December 14, 2002
CLARK Stacy Bayles and Grant Clark have announced their plans to marry this month in the Los Angeles Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Calvin and Marilyn Bayles of La Crescenta. She graduated from Crescenta Valley High in 1996, attended Brigham Young University, served a mission in Croatia and recently received her bachelor's degree in nursing from BYU. She works in the labor and delivery room in a hospital in Orem, Utah.
May 31, 2003
Matthew Warren Baker, Burbank High School Class of 1996 co-valedictorian and ARCO AM/PM CIF Southern Section Scholar-Athlete of the Year (1995-1996), graduated with honors from Harvard University, receiving his bachelor's degree in East Asian studies with an emphasis on Chinese literature and culture. He took leave from Harvard following his first year to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan, where he learned to speak, read and write the Chinese language.
May 17, 2003
Peterson -- Carpenter Emily Beth Peterson of Bakersfield and Kenny Carpenter of La Crescenta were married in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santa Monica. A reception was shared with family and friends at the Oakmont Country Club. For their honeymoon, the couple traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They are living in Provo, Utah. The bride is the daughter of Becky Peterson of Bakersfield and the late Kenneth Peterson.
July 2, 2003
Burbank man receives Spirit of America award BURBANK -- Burbank resident David F. King will receive the Spirit of America award during the annual Fourth of July celebration hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1101 N. Central Ave., Glendale. The event begins at 9 a.m. Friday. King, who spent more than two years in the Netherlands as a missionary and has held various church offices, is being recognized for his service to the church and the community.
May 31, 2006
BURBANK ? When disaster strikes, a diverse local humanitarian community often converges to provide large-scale relief to distressed countries in times of crisis. Saturday was no different, as the Burbank-based Islamic Relief Center teamed up with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to deliver more than 200 tons of emergency supplies to Indonesia after a massive earthquake ravaged the island of Java. "We've found it's a great working relationship, using Mormon resources and the Muslim organization's ability to do such a great job of distributing [relief supplies]
May 12, 2004
Burbank health insurer arrested BURBANK -- A Burbank man faces charges in connection with a scheme that allegedly collected more than $14 million in health-insurance premiums, but did not pay many of its claims, authorities said. William Kokott, 60, is one of three suspects named in a 37-count indictment returned April 29 by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles. Kokott owns Employer Mutual, which provided healthcare coverage to more than 20,000 people across the United States, federal prosecutors said.
July 13, 2002
Community leaders recognized Retired judge Marion E. Gubler of Glendale and attorney Victor L. Walch of Burbank received the Spirit of America Awards at the annual Fourth of July Flag Raising ceremony at the Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. They received the recognition because of their commitment to family, community and church. Gubler was a trial court judge in the state of California for more than 21 years, presiding in Municipal and Superior Courts in Burbank.
February 9, 2002
The stone and wrought-iron archway at the intersection of Sunset Canyon Drive and Olive Avenue is a remnant of Sunset Canyon Country Club, Burbank's premier attraction during the Roaring '20s (1920s). While only a 35-minute drive from Los Angeles in 1921, the Sunset Canyon Country Club was built and advertised as a refuge from the fast-paced and hectic life of the big city. Its location and amenities temporarily transported its members to a mountainous resort far away from their daily worries.
December 5, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Jesus Christ -- or his name, at least -- must continue to be locked out of prayers at the beginning of City Council meetings, according to an argument filed Monday on behalf of a Jewish activist who is suing the city. "No citizen should be deterred from attending a public session of his or her government because of 'offensive' prayers," wrote Roger Jon Diamond, the attorney for Irv Rubin, who filed the brief in the state Court of Appeal.
April 27, 2002
Molly Shore HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- What's in a name? Volumes of family history, if you know where to look. At the Southern California Genealogical Society's research library, 30,000 books in the group's collection increase those odds. Member Doug Miller traced his mother's family back to 1608 in Quebec. His search was made easy, he explained, because Quebec was colonized by France, and was ordered to keep records of all baptisms, marriages and burials.