December 4, 1999
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Four-year-old Sarah Rolat enjoyed the lighting of the menorah and the treats, but for her the best part of Hanukkah is the gifts. Getting a jump on the official start of Hanukkah -- which began at sundown Friday -- Sarah and her classmates at Burbank Temple Emanu El preschool began their celebration Friday morning. The children sang songs, made paper crowns and ate traditional holiday foods such as latkes, or potato pancakes, and jelly doughnuts.
June 4, 2008
Adriana Alvarenga fidgeted with her cap and gown in anxious anticipation for the Burbank Adult School graduation ceremony to begin on Wednesday. “I am so happy to finish. I’ve come a long way,” said Alvarenga, who received her high-school diploma and last month was inducted into the school’s Honor Society. After attending Eagle Rock High School for three years, she dropped out to help support her family. Now, with graduation certificate in hand, she plans to start classes in September at Glendale Community College.
October 28, 2000
Important evidence of Rep. James Rogan's extremism has been hiding in a Congress subcommittee, no doubt to keep it from spurring election-year arguments. It'll come back out, though if the religious right gains big in November. A year ago, a constitutional amendment was reintroduced in the House of Representatives to much hoopla with Mr. Rogan as co-sponsor. It would effectively eliminate the separation of church and state given us by the 1st Amendment.
February 2, 2002
Molly Shore BURBANK -- In his freshman year at UC Berkeley, Burbank resident Kenneth William Wainwright Jr. brokered a sometimes uneasy truce between two of his roommates -- one was Muslim and the other, Jewish. Thrust into the role as peacemaker, Wainwright's interest was sparked in Middle Eastern studies. Later this year, he will pursue that interest abroad as a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship. It is awarded annually to no more than 40 top U.S. collegians.
October 30, 2004
Mark R. Madler The Republican challenger to incumbent Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Burbank) is seeking to bring better representation to the 27th District that will secure the country's borders to make the country safer. Robert M. Levy, an attorney, also said that if elected Nov. 2 he will do a better job of working with Democrats to bring money back to the district. "Partisanship should stop with national security," Levy said at a recent candidates' forum.
September 5, 2001
Karen S. Kim HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Rabbi Paula Reimers hopes Burbank residents can learn a lot from teenagers in war-torn countries overseas. Burbank Temple Emanu El will present a program Saturday night that begins with the showing of a video of teens who participated in Seeds of Peace summer camp, a Maine camp that brings kids together from warring regions like Israel and Palestine to learn about conflict resolution. "We need to learn to live together no matter how difficult that is, starting with these kids," Reimers said.
December 4, 1999
Friday at sundown marked the beginning of The Festival of Lights. Religiously speaking, Hanukkah is considered a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar. Culturally, however, The Festival of Lights is a joyous time when families and friends gather to light the menorah, eat potato latkes and, borrowing from Christmas traditions, exchange gifts. In 165 B.C., Jews in Israel were driven out of their Jerusalem temple by a tyrannical Syrian king. After a three-year battle, the king was defeated and Jews reclaimed their synagogue and by extension their freedom to worship.
September 1, 2001
Karin Dixon, a teacher with the Burbank Unified School District, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to study and conduct research in Sweden as part of the program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The daughter of Terri and David Aure of Earlimart, CA., Dixon is working on her thesis toward a doctorate degree at UCLA. William Cooper Barnett of Burbank was named to the University of Mississippi chancellor's honor roll for the spring semester.
September 22, 2001
Laura Sturza Many Burbank Jews celebrated the Jewish New Year, 5762, at Rosh Hashana services Monday through Wednesday at Burbank Temple Emanu El. Rosh Hashana is "the beginning of a time of introspection and making amends to those we've hurt," Rabbi Paula Reimers said. Services are characterized by the blowing of the shofar -- an instrument made from a ram's horn. The symbolic trumpeting is meant to awaken people to a sense of urgency that now is the time to repent, said Lenny Sansanowicz, a congregant at the temple.
October 20, 2012
Good morning, readers! Today is Saturday, October 20. The Los Angeles City Council is looking for ways to deal with a multi-million-dollar deficit. Two proposals to increase taxes might appear on the March ballot , reports the Daily News . A clinic that runs until 5 p.m. today will help young residents fill out 'deferred action' immigration paperwork , according to the L.A. Times . A program recently approved by President Obama allows those under 30 years old to stay and work in the country legally for two years.