April 29, 2000
It's enough to make a grown man or woman cry. The Restore our Airport Rights Initiative (ROAR) was thrown a blow below the belt when it was rejected by the Burbank City Clerk. The disqualification was based on a technicality, "The group did not adequately identify its supporters." This is not Burbank's first controversy on the legality of petitions. Let me refresh your memory. In his final bid for reelection, Councilman Michael Hastings submitted petitions signed, "under the penalty of perjury", that he had "witnessed the signing of the signatures."
November 6, 2004
Mark R. Madler The union representing Burbank Police officers has kicked off a drive to raise money for a museum linked with a national memorial to officers killed in the line of duty. The first donation of $10,000 was given Friday from Crown Realty & Development Corp., owner of the Burbank Town Center mall, formerly known as the Media City Center Mall. The Burbank Police Officers Assn. has targeted $100,000 as its goal by next summer, said its president, Officer Mike Parrinello.
October 6, 2004
Joyce Rudolph Officials believe they made more than $20,000 at Saturday's concert starring Josh Kelley at the Starlight Bowl and say they already have other fundraisers in the works. There were 2,300 tickets sold, and between 1,500 and 2,000 people attended, said Michael Hastings, chairman of the Burbank Priority In Education Foundation. "We know we will probably net, all funds going directly to the schools, north of $20,000 after bills are paid," he said.
December 27, 2003
Jackson Bell Michael Hastings is one of those residents who want to help Burbank schools cope with financial insecurity. Hastings, a former Burbank mayor, is organizing a select group of parents, community members and former students intent on seeing students and teachers prosper. The group, which numbers about 40, recently attended the inaugural meeting of the Burbank Priority in Education Foundation, an organization created to raise additional funds and materials for classrooms affected by state and local budget cuts.
April 8, 2014
It was such a success last year that the Burbank Police Foundation has organized the second annual Hoof and Woof walking event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 19 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk and guided trail horseback ride start at 9 a.m. Funds raised go to the Burbank Police Department K-9 and equestrian units, said Michael Hastings, president of the Burbank Police Foundation. Those serving on the equestrian unit are all volunteers, so funds raised help cover the costs of equipment, such as saddles and other gear.
May 14, 2008
A flurry of fundraising took place in Burbank this past weekend as supporters of the Foothill Civitan Club of Burbank, The Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Providence High School convened for their annual galas. The Foothill Civitan Club of Burbank presented its 26th annual luncheon and fashion show under the theme of “Fly Away, Fly Away Home” in the Mountain View Room of The Castaway. Co-Chaired by Karen Hubbard and Jenice McGlynn , the afternoon’s main event was presided over by mistress of ceremonies Beverlee Broggie and highlighted fashions provided by Annie’s Scandal of Montrose.
August 29, 2009
On behalf of my stellar city of Burbank/BUSD Fields Renovation Committee, and our “Celebrate Gratitude” Campaign, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Walt Disney Co. for their generous contribution of $50,000 to fund a new, state-of-the-art scoreboard for the soon-to-be rebuilt John Burroughs High School Memorial Field Stadium. Joan McCarthy, their dynamic and very involved director of community relations, presented the check to the Burbank Unified School District Board of Education Aug. 20. Following her remarks, the school board was quick to recognize the continued efforts and support of the Walt Disney Co. in our community, and how grateful we all are for their constant involvement on all levels in our schools.
November 29, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum When Michael Hastings called the Hope family in New York late one night this week, he was not concerned about waking them. Sure, it was late, even later back East, and the Hopes had a busy week ahead -- Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade would honor their father, Bob, the late entertainer from Toluca Lake. But they wanted to know. Was it official? Was Burbank- Glendale-Pasadena Airport now known as Bob Hope Airport? "They didn't care what hour, they wanted to know," said Hastings, the former Burbank mayor who represents the Hope family.
December 13, 2011
'Tis the season for friends and family to come a-calling and mistletoeing, to exchange gifts and holiday greetings, to host parties and other sundry fa-la-la-laing. Keeping with that tradition, the Cusumano Real Estate Group hosted their annual holiday soiree at Another Broken Egg Café this past week. Always well-attended by the Burbank governmental and business communities along with longtime Cusumano friends and associates, guests were welcomed to the downtown eatery by hosts, the company's principals Chuck, Roger and Michael Cusumano, and hostesses, Roger's wife, Evelyn, and Michael's wife, Caroline.