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April 19, 2003
KENNETH PAUL YOUNG Kenneth Paul Young, 52, died March 22, 2003, in Tarzana. Born May 16, 1950, in Glendale, he was a 25-year resident of Burbank. He worked as a partner in the law firm Wohlner, Kaplon, Phillips, Young and Barsh. He graduated from John Burroughs High School in 1968. He was an active participant in sports and was a loyal fan of UCLA football, his alma mater. Mr. Young is survived by his parents, Stan and Grace; wife, Benita; daughters, Alisa and Lindsey; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Vicki; and sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Ed Martyn.
April 27, 2005
Rosette Gonzales Customers might have expected their dessert to melt when Nicolette Sheridan of "Desperate Housewives" served ice cream cake Monday at Cold Stone Creamery in Burbank. In exchange for a donation to the Make-A-Wish foundation, ice cream lovers and fans of the show received a free slice of ice cream cake from 5 to 8 p.m. But Sheridan, who plays Edie Britt on the prime-time soap about the private lives of suburbia housewives drew a crowd of paparazzi in addition to donations.
May 21, 2003
Molly Shore Hannah Richards, a second-grade student at American Lutheran School, already knows a lot about the tropical rain forests. "They lose about two football fields of trees and plants every day," the 8-year-old said. Since the beginning of the school year, Hannah and her classmates have been doing something to combat the loss, raising money so parcels of tropical rain forest can be purchased to preserve trees. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade selected charities to benefit from their fund-raising efforts, which totaled $648.
June 1, 2005
Downtown arts festival next week The Downtown Burbank Fine Arts Festival will return to Burbank from 10 a.m. to dusk June 11 and 12. The festival has grown to 80 artists and has expanded to include San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue. San Fernando will be closed to vehicle traffic Saturday and Sunday. Free parking is available in more than 9,000 parking spaces. The two-day outdoor exhibition is a juried collection of art for sale by leading commercial artists, designers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and jewelers from across California, Arizona and Nevada.
November 20, 2004
Kids of all ages are invited to join Santa and all his friends to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Burbank Town Center, featuring the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and a cast of holiday characters, will host the Annual Holiday Parade at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The parade will feature snowmen, holiday elves, glittery clowns, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, a teddy bear, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a Christmas band, and Santa Claus in his horse-drawn carriage.
By Kelly Corrigan, | March 1, 2013
Fifth-graders at Roosevelt Elementary performed a play for parents and teachers Thursday that incorporated a hula dance they learned from Hawaii native and Roosevelt teacher Tiffany Kaloustian earlier this year. Since October, all 95 fifth-graders on campus practiced the hula with Kaloustian, who had flown in orchids from Hawaii to make leis for the performance . In the months that the students rehearsed the play, they also raised $2,500 by selling lollipops. All the money will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which will help grant a child's wish in April.
July 31, 2004
Mark R. Madler Tim Behm knows what it's like to have a child in need. The father of seven has a son and daughter with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease of the lungs and stomach. To help other families and children in a similar situation, Behm is donating $1 for every food order Sunday from the six Domino's Pizza restaurants he owns in Burbank and Glendale. The donations are part of a campaign started two years ago by the Wisconsin native. He does it the first Sunday of every month.
July 17, 2004
Mark R. Madler While preparing to move to Oregon, Ron England and wife, Judy, had one million things they needed to get out of the way. One million pennies, to be precise. That's how many pennies England had collected over the past 30 years to win a bet with a relative. Unable to get any bank to accept and convert the coins to easier-to-manage paper cash, Safeway Inc. stepped in this month to solve the problem. On Thursday, England and a group of children with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles dumped in the last of the copper -- $100 worth of pennies into a coin conversion machine at the Pavilions, 1110 W. Alameda Ave. Some pennies dropped to the floor as the children dumped them from metal buckets into the coin converter's tray.
November 27, 2004
Santa Claus arrived in Burbank this week with a flurry of onlookers that came to see him in his beautiful horse-drawn carriage. Joining Santa on the second annual holiday parade were a host of characters, from Frosty the Snowman to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, as they danced their way down San Fernando Road and into the Burbank Town Center. Rebecca Quesada, 11, of Sun Valley, who was the special guest and the ambassador representing the Make-A-Wish Foundation, joined Santa and Mrs. Claus as they cruised past the excited crowd.
By Natalie Yemenidjian | October 15, 2008
While volunteering with first-graders 20 years ago, Jack O’Neill stood tall in the R.L. Stevenson Elementary School classroom with his long arms by his side. Before he knew it, three or four tiny, affection-seeking hands belonging to children he helped teach once a week were entwined with his. Small gestures like these made O’Neill reexamine and change the course of his life. “I discovered my affinity for children,” said O’Neill, who does not have children of his own. “And I discovered they had an affinity for me.” He is known all over Burbank for the 39 years he dedicated to NBC and for the myriad titles he’s had, most notably vice president in finance.
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