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NEWS
July 2, 2003
Go wild at Los Angeles Zoo GRIFFITH PARK -- The Los Angeles Zoo's Go Wild About Summer program begins Tuesday, and features children's musician Joanie Bartels, African drummers Abalaye, puppeteers L.A. Puppet Professional and Puppetrantz!, and storyteller Asha's Baba. To promote reading, the zoo will also feature a Go Wild About Reading event from noon to 1:30 p.m. every weekend through Sept. 1. Celebrities and media personalities will read animal-related books to children.
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NEWS
By: Jeff Tully | September 17, 2005
Burroughs, Burbank and Bellarmine-Jefferson all run their home cross-country meets at Griffith Park. While the Indians and Bulldogs compete on a course near the landmark merry-go-round, the Guards' home layout is on the other side of the park near the Greek Theatre. Although Thursday's 15th installment of the Burbank All-City Meet was held on Bell-Jeff's home course, Burroughs made itself right at home by sweeping the team and individual competitions at the event.
NEWS
September 1, 2004
Scott Melesky Tradition and greatness have defined the Glendale Community College men's cross-country program the past 20 years. Winning 14 of the past 16 Western State Conference championships, including seven in a row, and two state titles since 1994, brings such praise. With five runners -- led by All-WSC second-team selection Raymundo Vasquez and honorable-mention honoree Osbaldo Vargas -- the Vaqueros are eyeing their eighth consecutive conference title, which excites Vaquero Coach Eddie Lopez.
SPORTS
March 20, 2010
BASEBALL Providence 19, Liberty Christian 9 : The Pioneers breezed to an easy nonleague victory Thursday at Pote Field in Griffith Park. It was the second straight win for Providence (2-3). Devin Pugliese, Anthony Galvan and Arman Krapoyan each had three hits for the Pioneers. The game went seven innings and was not halted despite the Pioneers meeting the 10-run mercy rule standard. Providence 3, L.A. Lutheran 1 : The Pioneers recorded their first win of the season Wednesday in the nonleague game at Pote Field in Griffith Park.
NEWS
October 19, 2002
GRIFFITH PARK -- For Burroughs High cross-country Coach John Peebles and his Burbank counterpart Bob Shaw, they have no unrealistic expectations when it comes to Foothill League competition. Realizing that it would likely take a miracle to defeat juggernaut Canyon, the local coaches resigned themselves to the fact their teams will have to play second fiddle to the powerhouse teams. Wednesday, in Foothill League Meet No. 2 at Griffith Park, the locals did well, as the Burroughs girls' team and the Burbank boys' squad came through with second-place finishes.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | May 26, 2007
BURBANK — The traditional Fourth of July fireworks display at the Starlight Bowl will be suspended this year because of concerns over fire safety. Burbank Fire Department officials made the decision after testing moisture levels in the hillside near the bowl, finding vegetation far too brittle to safely conduct a fireworks show, said Burbank Fire Chief Tracy Pansini. "It was a tough decision, but it's the right decision," he said. "The safety of the community has to take preference over launching fireworks.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | August 29, 2012
GRIFFITH PARK - It was a sea of Burbank High royal blue and white Wednesday in the 22nd annual Burbank All-City Cross-Country Meet. The Bulldogs boys' and girls' teams dominated the competition at Griffith Park, besting cross-town rival Burroughs in both races. The Burbank boys - ranked No. 5 in CIF Southern Section Division I - finished with 20 points, besting the Indians (41), Providence (92) and Bellarmine-Jefferson (104). In the girls' competition, Burbank was first with 16 points and was followed by Burroughs (42)
NEWS
September 23, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta LOS ANGELES -- The doctor is in -- but not for much longer. Charles J. Sedgwick, known to most as "Doc," is retiring from his position as chief veterinarian of the Los Angeles Zoo later this month. The 68-year-old Burbank resident has held the post since 1995, but his history with the zoo began in 1964, when he came on for a five-year stint as a veterinarian at the facility's former home in Griffith Park. Sedgwick will retire on Sept.
NEWS
April 16, 2005
The Burbank Vikings Youth Football and Cheer Program will have the first sign-up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23 at the Sport Mart in the Empire Center, 1900 Empire Ave. The divisions are separated by age; 7- to 8-year-olds (up to 105 pounds), 9- to 10-year-olds (up to 125 pounds), 11- to 12-year-olds (up to 150 pounds) and 13- to 14-year-olds (up to 185 pounds). The minimum weight is 55 pounds. For more information, visit the website at www.burbankvikings.
NEWS
August 28, 2002
TODAY The Braille Institute's Mobile Solutions, a specialized van that brings the Braille Institute's programs and services to people unable to travel to the Sight Center in Los Angeles, is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. For more information, call (323) 663-1111. "Wednesday Western Adventures: Family Pictures" is a preschool program that explores family traditions by sharing family stories, looking at family photos and drawing family pictures from 11 a.m. to noon at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park.
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