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By By Joyce Rudolph | November 9, 2005
burbank arts festStained-glass artist one of 80 participants in Downtown Burbank's Fine Arts Festival this weekend. A glimmer of colored glass caught Chip Worsinger's attention in the 1960s. As an inspector for an insurance company, one of his stops was at a glass studio. Fascinated, Worsinger started asking questions about the shop owner's craft, and the proprietor was nice enough to send him home with a box of tools and scraps of glass. About the same time, Worsinger discovered the Renaissance Pleasure Faire and was intrigued by the lifestyle of the artists who sold items there.
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By David Laurell | July 14, 2010
From the ancient Egyptians and Romans on through to modern-day artists, the use of glass as an artistic medium has developed into a significant branch of the decorative arts. That discipline is being showcased at the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery in a solo exhibition of the work of Burbank artist Andy Gersh . Presented under the title "Glass: Contemporary Fusion," Gersh's show offers a fresh look at modern design as told through klin-formed, fused glass. The 100-piece exhibition, which evokes both a retro and contemporary feel inspired by color, architecture and nature, officially commenced Friday evening with a reception.
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October 16, 2004
Jacqui Brown Chip Worsinger was a kid from back east with one of those boring things we call a day job. While inspecting a glass company on Pico Boulevard for an insurance company, he struck up a conversation with the owner who was working with stained glass. "I asked him a lot of questions and he was happy to answer them all," Worsinger said. "Back then there wasn't much stained glass being done except for repairs on church windows." The owner was so taken by Worsinger's fascination, he packed him off with a box of tools and scraps of glass.
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March 5, 2003
TULLY TALK Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' basketball Coach Bryan Camacho has an inimitable ability to look at the bright side of things. If you put a glass of water in front of Camacho and ask him if it is half empty or half full, he is likely to tell you, although the glass might be half empty now, with hard work, discipline and dedication, the glass could easily work its way to being half full. Camacho makes Richard Simmons look like a pessimist.
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November 17, 2004
Joyce Rudolph For those wanting to boost their confidence level, one Glendale resident suggests learning a craft. Jewelry and decoupage artist Marty Stevens-Heebner runs a business providing in-home crafting parties similar to the quilting bees of yesteryear. She brings all the supplies for making jewelry and other crafts and party guests sip beverages and nibble on goodies while learning to make beautiful things. The business' name, "Half the Sky," comes from the Chinese proverb "Women Hold Up Half the Sky."
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June 16, 2004
REEL CRITIC Cold 'Wives' tale Nicole Kidman stars as a woman who finds herself in strange company in Frank Oz's take on "The Stepford Wives." Our Reel Critic thinks the remake lends credence to the old saying, "Change is bad." SEE ENJOY!, PAGE A5. BUSINESS No place like 'Kate's' Kate's Place, at 3418 W. Magnolia Blvd., is a home decor store that specializes in wrought iron, wall lighting, lamps, silks and handblown glass. SEE PAGE A7. INDEX Around Town, A8 Business, A7 Classifieds, A11-12 Community Forum, A2 Enjoy!
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October 1, 2009
The following were taken from reports filed by officers at the Burbank Police Department :    700 block of San Jose Ave : A man described as between the ages of 55 and 60 with glasses reportedly peeped through a window at a 10-year-old girl while she showered.   Jolley Drive and Scott Road : A 54-year-old Burbank woman reported that someone had shot out the front passenger window of her parked 2004 Ford Expedition with a BB gun.  200 block of South Glenoaks Boulevard : An employee reported that a storefront window had been shot and cracked with what appeared to be a BB gun pellet.
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By Dan Evans | September 17, 2010
It was a mess. Broken glass from the left-side window of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader lay strewn about the inside of our building last week. Someone, for unknown reason or motivation, destroyed one of our panel windows. I gave my report to a patrol officer, making an unusual weekend commute from my Burbank home to see the damage. It's ugly. A gaping hole was below the papers' logos, and spider-web cracks of green glass crawled up the sides. I feel violated and angry.
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November 18, 2000
Lolita Harper LOS ANGELES -- It had all the makings of a professional art exhibition: a harpist, framed and original artwork and dozens of admirers. The only thing missing was the wine, because these up-and-coming artists were far too young to drink. Burbank students Tiffany Colon, 14, and Michael Nalbanian, 12, are artists whose winning poster entries were honored Tuesday at "A Glass Half Full: Children's Perspectives on Water," at the Metropolitan Water District in downtown Los Angeles.
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By Jason Wells; jason.wells@latimes.com | December 13, 2010
Weeks after the maker of collectible glasses featuring Warner Bros. characters initiated a recall over levels of lead in the products, federal regulators have rescinded their initial warnings. The Associated Press, which commissioned a study that found the collectible glasses contained levels lead that were 1,000 times above federal limits for children’s products, prompting Warner Bros. to voluntary stop selling them and the Utah-based distributor, Vandor LLC, to initiate a recall.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | November 23, 2010
Warner Bros. on Monday recalled collectible glasses depicting Superman and other characters after a study found the glasses contain dangerous levels of lead. The announcement came after the Associated Press reported that the collectible drinking glasses exceeded federal limits for lead by as much as 1,000 times. The glasses also reportedly contained cadmium, a suspected carcinogen. The clear drinking glasses have images of superheroes from D.C. Comics, as well as Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion and others from "The Wizard of Oz. " In a statement, Warner Bros.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | November 22, 2010
Warner Bros. has decided to recall collectible glasses depicting well-known characters from its films and comic books after a study found they contain dangerous levels of lead. On Monday, the Associated Press published a study of collectable glassware revealing high levels of lead and cadmium in drinking glasses depicting characters from “The Wizard of Oz” and superheroes from D.C. Comics, which is owned by Warner Bros. Lead is a carcinogen especially harmful to children, and the Environmental Protection Agency has determined that cadmium is a likely carcinogen.
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By Dan Evans | September 17, 2010
It was a mess. Broken glass from the left-side window of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader lay strewn about the inside of our building last week. Someone, for unknown reason or motivation, destroyed one of our panel windows. I gave my report to a patrol officer, making an unusual weekend commute from my Burbank home to see the damage. It's ugly. A gaping hole was below the papers' logos, and spider-web cracks of green glass crawled up the sides. I feel violated and angry.
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By David Laurell | July 14, 2010
From the ancient Egyptians and Romans on through to modern-day artists, the use of glass as an artistic medium has developed into a significant branch of the decorative arts. That discipline is being showcased at the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery in a solo exhibition of the work of Burbank artist Andy Gersh . Presented under the title "Glass: Contemporary Fusion," Gersh's show offers a fresh look at modern design as told through klin-formed, fused glass. The 100-piece exhibition, which evokes both a retro and contemporary feel inspired by color, architecture and nature, officially commenced Friday evening with a reception.
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October 1, 2009
The following were taken from reports filed by officers at the Burbank Police Department :    700 block of San Jose Ave : A man described as between the ages of 55 and 60 with glasses reportedly peeped through a window at a 10-year-old girl while she showered.   Jolley Drive and Scott Road : A 54-year-old Burbank woman reported that someone had shot out the front passenger window of her parked 2004 Ford Expedition with a BB gun.  200 block of South Glenoaks Boulevard : An employee reported that a storefront window had been shot and cracked with what appeared to be a BB gun pellet.
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By Joyce Rudolph | August 2, 2008
The two dancers turned slowly and struck poses in silhouette behind the green strips of vinyl suspended 15 feet above from an alcove near the art gallery’s ceiling. They were rehearsing for the opening reception of the art exhibition, “Circle in the Square,” tonight at Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale. The show features installations created out of vinyl by Cheryl Walker, such as the artificial waterfall the dancers were under in the center of the gallery and a stain-glass effect covering the gallery’s windows.
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By Joyce Rudolph | June 6, 2007
There will be much more art to see as the Downtown Burbank Fine Arts Festival expands another block this weekend. The addition of 20 more artists and double the number of musical groups has allowed organizers to add another block to the event along San Fernando Boulevard, said Gail Stewart, Downtown Burbank manager. The Downtown Burbank Partnership, in cooperation with West Coast Artists, produces the festival twice a year. In November, the festival stretched three blocks, from Magnolia Boulevard to Olive Avenue.
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