October 19, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown continued to press his case for Proposition 30 on Friday, telling a coalition of business leaders in Burbank that if the tax measure fails, K-12 and higher education will be hit with billions of dollars in funding cuts. Proposition 30 would implement a quarter-cent hike in the state sales tax for four years and a seven-year increase in income taxes for those making more than $250,000 a year. The measure has been clinging to a narrow lead in the polls ahead of the Nov. 6 election, but it faces renewed opposition on the airwaves.
July 12, 2012
Burbank Unified will be one of just a few school districts statewide to get a $75,000-grant to help adult education students transition to higher education, officials announced Thursday. Grant recipients had to demonstrate a “clear and substantial plan” for assisting adult students in their efforts to graduate into college or vocational career institutions, according to an announcement from state superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson. “California's demand for a highly educated workforce continues to grow, and we must keep up,” Torlakson said in a statement.
January 31, 2012
On Saturday, Jan. 21, the P.E.O. Sisterhood celebrated Founder's Day and the 143rd anniversary of the exact date of its founding. The event was held at Woodbury University. Chris Welker, Burbank Reciprocity President and Chairwoman of the day welcomed guests and introduced 50-year members, Skip Flora and Helen vonSeggern, Chapter EO and Jane Shanks, Chapter U. After brunch, the ladies enjoyed a fashion show with their members depicting the original seven founders of 1869 in modern-day dress with the message of Founder's Day, which is continuity through adaptation to time.
December 4, 2010
McKinley Elementary School students on Friday staked their loyalties in one of college football's classic matchups. The campus was awash in the cardinal and gold of USC, and the blue and gold of UCLA for Rivalry Day, an annual college-focused celebration that coincides with the annual matchup. "The main point is to inspire them to think about what they want to do in their future," said Suzanne Weerts, a McKinley mother and the founder of Rivalry Day. "And some people go to a college because of college sports.
January 9, 2010
Local legislators reacted with optimism to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger?s final State of the State address Wednesday, but said they were eager for specific solutions to California?s laundry list of structural problems. State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) said she was encouraged by the governor?s calls to action for solving a revenue shortfall he estimated at nearly $20 billion, but said solutions would not be easy to come by. ?We got the message about ?Kumbaya? and working together and all of that, but like everything else, the devil?
February 3, 2007
Rep. Adam Schiff, who represents Glendale and Burbank, announced the introduction of a resolution Tuesday recognizing and commemorating the Armenian genocide. It is the second year Schiff has introduced such a resolution, but looked for Congress' new leadership to help him pass the resolution this year. It received support in the form of 165 co-signing members of Congress. The resolution has the support of the Armenian National Committee of America, the Armenian Assembly of America and the U.S. Armenia Public Affairs Committee Schiff stated that the U.S. has both compelling moral and historical reasons to formally recognize the Armenian genocide as well as the ability to bring further attention the genocides currently taking place in other parts of the world.
January 13, 2007
AREA WOMEN ATTEND CATHOLIC MEETING IN LOS ANGELES Area residents attended the recent Los Angeles Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Conference at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles. Patricia Granja of Holy Family Parish in Glendale and president of the East San Fernando District of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women attended. Joining her at the event were board members Esther Rincon , first vice president, of St. Finbar Church in Burbank; Iva Carrico , second vice president, of Incarnation Church in Glendale; Marianna Jarnot , third vice president, St. Ferdinand Church in Sylmar; and Sarah de la Torre , secretary, Incarnation Church.
August 19, 2006
The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic presented the first Mary Ellen Gilstrap Memorial Scholarship to Mary Kate Hurlbutt, a graduate of La Cañada High School. Mary Kate is planning to attend Stanford University this fall, with a major in writing or political science. She has a 4.5 GPA, is an Advanced Placement Scholar, a National Merit Commended Student, and is in Who's Who Among High School Students. The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic supports today's young women in their pursuit of higher education.
November 12, 2005
GLENDALE -- Making the leap from high school to college can be daunting for any student. For special education students and their parents, the transition can be even more complex. More than 100 students and family members gathered at Glendale Community College Wednesday to discuss the challenges that face students with disabilities and the tough decisions that their families will have to make about their education. "There's an awful lot to consider," said Ellen Oppenberg, coordinator for the Glendale Community College Instruction Assistance Center.
May 4, 2002
Maya Kukes HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- A national expert on Hispanic higher education will discuss "diversity and changing demographics in America" at Woodbury University's commencement on May 11. The speaker, Antonio Flores, is president and chief executive officer of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Flores leads an international association of higher education representing more than 300 colleges and universities where Hispanics constitute a minimum of 25 percent of the total enrollment.