December 17, 2008
Zep’s Music was already an icon when I moved to Burbank in 1967. It seemed that everybody knew and loved Zep. He was the original musician’s friend, and if you went into his store, you had better not be in a hurry. Everything moved slowly at Zep’s, and you never knew if the person standing next to you was a musical legend. People talked a lot of story there, and if you kept your ears open and your mouth shut, you could learn some amazing things. Zep Meissner founded his first store in 1962 on Orchard Drive, just around the corner from John Burroughs High School.
March 22, 2003
A VERB treasure hunt for children 9 to 12 begins at noon today at the Media City Center. Children should meet at the Macy's first-floor entrance to be divided into teams. Following a pep rally, the treasure hunt will begin. Teams might be asked to search at a music store to find a CD that uses a particular verb in its title. A team might also be asked to visit a sports equipment store where the team will take a photo of a team member running on a treadmill to show the verbs "run," "sprint" or "jog."
March 4, 2000
Robert Blechl CIVIC CENTER -- A book review contest for high school students in grades nine through 12 will take place throughout March. Contestants can review a book of their choice in the contest, which is sponsored by Friends of the Burbank Public Library. Entry forms are available at the reference desk at the Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.; Buena Vista branch, 401 N. Buena Vista St.; and Northwest branch, 3323 W. Victory Blvd. The contest ends March 31. The first-prize winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Borders Books & Music Store, the second-place winner a $35 certificate and the third-place winner a gift certificate for $25, officials said.
September 26, 2007
Disney-ABC Television Group and AOL announced their partnership Thursday to bring full-length television shows to AOL Video. Shows will be viewed from ABC.com?s broadband player at www.video.aol.com . This week, the website will feature ABC?s fall lineup of shows. ?Ugly Betty,? ?Desperate Housewives,? ?Cavemen? and ?All My Children? are among the shows available for viewing. This will be the first time ABC?s primetime shows have been available in full length through a major Internet provider.
July 13, 2002
Molly Shore They might not have 76 trombones with 110 cornets close behind, but the students in the summer band program at David Starr Jordan Middle School are as enthusiastic about music as Harold Hills' band members in "The Music Man." The music man in this case is John Whitener, who teaches the class. "Sit tall and sit forward," he told the beginning band members as they prepared to play "The Dreidel Song." Frances Del Valle, 14, who enters Burbank High School in September, has been playing the flute for two weeks, although she has taken trumpet lessons for three years and studied trombone for one year.
October 6, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK VILLAGE -- After two years of hard work, three Monterey High School art students finished their handcrafted murals, despite a minor setback during the creative process. Peggy Zirves, art teacher at Monterey, said something went wrong when polyurethane was added to the original metal-backed murals, which were commissioned to be hung in downtown Burbank. "Some sort of reaction caused the murals to bubble up, and they were completely destroyed.
March 10, 2007
MEDIA CITY CENTER — Without the customary fanfare of a ribbon cutting, clothing retailer Loehmann's quietly opened its doors last week. Some shoppers milling around the floor on the store's first official day of business on Wednesday were surprised to see a Loehmann's in Burbank. "I didn't know they had one out here," said Van Nuys resident Angela Lopez, 35. "So I thought I'd pop in and look." Phasing in store operations through a preliminary "soft opening" before the official first day of business gives store employees the time to prepare for regular customer flow, said Ferdinando Forcellati, vice president of advertising for Loehmann's.
March 24, 2007
Fully prepared to rock, seven bands waited backstage on Thursday at Burbank High School's auditorium. Sitting on a couch that looked like it had been dumped on the side of the road, two of the eight members of the ska band the Legendary Goats talked and got into character. "Saxophone!" Joseph Mehrebians, 15, held up his instrument and guarded it from bandmate Michael Pulido, 17, who tried to squeeze into the last spot on the sofa. It was a school instrument Joseph used Thursday at Burbank High School's battle of the bands, and he wanted no scratches, biffs or buffs on the thing.
June 7, 2000
Amber Willard The following incidents were taken from police reports. BURBANK VILLAGE 100 block of North San Fernando Boulevard: A 25-year-old Granada Hills man was arrested on suspicion of evading officers at 2:04 a.m. Sunday. Two bicycle officers approached the man as he drove along the street and asked him to stop for a vehicle code violation. The man sped off but was later stopped. MAGNOLIA PARK 1551 W. Olive Ave.: Police are investigating a report of a woman who carried a knife through a Wherehouse music store at 12:15 p.m. Saturday.
April 25, 2009
WOMEN HONORED FOR HEART AND EXCELLENCE Officials with the Glendale YWCA are planning the 12th annual Legacy Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 5 at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank. Those being honored as the 2009 Heart & Excellence Award recipients are Ruth Charles, Janet Killian, Kathleen Powers, Sandy Schultz and Mercy Velazquez, who have contributed to the welfare of women, children and the community. Denise Hamilton is the guest speaker.