December 11, 2004
Joyce Rudolph Jane "Patterson" Galloway of Lancaster died Dec. 8, 2004. She was 49. Galloway was involved in a crash Wednesday of a commuter van traveling to Jet Propulsion Laboratory that went over the side of a mountain on Angeles Crest Road. Three of the 10 people in the van died in the crash. She was a native Californian and a former Burbank resident. The family moved to Burbank from El Monte in 1963. She attended St. Robert Bellarmine School and graduated from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School in 1973.
May 29, 2004
Assembly passes ATM fraud bill BURBANK -- A bill spearheaded by Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank) requiring background checks for anyone buying an automatic teller machine was approved by the state Assembly this week. The bill is a way to crack down on thieves who acquire the ATMs in order to obtain the financial information of customers. The legislation requires background checks before the new owners can activate their ATMs. In addition, ownership information must be posted on them to assist customers having trouble with the machines.
June 13, 2009
“Curiosity is an everlasting flame that burns in everyone’s mind.” That is how 12-year-old Clara Ma’s winning essay began and how she went from a normal sixth-grader at Sunflower Elementary School in Lenexa, Kan., to the star of the Mars Yard at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Clara won the Name the Rover essay contest and on Monday was introduced to the engineers and scientists who built and will control the Mars Science Laboratory rover, now named “Curiosity.
June 9, 2006
It's hard to believe that one can have an out-of-this-world experience in suburban La Cañada Flintridge. But that is exactly what happened to the thousands of people who attended this weekend's open house event at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The free event, which featured 26 exhibits ranging from video presentations, visits to mission control and interactive exhibits of past, current and future space missions hosted by the scientists themselves, drew about 14,500 space fans on Saturday and about 10,000 on Sunday, said Kimberly Lievense, JPL's manager of public services.
January 1, 2005
An anniversary on the surface of Mars This month, twin rovers will have operated one year on the surface of Mars. Was it expected? The general feeling by many depended on the Martian winter. I felt fortunate to be part of the mission operations team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and to be part of this chapter in space exploration history. Despite the glamour, working on Mars time did take its toll. The Martian sol (or day) is 40 minutes longer than Earth, so each working day started 40 minutes later.
June 9, 2006
Milano's to help raise funds Milano's Cucina Italiana is helping to raise money for the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity during a fundraising lunch and dinner on Thursday. Milano's will donate a portion of its profits to the charity, which is building 11 homes on Kenwood Street in Glendale. Diners who mention the "Women's Build-Kenwood Project" will receive a surprise gift when they arrive to eat. The restaurant is at 525 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. To make a reservation, phone (818)
November 3, 2001
Molly Shore William "Bill" Walker died Oct. 26, 2001, at Glendale Memorial Hospital. He was 78. Walker was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Chicago. He lived in Burbank for 51 years. Walker enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought in Europe during World War II. He was decorated with the American Theater Campaign Medal, the Victory Medal and the Eamet Campaign Medal with three bronze service stars. After the war, Walker attended Glendale Community College and the University of Southern California.
April 29, 2014
The Burbank YMCA, in collaboration with the city and Nickelodeon, is hosting a three-day hackathon - called Game+Hack 2014 - this weekend for computer programmers with ideas for mobile applications. From May 2 to 4, participants will be teamed up with mentors from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, DreamWorks, Sony and Warner Bros. to build creative mobile applications in four categories - youth development, healthy living, social responsibility and open creativity, according to Burbank YMCA officials.
March 28, 2014
A group of children gathered at the Verdugo Log Cabin in Burbank on Thursday for the first day of a two-month course in which they'll learn to build mini- robots, which eventually can function as an elevator, catapult or ski lift - all using Legos. The robotics course is just one of many spring classes that kicked off this week and are offered through the city's park, recreation and community services department. “It's a very popular class,” said Burbank recreation supervisor Christine Rumfola.
August 29, 2009
Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada closed its Oak Grove site at 6 p.m. Friday as the “Station Fire continues to grow in size,” according to a statement on the JPL website. The fire, as of this afternoon, has burned about 5,500 acres, according to the latest reports from the National Forest Service. Non-essential personnel are prohibited from the campus, the statement reads. The JPL Oak Grove site is the JPL main campus and is involved with the development and construction of spacecraft, including the Mars rovers.