July 11, 2013
GRANADA HILLS - The Burbank 10-11 All-Stars were given a second chance to win the Section 2 softball championship. After losing to San Marino Tuesday and falling short of the title, Burbank got a reprieve Wednesday. But the locals would have to beat the same San Marino squad in an if-necessary game to capture the championship. Burbank hit the ball well and scored its share of runs in the contest. The only problem was San Marino did the same. Using the same small-ball tactics it employed to win Tuesday's contest, San Marino came through Wednesday with a 13-10 victory at the Granada Hills Little League Fields that earned it the Section 2 crown.
June 1, 2013
IRVINE - If you talk with Bellarmine-Jefferson High Coach Florencio Galindo, it's not by chance that the Guards softball team was able to advance to the CIF Southern Section Division VI championship game and earn an 8-4 win Saturday against Mary Star of the Sea.. In fact, the coach believes the fact his squad has qualified for three straight title games in consecutive years can be directly linked to the type of competition the Guards have faced in the preseason. The last two seasons, Galindo has made an effort to give his team a chance to play teams that are either in higher divisions or are successful established programs.
December 10, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, December 10. Thousands of dollars worth of grants were awarded to arts programs at Burbank schools , reports the Burbank Leader . Demand for the grants outweighed available money, with 21 of the 31 schools that applied for the grants receiving funds. The rupture of two water mains caused damage to cars, homes, and some streets in Granada Hills and Porter Ranch . Daily News The NTSB and FAA announced Monday that they will travel to Monterrey, Mexico, to investigate the plane crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera . Rivera, a popular Los Angeles-based Banda singer, was a resident of Encino.
September 14, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, September 14. A man is accused of luring women from the Valley and other parts of L.A. to Bakersfield for fake film jobs. This already sounds suspicious as it is (the film industry is in Los Angeles, not Bakersfield) but the man allegedly convinced women to perform sexual acts or give him personal information in exchange for job prospects , reports KTLA . A person drove up to an area near a Studio City church on Thursday, dropped off a backpack and left.
July 26, 2008
BURBANK — It was a hot day this May when St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church held its annual fundraising festival. Art Perez had been hearing balloons pop that morning due to the heat. Perez, a Burbank police officer and parishioner at the Granada Hills church, was at the festival, along with his wife and 11-year-old daughter, helping set up. But when Perez heard a few louder pops before the festival opened to the public at 11 a.m. May 17, he immediately suspected it wasn’t just the sound of balloons, but rather gunfire.
August 4, 2004
Hollis Forbes Hollis Forbes died Aug. 1, 2004, in Granada Hills. He was 89. He was born Aug. 15, 1914, in Van Nuys, and was a Burbank resident for 43 years. He is survived by his son, John Forbes; daughter, Cheryl Elm; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were private. Latayne Colvett Stanfill Latayne Colvett Stanfill died July 28, 2004, in Glendale. She was 90. She was born April 23, 1914, in West Tennessee, and was a longtime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
June 16, 2004
Erik Boal It might have only been the first day of a demanding passing-league schedule for the Burbank High football team, but it was apparent Saturday that Greg Sobiech's level of expectation for his squad is higher than ever. That's why even after winning four of seven games in the second annual Crescenta Valley Passing Classic at the Glendale Sports Complex, the third-year coach didn't mince words when addressing his players following their 24-18 loss to North Hollywood in the opening round of the single-elimination playoffs.
June 25, 2003
Jim Riggio Something obviously happened to the returning members of the Burroughs' High boys' varsity soccer team since last season. That something was evident immediately Monday evening when the Indians opened summer league play with a 3-1 over a talented Granada Hills High team in the High School Boys' Summer League. The Indians showed improvement all over the field, and dominated after Granada Hills put up a strong fight in the first half. Most impressive was the play in the midfield, and with the Indians' offensive attack.
May 17, 2003
Arenas -- Barrett Michelle Arenas of Granada Hills and Sean Gabriel Barrett of Glendale have announced their engagement and plan to marry in July. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gladys Valencia of Granada Hills. She was raised in Glendale and graduated from Holy Family High School in Glendale in 1999. She will soon graduate from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in child development. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Richard and Ginger Barrett of Glendale.
August 5, 2000
Erica June Sweet and Brad Curtis Watkins exchanged marriage vows in a beautiful garden ceremony at the Hyatt Hotel in Valencia. More than 300 guests attended the wedding, which was officiated by the Rev. Larry Stamper. The matron of honor was Laurie Fenstermacher. Bridesmaids were Kari Campano, Francine Hernandez, Tamika Kidd, Beth Sweet and Lynn "Buck" Watkins. The flower girls were Justine Quinteros, Emily Watkins, Gabrielle Campano and Abby Sweet. The best men were Ryan Bramen and Todd Watkins.