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May 25, 2005
Robert Chacon In the movie "The Karate Kid" a mentor forces his reluctant young student to paint the fence of his home in order to teach him a grander lesson. College student Jonathan Lopez is not learning to ward off lethal punches, but he will also be painting homes in order to learn equally important life skills. Lopez, a sophomore at University of California Santa Barbara studying business, is participating in College Works, an Irvine-based program that trains college students to run their own painting business.
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December 5, 2001
Gary Moskowitz WEST LOS ANGELES -- Class of 1991 Burbank High School graduate Doug Murphy is being recognized as one of Southern California's emerging contemporary artists. Murphy, also a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, will be showing his painting "Narcissism in the Plastic Mind" in the California 2001 Open Show with 61 other artists, from Saturday until Feb. 8 in Gallery 825, 825 La Cienega Blvd. Murphy's painting was selected from more than 700 original works of art contributed by Southern California artists.
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June 30, 2001
Molly Shore For his 91st birthday on June 28, Burbank resident John Livingston gave himself a painting. A great big painting. Livingston, who has been working in oils since his retirement from Lockheed in 1975, has just completed a 24-foot-long, 8-foot-high mural on his neighbor's garage, which backs up to Livingston's property. He said he got tired of looking at the back of the garage, so with his neighbor's permission Livingston painted a scene of a location in the High Sierras that is special to him. "It's our favorite fishing spot," he said of the bend in the Owens River beneath Mt. Tom where he, his sons and grandsons go fishing.
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August 14, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Capturing a scene on canvas completes Trish Kertes. The La Canada Flintridge artist paints landscapes almost exclusively, but also does some still life, like flowers in vases or objects, especially antiques and heirlooms. "Things that are special to me," she said. One of the things she is known for is plein-air painting, taking one's paints, brushes and canvas outdoors and painting the scenery and capturing the light the way it is, which, she added, has to been done fast because the light changes within a few minutes.
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By Joyce Rudolph | September 6, 2006
Pam McDonald is living proof of the value of the old saying, "If at first you don't succeed, try again." Her second efforts have taken her to an international ice-skating competition and a national juried art show. Twenty-five years ago, the Burbank resident took an oil painting class in North Hollywood. But early in the semester, the teacher made an example of her, really tearing into the work, she said. She never returned to the class. Two years later, she started taking watercolor classes with Glendale resident Jane Friend at the Burbank Creative Arts Center.
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By Rachel Kane | October 13, 2007
BURBANK — A Burbank court denied a petition Sunday by J-Kel Painting & Wallcovering Inc. to overturn the school board’s decision to replace the company as a subcontractor on Luther Middle School’s modernization project. J-Kel Painting & Wallcovering Inc. was contracted for painting services at the school in June 2006 but was terminated three months later by PW Construction, the company hired by the district to complete the $12.9 million modernization. Burbank Unified School District attorneys Jeff Marderosian and Nancy Doumanian maintain that the subcontractor was replaced because of an unwillingness to finish the agreed-upon painting work at the school.
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By Joyce Rudolph | May 16, 2009
Watercolorist Marie Burdick paints subjects and colors depending on the mood she’s in at the time. When she feels subdued, she opts for greens and browns for subjects like mountain landscapes. If her mood swings to upbeat, she pulls out a painting of surfers on the beach and switches to hues of reds and yellows. “I usually have a dozen paintings going at one time,” she said. “I don’t know if all artists are like this. A lot of my friends are more disciplined and finish one before they start another.
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By Joyce Rudolph | March 5, 2008
Ahuge tree cast shade over Daniel Van as he completed the background of his oil painting, which will feature another tree on the fairway of Chevy Chase Country Club that has captivated him for years. “I’ve always wanted to paint that tree, but it was too difficult because there are so many colors of green,” he said. “I usually paint something with a structure in it.” The 44-year-old computer engineer took Monday off to join a handful of artists painting the grounds of the golf course.
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August 11, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Leslie Krueger's concern with the environment made one particular art assignment in her senior year a tough one to do. She was given a wine box made of wood from a 1,000-year-old redwood tree and asked to replicate an existing painting on the box as a way of creating a new piece of art. The fact that redwood trees had been cut down to make wine boxes upset Krueger. What Krueger, 18, came up with earned her an Arnold Directory Art Scholarship fund of $500 that she will put toward fall semester tuition at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.
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By Joyce Rudolph | June 9, 2006
Light and color are plein-air artist Margot Lennartz's inspirations. The La Crescenta resident uses them in her oil paintings, especially one in which she has captured the brilliant oranges found in California poppies. The piece is on display in her show, "California Style" continuing until June 1 at the Boddy House Gallery in Descanso Gardens. "My favorite in the exhibit is a painting I painted at the poppy reserve in Lancaster in the Mojave Desert," she said. "It's titled 'Desert Magic, Mojave Desert in Bloom.
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By Kirk Silsbee | January 24, 2014
Artist Peter Adams likes a challenge. He has passions and procedures that make his paintings significantly more difficult than they might otherwise be. Known for his landscapes, Adams often likes to paint in nature, trying to capture a piece of the changing light. That's not terribly unique but as an opera buff, he will sometimes work using theatrically lit studio situations. "Most artists I know," he explains, "don't know how to work under colored lights. Those lights lose a lot of detail but those unseen elements are what I find fascinating.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 31, 2013
Roughly $30,000 worth of paintings, jewelry and electronics were reportedly stolen from a Burbank home Monday afternoon, police said. Burglars broke in through the rear window and ransacked the home in the 900 block of Parish Place between 1:45 and 3:22 p.m., according to Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The thieves reportedly made off with eight paintings, a 52-inch television and jewelry, which the residents estimated had a total value of $30,000, Ryburn said. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Burbank police at (818)
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 24, 2013
An 18-year-old Burbank man was arrested Monday after allegedly spray-painting swastikas and derogatory comments on 13 vehicles and homes in Burbank's hillside area, police said. At 4:09 p.m., police responded to reports of a young man - identified by police as Drew Benda - vandalizing properties in the area of Walnut Avenue and Bel Aire Drive, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. With red spray paint, Benda had reportedly painted swastikas and derogatory comments on 13 different trucks, walls and garage doors within six blocks, reportedly causing thousands of dollars of damage, Ryburn said.
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By Bryan Mahoney | June 12, 2013
The graffiti was applied with some talent, but talent alone could not save the artist's work from erasure. Nick Wilhelm approached the creation almost apologetically with a paint roller attached to a broom handle. "[The taggers will] probably look at us as, 'Oh, you gave us a fresh palette,'" he said. At least one city employee says that's not always the case. Besides, this particular work is located high above Burbank, overlooking the chimney and foundation on a plateau overlooking the city and Stough Canyon Nature Center.
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August 2, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, Aug. 2. The art directors behind "West Side Story" and "North by Northwest" also painted watercolors. The work of Robert F. Boyle and Boris Levin is currently on display at Gallery 800 at the Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood . The exhibit runs through Sept. 8. L.A. Mag The rover Curiosity is carrying a generator that was built and designed by a Canoga Park company . Hamilton Sundstrand Rocketdyne tested the power source locally, according to the SFV Business Journal . The San Fernando Valley Patriots, a local tea party group, stood outside a Northridge Chick-fil-A Wednesday to show support for the controversial food chain.
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June 4, 2012
The dry-cleaning business at Alameda and Pass avenues has been known as Milt & Edie's since 1995 although Milt and Edie Chortkoff have been in business there since 1989. Now, there's more to catch the eye than mere hot pink trim and window shades. The gregarious Milt Chortkoff last week chatted and shook hands with customers, city officials and the artists that made his latest project a reality - a mural on a back wall depicting the evolution of laundry and dry cleaning.
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By Bryan Mahoney | February 21, 2012
Gwen Davis' business has struck a niche market of baby bumps and bar mitzvahs. Her Burbank studio, a former Lockheed office building on Cedar Avenue near San Fernando, is adjacent to former airplane hangars and warehouses now used by Western Studios. On any given day, a television show's set may be constructed or torn down nearby, yet in the quiet of Davis' offices, a more delicate trade is taking place. Here, a model is laying stock still as Davis paints tiger stripes all over her. On another day, an actor may receive a temporary tattoo for a film role.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 14, 2011
The Montrose-Crescenta Branch Library presents Barks & Books, a program offering kids ages 5 to 12 the chance to read to a therapy dog from 3 to 4 p.m. at the library, 2465 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Call to pre-register: (818) 548-2048. Creative Arts Center Gallery presents the exhibit “Women Painters West” at 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. The exhibit is on display through July 27. Call (818) 238-5397. La Cañada Flintridge Library presents more than 30 original oil paintings by local artists Karen Horn and Karen Sill through July 31 at 4545 N. Oakwood Ave., La Cañada Flintridge.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 11, 2011
Resting on scaffolding 12 feet off the ground, Randall Williams dipped his brush into black paint and made a smooth stroke that was the beginnings of an unraveling roll of film. And then, despite his precarious perch, he turned to the two dozen fifth-grade students sitting below and began explaining the opportunities found in art. “If you want to be an artist, it doesn’t mean you have to draw,” Williams said. “You can be an artist and design cars for Ford, you can design architecture, there are a lot of different things you can do if you become an artist.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | February 16, 2011
At least three male students from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School remain suspended two weeks after being arrested in connection with a series of paintball attacks on pedestrians in Burbank. The three 18-year-olds — Julian Stephens, of Studio City, Kevin Yuenyongsukal, of Los Angeles, Eric Monson, of Tujunga — remain suspended despite a lack of charges being filed against them. Burbank police officials say the investigation is ongoing into 13 yellow paint assaults on people, including a girl on a bike, seniors and a 16-year-old boy. Paintballs also hit and defaced buildings.
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