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January 29, 2000
Robert Blechl NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- His message of racial harmony and nonviolence was given a new look in Burbank. In light of what organizers said has been an increase in hate crimes at the local, state and national levels, "An Evening Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." was held Wednesday in The Little White Chapel. The tribute, presented by the Burbank Human Relations Council, featured guest speaker John Hill, chief of staff of Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke.
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April 18, 2009
Father Louis Vitale, a Franciscan friar, was recently fined by a federal magistrate in Santa Barbara for trespassing at an Air Force base to lead an antiwar protest. Vitale has been arrested hundreds of times over the years during his demonstrations, which he says are inspired by the teachings of Christ and other spiritual leaders who preached nonviolence. Pacifism is a central belief of nearly all religions, but given the dangers we face in the world, to what extent can we truly hope to be nonviolent?
NEWS
January 26, 2000
Robert Blechl NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- The Burbank Human Relations Council will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. today at Little White Chapel. "An Evening Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." will feature several speakers, including John Hill, chief of staff for L.A. County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke, Burbank Human Relations Council President John Brady and the Rev. Ron Degges. Entertainment will include a performance by The Morris Dance Project and a gospel tribute by Marissa Mike from John Burroughs High School.
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January 19, 2005
Robert Chacon For many, the passage of time has not eroded the message of racial harmony and nonviolence preached by Martin Luther King Jr. "Everyone should stand for what he stood for," Julie Ravin, 52, of Burbank said while attending a ceremony Sunday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills that honored the civil rights leader. "I still believe in what he was fighting for." More than 300 people from many walks of life filled Liberty Hall atop Forest Lawn Memorial Park to commemorate the national holiday marking what would have been King's 76th birthday.
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By Veronica Rocha | November 19, 2008
BURBANK — Fifty years ago, the color of a person’s skin was capable of raising some eyebrows in the city. A local car wash came under fire in 1958 for hiring two black employees and was pressured to fire them, said John Brady, the Burbank Human Relations Council president. But a group of people urged and persuaded the car wash owner not to fire the employees. That group joined to form the Human Relations Council, which celebrated its 50th anniversary Sunday at the Pickwick Banquet Center.
NEWS
September 29, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Rage Against Destruction, a 30-member touring group on a mission to terminate youth violence across the country, bombarded Burbank High School Thursday with live music, three huge video screens, concert-style lighting, about $3,000 in giveaways and one clear message -- violence is not the answer. John Dunkin, also known as "Pigeon John," is the rapper in the group's live band, which is made up of drums, guitar, bass, backup vocals and a DJ. Dunkin's group performed high-energy hip hop songs for three assemblies of cheering teens in Burbank High's gymnasium Thursday, while statistics on violence in America were flashed on the three screens behind them.
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By Amelia Merwin | June 4, 2008
If you aren’t a drama student at John Burroughs High School, then you probably don’t know that Scott Bailey, my revered former teacher and director, has recently been reassigned to the English department, where the school administration probably believes he will stir up less trouble. Except that I find fault with this decision, because in this case “trouble” involves introducing his students to Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, Shakespeare and tolerance, among other things.
FEATURES
February 11, 2006
Council denied residents' will The Burbank City Council at its meeting on Jan. 10, once again denies Burbank residents, regarding their request to not open the day labor center at the Burbank Home Depot ("Day laborer center approved," Jan. 11 ). It would appear that 75% to 95% of Burbank residents were against the Day Labor Center and made this well aware to the Burbank City Council. I have come to the opinion, that the Burbank City Council will decide what they want and all of us Burbank residents can go live somewhere else.
NEWS
January 26, 2000
TODAY Have breakfast with the LeTip Business Network at 7 a.m. Wednesdays. For information about locations, call Fran at 295-3778. The Burbank Chapter of Leads Club, an international organization for business referrals, meets from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the Courtside Restaurant at the Toluca Lake Sports Center, 6711 Forest Lawn Drive. For information, call John at 623-0337. The Burbank Public Library Preschool Story time, an interactive program of stories, songs and crafts, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Northwest Library, 3323 W. Victory Blvd.
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By By Vince Lovato | November 26, 2005
For Jose Quintanar the old adage that "all politics is local" is true. The We Care For Youth co-founder received word that Rep. Adam Schiff recently helped secure $50,000 for the nonprofit organization as part of his Kids First agenda of initiatives that he hopes will improve education, safety and health care for children in his district. Quintanar had hoped to receive $150,000 a year for three years in federal funds, enough money to continue his anti-violence and youth-to-jobs training programs with Burbank and Glendale schools.
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April 18, 2009
Father Louis Vitale, a Franciscan friar, was recently fined by a federal magistrate in Santa Barbara for trespassing at an Air Force base to lead an antiwar protest. Vitale has been arrested hundreds of times over the years during his demonstrations, which he says are inspired by the teachings of Christ and other spiritual leaders who preached nonviolence. Pacifism is a central belief of nearly all religions, but given the dangers we face in the world, to what extent can we truly hope to be nonviolent?
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January 29, 2000
Robert Blechl NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- His message of racial harmony and nonviolence was given a new look in Burbank. In light of what organizers said has been an increase in hate crimes at the local, state and national levels, "An Evening Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." was held Wednesday in The Little White Chapel. The tribute, presented by the Burbank Human Relations Council, featured guest speaker John Hill, chief of staff of Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke.
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