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By Alison Tully | July 21, 2008
BURBANK — As the line for Sunday night’s Starlight Bowl concert snaked around the asphalt path, Kevin Collier was sitting pretty. Collier was second in line, counting the minutes till California Transit Authority took the stage. Collier came out to see the band because of its famed member, Danny Seraphine, the original drummer for Chicago. “I was a huge fan of Chicago in the early days and went to many of their concerts in the ’70s, so I was very excited when I heard California Transit Authority was coming,” Collier said as he leaned back in his lawn chair.
August 13, 2005
Congratulations to the city of Burbank for another wonderful summer concert season at the Starlight Bowl. The variety of performers has been outstanding, beginning with the Fourth of July concert, which cast the spotlight on the Music of Glenn Miller played by the Tex Beneke Orchestra. The music -- "Pennsylvania 65000" and "Moonlight Serenade" -- stirred memories for the baby boomer generation and beyond, and gave youngsters a lesson in what great music really sounds like.
June 11, 2005
Rosette Gonzales A $100,000 donation goes a long way, but a kind word from a child means even more, former Burbank Mayor Michael Hastings said. He and Burbank Police, civic leaders and community members are raising $100,000 for a museum to go along with the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. But to get local support, the fundraisers decided to challenge youngsters with an essay contest about why frontline police officers of Burbank deserve the community's respect.
March 16, 2005
Mark R. Madler With four months to go before hitting a summer deadline, a joint effort between the union representing Burbank police officers and the city's business community has raised nearly $50,000 for a planned police museum in the nation's capital. That amount is half of the $100,000 goal set by the Burbank Police Officers Assn. when it announced in November it was raising the money. Among the donors so far are Crown Realty & Development, owner of the Burbank Town Center Mall; Cusumano Real Estate Group; and NBC Studios, said Michael Cusumano, a co-chair of the fundraising committee and a local developer.
July 6, 2005
Mark R. Madler A weekend fundraiser for a proposed police museum in the nation's capital is getting some star power. Emmy Award-winning actor Bradley Whitford will be the master of ceremonies for "Cool Blue: A Night of Respect" set for Saturday night at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. As emcee, Whitford -- who stars on "The West Wing" -- will have the duty of getting past the officiating and bring on the fun and entertainment, said Michael Hastings, a member of the event's organizing committee.
August 20, 2003
Ben Godar In response to letters by the City Council and officials at the Burbank- Glendale-Pasadena Airport, United Airlines plans to cancel or delay flights to comply with the voluntary curfew at the airport on Sundays. City and airport officials sent letters to the airline in July asking that it eliminate a 6:40 a.m. Sunday flight to San Francisco. In a response received by Airport Authority commis- sioners Monday, United scheduling manager Sheila Wiedemann said the carrier would eliminate the early Sunday flight effective on its September schedule.
December 13, 2003
Ryan Carter Renaming the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport for Bob Hope will come at a price, and just who will pick up the estimated $250,000 tab is starting to become clearer. While Hope family representatives pledged that no municipal money would be spent to change the name, the Airport Authority will likely front part or all of the cost, officials said this week. "We will incur some expense involved with some of the signage and temporary signage [in and around the airport]
September 6, 2003
Tim Willert Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport could be renamed for Bob Hope before the end of the year, a change that could cost $250,000 to implement, airport officials said Thursday. "Between now and the end of the year is a very realistic time frame," Airport Authority Executive Director Dios Marrero said. "I think it's clear that there is a lot of support for the renaming of the airport." Marrero and Airport Authority President Charlie Lombardo were among those who toured the airport Thursday with members of Hope's family, who have given the Authority permission to use his name.
February 4, 2006
organsSenior superstars strut their stuff at Joslyn showcase Seniors were treated to an afternoon of singing and dancing during the Senior Superstar Showcase Monday at the Joslyn Adult Center. Under the theme, "Your Hit Parade," the event was written and produced by mistress of ceremonies Marie Burnett, a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Musical Director Karen Ellinwood ran the sound system providing background music for some 20 acts. Highlights of the show were the Tuttle Square Dancers, ballroom dancing by Lorraine and Gaylord Rohloff and the grand finale "There's No Business Like Show Business," featuring the whole cast.
September 29, 2004
Jacqui Brown It sounds like a great deal when you can buy a box of eight crayons for around $1.50 or a pencil box for less than 50 cents, but when you start multiplying that 20 or 30 times, it tends to take a big bite out of the pocketbook. As a result of budget cuts for the California public schools and restricted tax credits, teachers are faced with the dilemma of choosing to spend their own money on school supplies for their students or depend on donations from parents.
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