April 14, 2001
Karen S. Kim MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Children at the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank were given a treat Wednesday when a Public Storage Inc. official brought them a trunkful of computers. Armed with four used computers, keyboards and monitors, Les Guttman, vice president of marketing for Public Storage Inc., said, "As we change and update our technology, we hate to waste our resources. Why not put them to good use?" Before Wednesday's donation, the Boys and Girls Club had four working computers to serve the more than 100 children who visit the club in the afternoon.
August 7, 2002
It is hard to believe that the Boys and Girls Club has been open for almost seven years. It seems like yesterday that the first few neighborhood kids showed up for free popcorn, hot dogs, soda and the ribbon-cutting ceremony on opening day, Sept. 9, 1995. Time flies when you are having fun. That's why the years have quickly flown by for the 2,000 past and present members of the club. I was very proud to be a volunteer and member of the board of directors on that very special day. I would like to thank the Boys and Girls Club and the board of directors for allowing me the opportunity to serve and participate in such a worthwhile endeavor.
September 8, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- The Boys and Girls Club of Burbank will receive the proceeds this year from an annual benefit to honor people who have worked to make a difference in their local communities. Proceeds from the annual Beautiful People Awards Celebration will go to the local club, which serves children from the East Valley. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, Grand Ball Room, 333 Universal Parkway Terrace, Universal City.
January 6, 2007
Christos Cremo spent the past two weeks of his winter vacation at the Burbank Boys and Girls Club playing basketball and making friends. The 12-year-old was one of about 150 area children on Friday who spent the last day of their vacation at the club before going back to school on Monday. Christos, who spent the day playing foosball, looked forward to returning to Jordan Middle School. "I can see my girlfriend," Christos said, as he giggled standing next to his friends, who were all girls.
June 4, 2008
Dan Armel of Pasadena was carrying luggage and shuffling his hurried feet on Tuesday at Bob Hope Airport. “Where’s Vanessa?” he yelled while in line in Terminal A. But he wasn’t just in a typical waiting line, he was also at the gallery opening featuring artwork by children from the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank. Before boarding a plane, Armel said he wanted to compliment Vanessa Orozco, 10, of Burbank on her watercolor painting of May flowers.
October 25, 2011
Kendall Walbrecht of La Cañada Flintridge and a member of Girl Scout Troop 5921 established a weeklong volleyball clinic for the children of the Burbank Boys and Girls Club as part of her Gold Award project. Walbrecht raised funds by receiving donations from friends and La Cañada Flintridge Girl Scout troops, and holding a fundraiser at New Moon restaurant in Montrose. With the $1,400 she raised, Walbrecht purchased two outdoor tables for the Boys and Girls Club, donated sports equipment and taught children the importance of eating healthy and keeping active.
December 21, 2005
Children decorate cookies and meet Santa at Burbank Boys and Girls Club annual Christmas celebration.Biting his lip and shifting from one foot to another, 11-year-old K.C. Mattison was having trouble determining his cartoon allegiances on Thursday. But K.C. was in luck. A team of illustrators from the Walt Disney Co. occupied the lounge at the Burbank Boys and Girls Club and were willing to fulfill his every request, from drawings of Gonzo and Chicken Little to a sketch of Winnie the Pooh for his sister.
August 22, 2007
Credit union takes youngsters to ballgame The Lockheed Federal Credit Union in Burbank donated more than 100 tickets for Saturday’s Dodger game to the Burbank Boys & Girls Club. The game was against the Colorado Rockies. Since 2006, the Lockheed Federal Credit Union has donated more than $4,000 in funds and items to the Burbank Boys & Girls Club, according to the credit union. Magnolia Park beautifies lampposts After the addition of street banners on lampposts in the Magnolia Park shopping district, the neighborhood’s business partnership is looking to add flower baskets to the mix. The adopt-a-basket program allows business owners interested in beautifying the area to choose where their sponsored flower basket will hang and will get their name on a plaque.
May 22, 2004
The Burbank Boys & Girls Club will honor a North Hollywood teen at its ninth annual KidsAuction and Dinner. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Legends Plaza at Walt Disney Studios, 500 S. Buena Vista St. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased at the door. Award recipient Josh Ayala, 16, has been attending the Boys & Girls Club since he was 7. He is vice president of the club's athletic-based program promoting leadership and volunteerism.
September 15, 2004
Pasta Pomodoro to donate to youth club MEDIA CITY CENTER -- Pasta Pomodoro will launch a monthlong fundraiser beginning Tuesday to benefit the Burbank Boys & Girls Club. For every entree ordered at lunch and dinner Tuesdays through Oct. 26, the restaurant will donate $1 to the youth club. Those participating must present to restaurant staff a flier distributed by the club. For more information, call the Burbank Boys & Girls Club at 842-9333.