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April 20, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A Burbank Islamic-relief organization is doing what it can to provide help for those affected by the 19-month Palestinian uprising and Israeli military incursions in the West Bank. "I think the main goal here is to help the needy in this disaster," worker Abdel Salam said. "We cannot sit by without helping them, and we would do the same if a similar disaster happened anywhere in the world." The Islamic Relief Organization is a nongovernmental group based in England, and has an office in Burbank.
March 31, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Burbank Temple Emanu El and Sinai Seniors/Temple Sinai of Glendale will host a cantorial concert at 3 p.m. Sunday. The two-hour concert will include Broadway tunes, opera repertoire and cantorial selections -- music chanted at Jewish religious services. Barbara Ebert, musical director of Opera Pasadena, will accompany the program. Bradley Hyman of Temple Sinai, Judith Sofer of Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, Hazzan Bernard Savitz of Burbank Temple Emanu El, Mark Goodman of Valley Beth Israel, Ilana Hyman of Temple Sinai and Teri Stansfield of Burbank Temple Emanu El will sing in the program.
March 17, 2001
Josh Goldstein MAGNOLIA PARK -- Police arrested a Burbank man after he allegedly pointed a knife and verbally threatened a motorist who edged the man out of a parking space at a fast-food restaurant March 8, police said. Rene Olivarez, 36, was arrested after he allegedly became upset after a Glendale man pulled into a parking space Olivarez wanted to pull into at Burger King, Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said. Without provoking an altercation, the victim and several witnesses telephoned police to report that Olivarez, who was driving a gold 1996 Chevrolet truck, brandished a knife and threatened to stab the 40-year-old Glendale man, Taylor said.
By Christopher Cadelago | October 9, 2009
A flock of animal-rights activists dressed as chickens descended Tuesday on NBC Studios to shame Jay Leno into dropping McDonald’s from a planned promotion. Flapping their wings and hoisting signs that read “McDonald’s: Nothing But Cruelty,” and “McCruelty: I’m Hatin’ It,” protesters with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals lined a stretch of Bob Hope Drive as “The Jay Leno Show” prepared to unveil a promotion for McDonald’s Monopoly contest.
By Christopher Cadelago | June 19, 2010
DOWNTOWN — As U.S. lawmakers continue to take Turkey to task for its support of an aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip, Rep. Adam Schiff is seizing on the discontent to garner more support for his long-stalled resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide. Fear of angering Turkey, a strategic military ally in the Middle East, has long stood in the way of Congress officially recognizing the 1915 massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. But since Turkey has refused to back down from efforts to send supplies to Israel's Gaza Strip, a new crop of U.S. lawmakers say they may now support the Affirmation of the U.S. Record on the Armenian Genocide.
By Jeff Tully, | October 1, 2011
PASADENA - Burroughs High running back Zander Anding had to leave Friday's Pacific League opener against Pasadena in the first half. The senior was experiencing shortness of breath and was feeling light-headed. However, after resting on the sideline in the second quarter to catch his breath, Anding went right back into the game - and back to work. The running back probably left the Bulldogs defenders a little breathless themselves during the league opener, as he scored four touchdowns in pacing the Indians to a 49-34 victory on the road.
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.
By Alison Tully | 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.
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