September 13, 2008
Have you been shamed in your life? Shame is a unique emotion. It goes beyond embarrassment and permeates our very soul in a destructive manner. Some of us were shamed as children. Perhaps it was constant by a verbally abusive parent, or perchance it was a one-time incident with a teacher or some other authoritative figure. As a therapist, I listen to stories of people who have been shamed. Even a solitary incident can root itself into our spirits and change the way we view ourselves and those around us. Our self-esteem can be built upon a life of praise or a life of shame.
November 7, 2009
PORTER RANCH — The bereaved family of Burbank Police Sgt. Neil Thomas Gunn gathered for his service Thursday at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch. Friends and family members memorialized the life of the 22-year award-winning department veteran who died last week of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the chest at North Sunset Canyon Drive and East Harvard Road. Some officers served as pallbearers, together flooding the room in a wash of deep blue. Born Feb. 18, 1959, in Glendale, Gunn married his wife Tina in 1977, and the pair had three children, Lesli, Dawna and Neil.
October 10, 2007
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center will open a new healing facility next week, but not the kind that sets broken bones or stitches wounds. The Healing Gardens, a 25,000-square-foot lounging area at the heart of the hospital’s campus, is set to heal the souls of the hospital’s patrons and staff. It includes two koi ponds, shady sitting spots, an outdoor cafe eating area and a meditative walking path and is a part of the $151.7-million building project for the northeast tower at the hospital.
November 11, 2009
CITY HALL — Police Chief Tim Stehr on Tuesday said his decision to step down at year’s end was in the best interest of the city and the department. On Monday, Stehr announced his intent to retire effective Dec. 31 amid an FBI investigation into police misconduct and a growing stack of lawsuits against the city. “I am truly looking after the interests of the city and the department to do the right thing,” Stehr said Tuesday. “In light of all the incidents that have occurred, and the controversies that are occurring, I may be a hindrance at this time for the department moving forward, and I am doing it for that reason.
September 30, 2013
A roadside memorial had grown on Monday to include hundreds of candles, bouquets of flowers and about a dozen posters covered with photographs and heart-felt notes memorializing the victims of the fatal car crash in Burbank on Saturday. Friends and former classmates gathered in mourning at the scene, where the single-car crash claimed the lives of five young men and women, and left one injured. PHOTOS: Memorial honoring five killed in Burbank car crash While authorities have not confirmed their identities, the five who were killed were identified by friends visiting the memorial as Malak Hariri, Sebastian Forero, Stephen Stoll, Sugey Cuevas and Sameer Nevarez.
September 19, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Continuing in the patriotic fervor that has gripped a mourning nation, a tribute was held on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday for the victims of the terrorist actions on the East Coast. Dozens arrived at the steps at 275 E. Olive St. to join in an hour of prayer, reflection, speeches and patriotic songs. "I think it's just something the city feels," said Cinda Cates, spokeswoman for the city. "We want to recognize the oneness of the nation.
February 18, 2014
An actress who first broke into national prominence in the 1960s, Toni Bua starred on the CBS daytime drama "Love of Life" as Tess Krakauer opposite her real-life love and husband, Gene Bua . As the years went by, Toni and Gene left New York and came to Burbank, where they made their mark by teaching and showcasing new talent through their Acting for Life Theater. They also worked with at-risk youth - work for which they were recognized by elected officials on federal, county and local levels.