February 8, 2003
FRANCINE AND STERLING LOCKETT Francine and Sterling Lockett of Burbank celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were married Jan. 19, 1953, in Las Vegas, Nev. Later that year on Nov. 7, they again took their vows in front of family and friends in the Church of the Recessional at Forest Lawn. Sterling was born and raised in Burbank. He retired 11 years ago and has many hobbies. He is a Master Mason and a Shriner and enjoys his association with the Burbank Masonic Lodge.
February 1, 2003
INSIDE/OUT I spent a weekend in Las Vegas recently, for the first time in more than a decade. I don't gamble, as a rule, but I had heard so much about all the new sights that I had to see them. My itinerary wasn't too ambitious -- I planned to check out some of the spectacular new casinos on The Strip, catch a couple of shows and visit my friend Bob, who recently bought a home there. My friend Mark and I rolled into town about 2:30 a.m. and started looking for the rest of the crew.
September 25, 2002
Dink O'Neal "Dealer's Choice," a joint venture of Birdman Productions and Old Country Productions, playing at Burbank's Third Stage theater, demonstrates a unique synergy of excellent literature and flawless production values. Set in a small London restaurant, playwright Patrick Marber's engagingly humorous drama, revolves around five associates and an outsider, all of whom are linked to gambling. For the quintet of amateurs, who think much more highly of their skills than is warranted, the Sunday after-hours game earns weekly bragging rights as well as furthering individual dreams.
September 21, 2002
BELL-JEFF VS. LA VERNE LUTHERAN WHEN: 7:30 tonight. WHERE: La Verne Lutheran. RECORDS: The Guards and Trojans are 0-1. LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff lost to Desert, 33-7; La Verne Lutheran lost to Nevada Faith Lutheran, 42-0. OUTLOOK: Both teams took a beating in their season openers. The Trojans come into the nonleague game after being off for two weeks, having lost their first game Sept. 6 in Las Vegas. Bell-Jeff might be able to take advantage of the fact that Lutheran has eight sophomores.
September 4, 2002
For left-handed pitcher Mike Magnante, the weekend didn't bring a promotion to major league baseball with the L.A. Dodgers. Magnante, 37, a Burroughs High graduate, was expected to be called up on Sunday when rosters expanded to 40. However, the veteran was left off the list in favor of a group of four players. The Dodgers recalled catcher David Ross, infielder Joe Thurston, catcher Wilkin Ruan and left-handed pitcher Jeff Williams from the triple-A Las Vegas 51 of the Pacific Coast League.
August 28, 2002
BURBANK -- Las Vegas is a place to take chances and try one's luck at a variety of games. For Mike Magnante, Sin City is proving to be a destination of success in the sport of baseball. Magnante, 37, a former Burroughs High standout left-handed pitcher, is doing well for the Las Vegas 51s, the triple-A affiliate of the L.A. Dodgers. Sunday, Magnante enjoyed a rare minor-league win as Las Vegas came from behind to defeat the Tucson Sidewinders, 7-6. He hurled two perfect relief innings to earn his first triple-A victory since 1997.
August 21, 2002
Jim Riggio Mike Magnante's family is important to him. So, if there is one place he would want to continue his major league baseball career, it would be close to home. Magnante's dream came true last Friday, when he agreed to a minor-league contract with the L.A. Dodgers. The 1983 Burroughs High grad and Burbank resident, who was released by the Oakland Athletics earlier last month, has reported to Las Vegas -- the Dodgers' triple-A farm club.
August 10, 2002
BURBANK -- Throughout the summer, Burroughs High girls' basketball standout Tulyah Gaines has had to check which city she was in on any given day. Places like Overland Park, Kan., Atlanta and Las Vegas all blended together with stops in Lynwood, Pasadena and at home base in Burbank. Playing in tournaments and attending camps has kept the incoming junior on the run. "It has been a lot of work, and a lot of traveling," Gaines said. "But it has been worth it. This is what I love to do, and I can't play enough basketball."
July 20, 2002
Jennifer Ferreira, a 1992 graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the UC San Francisco. She was awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha's Honor of Medical Society. She is entering the field of urology. Danielle Ferreira, a 1996 graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, received her master's degree in special education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She will continue to teach in Las Vegas as a special education teacher.
June 8, 2002
DORAN -- VENNARI Rosemarie Doran and Victor M. Vennari exchanged wedding vows in the wedding gazebo at the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas. A reception followed. The bride is the daughter of retired Lt. Col. Fred R. Fonch of Tucson, Ariz. She graduated from Pikes Peak Community College with an associate in arts degree in information systems. She is employed at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems. The groom is the son of Anita and Domenic Vennari of Burbank.