May 4, 2002
GAINS POLICE KEEPING VOW TO FIND BEST RECRUITS Burbank Police seem to take their jobs seriously, especially when it comes to recruiting men and women for that career. Rather than sitting back and hoping good applicants come along, the department has virtually restructured its recruiting program. It has added additional testing days so interested candidates don't have to wait (and potentially be lured away by another agency) and, starting last week, is filming a multi-language video showcasing the department to help attract attention.
July 6, 2002
AS IF YOU ASKED Sometimes, I guess, the camera does blink. Whenever there's discussion of using City Hall's cable channel to "inform" the community, I start yammering about propaganda. If officials want to claim they're bringing us vital "news" by reporting on their glorious successes, I want air time devoted to some of their screw-ups. For every giddy citizen interviewed at a sunny civic function, let's interview drivers stuck in traffic at the four-and-a-half points intersection at Victory and Burbank boulevards.
May 16, 2009
Santa made an appearance It looks like your Burbank on Parade reporter needs new glasses (“Parade goes Hollywood,” April 29). How could he not see the smallest “float” in the parade? Thousands of kids and adults saw good old Santa in his electric wheelchair. And they waived to him! Boy was his arm tired from waving back to his multitude of fans, both young and old folks too. That arm had to keep on waving for the entire parade route. Seventy-five-year-old Santa flew in from the North pole (OK, so it’s Burbank)
June 9, 2006
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Fiesta Days, this Memorial Day weekend, will be an opportunity to honor the men and women who have fought and died for this country, but it is also a time to celebrate life, organizers said. "It's a time for family and friends as well as a time to honor the military," said Pat Anderson, executive director of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, who has helped organize the event for the past three years. "We observe Memorial Day to remember the sacrifices our men and women have made in the military but it is also a time to celebrate life, and family, and togetherness."
January 9, 2010
EFFORT PROVIDES MEALS TO SHUT-INS The city of Burbank coordinated with Providence St. Joseph Medical Center on the program to deliver holiday meals to shut-ins and those without family Christmas Day. Receiving the meals were those in the city of Burbank?s Home Delivered Meals program, said Renee Crawford, social services supervisor with the city?s Senior and Human Services department. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center donated the meals, said Joy Cantrell, who is in charge of the meal services there.
October 12, 2002
COMMUNITY COMMENTARY Taking a stroll down memory lane, I recall with a certain fondness the pageantry of community events like Burbank On Parade. I would often watch the parade in front of Olive Park, not far from the Joslyn Center shuffleboard court, with two scoops of rocky road ice cream from Thrifty's. The marching bands would boom-boom-boom their way through, the old cars would honk with their funny-sounding horns, and the Shriners would zoom along in their little go-carts.
January 31, 2004
Hoover grad's classic gets Car of the Year The Road'ers Car Club presented the Car of the Year award to Chris Christensen of Castaic, a 1960 graduate of Hoover High School. Judging took place during the club's Jan. 17 Cruise In at Bob's Big Boy in Glendale. Christensen built the 1934 Ford two-door sedan from the tires up with help from his wife, Melinda. They started the project on their wedding anniversary, March 25, and it only took them six months and three weeks to complete, which could be a record, Chris said.