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By Tom Risen | January 28, 2009
American troops facing adversity this cold winter in Iraq can feel reassured knowing Burbank students’ hearts go out to them. To salute their courage and remind them of home, Bret Harte Elementary School students made valentines for troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan for the school’s annual Art Day. The inspiration for this year’s focus came from PTA Art Day Chairwoman Lisa Dyson. “We’re already a very art-oriented school, so every year we try to get a community service focus while we’re at it,” Dyson said.
NEWS
November 4, 2000
A whopping 87% of Burbank's registered voters turned out for the general election on Nov. 8, 1960, spurred by the heated presidential contest between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, 15 statewide propositions and two lively local issues. Voters trounced an initiative that would have reduced firemen's workweek and narrowly sustained a City Council ban on the sale and use of fireworks. Proponents of fluoridating Burbank's water supply failed to qualify their measure for the ballot.
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By By Mark R. Madler | November 12, 2005
Crowd of more than 100 gathers in McCambridge Park for annual salute to the men and women of the armed forces and their many sacrifices.Veteran's Day has a double meaning for Vietnam veteran George Young. It's not only the day to remember those who served in the armed forces for the country but the anniversary of his being wounded, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. At last year's city-sponsored Veterans Day ceremony, Young brought his medal expressly for children in attendance to see. "They were fascinated with it and by reading the commendation for why I received it," said Young, who served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1970.
NEWS
January 15, 2003
Ryan Carter A little extra training came in handy recently for local officials and volunteers at the scene of a train collision and derailment. As authorities from Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena and MetroLink converged on the crash at Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard on Jan. 6, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator Rich Baenen realized he had seen something similar a couple of months before. Burbank was part of a countywide disaster drill in November that included a bioterrorism scenario in which a MetroLink commuter train was full of exposed passengers.
NEWS
January 24, 2004
DAVID SILVA The first of two parts. Angel and I had just moved from Santa Ana to Costa Mesa when our relationship began to fall apart. It was one of those frustratingly mysterious relationship dilemmas in which neither of us could quite figure out what was going wrong. But whatever it was, it was serious, because it kept us so on edge that everything -- bills, car problems, my breathing -- had the potential for starting a major argument. We were arguing so much that we eventually decided to just skip the arguing part and be generally mad at each other at any given time.
NEWS
March 20, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Between 300 to 400 military personnel will be receiving care packages from Burbank residents and businesses with the city's recent first shipment. When the program started in early February, organizers hoped to "adopt-a-platoon" of about 30 service people. The community's outpouring led to the program's expansion to reach additional units including the 101st Airborne Division stationed at Kandahar Air Base, organizer Marc Cutter said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 5, 2013
Hundreds of volunteers gathered Saturday to box up nearly 1,000 care packages that will be sent to soldiers serving overseas. The packages - which included everything from books and bottles of hot sauce, to socks and shaving cream - are slated to be shipped abroad to U.S. soldiers, many in the Middle East, for arrival between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Keller Williams Realty hosted the third annual “Thank a Soldier” event, in partnership with the nonprofit Hands Across the Battlefield, in the parking lot of the real estate firm's Burbank office.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk | February 2, 2008
GLENDALE — The Glendale Community College baseball team had a taste of what it was like to win last season. This season, the Vaqueros want to savor more of the same. Last season’s 23-21 record was the winningest mark thus far in Coach Chris Cicuto’s four-year tenure and was a shot in the arm for a program that won just nine games the year before. There’s still room for improvement, however, as the Vaqueros finished eight games below .500 in the Western State Conference and fell short of their playoff goal.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Kindred | September 4, 2010
Burbank produces magic for the entire world from its two major motion picture studios, Disney and Warner Bros., as well as through dozens of production facilities that remain, even in a recession, a major source of jobs for the area. So it seems only logical that the city should have its own movie showcase. There will be 170 films, many of them never seen before, screened at the second annual Burbank International Film Festival from Sept. 10 to 19. Some of this year's participants are new to the industry.
NEWS
October 9, 2002
Richard J. Won In the Bellarmine-Jefferson High's football team' loss the previous week at Malibu, the Guards failed to hit and make tackles. So, in preparing for Yermo Silver Valley Saturday at Memorial Field, Bell-Jeff Coach Rolando Aguirre and his staff focused on the team's physical play and the defense's ability to make stops. The Guards kept the game plan simple: Hit and tackle, and stop the run. The game plan worked -- very well. Silver Valley didn't score a rushing touchdown in the game, and it wasn't until the fourth quarter until it even found the end zone, as the Guards rolled to an easy 53-6 nonleague rout.
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By Tom Risen | January 28, 2009
American troops facing adversity this cold winter in Iraq can feel reassured knowing Burbank students’ hearts go out to them. To salute their courage and remind them of home, Bret Harte Elementary School students made valentines for troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan for the school’s annual Art Day. The inspiration for this year’s focus came from PTA Art Day Chairwoman Lisa Dyson. “We’re already a very art-oriented school, so every year we try to get a community service focus while we’re at it,” Dyson said.
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