April 26, 2011
BURBANK HIGH — It is a busy week for the Burbank High and Burroughs track and field teams. Not only did the squads have to go against one another in their annual rivalry meet Tuesday, but the Indians and Bulldogs — along with the rest of the league — will be back in action Friday for the Pacific League preliminaries at Arcadia High. "The only other way to do it would be to run the prelims and finals in the same week," Burroughs Coach John Peebles said. Looking for momentum heading into Friday's meet, the Bulldogs broke some longstanding streaks by sweeping the Indians in Tuesday's event at Burbank High.
November 5, 2011
ARCADIA - There were three compelling local story lines involved with the Pacific League cross-country finals Thursday at Arcadia Park. Along with whether the Crescenta Valley High girls' team could capture its ninth straight league championship, there was also the question of would Burroughs' Anthony Monroy be able to win an individual boys' title and could the Arcadia boys' team hold off an upstart Burbank squad? Unfortunately for the area teams and Monroy, the answer on all three counts was no. In an extremely competitive and tight girls' race that was decided in the final few hundred meters, the Falcons fell short of their bid to capture another title as Arcadia pulled out a 24-31 victory.
June 22, 2010
OLIVE PARK — For most of the Hap Minor Baseball season, players were mainly concerned with team-orientated goals, like winning divisional titles. But at the 54rd annual Burbank Civitan Club Baseball Jamboree, it was a time for individual accomplishments in the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services event Saturday at Olive Park. The day of events marked the end of the season for the city's premiere baseball league. Nearly 500 players from 41 teams took part.
November 15, 2013
BURBANK - At times appearing utterly unstoppable, the Burbank High football team paved its way to the program's first postseason victory since 2009 on the back of a high-flying offense. The host Bulldogs totaled 630 yards of offense, 34 first downs and seven touchdown in stampeding visiting Mayfair, 49-14, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs at Memorial Field on Friday evening. With the victory, Burbank, the city's lone playoff survivor, earned a date into the second round versus upstart Del Rio League third-place finisher Santa Fe at Pioneer High in Whittier on Nov. 22. The Chiefs (7-4)
October 4, 2013
Several Republican congressmen have come under fire for quoting the Bible as justification for cutting nutritional assistance to America's poor. Congress has moved to slash more than $4 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP - better known as food stamps. In the face of criticism, Representatives Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) quoted a verse from 2 Thessalonians: “For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat.” Several religion bloggers have pointed out that the quote is completely out of context; its author was referring to “ancient Christians who had stopped working in anticipation of Jesus' Second Coming.” They have also pointed to the irony of using a biblical quote when, as Rev. Jennifer Butler puts it, “From cover to cover, the Bible is 100 percent clear that God requires us to care for our brothers and sisters in poverty.” Q: What's your take on this?
March 7, 2009
The Supreme Court ruled last week that a city in Utah did not have to display a monument from an obscure local religious group in a public park, even though the park contained a display featuring the Ten Commandments. The religious group, known as Summum, argued that if the city displayed a Christian message on public property, it had an obligation to give all other religions equal space. The court, however, ruled that the 1st Amendment does not cover the right to erect a park monument and that the government could not be expected to appease every group in a community in that regard.
November 18, 2006
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene : Free event at Pickwick to feature professional ice hockey athletes : Ice hockey enthusiasts and youth players will get a chance to meet and learn fundamentals from members of the Los Angeles Kings. Players, coaches and broadcasters from the organization will be at Pickwick Ice Arena (1001 Riverside Dr.) from 3-4 p.m. Sunday for the 2006 L.A. Kings Rink Tour. Pickwick will be one of eight facilities visited by separate groups of players and coaches in events that are free to the public.
July 15, 2006
Yahoo.com has offered opportunities for celebrities to ask questions to Yahoo users. Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has reportedly chimed in with a question ? "In a world that is in chaos politically, socially and environmentally, how can the human race sustain itself?" Hawking has reportedly said that the ability for humans to continue living depends on our ability to colonize away from Earth as the planet is increasingly threatened by disaster. From a faith perspective, what do you think humans must do to sustain the human race?