December 26, 2009
As the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close, my generation will get a chance, for the first time, to look back on the first 10 years of a new century. The last time this happened to a generation, television hadn?t been invented. At my 10-year high school reunion in November, we couldn?t help but talk about what we didn?t have in terms of technology. In the late 1990s, there was no so such thing as social networking, other than the instant messengers and BBS message boards that existed then.
January 23, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI visited Rome?s Central Synagogue on Sunday, but his visit was not without controversy. Benedict is being criticized for his moves to push World War II Pope Pius XII toward sainthood. According to an AP story published last week, some Jews and historians have accused Pius of ?not doing enough to stop the Holocaust.? Given what you may know about Pius XII, do you believe the criticism Benedict faces is justified? ? As we try to evaluate people?s conduct during a horrible situation like the Holocaust, it?
March 18, 2002
Ryan Carter GLENDALE -- Clancy's Crab Broiler Manager Chuck Morris was unsure late last week if Sunday was going to be a big St. Patrick's Day draw. The leprechaun who annually strolls through the place blowing on a bagpipe canceled this year, and Morris was thinking Friday and Saturday would be the big nights, with an Irish band providing live entertainment for green beer drinking patrons. But Morris was surprised when the reservations came rolling in for Sunday.
November 20, 2012
“Whatever our vocation in life, we can sow the seeds of faith by how we conduct ourselves and by keeping God present in our daily lives,” said St. Finbar Parish's pastor, Father Albert Bahhuth. “Our honorees serve as great role models for us.” Those honorees - Auxiliary Bishop of the San Fernando Region, the Most Reverend Gerald Wilkerson and Dr. Raul Mena, who serves as the director of the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center - were presented with 2012 Harvester of Faith Awards at the 10th annual Harvest Ball held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center last week.
April 20, 2005
Darleene Barrientos A black bunting of mourning was replaced with bright white and yellow banners over the entrance of Holy Family Catholic Church, where parishioners celebrated the election of a new pope Tuesday. Before a cheering throng waving and chanting in St. Peter's Square Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, 78, of Germany introduced himself to the world as Pope Benedict XVI, calling himself a "simple, humble worker." Having a new pope was a relief to Catholics in Glendale, Burbank and the foothills, some of whom had described themselves as "orphans" since Pope John Paul II died April 2. "I'm delighted.
June 12, 2010
Artists welcome award winner The Valley Porcelain Artists Club had world-renowned artist Mariela Vallasmil-Kaminski as its guest demonstrator at the meeting on May 28 at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. She has a bachelor's degree and master's in fine arts and worked in the Vatican from 1998-99 as an oil and porcelain painter. She then was honored to paint the portrait of Pope John Paul II on a porcelain piece as a special Jubilee commission. She teaches portrait workshops in many countries.
February 7, 2007
For the better part of the 1990s, I covered community, social and charitable events for the Burbank Leader. Reporting on the people and events of Burbank proved to be an experience that I found to be nothing short of a pure privilege. I was constantly amazed by the goodness, kindness and spirit of community that thrives within the borders of Burbank. In 1999, I turned my focus from my writing career to public service. Winning a seat on the Burbank City Council gave me the chance to serve as Burbank's 68th mayor.
May 26, 2010
TODAY A free Alzheimer's Caregiver Course is offered from 10 a.m. to noon each Wednesday through June 30 at Belmont Village of Burbank, Theater Room on the fourth floor, 455 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank. Reservations: email@example.com. Burbank Green Alliance offers a three-part Green Business Training series from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at the Community Services Building, 150 N. Third St., Burbank. Additional courses are June 2 and 9. Call: 238-5198. Joslyn Adult Center presents Community Conversations on the topic "When to Take Away the Keys — Should Mom or Dad be Driving?"