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By Michael J. Arvizu | July 15, 2009
Vincent J. Rodricks’ resume is a sight to behold. The martial arts grandmaster currently holds an eighth-degree dan black belt in taekwondo from Korea; an eighth-degree dan black belt in hapkido from the World Hapkido Assn. in Korea and an eighth-degree black belt from the Japanese Shotokan Karate Assn. in Japan. Rodricks also represents the Okinawa Karate Federation. He is affiliated with taekwondo and hapkido associations in Korea; and martial arts, taekwondo and karate associations in the U.S. And he recently received the lifetime achievement award from the Kukkiwon, the headquarters of the World Taekwondo Federation in Korea, commemorating his 48 years in martial arts.
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By Chris Wiebe | May 26, 2007
MAGNOLIA PARK DISTRICT — When retired Army Capt. Samuel Rosker received his bronze star medal, it was in a beat-up cardboard box. It had jumped between six or seven U.S. post offices, chasing him from military base to military base in the wake of his service in the Korean War. The star was awarded for his outstanding performance as an artilleryman, highlighting a particular battle when he manned the main line of resistance against a...
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April 17, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Burbank will reconnect with its sister city of Inchon, South Korea, when Mayor David Laurell attends the 2002 World Cup soccer match in June in the city's first mayoral visit in 10 years. "We are way overdue to reciprocate Inchon with a visit," Laurell said. "We really need to strengthen our commitment to our sister cities." Mayor Choi Ki-Sun invited Laurell to attend the sporting event, expressing his appreciation for the friendship Laurell has promoted with his city.
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By Chris Wiebe | August 4, 2007
MAGNOLIA PARK DISTRICT — Buena Vista Library was abuzz with excitement and anticipation Thursday, as 14 exchange students from South Korea met their Burbank host families for the start of a two-week stay in Southern California. Walking into the welcome reception, resident Dawna Miceli and her daughter Danielle, 16, held Hollywood film slates with the name of their exchange student chalked under "Production" and "Miceli" as the director. The Micelis joined the Burbank Sister City Committee exchange program in 1999, when their daughter Sara, who is now 26, traveled to Ota, Japan, Dawna Miceli said.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | October 27, 2007
BURBANK ? In 1961, eight years after major fighting ended on the Korean peninsula, a small harbor city established relations with Burbank. Incheon, on the western shores of South Korea about 24 miles southwest of the capital, Seoul, was once roughly the same size of Burbank. ?It had one airport, and they were very interested in learning English, so we sent some textbooks over there,? Mayor Marsha Ramos said. ?Soon after, we became sister cities.? Ramos and City Manager Mary Alvord just returned from the International Sister Cities Conference in the now bustling metropolis of Korea?
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June 19, 2002
SPORTS Indian Rally? After being down, 5-0, find out if the Burroughs High Mickey Mantle baseball team finished its comeback against the East L.A. Dodgers Gray. See Page A9. SCHOOLS Burroughs' bread and butter Angelica Morales was named as the valedictorian of John Burroughs' High School's Class of 2002. See Page A3. ENJOY! No identity crisis How did the Reel Critics grade "The Bourne Identity," Matt Damon's new action thriller?
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January 23, 2002
Jim Riggio BURBANK -- One could say that Afshin Ghotbi has a job that is difficult in one regard, but easy in another. Ghotbi, who founded American Global Soccer School locally in 1988, is a patriotic American who is in a position that may be a little uncomfortable for him this summer. He is the video analyst for the Korean Republic National Team, which along with Japan, will host the 2002 FIFA World Cup. FIFA is the governing body of international soccer.
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May 29, 2002
Jim Riggio BURBANK - The road to the FIFA World Cup is a long journey, and for most players, it begins at young age when they are honing their skills. One player with local ties representing the United States in the tournament -- which begins in Korea and Japan Friday -- is John O'Brien. O'Brien has made tremendous strides since starring with a local youth soccer club. That association has helped him get to the World Cup, the most prestigious soccer events in the world.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 25, 2014
Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy offered condolences this week in a letter to the mayor of Burbank's sister city, Incheon, South Korea, expressing sincere sympathy for the victims of the ferry disaster that left hundreds dead or missing. Last Wednesday, the Sewol ferry took off from the port of Incheon carrying 476 people, 325 of whom were students with 15 staff members on a field trip from Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, before sinking nearly 50 miles from its destination, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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August 5, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- They may be cultures apart, but George Washington Elementary special education teachers share the same goals as their counterparts in Korea. On Thursday, the Washington staff got a lesson in alternative methods of instruction from a group of visiting Korean educators. The morning ceremony closed a two-week program in which Korean special education teachers worked with Washington teachers and students to compare methods of learning, said Christina Kimm, a Cal State L.A. professor who directed the program.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | July 15, 2009
Vincent J. Rodricks’ resume is a sight to behold. The martial arts grandmaster currently holds an eighth-degree dan black belt in taekwondo from Korea; an eighth-degree dan black belt in hapkido from the World Hapkido Assn. in Korea and an eighth-degree black belt from the Japanese Shotokan Karate Assn. in Japan. Rodricks also represents the Okinawa Karate Federation. He is affiliated with taekwondo and hapkido associations in Korea; and martial arts, taekwondo and karate associations in the U.S. And he recently received the lifetime achievement award from the Kukkiwon, the headquarters of the World Taekwondo Federation in Korea, commemorating his 48 years in martial arts.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | October 27, 2007
BURBANK ? In 1961, eight years after major fighting ended on the Korean peninsula, a small harbor city established relations with Burbank. Incheon, on the western shores of South Korea about 24 miles southwest of the capital, Seoul, was once roughly the same size of Burbank. ?It had one airport, and they were very interested in learning English, so we sent some textbooks over there,? Mayor Marsha Ramos said. ?Soon after, we became sister cities.? Ramos and City Manager Mary Alvord just returned from the International Sister Cities Conference in the now bustling metropolis of Korea?
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By Chris Wiebe | August 4, 2007
MAGNOLIA PARK DISTRICT — Buena Vista Library was abuzz with excitement and anticipation Thursday, as 14 exchange students from South Korea met their Burbank host families for the start of a two-week stay in Southern California. Walking into the welcome reception, resident Dawna Miceli and her daughter Danielle, 16, held Hollywood film slates with the name of their exchange student chalked under "Production" and "Miceli" as the director. The Micelis joined the Burbank Sister City Committee exchange program in 1999, when their daughter Sara, who is now 26, traveled to Ota, Japan, Dawna Miceli said.
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By Chris Wiebe | May 26, 2007
MAGNOLIA PARK DISTRICT — When retired Army Capt. Samuel Rosker received his bronze star medal, it was in a beat-up cardboard box. It had jumped between six or seven U.S. post offices, chasing him from military base to military base in the wake of his service in the Korean War. The star was awarded for his outstanding performance as an artilleryman, highlighting a particular battle when he manned the main line of resistance against a...
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April 17, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Burbank will reconnect with its sister city of Inchon, South Korea, when Mayor David Laurell attends the 2002 World Cup soccer match in June in the city's first mayoral visit in 10 years. "We are way overdue to reciprocate Inchon with a visit," Laurell said. "We really need to strengthen our commitment to our sister cities." Mayor Choi Ki-Sun invited Laurell to attend the sporting event, expressing his appreciation for the friendship Laurell has promoted with his city.
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