August 29, 2009
On behalf of my stellar city of Burbank/BUSD Fields Renovation Committee, and our “Celebrate Gratitude” Campaign, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Walt Disney Co. for their generous contribution of $50,000 to fund a new, state-of-the-art scoreboard for the soon-to-be rebuilt John Burroughs High School Memorial Field Stadium. Joan McCarthy, their dynamic and very involved director of community relations, presented the check to the Burbank Unified School District Board of Education Aug. 20. Following her remarks, the school board was quick to recognize the continued efforts and support of the Walt Disney Co. in our community, and how grateful we all are for their constant involvement on all levels in our schools.
August 29, 2009
TODAY The Calvary Baptist Church will host a community barbecue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 724 S. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. Event-goers can enjoy free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks, games and raffles. For more information, contact Elizabeth Vejar at (818) 846-6723. ? The Red Chair School of Performing Arts will have its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Red Chair School, 4111 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. The event will mark the school?
August 8, 2009
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PAROCHIAL LEAGUE BASEBALL The St. Francis Xavier parochial league baseball reunion will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the lower social hall of the church, 3601 Scott Road, Burbank. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, call Sally Peterson at (818) 843-6263 or Doris Owings at (818) 767-4578. ? CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE Cal State Northridge alumni and friends will be gathering together to watch a Dodger game today at Dodger Stadium.
July 29, 2009
Six photographs of Burbank’s float entries in the Tournament of Roses parades have been getting a face lift and are ready for their close-ups, thanks to a group of residents. The six photographs are part of a pictorial tribute of past floats starting with 1947 on view to the public along the second floor hall of the Burbank Central Library on Glenoaks Boulevard. Since February, several people have been working on a project to digitally restore the color in four of the photographs at the John Burroughs High School photo department, said Sharon Cohen, library services director.
July 11, 2009
BOY SCOUT COMPLETES EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT Jonathan Elliot , Boy Scout Troop 50, completed his Eagle Scout Project on June 26, 27 and 28 at the Portal of the Folded Wings Aviation Museum, in the Valhalla Cemetery Memorial Park. His project consisted of repairing walls in the museum that were damaged by water, painting the rooms, and cleaning and rearranging the artifacts in each of the three rooms. The artifacts consist of the history of aviation in Burbank. The Portal of the Folded Wings Museum has been around since 1924 and is on the National Historic Register.
June 24, 2009
While the gloom of June brought gray skies, Johnny Carson Park was transformed into a bright sea of vivid blue and red as proud Burbank and John Burroughs High School alumni gathered at the venue Saturday for the ninth annual All Class Reunion Picnic and Car Show. Welcomed by reunion committee members Linda Damarjian, Trudi Hentza, Patti Hallowes and Pam Kirkwood , the event was officially kicked off with “The Star-Spangled Banner” sung by vocalist Mallory Maisner , a junior at Burbank High School, who has been chosen to audition for next season’s “American Idol.