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By Joyce Rudolph | March 11, 2014
Former mayor Al F. Dossin lived his life the way he wanted to live it. He never said much, even while he served on the City Council. But he was devoted to his wife, Lorraine and family. About 20 people came to his graveside service last Wednesday at Forest Lawn. His niece and her husband, Lois and Bruce Serpa, were in attendance and the rest were friends including former mayor Mary Lou Howard and Don Brown, airport authority commissioner, who led the service. A former police officer, Don met Al back in 1964 when Don pulled him over for running a stop sign.
January 26, 2005
Mark R. Madler The NBC Studios were never in "beautiful downtown Burbank," but that never stopped Tonight Show host Johnny Carson's good-natured ribbing of the city from where he broadcast. Carson died Sunday at his home in Malibu. He was 79. When Carson stepped down as the king of late-night talk shows in 1992, the city did its part to recognize how he brought Burbank to the world by renaming a park next to the studios in his honor. "That's why we name things for people," said Michael Hastings, who was mayor at the time of the park dedication in April 1992.
By Joyce Rudolph | July 9, 2008
The Burbank-bred band BlueLight takes seriously the saying, “The band that plays together, stays together.” Two of the core members of the rock band, Michael Hastings and Dennis O’Donnell, are coming together for a fourth time to perform O’Donnell’s original songs on July 20 at the Starlight Bowl. They will open for California Transit Authority. BlueLight adds a hometown feeling to the Starlight Bowl season, said Garth Nelson, former deputy director of Recreation Services for Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services, who left the post Tuesday.
By David Laurell | November 18, 2009
The Catholic Community of St. Finbar Church presented its 2009 Harvester of Faith Awards to Los Angeles Police Department Chaplain the Rev. Michael McCullough Michael McCullough and Burbank Mayor Gary Bric at the seventh annual Harvest Ball on Friday. Staged at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, this yearly event raises funds for the St. Finbar Parish School that opened in 1945 under the administration of the Sisters of Providence. A highlight of the Harvest Ball is the recognition of Harvesters of Faith ?
By Megan O'Neil, | January 10, 2012
A year after breaking ground on a $12-million overhaul of Memorial Field, Burbank Unified is preparing to dedicate the athletic facility. District officials have issued an open invitation for the Feb. 25 ribbon-cutting ceremony at Burroughs High School, while also continuing to solicit donations for the ongoing maintenance of the field. Community members who wish to have their name inscribed on one of five donor walls at the site in time for the event must contribute at least $500 by Jan. 30, officials said.
By David Laurell | April 8, 2014
More than 250 supporters of Providence High School gathered on the back patio of Lakeside Golf Club to kick off the school's 2014 fundraising gala with a martini, lemon drop and cosmo sunset cocktail party this past Saturday. Welcomed by the head of the institution, Joe Sciuto , and the event's chairwoman, Jenny Breakman , attendees had the opportunity to enjoy their libations while perusing a silent auction and mingling with the evening's honorees, Jeff Cirillo and Michael and Caroline Cusumano . Cirillo is a Providence alumni who went on to be a star athlete at USC, followed by a 14-year career as a third baseman with seven Major League Baseball teams.
By Megan O'Neil, | January 11, 2011
More than a decade of planning and fundraising came to a head Monday as elected officials and community leaders crowded John Burroughs High School Memorial Field to break ground on a long-awaited $12-million renovation of the site. "It is a wonderful feeling, especially for the school district and the community who have worked on this for such a long time," said Burbank Unified Supt. Stan Carrizosa. The renovation of Memorial Field is the third in an $18.5-million, three-phase capital improvement project designed to modernize decrepit athletic facilities at Jordan Middle School, and Burbank and Burroughs high schools.
By Jeff Tully | January 12, 2008
BURROUGHS HIGH — Jay Gudzin remembers when Burroughs High’s Memorial Field was a showplace for athletics. As a football player for the Indians, Gudzin was proud to play in a facility that not only had a rich history, but was an impressive venue. “When I left Burroughs in 1973, Memorial Field was still in great shape,” Gudzin said. “It had nice paint and nothing was falling apart. It was still a very nice stadium. “But nothing has been done to the place since the 1950s.
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