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By Mark Kellam mark.kellam@latimes.com | July 22, 2011
A Burbank police commissioner who came under scrutiny after suggesting in November that a public speaker be “slapped around a bit” resigned his post Wednesday. Police Commissioner Jim Etter, who made the comment during the public address portion of a joint meeting with the City Council, said he resigned because of the demands for his upcoming post on the Los Angeles County Fish and Game Commission. Etter will begin his term on that commission on Aug. 2, according to Tony Bell, spokesman for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | April 12, 2008
BURBANK — Bob Torrez stepped down as head of the city’s finance department April 4 to take a job closer to his Long Beach home, officials said. In a memorandum released to executive officials last week, City Manager Mary Alvord announced Torrez’s decision, saying his resignation was effective immediately. “He’d been looking for a position closer to his house,” she said. “Executives don’t have to give two-weeks’ notice. They are a whole different animal.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | May 30, 2007
BURBANK — Steve Bradley, the Burbank Unified School District's assistant superintendent of business services, resigned Friday after a six-week stint on medical leave and six years in the position, Supt. Gregory Bowman said. Bradley, who declined to comment on his resignation, is said to be looking for employment in the private sector, Bowman said. During Bradley's extended absence, Bowman has been taking over his duties, which include overseeing budgeting and accounting, facilities and food services and payroll and benefits.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | August 6, 2008
BURBANK — Tom Johnson, general manager of the Times Community News division, announced his resignation last week a little more than two months after assuming the role of publisher of the Burbank Leader, Glendale News-Press, Crescenta Valley Sun and La Canada Valley Sun. Johnson said he made the decision to resign in response to the new direction of the community news division he’s worked for and helped lead for the last 17 years....
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | November 29, 2006
BURBANK ? Bryan Madden, chief executive officer of the Burbank YMCA, recently announced his resignation after accepting an offer at the YMCA in his hometown of Columbia, S.C. Madden, 36, moved to Burbank three years ago to take over the YMCA's top position. "It's going to be tough leaving Burbank though, it's an awesome community and it's a great Y," Madden said. "This community reminds me a lot of a small town in South Carolina. It's got front porches and people who have lived here for generations and people that care about each other."
NEWS
June 14, 2003
Luz Ponce has been named federal security director for the Burbank-Glen- dale-Pasadena Airport, according to news reports. Ponce will fill a position that has been vacant since Madeline Sawyer resigned in January. Sawyer oversaw the hiring and training of more than 200 federal baggage screeners, but left the post after less than five months to serve as a division manager in the Federal Aviation Administration's Western Pacific region. Ponce, who was the airport's assistant federal security director, has been serving as acting director since Sawyer's resignation.
NEWS
July 25, 2009
When Democratic Assemblyman Paul Krekorian announced his candidacy for Los Angeles City Council midway through his second term in Sacramento, we expected his detractors to have a field day, and they did. Almost immediately, they responded with calls for his resignation, claiming he’d be a deadbeat representative for the Assembly’s 43rd District while pursuing Los Angeles’ District 2 seat. Jane Barnett, chairwoman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, argued in her July 9 letter calling for Krekorian’s resignation that his announcement was likely nothing more than Paul taking care of Paul, a pursuit of “higher salary, less commute, bigger office and the ability to walk away from our state chaos he helped create.
NEWS
July 19, 2003
Molly Shore Former Burbank Unified Supt. David Aponik doesn't intend to resign from his current job until he has been formally hired by the Fillmore Unified School District, where he started work July 8 as director of personnel and risk management. Aponik, a BUSD school psychologist, said Wednesday that he is not obligated to submit his resignation until the Fillmore school board approves his new post later this month. Although he is still considered a Burbank Unified employee, Aponik is not receiving a salary because he is off for the summer.
NEWS
July 3, 2002
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan As the tears flowed, Jana Kovar announced her resignation in front of a surprised group of players at the Sun Valley Village Christian School softball team banquet. Kovar, 28, -- a Burbank resident -- said the reason for her departure is to pursue her teaching credential at Cal Lutheran University. "There isn't enough hours in a day to cram everything in," she said. However, she will remain at the school, teaching human anatomy and biology.
NEWS
May 26, 2007
In the wake of the firings of a group of U.S. attorneys, Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales is under fire from a host of U.S. Representatives who are calling for his resignation. Behind the mounting effort to oust Gonzales is Rep. Adam Schiff, whose district includes Glendale and Burbank. Schiff and Rep. Artur Davis co-authored and introduced a resolution on Monday expressing no confidence in Gonzales and urging the president to request his resignation. By Thursday, 117 co-sponsors, all Democrats, had signed on to the bill, according to Schiff's office.
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SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 28, 2014
Citing a desire to spend more time with his two young children, Hector Valencia stepped down as head football coach at Burbank High Friday afternoon. Valencia, 39, who guided the Bulldogs program for five years, said he met with his team Friday to tell them about his decision. “It was something that I had been thinking about for about a year or so,” said Valencia, who has children who are 5 and 7. “And it all has to do with family. As a head football coach you work just so many hours, it just doesn't leave enough time for the family and the kids.
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July 11, 2012
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SPORTS
BY JEFF TULLY | May 24, 2012
When Jaclyn Johnson was asked to take over the girls' basketball coaching duties at Bellarmine-Jefferson High prior to the 2010-11 season, the former Guards standout player had to live up to high expectations. In the previous eight years, former coach Bryan Camacho built the program into one of the most successful in the state. He accumulated a 183-50 record and had a .785 winning percentage. In addition, Bell-Jeff won three straight Santa Cruz League titles, a CIF Southern Section title in 2009 and captured a state championship the same year.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam mark.kellam@latimes.com | July 22, 2011
A Burbank police commissioner who came under scrutiny after suggesting in November that a public speaker be “slapped around a bit” resigned his post Wednesday. Police Commissioner Jim Etter, who made the comment during the public address portion of a joint meeting with the City Council, said he resigned because of the demands for his upcoming post on the Los Angeles County Fish and Game Commission. Etter will begin his term on that commission on Aug. 2, according to Tony Bell, spokesman for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | December 9, 2009
WEST BURBANK — The Burbank Unified School District confirmed Supt. Kevin Jolly’s resignation Monday, announcing that the top administrator would finish out a year on the job before stepping down June 30. In a statement released late Monday night, school board President Dave Kemp said Jolly “brought passion, energy and progressive ideas in his time with the district.” But, that as Burbank Unified faced major challenges in the months ahead, “the district’s focus must be forward-looking and on ensuring that a leadership team and structure is in place that is able to guide the district through this critical transitional period.
NEWS
November 7, 2009
For months now, we’ve watched the Burbank Police Department continue to unravel. Each week, it seems, brings yet another soap-opera twist. The Police Commission and Civil Service Board are exerting greater pressure at City Hall, and one City Council member has called for the police chief to be placed on leave. There are three independent investigations — two called in by the city itself — into myriad internal complaints and allegations of misconduct, and an officer has killed himself in public.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | April 18, 2009
BURROUGHS HIGH — There has been a string of longtime coaches who have departed their respective local high school programs the last two months. Burroughs High boys’ soccer Coach Mike Kodama stepped down at the conclusion of the season a month and a half ago after leading the Indians program for 22 years. Just two weeks ago, Bellarmine-Jefferson boys’ Coach Eli Essa parted ways with the school after 14 years on the job. Art Sullivan is the latest coach who has stepped down, as he resigned from the Burroughs boys’ basketball program April 9, said Jay Gudzin, the school’s vice principal of activities and athletics.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | September 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Metrolink spokeswoman Denise Tyrrell resigned hours after she was criticized Sunday for making statements blaming La Crescenta resident Robert Sanchez in Friday’s train collision that killed 26 people, including a Glendale school counselor, and injured 138. Tyrrell resigned after Southern California Regional Rail Authority board members said her statement Saturday was “premature” in blaming Sanchez, a...
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