June 17, 2009
Deanna Attai, a Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center surgeon who this year became one of the first doctors in the country to treat early-stage breast cancer patients using a technique that essentially freezes tumors, can add another first to her list. Attai this month became the first Southland surgeon to overhaul her medical equipment, including a scalpel and traditional electrosurgical device, and replace it with a new tissue-dissection system based on proprietary technology from Stanford University.
September 24, 2003
Molly Shore Jennifer Weston may be a doctor, but she often plays a nurse on television. Weston is a pediatrician who cares for youngsters at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center's urgent-care facility. But when she's not on duty, Weston can usually be found on a TV sound stage or movie set working as an actress. "When I was a little kid I fell in love with acting, and when I got older I fell in love with medicine," she said. "Nobody said I can't do both, so I do both."
October 21, 2013
A house fire that claimed the life of a 69-year-old woman and injured two others Saturday night grew to a deadly strength very quickly, according to a neighbor. The woman, identified by Los Angeles County coroner's officials as Irmhild Marcaccio, died at the hospital of smoke inhalation. Two others, her son and daughter-in-law, were hospitalized with minor burn injuries. An animal control officer was also reportedly called for a dead dog. Just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, Burbank resident Rena McCann heard a loud bang coming from her next-door neighbor's house and ran outside.
July 14, 2004
Jackson Bell City Council members Tuesday held off unplugging discounts for more affluent residents who use electrically powered medical equipment. Instead, the council asked city staff to study the city's Life Support program more closely, examining the age and income of the 86 households enrolled in the program. "The goal is to serve the most vulnerable in the community," Mayor Marsha Ramos said. Burbank Water and Power officials suggested that for residents to receive the discount, they should have to meet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's income guidelines.
April 20, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A Burbank Islamic-relief organization is doing what it can to provide help for those affected by the 19-month Palestinian uprising and Israeli military incursions in the West Bank. "I think the main goal here is to help the needy in this disaster," worker Abdel Salam said. "We cannot sit by without helping them, and we would do the same if a similar disaster happened anywhere in the world." The Islamic Relief Organization is a nongovernmental group based in England, and has an office in Burbank.
December 16, 2009
Scouts wrapping for donations Boy Scout Troop 210 will be wrapping Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, birthday, Groundhog Day and other holiday gifts in exchange for donations through the end of the month, organizers said. The troop has been providing donation-based holiday wrapping at the Sports Authority at the west end of the Empire Center, 1900 E. Empire Ave., for more than 10 years, organizers said. Money raised during the campaign helps fund scouts in community projects, advancements, scholarships, equipment, camping and survival trips.
June 14, 2000
Amber Willard The following incidents were taken from police reports. MAGNOLIA PARK 700 block of North Brighton Street: A 23-year-old Burbank man was arrested at 6:44 p.m. Saturday on suspicion of sexual battery. A Burbank woman was walking on the sidewalk with her daughters when the man walked behind her and touched her in a inappropriately, police said. He then walked away and made motions like he was fondling himself, police said. 1000 block of West Angeleno Avenue: Police are investigating a suspected assault with a deadly weapon that occurred at 10:15 p.m. Friday.
January 19, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Marian Rees shook her head in amazement as she surveyed Providence St. Joseph Medical Center's new maternity ward during a weekend public tour of the hospital's new seven-story, 200,000-square-foot building. "I think this is astonishing," the Studio City resident said as she marveled at the wood-paneled walls and cabinets, the landscape oil paintings and the view out a large window in the labor and delivery suite. "I could give birth right here," she added.
June 24, 2000
Joyce Rudolph A total of $270,000 was distributed to two hospital endeavors when Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Guild met for its annual installation tea. President Eugenia Beccarelli presided over the June 14 meeting, presenting a $20,000 check to Dr. Raul Mena, chief of staff and head of the cancer department at the medical center. Mena told the more than 50 members present the money will go to education for nurses, physical therapists and other medical technicians who will be using new medical equipment.
November 1, 2013
The house fire that claimed the life of a Burbank woman and left two others injured two weeks ago was caused by the improper use of candles, authorities said Thursday. Details on how many candles or what types of candles were being used were not available, but fire officials confirmed the home did not have electricity. The 69-year-old woman, identified by Los Angeles County coroner's officials as Irmhild Marcaccio , died at the hospital of smoke inhalation. Her son and daughter-in-law, who lived with her, suffered minor burns.