October 22, 2009
Students, administrators and dignitaries joined in a spirited celebration Wednesday to officially dedicate the new athletic field and all-weather track at Burbank High School. Visitors of all stripes said the facility would serve as a source of excitement for student athletes after decades of low-quality playing conditions. Cheerleaders performed as former City Manager Mary Alvord and former Burbank Unified Supt. Gregory Bowman joined city and school district officials in dedicating a large placard that began with the promise: “Together for a better community.
April 18, 2009
A local school nabbing a California Distinguished School Award is always a cause for celebration. But when John Burroughs High School took the prize this month, it was particularly heartening after the rocky path the Burbank Unified School District has taken the last few weeks. The school board rescinded 25 teacher layoff notices at the end of March, but the possibility still exists that the district will have to make its first staff cuts in half a decade. And Jordan Middle School became the target of protests last week after teachers voted to cut seventh-period electives.
March 11, 2009
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? TODAY The Creative Arts Center Gallery will host the annual Fine Arts Federation Membership Exhibit at the gallery, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. The juried mixed media exhibit represents more than 60 artists and includes painting, sculpture, pottery, collage and photography. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and call the gallery at (818)
August 24, 2002
SHOW BIZ The Show Biz Page will return next week. NEWS The return of Jesus Oral arguments were heard in a state appellate court in the city's appeal of a November 2000 decision prohibiting the reference to "Jesus Christ" in Burbank City Council invocations. See Page A3. INDEX Around Town, A7 Burbank City Council Agenda, A11 Classifieds, B4-14 Community Forum, A2 Obituaries, A11 People, A5 Police Report, A12 Sports, B1-3 Weekend, A4 WEATHER Getting hotter, with highs in the 90s by Sunday.
May 5, 2001
Jeff Neal, an eighth-grade student at St. Francis Xavier School in Burbank, has been nominated to the California Junior Scholarship Federation Outstanding Student Award Program. He was honored at the regional conference March 31 at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena. Colleen Ibanez, an eighth-grade student at St. Francis Xavier School in Burbank, has been nominated to the California Junior Scholarship Federation Outstanding Student Award Program. She was honored at the regional conference March 31 at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena.
August 14, 2002
Molly Shore Gerald Perreau-Saussine, who taught at Burbank's Jordan Junior High School, now Jordan Middle School, died of cancer Aug. 3 at his Los Angeles home. He was 64. Perreau-Saussine, who was born April 1, 1938, in Tokyo, had family in Japan and in France. "Gerald was with us in Normandy on D-Day when the Allies landed," his mother Eleanor said. Perreau-Saussine enjoyed several careers. He began as a child actor in the 1940s and '50s, then became an author, teacher and art curator at Pasadena's Pacific-Asia Museum and the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
October 5, 2002
Molly Shore Sara Grigoleit, a seventh-grader at Jordan Middle School, is already planning her future. To achieve the goals she has set for herself, Sara, 12, plans to become immersed in school and community activities. When she heard about openings on the city's Youth Board, Sara knew she wanted to participate. "I am actually thinking about college," she said. "Last year I wasn't involved in school, so this year I'm very involved." Teri Stein, deputy director of Parks, Recreation and Community Service, said the Youth Board -- whose membership includes middle school students to those as old as 21 -- meets on the first Wednesday of each month during the school year.
January 10, 2004
Molly Shore Two Burbank teachers are finalists in the 22nd annual Bravo Award competition sponsored by the Music Center of Los Angeles County. John Burroughs High School English teacher Kathy Kottaras and Jordan Middle School music teacher John Whitener are among 60 educators countywide competing for two awards, which recognize outstanding arts educators. Each award carries a cash prize of $4,000. Kottaras, an 11th-grade teacher, said she was surprised and honored when she learned that she was a finalist.