the school year, all classrooms are encouraged to raise funds for the project, said Wendy Miller, senior English teacher, activities director and Associated Student Body adviser at Burbank High.
NEWS
November 8, 2012
Bob Hope Airport officials today announced plans to host a fundraiser to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims, many of whom are now dealing with the effects of a strong nor'easter. The winter storm blew in Wednesday, dumping snow and knocking power out in a region still trying to recover from Sandy. On Friday, officials at Bob Hope Airport will be stationed outside the main entrance near the Terminal A baggage claim and outside the entrances to Terminals A and B collecting cash or checks made out to the American Red Cross, according to an announcement today.
NEWS
December 19, 2007
Austin Cook would have turned 12 on Sunday. But on Saturday morning, instead of starting his birthday weekend with wishes and gifts, his family and friends will hold a fundraiser in memory of his short life. Austin, a sixth-grader at John Muir Middle School, died of a heart attack Nov. 29 after collapsing during a midmorning run in his physical education class. “I think that, obviously, it was a very traumatic experience for students and the staff,” Principal Dan Hacking said.
NEWS
August 30, 2012
L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian is expected to announce Thursday a fundraising effort to help pay the ambulance fees for two women electrocuted when they tried to help a driver in a Valley Village car crash. Krekorian said the families of Stacey Schreiber, 39, and Irma Zamora, 40, should not have to pay the bills. He did not know how much the fees were. “No one who puts themselves in harm's way should have to struggle to pay the bills that accrue as a result of their altruism,” Krekorian said in a statement.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | April 30, 2014
More than 400 people attended a fundraiser for Burbank-based Mending Kids on Saturday, raising $150,000 to support the nonprofit, which has provided more than 1,500 free, life-altering surgeries to children in 54 countries since its inception in 2006. The second annual Come Home event was sponsored by the Malibu guild of Mending Kids. The event, held at Triunfo Creek Vineyards in Agoura Hills, raised the funds for the organization's Hometown Mission, which provides surgeries to local children.
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NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 12, 2014
A local nonprofit that provides food, shelter and aid to homeless families in Burbank and Glendale will be suspending operations this month due to a shortfall in funds. Family Promise of the Verdugos, which opened roughly four years ago, will be closed for an estimated six to nine months, until organizers and volunteers can raise $90,000. “We're kind of like our families right now - we're struggling, we're living month-to-month,” said Kimberly Rhodes, the nonprofit's executive director.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 8, 2014
Hundreds of local residents raised nearly $10,000 for the Talbert Family Foundation on Saturday during a 5K walk at David Starr Jordan Middle School held in honor of Christopher Wilke, the 12-year-old boy who died last month after battling a rare form of cancer . Christopher was a student at the school, where more than 400 people participated in the walk. The event started with a warm-up led by Christopher's physical education teacher and class. "There was just a huge feeling of support and emotion," said Principal Stacy Cashman.
NEWS
By David Laurell | April 8, 2014
More than 250 supporters of Providence High School gathered on the back patio of Lakeside Golf Club to kick off the school's 2014 fundraising gala with a martini, lemon drop and cosmo sunset cocktail party this past Saturday. Welcomed by the head of the institution, Joe Sciuto , and the event's chairwoman, Jenny Breakman , attendees had the opportunity to enjoy their libations while perusing a silent auction and mingling with the evening's honorees, Jeff Cirillo and Michael and Caroline Cusumano . Cirillo is a Providence alumni who went on to be a star athlete at USC, followed by a 14-year career as a third baseman with seven Major League Baseball teams.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | March 25, 2014
Burbank High School is in the running for the second year in a row as top high school in the Pennies for Patients campaign, a national fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Schools in the district hold fundraisers for the society's Los Angeles chapter. In 2013, Burbank High earned the most money of all high schools in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Students will find out if they won again in May. Over three weeks during the school year, all classrooms are encouraged to raise funds for the project, said Wendy Miller, senior English teacher, activities director and Associated Student Body adviser at Burbank High.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
In all of Burbank, London Ruff may be the only high school girl to beg her mom for a tarantula, only to settle for a snake instead. But then again, her mother Wendy Ruff may be among the few moms in the city - if any - who is adept at securing her daughter in a strait jacket, only to sit back and watch her escape. The trick is only part of what London Ruff has learned the past two years while participating in the Magic Castle's Junior Society program where she performs with fellow young student magicians and receives coaching from successful professionals.
NEWS
By David Laurell | February 25, 2014
Equating their auditorium to the living room of a home where people gather to meet, exchange ideas, learn and be entertained, students, faculty, administrators and supporters of John Muir Middle School welcomed more than 600 guests to join them to raise funds to modernize their "living room" this past Saturday. Presented as "The Really Big Show," last week's fundraiser saw supporters welcomed to a VIP reception hosted by Muir Principal Greg Miller and his three predecessors, Bruce Osgood , Dan Hacking and John Paramo . Among the special guests in attendance were City Councilman Gary Bric , School Board members Larry Applebaum , Roberta Reynolds and Charlene Tabet and representatives from Burbank Business Partners - Lisa Rawlins with Warner Bros., Alethia Calagias with Logix Federal Credit Union, Cynthia Wagner with Cynthia Wagner Social Media and Carson Smith with Nickelodeon, which kicked-off the school's goal of raising $120,000 by donating the first $1,000.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 23, 2013
Bob Hope Airport is officially in the commemorative brick business. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday received a look at www.skiesoffreedom. com, the website launched by the airport to handle orders of the mementos to be included in the airport's transportation center currently under construction. The airport officials hope that former Lockheed employees and other participants in the aviation developments that occurred in Burbank - such as the creation of the P-38 fighter and SR-71 spy plane - will pay to have bricks inscribed with their names, significant dates and, for the larger bricks, illustrations of planes built by Lockheed.
SPORTS
By Emin Avakian | October 22, 2013
BURBANK - The Providence High girls' volleyball team continued its solid play this month, cruising to a 25-15, 25-19, 25-23 sweep over Buckley in a Liberty League match on Tuesday afternoon. The Pioneers have won five of seven matches in October. Moreover, they have not lost a game in four of the five wins. The latest effort had the Pioneers improve their league record to 3-1 - good for third place in the Liberty League standings behind Pacifica Christian and Archer School, which Providence defeated in five games on October 14. Lorena Ubillus led the Pioneers with nine kills in the win over the Griffins.
COMMUNITY
By David Laurell | October 22, 2013
There are few things that can so sweetly fill the soul with joy like giving of ourselves for someone who is in need. That message came through sweet and strong as the officers and members of the La Providencia Guild of Children's Hospital Los Angeles presented their 66th annual fall fashion show fundraiser at the Sheraton Universal Hotel this past Saturday. Staged under the theme, “Sweet Charity,” guild members and guests were welcomed to the Sheraton's Grand Ballroom that had been candy-coated in a confection motif by the event's chairwoman Glenda Jones, and the guild's presiding officers, President Rosemarie Witten, Vice Presidents Tish Hawkins Sellers and Deborah Spang, Secretary Lynn White-Shelby, Treasurer Dorothy Austin and Public Relations Officer Lorelei Kelley.
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