March 2, 2002
Maya Kukes MAGNOLIA PARK -- Burbank City Employees Federal Credit Union will offer free money management classes to teenagers beginning at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. The credit union will teach its free Independent Advantage Program to teenagers 15-18. The classes will be taught over four consecutive weeks and will cover checking account basics, electronic access, credit cards, lending and budgeting. Participants must open an account at the credit union to attend.
April 5, 2000
Irma Lemus MAGNOLIA PARK -- Community members are invited to enter their classic cars in the John Burroughs High School Booster Club car show in September. The 13th Annual Car Show will be held Sept. 24 at Johnny Carson Park. Admission is free but the cost to enter a car is $20. Awards will be given for stock and modified cars, trucks and motorcycles and car club participation, organizers said. Vendors spaces are also available for $50. Sponsor contributions for trophies and plaques are $30. The Burroughs Arrowhead Booster Club is a nonprofit organization that supports the school's football team.
April 26, 2000
Amber Willard PASADENA -- A former employee of a Magnolia Park boutique was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay restitution up to $10,000 for taking items from the store, authorities said. Ondiene Galloway, 35, pleaded no contest Friday in Pasadena Superior Court to charges of grand theft for taking between $6,000 and $10,000 from Bell Cottage, the Magnolia Park gift store where she worked from September through February. Although not an admission of guilt, a no contest plea is generally treated as the equivalent of a guilty plea by the court.
January 5, 2002
The following incidents were taken from police reports. MAGNOLIA PARK 200 block of South Victory Boulevard: A 48-year-old Burbank man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of cocaine after police found five small squares of an off-white substance in a cigarette box in his car, police said. NORTHWEST DISTRICT 2200 block of North Catalina Street: A 36-year-old Burbank man allegedly kicked and sat on his 27-year-old girlfriend Tuesday after he became angry because she did not buy him a pack of cigarettes, police said.
February 18, 2004
Local firm has own award ceremony MAGNOLIA PARK -- The Burbank-based audio post-production company Juniper Post held an honorary Emmy Awards ceremony for people and firms who contributed to its recent Emmy win for Outstanding Sound Editing on "James Cameron's Expedition: Bismarck." Honorees included James Cameron, Mike Cameron, the Discovery Channel, Dolby Laboratories and Digidesign Inc., the makers of Pro Tools audio software. Jay Leno also was there by telephone.
September 29, 2001
Ryan Carter The following incidents were taken from police reports: MAGNOLIA PARK 1500 block of Clark Avenue: A 19-year-old man received cuts to the head and wrist on Sept. 22 after an 18-year-old Burbank man allegedly went to a home where the 19-year-old was staying and led him outside, where a group of 15 other boys began beating him, police said. The two apparently were involved in an earlier dispute at John Burroughs High School, police said.
July 7, 2001
Karen S. Kim MAGNOLIA PARK -- More than 70 adults and children from a Magnolia Park neighborhood proved Wednesday afternoon that patriotism can come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Led by a Burbank Fire Department fire engine, the residents paraded down Beachwood Drive between Chandler and Magnolia boulevards to show their respect for the Fourth of July holiday the best way they knew how. "It was lots of fun, and a lot of kids were really decked out," said Michael Shaughnessy, whose family started the parade three years ago. Children rode tricycles, bicycles, wagons and strollers covered with red, white and blue decorations as adults marched along on foot, dressed in patriotic garb.
December 28, 2002
Steele has new job at Burroughs MAGNOLIA PARK -- Thomas Steele will be teacher on special assignment in charge of discipline at John Burroughs High School. The school board appointed him at its Dec. 19 meeting, and his new post is effective Feb. 3. Steele began his professional life in law enforcement where he served as a deputy for the Orange County Sheriff's Department, and as a police officer and detective with the Baldwin Park Police Force. He began teaching at Burbank High School in 1998, and has been at Burroughs High School since 1999.
October 22, 2005
Why did the California Chicken Café not move in across the road? Because it could not secure enough parking. It was not surprising to read last week that Andre de Montesquiou, the owner of California Chicken Café, no longer wants to do business in Burbank. On Oct. 11, following a lengthy hearing, the City Council denied de Montesquiou's bid to open his eatery in Magnolia Park, citing a lack of parking in the area and the potential for traffic congestion. De Montesquiou was seeking a parking variance because the parking lot for the 4,700-square-foot restaurant at 2921 Magnolia Blvd.
December 15, 2001
On Monday, Burbank's planning board will consider a use proposed for a familiar building in Magnolia Park, a proposal that may reignite smoldering controversy over the area's growth and development. Officials have recently been accused of forgetting about or ignoring the Magnolia Park district. But I believe an extraordinary amount of care, attention and taxpayer dollars have been devoted to the area in recent years. Some places have received as much in city resources, but most got far less.