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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.
By Ani Amirkhanian | 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.
By Nicole Charky | 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.
By By Lauren Hilgers | 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.
By Bryan Mahoney | April 8, 2014
When San Fernando Boulevard underneath the Golden State (5) Freeway overpass closes next month, it will be closed forever, forcing Burbank neighborhoods to cope with an undeniable increase in traffic for at least two years. Yet many neighbors and businesses in the area still don't know that stretch of road is about to be wiped off the map. Through the city's website, through emails, through community meetings and with recently installed signs, the news of the San Fernando Boulevard closure has been no secret, per se. There are many maps, presentations and FAQ sheets on the official project website, . But this week I talked to several neighbors and commuters who either didn't know the closure was happening so soon, or they didn't know where all that traffic is about to go. On the official I-5 info site is a very detailed map of the detour route.
By Alene Tchekmedyian, | March 25, 2014
The Burbank City Council signed off on three years of partial funding for two programs for Burbank's youth, including a school-based counseling program that parents, students and service-providers have said helps students deal with emotional challenges, bullying, depression and family problems. The city's three-year commitment comes at an annual cost of $270,000, the bulk of which will go to the Family Service Agency to help pay for its school-based counseling program. Of the funds, $25,000 will go each year to the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley to help fund its after-school, drop-in program for middle school students.
By Kelly Corrigan, | August 24, 2013
Burbank Unified School District officials will charge the Boys & Girls Club $88,535 to use 10 school facilities during the current school year. The facility use fee, school officials said, helps defray the cost for maintaining the sites and paying for custodial services. The assessment, approved by the Burbank school board last week, is half of what the district could have charged the club. According to a district report, the full facility-use rate would have been $177,070. Under the agreement, the district did not charge the Boys & Girls Club for use of its fields, which would have been $10 per hour for hundreds of hours of use. In another move to reduce costs, the Boys & Girls Club - which serves 2,400 children with free or affordable after-school programs - moved its service at the three middle schools into classrooms, instead of auditoriums and cafeterias, because the fee to use those facilities is higher.
By Alene Tchekmedyian, | August 9, 2013
The top fundraisers in Burbank City Council election this year were left with the most disappointing results, recent campaign reports show. The labor union-sponsored political action committee - Burbank Residents Opposed to Jess Talamantes Slashing Public Safety - spent the most money, but was unsuccessful in its effort to boot  the councilman from the dais. Funded by Local 770 United Food and Commercial Workers Union political action committee, the group spent $29,725 in the attempt to unseat the retired firefighter, and last week reported having $10,927 in outstanding debt, records show.
By Alene Tchekmedyian, | July 19, 2013
Beginning in September, the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club will charge students at three Burbank middle schools $60 a month to use its after-school drop-in program. The fees are being implemented to recover some of the $91,000 in rental and maintenance fees the nonprofit expects to pay Burbank Unified to use 10 district campuses for its various after-school programs. “We feel that $60 is very affordable for a month,” said Shanna Warren, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and the Greater East Valley, adding that families unable to pay can apply for scholarships.
By Kelly Corrigan, | June 10, 2013
Burbank Unified officials have postponed a decision to start charging the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club tens of thousands of dollars for using school facilities after dozens of people came out to oppose the proposal. Burbank Unified has for years looked the other way when it came to collecting fees from the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and the Greater East Valley to use school facilities, but a recent proposal sought to charge the nonprofit $88,500 in rental and maintenance costs to use 11 sites in 2013-14.
By Bryan Mahoney | March 5, 2013
As a rule, they don't make fire halls to host children's programming. For almost 20 years, the Burbank Boys and Girls Club has made this arrangement work - a clever re-imagining of a vacant fire hall has provided an educational and social haven for kids ages 6 to 18 outside school hours. It's near the corner of San Fernando Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, right off the Golden State (5) Freeway. The location is great for emergency vehicles responding to fires. It's a terrible location for family programs.
By Joyce Rudolph | January 29, 2013
DIRECTV employees recently surprised members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater East Valley with the donation of new bicycles. More than 750 DIRECTV employees gathered earlier this month to build more than 140 bikes from scratch and then decorate them with standout accessories including flashy “bling” kits, colorful monkey lights, cool handlebar grips, attention-getting license plates and more. The bikes were given to the children during a surprise presentation at the build site at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City.
By Isabel Adams | April 6, 2012
The Burbank Kiwanis For Fun Car Show and Arts and Crafts Fair is almost here. This 13th annual Car Show will be from 9 to 3:30 p.m. April 29 at Johnny Carson Park, 400 Bob Hope Drive, Burbank. It will feature beautiful vintage vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, live entertainment, goodie bags, opportunity drawings, food, beverages, and arts and crafts vendors. This club serves a great pancake breakfast and a super lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs and the best French fries this side of the Mississippi.
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