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January 30, 2010
STUDENTS RAISE FUNDS FOR HAITI After baking many chocolate chip cookies and squeezing countless lemons, three Burbank students Taylor Austin , 13, John Muir Middle School; Samantha Ainian , 13, Muir Middle School; and Emily Barnett , 13, Luther Middle School; raised $1,100 for the people of Haiti in just three hours from their lemon-?aid? stand Jan. 16 in front of a local Trader Joe?s. Donations raised from shoppers totaled $500, and a few residents provided ?
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By Michael Arvizu | March 27, 2010
With a big sigh, he begins. ?After the earthquake, I was utterly devastated and distraught.? Speaking to me by phone from his office in downtown Los Angeles was Andrew Devon Tashjian, a Mormon missionary who resides in La Cañada Flintridge. I had the opportunity to speak to Tashjian on Tuesday morning about his experiences working in Haiti on the heels of the monstrous earthquake that hit the impoverished nation in January. ?I didn?t know who had lost their home; I didn?
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By Max Zimbert | January 20, 2010
DOWNTOWN— As the U.S. prepares to expand its aid in and outside Haiti, students across Burbank and Glendale are gearing up to do their part with donation drives throughout the next two weeks. Nearly every school in Burbank Unified School District will be donating goods to one or several charities involved in the relief effort. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have said money is the most sorely needed commodity, and students from Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta will send every penny donated to UNICEF’s Haiti relief fund, the U.S. Fund.
FEATURES
January 23, 2010
I like Burbank Police Capt. Janice Lowers’ letter to The Leader about the recent record of the Police Department. Her statistics showing our department’s improving record is very positive. Yes, there a few negative incidents, but the Police Department is human like the rest of us. I did not read Robert Phipps’ column in the Leader that criticized the Police Department. According to Lowers, Phipps said Burbank residents are receiving inferior protection, and that the record of the Burbank Police Department is substandard!
BUSINESS
January 26, 2010
Donations being made for relief in Haiti Responding to the need for clothing and linens due to the earthquake in Haiti, Milt & Edie’s Drycleaners & Tailoring Center in Burbank is diverting all new and existing donations to their general “Clothes for Those in Need” drive for Haitian relief. Milt & Edie’s Drycleaners & Tailoring Center is at 4021 W. Alameda Ave. in Burbank. For more information about donating garments, blankets, linens and more to the Haitian relief effort, call Milt Chortkoff at (818)
FEATURES
January 23, 2010
Maybe it was the images of devastated Haitians this past week that filled our TV sets, or the sense of impending disaster that permeated the county with one rough storm after another, but the way our local schools mobilized to join the Haiti relief effort was a welcome reminder that we are grooming capable leaders for the next generation. Yes, businesses have set up donation drives, and nonprofits have banded together. And we?ve sent medical professionals and emergency crews. But those are, by definition, professionals, trained and bred to answer the call of duty wherever it may be. But when it would be just as easy to tune it all out and focus on Facebook and how to keep hairdos maintained in the pouring rain, it was our local students who?
FEATURES
January 30, 2010
A nation of desperate and grieving people showed the fervency of their faith this past weekend. Haitians mourned an archbishop, prayed in an open-air revival and, later in the day, witnessed a miracle. But some have said that the fate that has befallen Haiti is the ire of God. Others, like Archbishop of Santo Domingo Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, “has firmly rejected the idea that the tragedy in Haiti was a punishment from God,” according to an article in Catholic News Agency.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 14, 2012
Art students at John Burroughs High School will again create paintings to be hand-delivered to orphans in Rwanda, Haiti, El Salvador, Vietnam, Ghana and Bolivia. Last year, Dena Williams' class created 20 acrylics of children living in a Sierra Leone orphanage. Sixteen-year-old Michah Workman painted the portrait of a young girl. “I felt blessed that I was going to be able to make a little girl happy,” Michah said. “The Memory Project,” an organization based in Wisconsin, delivered each painting.
NEWS
January 23, 2010
A Senate election in Massachusetts rocked the national political scene Tuesday after a heavily favored Democratic candidate lost to a little-known Republican, stirring concerns about the future of Democratic priorities and the potential for congressional shake-ups in November elections. Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), David Dreier (R-San Dimas) and Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) will be up for election in June, along with all members of the House of Representatives. In Massachusetts, Scott Brown, a Republican state senator, upset the state’s attorney general, Martha Coakley, a Democrat who had been favored by more than 30% in voter polls as recently as November.
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By Michael Arvizu | March 27, 2010
With a big sigh, he begins. ?After the earthquake, I was utterly devastated and distraught.? Speaking to me by phone from his office in downtown Los Angeles was Andrew Devon Tashjian, a Mormon missionary who resides in La Cañada Flintridge. I had the opportunity to speak to Tashjian on Tuesday morning about his experiences working in Haiti on the heels of the monstrous earthquake that hit the impoverished nation in January. ?I didn?t know who had lost their home; I didn?
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FEATURES
January 30, 2010
STUDENTS RAISE FUNDS FOR HAITI After baking many chocolate chip cookies and squeezing countless lemons, three Burbank students Taylor Austin , 13, John Muir Middle School; Samantha Ainian , 13, Muir Middle School; and Emily Barnett , 13, Luther Middle School; raised $1,100 for the people of Haiti in just three hours from their lemon-?aid? stand Jan. 16 in front of a local Trader Joe?s. Donations raised from shoppers totaled $500, and a few residents provided ?
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | January 20, 2010
DOWNTOWN— As the U.S. prepares to expand its aid in and outside Haiti, students across Burbank and Glendale are gearing up to do their part with donation drives throughout the next two weeks. Nearly every school in Burbank Unified School District will be donating goods to one or several charities involved in the relief effort. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have said money is the most sorely needed commodity, and students from Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta will send every penny donated to UNICEF’s Haiti relief fund, the U.S. Fund.
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