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By Christopher Cadelago | April 8, 2009
BURBANK — Dozens of Jordan Middle School students and their parents donned black clothing Tuesday as part of a demonstration of solidarity and sorrow, one week after faculty members voted to discontinue seventh period. Demonstrators chanting “Bring back seventh period” gathered at the campus after school to mourn the loss of music, art and creative writing classes. “We’re devastated,” PTA President Nikki Capshaw said. “It’s a case of, ‘you don’t know what you have till it’s gone.
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By Zain Shauk | March 21, 2009
CITY HALL — More than 70 teachers wearing pink shirts and buttons joined in protest of the Burbank Unified School District’s decision to send pink slips to 103 instructors, crowding the City Council chambers at Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Education. The district notified employees last week that 128 total positions could be slashed as part of cost-cutting measures to compensate for a loss of about $13.1 million over the next three years because of state budget reductions.
ENTERTAINMENT
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2009
TODAY The Parkinson?s Support Group will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. Neurologist Dr. Zimani will discuss Parkinson?s medications. The group meets every second Wednesday of the month. For more information, call (818) 238-5353. ? ?Global Warming ? Facts and Solutions? a slide show and lecture will be presented by John Zavalney who has trained with Al Gore and a team of scientists and environmental educators to become a presenter of the ?
NEWS
December 6, 2008
It was a small glimpse of Burbank at its best. Last month, a couple who used to live in Burbank lost their mobile home and cat in the Sylmar wildfire. Olivia and George Trabilcy evacuated their home and drove to their daughter’s house in Burbank. They returned the next day to find their home burnt to the ground. The Trabilcys hadn’t lived in Burbank since 2000, but as soon as they realized they were out of a home, residents of their former city raced to find them a new one. The couple’s daughter, Laurie Krattiger, lives next door to City Manager Mary Alvord, who upon hearing the Trabilcys’ story contacted developer Michael Cusumano, whose family real estate group has been an institution in Burbank for years.
NEWS
November 8, 2008
The school board approved a grant from ALL Management Corp. to pay for career and college clubs at Jordan Middle School. Under the terms of the agreement, Jordan Middle School will host two career and college clubs during the school year with mentors for each. The grant will fund the clubs with three installments of $2,000, which will 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.
NEWS
October 8, 2008
A few questions for Rep. Adam Schiff I would be delighted to have these answered by Rep. Adam Schiff before the election. Congressman, if, as seems likely, Sen. Barack Obama is elected president, will you call on him to retain all current federal prosecutors? If any are replaced, will you call for an investigation of the decision to do so? Congressman, Obama has pledged to withdraw from Iraq and escalate the war in Afghanistan. Will you withhold support for such an escalation until he defines ?
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By Jeremy Oberstein | September 10, 2008
BURBANK — The City Council, during a joint meeting with the Burbank Unified School District Board, received a status report from construction officials Tuesday for three schools whose aging athletic fields and parking lots are the focus of ongoing refurbishment efforts. The scope of work for Jordan Middle School, and Burbank and John Burroughs high schools, includes new landscaping and irrigation measures, Americans with Disabilities Act-approved parking lots and ramps, and new men’s and women’s restrooms.
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By Alison Tully | July 16, 2008
BURBANK — City Council and Burbank Unified school board members on Tuesday took another step toward getting the nearly $3.5 million needed to fund a joint athletic field project. The project, which was approved by the council in February 2007, includes renovating the infields and eight-lane tracks at Burbank and John Burroughs high schools. Burbank High’s lighting will also be enhanced. Improvements to Jordan Middle School, such as 70 parking spaces and a new restroom facility, are also included in the project.
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