July 12, 2011
In response to the letter, “No Native Americans, no need to bother,” really, Lee Brandt, why bother with “their” problems? Have you ever been to a Southern California pow-wow? If you have, you would know that there are many Native American communities throughout the state of California and they do have their own needs and problems. While I am not a huge fan of Rep. Adam Schiff, I am sure that our Native American communities would welcome long overdue help from state representatives.
June 30, 2007
Outdoor concert series continuing The Downtown Burbank outdoor concert series will feature live music every Thursday in July and August. The festivities kick-off at 6 p.m. on the AMC Walkway at Palm Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard with free swing and salsa lessons. The bands will perform at 7 p.m. "Royal Crown Revue" will be performing classic swing to be-bop to blues. For more information, call (818) 238-5180. Ceramics and clay art show opening Artists John W. Hopkins, Stephen L. Horn, Shane M. Keena, Ricky Maldonado, Kevin A. Myers, Mark Poore and Adrian Sandstrom will be showing their ceramic and clay work, "Seven Guys and Their Work," through July 26 at Creative Arts Center Gallery, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank.
July 4, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- School board member Trish Burnett will make a motion to the board Thursday to form a committee that will study and address John Burroughs High School's use of the Indian as the school mascot. "It's an emotional issue, but we need to judge it less on emotion and more with a clear-thinking approach," Burnett said. "I think we need to change the mascot." Stephanie Saucedo, a Native American and parent of two Burroughs High students, said she thinks the ongoing modernization and renovation the Burroughs facilities makes now a good time to do away with the Indian mascot.
June 20, 2009
NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE CELEBRATED The Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department will host an event celebrating Native American heritage from noon to 3 p.m. June 28 at the Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 Walnut Ave., Burbank. The event centers on Native American culture of the Verdugo Mountains and the Los Angeles area. The Tongva Nation Dancers from the Gabrielino/ Tongva Tribal Council will perform around 12:30 p.m. In addition, there will be Native American foods, music and games.
June 26, 2002
Karen S. Kim Consuela Smith says everything she sells in The Vanishing Indian has some sort of spiritual meaning. The pieces depicting an eagle carry the energy of the animal, which is known as the messenger of the spirit. The Kachina dolls have the energy of the animal they depict -- including the buffalo, which means prosperity, and the bear, which means strength and wisdom. And the genuine turquoise stones in the jewelry she sells carry healing powers, she said.
May 8, 2002
Maya Kukes BURBANK -- John Burroughs High School might soon be without its mascot if a bill is passed that would eliminate Indians and similar characters as school representatives. The Assembly Appropriations Committee will review the bill sometime this month. The proposed legislation, AB 2115, would affect all public school mascots with Native American likenesses. The State Board of Education or the California Post-secondary Education Committee would also be allowed to ban school team names, mascots or nicknames deemed derogatory.
May 25, 2002
Assembly Bill 2115 seeks nothing more or less than to ban the use of derogatory, ethnically themed names for school teams and mascots. Permitting publicly funded schools to perpetuate such a shameful practice constitutes no less than an endorsement of prejudice. Writing in the May 8 edition of the Burbank Leader, Denny Grossman laments that AB 2115 would put an end to the John Burroughs High School Indians in 2003 (in fact, the bill calls for new names and mascots to be phased in gradually to minimize the economic impact.
November 24, 2001
The Burbank Unified School District administration has scored a double whammy with its plan to create a committee of students to deal with the Burroughs High School mascot issue. Administration officials not only are deflecting criticism from the administration and school board and dumping it in the students' direction, but also assuring that nothing of substance will be done about the problem for the foreseeable future. In short, it's a copout. The committee is being formed in response to several complaints, from American Indians and other members of the community, that Burroughs' Indian mascot is racist, reinforces negative stereotypes and has no place in a 21st-century school.
July 18, 2001
I really don't think that John Burroughs High School should change its sign from an Indian to something else. Why? Because it is a symbol that has represented the school for a long time. Maybe they can hand out a brochure at the beginning of the year explaining what the Indian symbolizes, along with some Native American history. This way the kids will get the significance of the mascot instead of just knowing what it is. Then Stephanie Saucedo should be happy and so should the school.
January 26, 2005
JOYCE RUDOLPH Ole! Keeping up with an international trend, dance instructor Gene DeWald and his partner Sandi Marino have introduced a series of tango classes Sunday nights at the Burbank Realtors Hall. DeWald, a dancer for 64 of his 79 years, organizes the event, which features the live band Nuestro Tiempo. The Argentine style of ballroom dance is hot at nightclubs throughout Italy, Paris, Finland, Sweden, Amsterdam, Russia and Poland, he said.