July 23, 2003
Molly Shore A decision by the state to suspend funding for hundreds of child-care programs throughout California could adversely affect some Burbank families and private day-care centers. The California Supreme Court recently ruled the state could not issue child-care payments as of July 1 -- the start of the fiscal year -- without a budget in place. Goldie Bemel, Burbank Unified's director of child-development programs, said day-care centers operated by the school district that are subsidized by the state could be in jeopardy if a budget is not approved in the next couple of weeks.
June 25, 2005
Katherine Tolford As a frequent participant at Pasadena's Absolut Chalk Festival, artist David McRobbie has fooled viewers into thinking that what they're seeing painted on the sidewalk is real, using shadowing, texture and shading to create three-dimensional murals that trick the eye. One of his most innovative designs in past years was a giant ice cream cone that caused viewers to wonder whether they'd just missed...
June 19, 2010
O nce a year, Diana Sund gets out in the sunshine toting a couple of boxes of rainbow-colored chalk and creates a sidewalk mural for all to see. She and 600 fellow Southern California artists will be coloring the sidewalks this weekend during the 18th annual Pasadena Chalk Festival on Paseo Colorado. The event is presented by the Light Bringer Project, a Pasadena nonprofit organization that supports community arts programs. Sund, of Glendale, calls her style "whimsical."
March 14, 2013
BURBANK - After making some adjustments to his swing, Andy Chung could see considerable improvement. The senior Burbank High boys' golfer made some alterations recently, which included following completely through on his swing. The results paid dividends. PHOTOS: Pacific League boys' golf at De Bell Golf Club Chung shot an eight-over-par 79 on Thursday to lead Burbank to a second-place finish in the first Pacific League match of the season at De Bell Golf Club. “My tempo and swing were in sync right away,” Chung said.
November 6, 2010
Like a great many people, I am profoundly glad that this latest election season has passed. During each cycle, we at the paper try to inform people about issues coming before them and do our best to convince readers of the importance of taking part. And, each cycle, I am disheartened by the low turnout. I used to blame laziness and indifference. To be sure, that does explain it partially, but there is a deep and systemic flaw in our system: too many propositions. On Tuesday, people were asked to vote on nine initiatives, two of which, Proposition 20 and Proposition 27, directly contradicted each other.
December 4, 2012
Three young women were recognized for their artwork when the Burbank Noon Lions Club honored the winners of the Lions Clubs International “Imagine Peace” poster contest in a ceremony held at the Burbank Central Library in November. Winners were Margo Akopov, 13, who entered the contest through the Boys & Girls Club and attends Muir Middle School; Micayla Siemon, 13, who was entered by Luther Middle School; and Tanishka Nair, 11, who was entered by Jordan Middle School. In his welcome speech, Noon Lions Treasurer Bud Alleman said the student who goes all the way to the top of the global contest can win $5,000 and a trip to New York to attend Lions United Nations Day. This event marked the first level of judging and the winners artworks go on to the next level.
August 19, 2000
Joyce Rudolph A special trophy for the best MOPAR bodied auto, either stock or modified, will be presented when The Roaders Car Club gathers for the monthly Cruise-In from 6 to 9 tonight at Bob's Big Boy in Glendale. MOPAR refers to automobiles featuring Chrysler products, says club member Jim Thomas. The club honors a specific manufacturer at meetings, which are held the third Saturday of each month. Regular activities planned are music by Leroy the DJ, prize drawings, a 50/50 split the pot drawing and trophies for the best entries in various categories.
September 20, 2000
GAINS WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN It was a frightening few hours for 10-year-old Csaba Juhasz and a rough several days for his family's gray kitty, but in the end both boy and cat ended their ordeal with their feet firmly on the ground. Distressed by the fact that the family pet had been stuck in the high branches of a tree on Country Club drive for several days, Csaba took it upon himself to try to rescue the feline. The fire department was called about the problem but -- unlike in the movies -- they don't make house calls to remove cats from trees.
April 7, 2001
Jeff Tully In years past, the Glendale Community College baseball team has been one of the most popular places for local players to land after high school. Successful Vaquero teams have been helped from fine players from the Burbank area like Wes Hutchison, Matt Hellman, Gil Hernendez, Carl Castro, Anthony Fabrizio and Freddie Sanchez. Burbank and Burroughs highs, and even Providence High, have sent a steady stream of talent to the GCC program.