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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 17, 2014
The Burbank High and Burroughs girls' soccer teams will both have the opportunity to compete in the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs, although they will have different starting points. While the Bulldogs earned a home game for the opening round of the postseason tournament, the Indians will have to hit the road for their first-round contest. “It is just a blessing to be able to play at home,” said Burbank Coach Eric Montoya, whose squad will begin the playoffs at 3 p.m. Friday against Pacifica.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | July 17, 2012
ARCADIA - Facing elimination in the Section 2 Tournament on Monday, the Burbank 10-11 Baseball All-Star team had to go with ace pitcher Blaine Traxel. Fortunately for Burbank, it was able to pick up a victory to stay alive on a solid outing by Traxel. Unfortunately, the locals had to go into Tuesday's championship contest with their star hurler unable to take the mound because of Little League limitations placed on pitchers. As a result, the Sherman Oaks hitters feasted on a trio of Burbank pitchers, and when the dust cleared, Burbank had absorbed a 15-0 loss at Longden Field that ended its season.
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BY EMIN AVAKIAN | July 15, 2013
GLENDALE - Burbank's second win in the Major Baseball Section 2 Tournament has left it one of two teams still fighting for the championship. The victory also enables the locals to go against a team that defeated them just two days prior - Sherman Oaks. In Monday's elimination game with Quartz Hill, Burbank looked to an offense that has been the team's strength throughout, and did not disappoint yet again, as two home runs and 12 total hits lifted the District 16 Major Baseball champions to a 14-6 victory at Montrose Park that eliminated Quartz Hill from the tournament.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | August 2, 2013
LANCASTER - His Wednesday began like any another throughout the last 45 years. Burbank High alumnus Mark Covert awoke at 4 a.m. for his predawn workout. The plan had been the same for the Lancaster resident, which is to say Covert scheduled an hour of exercise, followed by a shower, breakfast and then a short drive to Antelope Valley College for 6 a.m. practice with his men's and women's cross-country teams. The only difference this Wednesday was that the 62-year-old Covert, a current coach and teacher at Antelope Valley College, didn't take his usual 2-to-4-mile jog-walk hybrid, but instead enjoyed a vigorous workout on his recently-purchased bike.
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January 22, 2011
Burbank police apprehended two juveniles on Friday near the intersection of West Oak Street and South Mariposa Street who were seen carrying Airsoft guns on the street. They were released with stern warnings, officials said.
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By Joyce Rudolph, joyce.rudolph@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
Family and friends toasted guitar legend Randy Rhoads on Sunday during a release party for a Cabernet Sauvignon that bears his name. Rhoads was the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot before he was killed in a plane crash while on tour with Osbourne in 1982. The D'Argenzio Winery created the 2005 vintage at the full production facility in Santa Rosa, and the wine is being exclusively sold there and at the family's tasting room in Burbank. Kathy Rhoads D'Argenzio, who is married to Richard D'Argenzio, has been trying to come up with a way to honor her brother.
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January 23, 2002
Mr. Will Ray, in his forum letter (Jan. 12-13) suggests that when giving directions to a friend traveling east on the Ventura (134) Freeway on how to get to Hollywood Way, tell them to take the Pass Avenue exit and quickly make a right onto Oak Street. I have lived for 20 years just a hop, skip, and a farthing from Pass Avenue, and I can assure one and all that if you are heading east and quickly make a right turn, you will find yourself at Alameda Avenue, post haste.
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September 22, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Parents, students and members of the community are invited to participate in the International Walk To School Day next month. Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School will host the event, which will begin at 7:15 a.m. Oct. 2. Participants can also join the 8:15 a.m. group, and both the early group and late group can choose from four different starting points for the walk. The walk is designed to encourage people to be environmentally conscious, to talk to their neighbors, help protect neighborhoods from crime and be health conscious.
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February 12, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK VILLAGE -- The developers of a state-of-the-art AMC 16-plex movie theater cleared another hurdle this week when the City Council approved the project's Art Deco design following changes that included lowering one block of Palm Avenue. Representatives from Torrance-based Center Oak Properties presented design drawings to the council Tuesday shortly before the unanimous approval. "I think it looks great," Councilman Dave Golonski said.
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By Robert Caplan | October 3, 2007
To Marsha Ramos, mayor of the city of Burbank, regarding the Burbank City Council meeting on Sept. 25 and the agenda item on parking conditions in the 300 block of Lomita Street near Jordan Middle School: First of all, let me state that my neighbors and I are very disappointed in the way the council addressed our concerns. You totally missed what we were presenting to you and did not address our concerns presented. Traffic Engineer Ken Johnson, assistant public works director, circumvented the issue.
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