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By Gretchen Meier, | June 8, 2011
The City Council on Tuesday approved a $1 million loan to the city-owned DeBell Golf Course and agreed to defer loan payments on $2.1 million in outstanding debt for two years as the troubled course tries to recover from a drop in revenue. The council also set aside $1 million as a possible cushion for the cash-strapped golf course, bringing the total package $2 million — far more than the roughly $567,000 in proposed cuts to public services as City Hall works to close a projected $8.7-million budget gap for next fiscal year.
By Gretchen Meier, | June 7, 2011
The City Council is considering a $2 million loan for the cash-strapped Debell Golf Course — more than the $566,878 in proposed budget cuts to the Fire Department, libraries and other public services — after Mayor Jess Talamantes called the municipally owned course “too big to fail.” Also on the table is suspending the golf course’s payments to the city on $2.1 million in outstanding debt, and combining the two loans for repayment by...
By Jeff Tully, | August 24, 2012
There is good and bad associated with both the Burroughs High and Burbank girls' golf teams this season. Although the Bulldogs have two of their best players back from a year ago, the team will be extremely thin with just five athletes. For the Indians, they lost two of their top players to graduation and a third has decided not to come out for the team. Fortunately for Burroughs, it has a solid group of returners coming back. Here is a closer look at how the teams are shaping up. BURROUGHS The Indians placed third in the Pacific League in 2011.
October 2, 2004
The 5th Annual Paul Sutton Charity Golf Classic, an event honoring the memory of Simi Valley resident and long-time Providence High Athletic Director and Coach Paul Sutton, is set for Oct. 30 at Elkins Ranch Golf Course in Fillmore. Proceeds from the event will benefit the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting clinical research, education and advocacy for the needs of infants, children and young adults with cancer.
By Jeff Tully | October 22, 2008
BURBANK — The Burroughs High girls’ golf team is headed to the postseason. The Indians placed third Monday in the fifth Pacific League match at Santa Anita Golf Course in Arcadia and finished the regular season tied for second place with Crescenta Valley. Arcadia won Monday’s event, as well as the league title. All three teams will participate in the CIF Southern Section Central Team Divisionals on Nov. 10 at Menifee Lakes Country Club in Riverside County.
January 10, 2001
Karen S. Kim HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- After six months of construction and renovations that forced golfers to use temporary greens and play on shorter-yardage holes, DeBell Municipal Golf Course will kick off its reopening ceremony with a 180-player tournament Saturday. For the first time since the golf course was built more than 40 years ago, two of the greens were reseeded, four of the tee boxes were resodded and concrete cart paths were constructed throughout the course to allow players to drive even after rainy days.
July 18, 2009
I am writing this letter in response to one in the Mailbag (“Golf course must be preserved,” July 15). I do not play golf as this young reader does, but I do know how important it is to save the course, not only as part of our area’s history, but as a green belt and home to wildlife. We are losing too many of our precious open spaces. This developer doesn’t care about any of this! I find it mind-boggling that with the state of California being broke and our water being rationed that such a development would even be considered, not to mention the added traffic.
September 18, 2002
GIRLS' GOLF Burroughs 297, Crescenta Valley 305: Led by Scarlet Wilson, the Indians won the nonleague match Monday at Brookside Golf Course No. 1 in Pasadena. Wilson tied CV's Ally Forsling for low medalist honors, as the two shot 52s on the par-37 course. Andrea Reyes and Laurie Van Wagenen shot 59s, Wonna Khe had a 61, Danielle Caffey had a 66 and Jennifer Scott had a 71 for the Indians (1-1). CROSS-COUNTRY Burroughs in Seaside Invitational: Indian senior Carolyn Brown led the Indian contingent Friday at the meet in Ventura.
April 20, 2005
Bell-Jeff golf tourney for a good cause Preparing for its fourth annual golf tournament on May 13, Bellarmine-Jefferson High has acquired two formidable allies. First, Jo-Jo Marckese is combining her own tournament with the Guards' alumni event at De Bell Municipal Golf Course. She began the event in 2003 as a memorial to her late husband, Jeff, an avid golfer. Marckese said the workload was just too much, since she also promotes a fund-raising youth basketball tourney in the Bell-Jeff gym and has parental responsibilities at home.
June 23, 2007
The City Council's decision Tuesday approving construction of a new clubhouse at the city-owned DeBell Golf Course reflects that our elected officials are making good decisions based on lessons learned. It wasn't long ago that council members were lamenting the soaring costs of a new Community Services Building after years of city delays caused the $28-million price tag to shoot up about $10 million, because of rising costs for construction materials, before it was completed. The city paid the price for sitting on that project.
By Andrew J. Campa, | April 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES - While the Arcadia High boys' golf team took a stranglehold lead atop the Pacific League standings at the fourth league meet at the Harding Golf Course in Griffith Park, Thursday afternoon could have also been classified as a breakout day for the Burroughs and Burbank programs. The Indians took second with 412 points, behind Arcadia (394), but ahead of league title aspirant Crescenta Valley, which was third with 415 points, while Bulldogs sophomore Jason Apinchapong continued his strong play by tying with Arcadia senior Andrew Baek for medalist honors with a four-over 76 on the par-72 course.
By Jeff Tully, | April 3, 2014
In recent years, the Burroughs High boys' golf team has enjoyed a great deal of success in the annual Burbank Cup rivalry contest against cross-town foe Burbank. However, last season, the Bulldogs claimed the title, taking home the cup for the first time since 2008. It was time for revenge for the Indians in the latest event contested Thursday at De Bell Golf Club. Burroughs was able to take back the city championship, downing Burbank, 12-6. The contest was conducted in an 18-player match-play format.
By Jeff Tully, | March 7, 2014
It might be difficult for the three local boys' golf teams to look forward this season without thinking a little about the past. That's because all three squads, Providence High, Burbank and Burroughs, all enjoyed their share of success during the 2013 season. Leading the way were the Pioneers, who, despite having a program for just three seasons, captured a share of the Liberty League championship. It was the program's first title. The Bulldogs competed well in the Pacific League, finishing second, while the Indians placed third in the final league standings.
By Alene Tchekmedyian, | February 10, 2014
Two antique shotguns were among the numerous items stolen from a Burbank home in one of two residential burglaries reported to police over the weekend . Sometime between 7:20 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, a home in the 600 block of East Palm Avenue was ransacked and numerous items were stolen, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Sometime during the following night, unknown suspects entered a garage in the 1300 block of Lamer Street and took off with a set of golf clubs, Ryburn said.
By Alene Tchekmedyian, | January 17, 2014
The Canyon Grille at DeBell, the golf club's new eatery, opened to diners Monday, offering a new menu which operators described as “California continental.” The restaurant, headed by Burbank Bar and Grille owner and operator Tom Shayman, is open daily for breakfast and lunch, and will begin serving dinner on Valentine's Day. The menu features comfort dishes such as macaroni and cheese, burgers and flatbread pizzas, along with ahi tuna and...
By Alene Tchekmedyian, | October 25, 2013
Starting in January, DeBell Golf Club will operate under a new management structure, relieving the city of day-to-day responsibilities, but the city-owned club is still grappling with a $600,000 backlog of capital improvements it cannot afford to make. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a contract with S.S. Golf, owned by Scott Scozzola, to oversee all club operations, including managing the golf course and restaurant operations, negotiating all maintenance and service contracts, developing a long-term capital improvement program and purchasing license and insurance for the facility.
By Jeff Tully, | October 7, 2013
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level: Emily Tubert (Burroughs High, 2010) senior, Arkansas University women's golf : The former Burbank Leader Female Athlete of the Year and All-Area Player of the Year won a tournament in the early going of her final season with the Razorbacks. Tubert, a three-time All-American, posted back-to-back under-par rounds in leading Arkansas to a team title in the rain-shortened 17th annual Mercedes Benz Collegiate on Sept.
September 24, 2013
GIRLS' GOLF Burbank 234, Canyon Country Canyon 236 : Irene Maemura shot an even-par 31 Monday to pace the Bulldogs to a nonleague win at El Cariso Golf Course. Burbank also received a 46 from Caitlin McGrath, a 47 from Kaitlin Brooks, a 50 from Alexis Poche and a 60 from Caitlyn Brooks. GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL Milken Community d. Providence, 25-20, 25-23, 25-15 : The Pioneers fell in the nonleague contest Tuesday on the road. Junior outside hitter Lorena Ubillus led the Pioneers (3-2)
BY NATHAN CAMBRIDGE | August 23, 2013
As the summer draws to a close, it means it's time for the players of the Burroughs High and Burbank girls' golf teams to take to the course and represent their schools for another season. Last season, both Burbank and Burroughs featured squads that had to replace departed talent at the top, and both schools finished outside the top three in the Pacific League and missed the postseason. This year, both squads will look for improvement with more experienced groups. Burbank will have a strong returning player to build around, while Burroughs will feature a potent mix of new and returning talent, as both try to catch last year's co-champions, Arcadia and Crescenta Valley, as well as third-place La Cañada.
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