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THE818NOW
April 5, 2013
It took them eight months, but students at Luther Burbank Middle School have successfully restored a once-dilapidated 1979 Volkswagen convertible Beetle into “The Luther Mobile” for its debut Saturday at Burbank on Parade. Teacher Joe Reed provided the car and oversaw the project. The students replaced the clutch, transmission and engine on the Warner Bros. lot where employees in the transportation department there coached students in auto restoration. PHOTOS: Burbank Middle School students restore '79 Volkswagen Beetle Reed said the majority of the dozens of students who worked on the car during his “Exploring Technology” class had no prior auto mechanical experience.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 2, 2013
About 30,000 people are expected to flock to Olive Avenue on Saturday for the 32nd annual Burbank on Parade, with this year's theme “Let's Go to the Movies!” Dancers, clowns, floats, marching bands and equestrian entries, along with popular characters Bob's Big Boy and Ronald McDonald, are slated to walk, glide and trot down Olive from Keystone to Lomita streets starting at 11 a.m. “So many citizens wait all year long to share this special day with us, and we hope to live up to those expectations with this year's production,” said Joanne Miller, parade chairwoman, in a statement.
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By Brian Mahoney | March 26, 2013
If an alien - I don't mean the acid-drooling, cockroachey, slobbering kind, but instead, the soft, furry kind that would hold a borderline obsessive interest in our housecats - if this alien were to drop from the sky on April 6 and land in the middle of Olive Avenue, how would we describe a parade to it? It's a people zoo in reverse - rather than traveling to the exhibits, the exhibits come to you in a preordained order on a pre-plotted path. You stand there for a couple of hours and watch the same emergency vehicles you always see; only now they're traveling at one-twentieth their usual speed, with candy flying from the windows.
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By Bryan Mahoney | March 20, 2013
There's a tense time after one submits a design idea for Burbank's Rose Parade float, when the minutes and days tick by as the city's parade committee makes its decision. And even if the committee chooses your design and the elation of seeing your creation come to life sets in, there's another nail-biting period when the Pasadena Rose Parade Committee has to approve the design. Not that it happens too often, but that committee may reject the idea if it's too similar to that of another float.
THE818NOW
March 7, 2013
The Burbank on Parade committee is seeking volunteers to help construct parade floats in preparation for the annual community celebration on April 6. Creative Director Wayne Poirier is looking for painters, carpenters and artists to give their time. Opportunities to volunteer are twice a week --  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays now until parade day at the Burbank Tournament of Roses Float Barn under the Olive Avenue bridge. "We need creative people and people who can follow instructions," Poirier said.
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By Joyce Rudolph | February 5, 2013
Burbank on Parade is having a Big Band Swing Dance fundraiser event from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Monday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 1006 W. Magnolia Blvd. The Big Band Swing Express, conducted by Jonathan Goldman, will be playing music of the 1940s, popular modern jazz and a mix of movie theme selections, said Wayne Poirier, parade creative director. “This talented blend of local musicians and vocalists will provide this special performance for the Burbank on Parade fundraising effort,” he said.
THE818NOW
January 8, 2013
All good things must come to an end -- or in this case, be destroyed. Burbank is one few cities that rely almost completely on volunteers to build its Rose Parade float, a system that goes both ways. So for as much work that goes into building the float, organizers over the years have come up with plan to attract volunteers to help tear it apart: a party and little bit of money. To motivate volunteers to destroy the 45-foot-long float, Burbank Rose Float Assn. Vice President Steven Edward said he sprinkled a “large handful” of coins along the bed of the float as extra motivation for those who volunteer to help break apart the float on Saturday.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | December 25, 2012
Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis is the host of the annual Mayors Cup Charity Golf Tournament each spring. All proceeds from this golf tournament are donated back to the community. One of the recipients is the Family Service Agency, and recently Executive Director Laurie Bleick received a check that was part of a five-year pledge made by the service club to the agency that provides counseling services to public school children, individuals and families. Other community charities that receive donations from the Sunrise Kiwanis Club are Burbank Boys & Girls Club, Children's Hospital Los Angeles Foundation (Children's Miracle Network)
THE818NOW
December 2, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, December 2. Many neighborhoods got into the holiday spirit early last night. Pacoima celebrated its 45th annual Christmas parade . Daily News Over in Montrose, the Mars rover Curiosity made an appearance - an inflatable version, that is . Glendale News-Press Police are looking for a motive in a Friday shooting on the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood , reports the L.A. Times ...
THE818NOW
November 12, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, November 12. Thousands lined up along a stretch of Laurel Canyon Boulevard Sunday to cheer on the annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade , reports the Daily News . Los Angeles authorities say that a man in his 70s was killed after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver as he walked on Lankershim Boulevard near Roscoe Boulevard in North Hollywood Sunday morning. Patch Officials at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne announced that nearly 100 employees were laid off Wednesday, with the majority of the layoffs occurring at the company's Canoga Park facilities . Daily News Hudson Pacific Properties announced that it has purchased a 60 percent share of Burbank's Pinnacle office complex , a $342 million property that houses tenants such as Warner Bros.
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