October 28, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is accepting applications for nominations to the United States military service academies. The deadline to apply for a nomination is Nov. 1. Schiff, like all members of Congress, can nominate qualified high school students for admission to one of the four service academies: the Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and the Merchant Marine Academy at...
August 22, 2009
RESIDENT COMPLETES TRAINING AT WEST POINT Burbank resident Christian Beckler has received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He completed the seven-week Cadet Basic Training on Aug. 15, and began classes Aug. 17. He is the son of Ben and Mollie Beckler of Burbank. Christian is a 2009 graduate of San Marino High School, where he lettered in varsity football, soccer and track. He was captain of the varsity football team, and also participated in baseball and wrestling.
January 21, 2006
Rep. Adam Schiff nominated 14 students from his district -- including six from Glendale or Burbank -- for admission to a U.S. service academy. Each of the four service academies -- the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy at West Point, and the Naval Academy -- require a nomination, usually from a Congress member. Each academy offers young men and women a free college education at a nationally recognized academic program while preparing them for an officer's commission in the armed forces.
January 22, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- A Burbank High School senior is among 17 area students nominated for appointment to the nation's service academies by Rep. James Rogan (R-Burbank). Burbank resident Paul Choi, 17, has been nominated for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Rogan announced in a news release. Students who want to attend U.S. service academies must obtain a Congressional nomination. Rogan's office employs a volunteer Service Academy Nomination Board made up of retired veteran officers living in the 27th Congressional District.
September 25, 2013
Cadet Christian King Beckler, son of Benjamin and Mollie Beckler of Burbank, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 25. He is now serving as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Aviation branch at Ft. Rucker in Alabama, receiving training at the helicopter flight school. Christian Beckler graduated from San Marino High School in 2009. While at West Point, he studied human geography and Spanish. He was a member of the West Point Sport Parachute (Skydiving)
September 22, 2001
Navy Chief Warrant Officer Jerry L. Simpson, son of Kathleen K. McWain of Ohio and Raymond W. Simpson of Burbank, recently departed on a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the U.S. guided missile frigate Curtis, home ported in San Diego. He is a 1981 graduate of Verdugo Hills High School. Air Force Airman Sonia Rodriguez, daughter of Ana Rodriguez of Burbank, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
October 29, 2013
An alleged stolen car rammed into a restaurant owned by Burbank Councilman Gary Bric early Tuesday, according to police officials. Prior to the crash, police saw the alleged stolen car driving at a high rate of speed on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, according to Sgt. David Delgado with the Valley Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. As police pursued, the driver of the reportedly stolen car exited onto Hollywood Way, ran a stop sign and clipped another vehicle before crashing into the business, called Gary Bric's Ramp, located 7730 N. Hollywood Way in Sun Valley, Delgado said.
February 2, 2002
Molly Shore BURBANK -- In his freshman year at UC Berkeley, Burbank resident Kenneth William Wainwright Jr. brokered a sometimes uneasy truce between two of his roommates -- one was Muslim and the other, Jewish. Thrust into the role as peacemaker, Wainwright's interest was sparked in Middle Eastern studies. Later this year, he will pursue that interest abroad as a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship. It is awarded annually to no more than 40 top U.S. collegians.