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By Leah Brandon | March 14, 2007
In response to your Mailbag letters published on March 3, from Johnny Butler, "a handful of selfish people can force the rest of the city to suffer," and Brian Cooper, "what makes this part of Burbank so unique?" ("Selfish interests did market project in" and "Rancho should not be the City Council," respectively), I would just like to say, Earth to the uninformed: Butler, we are not a handful of selfish people. We are a large neighborhood with a history and zoning regulations that prohibit the gigantic Whole Foods supermarket that was being forced upon us. And as for Cooper, I'll tell you what makes Rancho so unique.
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SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | November 4, 2006
BURBANK — The Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' cross-county team wanted to make sure it ended the regular season in impressive fashion. The Guards did just that, stepping it up and coming through with a fine performance Wednesday in the Santa Cruz league final at Griffith Park to capture the league title. It is the first title for Bell-Jeff in its new league after jumping from the tough Sunshine League. It is also the Guards' first championship since 2000. "The girls did exactly what we asked them to do in the race," Bell-Jeff Coach Mike Morgan said.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | September 9, 2006
GRIFFITH PARK — Burroughs High girls' cross-country runner Sadee Martinez was nervous prior to the varsity race at the 16th installment of the Burbank All-City Meet. But that's nothing new; the junior always gets a case of the nerves before a meet. However, she put added pressure on herself because being the reigning champion, she wanted to prove that last season's title wasn't a fluke. If that wasn't enough, Martinez's anxiety was heightened when Bellarmine-Jefferson's Gaby Gonzalez went out fast and took an early lead in Thursday's race at Griffith Park.
NEWS
By By Mark R. Madler | December 17, 2005
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles City Councilwoman urged on Wednesday "a thorough" investigation" into allegations that manure stored at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center was leaking into the Los Angeles River. A report by the city's Parks and Recreation Department is expected to be released in January at a meeting of the Los Angeles City Council's Environmental Quality and Waste Management Committee. "I want this to be a thorough investigation," Councilwoman Jan Perry said. "If somebody is out of compliance they need to be penalized and brought into compliance.
SPORTS
November 30, 2005
Bell-Jeff's state run is impressive feat At the beginning of the cross-country season, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' team didn't look to be a breakout squad. In fact, the Guards finished third among Burbank and Burroughs in the 15th installment of the Burbank All-City Meet on Sept. 15 at Griffith Park. However, Bell-Jeff came together as a team and despite struggling in the Sunshine League, advanced to the CIF State Cross-Country Championships. In the Division V race Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno, the Guards placed 11th.
SPORTS
By By Jeff Tully | October 26, 2005
TullyWith one meet remaining, Burroughs boys' cross-county team has chance to claim first Foothill League championship in 21 years The Burroughs High boys' cross-country team has had its share of outstanding runners the past two decades. During that span, there were many seasons in which the Indian squad featured a top athlete who led the team and usually finished ahead of his teammates. However, even with those outstanding runners, Burroughs was never able to win a Foothill League championship.
SPORTS
By By Shel Segal and Jeff Tully | October 15, 2005
ShelCROSS-COUNTRY: By winning second league meet, Burroughs boys look like front-runners. Tribe girls and Burbank boys both place third in Central Park event.SAUGUS -- The way the Burroughs High boys' cross-country team is running, it might be sorry it's leaving the Foothill League. The Indian squad disposed of all its opponents and captured first place in the Foothill League's second meet of the year Wednesday at Central Park in Saugus. It was the first time a Burroughs team has won a race since the league instituted the cluster-meet format -- where all teams compete against one another in the same event -- in 1992.
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
June 25, 2005
Charles Rich Paul Suzuki, a familiar face at local track and field meets for decades, died Wednesday in a freak accident. Suzuki, 77, a long-time official at the Bellarmine-Jefferson Invitational meet and other area track and cross-country events, died when he was hit in the head by a 16-pound shot as athletes prepared for the U.S. track and field championships at the Home Depot Center in Carson. He was reportedly struck around 4 p.m. and was treated on the infield before being transported to Harbor UCLA Medical Center, where he died.
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