August 23, 2003
Top volunteer given Service to Mankind Award Elaine Paonessa, a resident of Burbank for 51 years and a longtime community volunteer, recently received the Regional "Service to Mankind Award" from the Sertoma International Organization at its regional convention. She has served as a member of the Foothill Civitan Club, Zonta Club of Burbank Area, Burbank Civic Light Opera, Ota Sister City Committee and Women's Council of Burbank. She is president of SERVE, a support group of the Providence St. Joseph Foundation, which she founded in 1983.
November 5, 2008
The following items are scheduled to be discussed at Thursday night?s board of education meeting: ? The board will consider approving a grant agreement with ALL Management Corp. effective Nov. 7 to June 30. Under the terms of the agreement, Jordan Middle School would host two separate Career and College Clubs during the school year with mentors for each. The grant would fund the clubs with three installments of $2,000, which would pay for teaching and indirect supplies, trips to colleges, refreshments for club meetings, promotional materials and stipends for teacher advisors that cannot exceed $4,000.
April 19, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta BURBANK -- The Alex Theatre will showcase a batch of little known but talented artists on April 26. The 21st Senate District Spring Arts Festival will feature performances by students from several area schools, including the Glendale High Hand Bell Choir and Hoover High Jazz Ensemble. The Madrigals from Jordan Middle School in Burbank and the La Canada High School Chamber Singers will also perform. The event is being put on by state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank)
May 6, 2000
Amber Willard RANCHO DISTRICT -- A 14-year-old Burbank boy was arrested on suspicion of an assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly holding a knife to the neck of a girl in a hallway at Jordan Middle School. The boy was arrested Wednesday morning at John Burroughs High School, where he is a student, police said. Police said the alleged assault happened at 3:15 p.m. on April 26 but was not reported until Tuesday afternoon. A 14-year-old Burbank girl told police she was walking down a hallway at the middle school with friends when the boy, who she knew, came up behind her and put his arm around her waist and his hand at her neck.
March 27, 2002
meeting Laura Sturza RANCHO DISTRICT -- Residents are invited to a Town Hall meeting Thursday where they can meet with City Council members in an informal setting. There will be a discussion period when individuals can present questions or concerns to council members, who will respond. Staff from city agencies will also have information tables set up for residents to learn more about everything from home remodeling to parks and recreation activities.
October 27, 2004
Campbell, Schiff talk to Sierra Club MONTROSE -- The Verdugo Hills Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Councilman Todd Campbell at tonight's meeting to discuss air pollution and environmental issues. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will also address the club at 7:30 p.m., in the community room of the Citibank Building, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. The Verdugo Hills group represents Burbank, Glendale and La Crescenta. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. Mark R. Madler Vocal group has spooky car wash RANCHO DISTRICT -- The Vocal Music Assn.
February 28, 2004
Eight local schools each received $500 Friday during a Cash Back for Schools Mid-Year Rally fundraising contest sponsored by Media City Center. Burbank High School, Jordan Middle School, and Brett Harte, Stevenson, Edison, Roosevelt, Walt Disney and Miller elementary schools received the cash prizes for compiling the most points as of last month. Schools earn points whenever shoppers make purchases and deposit their receipts in the schools' name at the mall's customer service desk.
March 13, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Residents irked by traffic, cable television, airport noise or any other concern can attend one of the city's town hall meetings. The first in this series was Thursday at John Muir Middle School with two more scheduled in the coming weeks. "At last year's goal setting for fiscal year 2001-2002, one of [council members'] goals was to improve communication with the public," said Vida Wolfe, assistant to the city Mmanager. By being less formal than council meetings, council members hoped to reach new people, Wolfe said.
March 9, 2010
A Burbank Unified School District teacher turned herself in Monday for having sex with a 14-year-old student from March to September last year, police said. Amy Beck, 33, a sixth-grade teacher at Jordan Middle School, surrendered Monday afternoon to Burbank police with her lawyer, and was being held on $400,000 bail, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said. “We’re still trying to piece everything together, what happened, where, what kind of sex acts, how many, and how long it’s been going on,” he said.