September 22, 2009
Charles Holzner is one of three directors for the Medicare Advantage insurer CareMore, which has clinics in Glendale and Burbank and is currently pushing men to seek advice about prostate cancer screenings. He has conducted thousands of screenings since he began practicing as a physician in 1983 and has even developed an approach to make men more relaxed about the procedure, which gets a bad rep in movies and TV skits often featuring unsympathetic gloved doctors. Holzner’s main focus related to the tests, however, is to clear misconceptions about the pros and cons of prostate cancer exams and treatments, which are not what most might expect, he said.
April 23, 2008
Local doctor joins hospital trustees Officials at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center announced last week an addition to the hospital foundation?s board of trustees. In joining the board, Dr. Rex Hoffman, who is medical director of radiation oncology at the medical center, will collaborate with other corporate and community leaders to set fundraising goals for the foundation, which raises money to support hospital programs. Hoffman heads the hospital?s cancer committee and serves on working groups for colorectal, lung and prostate cancer.
February 17, 2001
Jeffrey C. Jonas As a 32-year "veteran" prosecutor for Los Angeles County, the last 18 as head deputy district attorney in various supervisorial capacities, I feel compelled to call your attention to several aspects of the People vs. Stephen Kopy trial, which I prosecuted and your paper covered. It took the jury all of 6 1/2 hours, not four days, to return a verdict of first degree murder, along with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. The residents of Burbank should know how professional and restrained, yet compassionate the Burbank Police Department was in handling a very volatile deadly and intense situation.
September 3, 2003
Ryan Carter Understanding prostate cancer and ways to treat the disease will be the topic of a conference that organizers predict could draw more than 1,000 people to Burbank beginning Friday. The 2003 National Conference on Prostate Cancer will last through Sunday at the Hilton Burbank, 2500 Hollywood Way, and is expected to attract healthcare professionals from around the world along with prostate cancer survivors, patients and family members. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among American men, according to the Mayo Clinic.
October 19, 2011
Longtime Burbank resident and former Director of Burbank's Redevelopment Agency Susan Georgino was elected with the full of support of the city council support to replace Charles Lombardo to the Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena Airport Authority. Lombardo passed away in August after a three-year battle with prostate cancer. The Council turned down the other applicants Anja Reinke former Mayor Greg Jackson, a former planning board member, and Jane Smalln, a former airline employee. RELATED: Airport commissioner, Charles Lombardo, dies at 57 -- By Ross A. Benson, for Times Community News
November 24, 2009
Burbank firefighter Chris Piligian’s mustache has served as more than just a dinner conservation piece for the past few weeks. “It’s a good way to get the conservation started,” Piligian said of his unruly mustache. He joined more than three-quarters of the Burbank Fire Department and Burbank Firefighters Local 778 in growing their mustaches for November to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer. “When I get asked why I am doing it, it gives me the opportunity to bring up the cause,” Piligian said.
September 18, 2002
College career fair at Woodbury The Burbank Unified School District hosts its annual free College and Career Fair at Woodbury University's upper field, adjacent to the north parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Representatives from more than 100 public and private colleges, universities and career schools will attend, including several from University of California and California State University campuses. Technical schools and the military will also be there to provide information and answer questions regarding educational opportunities beyond high school.
September 27, 2006
Senior Peer Counseling at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center at 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, needs volunteers. Program organizers are seeking individuals between age 50 and 100 with good listening skills and two to three hours of free time per week to train as senior peer counselors. For more information, call Carolyn Young at (818) 953-4445. The West Glendale Chapter 1886 of AARP meets at 1 p.m. the second Monday of each month at First Congregational Church, 2001 Cañada Blvd.
October 14, 2009
TODAY Education Appreciation Week Reception at 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Burbank Town Center, 731 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank. Preschool to 12th-grade educators are invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments, teacher giveaways, guest authors and prize drawings. For more information, call (818) 558-1383. ? THURSDAY The Burbank Noon Lions Club meets at noon the second and fourth Thursday of every month at the Holiday Inn, 150 E. Angeleno Ave. For more information, call (818)