April 18, 2009
There are mysteries in life that I will never be able to explain. The imagination of a child. A man’s fascination with baseball and grilling meat. And the fact that virtually every main street in Burbank is in a continual state of road repair. It’s Saturday morning, which at our house means food. And SpongeBob. And gym class. And tantrums. And doodling on my ridiculous mug shot in the paper. And food. By 9 a.m., I’ll be daydreaming about what choice cut of beef to purchase at the Handy Market today.
April 4, 2007
NORTHWEST DISTRICT ? A state grant of more than $285,000 is buying computers and toys for after-school programs at Luther Burbank Middle School and Providencia Elementary School. Official notice of the grant amount came in last week, but as soon as the district received its grant-award letter in January, officials there began to buy supplies. They have received new toys, books, pingpong tables, a karaoke machine and new computers, among other things. Through the After School Education and Safety grant, each school was awarded funds for the 2006-07 school year, determined by their relatively high percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced-cost meals, said Claudine Bell, a teacher on special assignment with both of the schools.