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By Angela Hokanson | July 14, 2008
After the city’s summer concert season at the Starlight Bowl comes to a close in mid-August, another show will go on. The last show of the summer at the Starlight is a community-organized benefit concert on Aug. 24 to raise money for a new scoreboard at John Burroughs High School’s Memorial Field. The city’s three Kiwanis clubs have banded together in a quest to raise about $50,000 needed for a new scoreboard Club members hope to bring in a bulk of those funds through the end-of-summer show.
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July 12, 2008
The two bodies will receive an update on the status of the joint-use facility improvement projects at Burbank High School, John Burroughs High School and Jordan Middle School. The projects include renovation of the infields at Burbank High and John Burroughs High School, installing eight-lane tracks at Burroughs and adding an additional 70 parking spaces at Jordan Middle School. Members of the council and the school board will also review several possible funding options for those projects.
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June 7, 2008
The city engineer, Sean Corrigan, provided the council with a report on the status of proposed improvements for athletic fields and facilities at Burbank High School, John Burroughs High School and Jordan Middle School. The plans were initially proposed on Jan. 31, 2007, by the Board of Education and were approved for funding on April 17, 2007. The city agreed to provide $11.65 million toward the joint project. The council provided direction to the district to ways they could remedy funding such as allocation of Youth Development Funds.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | June 4, 2008
BURBANK — A seventh-grade teacher at David Starr Jordan Middle School was arrested last week after multiple allegations of child annoying, police said. Michael Dobbin, 38, was arrested on May 15 and charged with three counts of child annoying after students reported the teacher’s hands were in his pants during a math class, Burbank Police Sgt. Travis Irving said. “There were three kids in the class at the time, and they thought he was playing with himself,” he said.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | May 24, 2008
BURBANK — A seventh-grade teacher at David Starr Jordan Middle School was arrested last week after multiple allegations of child annoying, police said. Michael Dobbin, 38, was arrested on May 15 and charged with three counts of child annoying after students reported the teacher’s hands were in his pants during a math class, Burbank Police Sgt. Travis Irving said. “There were three kids in the class at the time, and they thought he was playing with himself,” he said.
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By Chris Wiebe | February 20, 2008
When 12-year-old Taylor Menadue dressed up for Halloween as Audie Murphy, the most decorated American combat soldier in World War II, it threw people off. “They all thought I was saying ‘Eddie Murphy,’” said Taylor, a Jordan Middle School student. Taylor’s extraordinary interest in World War II history caught the attention of local veterans last month, and he was awarded an honorary membership in the Southern California Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | January 12, 2008
BURBANK ? City officials will interview candidates Monday to replace Eric Hansen, the director of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, who is retiring. Five candidates are being considered, one of whom is a current city employee, though officials would not say who because of the ongoing interview process, City Manager Mary Alvord said. ?We will be doing some preliminary interviews Monday and narrow the list down to two or three Tuesday,? she said. A decision could be made in the next two weeks, and the new director could start in February, Alvord said.
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December 8, 2007
The board held a public hearing at about 7 p.m. on the district?s intent to create a new parking lot near the field at David Starr Jordan Middle School. Community members ? including parents, teachers and students ? were given the chance to voice their opinions on the district?s plan to build a 70-space parking lot at the school to accommodate users of the field during heavy traffic nights. ? WHAT IT MEANS Board members and district administrators waited for comments and concerns of the public regarding this issue.
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