February 5, 2003
St. Robert Bellarmine registers new students HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Elementary School is having new student registration for kindergarten to seventh grade from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the school office at 520 E. Orange Grove Ave. Registration forms can be picked up in the school office anytime before Sunday. For more information, call 842-5033. Molly Shore Skate park gets rolling NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Valley Park skate park for skateboarders and rollerbladers opened last month to individuals and groups.
January 11, 2003
Molly Shore Dude, there's finally a place in town to execute a decent ollie, kick flip and rail grind. Burbank's newest recreation facility -- the 10,000-square-foot Valley Park skate park for skateboarders and rollerbladers -- opens today, and is free through Tuesday. "We dreamed of a skate park when I was in junior high," said Burbank native Mike Flad, who is the city's director of Park, Recreation and Community Services. Flad said the design was developed with suggestions from skaters and skateboarders on what features they wanted in the park.
August 12, 2009
Free skate event and prizes at local park The Burbank Valley Skate Park could earn $5,000 in improvements with a free event from 6-9 p.m. Friday. RideNSStour will be coming to the park at 1625 N. Valley St. If the Burbank facility has the most skaters show up among the 25 parks on the tour, it could earn the money. Sponsored by the Nice Skate Shoes (NSS) company, in conjunction with the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department, the event will feature a best trick contest, a youth band, free prizes, free food and give-aways.
December 27, 2003
Molly Shore When Christmas arrived, so did a lot of new bicycles, skateboards and inline skates under the tree. At Burbank Bike Shop on Victory Boulevard, employee Nick Hammett said holiday sales were brisk, adding that most who bought bikes for their children were also aware of the need for a helmet. "A lot of people know that they should buy a safety helmet, but some people didn't think about it until we told them," Hammett said. Physicians at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center's emergency room treat dozens of people every year who have taken spills on their bikes, skateboards or inline skates, said Philip Schwarzman, the hospital's emergency room medical director.
April 26, 2003
Laura Sturza While fewer skateboarders are riding the ramps at Valley Skate Park this month than when it opened in January, the park has already made twice as much as expected in its first year. "The first weeks were very busy," said Mike Graceffo, a recreation specialist for the city. "Our attendance has dropped off a little bit." About 30 people attend on weeknights, and more than 50 on weekend days, Graceffo said. The first month the center opened, about 50 skaters were coming on weeknights, and 80 on weekend days.
July 6, 2002
Temporary skate park open TRANSPORTATION CENTER -- For skateboarders who want to tear it up or "shred," there's a place to do so in town. A new skate park will open at Valley Park in the fall, but until it's completed the temporary skate park for skateboards, roller skates and Roller Blades is on Front Street, under the Magnolia Avenue overpass. Access to Front Street is from Burbank Boulevard or Verdugo Avenue. Hours of operation are 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.
January 9, 2008
Senior June Wilkerson will teach techniques that can be used to improve memory from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Burbank Town Center, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. For more information, call (818) 566-8617. ? The Troubadour Theater Company?s production of ?A Charlie James Brown Christmas? continues at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Matt Walker directs this parody of the 1965 animated television classic with the music of the Godfather of Soul. Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, through Jan. 20. Tickets range from $20 to $37.50 and can be reserved by calling (818)
June 18, 2011
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene. Burroughs gets summer play underway : The Burroughs High girls' basketball team has jumped into summer competition with both feet. The Indians went 2-2 during their first week of play. Taking part in the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Assn., Burroughs earned wins against La Cañada, 32-22, and Diamond Bar, 29-22. Against the Spartans, Aysia Shellmire had 12 points and 14 rebounds. She also had nine points and seen rebounds and Gabriella Pineiro had 11 points and seven rebounds in the win against Diamond Bar. Also in the tournament, the Indians lost to Bishop Amat, 34-19.
July 12, 2000
Erin Park PASADENA -- Several Burbank residents were among the nearly 500 Southern California artists who got down on their hands and knees in Centennial Square outside of Pasadena City Hall this weekend. They weren't praying for National Endowment for the Arts grants but rather taking part in the 8th annual Absolut Chalk Festival. The event features professional and amateur artists creating murals on the pavement using chalk as their medium. As the world's largest street painting festival, Absolut Chalk also featured live music from almost two dozen performers, food and drinks as well as cultural clothing and crafts.