October 22, 2013
Burbank resident and poet David Meyerhof received notice more than a year ago from the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology that an award had been established in honor of his grandfather, the late Otto Meyerhof, and the honor was given to its first recipient recently. Otto David Meyerhof won the 1922 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine at the age of 38. “One of the youngest to receive a Nobel Prize,” David Meyerhof said. Four of his students went on to win Nobel Prizes and another discovered a vital molecule - ATP. Otto Meyerhof also wrote or co-wrote more than 400 papers in his lifetime.
October 8, 2012
After taking more than three years off from the struggles of an emerging artist to become a mom, Adonna Khare of Burbank has returned in a big way. She arrived home on Sunday after winning what's probably the biggest people's choice award in the arts: the $200,000 first prize in the ArtPrize competition that Rick DeVos, a scion of the Amway Corp. sales fortune, launched in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 2009. Khare, 32, earned a master of fine arts degree from Cal State Long Beach in 2006, and has shown her carbon pencil drawings at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica and the Municipal Art Gallery in L.A.'s Barnsdall Park.
November 12, 2011
The Burbank Art Association's annual fall art show offers a particularly fine selection of paintings in this seasonal contest. The show is categorized into the customary genres, but it is the landscape class that steals this show. The Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery opens its doors to the art alliance exhibition and the Don Jarvis and Karen Bauman Memorial Awards are presented to selected winners in two divisions: the Honors Division, which requires that entrants have participated and been award recipients in previous contests; and the Open Division, where Burbank Art Association members begin their contest experience.
March 15, 2011
Clark Jellison has entered the annual Rose Parade float design contest since he was a Burbank High School student. Now 56, Jellison is the official float design contest winner for a seventh time for the “Just Imagine” theme entry into the 2012 Pasadena Tournament of Roses. When he was just 16 years old, his design, “Neptune’s Daughter,” took first place in the 1973 parade. This year’s sketch, with a working title of “The Great America Dream Machine,” was a design Jellison originally submitted 10 years ago that came in second for the local contest.
February 22, 2011
A winning $10-million SuperLotto Plus ticket sold at a Burbank liquor store remained unclaimed on Tuesday, officials said. Daniel Roh, owner of La Paz Liquor at 4101 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank, said the man who bought the ticket came in to share the news at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Roh declined to reveal the customer’s identity, except to say that he lived nearby. “He comes in all the time and is a daily player,” he said. “Usually he used to play Fantasy 5, but whenever he had the chance he would go for the big one.” Either way, Roh will get a $50,000 check for being the seller of the winning ticket, said California State Lottery spokesman Elias Dominguez.
December 29, 2010
Creating a winter wonderland in their front yard is a family project for the Fagnani family. Eight-year-old Michael Fagnani helps his dad, Troy, decide where all the elements will go. "My son gets into it quite a bit," said Troy Fagnani. "It's quite a family thing. " Michael set up the gingerbread men, candy canes and gumdrop trees. "All the nice white cottony snow I put out by myself," Michael said. "And I put out the baby Jesus. " He did such a great job, the Burbank Civic Pride Committee dubbed it the first-place winner in the Youth category of the city's Holiday Outdoor Decorating Contest.
October 17, 2009
President Obama last week was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his ?extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.? The decision to award Obama the Nobel Peace Prize has been met with mixed reaction, from support to skepticism. What do you think? Do you believe Obama deserved to be awarded the prize? ? Isn?t it curious that the whole world has gone to their inner-playground-child place over this issue? (?That?
March 22, 2008
The walls of Burbank High School’s auditorium throbbed with adolescent angst, borne on the backs of crunchy drum beats and distorted power chords, during the annual Battle of the Bands on Wednesday. Eight bands — The Royal Fetuses, Double Speak, Lucky XIII, Amherst, Those Guys, Fall of April, The Casual Maniacs and The Eloquence — competed on stage before hundreds of their peers for a $150 top prize on a night that also served as a fundraiser for the senior class.
November 24, 2007
Godo Escobar lined the streets of Burbank in the wee hours of Friday morning hoping, like most of the people around him, to secure a great deal the day after Thanksgiving. “Why do I come? It’s the deals,” Escobar said inside Circuit City shortly after the store opened Friday morning. “Getting here earlier is better because you can get deals other people can’t.” Escobar lined up at 1:30 a.m. after joining his friends who got in line at 6 p.m. Thursday.