November 19, 2013
The Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club outshined the competition when it celebrated its silver anniversary recently. The club raised $25,000 and donated it to Providence St. Joseph Foundation during a dinner at DeBell Clubhouse Grill. The funds will go to the neurosciences department at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, which cares for patients ailing from strokes, heart attacks, brain injuries and Parkinson's disease, said Louise Skosey, development officer with the foundation. The donation from the Kiwanians will go toward paying for a $2.6-million 3D Bi-Plane Scanner, an advanced brain-imaging system, Skosey said.
December 25, 2004
Jacqui Brown The planned Integrated Cancer Center at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is $500,000 closer to being built after a donation from a local philanthropist. Angelo Mozilo, chairman and chief executive officer of Countrywide Financial Corporation, and his wife, Phyllis, made the donation from the Mozilo Family Foundation for a personal reason. "Dr. Raul Mena has a very special place in the heart of the Mozilo family," Mozilo said.
March 24, 2004
REEL CRITIC Gloom raider Angelina Jolie plays an FBI profiler helping to solve some dark and disturbing north-of- the-border murders in "Taking Lives." While he enjoyed the film, our Reel Critic has just one question: Shouldn't this have been an Ashley Judd movie? SEE ENJOY!, PAGE A5. BUSINESS Two's company Bert Johnson and Jeanne Vlazny, owners of Graphics Two in Burbank, believe community involvement helps everyone, including themselves.
November 11, 2000
Jenna Bordelon RANCHO DISTRICT -- An elderly man who was bringing a can of milk to his invalid wife was struck and killed in a hit and run early Friday evening, according to police. The man, whose identity was not released, was rushed to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, where he died of massive trauma, police said. The man was struck, thrown onto the hood of the car and carried about 25 feet, police said. The car was heading south, allegedly in the gutter, on the west side of the 1000 block of Main Street when it rammed into the man. Police said the man was walking away from his silver Buick Regal, which was parked across the street from the Beverly Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
August 20, 2005
Terry Campbell was installed as president of the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Guild during a recognition and installation tea at Lakeside Golf Club. Julie McArdle, outgoing president, conducted the event and introduced Arnold Schaffer, newly appointed chief operating officer, Providence Health System, Southern California Region; Patrick Petre, medical center administrator; and Sister Mary Prendergast. During the event, McArdle presented Schaffer with a check for $187,000 toward the guild's $1-million pledge for the Integrated Cancer Center.
December 4, 2002
I am angered lately by something I see every day -- people jaywalking across a busy spot on Alameda Avenue where Providence St. Joseph Medical center is. In case these jaywalkers haven't noticed, Alameda Avenue is a busy street. Or perhaps, maybe, they just don't care. I can't even express to you my anger at the countless number of times I have seen people running across that street when there is a crosswalk literally five feet away. Some of the time, they are doctors -- people who have witnessed firsthand the damage a car can do -- jaywalking to the medical building across the street.
September 1, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- It's been a wonderful 44 years in Burbank for Sister Rose Lulay. But Lulay, after more than four decades of service at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, will return to her hometown of Sublimity, Ore., to care for her sister and brother-in-law who now reside in an assisted-living center. "In a way, when I came here it felt like a little family," Lulay said. "When you have people you can trust, and you love them, and they love you, it makes life easy."
December 22, 2001
Ryan Carter NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Twelve-year-old Kevin Cabrera was anxious on Wednesday to play a basketball tournament game wearing the new pair of Kobe Bryant Adidas basketball shoes his father, Robert, bought him for Christmas. His father implored Kevin to wait until after the game and after Christmas, when a city park league will start up again. On Thursday, the shoes were in a wrapped box under the Cabreras' tree, waiting for Christmas Day, when Kevin could wear them all he wanted.
March 18, 2014
The bocce tournament was well underway when retired LAPD detective Michael Pavelka turned toward the hill to orient himself. Standing next to the clubhouse at Lakeside Golf Club, he looked out past the clubhouse gate and past Warner Bros. He craned his neck toward Forest Lawn Cemetery, which he visits on holidays and on his son's birthday. He never really connects with his son there. “I feel Matthew nearby, every day, at home,” Michael Pavelka said. On Nov. 15, 2003, Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka was gunned down while on patrol.
August 2, 2013
Motherhood. It can be draining even for the most prepared. But for one mallard duck, it almost took her life. Fortunately, her unlucky turn occurred at a hospital - Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, to be exact. For the past five years, ducks have used the koi pond at the hospital as a creche, but in March, this mallard - dubbed "Emilie" for Emilie Gamelin, founder of the Sisters of Providence - was left behind when her 13 ducklings took flight. The mother duck was left so weakened from her arduous term of motherhood that she molted her wing feathers, leaving her flightless - her condition exacerbated by an unhealthy diet of bread products provided by well-meaning visitors.