August 9, 2013
Jane Barnett, a longtime conservative activist who served as an officer of the Glendale-Burbank Republican Assembly and as chair of the Los Angeles County Republican Party, died Thursday after a battle with cancer. She was 65. Barnett, a Burbank resident, started volunteering for conservative political campaigns in the 1960s. She later worked as a district representative for former area state Assemblymen Pat Nolan and Jim Rogan. In 2008, she ran for the Glendale-Burbank Assembly seat as the Republican nominee.
November 10, 2001
Zonta honors volunteers at annual luncheon Looking back on her reign as Woman of the Year, Julia Larsen told guests she appreciated receiving the title, won years ago by her mother the late Mae Horn. Larsen passed on the title to Joan Ortiz Nov. 3 at The Castaway. "It was a great honor and I really did appreciate receiving it," Larsen said. Also nominated for the award were Sandy Dennis and Lorraine Bellis-Mark. Dennis was born in Burbank and graduated from Burroughs High School.
November 11, 2009
GIRLS? VOLLEYBALL Bellarmine-Jefferson d. Duarte, 25-18, 25-12, 25-17 : The host Guards rolled to a win Tuesday in an opening-round CIF Southern Section Division 4A playoff match. Bell-Jeff (20-8), which captured the Santa Cruz League championship, received nine kills, 11 assists and four aces from sophomore Jocelyn Cervantes. Teammate Breanna Pedron added five kills and 16 assists. Bell-Jeff will play at Santa Clara ? the No. 3 team from the Frontier League ? Thursday in a second-round match.
February 26, 2000
Joyce Rudolph Actor Gordon Jump, Longtime friend of Scouting, will be master of ceremonies and auctioneer for this year's "Remembering Radio Days" dinner fund-raiser for the Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scouts of America. The annual Big Strike Auction will be March 10 at the Hilton Glendale. Bob and Joan Nellis will co-chair the event. A television performer most of his life, Jump began his career with major parts in "Daniel Boone," "Get Smart," "Mary Tyler Moore," "Mannix" and "Lou Grant."
June 25, 2008
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? The L.A. Cinema Club will show members? favorite vacation videos at 7:30 p.m. at the Little White Chapel, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. For more information, call Walt Gilmore at (818) 842-3820. ? Brian Michael Jenkins, one of the world?s foremost authorities on terrorism and counter-terrorism strategies, will present a lecture titled ?
August 28, 2004
Scott Melesky Not many things have gone right for the Glendale Community College women's volleyball team the past decade. The struggling program was scrapped in 2002, after the college's athletic department decided the team couldn't field enough players. The Vaqueros returned last season from their brief hiatus, but struggled, going 1-18 and 0-14 in the Western State Conference. Through two months of gloom, the Vaqueros had two bright spots in setter/outside hitter Jocelyn Abad and Merisol Speat.
June 9, 2006
NORWALK — Andrew Steben expected nothing less. The St. Francis High senior entered Saturday's CIF Southern Section Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College as the favorite to take home the Division III title in the pole vault. And that's exactly what he did. Steben won the division title by recording a personal-best leap of 15 feet 6, a foot higher than Atascadero's A.J. Teunissen and Temple City's Hoku Hu, who tied for second. "I was pretty sure I could win the title," Steben said.
February 22, 2003
Jeff Tully With just one postseason victory in the history of the program, the Providence High girls' basketball team didn't have an impressive track record in the CIF Southern Section playoffs. However, led by a seasoned core of seniors, the Pioneers pushed history aside Thursday and defeated Ventura St. Bonaventure, 50-43, in a Division IVAA opening-round game at Providence. The Pioneers will play at 7:30 tonight in a second-round game at home.
November 5, 2010
GIRLS' TENNIS: Pacific League finals: Burbank High's Meredy Gharabegi and Ashley Basco had a surprising finish in the event Wednesday at Pasadena. Although the Bulldogs players competed exclusively in singles this season, they were paired up for the league tournament. The two pulled off some upsets to place third in league. In the third-place game, Gharabegi and Basco defeated Arcadia's No. 1 duo of Michelle Zhu and Elizabeth Lieu, 8-4. In the semifinals, the Bulldogs fell to eventual-champions, Sarah Ali and Karen Ataian of Crescenta Valley, 6-1, 6-0. Gharabegi and Basco earned a spot in the semifinals with two victories in the league preliminaries Monday at the same venue.