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By Joyce Rudolph | November 26, 2008
Producers of this year’s Bethlehem Village are adding more sights, sounds and smells to give visitors the most realistic look at what life was like when Jesus was born. The parking lot of First Presbyterian Church of Burbank will be the backdrop where volunteers will build sets for a marketplace and the manger for the Dec. 5 and 6 event. More than 150 church volunteers participate as shop owners or working behind the scenes. As visitors arrive at the village, they will be welcomed by Roman soldiers and directed to census takers who present them with gold coins to spend at the various shops.
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October 16, 2002
Amber Willard A former Burbank man is expected to plead guilty next month to federal charges that he conspired to obstruct an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into a $600-million Ponzi scheme. As part of a plea agreement filed Tuesday afternoon, Daniel W. Jacobs, 60, will likely be sentenced to five years in federal prison and ordered to pay a fine of up to $250,000 for the conspiracy charge. The plea agreement also includes a restitution payment of $1 million.
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March 19, 2003
Molly Shore Madcap kids at Emerson Elementary School came to class wearing the zaniest chapeaus they could dream up. It was part of the school's annual Crazy Hat Day, celebrated on St. Patrick's Day, which was Monday. "I just used a regular cowboy hat, a hula skirt and a jester hat. I found them in a box of costumes and put it all together," said Zaakirah Daniels, 10, of his creation. Second-graders Kendra Cole, 8, and Dana Williams, 7, fashioned their wild hats from supplies they purchased at Party America.
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 28, 2007
Dave Herman and Ed Chambers have their work cut out for them. Over the summer, the duo have been upgrading the sets used last year for Bethlehem Village at First Presbyterian Church in Burbank. The second annual event will again feature a re-creation of what Bethlehem might have been like at the time of Jesus’ birth, said Ann-Marie Murrell, event director. Visitors who register with the census takers at the entrance of the village receive gold coins to spend at the marketplace, where every half-hour, actors recreate the Nativity scene.
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 26, 2008
Producers of this year’s Bethlehem Village are adding more sights, sounds and smells to give visitors the most realistic look at what life was like when Jesus was born. The parking lot of First Presbyterian Church of Burbank will be the backdrop where volunteers will build sets for a marketplace and the manger for the Dec. 5 and 6 event. More than 150 church volunteers participate as shop owners or working behind the scenes. As visitors arrive at the village, they will be welcomed by Roman soldiers and directed to census takers who present them with gold coins to spend at the various shops.
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