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THE818NOW
June 26, 2012
Native American heritage - especially that of the Verdugo Mountains and the Los Angeles area - was celebrated Sunday at an event in Burbank. The Tongva Nation Dancers from the Gabrielino/Tongva Tribal Council performed. And the Stough Canyon Woodcarvers Show, featuring the Smoky Hollow Woodcarvers, was also part of the event, which was organized by the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department. -- Maria Hsin, Times Community News Twitter: @mariahsin  
NEWS
October 16, 2010
How many times over the years have residents cried foul on the so-called mansionization of a home in their neighborhood? Or when a project that clearly doesn't "fit in" is erected? The city's Heritage Commission this week voted to more actively promote and pursue the creation of historic districts, largely in an effort to protect old neighborhoods from such incursions. It's a needed safeguard as Burbank's decidedly 1950s-era feel continues to become more vintage with each passing year.
SPORTS
November 16, 2012
Football coaches Corey Enman and Dan Moore have spent hours breaking down film on opponents this season. In addition, the coaches extensively scout every opponent in detail, spend an exhausting amount of time preparing their players for games and have developed elaborate offensive and defensive schemes. “We have probably watched over 100 hours of film so far this season,” Enman said. “We just try and do what we can to have the kids as prepared for games as possible.” Enman and Moore don't coach at the college level, or even among the high school ranks.
THE818NOW
March 26, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday began the process of considering two controversial cases involving whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry: Proposition 8, California's 2008 ban on gay marriage, and the Defense of Marriage Act, which since 1996 has defined marriage for federal purposes as a union between a man and a woman. Burbank residents Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo were catapulted onto the national stage when the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would rule on the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 , which the pair sued to overturn, along with a lesbian couple.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2005
History of ViolenceIf you like your violence slow and introspective, there is a slight chance you will be intrigued by "A History of Violence." If you're looking to kill time with an exciting Hollywood shoot-'em up, you will be very disappointed. Viggo Mortensen stars as family man, Tom Stall. Unbeknownst to his family, Tom used to be a ruthless killer in Philadelphia named Joey Cusack. Joey has relocated to a small town in Indiana and he's married with two wonderful children. When Joey's past catches up with "Tom," the so-called history of violence is brought to our attention.
SPORTS
July 23, 2010
•Became the first player in program history to earn All-CIF honors. •Was named co-Pacific League Player of the Year. •Set Burroughs school records in assists with 722 and blocks with 63. He also had 68 kills and led team with 28 aces. •Helped Indians win share of the Pacific League championship, the first in program history. •Guided Burroughs to its first-ever win the playoffs.
NEWS
January 30, 2002
Mr. Simmons reminds us all of our rich history here in the San Fernando Valley, and I am delighted that the Burbank Leader has provided a forum for its preservation. Without these printed words, the history will be lost, and we will all be the losers in the long run. Another archive of our aviation history is from the Burbank Aviation Museum, a nonprofit group dedicated to the preservation of our great aviation history. In a newsletter article dated September 1993, we learn that Dave Simmons has a long history in aviation.
NEWS
January 1, 2003
Ryan Carter It's taking time, but Burbank firefighters are trying to put the department's 93-year history online. As the Burbank Fire Department moved into its new headquarters and a new fire station four years ago, workers found a box full of black-and-white department photos. Some were shots of old fire rigs and firefighters, others of accident scenes and training scenarios. It was the mother lode for firefighters interested in preserving the department's history.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | January 12, 2011
Glenoaks Boulevard pedestrians don't typically attract much attention, but a man walking down the street Saturday wearing a friar's habit and a tonsure haircut sure did. The tonsure, or "Friar Tuck" haircut was the final piece of Charlie Schroeder's historical reenactment this weekend, which garnered jokes about how cold his head was and tears from his wife. "I walked in and she started crying from shock," Schroeder said. "And yes, she knows I'm crazy. " Schroeder's reenactment of an 18th century friar's walk between the San Gabriel Mission Arcángel to San Fernando Mission Rey de España, a distance of 26.7 miles, is the culmination of a year of research for his first book about the past 2,000 years of Western civilization.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | May 1, 2014
After winning its first Liberty League championship in 13 years a year ago, the Pioneers lost two key players, namely All-CIF Southern Section standout Phil Harvey, who graduated. After the team's next-best offensive weapon transferred, even Pioneers Coach Josh Eggleston thought the prospect of his team repeating as league champion was slim at best. But his players kept telling the coach that winning league was something they could do, even if the coach brushed it off. Having to retool the offense and bring up a crop of players from the junior varsity program, Eggleston helped guide the Pioneers in the right direction.
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COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | April 8, 2014
Burbank identical twins Erin and Jamie Schonauer have completed a project to collect and organize almost 200 historical photographs into a paperback book that will be released on April 14. “Early Burbank” was published by Arcadia Publishing, a company that works with individuals, historians and historical societies to publish books that preserve the history of local communities through its Images of America series. The authors will give a talk about Burbank's history and sell and sign their book from 2 to 3 p.m. April 26 at the Buena Vista Library.
COMMUNITY
By David Laurell | April 30, 2013
“Harry and Mary Jane Strickland have been a great gift to Burbank,” said Emily Gabel-Luddy, the woman who, barring any unforeseen surprise, will by this afternoon have joined the ranks of 58 other men and women who over the past century have served as the city's mayor. “They have made sure our proud history is a part of our present and, more importantly, our future,” she added. An assemblage of more than 130 people joined Gabel-Ludy in showing their appreciation for the Stricklands' work in establishing the Burbank Historical Society at the Gordon R. Howard Museum this past Saturday evening.
THE818NOW
March 26, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday began the process of considering two controversial cases involving whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry: Proposition 8, California's 2008 ban on gay marriage, and the Defense of Marriage Act, which since 1996 has defined marriage for federal purposes as a union between a man and a woman. Burbank residents Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo were catapulted onto the national stage when the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would rule on the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 , which the pair sued to overturn, along with a lesbian couple.
THE818NOW
January 24, 2013
A 78-year-old woman with a history of dementia and paranoia has been reported missing since Jan. 13, Burbank police said. The woman, Mary Yacoubian, was last seen leaving the Burbank Extended Stay Apartments -- located at 2611 W. Olive Ave. -- on the afternoon of Jan. 13, pulling a small rolling suitcase, said Burbank Police Lt. Matthew Ferguson. Yacoubian is 5 feet, 3 inches tall, 120 pounds and has shoulder length, salt-and-pepper colored hair and brown eyes, police said. Yacoubian does not have a cell phone and usually travels via public transportation, according to police.
THE818NOW
December 3, 2012
Gary Casella hovered over a 17-foot bundled Christmas tree one recent morning under a large white tent on the Burbank High School soccer field. “This one's going to the city of Burbank,” Casella, 74, said of the 19-year-old tree, one of the first he would deliver this season. Casella's 75-year-old Christmas tree business - founded in 1937 by his father, Paul Casella - has been operating in Burbank for nearly five decades. “I told my dad before he passed I'd get to 75 years,” Casella said of the business.
SPORTS
November 16, 2012
Football coaches Corey Enman and Dan Moore have spent hours breaking down film on opponents this season. In addition, the coaches extensively scout every opponent in detail, spend an exhausting amount of time preparing their players for games and have developed elaborate offensive and defensive schemes. “We have probably watched over 100 hours of film so far this season,” Enman said. “We just try and do what we can to have the kids as prepared for games as possible.” Enman and Moore don't coach at the college level, or even among the high school ranks.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | July 3, 2012
A historical bond has developed between the Burbank Historical Society and Story Tavern, a new restaurant opening Tuesday on San Fernando Boulevard. Story Tavern now occupies the historic building at 150 S. San Fernando Blvd., which once housed Story Hardware, owned by Burbank's first mayor Thomas Story, at the time of the city's incorporation in 1911. The Burbank Historical Society has provided 80 historic photographs to decorate the restaurant, said society President Sue Baldaseroni.
THE818NOW
June 26, 2012
Native American heritage - especially that of the Verdugo Mountains and the Los Angeles area - was celebrated Sunday at an event in Burbank. The Tongva Nation Dancers from the Gabrielino/Tongva Tribal Council performed. And the Stough Canyon Woodcarvers Show, featuring the Smoky Hollow Woodcarvers, was also part of the event, which was organized by the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department. -- Maria Hsin, Times Community News Twitter: @mariahsin  
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lynne Heffley | May 12, 2012
The summer heat permeates a New York hotel room, circa 1972. A slim and sexy blond, clad only in a lacy white slip, lifts a languid hand to fan herself as she needles and nags the room's other occupant: playwright Tennessee Williams. In Joe Besecker's poignant and steamy drama, “Tennessee in Summer,” at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre in Burbank, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” answers the young woman's gibes in kind as he sits at his typewriter, struggling to finish a new play.
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