October 31, 2009
CROW — GIAMELA Stephanie E. Crow of La Habra and Lonnie D. Giamela of Irvine have announced their engagement and will be married in January. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sue Crow of La Habra. She graduated from Rosary High School and graduated with honors from Arizona State University. She is a teacher in Orange County. The groom-elect is the son of Edward and Lida Giamela of Burbank. He graduated from Burbank High School in 1995 where he was president of the Key Club.
June 3, 2009
CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO The Rev. Greg Batson, senior pastor of Burbank First United Methodist Church, took over when Larry Stamper retired in 2004. A community anchor from the pulpit and dais, Stamper served one term on the City Council and 32 years as the church’s senior pastor. “People were concerned about the transition,” said Batson, who leads a congregation of 1,000 members, 325 of whom appear weekly. “They didn’t know me, and I was brand new. Fortunately, that transition went over well the last five years.
August 6, 2008
BURBANK — Tom Johnson, general manager of the Times Community News division, announced his resignation last week a little more than two months after assuming the role of publisher of the Burbank Leader, Glendale News-Press, Crescenta Valley Sun and La Canada Valley Sun. Johnson said he made the decision to resign in response to the new direction of the community news division he’s worked for and helped lead for the last 17 years....
May 14, 2008
BURBANK — The Bellarmine- Jefferson High baseball team has endured its share of growing pains this season. With nine underclassmen, the Guards slipped a bit from the first- or second-place finish they have grown accustomed to in league the past few years. “I knew we were going to be young heading into the season, but I really didn’t know how young we were going to be with our play on the field,” Bell-Jeff Coach Hector Perez said. “We just have a lot of guys who don’t have a lot of experience, and that’s hurt us.” Nevertheless, the Guards have been able to qualify for the CIF Southern Section playoffs for the sixth straight season, something no other local team can claim.
July 13, 2005
Angela Marie De Gennaro Angela Marie De Gennaro died on July 7, 2005, in Burbank, Calif., She was 91 years old. Gennaro was born on October 11, 1913, in Molfetta, Bari, Italy and was a 30-year resident of Burbank. She is survived by her daughter, Marie Reynolds, and son-in-law John Reynolds; son Leonard De Gennaro and wife Joyce De Gennaro; sister Anna De Gennaro; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 6153 Cahuenga Blvd.
May 14, 2005
Monica L. Sonnie of Irvine and Darryl L. Hoch of Portola Hills were married in a late-afternoon ceremony at San Francisco Solano Catholic Church in Rancho Santa Margarita. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Lupe Sonnie of La Canada Flintridge. She graduated from La Canada High School, received a bachelor's degree in biology from UC Irvine and a master's degree from USC. The groom is the son of Patricia Lockwood of Lawrence, Mass., and Paul Hoch of Littleton, Colo.
February 19, 2005
Jacqui Brown Journalism students at Burbank High School are feeling a little uneasy about what acceptable journalism is after an Orange County high school newspaper made headlines. Ann Long, the now controversial co-editor of the Oracle at Troy High School in Fullerton, hoped her article about three openly gay students at her school would generate discussion on campus, not get her kicked off the newspaper staff as it did on Feb. 4. Administrators' removal of Long definitely generated discussion, all the way to Burbank, where students and faculty have been talking.
June 2, 2004
One man's 'tiny minority' is another's big majority Douglas Blahl asserts that Donald Nyre speaks for a "tiny minority" of Orange County citizens when it comes to El Toro. Perhaps a little history is in order. There have been four votes altogether on El Toro. The first two times, a not so "tiny minority" cast the majority of votes in Favor of El Toro. And one time, by as much as 59%! So the NIMBYs got frustrated, and came up with Measure F, which also threw voting on landfills and prisons into the mix as a distraction.
October 15, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Burbank's population will grow by nearly 30% by 2030, according to a report by the Southern California Assn. of Governments, and those statistics could lead to more housing developments in the city. But area officials are contesting the data, arguing that the numbers do not make sense and could have negative long-term ramifications for Los Angeles County. "These are just projections," said Bob Yousefian, a Glendale city councilman and association representative for the region, which includes Glendale and Burbank.
July 13, 2002
Case of Burbank man declared mistrial SANTA ANA -- A mistrial was declared Friday in Orange County Superior Court in the case of a Burbank man accused in the shooting death of a community college student 13 years ago. The jury could not decide whether 35-year-old Mark Glen Morales shot Steven Merritt, a student at Saddleback College, in February 1989 after the boy and some friends allegedly crashed a party at ...