January 15, 2011
Soon, fans will be able to enjoy the game without the pain of splinters after the long-awaited revamp of Memorial Field is completed — the last stage in an $18.5-million, three-phase capital improvement project designed to modernize decrepit athletic facilities at Jordan Middle School, and Burbank and Burroughs high schools. John Burroughs High School has for too long labored under the dreary shadow of a field and stadium that hark back to the old days a little too much. But the community of the past has played a big part in ensuring the future of this asset.
August 4, 2010
What we don't know may have already hurt us, potentially in the pocketbook, but definitely in terms of trust. In 1997, 71% of voters supported a $112.5-million bond to repair decaying public school facilities across the Burbank Unified School District. This investment attracted some $140 million in additional state and federal matching funds to benefit thousands of kids at 17 schools, and the city's future is no doubt better for it. But when City Council members agreed earlier this summer to pitch in $14 million to help the district improve high school athletic fields, a fair question came up: If there isn't any bond money left, exactly how was it all spent?
July 17, 2010
Realtors present graduating seniors scholarships Real estate agents affiliated with Dilbeck Realtors in Burbank entertained seven 2010 Burbank graduates and their families with a Scholarship Award Ceremony and luncheon held in their honor June 29 at the Dilbeck Burbank office at 303 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Attending and receiving Dilbeck/Community Service Foundation Scholarship Awards were Katlin Abu Ata, Serli Shaverdi, Mychelle Vannoy, Eric Viebahn, Tyler Wells and Emily Yun , Burbank High School graduates and Jacob Motz , John Burroughs High School graduate.
June 16, 2010
It amazes me when I hear a few residents of Burbank whine about how they do not want to adopt change in their city ("Remove bike lanes from busy streets," June 12) because they don't want to be like other cities and like things the way they are. Things are not great the way they are, though, and other cities and towns have shown how adopting a few well-thought changes can increase quality of life, while keeping things as they are can hurt us — socially, financially and environmentally.
June 2, 2010
City Councilman David Gordon on Tuesday called on school district officials to provide a complete financial account of a voter-approved $112.5-million bond to modernize Burbank Unified facilities. The city has agreed to jointly fund at least $14 million for field-improvement projects that may have been eligible for the bond money. In a letter Tuesday to the Board of Education, Gordon requested records detailing how the bond, approved in 1997, was spent and on which projects between 1997 and 2005.
May 22, 2010
John Burroughs High School John Burroughs High School Class of 1960 will have its 50th reunion on June 26 at Lakeside Country Club. For more information, call Linda Dickason Matsumoto at (818) 848-9400 or Sandy Habitz Wise at (818) 547-1717. ? Burbank High School Burbank High School Class of 1965 is having its 45-year reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight Oct. 2 at the Burbank Elks Club, 2232 Hollywood Way. Fee is $65 per person or $115 per couple. Other events include Friday night at Bob?
May 15, 2010
TODAY Education Conference for parents and teachers for SELPA will be from 8 a.m. to noon at La Cañada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The Foothill SELPA Community Advisory Committee comprises special education students and their families from Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Unified. Fee is $5. Visit www.foothillselpa.org . Relay For Life, a 24-hour walk/run to celebrate cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost begins at 9 a.m. today and continues until 9 a.m. Sunday at Johnny Carson Park, 400 S. Bob Hope Drive, Burbank.
December 16, 2009
Carolers to grace Bob Hope Airport The John Burroughs High School choral group, under the direction of Music Director Brendan Jennings, is scheduled to perform from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the Bob Hope Airport. The performance will take place in the airport?s terminal. A dozen carolers wearing Dickensian-era costumes will sing holiday carols to entertain passengers waiting for their flight. Bob Hope Airport officials will make a $500 donation to the John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Assn.
December 9, 2009
BURBANK ? Discussion of the economy, taxes and congressional health-care reform dominated a contentious town hall meeting hosted Sunday by Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman. Hundreds of residents in Sherman?s 27th Congressional District ? which spans about half of the San Fernando Valley, including about half of Burbank ? filled the auditorium at John Burroughs High School to address national issues. It was Sherman?s first town hall in Burbank, a move he said would allow more residents to take part in the forum after last month?