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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 | 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.
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.
By DAVID LAURELL | March 21, 2007
The Burbank Chamber of Commerce ushered in the St. Patrick's Day weekend with an Irish-themed fundraiser on Friday evening. Presented as "Monte O'Carlo Night," this annual gala gives participants the opportunity to tip their hats to the chamber's outgoing board of directors and formally welcome in the new board. Among those mingling at the pre-dinner cocktail party and silent auction were city officials along with community and business leaders including Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gary Olson , his wife, Sharon , and son Kyle; City Manager Mary Alvord; former Mayor Bill Wiggins and his wife, Marilyn; and former Burbank city manager and now Deputy Los Angeles Mayor Bud Ovrom.
By Chris Wiebe | February 17, 2007
BURBANK — Developers of a proposed Whole Foods Market in the Rancho District have submitted a modified and scaled-back project that eliminates any need for variances to city codes and cuts nearly 8,000-square-feet from the building's original size. The project will be revisited at a public hearing on Tuesday, two weeks after the council asked the developer to return with a plan that would more closely match the character of the surrounding neighborhood. The revised project proposes an approximately 52,000-square-foot building that complies with city codes regarding requirements for setbacks, or the separation between the structure and the property line, said Michael Hastings, a consultant for developer Tom Davies.
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.
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.
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