July 4, 2001
Joyce Rudolph HOLLYWOOD HILLS -- The Rev. Dr. Jerry A. Jones of Burbank Community Church will receive the Spirit of America Award at 9 a.m. today at the Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills. The event, featuring a Boy Scout flag-raising ceremony and singing by the Southern California Mormon Choir, is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Glendale and North Hollywood stakes. Jones has served the ministry for 52 years.
March 15, 2000
Road'ers display hot rods at Bob's GLENDALE -- The Road'ers Car Club will have a Cruise In from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Bob's Big Boy, 1507 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale. Trophies will be awarded to those showing their beautiful muscle cars, classic cars or hot rods, and there will be music provided by D.J. Leroy. There is no entrance fee. The event is made for the whole family. For information, call Jim Thomas at 842-0325. Barbershop singers perfecting harmony HOLLYWOOD HILLS -- The Crescenta Valley Chapter of the society for preservation of barbershop singing will entertain at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Hollywood Hills.
January 25, 2003
IRA R. ALLEN Ira R. Allen, 74, died Jan. 20, 2003, in Burbank. Born June 9, 1928, in Burbank, he was a police officer who lived in the city his whole life. Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Alice. The graveside service was Friday at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills. CHARLES E. LEVANDOFSKY Charles E. Levandofsky, 86, died Jan. 9, 2003. Born July 5, 1916, he was a longtime Burbank resident who worked for the Lockheed Corp. for 41 years.
August 3, 2002
Amber Willard Frank Inn might not have lived in Burbank, but he certainly helped put the city on the map when he rescued a scruffy puppy from the Burbank Animal Shelter. The mutt went on to star as Benji in several films. Inn died July 27 at a nursing home in Sylmar. He was 86. Inn did not take in Higgins, who later became Benji, with the thought of making him a star. The poodle-terrier- cocker spaniel mix was the last of a litter dropped off at the shelter in 1960 and would have been put to sleep if Inn had not taken him in. A few years before, Inn started his own animal training business and a filmmaker visiting Inn's ranch saw Higgins and knew he had found the right dog for the job. "Higgins was an all-Amer- ican cross between Burbank and Hollywood," Inn said in an interview a year ago with the Leader.
April 12, 2000
Joyce Rudolph BURBANK -- Burbank Chamber Orchestra will present a program of works by Beethoven, Schumann and Mozart at its free concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Steven Kerstein, music director, will conduct the orchestra in Beethoven's "Pastorale" Symphony, Robert Schumann's Concerto for Cello, featuring universally acclaimed cellist Steven Richards, and Mozart's Overture to "Don Giovanni." Soloist Richards is the Burbank orchestra's principal cellist and reviewers have praised his elegant and impassioned playing and said he has a unique ability to make the cello sound like a hman voice.
January 14, 2004
Sheryl Spicer Scott Sheryl Spicer Scott, 43, died Jan. 8, 2004, in West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from John Burroughs High in 1978 and lived in Burbank for 29 years. She is survived by her husband, Dean; and daughters, Sara and Stephanie. Funeral services were Tuesday in Utah. Kenneth H. Hartman Kenneth H. Hartman, 79, died Jan. 8, 2004, in Bakersfield. He was born on Aug. 3, 1924, and was a resident of Burbank for 50 years.
July 8, 2009
Ongoing coverage of the Burbank-area memorial for Michael Jackson from the Burbank Leader and Los Angeles Times. Look here for local impact, and to The Times for regional and international news. Additional updates available via Twitter. Michael Jackson fans flock to Burbank area memorial BURBANK – Hoards of fans surrounded the perimeter of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in the Hollywood Hills this morning, waiting for a caravan of SUVs and limousines carrying the family of Michael Jackson.
June 28, 2003
ANTHONY J. DE MAIO SR. Anthony J. De Maio Sr., 89, died June 26, 2003, in Burbank. He was born Nov. 7, 1913, in New Haven, Conn., and lived in Burbank for 41 years. He worked as a supervisor for manufacturing Disneyland rides for 23 years. Mr. De Maio is survived by his daughters, Marie Amarante and Lorraine Karetov; son, Anthony Jr.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian burial is at 10 a.m. today at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 133 N. Fifth St. The interment follows at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles.