December 18, 2013
Jasmine Smith (Bellarmine-Jefferson High, 2012) freshman forward, San Jose State women's basketball : Despite coming off the bench in all 10 of the Spartans' games this season, Smith is making the most of her opportunities. In fact, she is the team's fourth-leading scorer as a reserve. Smith, an all-state player at Bell-Jeff, is averaging 12.4 points a game off the bench. In addition, she averages nine rebounds a contest. With five double-doubles in the last eight games, Smith ranks 26th in the nation in that category and leads the Mountain West Conference.
July 19, 2013
This post has been corrected. See details below. The quick, sharp blasts of a pocket trumpet can be heard out in the courtyard. Inside a small Echo Park home recording studio, Asdrubal Sierra is adding his horn parts to a new song by Ozomatli. It's a warm, danceable track destined to be offered for use at the next World Cup soccer tournament, and a fitting sound for a vibrantly multicultural event. Just outside sit two of Sierra's bandmates, singer-guitarist Raul Pacheco and percussionist-singer Jiro Yamaguchi, relaxing in the shade to talk about a new season of activity for the distinctive Los Angeles band.
May 29, 2010
A ni Vertanous and Sabina Agazarian said they've been friends since middle school, but walking up the hill to the Starlight Bowl for their Burbank High School commencement Friday, they started yelling. They weren't going to be sitting next to one another for the ceremony, but they said that didn't take away from their sense of accomplishment, relief and joy. "It feels amazing," Vertanous said. "It's the end, and I accomplished everything." The two will be going to Pasadena City College next year, representing two stories among the almost 670 graduating seniors who became alumni Friday night.
April 17, 2010
John Burroughs High School senior Brenna Collins’ surreal, award-winning photography style began three years ago with boredom and became a means of expression. Brenna is one of two finalists in the Music Center Spotlight Award’s photography category for her 11-by-14-inch photo “Untitled,” which depicts a young girl floating above grass. The Spotlight Awards encourage and recognize performing and visual arts in Southern California high schools. Since 1988, the award has offered scholarships for students pursuing dance, singing, two-dimensional art and photography.
August 10, 2009
CITY HALL — With more than a week still to go before the start of the autumn term Aug. 17, non-resident student enrollment in the Burbank Unified School District has already jumped 17% from fall, officials announced Thursday. The news came as the Board of Education discussed its goals for the upcoming year, including its hopes for raising the amount of students who enroll in college after graduating from high school and for improving the quality of education in the district.
April 4, 2009
TRACK AND FIELD Burroughs vs. Muir : The Indians were able to sweep the Pacific League meet Thursday at Pasadena City College. The boys? team earned a 76-51 win and the girls rolled to an 86-41 victory. The boys were paced by Western Nelson, who finished first in the 800 meters (2 minutes, 2 seconds) and the 1,600 (4:30). Also getting wins for Burroughs were Chris Morris in the 400 (52.0), David Campos in the 3,200 (10:26), Austin Allen in the pole vault (13 feet)
March 25, 2009
Officer saves man from burning house A 16-year veteran of the Burbank Police Department on assignment in Pasadena on Sunday forced his way into a burning home and rescued a 66-year-old man by escorting him to the sidewalk. Burbank Police Officer Kerry Schilf was assisting the Pasadena Police Department with the Pasadena Marathon at 7 a.m. when a pedestrian ushered him two blocks to the burning home at 220 S. Meridith Ave., police said. At 7:05 a.m., Schilf kicked open the front door and found tenant Robert Hougland struggling to move furniture out of the entryway, Schilf said.
February 21, 2009
MUSICIANS PERFORM WITH ORCHESTRA Local musicians will perform in the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra?s annual winter concert, ?Symphonic Dances? at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Pasadena City College?s Sexson Auditorium. They are Ian Elliott , horn, of Glendale; clarinetist Dong Jun Min of Montrose; Stella Cho of Montrose on viola; and Amanda Newman on trombone, of Burbank. On the program are works inspired by the world of dance, including Sergei Rachmaninov?
October 25, 2008
PASADENA — When the Burroughs High football team began Pacific League play with two straight losses, the team wasn’t about to panic. Because the Indians played well in those two defeats — losing by a total of only five points — they believed they could win their final five league games and set themselves up for a trip to the postseason. Burroughs showed it is well on its way to achieving that goal, dominating Pasadena Friday night in a 20-2 league contest at Pasadena City College.